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True Blue Metacoda Koalas

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G’Day friends,

 

It’s the Metacoda Koalas here! We can 'bear'ly contain our excitement about SAS Global Forum 2018 coming up in April (8th-11th)!

 

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Did you know there is a 40-foot blue bear at the Colorado Convention Centre? Its official name is 'I See What You Mean', however, it's better known as 'Blue Bear'. In admiration, we’ll be wearing our best blue accessories – including bowties and hair bows. We can't wait to meet in person (or should we say 'in bear' or 'in koala'?)… either way, we're sure to have a 'true blue' time together with all the conference goers.

 

This picture of Blue Bear peeking into the Colorado Convention Centre got us thinking that you might like to take a sneak peek at some of the SASGF activities and content prior to the conference. If so, check out the SAS Global Forum 2018 community group (of course you're already here - yeah!) and social channels with the hashtag #SASGF.

 

Did you know that people often mistakenly call us koala 'bears'? Sure we might look like soft cuddly teddies, but we're actually marsupials, not bears. Although, like bears, we sure do like our sleep. But we prefer to sleep in trees (for up to 20 hours a day!), while bears tend to hibernate in dens.

 

We will be visiting some dens soon, though. Firstly, we'll be passing through the Denver International Airport, which has the IATA code DEN!

 

Secondly, we might pop into The Den at SASGF. It’s a cosy area where you can connect with others and recharge (your energy and your devices). We've also heard a rumour of something else that's happening there...

 

....step over to the Metacoda blog to find out what!

 

A big high five to all our new true-blue friends, see you in Denver! (Did you know we have five digits just like you but we have three fingers and two thumbs!)

 

Hooroo,

Metacoda Koalas
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Re: True Blue Metacoda Koalas
Posted in reply to MichelleHomes
Sweet!
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Re: True Blue Metacoda Koalas
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Posted in reply to ChrisHemedinger

They're actually rather savoury, @ChrisHemedinger.. and quite stringy..

 

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Re: True Blue Metacoda Koalas
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Looking forward to getting the big blue bear and the koalas in the same picture! See you in Denver!

 

 

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Re: True Blue Metacoda Koalas
Posted in reply to MelodieRush

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a real koala meet big blue bear? The Metacoda koalas have met a little blue bear and are excited to meet big blue bear... Smiley Very Happy

 

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Re: True Blue Metacoda Koalas
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Speaking of the big blue bear...we'll have a super fun #selfie contest in the Colorado Convention Center when you all arrive at SAS Global Forum! Several lucky winners will win LITTLE blue bears to take home! Be on the lookout for our selfie spot at the event; more details will be available in the mobile app when it's available Smiley Happy

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Re: True Blue Metacoda Koalas

Ooooooohhhhhh very exciting... The Metacoda koalas (and human folk) are always up for #SASGF selfies. Smiley Tongue Looking forward to it!

 

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Re: True Blue Metacoda Koalas
Posted in reply to MichelleHomes

The Metacoda koalas thought their fellow koala lovers may like to see a news article of a wild koala filmed doggy paddling... it's true!!! Check it out and watch the video http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-14/koala-caught-doggy-paddling-across-kangaroo-island-river/95463...

 

Other koala facts you may find interesting can be found at https://www.savethekoala.com/about-koalas/frequently-asked-questions-1

 

Cheers,

Michelle 🐨