Past Events

Spring Conference 2017

The UK and Ireland Progress User Group Spring Conference was kindly hosted once again at the QAD offices on Wednesday 5th April 2017. We lined up a fantastic program of technical sessions with some very well respected speakers from the OpenEdge community. There were also two workshops.

The overall theme for the day was OpenEdge Modernisation, looking at some of the technical aspects, in particular REST, Web handlers, Kendo UI Builder, and diagnostic tools for performance improvements.

Speakers included Peter Judge of Progress, Paul Koufalis of White Star Software and Marko Rüterbories of ConsultingWerk, as well as technical experts from IAP and Pace IT.

We hosted a networking evening on Tuesday 4th April to extend the networking opportunities with speakers and fellow members before the conference.

It was a very informative day, with plenty of content for everyone.

09:00Registration, Coffee and Networking
09:20Welcome and Introduction
Progress User Group
09:30PASOE Web Handlers, a deep dive
Peter Judge – Progress Software
10:30Coffee and Networking
10:45OpenEdge REST Backends, JSDO, Kendo UI and Angular 2
Marko Rüterbories – Consultingwerk
11:45Coffee and Networking
12:00Hacksaws and Exacto Knives: Free Diagnostic Tools for Progress
Paul Koufalis – White Star Software
13:00Lunch and Networking
14:00PUG UK and Ireland Annual General Meeting
14:15OpenEdge Modernisation – Experience and tools used
15:15Coffee and Networking
15:30OpenEdge Modernisation – A Case Study
David Ritchie & James Leckenby – Pace IT
09:30 – 13:00Kendo UI Builder Workshop 
Progress Software
14:15 – 17:004GL Code Performance Workshop
Paul Koufalis – White Star Software, Peter Judge – Progress Software

The following is a selection of feedback received following the conference:

  • “Very good. There’s always something useful to be found during the presentations.”
  • “Was great as I was able to get the ‘big picture’ as well as technical details as well.”
  • “Had chance to talk to some other users, got some good info out of the networking too.”
Conference Presentations

The speakers have kindly provided copies of the sessions for you to download if you are a fully paid up member. Please log in and access “Spring Conference 2017: Presentations” in the “Members Only” category.

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