Sam is an engineer focused on improving the speed and reliability of our maps. He works with the Mapnik team to generate vector tiles and maintains the upload pipeline behind Mapbox Studio. He is passionate about making open source tools as welcoming as possible through clear docs and zero assumptions.
Before joining Mapbox, Sam helped improve health service delivery at Code for America. He is the co-founder of Maptime Seattle and helps organize CUGOS in Seattle, WA. Prior moving to Seattle, his home was the Cartography Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he has degrees in Environmental Geography and Conservation Biology.