Data for Good: How analytics helped rebuild New Orleans

Data is used to answer many different questions, but one common theme we’ve been seeing in the industry is using data for the common good. After Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, the Office of Performance and Accountability (OPA) was challenged with rebuilding the city. Joel Mullis, the city’s first data […]

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Make these SCSUG 2015 happenings part of your Halloween Eve plans

Editor’s Note: Regular registration for SCSUG 2015 closes on October 19th, though on-site registration will be available on conference days. Can’t make this year’s conference? Proceedings from previous conferences are currently available. Presentations from 2015 will become available shortly after the conference.   For most people, the day before Halloween means […]

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Don’t “flyover” these MWSUG 2015 events!

The Midwest SAS Users Group (MWSUG) 2015 conference is almost here and there’s a lot to get excited about. The event takes place October 18-20 in Omaha, NE. If you haven’t already registered, regular registration has been extended through October 13th. The full conference agenda is now available. We hope […]

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SESUG veterans on the value of attending a SAS users event

If you’re looking to advance your knowledge and your career, few activities are better than attending a professional conference, where new ideas, best practice discovery and networking opportunities abound. For many SAS users, regional user group meetings provide a forum to learn from other users and meet successful professionals in […]

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It's all good at SESUG 2015 - What not to miss

Savannah plays host to the 23rd annual SouthEast SAS Users Group (SESUG) conference from Sept. 27 to Sept. 29. Over 300 attendees are expected to gather in this historic city. If you’re planning to attend, I’ve selected a few special features that I hope will help both new and returning attendees […]

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Users Catch the Wave at WUSS 2015

Over 400 enthusiastic SAS users gathered in San Diego September 9-11, 2015 for the 23rd annual WUSS 2015 conference. In this “digital age,” where so much of our communication is virtual and social, it was a treat to get out and meet SAS users face-to-face. The two and a half-days were packed […]

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Jumpstart your data science career

The data science profession has been called the sexiest job of the 21st century. It’s also landed on the list of the 25 highest-paying jobs with the most openings right now. There’s a wealth of knowledge on the web describing “what is” a data scientist, but there are far fewer […]

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How to get your SAS on

We’ve all probably done it. It benefits others and yourself. You don’t get paid, but it always makes you feel good. Of course, I’m talking about volunteering. Jennifer Waller’s keynote presentation, “How To Get Your SAS On” was more than just a catchy title. The attendees at WUSS 2015 in […]

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Rebooting the Little SAS Book: Catching up with the authors before WUSS 2015

Ask any user how they first learned SAS and there’s a good chance they’ll cite The Little SAS Book as a resource they used to get started. Authors Lora Delwiche, Susan Slaughter, and Rebecca Ottesen have written a new book that promises to be just as helpful to new SAS […]

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Don’t WUSS Out – Five “Can’t Miss” Happenings at WUSS 2015

With all of the classes and presentations offered at this year’s Western Users of SAS Software conference, planning your activities can easily become overwhelming. Have no fear – we are here to help! Below are five “can’t miss” happenings at WUSS 2015! 1. Jennifer Waller’s Keynote Address - Wednesday, September 9 […]

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