Senior Principal Biostatistician Al Barron, a SAS user for 27 years, has read most of the SUGI proceedings, recently finishing the only two volumes he hadn't read – 1976 and 1980. His most memorable SAS moment was managing to get a negative sum of squares using PROC GLM; alas, he has been unable to reproduce the error since.
Mitchell Brahin has fun with SAS by using it to process millions of records – splitting them, sorting them and piecing them back together.
Nancy Brucken's most memorable moment was being part of a team that built a customized SAS/AF® driven menu system as part of the FDA submission. The reviewers used that system for two years, and during that time she only received one phone call with a question regarding the system!
Find out what Kirby Cossey, a loyal SAS user for 28 years, says is his most memorable SAS moment – the answer may surprise you!
Michael Davis has been a SAS user since 1985 and has specialized in developing decision-support, Web-enabled applications and data warehousing systems.
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Ronald Fehd a SAS user for more than 25 years, has made more than 6,000 posts to the SAS-L listserv.
Senior Applications Developer Lori Goldman points to SAS Community discussion forums as a great resource for helping her overcome roadblocks and to get complex questions answered.
Paul Grasso says that even though he’s been using SAS for 24 years, he’s still learning. He believes that connecting with other SAS users is one of the best ways to solve coding problems.
Sunil Gupta is a best-selling SAS author and global corporate trainer. Gupta serves as a section chair and "code doctor" for many local, regional and international SAS users group meetings. He feels it's important to share his knowledge and passion with other SAS users.
Kurt Klee advises brand-new SAS users to take courses at a SAS training center so they will learn how to use SAS "the right way" from the people who know it best.
Michael Mancini didn't have to gamble when it came to software - he used SAS to develop a model predicting the likelihood of a patron visiting the casino within a certain time period. He cites the model as his most innovative use of SAS.
Jenine Milum is a Vice President and Analytics Manager at Wells Fargo Bank. She has written numerous SAS papers, is a frequent lecturer and has received several Best Paper awards.
Barbara Okerson, a senior health information consultant and a SAS Certified Professional, finds SAS a great fit for process automation in health care.
Unfortunately, Thomas Orndorff, can't tell you about his most satisfying achievement in 28 years of using SAS. That's because the story is highly classified -- he used SAS to help in the defense of his country in his role as a consultant for the National Security Agency.
Bill Parman, a SAS user for the past 24 years, says new users can improve their coding capabilities in two simple steps: become a student of the language and read the manual.
Gary Pool says that SAS has not merely changed in the 25 years he's used it, it has transformed! He says that it has only become more and more programmer friendly and, at the same time, easier for the novice to produce excellent results.
Rex Pruitt works for Premier Bankcard, where he's responsible for marketing analytic support, portfolio data mining, predictive modeling, staff management and project management. He's also very active in SAS® users group leadership.
In Bob Romero's 27 years of using SAS, he's solved countless problems in innovative ways with SAS while watching his favorite products evolve along the way.
SAS Global Forum 2015 Conference Chair Tyler Smith says he’s definitely been influenced by other SAS users during “our yearly brain dumps” (aka SAS Global Forum). Smith says that’s where people come together and share innovative ways to solve problems.
Walter Smith has been using SAS for 29 years and says he hasn't yet found an analytic problem that couldn't be solved with SAS one way or another.
Mark Tabladillo lists completing his dissertation as the biggest problem he has used SAS to solve. He’s also used SAS to solve problems in many consulting projects across multiple industries.
Bharat Thakkar, a management and programmer analyst at the US Department of Veterans Affairs, cites presenting at SAS Users Group International/SAS Global Forum as his most memorable SAS-related moment.
Angelo Tinazzi says he uses SAS daily for most of his problems at work, with the exception of "people management." (Note from SAS: We don't have a solution for that yet.)
Adeline Wilcox says her most memorable SAS moment was when she filled in for another SAS programmer on a SAS Bowl team at a NESUG conference. She answered more questions than she thought she could!
Tom Winn founder of two users groups (Austin-Area and South Central), says he has happy memories of sharing SAS knowledge with other SAS users.
Mike Zdeb finds that SAS is very helpful in solving one universal problem for college students: helping them find jobs. Zdeb says the SAS skills he teaches his students really help them stand out when applying for jobs.