WUSS 2022 SAS Presentations

WUSS 2022 is pleased to welcome a large contingent of staff from SAS Institute to the conference. They’ll be presenting throughout the conference and will also be available in Resource Central. They’re eager to answer your questions and gather feedback from SAS users. Below are the SAS staff who will be featured at this year’s conference!

SAS Presenters at WUSS 2022

Matt Becker

WUSS 2022 Presentations:
Learn the Basics About the Pharmaceutical Industry in 20 Minutes
Quick Jumpstart into Pharmaceutical SAS Programming

Matt Becker is an Advisory Industry Consultant with the SAS Health and Life Science division. Matt’s more than 30 years of life science experience includes over 8 years with SAS concentrating on next generation clinical trials, data management, analysis, advanced analytics, and deployment options in Life Science.

As a leader for developing technology solutions to life science initiatives, Becker addresses the challenges that life science companies are having around the analytics lifecycle. The challenges result from new infrastructures that provide more data points than ever before, content management, compliance, collaboration, and analytics. He evaluates existing infrastructures and best practices to provide a road map for the future of life science efficiencies.

Recent achievements include solutions in data flow from input to insight to deployment, a visual real-time microbiology antibiogram and an analytics workbench using containers for deployment. Matt’s focus is on finding solutions to change lives via technology, analytics, and science.

Jim Box

WUSS 2022 Presentations:
What’s Your Model Really Doing? Understanding Human Biases in Machine Learning
Storytelling with SAS Visual Statistics
SAS and Open Source Playing Nicely Together
Low Code with SAS Visual Statistics
Open Source in my SAS Code!

Jim Box is a Principal Data Scientist in the Life Sciences Customer Advisory group, where he works with organizations to show them how to use SAS software to solve their business requirements. Prior to coming to SAS eight years ago, he spent 20 years in the clinical research industry, where he led teams of statisticians, SAS programmers, data managers and software developers.

Jane Eslinger

WUSS 2022 Presentations:
PROC REPORT Step by Step with Styles (Hands-on Workshop)
Converting Character, Numeric, and Date Variables

Jane Eslinger is a Senior Technical Training Consultant at SAS Headquarters in Cary, North Carolina.
Jane has authored two books: The SAS® Programmer’s PROC REPORT Handbook: Basic to Advanced Reporting Techniques and The SAS® Programmer’s PROC REPORT Handbook: ODS Companion. Her SAS certifications include Advanced Programmer for SAS®9, SAS® Certified Data Scientist, and SAS® Certified Advanced Visual Business Analyst.

She has presented at numerous conferences and users’ groups across the US, including SAS Global Forum from 2015 to 2020. Before joining SAS, Jane served as a statistician and statistical programmer in the social science and clinical research fields. She earned her BS in Statistics from NC State University.

Missy Hannah

WUSS 2022 Presentation:
Building a LinkedIn That Stands Out

Missy Hannah is an experienced Social Media Specialist working on the SAS corporate social media team. She has worked in social media for the technology industry over 5 years and has presented her social media expertise at academic and industry conferences across the U.S. She completed her M.A. in 2017 where she completed a study on the importance of social media writing as a genre. She recently published a co-edited collection titled Contemporary Trends in Conflict and Communication: Technology and Social Media.

Chris Hemedinger

WUSS 2022 Presentations:
Programming Wordle in SAS
Using Visual Studio Code for SAS Programming
Introducing SAS Analytics Pro for SAS Viya

Chris Hemedinger is the Director of SAS User Engagement. His talented team looks after SAS online communities, SAS user groups, developer experience and GitHub, tech newsletters, expert webinars and tutorials. Chris is a recovering software developer who helped build popular SAS products such as SAS Enterprise Guide. Inexplicably, Chris is still coasting on the limited fame he earned as an author of SAS For Dummies. You can follow Chris on Twitter as @cjdinger.

Mark Jordan

WUSS 2022 Presentations:
A Brief Introduction to DS2
Fun with FILENAMEs
Dr. SASCode: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love SAS Viya

Mark Jordan (a.k.a. SAS Jedi) grew up in northeast Brazil as the son of Baptist missionaries. Upon retiring from the Navy, his programing hobby became his dream job, and he’s been coding in SAS ever since. Mark writes and teaches a broad spectrum of SAS programming classes. His SAS book, Mastering the SAS® DS2 Procedure: Advanced Data Wrangling Techniques, is in its second edition. Mark lives in Williamsburg, VA with his wife Lori, and Stella the cat.

Chevell Parker

WUSS 2022 Presentations:
Getting Started with the Output Delivery System
Create Excel Pivot Tables from SAS

Chevell is a Senior Principal Technical Support Engineer in the Programming Clients group within SAS Technical Support. His focus areas include the Output Delivery System, XML/JSON technologies, SAS Viya Jobs, and Open Source integration with SAS.

Charu Shankar

WUSS 2022 Presentations:
Cooking in SAS Viya
5 secrets of the SQL Goddess

SAS Senior Technical Trainer Charu Shankar teaches by engaging with logic, visuals and analogies to spark critical thinking. She interviews users to recommend the right SAS training.

Charu curates and teaches unique content in classrooms and with presentations at well over 100 international SAS user groups. She contributes to the SAS YouTube channel, SAS Global Forum, SAS Ask the Expert webinar series, Programmer Week, SAS Training Post Blog, and more. Charu’s areas of expertise include Base SAS programming, PROC SQL, SAS Viya, SAS efficiencies, SAS Enterprise Guide, and Tips & Tricks.

In her personal time, Charu is a Health & Life Coach, vegan chef and yoga instructor. She loves to explore Canadian natural trails with her rescue husky Miko.