My journey to SAS Global Forum each year resembles a Gartner “Hype Cycle”. Every year, I leave the conference with a million ideas about how I can take what I’ve learned back into my own practice and think (foolishly) that I should write a paper on this or that. Then there is this lull – this sense of complacency that sets in after the real world takes over – and we go back to work. The excitement rises slightly when abstracts and titles are due, but the reality of the commitments are still far off. Then the trough of disillusionment hits when the paper is accepted, and I hadn’t quite thought through the work that would be involved in preparing the examples, the paper itself and the presentation.
It’s not every day that I would use the word “giddy”, but I have to admit, now that my papers are finished, I can look forward to putting my own schedule together for SAS Global Forum 2014. Never before have I seen so many papers directly targeted to the SAS Administrator – from architecture, to security, to SAS Grid and managing metadata – this year promises to be fantastic!
I am giving a few invited papers this year along with a workshop on SAS Administration that starts on Sunday. But for the experienced as well as the uninitiated, here are a few of my favorite peeps! I say this because pretty much anything they have to talk about is worth your time!
|Margaret Crevar||Paul Homes|
|Ken Gahagan||Peter Villiers|
|Gary Spakes||Stephen Overton|
|Tricia Aanderud||Mike Frost|
And the list goes on – that’s why I love this conference and the SAS ecosystem! In addition, I’m so looking forward to meeting some online friends from the SAS online communities such as SASCommunity.org, communities.sas.com and the LinkedIn groups.
Be sure to create your own schedule at SAS Global Forum Connect. As for me, I’ve created my own wish list of things I want to see in the areas of SAS Administration (along with a few other papers I am required to attend) and have included that for you here!
1318 - Secure SAS® OLAP Cubes with Top-Secret Permissions, Stephen Overton
1247 - SAS® Admins Need a Dashboard, Too, Michelle Homes and Tricia Aanderud
1559 - SAS® Grid Manager I/O: Optimizing SAS® Application Data Availability for the Grid, Gregg Rohaly and Harry Seifert
1684 - Grid—What They Didn't Tell You, Manuel Nitschinger and Phillip Manschek
1792 - Big Data/Metadata Governance, Sigurd Hermansen
1815 - A Case Study: Performance Analysis and Optimization of SAS® Grid Computing Scaling on a Shared Storage, Suleyman Sair and Yingping Zhang
1868 - Queues for Newbies – How to Speak LSF in a SAS® World, Andrew Howell
2237 - The Role of the SAS® Administrator: A Day in the Life of a Modern SAS Enterprise, Greg Nelson, Conference Tutorial
SAS106 - Top 10 Resources Every SAS® Administrator Should Know About, Margaret Crevar
SAS109 - SAS® Administration Panel Discussion, Margaret Crevar
SAS111 - SAS® UNIX Utilities and What They Can Do for You, Jerry Pendergrass
SAS142 - Security Scenario for SAS® Visual Analytics, Dawn Schrader
SAS282 - Useful Tips for Building Your Own SAS® Cloud, Peter Villiers
SAS394 - Exploring Data Access Control Strategies for Securing and Strengthening Your Data Assets Using SAS® Federation Server, Margaret Crevar and Mike Frost