OASUS - Ottawa Area SAS Users Society

The semi-annual OASUS meetings offer presentations, discussions and networking opportunities which can help Ottawa-area SAS users get the most out of their SAS software.

The next OASUS meeting will take place on Thursday, May 28th, 2015, at the National Arts Centre (51 Elgin St). A detailed agenda follows and you may register here.


8:30am: Registration & Light Breakfast

9:00am: Welcome & Introduction (John Ladds, Statistics Canada)

9:05am: SAS News (Matt Malczewski, Communities Manager, SAS Institute (Canada))

9:10am: SAS OPUS (Joel Orr, Statistics Canada)

9:15am: SAS Accessible Analytics (Ed Summers, SAS Institute)
An overview of the accessibility program at SAS including motivation, priorities, process, demonstration of recent ground-breaking projects including collaboration with the Space Telescope Science Institute and NASA, as well as futures plans.

10:00am: Q & A Session (Yves DeGuire, Statistics Canada)
Answers to your questions from the previous meeting will be presented.

10:30am: Break, Networking & Job Exchange Table

10:50am: Accessibility Tips and Tricks for SAS Programmers (Ed Summers, SAS Institute)
A hands-on presentation providing practical examples and guidance for SAS programmers to use to produce accessible SAS output.

11:10am: Localized Messages (Lihsin Hwang, Statistics Canada)
STRING EXTERNALIZATION is the key to making your SAS applications speak multiple languages, even if you can’t. Using the new features in SAS 9.3 for internationalization your SAS applications can be written to adapt to whatever environment they are found in.

11:30am: Closing Remarks & Door Prize(s)

12:00am: Lunch (On Your Own)

Past presentations are now available on the OASUS website.

For more information about OASUS, please visit the OASUS website or contact John Ladds.

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