Getting to Know Steven Slack

Steven Slack is a freelance developer at S2 Web. He collaborates with companies, agencies and individuals to build custom WordPress themes and plugins. In 2014 he helped with Asheville NC’s first ever WordCamp and is playing a part in the 2015 Asheville WordCamp as well.

As of October 2014 he has been working in the Craftpeak office in downtown Asheville, a space which has allowed for the collaboration with a solid group of designers and developers. He also does development work with Big Bridge, a design agency based in Asheville as well.

Steven is fluent in Portuguese as well as any front-end language, can be seen biking or running through Pisgah National Forest, and enjoys the lovely company of his wife.

WCATL 2015 Session – Key in on your Value

You know your value … can you communicate it?

We developers love what we do. Every single project results in an improvement in our skills and knowledge. We know our capabilities and have the ability to serve up some clean efficient code for our clients. But if you are a freelance developer like me you need to be able to articulate the value of your skills.

To you and I, coding standards and doing things properly in WordPress matter. How do you explain that value to a potential client and communicate to them how your services will benefit their business? Can you express your expertise without sounding like a space robot?

This presentation will share stories and talk about selling value as a developer.