Sunday, April 10
Sunday Seminars cost $95 and you will receive a book and appropriate handouts
and most of the topics are appropriate for a variety of SAS experience levels. You may choose from the following concurrent seminars:
V9 for V8 People: Exploring the SAS9 Enhancements
Instructor: Paul Kent, SAS
Come join Paul Kent, several other SAS R&D Hooligans and a room full of
dyed-in-the-wool SAS programmers. This seminar will explore these (and
possibly more) topics:
- Perl Regular Expressions
- New ODS Thinking
- Microsoft Add-ins
- Enterprise Guide
- What is a thread enabled procedure and how do I use it?
- SPD Engine
- High Speed Forecasting
Project Management: Managing Software Projects Using Earned Value
Instructor: Denise Brown, ATI Inc.
Measuring productivity or the value of effort is sometimes difficult at best
in software projects. This presentation reviews the benefits of using Earned
Value on software projects in order to make effective decisions quickly and
accurately in a fast-paced environment. This presentation involves a group
exercise along with templates for the attendees.
Introduction to Data Mining and Text Mining
Instructor: John Wallace, Business Researchers Inc.
Not sure what data mining is all about, but your company is interested and you
are the resident SAS expert or you manage SAS programmers and you need to get
up to speed? It has been years since you have had a statistics course, but
you've also heard that it isn't necessary to be a statistician to use data
mining techniques. This half-day seminar will explore skills necessary to
become a better decision maker using data mining and text mining. You will
learn the basic modeling approaches supported by Enterprise Miner. Examples
will customer segmentation, predictive modeling and document clustering. Text
Mining examples include discussion group data from the Internet. The
pre-processing of data, exploratory analysis and development of synonym and
stop lists is covered.