Cassidy Williams

United States United States

I'm CTO at Contenda, meme maker on the internet, and friend of devs. I love teaching people new ways of coding things, and helping people do better in their jobs and communities!

Community Contributions

Removing Biases and Designing For Your User with Alexis Morin, Design System Lead

This episode features an interview with Alexis Morin, a Design System Lead. Alexis has over 15 years of experience collaborating with teams and organizations to create and ship digital experiences, working with brands like Google, Meta, and Audi. In this episode, Cassidy and Zach sit down with Alexis to discuss what a design system is, removing biases in your work, and over-optimizing Duolingo experience points.
Video/Podcast / 02-01-2023

The Inventor’s Journey: Traditional vs. Hero with Jeri Ellsworth, CEO & Co-founder of Tilt Five

This episode features an interview with Jeri Ellsworth, CEO and Co-founder of Tilt Five, a modern-day tabletop gaming kit powered by augmented reality technology. Jeri is a lifelong gamer, inventor, creator, and one of the world’s leading AR experts. Her love of invention began with building race cars before transitioning to hardware design. In this episode, Cassidy, Zach, and Jeri discuss AR tabletop games, choosing your career path, and appreciating the history of technology.
Video/Podcast / 01-25-2023

Deboarding The Bullet Train to Burn Out with Anjana Vakil, Freelance DevRel Consultant

This episode features an interview with Anjana Vakil, Software Engineer, Educator, and Freelance DevRel Consultant. Anjana’s passion for computational linguistics and software development led her to engineering and developer advocate roles at companies such as Mapbox, Observable, and Hasura. She also travels the world to speak about the joy of programming and advocate for a more equitable and ethical tech industry. In this episode, Cassidy and Zach sit down with Anjana to discuss burnout, developing a healthy relationship with work, and the novelty of flip phones.
Video/Podcast / 01-18-2023

How To Not Be a Tech Hoarder with Charlyn Gonda, Senior Software Engineer at Pave

This episode features an interview with Charlyn Gonda, Senior Software Engineer at Pave. Charlyn’s impressive career journey saw her take on roles at Google and Uber as both a developer advocate and engineer. She believes that technology is made better when people collaborate in open platforms and diverse communities. In this episode, Cassidy, Zach, and Charlyn discuss hoarding technology, being kind, and creating WiFi message cubes.
Video/Podcast / 01-11-2023