Classes

Further your SAS education by attending one or more Full-day or Half-day classes offered before or after the conference.  Classes are led by highly regarded experts in the SAS community, including instructors from SAS Institute, SAS Press authors, and SAS Alliance partners.

Full-day and Half-day Classes are not included in conference registration and must be added separately. Classes may be changed after August 26, but changes are not guaranteed and there will be a $50 processing fee.

TUESDAY FULL-DAY CLASSES        $300
September 3, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Includes light breakfast 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. and light lunch 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.


An Animated Guide: SQL from Beginner to Advanced
Russ Lavery

Using SAS with R: From Data Cleaning to Web Applications and Dashboard Visualizations
Hunter Glanz

Advanced Techniques in the SAS® Macro Language
Art Carpenter

Why You Are Using PROC GLM Too Much (and What You Should Be Using Instead)
Deanna Schreiber-Gregory

From %Macro to %MEND: Getting Started with SAS Macro Language Basics
Josh Horstman


WEDNESDAY HALF-DAY CLASSES        $150
September 4, 2019, 8:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Includes light breakfast 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.


Getting Started with PROC REPORT: Understanding the Building Blocks
Richann Watson

The How-To of PROC Tabulate: A Hands On Workshop (Hands-On)
Tasha Chapman

Fifty-Five Functions to Supercharge Your SAS® Code
Josh Horstman

Everything is better with friends: Executing SAS® code in Python scripts with SASPy, and turbocharging your SAS programming with open-source tooling (Hands-On)
Isaiah Lankham and Matthew Slaughter

Top 10 SAS Best Programming Practices They Didn’t Teach You in School
Charu Shankar


FRIDAY HALF-DAY CLASSES        $150
September 6, 2019, 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Includes light lunch 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.


Lessons Learned from Recent FDA Submissions
Carey Smoak

Building an Advanced SAS Macro Language Toolset with User Developed Macro Functions (Hands-On)
Art Carpenter

Define.xml Beginning to End
Bob Hull

Data-Driven Design in SAS® and Python: Developing More Dynamic, Flexible, Configurable Software
Troy Martin Hughes

Custom Excel Spreadsheets Using PROC REPORT and the ODS Excel Destination (Hands-On)
Kirk Lafler