I hit the 'Begin Game' button and nothing happened. Yikes! How frightening and embarrassing. Fortunately a screen refresh (following my own advice for technical issues) kickstarted my side of SAS Bowl VIII, SAS OnDemand for Academics. The video for the rest of the event was glitchy at best, but the audio and game flow held up and we made it through another exciting episode.
For the first time, we had a participant go 20-for-20, getting all questions correct. Congrats @elayne! Following in second place was @ronan. Third place went to 'R'; however, I can't identify this user. All I know (from the Chat) is R's brother loves the Cincinnati Reds. R, please reach out to us in the Community so we can give you props and send your swag.
Question highlights included the fact that France is not part of Great Britain (much to the relief of @ronan), you cannot request more than the 5GB of storage space allotted for SAS OnDemand for Academics, and I learned the Big Dipper is part of Ursa Major (The Great Bear).
Technical difficulties and all, you can catch a replay of the game in the video below.
SAS Global Forum is scheduled for May 18-21. The all-virtual event is the inspiration for SAS Bowl IX. SAS Bowl IX, SAS Global Forum is set for April 20, at 4 PM ET. Notice the time change. We're using the new time slot to try and accommodate those outside the US. Who knows, it may be more convenient for those in the US as well?
While I'll create a library article with details of SAS Bowl IX, much of the information will be listed on a Community Events Calendar entry. This is a new SAS Community space and will lend itself well for scheduling and promoting future SAS Bowl events.
See you in April.
Software as a Service (SaaS) is pretty typical these days and growing in popularity. No install, no maintenance, no worries. Just open your wallet and off you go. Well, when it comes to SAS software, the first three points are certainly true, and luckily, the cost statement is not. Meet SAS OnDemand for Academics. Used by educators, students, and independent learners, hundreds of thousands have already taken advantage of the offering. It simply doesn't get any easier (or free'er).
We're featuring SAS OnDemand for Academics in the March installment of the SAS Support Communities trivia event the SAS Bowl. SAS Bowl VIII, SAS OnDemand for Academics is scheduled for Tuesday, March 16, at 10 AM ET, and features questions based on SAS' free SaaS offering as well as other trivia, both SAS and non-SAS.
There are too many details and too much goodness to cover here. Check out the resources below to prep for the event (start with the AWESOME video from Dominique).
Engage with experts and users on the SAS Analytics U Community.
My daughter @abrahbean is a user of SAS OnDemand for Academics as part of her internship class at her high school. You can follow her experience in her article My Journey Learning SAS Begins. This is a great example of ease of access and use for SAS OnDemand for Academics.
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.
Join the game. (on game day only)
See you March 16th!
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