Junior Professional Award – helping new SAS users attend SAS Global Forum 2015

Recently, I spoke with Sally Carson about the Junior Professional Award, a SAS Global Forum 2015 program for people who have used SAS three years or less. The award offers free registration, free training and lots of opportunity to learn and become involved.  This is the third year that Junior […]

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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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Enterprise Architecture: Your chance to design your perfect SAS environment

Perhaps it is my astrological sign, but as a Gemini, I seem to be cursed blessed with a duality that consists of balancing my creative side with exacting nature of my logical side.  In my personal life, I enjoy woodworking.  Whether it is creating “art in the round” from a […]

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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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Your SAS Global Forum 2015 draft kit

It’s my favorite time of the year, draft time!  NFL and Fantasy Football fans, I don’t mean THAT draft, but similar.  It’s what I will call the #SASGF15 draft! The time of year when the best and the brightest, the most knowledgeable, passionate, and inspirational SAS users submit ideas around […]

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SAS Global Forum 2015—the place to learn more about analytics

Ever wondered where to find analytics experts to get your countless questions answered or where to find qualified talent to grow your industry? The simple answer to these questions is just one event – SAS Global Forum 2015 in Dallas, TX April 26-29. Every year, the SAS Global Users Group […]

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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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SAS administrators: please submit your paper idea for SAS Global Forum 2015

The SAS Global Forum 2015 Call for Papers opened the end of last month!  I cannot believe it is time to start getting ready for the conference that will be in Dallas, TX on April 26-29, 2015. As part of the group from SAS who goes to the conference each […]

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SAS Global Forum 2015: Your presentation is needed!

Do you know something about SAS® software that other SAS users would love to learn? Of course you do! Whether you’re a student or a member of the Circle of Excellence, every SAS programming project, every analysis or forecasting model is an opportunity to gain new insights into SAS processing […]

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6 great ideas from SAS users group leaders

The SAS Users Groups Leaders meet-up was scheduled for the last evening of SAS Global Forum 2014, sandwiched between the last of the Tuesday presentations and the Kick-Back Party later that evening. There were a few familiar faces from regional users groups but lots of new ones from local and […]

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