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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... 

Jan 11, 2018

The new Austin Central Library

My friends and I spend a lot of time at the new Austin Central Library, one of the gorgeous, new buildings in town. Every time, I take photo after photo... 

Jan 2, 2018

Converting Gem-based themes on Jekyll

Today, Greg was sharing an issue he was having with Jekyll installs and builds. I thought was something tied to Bundler or Jekyll 3.0 issues I’ve had in the past,... 

Dec 19, 2017

Zaha Hadid's buildings

Thinking about this Zaha Hadid building near the New York Highline in West Chelsea. Saw in while on a 10+ yrs reunion trip in friends from college. It’s a residence,... 

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, education involving emerging tech, and design research and process.

I’m a former Director of Academic Operations and Diversity, Director of Instruction, and Design Instructor at 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 wrote for The Pastry Box Project (2015), a monthly column for net magazine print and online for over two years, and for other publications, as well as served on design competition juries.

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