Don’t WUSS Out – Five “Can’t Miss” Happenings at WUSS 2015


WUSS2015With all of the classes and presentations offered at this year’s Western Users of SAS Software conference, planning your activities can easily become overwhelming. Have no fear – we are here to help! Below are five “can’t miss” happenings at WUSS 2015!

1. Jennifer Waller’s Keynote Address - Wednesday, September 9

Jennifer Waller has been a SAS users since 1989 and is no stranger to presenting at SAS Users Group conferences. She has presented at SESUG and SAS Global Forum and will serve as the chair of Global Forum in 2016. In her keynotes address, How to Get Your SAS On, Jennifer will talk about her passion for volunteering within SAS Users Groups.

2. WUSS Happening Networking Mixer - Wednesday, September 9

The refreshments are great, but the real benefit of this event is meeting fellow WUSSes, SAS employees, exhibitors and presenters. You just may meet that person who has the perfect solution to your coding problem or has great career advice.

3. SAS Essentials Workshop - Wednesday, September 9

If you’re a new SAS user or a professional looking to get back to basics, you won’t want to miss the SAS Essentials Workshop with Susan Slaughter. The workshop is split into 3 sections:

  • How SAS Thinks: SAS Basics I
  • Introduction to DATA Step Programming: SAS Basics II
  • Introduction to SAS Procedures: SAS Basics III

The SAS Essentials Workshop is offered as part of your conference fee, so there’s no additional cost.

4. Exercises and Projects for the Little SAS Book Signing - Thursday, September 10

Authors Rebecca Ottesen, Susan Slaughter and Lora Delwiche will be signing copies of Exercises and Projects for the Little SAS Book in the exhibit space behind the SAS Training & Books booth. If these names all sound familiar, it’s because they are all presenting at the conference as well. Susan and Lora present SAS Macro Programming for Beginners; Rebecca will present Web Services and Web Scraping with SAS, along with Brian Bahmanyar.

5. Resource Central - Throughout the conference

Resource Central is the heart of your WUSS experience! This is where you will find exhibitor booths, e-posters, the attendee lounge and WUSS Theater. Visit WUSS Theater for short presentations, demos, career tips and more.

So there you have it. Five events not to miss. We hope you have a great WUSS experience and I’ll see you in San Diego.


About Author

Nancy Moser

Sr Events Project Manager

Nancy Moser is an Event Project Manager, with a passion for providing memorable events and communities to share knowledge and connect with other SAS users. As a member of the Users Group Programs Team, Nancy works the Regional Users Groups and SAS Global Users Groups to share relevant content with community participants. An MBA graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Nancy has over 15 years’ experience in the IT industry. Nancy previously worked in the Utilities industry as a business analyst and in the Securities Industry as a Financial Principal. Nancy enjoys gardening, reading and cooking for her family and friends.

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