Moved again. Did you blink and miss it?

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Sometime very recently, probably while you weren't looking, I changed jobs at SAS (yes, again). This time it's a bigger change for me, because I'm no longer part of the SAS R&D organization, where I've worked for nearly 14 years. Instead, I'm part of the team known internally as Professional Services, and more commonly known to the rest of the world as "SAS consulting."

I'm not one of those consultants who gets to jet around on special assignment and help customers to solve their problems using SAS. Those folks have a great job, but they are like the "James Bond" of SAS -- if SAS had a Secret Service, it would be staffed by SAS consultants.

No, my job is more like "Q", where I get to build some of the nifty things that our "special agents" can put into service on your behalf. I work for a team called the Global Services Factory; we identify the "SAS gadgets" that are most useful for a variety of customer engagements, and we build and support them. (I also get to move to the newest SAS building, the LEED-certified Building C, with its awesome architecture and cafe.)

Even though my reporting structure and title has changed, I hope that my blog readers won't notice much that's different. I'll still be here, sharing what I've learned about SAS, SAS Enterprise Guide, and other topics. I'll still drop in on the discussion forums. I can still be found on Twitter. And I hope to still attend SAS user group events, when invited.

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Chris Hemedinger

Senior Manager, SAS Online Communities

+Chris Hemedinger is the manager of SAS Online Communities. Since 1993, Chris has worked for SAS as an author, a software developer, an R&D manager and a consultant. Inexplicably, Chris is still coasting on the limited fame he earned as an author of SAS For Dummies.  He also hosts the SAS Tech Talk webcasts each year from SAS Global Forum, connecting viewers with smart people from SAS R&D and the impressive work that they do.

2 Comments

  1. Alan Churchill on

    Congrats Chris. As a former PSD guy myself, I am hoping you enjoy it as much as I did. I built a number of tools for the field during my tenure. It is a fun, rewarding thing to do.

    I am working on some stuff for code documentation and automated chm builds. We can catch up on it at some point.

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