Thursday 25 April 2013

NOTE: Fast Facts From SAS Global Forum #sasgf13

SAS Global Forum (SGF) kicks off Sunday evening, but if you can't make it to the conference there are several ways to avoid missing out.

Many of the individual papers plus all of the key sessions will be streamed live to the web; this includes the opening session and the Technology Connection (where SAS R&D staff talk about what's coming in future versions of SAS - including, this year, 9.4). Details of timing and how to connect to the live streams are on the Livestream page of the SGF web site.

A small selection of presentations for individual papers have been packaged in advance on the SGF page on the Brainshark web site. I'm honoured that mine is one of them. Head on over to Brainshark to sample some of the "sights and sounds" of SGF before you even leave home. Frustratingly, my presentation is at the bottom of the list because it's ordered by date and I was first to submit my completed Brainshark package!

Finally, all papers are available in the Proceedings. You can even download them as a single zip and then peruse them offline. There's some fantastic material presented at SGF every year and the Proceedings are a great source of knowledge that remains available for years to come.

You can find my two papers in this year's Proceedings (just search for "Ratcliffe") but I hope you take the opportunity to come along next week in person and say "hi".