Learn new things and improve your skills from 16 content-packed sessions on a broad range of topics, presented over a span of two weeks.
Share tips, compare notes, and build relationships with fellow Synergy developers and Synergex employees.
Gain powerful insights and cutting-edge tools that will help you increase your momentum and keep your applications competitive.
We’re changing things up this year. Here’s why…
When we had to reschedule the 2020 DevPartner Conference due to COVID-19, we hoped we'd be able to get together in 2021 for a week of innovation, engagement, and inspiration. And we still can—but, in the interest of safety, we're doing it virtually and bringing the conference directly to you, wherever you currently spend your workdays.
The 2021 Synergy DevPartner Conference (May 10–20) will still include everything you love about the conference, with our traditional educational and networking (and fun!) opportunities, just offered in a non-traditional way. Conveniently spread out over two weeks and without the hassle and expense of travel, this year's conference is accessible to more Synergy developers than ever before.
What to expect
16 informative sessions in 2 weeks. A lineup of Synergy experts. Strategies for advancing your application.
An internationally known author and speaker, API strategy advisor Mike Amundsen travels the world discussing network architecture, web development, and the intersection of technology and society. He works with companies large and small to help them capitalize on the opportunities provided by APIs, microservices, and digital transformation. Amundsen has been an API advisor and architect for MuleSoft and CA Technologies, along with other leading tech companies.
Billy has been developing software for over 30 years, and has acquired a worldwide reputation in software development and architecture. As a developer and consultant, he has developed systems for healthcare, energy, telecommunications, and human resources. As an author, he has written or co-written 10 technology books and dozens of magazine articles. As a conference speaker, he has spoken to thousands of software developers at the largest industry events in the Microsoft space, including TechEd, DevConnections, and VSLive.
William is President and CEO of Synergex International Corporation. He has global management consulting experience helping clients in a wide range of industries reduce their software investment and increase profitability.
Bill has helped businesses grow and succeed in varied market conditions, and he provides strategy and direction in all functional areas of Synergex.
Steve Ives | Senior Professional Services Consultant and Product Manager
Steve has worked as a technical consultant and trainer for Synergex since 1997, developing e-commerce applications and helping companies maximize their
vertical market software applications. Steve has experience with networking, building, and managing internet connections and with security firewall solutions.
He is proficient in several programming languages and has been involved in the development of internet and intranet e-business software applications.
Prior to coming to Synergex, during his 15-year tenure at CCAT (now Phoenix), Steve became an expert in the installation, upgrade, and support of operating
systems, layered products, networks, and application software.
Since joining Synergex in 2007, Marty has worn a variety of hats as a Software Engineer or Manager for the Workbench and Synergy DBL Integration
for Visual Studio products. He was instrumental in the delivery of traditional Synergy support for the SDI product and was more recently the
architect for the new unit testing support for traditional Synergy. He now serves the company as Software Development Manager and works across
teams to improve processes and innovate.
Jeff joined Synergex in 2006 and he brought his passion for open-source and standards-based technologies with him. His first contribution to our
product suite was Synergy DBL Integration for Visual Studio, for which he architected and implemented items involving IntelliSense, debugging, and
migration tools. He championed the importance of running Synergy on .NET Core and was the lead developer of that project. Jeff has been instrumental
in Synergex’s embrace of service-oriented architecture (SOA) and standards-based technologies.
Don has more than 20 years of management experience in delivering technology solutions to businesses of all sizes. He joined Synergex in 2007
as a Senior Consultant in the Professional Services Group. After successfully managing numerous large client engagements, he was promoted in 2009
to lead the PSG team as Director of Professional Services. Prior to joining Synergex, Don was Vice President and CTO of Distribution Management Systems,
where he managed software development, followed by Vice President of East Coast Operations for AFS Technologies, where he managed the technical operations
of a vertical market software division. Don holds a BA in economics with a computer science concentration from Boston College, where he was a Scholar of
the College, and an MBA with a minor in logistics from the University of New Haven, where he was named a graduate fellow.
Phillip Bratt joined the Synergy/DE Developer Support team in 2014 after graduating with a degree in computer science. He has extensive knowledge of the Synergy/DE product suite, with specialties in .NET technologies and Synergy Integration for Visual Studio support. He also trains new Synergy developers through the Synergy/DE Language Essentials program.
Nick joined Synergex in 2018 as a Jr. Software Engineer in Test for Synergy/DE and Synergy DBL Integration for Visual Studio. He’s made vital contributions to redesigning automated tests and has become a developer for SDI. He’s currently developing and implementing the traditional Synergy unit test project and is involved with adopting continuous integration and deployment throughout the product set.
Rachel joined Synergex in 2018 as an Account Manager after relocating to Sacramento from Boston. She started her sales career in the EdTech
space at Pearson Education and most recently sold multiple SaaS products at LogMeIn. Since joining, Rachel has taken on a leadership position
as Sales Manager, working closely with the sales team and customers to promote Synergex products and services. Rachel holds a BA from Wellesley College.
Dan started his career 30 years ago as a graduate developer at one of the largest Synergy/DE software houses in Europe and quickly
specialized in some of the more technical aspects of Synergy development. Dan has always worked very closely with Synergex, being a
member of the Synergy Technical Advisory Council (STAC) since its inception. Dan also has extensive expertise in OpenVMS systems. Since
joining Synergex as a PSG Consultant, Dan has worked as a business analyst and senior developer on large ERP projects. Other engagements
include helping several customers implement Synergy replication and working with business intelligence tools to analyze and visualize
the replicated data.
For over 20 years, Roger has assisted the company's Synergy/DE Software Development Team with planning, design, and implementation. From 2000 through 2002, he also served as Professional Services Manager, directing the company's consulting and education services. At the end of 2002, Roger was promoted to Synergy/DE Architect, and he started driving Synergex's Microsoft .NET initiative. In 2005, Roger became Synergex's Chief Technical Officer and now participates in defining and managing corporate direction and technology. Prior to coming to Synergex, Roger was Vice President of Consulting and Services at CCAT (now Phoenix), a large Synergex ISV based in the United Kingdom. Roger's formal education is concentrated in data processing.
Kish started developing with Synergy products in the early '90s as a member of what was then the largest Synergex VAR. Over his career, he has worked in various industries including manufacturing, distribution, and software development and is well versed in multiple ERP systems. He is fluent in traditional Synergy, Synergy .NET, and C# languages; SDBMS, RMS, and SQL databases; and OpenVMS and Windows OSs. As a PSG Consultant since 2012, he has consulted with over 30 Synergex customers on a variety of projects lasting anywhere from a few days to over two years in duration. Along with other PSG project managers and developers, he has completed multiple OS migration projects, multiple traditional Synergy to Visual Studio/Git projects, and dozens of projects enhancing customer applications.
Yousuf is an experienced full stack software engineer who joined Synergex to bolster the range of services in modern technologies that PSG now offers. He has worked with Fortune 100 companies, with startups, and as a consultant on and outside of the east and west coasts.