I had the pleasure of attending the Western Users of SAS Software (WUSS) conference last week in San Francisco, and I am amazed at the energy and enthusiasm for all things SAS at the regional user group conferences. It’s truly an exciting and energizing three days where you can learn so much from SAS users about their personal experience using SAS.
As an editor in the SAS Press group, WUSS is a great opportunity to reconnect face to face with many of the authors I worked with for years, including Ron Cody, Susan Slaughter, Lora Delwiche, Art Carpenter, Lauren Haworth, Charlie Shipp, Ginger Carey, Helen Carey, William Benjamin, Cynthia Zender, Sunil Gupta, and Kirk Lafler, just to name a few. Our authors are fantastic and they’re great to work with, and they have world-class SAS experience that is reflected in their many books.
On Wednesday evening of the conference there was a fun-filled networking mixer where the attendees could relax and wind down from a long day of paper presentations, code clinics, hands-on workshops, tutorials, and super demos. Part of the mixer festivities included a party photographer taking photos in, let’s say, a spirit of Halloween! How many SAS employees can you name?
Congratulations to the co-chairs of WUSS, Ginger Carey and Kathy Valdes, and all the many, many WUSS volunteers for hosting such a successful conference!
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