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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:

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 a former Director of Academic Operations and Diversity, Director of Instruction, and Design Instructor in for-profit education and universities. I’m the Tech Ladies City Organizer for Austin. I share my thoughts on the web in the documentary, What Comes Next Is The Future.

I’ve written for The Pastry Box Project (2015) as well as a monthly column for net magazine print and online. I make playlists and travel a lot. I cook and dine out and photograph it all. I grew up on the Dutch island of Curaçao, and lived in India, Florida, Greece, and South Carolina.

Sam
Photo by Wesley Werhoeve, for One of Many