Ask the Expert Webinar Series

Have It Your Way – Forecasting With SAS® and Open Source

On-Demand • Cost: Complimentary

About the webinar

The Distributed Open Source Code (DOSC) node enables forecasters to use native Python or R code and preferred packages in a seamless way.

They can efficiently process a large number of time series in a distributed manner and use a framework that offers consistency, governance and reusability.

This webinar will provide a high-level overview and interactive demo of the new DOSC node recently made available within SAS Visual Forecasting.

You will learn:

  • Why SAS Visual Forecasting is embracing open source.
  • How the open source program is distributed to efficiently process multiple time series.
  • How to conveniently write compatible open source programs.
  • What output data and results are available after running the node.
  • How the node seamlessly integrates with the standard features of SAS Visual Forecasting.

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About the Experts

Speaker 1

Phil Helmkamp
Principal Software Developer, SAS

Phil Helmkamp graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science in 2008. He worked for a company specializing in simulation software for engineers before joining SAS in 2014. In his current role, Helmkamp is responsible for the web services that serve up the key functionality available in the SAS Visual Forecasting web application.

Speaker 1

Iman Vasheghani Farahani
Senior Research Statistician Developer, SAS

Born in Iran, Iman Vasheghani Farahani earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees at Sharif University of Technology in 2011 and 2013, respectively. He then moved to the US and finished his PhD at North Carolina State University in 2018. His professional journey began in 2016 when he joined SAS as a graduate intern. Currently, he is senior research statistician developer and technical lead in the forecasting application team, where he remains passionate about advancing his knowledge in time series analysis and forecasting.