Join worldwide Progress® users at the inaugural PUG Challenge Americas Conference – a face-to-face forum for exchanging ideas, tips and best practices on Progress’s suite of technology tools on June 5-8, 2011 in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA. With over 40 technical sessions, many workshops, info exchanges and commercial sessions, this conference is the destination for guidance on real-world OpenEdge innovations. The conference mixes both the old and the new with practical, technical insight.

Here is an EARLY list of speakers and session topics. The preliminary agenda will be published soon.

Authorities from Progress Software
Speakers include: Rich Banville, Sunil Belgaonkar, Gus Bjorklund, Shelly Chase, Wayne Henshaw, Peter Judge, Laura Stern, Mary L. Szekely (who was Progress’ first employee!)

Expert Speakers from Progress community
Speakers include: David Abdala, Tom Bascom, Alon Blich, Scott Blaubach, Mike Fechner, Dan Foreman, Bruce Gruenbaum, Paul Guggenheim, John Harlow, Jeff Ledbetter, Dmitri Levin, Julian Lyndon-Smith

Database Sessions
Sessions include:

  • Guidelines for OpenEdge in a Virtual Environment 
  • What are you waiting for? Reasons for waiting around! 
  • I accidently left the next generation Sports DB prototype on a bar stool!  
  • Multi-tenant Tables: Administration - easier than you thought it would be 
  • Progress and Oracle 
  • Swimming With The Bees, The Buzz About Alternate Buffer Pools. 
  • What's That User Doing? The OpenEdge Client Request Statement Cache
  • Bad Advice 
  • Tales from the Bunker 

Development Sessions
Sessions include:

  • Expert Database Updates and Delivery with Roundtable TSMS 
  • Extending the OpenEdge Architect Visual Designer 
  • How to Generate the new MS Office 2007 File Formats from 4GL 
  • Integrating OpenEdge, Progress FUSE and Microsoft Exchange: A Success Story 
  • Lastest in OpenEdge Architect 
  • Moving from UI to a Presentation Layer: Design and Implementation Principles 
  • OERA in practice: NSRA 
  • ProDataSets: Advanced Topics 
  • Wow You Can Do That? 50 Things You Never Knew You Can Do With the ABL 

User Interface (UI) Sessions
Sessions include:

  • Belly up to the UltraToolBar and Order from the Menu 
  • Extreme Windows Desktop Integration 
  • Getting Started with Silverlight and the OpenEdge Silverlight Adapter 
  • Many Platforms, One Common Solution Developing WebSpeed Apps for Desktops, iPads, Tablet PCs and Smartphones

Object Oriented (OO) Sessions
Sessions include:

  • OpenEdge Object-Orientation in Action 
  • Using object oriented language features with procedural Progress code 
  • What is My Object Doing Anyway? 

Other Sessions
Sessions include:

  • Multi-tenant Tables: Concepts and Programming model
  • OBX - The Openedge Branch Exchange

Note: speakers and session topics are subject to change.

Pug Challenge Americas Sponsors include:
Progress Sofware Corporation, Cyberscience Corporation, Progress E-Mail Group (PEG), Allegro Consultants, Consultingwerk, Tugboat Software, CornerStar, App Technologies, BravePoint, and Certec Consulting Inc.

Registration: We’re happy to announce our low conference costs at just $425 for Super Early In-Person registration (ends soon), $460 for Early In-Person registration, and $495 for Regular In-Person registration (US dollars). Super Early Remote registration is $200, Early Remote is $225, and Regular Remote registration is $250 (US dollars). For the conference at Nashua Radisson hotel, the hotel has assigned a special block of rooms for participants at $99/night with free high-speed internet in every room, WiFi throughout the public areas and without hidden "resort fees"(http://pugchallenge.org/hotel.html).

Explore hot issues driving applications today, network with peers and business partners, and enjoy a fine selection of great beer! Register today at http://pugchallenge.org/register.html

For More Information
Visit our website: http://pugchallenge.org/

Top Reasons To Attend

  • Hands-on workshops from OpenEdge experts
  • Sessions by industry authorities presenting best practices, tips and code samples
  • Panel discussions with OpenEdge authorities exchanging ideas and

solutions

  • News about the latest on OpenEdge product direction, including Release 11 features
  • Get tips and ideas applicable to older Progress installations
  • Technical "how-to" expositions of other Progress

products

  • In-depth demonstrations of products and tools
  • Interact with Progress product specialists, industry experts and Progress business partners
  • Network with peers from around the world

Who Should Attend

  • This is a must-attend event if you're a technical executive/manager, DBA, consultant, programmer or developer who is:
  • Responsible for developing or managing an OpenEdge-based application
  • Wanting to learn more about best practices for OpenEdge programming and DB
  • Interested in modernizing an OpenEdge application
  • Interested in Progress strategy and direction for OpenEdge and other solutions
  • Looking at new Progress Software product capabilities and technologies

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