About Progress

Progress is a global company headquartered in Boston. We focus on building and delivering engaging customers experiences for today’s rapidly changing digital environment. We have strong background in developer tools, UI components, mobile tools and Web Sites.

The key product we bring to HackMIT is NativeScript, a framework to create cross-platform mobile apps with JavaScript and CSS.

Progress Software HQ is in Bedford MA (HQ, near Boston). The Telerik group is mostly in Sofia, Bulgaria. Other sites include Cincinnati, Morrisville, SF Bay Area and Hyderabad.

Previously, at HackMIT 2015…

The 2015 event was Sep 19 and 20th, 2015. Fun was had by all; see Web Page, the summary post and this Flickr Album

Logistics for HackMIT 2016

Last year, the venue for HackMIT was the Kresge Auditorium and the Johnson Ice Rink; I expect it will be the same this year. Dates are Sep 17th and 19th, 2016.

API Prizes

There will be prizes but we are still figuring out details.

  • Best App using NativeScript - Apple / Amazon Gift cards to each team member for $100
  • Best IOT App using NativeScript - Apple / Amazon Gift cards to each team member for $100

We may bring some RFID goodies that can be used for the IOT portion, but the category is open-ended.


We are still finalizing the mentors; committed so far are: * Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart * Peter Filipov

  • NativeScript - an Open Source cross-platform platform for developing native (iOS, Android at the moment) apps using JavaScript
  • Modulus - An Application Container Platform build on Docker with support for Node.js, PHP, Java and Python.
  • The Telerik Platform - full tool-chain to create mobile apps, including native (iOS, Android and Windows), Hybrid (Apache Cordova) and NativeScript
  • KendoUI - a collection of more than 70 jQuery-based UI Widgets with AngularJS integration, Bootstrap support, mobile controls and offline data.


Hacks will be judged on originality, technical difficulty, and applicability. Hacks need to leverage at least one of the Progress offerings.

Please be sure the judges are aware your hack is targetting this content.

Internships at Progress

Please contact Eduardo if you are interested in an Internship during Summer 2017. Information on recent internships are available at: