Progress announces six-week hackathon

The hackathon kicks off on Thursday and closes on May 24.

By   |  Business Bureau  |  Published: 8th Apr 2021  5:58 pmUpdated: 8th Apr 2021  5:59 pm

Hyderabad: Progress, the leading provider of products to develop, deploy and manage high-impact business applications, on Thursday announced The Worthy Web, a virtual six-week hackathon, challenging developers across the world to create web apps that help people to lead better lives, stay connected, and contribute to society during the pandemic and beyond.

The hackathon kicks off on Thursday and closes on May 24. It features a total of $40,000 in cash prizes distributed in multiple categories and the winners will be announced on June 9.

Developers can enter the hackathon at any time over the six-week period. The apps they create should be for the good of humanity and built leveraging Progress’ industry-leading developer tools. Winners will be selected based on the apps’ positive impact on the world or the community, quality of the idea, overall execution and implementation and use of the Progress developer tools in one of nine categories: Best Use of Telerik® UI for Blazor, Best Use of Telerik® UI for Angular and Best Use of KendoReact and others.

“The Worthy Web aims to inspire developers to use their skills and the power of technology to build apps that will make the world a better place,” said Sara Faatz, director, developer relations, Progress.

Along with the hackathon, Progress will launch a Weekly Worthy Web Show that will feature practical tips on how to build Worthy Web apps and will host discussions on topics like accessibility, overcoming unconscious bias and ethical design in app development.

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