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

Looking for a SAS job? Join the 21-day SAS challenge

I recently taught a SAS training course where the students were very engaged. They had so many questions, I could have spent the next month ... Read More

Life saver tip for comparing PROC SQL join with SAS data step merge

“Phew! That tip alone was a life saver,” said a student in one of my SAS SQL classes. “Before, I would have to read about ... Read More

10 reasons to learn SAS code even when you have Enterprise Guide

New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg made a new-year's resolution to learn code. Apple’s Steve Jobs said, “I think everybody in this country should learn ... Read More

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