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

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

A database professional’s best friend

To optimize a Structured Query Language (SQL), the database professional must befriend this order and perhaps even embrace it. Who is your best friend? I’m ... Read More

3 gifts to magically transform your data

‘Tis the season to be gifting!  So what could be better than gifting your fellow SAS user or yourself with three gifts to celebrate the ... Read More

Next best thing since sliced bread - SAS Enterprise Guide

I recently had a student in a SAS Enterprise Guide class declare that EG was the next best thing since sliced bread. I couldn't have agreed with ... Read More

Three must have SAS freebies

"I want everything!" said a student when I paused to ask my SAS Programming 1 class what else they wanted to learn. Seriously! You want me ... Read More

Why SAS skills are more in demand than ever before

Wondering why technology is such a big deal and why working with SAS will be in demand forever? The great blackout of Toronto in 2003 ... Read More