Kicking off with some shenanigans, this DNN Hangout enlightens viewers to one of Cassidi’s pastimes: the acoustic guitar. Quickly viewers learn about the early years in Cassidi’s career and the emergence of 10 Pound Gorilla. Listen to find out what’s behind the name.
When asked about what sets 10 Pound Gorilla apart, Cassidi discusses 10 Pound’s commitment to understanding their client’s business from the inside and out. 10 Pound Gorilla uses this information to build effective web solutions including copy, user experience and custom applications.
Will Strohl, the Hangout MC, reflects on his admiration for Cassidi’s commitment to a family attitude as an overall leader and asks her to discuss what drives this caring management style.
Will then dives into the elephant in the room: What is it like being a woman in a male dominated industry? Cassidi revels it’s not a conscious thought for her. She doesn’t feel different or challenged but rather enjoys doing what she is passionate about and focuses on doing it well. She encourages women to follow their passions and worry more about executing tasks to their fullest capabilities rather than about how many men are in the room.
Not until 2018 was a female recognized as a DNN MVP. Cassidi is honored to be one of the two women honored as a DNN Most Valuable Person in 2018 and reflects on what actions led her to earn this prestigious international recognition as one of 39 DNN MVP’s worldwide.
Lastly, Cassidi announces the key details for DNN Summit 2020 and mentions DNN Summit is trading out the mountains of Colorado for the palm trees of Florida. DNN Summit will be held in Orlando, Florida February 24-26, 2020. The DNN user-centric conference will be located at the Caribe Royale, a resort style venue that features a full-service spa, cabana rentals, onsite restaurants and pools just to name a few.
Cassidi also mentions the possibility of a DNN on the Water cruise. Make sure to keep an eye on the DNN Summit website for more information.
We have just scratched the surface into Cassidi’s jungle. Watch the hangout. You will enjoy it.