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David Ghan

David Ghan

Hometown: Regina, Saskatchewan

Current City: Apex, NC

BS; McGill University
MS; University of Toronto
PhD; University of British Columbia

Languages spoken: English

Using SAS since 1984    Teaching SAS since 1999

Professional experience:
Contract research science with Department of Fisheries and Ocean, Canada.

Courses I teach include

DS2 Programming Essentials with Hadoop
SAS Data Integration Studio: Fast Track
Hadoop Data Management with Hive, Pig, and SAS
Introduction to SAS and Hadoop
Enterprise Scheduling with Platform Suite for SAS

What is your favorite training course and why?
Introduction to SAS and Hadoop because it is new and the new things are always the most exciting.

What is the best part about teaching?
Seeing how rewarded people feel when they discover a technique in class that will solve issues and allow them to accomplish what they would like to get done.

Do you have any hobbies, favorite activities, or hidden talents?
I like playing hockey, walks in the park, and barbecueing in the backyard on sunny days.

What is your favorite place or dream vacation destination?
The Alentejo coast of Portugal.

What are your favorite apps (iPhone, iPad, etc.)?
Pandora, TuneIn

What is your favorite movie, book, artist, or musician?
These days, I like bluegrass music.

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