Meet Consultingwerk at developer conferences this spring!

The spring 2012 is fully packed with developer conferences in Europe and the USA – plenty of chances to talk to Consultingwerk experts Marko Rüterbories and Mike Fechner and discuss modernization options for your Progress or OpenEdge application.

The first opportunity is the 16th of April with the Progress Technologie Happen (English Technology-Bites, session hosted by Progress Software Germany in Cologne. Mike Fechner will be presenting various opportunities to modernize Progress or OpenEdge based applications using object orientation, GUI for .NET, the OpenEdge Reference Architecture, mobile devices or OpenEdge BPM / Savvion / Progress Control Tower. This session was very successfully hosted by Progress Software in the UK on two February dates in London and Leeds.

On the 24th of April Mike Fechner will be hosting a workshop on “Extreme Windows Desktop Integration” at the PUG UK spring conference ( In this Progress Arcade cloud based workshop you’ll have the chance to experience how easy it is with OpenEdge 11 to use .NET technology from any Progress application running under OpenEdge 11 to become a first class citizen on the Windows Desktop. See for details.

Later that week Marko Rüterbories will be attending the inaugural meeting of the Hungarian Progress user group in Budapest on the 27th of April and will present our OpenEdge modernization and productivity solutions WinKit and the SmartComponent Library. The website of the Hungarian PUG can be found at

On the 4th of May Mike Fechner will be giving a presentation at the German PUG meeting in Hamburg. Details about this event can be found at the PUG Germany homepage at

The German PUG meeting is followed by the PUG Challenge Americas conference in Westford, MA from the 6th to the 9th of May ( Mike Fechner will be holding three break-out presentations. Consultingwerk will also be showcasing our OpenEdge application modernization and productivity tools at our booth at the solutions Expo. Consultingwerk is commercial sponsor of the PUG Challenge Americas Conference. If you want to talk to us, please hurry up! Due to scheduling conflicts we won’t be able to attend the PUG Challenge Americas conference on the Wednesday.

In June Marko Rüterebories and Mike Fechner will be attending the Nordic PUG Conference on the Åland Island in the Baltic Sea on the 14th and 15th of June ( Consultingwerk is commercial sponsor of the conference and will giving two technical breakout sessions as well as product presentations of the SmartComponent Library framework for GUI for .NET, mobile devices, OpenEdge BPM and Web and the WinKit. Consultingwerk will also be showcasing at the solutions expo during the conference.

If none of these dates work for you, don’t hesitate to drop us a line at – and we’ll find a way to give you an individual presentation online or in person.

Mike Fechner

About Mike Fechner

Mike Fechner started using Progress and OpenEdge in Version 5 almost 22 years ago and ever since has supported Progress Application Partners and end customers in adopting the features of the latest OpenEdge and Progress releases to enhance the capabilities of existing applications. With his framework design skills he has set the groundwork for development of many successful OpenEdge applications. Recently he has specialized on the OpenEdge GUI for .NET, working closely with Progress Software during the development of this great feature.
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