11-17-2015 11:30 AM
I have a couple novel solutions to problems I think other SAS users might have , how do I submit a white paper or idea for a white paper to be published ? Is there a template that i should start with is there a submission process?
I have also been told that if it isnt a VA paper not to even bother ? opinions?
11-17-2015 01:49 PM
This would be a good question for one of the SAS employees on the forum who might be able to provide pointers. However, about 2 weeks ago, Anna Brown, a SAS staff member posted an article (url below) about how to submit an article to the Community library. You may be able to check with her.
11-17-2015 02:27 PM
In addition to posting to the SAS Community Library, there are SAS conferences. The submissions for the SAS Global Forum 2016 conference recently closed, but there are many regional conferences, so look into WUSS, MWSUG, SESUG or another conference.
I do not agree with the person who said, "if it isn't a VA paper, don't bother." Form your own opinion by reading the article by the chair of the conference:"Presenting at SAS Global Forum 2016--Is my idea good enough?"
11-17-2015 05:21 PM
It's great to hear you want to share your experiences with the SAS community and there are many forums you can do this in. As per the previous comments, you could post it as a question and ask for it to be converted to an article in this online community. You could also present at your local SAS user group and also regional events as Rick pointed out.
Have a a look at the page, http://support.sas.com/usergroups/ for the type of user group you'd like to present/write a paper for. As the paper submission for SAS Global Forum 2016 has closed, perhaps you could present your idea at a local user group and/or regional one and later submit it for SAS Global Forum 2017 perhaps tuning it with feedback you collect.
There are many options and a variety of topics and interest using SAS Software so please don't be swayed by the advice you've received. Some local SAS user groups also provide mentoring, we do at our QUEST user group.
Congrats in taking the first steps. It's a fun and exciting journey!
11-20-2015 10:13 AM
Thanks for the encouragement!
I will try some of those routes , Global Forum would have been a good place to go with this. As far as my local users group I do get involved there and particapate doing presentations (one on using java and groovy to harvest twitter data and one retriving and using Hadoop with base SAS)...sadly we are the only EBI users in the group so the 2 other options I had would not be interesting to the room full of BAse SAS users.
11-20-2015 02:27 PM
One other solution you might consider. I publish a SAS/SQL free e-magazine, and I am always looking for contributors. Even if you contribute a paper to a conference, you could contribute tips to my magazine as well, and you do not have to wait until next year's conferences to submit. If you are interested, you can send me an email. Chris@codeitmagazine.com. Check out the magazine, subscribe, and see if you feel like it is a good fit for you. Hope this helps.