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FEATURED POST : Aug 6, 2017

Creative Mornings / Austin Equality talk

On August 21st, I spoke at Creative Mornings in Austin, for their global theme, “equality”. This was something I’ve only dreamed of since Creative Mornings began—as I was reminded by one of the organizers—so getting to speak in my home city in front of people I love and people I admire, was a honor. Creative Mornings uploaded the edited video of my talk, some awesome attendees made sketches, and I felt really lucky to be able to speak about a topic I care about deeply. The audience asked great question and I got to share a lot of what... 

Nov 14, 2017

Quick performance boost on the site

I’m sitting at home, with a sore throat and an almost-gone fever. I loathe feeling unproductive. And, with Firefox’s new blazing fast, Quantum, I can’t help but feel level more... 

Oct 9, 2017

Dan Rather Lecture at UT

Last week, I attended the Liz Carpenter lecture at University of Texas, Austin, with Dan Rather. It was a delightful, informative, and humbling evening. Check it out below:

Aug 27, 2017

Where to Donate for Harvey Relief

I’m seeing a lot of great tweets about where to donate, so I thought I’d share a list here of what I’ve come across or donated to thus far. Last... 

Hi! I’m Sam Kapila. I’m a designer and educator living in Austin, TX. I write and speak about Responsive Web Design, Diversity and Inclusion in Tech, and design research and process.

I’m currently the Director of Academic Operations and Diversity at The Iron Yard. I’m the Tech Ladies City Organizer for Austin. I’m a former contributor to a monthly column for net magazine print and online, and share my thoughts on the web in the documentary, What Comes Next Is The Future.

I make playlists and travel a lot. I cook and dine out and photograph all. I grew up on the Dutch island of Curaçao, and lived in India, Florida, Greece, and South Carolina.

Photo by Wesley Werhoeve, for One of Many