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SAS Online Communities Linkup 2017: Available for viewing

by Community Manager ‎05-03-2017 11:33 AM - edited ‎05-08-2017 01:02 PM (830 Views)

On May 2, 2017, your friends and colleagues from all of the online communities met virtually to review annual stats and awards.  This meeting and those from past years are summarized on the SAS-L BOF page at


Communities represented


  • SAS-L (presented by @art297)
  • (presented by @ArtC)
  • SAS Support Communities (presented by @ChrisHemedinger)
  • SAS Canada Community
  • SAS Professionals UK
  • SAS Professionals on LinkedIn (presented by @AndrewHowell)
  • and more!


Meeting recording and slides


Here's a recording of the meeting.  I've also attached a copy of the slide deck that we presented.



In addition to what we heard from the presenters, there was a lively chat discussion about all of the communities.  Watch the last 15 minutes of the meeting recording to catch all of the questions and the responses from the panelists.




@ArtC announced a Green Thumb award for @paulkaefer


@art297 announced:

And of course, we had a big shoutout to the SAS Support Community Super Users:






Pics: Rick & Nat from SASGF16, Chris, Bev, Mark, and Art from SASGF17


by Occasional Contributor Murali11
on ‎05-03-2017 02:21 PM

Chris, and panelists,

It was a great discussion on statistics of support and community forums and provided great insights. Kudos to the presenter from Australia, who woke up to present at this forum at 3 am. This is awesome commitment. I enjoyed the session as it was my first session. Many thanks to super users who take their time to respond to questions to help the community. I have personally benefited from support communities.

by Trusted Advisor
on ‎05-03-2017 05:59 PM

Thanks @ChrisHemedinger, @art297, @ArtC and @AndrewHowell for putting together the virtual linkup and sharing with the community.


It was a good informative session and I liked having it after SAS Global Forum to review the stats and the awards. As there are many focused linkups at SAS Global Forum now, it would have been a challenge to find a timeslot that didn't clash so having it as a live linkup with a recording for people to review afterwards is a great approach.


Congratulations to the award winners and to all the volunteers and contributors that help grow and support the various SAS communities... we have a wonderful extended family! Smiley Happy Heart


Kind Regards,


by Super Contributor
on ‎05-10-2017 01:06 AM

Hi Chris,


I liked the linkup meeting. I wasn't aware of some of the forums.

It was really nice to hear from some of the great SAS people.