Charu Shankar
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Technical Training Specialist

Charu Shankar has been a Technical Training Specialist with SAS since 2007. She started as a programmer, and has taught computer languages, business and English Language skills. At SAS, Charu teaches the SAS language, SQL, SAS Enterprise guide and Business Intelligence. She interviews clients to recommend the right SAS training to help them meet their needs. She is helping build a center for special needs kids in this project.

Recent Posts

I can see clearly now thanks to this SAS student

With any software program, there are always new tips and tricks to learn, and nobody can know them all. Sometimes I even pick up tips ... Read More

SAS takes your word for it

Last year, 50 companies came knocking on the doors of Rotman School of Management in Canada to recruit Masters of Business Administration (MBA) grads with ... Read More

Help! Why does the WHERE clause choke on the INPUT function?

A student brought in this coding problem after her manager was struggling with this issue for a while. They played guessing games, but to no ... Read More

Getting things in order with PROC SQL, macro and a SAS function

Order must be the most frequent cry for help in the SAS classroom. “HELP,” said my student in the classroom. “I work with messy health ... Read More

SAS Training: Show up and learn

Fear was written large on the faces of my class as I walked in to set up my SAS Enterprise Guide (EG) course. Participants talked ... Read More

Look what Santa has for lazy programmers

On any given day, on an average, good programmers spend maybe about 10-20% of their time writing code. And the remaining 90% thinking, researching, and ... Read More

Learn to fly with SAS PROC SQL workshop

This robin chick chirped away in my backyard on a glorious summer afternoon. While papa robin hovered above, the chick hopped on ground following Dad. ... Read More

A SAS sandwich to satisfy every appetite

How do you like your sandwich? On rye, whole wheat or white bread? What fillings and dressings do you like? You probably think I’ve gone ... Read More

Top 10 SAS coding efficiencies

Tried, tested and true -- I’m sure you already practice some, if not all, of these efficient techniques to save resources.  I recently shared these ... Read More

SAS Global Forum in cool and eclectic San Francisco

San Francisco! The Bay Area and Silicon Valley: innovation, the brightest minds, creating, inspiring new technology and style. This city is known for its healthy ... Read More