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joeFurbee
Community Manager

Hi Developers,

explore-bumper-slides-1.jpgRegistration is now open for SAS Explore 2023. This is a must-attend for SAS enthusiasts. The three-day event will be held live, in Las Vegas, on September 11-14, 2023. We've scheduled over 100 breakout sessions, dozens of super demos, training, and hands-on workshops.

 

Attendance is a no-brainer. But what sessions should you attend? Well, it's ultimately up to you, but I've perused the list and come up with a list of must-sees from a developer's perspective.

 

Some of the sessions overlap, so you make the call. I'll also add a plug here for my session, developer.sas.com 2.0: The Relaunch of the SAS Developer Portal, Wednesday, at 1:30. I'll also be in the Innovation Hub throughout the conference. Please find me and say hello.

 

See you there!

 

Title

Description

Speaker

Type & Time

Building SAS Studio Flows in SAS Viya This course is for users who do not have SAS programming experience but need to access and prepare data and present summarized results. This course focuses on using flows, a point-and-click tool in SAS Studio that visualizes data transformation processes. SAS Instructor

Training

Mon, 1 - 6

Developing Custom Steps with SAS® Studio Analyst This course teaches you how to develop custom steps to create a user interface on top of your own code that can be shared, reused and executed in SAS Studio flows. SAS Instructor

Training

Mon, 1 - 6

SAS Viya and Python Integration Fundamentals

In this course, you'll learn to use the Python SWAT (SAS Wrapper for Analytics Transfer) package to take advantage of the SAS Cloud Analytic Services (CAS) engine in SAS Viya for massively parallel processing (MPP) using familiar Python syntax.  SAS Instructor

Training

Mon, 1 - 6

Optimizing Your SAS Jobs When Working With Snowflake Learn how to optimize SAS jobs for Snowflake. We'll delve into advanced techniques to enhance performance and efficiency. SAS Instructor

Super Demo

Tues, 11:30 - 11:55

Discover the Power of App Factory

We'll guide you step-by-step on how to craft a cutting-edge, robust, high-speed progressive web app (PWA), leveraging top-tier standards and practices tailored to any SAS® function or model.  SAS Instructor

Super Demo

Tues, 12 - 12:25 

Integrating SAS Studio With Apache Airflow

With SAS Provider for Airflow, it's possible to create Airflow tasks to execute SAS Studio Flows, aka data pipelines, jobs and other assets. SAS Instructor

Super Demo

Tues, 12 - 12:25 

App Factory: A Comprehensive Solution for Efficient SaaS Applications

We will demonstrate how – with App Factory – you can easily turn your ideas into standard API-fronted cloud compute functions that can be consumed by the rest of your organization – whether you're working with SAS code or Python. SAS Instructor

Super Demo

Tues, 12:30 - 12:55 

SAS Viya Workbench: On-Demand Developer Environments

Learn about SAS Viya Workbench and the convenience of spinning up a personal development environment on demand. SAS Instructor

Super Demo

Tues, 12:30 - 12:55 
SAS Viya Tour: What Makes SAS Viya Special Let SAS be your research analyst extraordinaire! From SAS Visual Analytics to Model Studio to SAS Studio, we'll show you how no-code and low-code tools on the SAS Viya platform speed up your analysis and increase your time to value. Lincoln Groves

Breakout

Tues, 1:30 - 2:15

SAS Viya Unleashed: Scalable and Performant Algorithms Across Coding Languages and Environments

Explore the cutting-edge capabilities of SAS Viya Workbench, a lightweight and fast-deployment environment that empowers users of SAS, Python and R to harness the full potential of SAS algorithms. Udo Sglavo & Brett Wujek

Breakout

Tues, 1:30 - 1:50

Using a Git Repository with SAS Studio

Learn how to effectively use Git with SAS Studio on the SAS Viya platform Stephen Foerster

Hands-on Workshop

Tues, 2:45 - 3:30

Learn SAS Event Stream Processing Open Source Integration With Git and Grafana on Azure Marketplace

Learn how to package and store streaming projects in Git to facilitate distribution and enhance version control. Steven Allan & Daniele Cazzari

Breakout

Tues, 2:45 - 3:35

Unlocking Actionable Intelligence at Scale: Streamlining Delivery of SAS Visual Analytics Insights

Publish insights at scale through your custom-designed web apps using familiar cloud, developer and DevOps technologies. In this session, you’ll see how to use SAS Visual Analytics and the SAS Viya SDK for JavaScript to deploy your insights at scale. Brad Morris

Breakout

Tues, 2:45 - 3:35

Unlock Your Data with Python and SAS Viya

Learn how to use Python and the SAS Viya platform to turn complex questions into understandable, actionable insights using the SAS Cloud Analytic Services (CAS) engine on the platform for massively parallel processing. Peter Styliadis

Hands-on Workshop

Tues, 4 - 4:45

Customize Your Way to Success: Using Custom Steps From the SAS GitHub Repository in SAS Studio

SAS Studio Custom Steps enable you to create a user interface for users at your site to complete a specific custom task. There is a public GitHub repository of these custom steps designed by both SAS employees and other customers that you can import and use at your site. MK Queen

Breakout

Tues, 4 - 4:20

SAS Visual Forecasting Open Source Modeling Node

SAS Visual Forecasting software, which offers an open environment for large-scale automatic modeling and forecasting, now supports running programs written in Python or R in its new open source modeling node. Mahesh Joshi

Breakout

Tues, 4 - 4:20

Developing Purpose-Built Applications With SAS

Caesars Entertainment is using SAS® Viya® for charter flight scheduling analytics to more strategically schedule flights to maximize profitability.  Malorie Robinson & Pavan Kapur

Breakout

Tues, 4:30 - 4:50

SAS Viya Workbench: The Programming Experience

Learn about SAS Viya Workbench through the lens of the programmer, whether SAS or Python. We'll focus on the programming experience and how we make driving SAS analytics easier and more intuitive. SAS Instructor

Super Demo

Tues, 5 - 5:25

Increase Your Productivity With the SAS Extension for Visual Studio Code

The official SAS Extension for Visual Studio Code combines the power of the SAS analytics platform with the convenient and incredibly popular Visual Studio Code development environment.  SAS Instructor

Super Demo

Wed, 11:30 - 11:55

Performant Python Model Batch Execution

Deploy Python models using SAS® Model Manager into our container optimized for scoring batch data. Using this container, we can see up to a 10x improvement in execution time. SAS Instructor

Super Demo

Wed, 12:30 - 12:55

MLOps for Pirates: R SASCTL

A demonstration of R SASCTL. It will introduce R SASCTL and show how to leverage the package to bridge the gap between data scientists and MLOps engineers for R models. SAS Instructor

Super Demo

Wed, 1 - 1:25

Developer.sas.com 2.0: The Relaunch of the SAS Developer Portal

This session provides an overview of the new SAS® developer portal, developer.sas.com. SAS recognizes the importance of integration with open source technologies and is investing in a world-class developer portal that will help developers work with SAS in new and exciting ways. Joe Furbee

Breakout

Wed, 1:30 - 2:20

Embracing and Enhancing Open Source Algorithms in SAS Viya 4 We will discuss some high-performance methods that Viya 4 has incorporated and will showcase the improvements we've made in these methods from their open source beginnings. Aishwarya Sharma & Xin Hunt

Breakout

Wed, 1:30 - 2:20

SAS, SQL, R, and Python: We're All Friends

In this workshop, you learn how easy it is to use SAS, SQL, R, and Python within Jupyter. It's (almost always) better together - so learn how to leverage the cloud architecture to better integrate your projects and speed up your time to value! Lincoln Groves

Hands-on Workshop

Wed, 2:45 - 3:30

Using JSON Data With SAS You will learn what JSON is and how it is used, how to use the JSON libname engine to read JSON into SAS data sets, how to use JSON maps to control how SAS reads and interprets the raw JSON data, and how to use PROC JSON to create JSON output in SAS. Chris Hemedinger

Breakout

Wed, 2:45 - 3:05

More Goodies in the SAS Extension for Visual Studio Code

 This presentation will highlight features and enhancements recently added to the extension. These include greatly simplified authentication, support for SAS 9.4 servers, working with SAS content, navigating SAS libraries, viewing data sets, a notebook experience and more. Casey Smith

Breakout

Wed, 3:15 - 3:35 

Leveraging SAS Information Catalog REST APIs: Programmatically Discovering Data

We will showcase how utilizing these REST APIs, accessible from SAS, Python or shell scripts, can unlock the potential of programmatically discovering data. Bogdan Teleuca

Breakout

Wed, 4 - 4:20

Discover the Power of App Factory

we'll guide you step-by-step on how to craft a cutting-edge, robust, high-speed progressive web app (PWA), leveraging top-tier standards and practices tailored to any SAS® function or model.  SAS Instructor

Super Demo

Wed, 5:30 - 5:55

Using SAS to Extract Data From the Census Data API

This session will demonstrate the reusable collection of SAS programs and macros that can run from SAS® 9.4 M4 on both Linux and Windows platforms. Extract data from the Census Data API to create SAS datasets in as little as three steps. Ahmed Al-Attar

Breakout

Thurs, 10:15 - 11:05

Unleashing Potential: Join the SAS Hackathon 2024

We'll delve into the thrilling world of the SAS Hackathon. Gain invaluable insights from past use cases, learn from successful teams and discover the compelling reasons to participate – like gaining access to the state-of-the-art SAS® Viya® in the cloud and the guidance of a seasoned SAS mentor. Einar Holvorsen & Peter Lundqvist

Breakout

Thurs, 10:45 - 11:05

Developing Lightweight, Cloud-Native Applications Powered by SAS AI

This session will introduce the concept of developing lightweight, cloud-native apps underpinned by SAS' industry-leading AI, using SAS® Viya® App Factory.  Saurabh Mishra

Breakout

Thurs, 11:15 - 11:35

MLOps Uncoiled: Python’s Path on SAS Viya® With SAS Model Manager

Using our open source package, python-sasctl, SAS Model Manager, containers and more, we will demonstrate how to create an end-to-end MLOps process for Python models on SAS Viya. Anthony Kan &  Sophia Rowland

Breakout

Thurs, 11:15 - 11:35

Unlock Your Data with Python and SAS Viya

Learn how to use Python and the SAS Viya platform to turn complex questions into understandable, actionable insights using the SAS Cloud Analytic Services (CAS) engine on the platform for massively parallel processing.  Peter Styliadis

Hands-on Workshop

Thurs, 11:15 - 12

 

 

 


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Quentin
Super User

Thanks for this list.  The conference app was just released, so I'm building my schedule now.  Excited to see what this SAS Viya Workbench is all about...

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joeFurbee
Community Manager

Hi @Quentin,

Can't wait to see you in Vegas! I was part of the usability testing for Workbench. It's pretty slick. I don't think you'll be disappointed.


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