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Speaker Spotlight – Zach Schnackel

Charleston-based Zach Schnackel, brings a wealth of talent and varied industry experience to the programming table. He holds a degree in Computer Science from Wake Technical in the Raleigh-Durham area, and is articulate in an array of programming languages which include WordPress, JavaScript and Sass.

Zach indicates that starting his career at an agency has trained him to meet deadlines and constantly innovate for unique user experiences across diverse projects. Moving into product development has instilled discipline and critical thinking, which is especially useful when managing platforms that scale to millions of users per month. Zach currently spends his days at Digital Ocean, where he works as a UI Engineer.  At his job, he enjoys being a part of the process of building on the backend, influencing how it is experienced on the frontend, and the project management that brings it all together.

At heart, Zach is a tinkerer; he has developed and advocated new technologies that have shaped the foundations of the platforms he works with. A compilation of his open-source contributions, web-musings, and development experiments can be perused on his blog.

Zach is married to the woman of his dreams, has two energetic dogs, and admits to being a fitness fanatic.

Other Information

This Spring, Zach will respond to –  What the GSAP?! during his session for Syntax Code & Craft Convention.

SyntaxCon brings together over thirty-five talented developers from around the country who will share road-tested insights.

This year’s schedule provides content across 4 main tracks, each with a specific focus:

  • Front-End Development
  • Back-End Development
  • Mobile Development
  • Platforms (cloud-hosted services, gaming, content management systems, etc.)

Attendees can customize their personal agenda by choosing sessions with an aim to improve their craft, fulfill goals, and learn cutting edge trends and best practices in a relatively short time.

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