PUG Challenge

PUG@NEXT20! Next20 Logo

June 14-17 in Boston!

PUG Challenge Americas is excited to announce that we are partnering with Progress to bring PUG@NEXT to Progress NEXT20 June 14-17 in Boston!

We will be offering dozens of break-out sessions focused on OpenEdge from a community perspective.

Whether you're an absolute beginner, an experienced user, or a grizzled multi-decade veteran, you will learn new ways to get the most out of your OpenEdge investment from people who have been getting their hands dirty with OpenEdge in every imaginable business environment. You will get a mix of fundamentals, advanced theory, and a lot of practical tips and tricks you can bring back to your shop and implement!

As if that isn't enough Progress is offering a special discount on registration to PUG Challenge alumni: use code PUG@NEXT to register today for just $525 which provides you with full access to NEXT20!


What About PUG Fall 2020?

Let us know what you think we should do!

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.


2020 PUG Challenge South Africa 2020!

March 4-5 2020, Johannesburg

We are happy to announce most of the sessions and workshops for the PUG CHALLENGE SOUTH AFRICA 2020 on 4 & 5 March 2020 at the Indaba Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre.

We have also published the proposed agenda for the two days. Please review the exciting topics available over the two days and reserve your seat as soon as possible.

We are also excited to announce, in conjunction with AIGS, there will be another Business Track for business leaders and their clients, but note that this is open to anyone who wishes to join these sessions that are running paralelle to the technical tracks on 4 March 2020. For those delegates who would like to join these sessions, please also make use this page to register your attendance for the one day. The price per delegate only joining the the business track is R2,200 or R4,400 if you wish to attend both days, the second being for technical sessions only. The agenda and sessions will be made available in our next communication or on this page:
PUG Challenge South Africa


2020 PUG In A Box - Down Under!

March 10-11 2020, Sydney

PUG Challenge Australia is an independent user conference for everyone who uses Progress products to develop or run business systems. Whether you are an absolute beginner, an experienced user, or a grizzled multi-decade veteran, you will learn new things at PUG Challenge!

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 maybe even the opportunity to influence its direction. You get both a mix of fundamental and advanced theory and a host of practical tips and tricks you can bring back to your shop and implement right away!

There will be a full program of highly technical breakout sessions and workshops where you can hone your skills and knowledge, learning from industry leading experts. There will also be plenty of time for social interaction allowing you to interact with peers and discuss hot topics with other attendees.

This unique combination of networking and technical input makes the conference a unique offering which cannot be matched by traditional classroom or online training courses. Delegates have plenty of opportunity to not only learn, but to discuss their very specific issues and knowledge gaps with the same experts who have been providing the sessions they attended.

Visit https://www.pugchallenge.com.au and get registered before all of the seats are gone!

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:

Amen!

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! :)