SAS Global Forum has just begun. Attendees are excited to see everything and everyone. A team of volunteers works hard with one goal in mind. To make sure it’s perfect to have you return time over time. There are definitely quite a few changes and I know for some past
It’s March and everyone is enjoying the madness, at least in the US. We are watching 68 college basketball teams compete for the title of NCAA Champion. Those of us watching get involved by selecting a bracket, that is, picking who will win each game. Some pick their alma mater.
Love is in the air and things are starting to heat up for Valentine’s Day. OK—maybe not for Connecticut and the rest of the northeast buried in another foot of snow and more on the way! Perhaps some stories of love could help melt the ice away. They’re happening every
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
Yesterday, I was on a phone call with a disappointed SAS user who won't be attending SAS Global Forum 2014. Like many others, her organization is facing another year of reduced travel and conference budgets. While there's no substitute for attending in person, live webcasts from SAS Global Forum make
For those of us in the United States, particularly those of us on the East Coast where SAS Global Forum 2014 will be held, it’s been a rough winter! Some mornings I wear so many layers that I feel like that Ralphie’s younger brother in the movie A Christmas Story--“I
The Data Scientist has been called the sexiest job of the 21st century. And, 2013 is the International Year of Statistics. With all this focus and attention, it’s no longer What NOT to wear at SAS Global Forum but WHAT DO YOU WEAR? Fashion trends for 2013 have been getting
OK all you mamas and papas, and SAS users who aren’t. It’s time to turn your SAS Global Forum dreams into a reality. Registration for the 2013 event is now open. The event promises to offer no time for “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” with an anticipated 400
With all the news of Sandy, the huge storm which slammed into northeastern US states this week, I wanted to reach out and say our thoughts are with all of the folks in the Northeast region. Many SAS staff, including myself, will be in Maryland in a little over a week
Our SAS Users Group regional road trip is coming to an end. Final destination -Baltimore, MD. That will be the site of the Northeast SAS Users Group regional conference November 11-14. More than 500 users are expected to come together to share ideas, learn from experts, and increase their SAS
Unofficial Official Guide to SAS Global Forum – What Not to Wear Part 2 Who knew ... geeks are chic? At least SAS geeks are chic! Due to the overwhelming response to the last post on the Unofficial Official Guide to SAS Global Forum - What not to Wear I thought
If you have been reading the Unofficial Official Guide to SAS Global Forum series, you have already gotten some great tips on where to stay, what to do and what to wear (more coming soon!). My best tip this week, is a great money saver, and it is simple. “Hurry
What're you wearing? I get that question all of the time …. OK, let me re-phrase that. In regards to events, I am often asked, “What are you going to wear?” It’s always hard to answer as the standard for events, including SAS Global Forum, is business casual.
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort (the headquarters hotel) is offering a great rate to SAS Global Forum attendees. This amazing facility is where all of the action is. No cars to rent, no gas tanks to fill. No parking to find and pay for – which means no searching
Everyone is looking for a bargain, especially those traveling with their families to Orlando for SAS Global Forum. Orlando is the land of theme parks and attractions, many with hefty ticket prices. Since I am heading to Orlando in April myself, I have been doing quite a lot of research.
SAS Global Forum 2012 is just around the corner, and even those who have attended for the past 36 years need guidance in what to do and see. I thought it might be good to create a little users guide for the event: A blog series that will showcase some
No, I’m not late posting this - early, actually. The Chinese New Year begins January 23. The 15-day celebration is a time to spend with friends and family and welcome longevity, good fortune, wealth and happiness. My husband visits China often for work, and some dear friends of ours just
It’s a time for excitement, laughter, getting together with friends and family, and best of all cookie exchanges! It’s kind of sad that in a few days it will all be over. Does it have to end? Can’t another holiday or event bring about the same feelings? How about SAS
SAS said, "Hello, San Francisco!" for the Western Users of SAS Software (WUSS) conference October 12-14. The conference was chaired by Kathy Valdes, from SRI, and Ginger Carey, from Carey Consulting, two long time SAS users. With no time for Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay, we kicked off the event -
Winter is still 6 weeks away, but already parts of the US are under feet, that’s right FEET, of snow. All of the reports I have read say that there is no correlation between this early activity and how brutal the winter will be. I wonder if there is any
SAS experts are gearing up to share knowledge, expertise and insights at SAS Global Forum 2012 In the last two months alone, we have launched SAS 9.3, created a think tank on healthcare analytics, hired a Chief Medical Officer, released a new version of Curriculum Pathways and offered flashcards for