Seeing SAS Administrators in their natural habitat

It was wonderful to see and talk with so many SAS Administrators at SAS Global Forum this year. If you’re like me, you may have finished the conference wondering why it wasn’t possible to be two places at once because there was so much terrific content that it was impossible […]

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SAS Global Forum--there's nothing like being there!

We can watch games on TV, rent a movie from Redbox, and Google our favorite SAS procedures when we’ve forgotten how something works.  There are a myriad of ways to get entertained or educated in a second-hand way.  But, whether it’s being at the ballpark, in a theater, or at […]

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SAS Global Forum: a Junior Professional’s view

The 2014 SAS Global Forum will be the launch pad I use to blast off for SAS exploration! Since being introduced to SAS software, I have been driven to continually evolve as a SAS programmer through the development of my abilities and the discovery of new techniques. Winning the SAS […]

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Banking professionals can draw on expertise at SAS Global Forum 2014!

Another year, another conference! This year I am really looking forward to attending SAS Global Forum 2014. I am, of course, looking forward to seeing familiar faces and making new acquaintances at the networking events. This year the session content is spectacular and I will be in as many sessions […]

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Making plans for SAS Global Forum 2014

SAS Global Forum starts for me in the fall of the prior year. This is when you submit your ideas for papers and then wait patiently for many months to learn if it was selected. I enjoy writing and presenting ideas, so here are my topics and what inspired them. […]

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SAS Administration-palooza!

My journey to SAS Global Forum each year resembles a Gartner “Hype Cycle”. Every year, I leave the conference with a million ideas about how I can take what I’ve learned back into my own practice and think (foolishly) that I should write a paper on this or that. Then there […]

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My top 3 picks for SAS Global Forum 2014

Having served as conference chair for last year’s SAS Global Forum, I am so looking forward to just being a normal attendee at this year’s conference in Washington, DC. That’s right, I’ll have no speaking commitments, no interviewers, no responsibilities—just the privilege of selecting the content that is right for […]

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SAS Global Forum 2014: No more Velcro dots!

If you know what this means, you’ll love our news!  SAS Global Forum 2013 was the official “Year of the Poster”, and conference chair Rick Mitchell and his team more than tripled the number of poster submissions.  Posters are indispensable for visual content.  Poster presentations are also a huge asset […]

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Top 10 reasons for presenting a conference paper

Professional development, popularity, untold fame: the benefits of submitting a paper to a SAS conference are certainly varied and widespread! In a recent SAS Users LinkedIn discussion started by David Corliss, avid SAS users and former presenters discussed their motivations for writing, researching and presenting papers. From the many wonderful […]

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Dreading code reviews? Don’t be!

Every programmer may dread the thought of a colleague peeking over his or her shoulder, double-checking code, but SAS Global Forum paper winner David Scocca has offered his tips for making code reviews a painless process.  His paper, Communicating Standards: A Code Review Experience, is a must-read. Here’s a peek […]

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