The agenda is as follows:

8:30 - 9:00 Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 9:10 Welcome & Introduction (Greg Ludwinski, Statistics Canada)

9:10 - 9:20 SAS News (Alexandra Jovicic, SAS Canada)
A quick look at new developments in the world of SAS including SAS Global Forum, internal programs and more

9:20 - 9:50 Don't quote me. Almost having fun with quotes and macros (Mathieu Gaouette, Prospective MG inc.)
Confused by quoting in the SAS Macro language? You are not alone.

9:50 - 10:15 Friends of SAS - The SAS Watercooler (Aroop Ghosh, 9713433 Canada Inc.)
Presenting ways to get the most value from being a member of Friends of SAS

10:15 - 10:30 Break, Networking & Job Exchange Table

10:30 - 11:00 Tabulations in SAS with Time Series - a perspective (Karine Désilets and Jun Li, Statistics Canada)
Presenting efficient ways to calculate growth rates and include seasonal data, raking and benchmarking in tabulation tools. The pros and cons of tabulating with PROC MEANS, PROC SUMMARY and PROC FREQ will also be compared.

11:00 - 11:30 Quick Tips (Various OASUS Executives)
A series of quick tips presented by your OASUS executive committee

11:30 - 12:00 Closing Remarks and Door Prize(s)

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (on your own)

1:00 SAS Ottawa Platform Users Society (OPUS) meeting

"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


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