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Progress Proudly Supports Bulgarian Tech Community

We're proud to support innovation and the tech community in Bulgaria. Read on to learn about recent and upcoming events in the tech scene there.

The tech community is part of who we are, and at Progress we’re proud to support innovation and create opportunities for those interested in application development. In addition to sponsoring recent events like HackConf, Rails Girls (pictured above) and OpenFest, we have a busy calendar of events coming up, including DevReach, ISTA and js talks.

We’re excited to be on-hand to discuss tech trends, share our expertise and collaborate with other members of the IT community. Bulgaria is particularly important to us as an organization, as Vesko Kolev, VP of Developer Tooling here, explains:

“Sharing our knowledge and experience has always been one of our major ways to contribute to the Bulgarian IT industry. Sofia is the home of our largest R&D center and it serves as an innovation hub. Many of the recent advancements within the Progress portfolio have stemmed from our team here and we’re happy to have the opportunity to share our learnings with our colleagues during these industry events.”

Supporting Young People and Open Source

We believe in inspiring young people to get into tech, as well as in the future of open source technology. HackConf is a 2-day event geared at school and university students interested in technology and software, and Rails Girls is a workshop designed to help girls who want to code get involved in tech.

OpenFest is the biggest open source conference in Bulgaria, and we were happy to have members of the NativeScript team attend. NativeScript is our leading open source framework for developing native and cross-platform mobile apps, and team members shared their experience and answered questions.

Join Us at These Events Coming Up!


On Nov. 13-14, Progress will host the return of its premier and well-known developer conference, DevReach, in Arena Cinema Mladost in Sofia. More than 500 software engineers from over 15 countries have registered to attend this sold out event. You can learn more about DevReach—which you can stream with us over Facebook even if you can't be there in person—right here.


Progress will take part in ISTA on Nov. 16-17, at the Sofia Event Center. This is one of the biggest conferences dedicated to innovations in software technologies and test automation. Our team members will be available at the company’s dedicated booth to meet with attendees to discuss Progress technology as well as industry trends. This is the fourth consecutive year that we've supported ISTA.

js talks

On Nov. 18 at the Sofia Event Center, Alexander Vakrilov and Stanimira Vlaeva, both part of the NativeScript engineering team, will be onsite and will present on building cross-platform mobile apps with NativeScript and Angular. The js talks conference, in its third year, is dedicated to the latest and advancements around JavaScript.

We’re proud to support the tech community in Bulgaria and around the world. Hope to see you at an upcoming event soon!

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