Mike Astle is a career software developer and software development manager with over two decades of varied industry experience. His areas of technical expertise include search, free and open source software (FOSS), system scalability, and internationalization. Mike’s more people-oriented skills include deep experience maintaining client relationships and building efficient software product development teams.
Somo is a top international agency building solutions for the connected world. In his role there as CTO, Mike thinks a lot about software development strategies and platform choices that make sense for agency business models.
A native Charlestonian, Mike went out west to Caltech for college and then spent about a decade living and working in Europe. He returned to The Lowcountry a few years ago and is happy to be home. He lives with his wife and 2 daughters.
Although he is living the agency life, Mike is a start-up guy at heart and is always looking for opportunities help new companies and the infrastructure that supports them. He is also interested in bringing new talent to the programming world and seeks opportunities to teach and mentor.
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About the Event
SyntaxCon (derived from Syntax Conference) is Coastal South Carolina’s premier programmer’s code conference. The event is a full stack code conference focused on fostering ongoing education and opportunities among the developer community.
This year’s schedule provides content across 3 main tracks, each with a specific focus:
- Front-End Development
- Back-End Development
- Platforms (content management systems, cloud-hosted services, mobile applications and infrastructure.
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.