Valley of the Sun SAS User’s Group
Agenda for the VALSUG Training Forum on October 24, 2018
Start Time Activity Length
8:00 Doors Open - Breakfast 45 min 8:45 Introductions 15 min 9:00 Manipulating Statistical and Other Procedure Output to Get 120 min the Results That You Need -- Vince DelGobbo 11:00 Break -- Cookies 15 min 11:15 Proc SQL SELECT Queries Every SAS® User Should Know 50 min                      --Kirk Paul Lafler 12:05 Lunch 75 min 1:20 What’s New in SAS® 9.4 -- Melodie Rush 50 min 2:10 Introduction to SAS® Studio -- Melodie Rush 50 min 3:00 Break -- Desserts 20 min 3:20 Ask the Experts - Round Table - Open Question Period 50 min 4:10 Door Prizes 20 min 4:30 Adjourn
Manipulating Statistical and Other Procedure Output to Get the Results That You Need Vince DelGobbo is a Senior Software Developer in the Metadata and Execution Services group at SAS.  This group's responsibilities include the SAS/IntrNet Application Dispatcher and SAS Stored Processes.  He is involved in the development of new Web- and server-based technologies, bringing 3rd-party metadata into SAS, and integrating SAS output with Microsoft Office.  He was also involved in the early development of the ExcelXP ODS tagset.  Vince has been a SAS Software user since 1982, and joined SAS in 1992. 
Melodie Rush is the Statistician for the Customer Loyalty Team at SAS Institute.  Melodie received both her B.S. in Statistics and her Masters in Science of Management with a technical option in Statistics from North Carolina State University. Before joining SAS in 1996, Melodie worked for Research Triangle Institute as a Statistician.  Her responsibilities included implementing national and local surveys of various topics, such as health care, employee benefits, and drug abuse.  As part of her research, she has published work for both the American Statistical Association and the American Public Health Association.  After joining SAS, Melodie has developed presentations and methodology for doing many types of analysis, including data mining, forecasting, data exploration and visualization, quality control and marketing.  She has spent the last 15 years helping companies identify and solve problems in each of these analytical areas.
Kirk Paul Lafler is an entrepreneur, consultant and founder at Software Intelligence Corporation, and has been using SAS since 1979. Kirk is a SAS application developer, programmer, certified professional, provider of SAS consulting and training services, mentor, advisor and adjunct professor at UC San Diego Extension, emeritus Advisory Board member, and educator 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 Press. 2013); Kirk has written hundreds of papers and articles; served as an Invited speaker, trainer, keynote, and section leader at SAS user group conferences and meetings around the world; and is the recipient of 25 “Best” contributed paper, hands-on workshop (HOW), and poster awards.