AMPIONEER INTERVIEW WITH SMITHA ALAMPUR

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NOVEMBER 1, 2014

SMITHA ALAMPUR LIVES AND WORKS IN NEW YORK CITY, A UX AND MOBILE DESIGNER FOR A CONSUMER ADVOCACY GROUP. SHE HAS WORKED IN PRINT AND WEB DESIGN FOR OVER 7 YEARS AND HAS ALSO WORKED AS A RESEARCHER, FACT FINDER, PHOTO EDITOR, AND SOCIAL MEDIA CONSULTANT FOR NON-PROFITS AND PUBLICATIONS BOTH, IN THE USA AND INTERNATIONALLY.

1. How did you hear about the bus? What made you want to get on board? 

I heard about Ampion on Twitter. It was getting a lot of press after the event last year and so I kept in touch and went for it this year. ​

2. What are you hoping to get out of this trip? What are your expectations?

It looks like a great learning experience. I work in the agile methodology now and am looking forward to really pushing the idea of collaboration to another level.

3. What are three things that motivate you?

​I find it inspiring to work with people of different skills. I respect the way business people and coders think. I have always worked for causes I believe in, be it, consumer advocacy, science education, or youth development and I love to travel. Check, check, and check.

4. What’s the most exciting/proudest/interesting thing you’ve done to date? 

I spent 6 months volunteering with a non-profit organization in Cape Town. They worked with youth in the communities of Cape Town and brought them together through the afro-brazilian martial art of capoeira, (something I also practice). I helped them out with their website, their online presence, and development. When I wasn’t in the office, I was helping teach classes. What began as a 2 month commitment, quickly expanded to 6. The kids were great, it was loads of fun, and I still keep in touch with them three years later.

5. What next? (Do you have any future ventures/ideas/projects you’re working on?)

​I’m currently working with a couple startups with help on their UI. I’m looking to simply offer my help to the great visions that are likely to come from Ampion.

SMITHA IS PARTICIPATING IN THE AMPION VENTURE BUS IN EAST AFRICA. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SMITHA’S WORK, VISIT HER WEBSITE.

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