|Date: ||Sun, 21 Oct 2007 01:25:10 EDT|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Charlie Shipp <CharlieShipp@AOL.COM>|
|Subject: ||My notes on WUSS Closing Session|
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Dear SAS-L readers, gurus, programmers:
Congratulations to all involved in our successful
annual regional conference!! And THANKS !!!
In a small way, here is partial re-payment: my notes:
Thanks to Kathy Council for a great Key Note,
and a great team from SAS Institute, and our
own regional leadership. Many from the SGF
executive council joined 500 attendees.
PS: Check out sasCommunity.org for regional links.
Western Users of SAS Software SF 10-19-2007
Closing Session (15th annual 'WUSS' conference)
Co-chairs MaryAnne Hope (Operations) and Besa Smith (Academic) closed the
Photo snapshots of the conference included Registration; Code Doctors; Cyber
Café; paper sessions presentations; SAS Essentials; Demos; Tutorial; and
Thanks goes for all the volunteer support including section chairs, session
coordinators and speakers (invited and contributed.) SAS Institute and
sponsoring vendors held their drawings for valuable prized including iPods,
printers, and SAS course gift certificates.
John Smale gave a presentation on SAS Global Accounts "IT Matters!"
The awards for Best Paper were presented for the conference sections.
Analysis & Statistics: David Mink et.al.
"Recreating the SELECTION=SCORE Model Specification with the BEST=n
Effect Selection Option for PROC SURVEYLOGISTIC"
Application Development: Vic de Leon
"Is Your UNIX/SAS System Healthy?"
Coder's Corner: Eric Elkin
"Govern the Clock -- Adding the Run Data and Time of a SAS Program to
Your Log, LST, and RTF Output"
Data Presentation and Business Intelligence: Nathaniel Derby
"Revisiting DDE: An Updated Macro for Exporting SAS into
Custom-Formatted Excel Spreadsheets: (Part I -- Usage and
Database Management and Wearhousing: Mal Foley
"MISSING VALUES: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know"
Management, Careers, & Professional Development: Kirk Paul Lafler and C.E.
"Consulting -- Critical Success Factors"
Posters: Jeanina Worden and Chunmei Yong
"A Datum to Remember: Using the RETAIN Statement"
The election results for User Group Liaison: Wei Chang ((applause))
Chair Warren Stinson presented a few slides covering SGF 2008.
It will be in San Antonio Texas, March 16-19.
The next annual western states conference will be in Universal City, Nov 5-7,
Operations Chair: Mary Katz Academic Chair: Patrick Thornton
"We all had fun  and will continue next year . Volunteer!
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