Room Block Sold Out :(

Our room block at the Radisson has sold out! An alternative room block has been obtained at the Hilton Garden Inn for $159/night. Ask for the "PUG Challenge" rate when booking:

    Hilton Garden Inn
    101 South Commercial Street
    Manchester, NH 03101
    Phone:(603) 669-2222

Other Area Hotels also have have plenty of rooms available.


Workshop Session Added!

If you were unable to get into the afternoon session a new morning session is now available to handle overflow from the sold-out Responsive Application Design with Kendo UI Builder for OpenEdge workshop! Register for Sunday Workshops at: http://pugchallenge.org/workshops.html

We have another action-packed agenda this year and a new venue with lots more space for break out sessions and exhibits! Our new location in downtown Manchester NH is just minutes from the airport and has free shuttle service -- so there is no need for a rental car! If you have not already registered stop what you are doing, navigate on over to http://pugchallenge.org/register.html and get registered!


Why attend PUG Challenge?

Rob Willoughby said: 

I was a first time attendee last year. I've also done some of the PUGs remotely. It was 1000% better attending in person. Not only do you get to meet lots of folks from the PEG, but also non-PEGGERS and lots of PROGRESS employees as well.

The Sunday workshops are fantastic - you get hands on training step-by-step, with the both PROGRESS and non-PROGRESS experts to assist you. Later on in the week, there will be sessions discussing what you just learned by people who've been using it in the real world. If this doesn't get you jazzed about how this applies to your own job, then perhaps nothing ever will.

The pricing for this whole trip was very reasonable. I did have to work our execs a bit to get this trip approved last year. But it was well worth it. It was simply the best work-related experience I've ever had, and I'm glad I was talked into it.

Rob Fitzpatrick said:

To those who can't *get* budget, I say: *make* budget.

It's under $500 for an early-bird ticket and a very reasonable hotel rate. And once you're there you have almost no expenses.

So yes, pay for it yourself, take a three-day vacation, fly, drive or hike to Manchester, and immerse yourself in the best Progress conference there is. Soak up all the session goodness. Network your brains out. Personally, I've paid more money on various personal-development expenses (courses, seminars, books, etc.) and got less out of them than I got from attending PUG Challenge.

And when you get back and implement changes at the office that make you more efficient and valuable and save the company money, be very vocal about how you got this knowledge and that you expect the company to foot the bill next year.

More Testimonials --->


2016 Sunday Workshops Announced!

The 2016 Sunday Workshop lineup is now available! This year our workshops will be held in the hotel (no bus ride necessary!) We will have five six awesome sessions in the morning:

Followed by four great sessions in the afternoon:

Space is limited so be sure to check out the detailed session descriptions and sign up today!


Save The Date!!!
2016's Only OpenEdge Tech Conference in North America

Hanover Street, Manchester NH Mark your calendars now for the year's most exciting event for Progress OpenEdge programmers, administrators and other technical personnel.

The 2016 Progress Users Group (PUG) Challenge/Exchange promises to be three-and-a-half days of lively technical sessions, workshops, training, demos and face-to-face networking with your peers and the OpenEdge engineering team.

And remember...
Progress no longer hosts a stand-alone Exchange conference, so the PUG Challenge/ Exchange is your one chance to attend an OpenEdge technical conference in North America this year. Save the date for this must-attend event.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 PUG Challenge/Exchange!

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Important Dates

June 19    Standard Registration Ends
June 26-29    Conference!

PUG Challenge Is:

Technical: 70+ breakout sessions over 3 days!

Independent: Put on by Progress Users for Progress users!

Focused: 16 time slots you can attend a breakout!

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: The most bang for your OE training buck on the planet!

Relaxing: No loud bands or circus acts -- just a couple hundred of your peers and Progress engineers being geeks together!

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