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Andy Ravenna

Andy Ravenna

Hometown: Houston, TX

Current City: New York, NY

MS; North Carolina State University
BS; North Carolina State University

Languages spoken: English and Spanish

Using SAS since 1985    Teaching SAS since 2000

Using JMP since 2000    Teaching JMP since 2011

Courses I teach include

SAS Visual Statistics: Interactive Model Building
Getting Started with SAS In-Memory Statistics
Data Science: Building Recommender Systems with SAS and Hadoop
Statistics 1: Introduction to ANOVA, Regression, and Logistic Regression
Creating Reports and Graphs with SAS Enterprise Guide

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Authored/coauthored works:

Help Me! Switch to SAS Enterprise Guide from Traditional SAS
Becoming a Better Programmer with SAS Enterprise Guide 4.3
SAS Enterprise Guide 4.2: Getting to Know You
SAS Enterprise Guide 4.2: Getting to Code You

Notable achievements:

Maltbie Award for Superior Teaching Ability

Invited speaker at conferences

SAS Global Forum (2014)
SAS Global Forum (2011)
SAS Global Forum (2010)

Recommended resources:
Blogs: For SAS Enterprise Guide read SAS Dummy
Discussion forums: SAS Support Communities
Other resources: To search over 25,000 SAS papers from user group conferences for any topic:

What students are saying:

Andy is a great instructor. Very knowledgeable on the subject matter; well spoken and very patient with all students. He's so comfortable explaining what can be sometimes very difficult concepts to students of all experience levels. Professional and friendly!
Excellent Instructor; very helpful, attentive and thorough; he could not have been better. Fantastic job!
Andy was a great instructor. He was clear and concise, helpful when somebody did not understand, patient and was always in good spirits. I would definitely take another SAS course with Andy as the instructor.

What is the best part about teaching?
I love seeing the light bulb go off in a students face when a concept comes together for them. It may be code they have never been able to grasp before or perhaps finding a solution for a problem they have at work. The best part of my job really is seeing that confidence in a student's face when they know they are better prepared to do their job back at the office after being in class.

Do you have any hobbies, favorite activities, or hidden talents?
I split my free time in several ways. I love taking advantage of everything New York City has to offer including Museums, Theatre, and Parks. I also enjoy traveling both locally and globally, always learning something new about people and places. I've also taken up photography as a hobby in the last few years. I consider myself a pro-hobbyist.

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