A conversation with my mentor has always stuck in my mind: Teaching is not about me, directly, it’s about serving my students. Teaching is about providing each of my students what they need to learn the material and to grow academically and as an individual. Teaching is about student learning.
We're kicking off Computer Science Ed Week 2018, and we couldn't be more excited! It’s hard for us to believe, but people outside the field sometimes fail to share that excitement. Again and again we’re asked, "What is computer science?" So we’ve developed an answer that will help transform those puzzled shrugs into nods
A fantastic free app from Curriculum Pathways, CodeSnaps, can engage an entire classroom with just one iPad and one robot. Using printed coding blocks, students create programs that, when scanned by the CodeSnaps app, can be executed on a robotic ball. While CodeSnaps is an excellent resource for introducing students to coding, it
What defines your relationship with the company you choose to work for? Is it a collection of moments and experiences? Or is it the people? For I-Sah Hsieh that connection can be traced back to one moment in time and tied back to one person. Loyalty experienced like never before Ten
When a graph includes several markers or line styles, it is often useful to create a legend that explains the relationship between the data and the symbols, color, and line styles in the graph. The SGPLOT procedure does a good job of automatically creating and placing a legend for most
In part one of this blog posting series, we introduced that the analytics lifecycle is much more than authoring models. As brands develop and invest into creating models to solve critical business problems, so does the requirement to manage these assets as valuable competitive differentiators. In part two of this
IFRS 9 was always going to provide implementation challenges for banks. Besides the purely technical issues, there has been significant scrutiny from a very early stage involving regulators, investors and rating agencies, supervisory boards, and both external and internal auditors. However, it is not all bad: addressing the implementation challenges
Having your handbag stolen is a traumatic experience. Unfortunately, I can now say this from personal experience. Recently I was visiting a beautiful city for an event. It was a lovely warm autumn evening, and we were sitting outside a tapas bar. We were soaking up the atmosphere, and really
Whether you're reading industry articles about smart tags or analyst reports about inventory tracking, you've probably noticed an uptick in coverage on the adoption of IoT (and RFID) in retail. Since I've been following these topics for awhile, I've decided to dedicate a series of posts on the ways IoT can be used
In August 2018, Hurricane Florence came on shore in North Carolina. Much of the damage was from flooding because the storm moved slowly over North and South Carolina. Parts of North Carolina had over 30 inches of rain from the storm, and this caused many of North Carolina’s rivers to
Learn how to use SAS code (PROC HTTP) to read and write files from your Microsoft OneDrive. You'll learn how to create a Microsoft Office 365 app, connect to it with SAS, and automate the integration with your office productivity environment.
I have a confession to make. I’m a gaming enthusiast. Possibly even a gaming nerd. I really love computer games, and not just to play them. I’m interested in how they are made, how they work, and how they might develop in future. I’m particularly interested in how artificial intelligence
A picture paints a thousand words – to humans, at least. Traditionally, however, images have made little sense to computers, which have no conception of the meaning behind the strings of code that make up a digital image. Of course, some computers have long had the ability to identify and
Find out what SAS Global Forum 2019 conference chair MaryAnne DePesquo says about the upcoming conference in Dallas.
I first used telemedicine (the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology) in the mid-90s when I was working as an on-call CT technician in the UK. We used a modem to transfer head trauma scans to the local neurology center for assessment so that the
This blog post shows a few samples of graphs and explains how you can use new functionality in ODS Graphics to make your old graphs look new again. And, ODS Graphics is part of Base SAS, which means that all of these techniques work in SAS University Edition.
The opioid epidemic continues to be one of the largest challenges facing the United States. In 2016, more than 42,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses, and that number continues to climb. Recent data shows that more than 130 people die every day in the United States after overdosing on opioids,
I remember the first time I used PROC GLM in SAS to include a classification effect in a regression model. I thought I had done something wrong because the parameter estimates table was followed by a scary-looking note: Note: The X'X matrix has been found to be singular, and a
Vienna and the Danube River. Numerous songs, stories and movies document the strong and lovely connection between Vienna and its river. This has, however, not always been the case. Over centuries the river remained a big threat for the city, and it took a lot of engineering to convert it
Listening to Roberto Verganti at Analytics Experience 2018 was a great experience. It is an enormous pleasure to watch this professor from Milan Polytechnic, who transmits the same energy in person that he puts into his books. I first came across him in 2010, when thanks to SAS, I took
We want to take actions and measure their impact – scientifically. To measure average speed (of a car) halfway through a given distance, we should mark the midpoint and should have a clock. To measure conversion through a print catalogue and to compare that against the same from a digital
Yesterday I heard someone recount a story of arriving to a show only to realize their tickets were for the next week. As I heard this story, I had flashbacks to Thanksgiving a few years ago, arriving to a vacation rental home on the wrong week. I wrote a post
The universe of customer experiences, digital analytics, personalization and decisioning is massive. At times, it can seem as complicated and vast as the galaxy itself. With intricate subjects underneath this umbrella, you can lose direction, wander aimlessly, or feel a misleading sense of success or failure. When you lose vision,
The world’s largest and most comprehensive social studies professional development conference is NCSS. This year's gathering of teaching professionals from across the country offers a perfect opportunity to showcase the latest FREE online social studies lessons from Curriculum Pathways. It offers 600+ free social studies tools and resources, each addressing the enhanced rigor and critical
The 6th maintenance release of SAS 9.4 is now available for users. Along with it comes a new SG procedure - the SGPIE procedure (pre-production). The primary audience for the SG procedures has been the analytical user, for creating effective displays of analytical data. However, the rich feature set of these
Like many b2b and b2c organizations, our corporate website, www.sas.com, is a critical channel for how people learn about SAS and interact with us in the digital space. We have millions of visitors from around the world on a monthly basis looking to learn more about who we are, what
Do you remember The Matrix movies, that started coming out in 1999? Hopefully this movie franchise didn't give you a fear of virtual reality and AI. The thing I remember most from the movie was the really cool slow-motion video effects (from multiple angles) in the fight scenes. And the