We certainly are, and we’re already planning creative ways to make the Monday evening #SASGF #TweetUp event as fun and welcoming as possible.
So, what can you do to get the most out of the Forum?
Find out all about the SAS Global Forum 2016 and the value in coming along. Check out the impressive array of speakers and consider the learning, sharing and networking benefits for your business. If you haven’t been before, I can assure you it’s an extremely worthwhile experience.
In a recent SAS Users blog post, “What’s your major?” Thoughts about networking at SAS Global Forum, John Amrhein highlights the importance of networking and offers tips for getting the most out of your SAS Global Forum experience. In his opinion, “face-to-face networking with like-minded professionals is one of the top reasons to attend SAS Global Forum”.
Another tip for networking at the Forum is to get involved before it even begins. If you would like to ask questions, share your ideas, or connect with others you're in the perfect place to engage here in the SAS Global Forum 2016 community group.
Metacoda is very excited to once again be co-hosting the #SASGF #TweetUp with Zencos on Monday 18 April after the Charity Event. The TweetUp is a fun way to kick off the forum and get into the networking groove. Don’t worry if you’re not a born socialiser; we’ll be there to help with introductions and to make sure everyone feels welcome!
So what is a TweetUp you ask? It’s an event for Twitter users (or tweeps) to engage using more than their usual 140 characters (the maximum length of a tweet), and to meet each other in person. We’d love everyone to join us, regardless of whether you’re a keen tweep or just starting out on your Twitter journey in which case, we’ll be happy to help you get going. To get you on your way (or as a refresher), check out these Twitter tips.
With Las Vegas’ history of glamour, gambling and gangsters, we’re also looking forward to a big bang of a time with a gangster theme. So come along in a roaring 1920s or gangster costume to earn yourself an extra ticket in the random draw prize. To get into the vibe, we’ve even been looking up 1920s slang phrases, which is where our title phrase ‘know your onions’ (meaning “know what’s going on”) comes from.
For more details and to let us know you're coming, please post a comment on the Metacoda blog post.
We look forward to hearing from you!
The TweetUp sounds awesome, Michelle! Thanks for posting more info about it. I, too, wish I could attend. Those of you who are going this year - you don't want to miss this event!
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Ooohhhhh we may get to meet @DarthPathos in person! Yeah!!! Awesome to hear. Looking forward to meet you. In terms of what I'll be dressing up as, all will be revealed in April. 😉 So much choice and so much fun! 😍
And a decade that none of us would have experienced first hand. 😉 Gives us an opportunity to learn and live the 1920's in a great city and have some fun.
@hollandnumerics you mean serve a little "giggle water" (ala http://thoughtcatalog.com/nico-lang/2013/09/59-quick-slang-phrases-from-the-1920s-we-should-start-u...)
Well that'd be swell (oops that is from the 50s)
Hope to be there! Would love to be a gangster gal'
You might have problems passing through airport security. On the other hand, I've heard that Jedi mind tricks can be very effective:
DARTH: "[breath sounds] I am not the terrorist you are looking for."
TSA AGENT: "He's not the terroist we are looking for."
DARTH: "[breath sounds] I can get on the plane looking like this."
TSA AGENT: "He can get on the plane looking like that."
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