SAS Global Forum 2015: SAS programming for newer technologies

Many experienced and novice SAS programmers take advantage of the power of a “language within a language” offered by PROC SQL, SAS/IML and the SAS Macro Facility. But how many of you are aware of recently added languages and techniques? These newer tools are designed to help SAS programmers leverage […]

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SAS Global Forum:  spotlight on analytical content

As always at this time of year, I like to highlight some of the related analytical content at the upcoming conference, and those readers not going can expect to benefit from the windfall of papers and online videos that will follow SAS Global Forum 2015. This year, the lineup looks […]

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SAS Global Forum:  spotlight on SAS administrators

This year, the number of presentations, Super Demos and workshops to help with the administration of SAS software and its hardware infrastructure is growing at SAS Global Forum 2015.  This is wonderful news to the SAS Administrators coming to the conference. These presentations start on Sunday with a 3.5 hour workshop offered […]

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SAS Global Forum 2015:  writing SAS code for a production environment

Last week, Sara Jones shared a list of sample session agendas designed to help you build your personal SAS Global Forum 2015 schedule.  But what if there are other areas of interest or topics you’d like to focus on? This is the first in a series of blog posts that […]

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SAS Global Forum: the skinny on ePosters

I love to teach, but it took several years of teaching before I felt comfortable being in front of a class. And having taught for over 20 years, the fear of presenting in the classroom has passed, but what about presenting at professional meetings or in front of my peers? […]

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SAS Global Forum 2015—content available now!

This is an exciting and busy time for the SAS Global Forum 2015 content and delivery teams. They have worked hard to finalize the content, enhance your scheduling experience and ensure that attendees have access to as much of the conference content as possible. Please set aside some time in […]

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SAS Global Forum 2015 -- content a big success!

As the team of nearly 50 peer-reviewers finalize their review and recommendations, I want to reflect on the amazing accomplishments of the SAS Global Forum 2015 teams:  Nearly 700 sessions were submitted by the SAS user community and SAS experts! More than 150 selections are online and available for preview! […]

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Considering a SAS Global Forum 2015 presentation? Try an e-poster!

Last year, after 15 years of benefiting from the SAS community, I thought it was time to give a little something back. So I decided to write a paper on two technologies I have a healthy interest in: SAS and Hadoop. My paper SASReduce: an implementation of MapReduce using BASE/SAS […]

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8 most attended SAS administrator papers in 2014

In a comment on last week’s blog asking SAS administrators: please submit your paper idea for SAS Global Forum 2015, Andrew Howell of ANJ Solutions asked if I had any statistics on which were the most popular SAS administrator papers for last year’s conference. He suggested the following nominations although […]

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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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