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SAS presenters series: Chris Hemedinger

In hopes of adding to your SAS Global Forum experience, we've kicked off a SAS presenters series. Here, we’ve asked some of the SAS presenters five questions to learn more about what makes them tick, why they chose to present and what they hoped you would take away from the

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International Users: Building bridges

SAS Global Forum is aptly named: SAS users are spread throughout the world, and many of those users are here this week. Nearly 25 percent of SAS Global Forum 2009 attendees are from outside the US. Monday evening’s International Forum and Reception was hosted by the SAS Global Users Group

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Who attended SAS® Global Forum 2009?

The numbers are in and SAS Global Forum 2009 had strong attendance with 3,353 attendees. What do we know about the SAS professionals who gathered in Washington, DC, this week? • 25 percent of attendees traveled here from outside the United States. • The top 10 countries represented were: Canada,

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SAS presenters series: Ed Hughes

In hopes of adding to your SAS Global Forum experience, we've kicked off a SAS presenters series. Here, we’ve asked some of the SAS presenters five questions to learn more about what makes them tick, why they chose to present and what they hoped you would take away from the

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SAS presenters series: Tim Beese

In hopes of adding to your SAS Global Forum experience, we've kicked off a SAS presenters series. Here, we’ve asked some of the SAS presenters five questions to learn more about what makes them tick, why they chose to present and what they hoped you would take away from the

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SAS presenters series: Robert Chu

In hopes of adding to your SAS Global Forum experience, we've kicked off a SAS presenters series. Here, we’ve asked some of the SAS presenters five questions to learn more about what makes them tick, why they chose to present and what they hoped you would take away from the

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Enchantress of Numbers

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, a celebration of a woman who is widely appreciated as "the first programmer". At SAS I work with a lot of programmers and other technical folks, many of whom are women (including my boss and my boss' boss). I tend to take this for granted,

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A few minutes with Dave Barry

During SAS Global Forum, I had the privilege of sneaking backstage at the Technical Session to meet with keynote speaker Dave Barry. I made it abundantly clear to everyone involved, this meeting was all about me and my opportunity to meet a literary legend. The fact that I was on

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SAS presenters series: David Shamlin

In hopes of adding to your SAS Global Forum experience, we've kicked off a SAS presenters series. Here, we’ve asked some of the SAS presenters five questions to learn more about what makes them tick, why they chose to present and what they hoped you would take away from the

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SAS presenters series: Alec S Fernandez

In hopes of adding to your SAS Global Forum experience, we've kicked off a SAS presenters series. Here, we’ve asked some of the SAS presenters five questions to learn more about what makes them tick, why they chose to present and what they hoped you would take away from the

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SAS presenters series: Ron Statt

In hopes of adding to your SAS Global Forum experience, we've kicked off a SAS presenters series. Here, we’ve asked some of the SAS presenters five questions to learn more about what makes them tick, why they chose to present and what they hoped you would take away from the

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SAS presenters series: Daniel Jahn

In hopes of adding to your SAS Global Forum experience, we've kicked off a SAS presenters series. Here, we’ve asked some of the SAS presenters five questions to learn more about what makes them tick, why they chose to present and what they hoped you would take away from the

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SAS presenters series: Bill McNeill

In hopes of adding to your SAS Global Forum experience, we've kicked off a SAS presenters series. Here, we’ve asked some of the SAS presenters five questions to learn more about what makes them tick, why they chose to present and what they hoped you would take away from the

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SAS presenters series: Eric Gebhart

In hopes of adding to your SAS Global Forum experience, we've kicked off a SAS presenters series. Here, we’ve asked some of the SAS presenters five questions to learn more about what makes them tick, why they chose to present and what they hoped you would take away from the

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Dave Barry's keynote to SAS Global Forum

Humor writer and Pulitzer-Prize-winning columnist Dave Barry inspired SAS Global Forum attendees during his keynote presentation at the Technical Session. Dave Barry introduced his topic: “High-speed access to DBMS data using SAS 9.1.3 Data Engines” No, that wasn’t it. He just plucked that from the schedule. Then he started with

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Technology Connection: News you can use

As you heard in Sunday’s Opening Session, SAS reinvests more than a fifth of total revenue in R&D. According to Mark Torr, Global Technology Practice Director, that investment goes into enhancements, updates and new products that SAS® users – you – request. Torr and several SAS employees performed live demos

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Today's highlights from the Conference Chair

~Contributed by Lori Griffin, Conference Chair~ Despite tight travel budgets, more than 3,200 people are registered for SAS Global Forum 2009 -- and 25 percent are from outside the US. Why do SAS users make this conference a priority, travelling hundreds, sometimes thousands of miles to attend? Because for 34

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Meet the SAS User Feedback Award winner

At Opening Session, Annette Harris, Vice President of SAS Technical Support told the audience that user feedback is one of the main ingredients for improving the decision-making power of SAS software. “We value your feedback…we encourage it…and we use it….to make our software better and more responsive to our customers’

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The Code Doctor is in …

Does your SAS code lack energy? Are your macros not 'mending'? Is your data out of sorts? Not to fear, because here at SAS Global Forum, we have emergency treatment for your SAS code. The new Code Doctors section allows you to bring your problematic SAS programs to a SAS

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