Author: Mark Davies

I have been in the IT industry since 1993 – spanning 24 years and primarily involved with Progress OpenEdge and related products since 1994. I am involved in consulting and application development across multiple different technologies for various different industries,
PUG CHALLENGE SOUTH AFRICA 2019 – Registrations Closed

PUG CHALLENGE SOUTH AFRICA 2019 – Registrations Closed

General
The time has come. The venue is booked, the speakers are ready and you need to reserve your place for 6 & 7 March 2019 at Midrand Conference Centre, 661 Pendulum Road, Midrand. We have listened to your feedback and this year we have 3 workshops to give you the hands-on experience you wanted and 22 exciting breakout sessions. This year, in association with AIGS, we are also hosting a Business Track. Invite your clients and show them the future of OpenEdge and how the new technology can advance their business with your software. What can you expect this year? How much will it cost? AIGS - Business Track - 6 March 2019 The AIGS Business Track - Reinvent Yourself, will be held in the Bartok room and is priced at R1,250 per delegate. If you need more inf...
PUG CHALLENGE SOUTH AFRICA 2019

PUG CHALLENGE SOUTH AFRICA 2019

General
Hot on the heals of the very successful EMEA PUG CHALLENGE 2018 - we are happy to announce the dates of our own PUG CHALLENGE SOUTH AFRICA 2019 We have secured some of the best speakers in the industry with exciting and new presentations and even more workshops next year. All you need to do it to Save the Date - 6 & 7 March 2019 - at the Midrand Conference Centre. Keep an eye out for more information. Visit and Like our Facebook page and get the news as it is released.
PUG Challenge South Africa – Planned February 2018 Event

PUG Challenge South Africa – Planned February 2018 Event

Events, General
We are planning our first PUG SA, One Day Conference, but we need your input. This post has been created to serve as an open discussion to all our PUG SA members to help us understand what your interests are and how we can make this one day conference worth coming to. Book this date in your calendar: Date: 21 February 2018. Venue: Blandford Manor in North Riding, Randburg, Johannesburg Time: 08:00 to 17:00 Refreshments: Continental breakfast, tea and coffee between sessions and a light lunch For guests traveling, please arrange your own accommodation. Conference fee: R1,500.00 per delegate   Discussion points in this forum: We are planning 2 different tracks: OpenEdge Development; and Database Administration. Let us know what points you would like to ...
PUG Challenge South Africa Call for Speakers: Proposal Submission

PUG Challenge South Africa Call for Speakers: Proposal Submission

Events
  The deadline for submissions is 30 November 2017. Proposals that are submitted after that date will be wait-listed. Accepted proposals will entitle the speaker to complementary admission to the conference. If you submit a proposal but it is not accepted you are still eligible for super-early bird registration so there is no need to register before decisions are made. Please complete the form below to submit a proposal for a breakout session. The information provided will be the basis for the schedule, agenda & program guide text. An e-mail will be sent to the address provided acknowledging successful submission.
Progress Acquires Kinvey, the leader in Backend as a Service

Progress Acquires Kinvey, the leader in Backend as a Service

News
Progress has acquired Kinvey, the leader in Backend as a Service (BaaS), as recognized by Forrester in the Forrester Wave™: Mobile Development Platforms, Q4 2016. Kinvey’s cloud-based platform enables developers to deliver the backend services needed for any native, hybrid, web, or IoT app. In addition to the immediate benefit Kinvey provides to our developer community, this acquisition also helps bolster our cognitive-first strategy. We now have an open serverless foundation, provided by Kinvey, the machine learning capabilities of DataRPM, the frontend tools of NativeScript and Kendo UI and data connectivity from DataDirect, that when brought together, with the ability to integrate with existing business logic, data and systems of record, create a unique, highly effective full-stack p
EMEA PUG Challenge 2017

EMEA PUG Challenge 2017

Events
EMEA PUG Challenge 2017 will be held at the Clarion Congress Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic from 15th to 17th November 2017. Please visit the EMEA PUG Challenge website for further details, including downloading presentations from the 2016 conference. Registration is now open. Hope to see you all in Prague, 15th-17th November 2017.  

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