Let's talk at SAS Global Forum 2015


The 2015 SAS Global Forum is in Dallas, TX, and I'll be there. There are many talks to see and people to meet, so thank goodness for the agenda builder, which enables you to create a schedule in advance.

I always enjoy talking with SAS customers about statistics, simulations, matrix computations, and the SAS/IML product. In fact, my main reason to attend this conference is to talk to customers, so please find me and say hello! Here's my schedule:

Sunday, April 26, 2015

  • At 5:00 p.m. I will give a Super Demo in The Quad (formerly known as the SAS Support and Demo Area). The topic is "Visualizing SAS/IML Programs" and I will show how you can use graphics to find errors, detect inefficiencies, and create high-quality statistical programs in the SAS/IML language.
  • I will be at the SAS/IML booth in The Quad during 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. I am sharing the booth with the SAS Studio folks, so come and see the new browser-based interface to running SAS programs.
  • Find me at the Get-Acquainted Dessert Reception from 8:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Monday, April 27

  • At 10:30 a.m. I give a presentation "Ten Tips for Simulating Data with SAS" in Room C148. This talk features techniques that enable you to write efficient simulations in SAS. The tips are from my book Simulating Data with SAS. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced SAS programmer, I promise that you'll learn something interesting about simulating data with SAS.
  • You will find me at the SAS/IML booth in The Quad during the Customer Appreciation Mixer from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Grab a drink and some hors d'oeuvres and talk to me about the statistical and data analysis problems you face at your company.

Tuesday, April 28

  • I'll be at the SAS/IML booth in The Quad from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.,
  • At 11:00 a.m. I present a Super Demo titled "Ten Tips for Simulating Data with SAS." If you missed my talk on Monday, come to The Quad to hear an informal presentation about the same topic.
  • Have you ever considered writing a book for SAS Press? Join me and other SAS Press authors for lunch in Ballroom D2 and find out what it takes to write a book. Those who attend will have a chance to win a free book (your choice) from the SAS Bookstore.
  • From 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., please join me and other SAS professionals for a linkup of online communities, which will include leading members of the SAS online communities, including representatives from SAS-L, sasCommunity.org, the SAS Support Communities, and other online networking sites for SAS professionals.
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During the conference I will occasionally tweet from my Twitter handle @RickWicklin to the hashtag #SASGF15.

So whether you want to discuss statistical programming, comment on a blog topic, or tell me about a cool project that you are working on, please introduce yourself at the conference. I look forward to meeting old friends... and making some new ones.

If you are going to SAS Global Forum 2015, what are you looking forward to? The talks? The social events? Leave a comment about what you hope to gain by attending this conference.


About Author

Rick Wicklin

Distinguished Researcher in Computational Statistics

Rick Wicklin, PhD, is a distinguished researcher in computational statistics at SAS and is a principal developer of SAS/IML software. His areas of expertise include computational statistics, simulation, statistical graphics, and modern methods in statistical data analysis. Rick is author of the books Statistical Programming with SAS/IML Software and Simulating Data with SAS.

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