Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 
James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall North, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota

- Melodie Rush - SAS - Proven Practices for Predictive Modeling

- Shannon Moore - SAS Hidden Gems in SAS® Enterprise Guide®

Shannon Moore - SAS Creating and Deploying SAS® Stored Processes

Melodie Rush - SAS Introduction to the SAS® Macro Facility

- Patrick Kelly - US Bank Self-Writing SAS Code: Not Yet Self-Aware
Collecting data from disparate sources can be a challenge. Taking advantage of self-writing code, by passing SAS macro variables across platforms, can allow you to make the best use of each platform and its specialties. This presentation will show how to use the SAS Macro Facility and CALL EXECUTE to span the diaspora of data, thus aiding in your data quest.

- Britta J KelseyBassett - US Bank The  Mystery of the PROC SORT options NODUP, NODUPKEY (and others!) Revealed!

The NODUP and NODUPKEY options can be useful with the SORT procedure but they can be dangerous if you do not understand them completely. In this presentation, learn more about how these options work and the difference between them. This presentation will also go into detail about a newer option for the SORT procedure, NOUNIQUEKEY, and how it can be a very useful data exploratory tool.


Brian Bream and Steve Ricci - Collier IT - Feeling landlocked in your SAS deployment? Learn how a cloud deployment could set you free.

Times are changing for SAS users as more organizations move from local datacenters to cloud services. SAS users can feel left behind as they struggle to maintain performance and efficiencies in their data processing and analytic workloads. In this session we will discuss the issues and opportunities involved in cloud modernization. We will cover how cloud solutions can help you locate your SAS processing in proximity of your data sources as well as add benefits across your organization by offloading procurement, system administration, installation, and support responsibilities. We will give examples of how the elastic nature of the cloud can be applied to SAS use cases to make you more agile and efficient.

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Due to difficulties finding speakers, we will now be focusing on the Summer meeting hosted by SAS.  Additional meetings will be planned if we have enough speakers.