Cassidy Williams

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  • @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 thin...  
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Positions

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer

  • Cosynd, Inc
  • Feb 2016 - Present

Advisor

  • Contenda
  • May 2021 - Present

Director of Developer Experience

  • Netlify
  • Jun 2021 - Present

Advisor

  • Polywork
  • Oct 2020 - Present

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

Social Media Engagement Coordinator

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

Student Representative

  • Adobe
  • Jan 2014 - 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

Intern

  • Microsoft
  • May 2012 - Aug 2012

Program Manager

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

Intern

  • General Mills
  • May 2011 - Aug 2011
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Cassidy's Collections

Blog Posts

1 Highlight

Memes

3 Highlights

What Cassidy's working on

What Cassidy's working on

2021

Nov 17, 2021
Nov 17, 2021
Featured in an article

Lift as you climb: Creating Content, Building Relationships, and How Much You Get by Giving Back


I'm honored to be included in the GitHub ReadME Project's latest feature!

https://github.com/readme/stories/cassidy-williams
Oct 27, 2021
Oct 27, 2021
Published a blog post

Using Next.js 12 on Netlify


Wrote up this post for folks new to the latest update of Next.js, version 12!

https://dev.to/netlify/use-nextjs-12-on-netlify-20m1
Director of Developer Experience, Netlify
Sep 28, 2021
Sep 28, 2021
Shipped a product
Pranked people
Filmed a video
Designed keycaps
Built a keyboard
Featured in an article
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No joke—you can buy our copy/paste keyboard right now


Together with Stack Overflow, we finally launched The Key: a fully programmable macropad designed to copy and paste to your heart's content! It's been a loooong time since we first pranked folks with this back on April Fools' Day, and I'm so excited to see it out now and getting into the hands of memers developers everywhere!

This project was featured in a few places including:
 
Sep 14, 2021
Sep 14, 2021
Published a blog post

Get your first software developer job


I wrote this guide for the GitHub README Project for getting a job in tech!

https://github.com/readme/guides/first-job-in-tech
Sep 13, 2021
Sep 13, 2021
Built a demo
Published a blog post

Build a your own online shop with Next.js and Shopify



I built (another) demo with Shopify's newly expanded Storefront API, and Next.js! I also wrote up a blog post on the subject too.

Demo code and deploy link here!

My whole team also put together demos and tutorials as well, shared in the blog post.
Director of Developer Experience, Netlify
Aug 18, 2021
Aug 18, 2021
Published a blog post

Introduction to the Jamstack: What, Why, and How


I wrote up this blog post to get folks up and running with Jamstack and all its lingo!

https://www.allhandsontech.com/programming/jamstack/introduction-to-the-jamstack/
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