“There’s no greater pleasure in life than doing something people say you can’t do.”
That’s the mantra of Cassidy Williams, one of the stars of “Big Dream,” a documentary about young women breaking barriers to pursue their passions in science and technology. The film is showing tomorrow in Washington, D.C., as part of Computer Science Education Week, which takes place Dec. 8-14.
“I think a lot of people still have that stereotype in their minds that people who work in computer science work in a basement all day and all they see is 1s and 0s. That’s not what it’s about,” says Williams, 22, a software engineer and developer evangelist for secure payments app Venmo. “You work on apps, websites; you build for the next generation of consumers. There are so many exciting opportunities.”