Syntax Code & Craft Conference (SyntaxCon), coastal South Carolina’s only programmer’s code gathering, returns to the College of Charleston’s North Campus May 18–19. With 32 sessions and 31 presenters, SyntaxCon provides ongoing professional education for the developer community. Sessions are organized in three main tracks: Front-End Development; Back-End Development; and Platforms (game development, content management systems, cloud-hosted services and infrastructure, mobile development, and more.)

SyntaxCon brings established and new developers together to discuss ideas, collaborate, and socialize.  Additionally, the event provides a forum where potential employers and employees meet and interact in an informal, yet informative setting.

Due to increased demand in the tech sector, South Carolina faces a severe shortage in talent — the demand for qualified workers far outpaces the supply of applicants.  Karl Phillips, conference organizer from Harbormark said, “Syntax aspires to build the state’s talent pipeline by providing a source for continual developer education. With it’s networking aspect, the conference also makes it easier for tech companies to find qualified programmers and software engineers.”

SyntaxCon presenters are local, regional and national leaders. This year three presenters are from Microsoft, with one each from Amazon, PayPal, and GitHub. Speakers are corporate developers,  owner/operator developers and tech evangelists.

Tickets are $250 for the two-day event. Included in the ticket price are developer-related presentations; myriad opportunities for networking; lunches and refreshments for the duration.  For speaker lineup, general information and to register – visit []


Harbormark [] creates and curates inspiring experiences for creatives, makers and developers including speaker series, meetups, workshops, and conferences. We provide a consistent source for ongoing education and improvement, inspiration and community for creative and tech industry professionals, and have been doing so since 2011. For more information, contact Karl H. Phillips at 843-501-0901