It's hard to believe I'm heading out to SAS Global Forum for the first time as a SAS employee! Before coming to SAS, I had attended the SAS Users Group International annual conventions for several years running, and had even presented a couple of papers there. I remember the feeling of excitement building up before the conference, and the "geek in a technology store" feeling invoked by the information-rich environment and plethora of like-minded SAS users willing to share ideas. So my journey back begins in the Raleigh-Durham international airport (RDU), and I find myself eager to dive in once more.
The schedule is a bit daunting - after all, I AM 10 years older than the last time... Tonight I hope to make it to the SAS Twitterers TweetUp at the Marriott Marquis. Sunday afternoon, I'll be presenting a pre-conference workshop "What will DS2 do for You?". During the actual conference I'll be lab assistant for several of the hands-on workshops. And in between, I hope to attend several papers and perhaps even find time to tweet (@SASJedi) and/or blog about my experiences at my first SAS Global Forum. Perhaps I'll even see YOU there!
May the SAS be with you!