Cassidy Williams

Big Dream star; Software Engineer and Developer Evangelist, Venmo

Cassidy Williams is a software engineer and developer evangelist at Venmo, having recently graduated from Iowa State University, where she studied Computer Science! She loves public speaking and has done so at meetups, hackathons, and events like the Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing, the National Center for Women & IT Summit, the U.S. Department of Labor's Diversity in Tech event, TEDxDesMoines, the United Nations, and the U.S. Science and Engineering Festival.  When she's not at a hackathon or working, she passes the time by playing music and hanging out with her (also techy) sister, Camryn.  She wants to inspire generations of STEM students to be the best they can be, and her favorite quote is from Helen Keller: "One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar."