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Ottawa Area SAS Users Society (OASUS)

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Thursday June 12, 2014

Tentative Agenda

08:30 Registration and Breakfast
09:00 Welcome & Introduction - John Ladds, Statistics Canada
09:05 SAS News - Matt Malczewski, Communities Manager, SAS Canada
09:10 SAS OPUS – Joel Orr, Statistics Canada
09:15 SAS Grid - A Primer
10:00 Q & A Session - Yves DeGuire, Statistics Canada
Answers to your questions from the previous meeting will be presented.
10:20 Break, Networking & Job Exchange Table
10:40 Growing your SAS Team - Howard Hurley, Statistics Canada
This presentation will discuss how Health Statistics Division came to build their own SAS resources sharing community.
11:10 Get Certified as a Base and Advanced SAS Programmer - Pinchao Ma, Statistics Canada
In this presentation, the presenter will generally introduce the SAS Certified Professional Program, as well as review the benefits of becoming a SAS Certified Programmer. Also the presenter will talk about the coverage and the registration of the certification exams. In addition, the presenter will share his experience and strategies in preparing for these two exams.
11:30 Closing Remarks & Door Prizes
11:45 Lunch (on your own)
01:00 SAS OPUS - SAS Ottawa Platform Users Society[1] meeting.

Location: National Art Centre

Tentative dates for future OASUS meetings at the NAC

Thursday November 20, 2014
Thursday June 4, 2015
Thursday November 19, 2015
Thursday June 9, 2016
Thursday November 17, 2016

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--OASUS President (talk) 09:27, 22 April 2014 (CDT)