08:30 Registration and Light Breakfast

09:00 Welcome & Introduction (Greg Ludwinski, Statistics Canada)

09:05 SAS OPUS (Joel Orr, Statistics Canada)

09:10 SAS News (Matt Malczewski, SAS Canada, Toronto)
A quick look at new developments in the world of SAS including SAS Global Forum, internal programs and more

09:20 SAS Metadata Security Journey – Prepare To Be Audited (Michelle Homes Metacoda)
An overview of security auditing and things to consider

09:55 Q&A Session (Yves DeGuire, Statistics Canada)
Answers to your questions from the previous meeting will be presented

10:15 Break, Networking & Job Exchange Table

10:30 The Inner Workings of the Data Step (Mathieu Gaouette, Prospective MG Inc.)
Understanding what is happening behind the scenes of the data step

10:50 Automating Descriptive Statistics (Cheng Cong, Canada Revenue Agency)
Bored of finding out the variable names, extracting the subset out of the master data source and crunching the data before you can produce the wanted statistics? With the descriptive statistics automation program, just type in the plain language description of statistics wanted and enjoy sip of coffee while waiting for the SAS statistics table output

11:10 That Macro Talk (Mathieu Gaouette, Prospective MG Inc.)
Things to consider when parametrizing your SAS programs using the SAS Macro Language

11:30 Closing Remarks and Door Prize(s)

12:00 Lunch (on your own)

"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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