Crikey, that was fun! Not that anyone had doubt, but Michelle Homes was a natural at hosting the event. Thanks Michelle! We'll have to ask her back for a future event.
Congratulations to the winners: @snoopy369, @SassyErik, and @sounak93. In case you followed the leaderboard, the winner, 'Joe' was NOT Community Manager @joeFurbee. I like to win, and I'd surely like a SAS Community towel, but I wrote the questions and am no ringer!
Question highlights included SUGA-related material, but we also found out baby koalas (and all baby marsupials) are called joeys, the common temperature in Celsius and Fahrenheit is negative 40 degrees, and Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA was the first album released in America on compact disc (what's a cd?). We also had, of course our now seemingly obligatory roman numeral question.
You can catch the entire event on the replay below.
Plans for SAS Bowl V, Working with Data are set. In this edition, we'll feature blog posts by @LeonidBatkhan. The event will be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at 10 AM ET. Please check back with the Community for details and we'll see you in December.
For the next SAS Community trivia event, we'll boldly go where no one has gone before. Note: that's it for the Star Trek references, I'm more of a Star Wars guy. SAS Bowl IV, The SUGA Bowl is scheduled for Tuesday November 10, 2020 at 2 PM EST. The time shift away from our normal morning slot is to accommodate our guest host and emcee from Down Under, @MichelleHomes.
The 'SUGA' theme is a reference to the SAS Users Group for Administrators. SUGA is a community group for SAS administrators and architects who plan, install, update, manage or maintain a SAS deployment. These are individuals who make it possible for users to flip on their computer, start number crunching, visualize data, and build models in SAS. They're also the folks you don't realize are there until something goes wrong. But when things do go awry, it's SUGA members to the rescue.
NO, you do not have to be a SAS admin to participate in this event; however, sticking with our theme-based events, we will ask some admin-related questions. Fear not non-admins. We'll use the resources below to glean some admin-related questions. By accessing (reading and viewing) these resources, you can gain an advantage.
Some other prep tips: Michelle hinted about a question involving koalas and she is a huge fan of the roman numeral questions from previous games.
For those who may be new to the SAS Bowl, you can find game history and specifics in this Community memo. There you'll also find links to previous events, which include recordings.
Add the game to your calendar or download the article attachment for an event reminder. No pre-registration is required. On game day, access the game URL, provide your SAS Support Communities username (so we can identify you when you win), and show off your SAS and worldly knowledge while competing for bragging rights and SAS Community game gear.
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See you November 10th!
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