May 17, 2018

Edge Computing, Cryptocurrency, Bots, VR, Security, Topics at Syntax Conference

Karl Hudson Phillips

Four keynotes from nationally-recognized leaders in software engineering bracket two days, 34 professional development sessions during June 6-8 conference

Software engineers and developers from across the US are attending the third annual Syntax Conference June 6-8 to learn from leaders in their field and to increase their skills, knowledge and abilities.

Presenters at this year's conference are from IBM and Amazon Web Services, while others come from companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, Walmart, Couchbase, Buffer, MailChimp and SentryOne. Speakers are corporate developers, owner/operator developers and tech evangelists.

Conference keynotes are from nationally recognized professionals. Scott Hanselman Principal Program Manager at Microsoft keynotes and speaks about "JavaScript & the Rise of the New Virtual Machine." Preethi Kasireddy CEO at TruStory addresses "Understanding the Basics of Blockchain and Ethereum." Andrew Mitry Senior Distinguished Engineer at Walmart speaks on "Edge Computing: What it is; Why it's Important; and How it can be Leveraged." Mary Beth Westmoreland Chief Technology Officer at Blackbaud will discuss "The Power of Community."

With 34 sessions over two days, SyntaxCon brings the exploration of enterprise-level technology to South Carolina and provides ongoing professional education for the developer community.

Sessions are organized in three tracks: Front-End Development; Back-End Development; and Platforms. Examples of Platforms are chatbots, IoT (Internet of Things), cloud-hosted services and infrastructure, mobile development, and many other topics.

SyntaxCon is designed for both established and junior developers who come from across the continent to learn, discuss, examine new trends, and socialize.

Karl Hudson Phillips, conference organizer from Harbormark said, "Our presenters are addressing all aspects of what's next in the world of development. Smaller companies in the southeast can't afford to send their employees to larger conferences where they learn in face-to-face sessions with nationally recognized tech leaders. I'm proud that Syntax brings top-notch content and speakers to the region."

Tickets for the hands-on Pre-Conference workshops on June 6 (College of Charleston North Campus) are $200; and for the two-day conference June 7 – 8 (North Charleston Marriott) $350.

For speaker lineup, general information and to register –- visit