Carol Bartosz laughs that she may be considered a dinosaur because when she trains new SAS users, she starts with Base SAS. Once they get the hang of that, she lets them use SAS® Enterprise Guide®.
Thomas Burgan says SAS has changed over the years but has also stayed the same. While he can now create better looking reports, the SAS code he wrote 35 years ago still runs without error.
Michele Burlew is the author of the book SAS Macro Programming Made Easy. She has used SAS for 32 years and loves writing books and SAS programs. To be able to combine the two was a wonderful opportunity. Burlew's seventh SAS book, SAS Hash Object Programming Made Easy, was published in September 2012.
Art Carpenter learned SAS using the blue SAS 76 manual. In his 35 years of using SAS, this consultant's list of publications includes five books on SAS programming and numerous papers presented at SAS Global Forum and other users group conferences.
John DeMeo is a SAS Certified Base Programmer and a SAS Certified Advanced Programmer for SAS®9. His most memorable moment is giving a paper at SAS Global Forum in 2007.
Frank DiIorio, a self-proclaimed SAS zealot since 1975, is President of CodeCrafters Inc., a consulting firm specializing in pharmaceutical applications and SAS training.
Marje Fecht, has been using SAS since 1979 and specializes in building and teaching efficient, adaptable and reusable solutions. She says that the SAS community is her second family and is grateful for the network of friends around the globe who provide answers and advice in minutes. Marje will serve as the Conference Chair for SAS Global Forum 2014.
Perry Gibson is an independent consultant who has been using SAS for 35 years. His most memorable moments were creating his son’s name using PROC PLAN, participating in a successful SAS partnership while working for a software company, supporting 5,000 SAS users at Kaiser Permanente and creating a year’s worth of simulated computer performance data with varying usage patterns from 24 hours of real data for use in a software demo environment.
Senior SAS Programmer/Analyst Jerry Hamilton has more than 32 years of SAS programming experience. He enjoys creating interactive applications using SAS/AF® and SAS/FSP®, and he says he's never stopped loving and supporting SAS – even when he was forced to learn SQL to use PROC SQL.
Finance Specialist Arlen Harmoning has more than 34 years of SAS programming experience and says that SAS has not only made him more productive and valuable to his employers, but has also given him great personal enjoyment and satisfaction. He says his feelings about working with SAS are the same as a carpenter's feelings about his favorite tool.
Find out how Professor Steven Howe keeps his students in awe with the power of SAS®.
Veteran SAS programmer Andrew Karp has flown more than a million miles and visited more than 11 countries in his job as a consultant. Find out how a job in New Zealand teaching SAS at an aluminum smelter was almost his last!
Jim Kissler, Director of Service Delivery at a large financial services firm, supports analytic platforms, hardware and software for risk infrastructure and supports 1,500 analytic users across the enterprise.
Andrew Kramer, PhD, designs, analyzes and writes up research studies as a Senior Research Manager at Cerner Corporation. He also creates patents for novel analytical methods, presents his findings at scientific conferences, writes manuscripts for publication and more.
Doc Muhlbaier, Associate Professor at Duke University School of Medicine, relies on a few key "bread-and-butter" SAS products for his work in health services research.
Lindsey O’Rourke started using SAS® in 1983 while working for a hospital, supporting finance applications. He picked up a SAS reference guide, coded a simple example and hasn’t stopped programming in SAS since!
David Pasta has been using SAS since 1977 and is the author or co-author of more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and an array of book chapters, technical reports and other presentations. He says he has seen SAS go from one thin manual to scores of manuals and that SAS has come a long way from its original acronym.
Charles Patridge's claim to fame is that he had the honor of starting the very first local area SAS users group – Hartford Area SAS Users Group – in 1983.
James Peluso earned his bachelor’s and master’s of science degrees in applied mathematics and statistics from Stony Brook University. He was a GEICO associate from 1973 to 1999 and then worked as a statistical consultant before returning to GEICO in 2006 as a part-time SAS® programmer. Peluso is currently a full-time and adjunct assistant professor of mathematics and statistics at Nassau Community College in New York. He also continues to work as a part-time SAS programmer at GEICO.
Brett Peppe says SAS has come a REALLY LONG way since he started using it in 1977. Find out the one resource he says new users shouldn't be without.
When Martin Porter first started using SAS, he worked for a large Cleveland bank where he helped manage the bank's investment portfolio. He was delighted when the bank CFO was quoted in American Banker as saying that he had "wizards in the back room" helping manage the bank's investments.
Paul A. Thompson first used SAS® in 1975 as a new graduate student. He says that he’s used SAS in many ways since 1975. But right now, he’s particularly excited about the longitudinal and mixed model PROCs (GLM, MIXED, LIMMIX, NLMIXED, GENMOD) and the SAS macro language.
Nina Werner says that SAS has always been responsive to its users, adding new features based on responses to the SASware Ballot®. And though the software has changed (and expanded) over the years, she is glad to see the attitude of responsiveness has continued.
Richard Wright, an IT Specialist at the Veterans Affairs/Office of the Inspector General, reflects on more than three decades of experience with SAS and how it all began.