Progress University Program

Develop the Future

Are you ready to have an impact on the world?

Corporate business applications now drive $149 billion of the technology marketplace. As a developer, you’re on your way to becoming part of an innovative world striving to meet the demands of a challenging digital business environment.

Progress, a global leader in application development, has created a University Program to fuel the global community with much needed corporate developers.

Learn why more than 50,000 companies worldwide develop and maintain mission-critical business applications using Progress OpenEdge, a powerful technology that is easy to learn and easy to use.

Develop the Future Events

Develop the Future events introduce undergraduate IT students to Progress technologies. Here are upcoming university events:

University City Date  
UM Dearborn Panel Dearborn, MI Postponed More Info
UM Dearborn Workshop Dearborn, MI Postponed More Info

Past Events:

University City Date  
UMass Workshop Lowell, MA September 23, 2016 Agenda

Make a Difference

Progress Customers Are Changing the World

Progress OpenEdge application developers around the world make a difference in how business gets done—but more importantly, they can make a difference in people’s lives.

From supplying vaccinations to third-world countries to reducing CO2 emissions, see how you can make a difference as an OpenEdge developer.

Progress OpenEdge Platform Powers


The #1 US Bank and #1 mortgage lender


The world’s #2 car manufacturer


The world’s #1 chemical distribution company


The world’s largest restaurant chain


The #1 breakfast cereal manufacturer

Understanding the essence of a powerful business application creates exponential opportunities for new developers. We’re here to support your journey.

Finding Your Way With Progress OpenEdge

The Progress® OpenEdge® Developers Kit: Classroom Edition is a downloadable application development toolkit for the next generation of business application developers. Students, new developers and future entrepreneurs gain access to a free package of powerful application development tools that are simple to learn and easy to use.

We’re ready to help you along the way with comprehensive education tools, information resources and interaction with OpenEdge experts through Progress Community — our secure, online resource for sharing, learning and networking with other Progress developers.

I Like This. How Do I Get Involved?

Progress is happy to join forces with your college or university. We'll introduce information technology (IT) students, like yourself, to OpenEdge through a customized seminar, product demos, curriculum and education resources and networking opportunities.

Progress OpenEdge Developers Kit: Classroom Edition

Be the future of business applications.