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Progress OpenEdge
turns the big 40!

OpenEdge is celebrating 40 years we want to hear from YOU, the OGs within the OpenEdge Community.

We’ve all heard the old saying life begins at 40, but we feel doesn’t really apply to OpenEdge (well…because technology!). Instead, we are sticking with the saying that a lot happens in 40 years. That much is true.

OpenEdge users have had the chance to make their mark on the world and now we want you to share those memories with us!

We are looking for your submissions - photos, videos or funny things that happened while you worked on OpenEdge and as a loyal OpenEdge user, we want to reward you! Just for sharing your memories we have the next Cabbage Patch Kid swag!

We are offering everyone a limited edition special themed prize pack (think 1981 vibes!) - so the earlier you submit the better!

There Are Two Ways to Enter

Grab your 1981 tripod and attach it to your cell phone (so maybe that won’t work but you get the picture) and take a trip down memory lane by answering these 4 questions:

  • Describe your experience in working with OpenEdge in one sentence?
  • Describe OpenEdge in one word?
  • Favorite memory while working on OpenEdge?
  • What problem did you solve with OpenEdge?
  • What impact has OpenEdge had on your business?

Our team has provided some tips on recording a video that you can watch here.


Submit your
OpenEdge memories

Help us fill our self-adhesive photo album with:

  • a digital photo
  • story
  • or existing video submission

Upload the files in the form.

Upload a signed Marketing Consent Form (optional)

Upload a signed Marketing Consent Form (optional)
Upload your memories

Still Stuck on What to Submit?
Here Are a Few Ideas to Get Your Juices Flowing


Then and now - show us a side by side of your app then and what it looks like today


Tell us a story about Progress that we might not know of


What your first OpenEdge line of code looked like


Photos of your OpenEdge swag from years ago


Pictures of you at conferences, Progress User Groups (PUG) or at events


Even if you have an old software manual or floppy discs - we want to see


Pictures of your teams from back in the day - or even of you

It’s hard to believe it’s been 40 years.
Don’t forget to check back on this page for some fun as we work through the submissions.

Thank you for taking this trip with us. We can’t wait to see what the future holds!