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SAS-L BOF discussion

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(earlier discussion thread)

From: Mike Rhoads
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 18:19:53 -0500

The annual SAS-L BOF at SAS Global Forum is scheduled for 7:00-8:00
Tuesday evening.

I assume that the "wiki" effort would be announced at the Monday evening
opening session or at the "technical" opening session on Tuesday morning

Typically we have a guest speaker as one of the BOF activities. Would
it make sense to have this be someone associated with this effort, who
could make a few remarks and then be there for some follow-up
discussion? This might be similar to what we did last year, when the
SAS "Community Forums" were just getting underway.

Feedback would be appreciated. This is not a decision that we need to
make immediately, although we do need some lead time to line up another
speaker if we don't want to go in this direction.


From: Don Henderson
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 17:44:08 -0600


Yes, the current plan is to show/announce this at the Monday night
meeting. We also hope/plan to "demo" this in the EB booth in the demo

But if you can hold off for just a bit as Phil and I make a little more
"infrastructure" progress that would be much appreciated.

Also, we would likely want to make sure that the guest speaker was an EB
member as opposed to a SAS employee.

Don Henderson
(301) 570-5530 (office)
(301) 980-9027 (cell)


From: J. Philip Miller
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 17:55:47 -0600

I think this is a great idea!


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From: Paul A. Thompson
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 18:01:43 -0600

I agree with Don, must be EB not SI. Maybe a D&P?


From: Mike Rhoads
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 08:11:33 -0500

Thanks for the feedback, guys. I don't see any reason why we couldn't
deviate from our usual "SAS speaker" program item and have an "EB guest
speaker" instead, if we want to go in that direction. Mid-March would
probably be a good time to finalize a decision either way.

It's been interesting to see how SocialText has managed this thread. It
has managed to keep it together nicely, although I guess I will have to
get used to having the most recent stuff at the bottom rather than the
top. And it doesn't discard any previously-posted text that is included
in the reply, which is why I decided to make this a "clean" post with no



I believe this would be an great opportunity.

contributed by jkelley on Feb 20 10:29am

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