Cassidy Williams

  • @cassidoo
  • Making memes and dreams... and software
  • She/Her
  • Chicago, IL

Hello, nerds

I code on occasion, believe it or not. My latest deal is I'm making as many useful things with React and Next.js as humanly possible. I also have some non-coding things that I do, which is mostly here on Polywork!

I love jokes and musicals. Also candy. If you would like to discuss these things, you can join my Patreon or follow me on Twitter. You can also ask me anything (within reason).
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  • Contenda
  • May 2021 - Present

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer

  • Cosynd, Inc
  • Feb 2016 - Present


  • Netlify
  • Dec 2021 - Present

Head of Developer Experience and Education

  • Remote
  • Jan 2022 - Present


  • Polywork
  • Oct 2020 - Dec 2021

Director of Developer Experience

  • Netlify
  • Jun 2021 - Dec 2021

Principal Developer Experience Engineer

  • Netlify
  • Apr 2020 - Jun 2021

Instructor and Senior Engineer

  • React Training
  • Sep 2019 - Mar 2020

Director of Outreach

  • cKeys
  • Jul 2018 - Feb 2020

Senior Software Engineer

  • CodePen
  • Aug 2018 - Sep 2019

Head of Developer Voice Programs

  • Amazon
  • Feb 2018 - Aug 2018

Senior Software Engineer, Dev Manager

  • L4 Digital
  • Nov 2016 - Jan 2018

Software Engineer & Developer Evangelist

  • Clarifai
  • Aug 2015 - Nov 2016

Director of Outreach

  • Hacker Fund
  • Feb 2015 - Jan 2016

Software Engineer & Developer Evangelist

  • Venmo
  • Jul 2014 - Aug 2015

Web Developer

  • Iowa State University Graduate College of Human Development and Family Studies
  • Feb 2014 - May 2014

Student Representative

  • Adobe
  • Jan 2014 - May 2014

Social Media Engagement Coordinator

  • Iowa State University Graduate College of Human Development and Family Studies
  • Mar 2011 - May 2014

Software Engineering Intern

  • Intuit
  • May 2013 - Aug 2013

Learning Community Peer Mentor

  • Iowa State University Graduate College of Human Development and Family Studies
  • Aug 2012 - May 2013


  • Microsoft
  • May 2012 - Aug 2012

Program Manager

  • National Center for Women & Information Technology
  • Jan 2012 - May 2012


  • General Mills
  • May 2011 - Aug 2011

Cassidy's Collections

Blog Posts

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4 Highlights

What Cassidy's working on

What Cassidy's working on


Jan 01, 2022
Jan 01, 2022
Started a new role at Remote
Excited to join Remote as Head of Developer Experience and Education! 🎉
Head of Developer Experience and Education, Remote


Dec 30, 2021
Dec 30, 2021
Published a blog post

Add Less

I was asked, "what is one thing people can do to make their websites better?" Here's my response!
Dec 17, 2021
Dec 17, 2021
Delivered a livestream
Built a demo

Holiday Snowtacular for #TeamSeas

I joined in on the Frontend Horse livestream to support!

I built this demo on how to build a fake version of useState in React from scratch.

The stream raised over $10,000 for TeamSeas!

Dec 17, 2021
Dec 17, 2021
Participated in an AMA

Elpha AMA office hours

I did an ask me anything (AMA) with Elpha to answer questions about startups, mentorship, community, tech, and more.
Dec 17, 2021
Dec 17, 2021
Reposted by Cassidy Williams

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Developer Experience Engineer, Prismic
Delivered a livestream
Organized a Fundraiser
Organized an event
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Organized and hosted a fundraiser stream with twelve fantastic guests!

Each guest showed us something wonderful around the world of web development, and we raised $10,000 in the process!

The guests

Dave Rupert, Kevin Powell, George Francis, Monica Powell, Michael Chan, Josh Comeau, Kent C. Dodds, Chris Coyier, Varun Vachhar, Cassidy Williams, Scott Hanselman, and Amelia Wattenberger.


$5,000 worth of donations were matched by five wonderful companies, to help us reach our $10,000 goal.

Prismic, Netlify, Cloudinary, StepZen, and Orbit all stepped up and helped our donors double their giving! Huge thanks to those companies!

What I did

I organized the event, booked the guests, the sponsors, and lots of other tasks leading up to the day, including managing the project as a whole. 

During the event, I acted as host, but also handled the AV aspects of the stream, bringing on and taking off guests, and interacting with the chat.

Help from my friends

I had a ton of help from the Frontend Horse community, and I couldn't have done it without them. 

Leif Niemczik put together all the gorgeous animations and graphics that allowed us to put on a top-quality show. He worked for many days, making sure the animations were whimsical and gorgeous, all as a volunteer for the cause.

Ben Myers and Ryan Trimble helped with coding things like the progress bar, the donation list, and many other elements that went into the stream overlay. 

There were many other folks who helped me reach out to sponsors and guests or just gave advice. It was truly a 

A wonderful success!

It was a huge undertaking and so worth it, as we raised enough to remove over five tons of trash from the ocean!

You can watch here:

Dec 09, 2021
Dec 09, 2021
Spoke on a podcast
Featured in an article

Finding the perfect job with cassidoo

I joined the Wannabe Entrepreneur podcast to talk about job opportunities, side projects, and everything in between.

Here's the podcast episode!

Here's a high-level summary of the podcast in an article!
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