We rode a wave of momentum into SAS Bowl III, SAS Macros this morning. No glitches or crashes this time around, only good vibes and some heavy brain work. Thirty three players joined and competed, answering questions from emcee @thiago on SAS Macros, among other inquiries. And, yes, we included a roman numeral question. We also learned that Charlie Brown turned 70 this year.
Congratulations to our winners M64, @ronan, and Allison. The only problem we've run into is identifying the first and third place winners. If you claim ownership of the M64 or Allison user during the event, leave a comment in this article or send us an email at email@example.com. We have our ideas of who the users may be, but we want to make sure the awesome SAS Communities swag gets to its rightful titleholders. @GinaRepole and @TomKari probably hope this all remains a mystery and slide in to swipe second and third place. Stay tuned.
Fear not! If you missed the event, you can view the on-demand version in the video below.
SAS Bowl IV, The SUGA Bowl is scheduled for November, 10, 2020, 2 PM EST. This game features the SAS Users Group for Administrators & Architects (SUGA) and will be hosted by SUGA's own @MichelleHomes. I know you can feel our excitement as this is being typed out. Stay tuned to the SAS Community for more details in the coming days. See you in November!
OK, enough with the sports clichés. We'll put them to rest now.
It's never too early to start game planning for the next round. After wrapping up an inspiring SAS Bowl II contest, and the return to action of American (and world) sports, I'm going to introduce the next event by using as many sports clichés as I can pack into a few paragraphs. Forgive me in advance, but bring your 'A' game, it's gut-check time.
The next installment of SAS Community trivia is SAS Bowl III, SAS Macros, and is scheduled to tip-off on Tuesday, October 20, at 10 AM EDT. Two-time, top three finisher @supp is surely musing, "I have the utmost respect for my fellow competitors." But we all know he's chomping at the bit to answer questions based on the next game's featured resources:
These two SAS Users YouTube channel videos, brought to you by MVP SAS instructor @Stacey_SAS, will motivate questions for the next contest. Don't get stuck with your back against the wall or behind the eight ball. No pay-per-view needed. Simply watch by taking a trip over to YouTube (popcorn and hot dogs optional while viewing).
Join the game. (on game day only)
If you are new to the whole SAS Bowl concept, you can pick up your playbook in this SAS Community memo. You can study game film (recording of the game) in the SAS Bowl II wrap up article. Add the game to your calendar or download the article attachment for an event reminder. No pre-registration is required. On game day, jump into the event, fill out your bracket by providing your SAS Support Communities username, and show off your SAS and worldly knowledge while competing for bragging rights and SAS Community game gear.
Finally, don't get caught looking to next season. Remember, while defense may win championships, at the end of the day, to succeed in the SAS Bowl, you control your own destiny and you need to peak at the right time. See you on the pitch in October, from distance.
I counted 24 sports clichés, give or take. See what you come up with, mention some of your own favorites, and we can discuss in the comments section.
SAS Studio Custom Task Tuesday: How to Create Macro Execution Task - SAS Community article
How to create and use SAS macro functions - SAS Users blog post
SAS Macro Programming for Beginners - SASGF (SUGI) paper
SAS Macro Language 1: Essentials - SAS Macros course
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