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Ottawa Area SAS User Group Meeting

Thursday, June 9 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Join us on MS Teams!

Cost: Complimentary

SAS User Groups provide an excellent opportunity to share knowledge and experience, and learn more about SAS solutions from colleagues, peers and SAS professionals. Whether you're a seasoned SAS software user with experiences to share or a newcomer who'd like to interact with other users, a user group is an excellent way to help you get the most value from your SAS technology. User groups offer a unique opportunity to:

  • Get an immediate return on your time investment. You can apply the techniques and skills you've learned as soon as you return to work.
  • Learn what's worked from other users and SAS professionals dealing with similar challenges
  • Get to know other SAS users and tap into local SAS resources

We look forward to seeing you on June 9.



1:00 pm - 1:10 pm

Welcome and Introduction
Greg Ludwinski, Statistics Canada

1:10 pm - 1:45 pm

Managing Hot Fixes in a SAS 9.4 Multi Server Environment
Pierre Dupuis, Desjardins

Pierre shares how he manages hot fixes.

1:45 pm - 2:05 pm

SAS Hackathon, What Is It All About?
Tom Kari, Tom Kari Consulting

Tom shares his experience participating in the SAS Hackathon.

2:05 pm - 2:45 pmManaging SAS Metadata Programmatically
Yoan Bolduc, CIHI


Tips and tricks for working with SAS metadata using SAS code.

2:45 pm - 2:55 pm

What's New at SAS?, Closing Remarks, and Prize Draw

2:55 pm onwards

Jobs Table and Discussion Period

Join us on MS Teams. Link will be provided prior to the event.             

Join us using ON24 followed by a networking portion on MS Teams.


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