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OASUS Autumn 2016 Meeting

Thursday November 17, 2016
Canada Council for the Arts, 150 Elgin Street, 2nd floor

8:30 AM – 9:00

Registration and Breakfast


Come network with your SAS Ottawa peers, and enjoy a free Continental Breakfast hosted by SAS Ottawa.

9:00 – 9:05

Welcome & Introduction

Greg Ludwinski, Statistics Canada SAS Project Leader, SAS OASUS President

9:05 – 9:10

SAS OPUS (SAS Ottawa Platform Users Society)

Joel Orr, Statistics Canada, SAS OPUS President

Get a preview of the SAS OPUS meeting that will be held right after lunch.

9:10 – 9:35

Presentation: SAS and Open Source

Sean Robson, SAS Institute (Canada) Inc. - Toronto

     Presentation (PPT)

9:35 – 10:00

Presentation: Q&A Session

Yves DeGuire, Statistics Canada


Answers to your questions from the previous meeting will be presented.

     Presentation (EGP)

     Notes (RTF)

10:00 – 10:15

Break, Networking & Job Exchange Table

10:15 – 10:35

Presentation: How to Create Data-Driven Lists

Kate Burnett-Isaacs, Statistics Canada


The concepts of creating data-driven lists for observations, variables, and data sets.

     Presentation (PPT)

10:35 – 10:55

Presentation: Proc Sort: COOPRRST

Jayson Shurgold, Health Canada


A brief overview of programmable sorting algorithms in relation to SAS.

     Presentation (PPT)

10:55 – 11:10

Presentation: May the Force Be with Your Clients

Lihsin Hwang, Statistics Canada


A simple trick to create Excel pivot tables without crunching data inside-out.

     Presentation (PPT)

11:10 – 11:30

Presentation: Integration of Hiring and Staffing Data

Dominic Demers, Public Service Commission of Canada


A case study where hiring and staffing data is processed and dashboards are created using SAS.

     Presentation (PPT)

11:30 – 12:00

Closing Remarks and Door Prize(s)

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch (on your own)

1:00

SAS OPUS – SAS Ottawa Platform Users Society meeting.
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