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OASUS Autumn 2017 Meeting

Thursday November 23, 2017
University of Ottawa, Huguette-Labelle Room in Tabaret Hall, 550 Cumberland St Directions

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 – 9:20

Presentation: SAS News

Matt Malczewski, SAS Institute (Canada) Inc. - Toronto

A quick look at new developments in the world of SAS including SAS Global Forum, internal programs and more

9:20 – 9:45

Presentation: SAS Metadata Security Journey - prepare to be audited

Michelle Homes, Metacoda - Australia

An overview of security auditing and things to consider.

     Presentation (PDF)

9:45 – 10:05

Presentation: Q&A Session

Yves DeGuire, Statistics Canada

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

     Presentation (PPTX)

     Checkpoint Restart Demo using Labels (PPTX)

     Checkpoint Restart Demo using Steps (PPTX)

     MPRINT Demo (PPTX)

     PRESENV Demo (PPTX)

10:05 – 10:20

Break, Networking & Job Exchange Table

10:20 – 10:50

Presentation: The Inner Workings of the Data Step

Mathieu Gaouette, Prospective MG Inc.

Understanding what is happening behind the scenes of the data step

     Presentation (PDF)

10:50 – 11:10

Presentation: Automating Descriptive Statistics

Cheng Cong, Canada Revenue Agency

Bored of finding out the variable names, extracting the subset out of the master data source and crunching the data before you can produce the wanted statistics? With the descriptive statistics automation program, just type in the plain language desc

     Presentation (PDF)

11:10 – 11:30

Presentation: That Macro Talk

Mathieu Gaouette, Prospective MG Inc.

Things to consider when parameterizing your SAS programs using the SAS Macro Language

     Presentation (PDF)

11:30 – 12:00

Closing Remarks and Door Prize(s)

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch (on your own)


SAS OPUS – SAS Ottawa Platform Users Society meeting.