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, November 17th, 2016 at the Canadian Council for the Arts, 150 Elgin St, 2nd Floor. A detailed agenda follows below and you may register here.

8:30am - 9:00am: Registration and Morning Refreshments 

9:00am - 9:05am: Welcome & Introduction (Greg Ludwinski, Statistics Canada)

9:05am - 9:10am: SAS OPUS Announcement (Joel Orr, Statistics Canada)

9:10am - 9:35am: SAS and Open Source (Sean Robson, SAS Canada, Toronto)

9:35am - 10:00am: Q&A Session (Yves DeGuire, Statistics Canada)
Answers to your questions from the previous meeting will be presented

10:00am - 10:15am: Break, Networking & Job Exchange Table

10:15am - 10:35am: How to Create Data-Driven Lists (Kate Burnett-Isaacs, Statistics Canada)
The concepts of creating data-driven lists for observations, variables, and data sets

10:35am - 10:55am: Proc Sort: COOPRRST (Jayson Shurgold, Health Canada)
A brief overview of programmable sorting algorithms in relation to SAS

10:55am - 11:10am: May the Force Be with Your Clients (Lihsin Hwang, Statistics Canada)
A simple trick to create Excel pivot tables without crunching data inside-out

11:10am - 11:30am: Integration of Hiring and Staffing Data (Dominic Demers, Public Service Commission of Canada)
A case study where hiring and staffing data is processed and dashboards are created using SAS

11:30am - 11:45am: Closing Remarks and Door Prize(s)

11:45am 1:00pm - Independent Lunch (OPUS Session begins at 1:00pm)

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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