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)

"SAS user groups embody the spirit of sharing and collaboration needed to discover and develop best practices. It is these intrinsic values that make each user group a success."

Eric Lacombe, MONSUG President

Contact matt.malczewski@sas.com

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