One of my favorite parts about SAS GF is all of the opportunities to network with colleagues, SAS staff, partners and more. Here are some tips for making those important connections while at the conference.
You know it’s all about the app….the mobile app, that is!
The conference mobile app is key to your ability to connect with others.
What tips do you have?
Hello - we will begin promoting the mobile app w/instructions on March 3 to those who have registered so stay tuned for that! In the meantime, you can access the session catalog and look at the sessions, sample agendas, and build your interest list; the interest list can be downloaded; exported to excel, etc but does not transfer over to the mobile app. SO, use you can truly build your schedule w/the app. Thank you!
Last year at GF, I talked to a guy at breakfast and a few hours later he was hosting a Super Demo. Turns out, he was THE guy and I wasted breakfast talking about superficial fluff. That was probably good for him as I would have destroyed his breakfast with a million questions!!
Is the app developer the same as for the past two years? Two years ago in Denver, the app continuously crashed my Samsung Galaxy S8 phone and corrupted two sd cards containing hundreds of photos when I tried to post photos through the app. I then tried to access it via my Galaxy Tablet and it also kept crashing. Last year in Dallas, the app again continuously crashed the same phone, at one point sending it into a 5-minute reboot spiral that overheated my battery until I was finally able to beat the app to the punch and shut it down before it rebooted yet again. That was a huge exercise in frustration and time-wasting (both trying to stop it from rebooting and then trying to figure out which sessions I'd been planning to attend), and the tech support desk was unable to help me either year. Feedback in the Google Play store went unanswered and there were users of the app - at other conferences - who'd posted similar complaints. Just a warning about the stability of the app. It's a great app when it works and some, perhaps many, people had no problems at all with it. Since it crashed both my phone and my tablet, both of which were recent or fairly recent models with latest OS and plenty of system resources available, I'll stick with the web version and a notebook this year, even though that means I can't store my agenda or participate in the app's social aspect.
I am sorry to hear about the issues that you experienced. SAS is using the same app developer this year. Please know that there will be on-site mobile app support while at the conference if anyone runs into issues or has questions.
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