Susan Slaughter

SAS Global Forum 2015 Here I Come!

In Everything, SAS, SAS Global Forum, SAS Papers on March 12, 2014 at 8:55 am

I first attended SAS Global Forum (then called SAS Users Group International) way back in 1987.  Since then I have attended as often as possible.  Unfortunately, 2014 is not one of my years.  I will not be there in Washington DC March 23-26, 2014 to hear the great presentations, or learn about exciting new features from developers in the Demo Room, or see the many friends I have made over the years.  You can be sure that when March 23 comes, I’ll be hanging out in front of my computer to catch the Opening Session and any other live-streamed events I can glean.

Since I can’t be there this year, I’m already looking ahead.  I plan to be in Dallas next year for SGF April 26-29, 2015.  I might even make a presentation or two. I’m already trying to figure out possible topics for a paper or panel.  So I was intrigued when I heard a segment on the public radio program Marketplace about this very issue.  They have developed a Panel Generator to invent promising session topics for you.  Here’s the link.  Just click the Pick a Panel button, and they will create an original topic just for you.

Here are a few I’m considering:

Programmers Are Dead, Long Live Programmers

The Path to Freelancing: Innovation Sauce

Data Is Dead, Long Live Data [sic]

7 Things Coders Need to Know About Maximizing

Infographics Are Dead, Long Live Infographics

Your Profile is Your Brand

Coders as Employers: The Big Shift from Interaction

How to Redesign Developers with Artisanal Selfies

From Incubators to the Digital Divide: An Introduction to Success

Let me know if you’d like to hear me talk about any of these topics at SGF 2015, and I’ll try to figure out what they are.

  1. Comment by Tricia Aanderud:

    I was thinking of a topic about “How do you keep your skills updated?” It seems like the more I learn … the more ignorant I realize I am. What I mean to say is it sometimes seems like you pull this little thread and realize it leads to a huge ball of yarn.

    I’m curious to know how others keep up. Maybe this is part of your “long live” topics. 🙂

  2. @Tricia Yes, I know what you mean. I have pulled that same thread! “How do you keep your skills updated?” sounds like a good topic for a poster.

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