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Meet the Team: Sam C. and Stephanie

We thought it would be nice to introduce ourselves. So every week, a couple members of the Kickstarter team will be saying hello, and picking out a few projects — past or present, successful or not — that they're especially fond of. (They will also be posing for GIFs. The GIFs are mandatory.)

This week, meet Sam C. and Stephanie:

Sam Cole (@samuelcole)

Job: "I'm an engineer at Kickstarter, which is just a way of saying that I help make the tools people use to create and discover projects."

  • Publishing Genius 2.0 — "This is a great tiny press that publishes great books (like Fun Camp). Hopefully all books will be made this way one day. <3 these guys."
  • Treachery in Beatdown City — "A socially conscious turn-based brawler? Awesome. This project almost didn't make it, and it really stressed me out."
  • Grandroids — "OMG, my whole life revolved around the Creatures games while I was growing up. I was so psyched to see that the creator was working on another game and he was using Kickstarter to fund it!"

Stephanie Pereira (@happeness)

Job: "I'm part of Kickstarter's Partnerships team. For the past 2+ years I've looked after art and artists, and I'm now very excited to be focusing on international and civic partnerships."

  • Danube Revisited: The Inge Morath Truck Project — "I love these nine ladies and their incredible project to travel and make and share art along the Danube river this summer so much. I am actually hoping to run away with them."
  • Radio Diaries: New Season — "Part of PRX's crazy beautiful Radiotopia family. SO excited for this project."
  • The Kuramoto Model (1000 Fireflies) — "Fun little public art meets technology meets flash mob on wheels project from a Nuit Blanche style festival in Minneapolis called Northern Lights. More like this please."

Comments

    1. Creator Steve Grand on May 30, 2014

      Aw, thanks for the Grandroids plug, Sam! My project is overrunning a bit (only by about 500%, just like Creatures did!) but it's still very much ongoing. Starting to come together nicely. Remind me to send you a copy!

    2. Creator Samuel Cole on May 30, 2014

      Don't worry about it, Steve, I'm already backer!

    3. Creator Steve Grand on May 30, 2014

      Oh yeah! I knew that. Silly me. It's been one of those days. :-)