DevReach, the Largest Developer Conference in Central and Eastern Europe, is Coming Back to Bulgaria in the Fall

Progress, the trusted provider of application development and infrastructure software, today announced that this year’s edition of DevReach, its premier developer conference, will take place on October 25-26, 2023, at the Sofia Event Center in Sofia, Bulgaria. Registration is now open at

“We are excited that this year’s DevReach will be held in Bulgaria, the home of the conference and Progress’ largest global office,” said Sara Faatz, Director of Technology Community Relations at Progress. “Once again this year, DevReach will provide an opportunity for the international developer community to come together live, work together and learn the latest from the world of app development. We believe that after the conference the participants will be even better at their work.”

For the 13th edition of DevReach, Progress brings together 25 world-renowned industry speakers from companies such as Cisco, Microsoft, Progress and VMware, among others, to share best practices and discuss the latest in the application development space. The conference will provide a space for developers to reconnect, collaborate and learn over two days of sessions on .NET, JavaScript, AI, design and more. In addition to the value-packed agenda, attendees will enjoy a unique event experience through a special 360-degree projection of the stage, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in the sessions.

DevReach 2023 keynote speakers will be Scott Hunter, VP Director of Program Management for Azure, Microsoft, and Richard Campbell, host of .NET Rocks & RunAs Radio. In his session, Hunter will delve into the potential of AI in reshaping the landscape of cloud technologies. Campbell will close the first conference day with predictions on how software development is set to evolve and how what’s trending will impact software developers.

Among the 25 tech industry leaders and experts coming to Bulgaria for DevReach 2023 are:

  • Layla Porter, Developer Advocate, VMware
  • David Ortinau, Principal Product Manager, Microsoft
  • Gerald Versluis, Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft
  • Jennifer Wadella, Director of Angular Development, Bitovi
  • Josh Goldberg, Open Source Developer
  • Yosef Arbiv, R&D Group Leader, Cisco
  • Peter Vogel, System Architect & Principal, PH&V Information Services
  • Gift Egwuenu, Developer Advocate, Cloudflare
  • Alyssa Nicoll, Senior Developer Advocate, Progress
  • Kathryn Grayson Nanz, Developer Advocate, Progress
  • Sam Basu, Principal Developer Advocate, Progress
  • Ed Charbeneau, Principal Developer Advocate, Progress

In addition, Progress will host an on-site livestream studio where Jeff Fritz, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft, will be writing code live and speaking exclusively with the events’ speakers. Attendees can join the studio audience or tune in on the CodeItLive Twitch channel.

“DevReach is a powerful and impactful event that features top teachers, trainers and presenters from around the world, delivering topics that are relevant and empower developers with the knowledge to engage with the latest technologies and tools,” said Jeremy Likness, Principal Product Manager, Microsoft. “It’s a conference that brings together thought leaders and community members with a unique platform to network and learn.”

For more information about DevReach and to register for the conference, visit