Live Webinar

The Data Scientist Learning Journey: How to Use SAS® Viya® With Open Source

This webinar series is designed for individuals who want to elevate their data science skills using SAS® and keep pace with the most innovative technology.

Aug. 10 • 11 a.m. ET • Cost: Complimentary

The Data Scientist Learning Journey

About the webinar

SAS Viya integrates open source technology across the analytics life cycle, so you can extract insights from data using your tool of choice.

This session is designed for both SAS programmers and Python or R users.

Join us for practical tips, whether you want to use SAS to speed up big data processing, collaborate with team members with mixed programming skills, or learn about open source code and SAS Viya.

In this one-hour webinar, Catherine Truxillo, Director of Advanced Analytics Education, and Ari Zitin, Senior Analytical Training Consultant, will share all the ways SAS Viya can be used with open source code and where you can find resources to learn more.

You will learn:

  •  About open source packages that empower users to work with Viya.
  • How SAS graphical interfaces can be used to compare results from open source code with results from SAS procedures and tools.
  • How to learn more about Viya capabilities that interest you.

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About the Experts


Catherine Truxillo
Director of Analytical Education, SAS

Catherine Truxillo has written or co-written SAS training courses for advanced statistical methods, including: multivariate statistics, linear and generalized linear mixed models, multilevel models, structural equation models, imputation methods for missing data, statistical process control, design and analysis of experiments, and cluster analysis. She also teaches SAS courses using SAS/IML®, SAS® Enterprise Guide®, SAS® Enterprise Miner, SAS Forecast Studio and JMP® software.


Ari Zitin
Senior Analytical Training Consultant, SAS

Ari Zitin holds bachelor’s degrees in physics and mathematics from UNC-Chapel Hill. His research focused on collecting and analyzing low-energy physics data to better understand the neutrino. Ari taught introductory and advanced physics and scientific programming courses at UC-Berkeley while working on a master’s in physics with a focus on nonlinear dynamics. At SAS, he has developed courses on how to use Python code to control SAS analytical procedures.