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Bay Area SAS® Meeting

Announcement

Dear BASAS User Group Member,

The next meeting of the Bay Area SAS Users Group will be held on February 21st, 2018. Your Bay Area SAS peers, colleagues and friends will come together to exchange ideas, job/contract opportunities, and for networking.

We have three featured speakers, roundtable discussion, and open time where you can share concepts, ideas and a great networking opportunities.

Please bring along your business cards, not only for networking, but to facilitate our registration process.

There will be a bulletin board where job and/or contract opportunities, related events, and other announcements can be affixed. Hiring managers and consultants seeking contracts should bring their requirements on hardcopy for distribution as well as to post on the board.

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Please click R.S.V.P. and fill in your information. Your timely reply will help us in ensuring adequate seating and refreshments.


Details of the Meeting

Date:        Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
   
Time:        12:00 PM (Registration)
         12:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Meeting)
   
Location:        Jazz Pharmaceuticals
         3180 Porter Drive
         Palo Alto, CA 94304

Meeting Contacts

Facility Host: Diane Androvich (650) 496-3075
  Diane.Androvich@jazzpharma.com
   
Event Host: Thomas Leung (415) 956-3611
  tleung@tmcsoftware.com
 
Map of Jazz Pharmaceuticals
Directions to Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Directions from North Bay:

• Merge onto US-101 S.
• Follow US-101 S and I-280 S to County Hwy G3 / Page Mill Rd in Los Altos Hills.
• Take Exit 20 from I-280 S.
• Use left lane to keep left at the fork & follow signs for Arastradero Rd E / Veterans Hospital / Palo Alto.
• Turn left onto County Hwy G3 / Page Mill Rd.
• Turn right onto Porter Dr.
• Destination will be on the right.

Directions from East Bay:

• Merge onto I-880 N / Nimitz Fwy N toward Oakland.
• Take CA-84 W / Decoto Road exit (EXIT 21) toward Dumbarton Br.
• Get on US-101 S in East Palo Alto.
• Take the Embarcadero Rd/ Oregon Expwy Exit from US-101 S.
• Follow Oregon Expwy and Page Mill Rd to Porter Dr.
• Continue onto Oregon Expwy.
• Continue onto Page Mill Rd.
• Turn left onto Porter Dr.
• Destination will be on the right.

Bay Area SAS® Meeting Agenda

Essential Programming Techniques Every SAS® User Should Learn
Kirk Paul Lafler

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Essential Programming Techniques Every SAS® User Should Learn
Kirk Paul Lafler

Abstract:

SAS software boasts countless functions, algorithms, procedures, options, methods, code constructs, and other features to help users automate and deploy solutions for specific tasks and problems, as well as to access, transform, analyze, and manage data. This presentation identifies essential programming techniques every pragmatic user and programmer should learn.

Topics include determining the number of by-group levels exist within classification variables; data manipulation with the family of CAT functions; merging or joining multiple tables of data; performing table lookup operations with user-defined formats; creating single-value and value-list macro variables with PROC SQL; examining and processing the contents of value-list macro variables; determining the FIRST., LAST. and Between by-group rows; processing repetitive data with arrays; and using metadata to perform better understand the contents of SAS data sets.

About the speaker:

Kirk Paul Lafler is an entrepreneur, consultant and founder of Software Intelligence Corporation and a SAS user since 1979. Kirk is a SAS® application developer, programmer, data analyst, mentor, SAS Certified Professional, advisor and professor at UC San Diego Extension, emeritus sasCommunity advisory board member, and provider of IT consulting services and education to SAS users around the world.

As the author of six books including Google Search Complete! (Odyssey Press. 2014) and PROC SQL: Beyond the Basics Using SAS, Second Edition (SAS Institute. 2013), Kirk has written hundreds of papers and articles; been an Invited speaker at SAS International, regional, special-interest, local, and in-house user group conferences/meetings; and is the recipient of 25 "Best" contributed paper, hands-on workshop (HOW), and poster awards.

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Main Contact:
Thomas Leung
Bay Area SAS Users Group
155 Sansome Street, Suite 650, San Francisco, CA 94104
tleung@tmcsoftware.com