WUSS 2011: By the numbers


Ready for some fun facts? These tidbits were all shared during the Western Users of SAS Software (WUSS) conference held in San Francisco this week:


 1.    How many million dollars did a simple Excel spreadsheet error cost TransAlta?

 Answer: $24 million 

2.    What percentage of mobile phone users older than 18 have smartphones?

Answer: 40 percent 

3.    How many people have attended every SAS Global Forum/SUGI conference?

Answer: Two people: Jim Goodnight and J. Philip Miller 

4.    What percentage of the estimated 500 WUSS 2011 attendees are first-timers?

Answer: 48 percent

5.    How many attendees presented at WUSS 2011?

Answer: 91

6.    How many states make up the WUSS region? 

Answer: 12 states, including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming 

7.    How many people are there per square mile in San Francisco?

Answer: 17,179 people 

8.    How many pages were in the SAS manual in 1976?

Answer: 330 pages


Be sure to check out the WUSS website and make plans now to attend WUSS 2012 in Long Beach!


About Author

Anne-Lindsay Beall

Senior Editor

Anne-Lindsay Beall is a writer and editor for SAS. Since joining the company in 2000, Anne-Lindsay has edited print publications, Web sites, customer success stories, blogs and digital publications. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s degree in English from North Carolina State University. You can find her on LinkedIn at: www.linkedin.com/in/annelindsaybeall

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