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What's New ...

  • ELECTIONS! DCSUG annual elections will be held at the December 3, 2013 meeting. If you are interested in serving as an officer, please contact Jason Ford or another steering committee member today.
  • DCSUG quarterly meeting, morning on Tuesday, December 3. The program will comprise presentations by Andrew Karp of Sierra Data Science on (1) PROCs SGPLOT and EXPAND, and (2) PROC MEANS.
  • Materials from past DCSUG programs, including the October presentation by Vince DelGobbo on SAS-Excel integration
  • Election of 2013 officers took place at the December 2012 meeting. Elected were:
    • Jason Ford as Chair
    • Beth Schreiber as Secretary
    • Arthur Furnia as SAS Institute Liaison
    The election process did not produce a treasurer. By a consensus vote and in accordance with the bylaws, the steering committee chose Carl Barsky to serve as treasurer for 2013.
  • Employment opportunities with DCSUG corporate sponsors: current full-text announcements.
  • Yesvy Gustasp's SAS Enterprise Guide links

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About DCSUG

The Washington DC SAS Users Group (DCSUG) serves SAS users from all over the DC metropolitan area. Together with its neighboring SAS users groups MDSUG (Maryland) and VASUG (Virginia), DCSUG seeks to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, increased knowledge about SAS products, and professional advancement. DCSUG is committed to working with other SAS users groups: in-house, local, regional, and international. Read the bylaws.

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When: Usually a Tuesday morning early in the last month of the quarter (March, June, September, December)

Where: Usually at Bureau of Labor Statistics, Postal Square Building (across from Union Station)

At these half-day meetings, members of the SAS user community present papers, exchange ideas, and generally find out what others are doing with SAS. The papers, given by members of our local group as well as experts from outside, stimulate discussion and provide instruction. Our meetings are free and open to the public.

2013-14 Meeting Dates

  • Tuesday, June 4, 2013
  • Tuesday, October 1, 2013
  • Tuesday, December 3, 2013
  • Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Definitive times and locations to be announced

Through the generous support of the SAS Institute, DCSUG members enjoy a speaker from SAS Institute at one meeting each year. DCSUG also participates in the Speaker Exchange Program of the NorthEast SAS Users Group (NESUG) and the SouthEast SAS Users Group (SESUG). These regional groups are able to bring us speakers from outside the DC area to speak on a variety of topics. In addition, speakers from our own area contribute their expertise, so DCSUG meetings always offer a stimulating mix of ideas.

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For many years, DCSUG published a quarterly newsletter. These days we rely on the Internet to communicate with members. Here is an archive of the newsletters, back to 1997.

Online versions of the newsletter are delivered in Adobe Acrobat portable document format (PDF), which means you need a copy of the Acrobat Reader on your computer in order to view or print them. This is free software; if you need a copy, it is available from Adobe.

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Here are the full texts of some useful papers on SAS topics. They were either written by DCSUG members or presented to DCSUG by guest speakers. They are in Adobe Acrobat portable document format (PDF), which means you need a copy of the Acrobat Reader on your computer in order to view or print them. This is free software; if you need a copy, it is available from Adobe.

Currently available:

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Individual membership in DCSUG is just $10 a year. Members are kept informed about meetings and events through our newsletter and other communications.

DCSUG also offers group memberships for $50 a year. An organization holding such a membership receives our newsletter and may freely distribute it to its SAS users, and can send as many SAS users as it wishes to our meetings. Like individual members, group members can place ads in our newsletter at the going rate.

For information on membership status contact Beth Schreiber.

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Interested in presenting a paper at one of our meetings? Contact Yesvy Gustasp or Heidi Markovitz.

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For information on the DCSUG Evening (formerly Desktop) Special Interest Group, or if you would like to be added to the mailing list for announcements of upcoming meetings, contact Yesvy Gustasp or Joe Mirabal.

While not a part of DCSUG, the Special Interest Group in Statististics for Capital PC Users Group is of interest to many DCSUG members.

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Marie Byrd Alexander:

Carl Barsky (Treasurer): 202-691-7651;

Karen Dennis: 301-390-8050;

Jason Ford (Chair): 202-691-6267

Frank Fry: 703-250-9272;

Arthur Furnia (SAS Institute Liaison): 202-267-9481

Roger Goodwin: 304-724-9976;

Sunil Gupta: 805-577-8877;

Yesvy Gustasp (Chair Emeritus): 301-625-9576; 202-307-5888 (fax);

Heidi Markovitz: 305-803-8407;

Joe Mirabal: 703-265-4620;

Anastasiya Osborne: 202-690-0446;

Dianne Rhodes: 202-659-3826;

Catherine Ann Loveless-Schmitt: 301-763-2997;

Beth Schreiber (Secretary): 202-622-4731;

Howard Schreier: 703-979-2720;

Mira Shapiro:

Arlene Siller: 301-458-4498; 301-458-4032 (fax);

Christopher Zogby: 703-380-0973;


Washington DC SAS® Users Group
PO Box 76257
Washington DC 20013-6257

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DCSUG corporate sponsors make it possible for DCSUG to host quarterly meetings, featuring informative presentations about SAS software, while keeping dues affordable... Details about sponsorship opportunities and benefits.

These organizations often have employment opportunities. See current full-text announcements and/or follow pertinent links below.

Accenture
Altarum Institute
Systems Research for Better Health
Buccaneer Computer Systems & Service, Inc.
CACI International Inc.
  • The next step in your career begins here!
Data and Analytic Solutions, Inc.
Henderson Consulting Services LLC
Johns Hopkins University
Master of Science in Applied Economics
Mathematica Policy Research
Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group
Sierra Data Science
Data Science. Delivered.™
Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.
an employee-owned company
Vector Conssulting
Beyond quality, a true experience.
Westat
An Employee-Owned Research Corporation
Zogby Enterprises, Inc.
Professional SAS Consulting Services

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To find out what SAS is , or to learn more about it, contact the vendor, SAS Institute SAS Institute URL
sasCommunity.org, a collaborative online SAS Community for SAS Users worldwide SAS Community dot O R G
Lex Jansen's front end for SAS user group conference papers Lex Jansen
For SAS expertise via LISTSERV®, subscribe to SAS-L U. of Georgia LISTSERV Logo
PROC HELP, Wei Cheng's collection of SAS-related links PROC HELP
To hear SAS talks at your desktop, become part of the Virtual SAS Users Group VSUG logo
SAS® Consultant Special Interest Group sashelp.com logo

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Last updated 8 November 2013