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Feb 7, 2018

Creating an Internal Diversity Council

This is the first part in a series about the experience of starting and running a diversity council. In the first post, I share what inspired us and how we... 

Feb 5, 2018

Global Diversity CFP Day — Austin edition

Over the weekend, my sister, Dee (a Product Manager at VISA) and I mentored a workshop at the Austin event for Global Diversity CFP Day, a worldwide, day-long event... 

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.

Photo by Wesley Werhoeve, for One of Many