on 10-25-2016 09:18 PM
Could someone please confirm where exactly the conference will be held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort? I think for the SASGF 2012 it was in the Dolphin area of the resort. Will it be in the same location for SASGF 2017? I was unable to find this information on the SASGF website.
on 10-25-2016 09:24 PM
on 10-26-2016 07:28 AM
on 10-27-2016 08:19 AM
Print this design and paste on top of your favorite grubby programmer t-shirt. You'll be admitted everywhere -- without scrutiny.
on 11-11-2016 11:21 PM
Hey @MichelleHomes, you and I might just be catching up again with each other on a global scale for this . Hopefully you'll be at WASUP week after next and I can give you another big Dave hug.
@ChrisHemedinger I think that t-shirt is great! My three "I <3 SAS VA" t-shirts are wearing out. Maybe there's a business opportunity to stand on the corner and make a few quid on the side. Hahahaha!!!
on 11-11-2016 11:26 PM
Great to hear from you @SelerityDavid and know that we may see you at SASGF too! yeah!!! Sorry I won't be going to WASUP this time. So our next catch up might be in Florida instead.
Yeah I love the tux style t-shirt - formal without being formal ;-)
on 11-11-2016 11:41 PM
What about Suga on December 8th? I should be there presenting too. We could paint the town red afterwards. @ChrisHemedinger, wanna come over for a big night?
on 11-11-2016 11:51 PM
Oh no I miss seeing you present! I'm presenting and attending only our local user group meeting, QUEST, this quarter. Have some clashes that prevent me going interstate this time. I'll have to take a raincheck on painting the town red (although I prefer orange) for Florida! ;-)
on 11-11-2016 11:56 PM
Doh! I'm presenting at WASUP and will present at SUGA if I'm in Canberra that week. So many of the same presentations get churned over and over that I decided to do something a little different. Here's the abstract. I think you would've enjoyed it (and not just because I'm presenting).
The Cost of Maintaining my SAS Platform
SAS Administrators are often faced with the dilemma of being responsible for keeping their SAS platform running well but often without commensurate resources to do so. It often comes down to the bottom line when someone asks, “What will that cost?”
The real question to pose is what does it cost by not maintaining the platform in lost productivity and remedial actions? These are usually far more significant with a complex suite like SAS. The proactive questions are, what are some of the problems we might face by not hotfixing or upgrading? What will it cost to implement a regular cycle of maintenance which suits our organisation? How much will we save by doing so?
In this session you’ll get insight in to a few real cases I’ve seen that will haunt you forever if you are in a no-maintenance environment. We’ll talk about what strategies you can take to management with proposals for a few solution options.