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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WUSS 2013: Getting to know you

. . . getting to know all about you!  Everyone says it—getting to know other SAS users is the best part of a SAS conference. The other “best part” are the resources available in the exhibits and demo areas.  I’d have to agree. Well, this year’s organizers at the 2013 […]

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Got my "SAS geek" on at SESUG 2013

I enjoyed SESUG 2013 this year and not just because I love hanging out in St. Pete Beach soaking in the sun but also because I was able to “geek out’ with some of my favorite SAS folks. Andrea Zimmerman and Mira Shapiro did an awesome job with the conference.  […]

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Getting the most out of a SAS conference

SAS conferences are amazing events, with great presentations, keynote talks, classes and workshop, experts from the SAS Institute, networking opportunities and so much more! With so many things to do and so much happening at once, SAS conferences can be overwhelming.  Plan to get the most out of your conference […]

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Best paper winners from MWSUG 2013

Congratulations to Best Paper Winners from MidWest SAS Users Group conference!   You'll want to read these, and check the MWSUG 2013 proceedings for other useful papers from the recent conference.  Start planning now for MWSUG 2014 in Chicago. tags: MWSUG, US Regional Conferences

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What's new with WUSS 2013

This year, SAS users are flocking to the Western Users of SAS Software’s (WUSS) annual conference. I had a chance to catch up with Operations Chair MaryAnne DePesquo, and she shared her excitement about this year’s conference. This is the first year that WUSS will be hosted in Las Vegas […]

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SCSUG kicks off Oct. 31--no costumes required!

San Antonio plays host to this year’s South Central SAS Users Group (SCSUG) Educational Forum.  Instead of the usual Sunday to Tuesday schedule, this year’s forum is being held on a Thursday (Oct. 31) and Friday (Nov. 1).    But don’t worry – Halloween costumes aren’t being encouraged – the focus […]

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7 tips for creating cleaner data sets

Although she’s an analyst, Anca Tilea estimates that she spends 80% of her time cleaning data. Tilea and co-author Deanna Chyn shared seven of their favorite methods for checking, cleaning and restructuring data. Attendees at MWSUG 2013 got a bonus tip:  Ask SAS peers in one of the SAS Support […]

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SAS Regional Users Groups--a note of thanks

I’m here at MWSUG 2013 soaking up the regional experience. After spending a couple of days in Columbus, I’m seeing first-hand how much users care about working with SAS software and about being part of the SAS community. It’s been a great conference so far—-presentations are packed! Walking through the […]

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What’s happening with SAS regional users groups?

One of our readers asked if we could explain some of the thinking behind SAS’ recent decision to modify its support for US regional users groups. Over the past five to ten years, users have been telling SAS they need more targeted, more local and more immediate types of support, especially technical […]

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