PUG Challenge

2019 Agenda and Schedule Announced!

The 2019 PUG Challenge Americas Agenda, Schedule, and Workshops are now available! This year we have 80 breakout sessions and workshops for you to choose from!

Are you registered yet? pugchallenge.org/register.html

Immerse yourself in
OpenEdge Technology

PUG Challenge Americas 2019 is October 6-9.

We will have over 50 technical break-out sessions planned plus workshops, the vendor expo, and commercial sessions and endless opportunities to network with your peers and the Progress engineering staff.

Why attend PUG Challenge?

PUG Challenge Is:

  • Technical: 80+ breakout sessions and workshops over 3 days!
  • Independent: Put on by Progress users for Progress users!
  • Focused: minimal time on "general sessions" so that you can attend technical breakouts !
  • Varied: Topics covering the 4GL, database, integration, complementary technologies and more!
  • Practical: Topics cover the technology that you actually have as well as The Next Big Thing!
  • Inexpensive: Nobody beats our prices!
  • Relaxing: No loud bands or circus acts -- just a couple hundred of your peers and Progress engineers being geeks together!

The Wait is Over!

PUG Challenge 2019

The people have spoken and the organizing committee has heard their roar!  Therefore PUG Challenge Americas 2019 will be held October 6-9 at the Doubletree in Manchester NH!

Other Upcoming PUG Events

The EMEA PUG Challenge will be in Barcelona Spain, October 30 - November 2

PUG In A Box

Do you live in an underserved region?  We can bring a PUG to you!  If you are interested in a PUG event for your region contact info@pugchallenge.org and ask about "PUG In A Box".   We have the content, we have the speakers, and we are willing to bring it all to you!  All we ask is that you help with some of the local logistics.

Why attend PUG Challenge?

Gus Bjorklund says:

The PUG Challenge/Exchange conference will soon be upon us. Have you signed up? If not, you will be missing a great opportunity to expand your knowledge.

Why you should be there:

  • 0) This is a technical conference exclusively focused on OpenEdge.
  • 1) There will be over 60 technical talks on a variety of topics, each performed by a very knowledgeable and experienced speaker. No marketing pablum.
  • 2) It will be fun.
  • 3) It will be useful.
  • 4) You will get to speak directly with the people who create the product and ask questions of them.
  • 5) It doesn't cost a lot.
  • 6) I will be there. :D

Rob Fitzpatrick adds:


There is no better value proposition in North America than PUG Challenge/Exchange for learning about all things OpenEdge. Whether you're an absolute beginner, an experienced user, or a multi-decade veteran, you'll learn new things at PUG Challenge. I say this from experience: my knowledge of OpenEdge is years ahead of where it otherwise would be thanks to attending this conference every year.

You get a deeper dive on product internals than is available in the docs and the KB. You get to mingle with your peers and hear their stories and challenges and benefit from their experience. You get a view of the platform and product roadmap and even the opportunity to influence its direction. You get both a mix of fundamental and advanced theory and a lot of practical tips and tricks you can bring back to your shop and implement. You get a well-organized schedule with 17 time slots so you can see a lot of great content. You get workshops with instructor-led hands-on training. And it's a ton of fun. Fantastic value.

What are you waiting for? Sign up! :)

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