Metacoda is pleased to welcome ThotWave Technologies as an affiliate. Named after Thoth, the Egyptian god of wisdom, ThotWave is a privately held corporation with a rich history of software excellence and integrity, providing thought leadership in the business intelligence community. Launched in November 2002, ThotWave, a SAS Alliance Partner provides consulting services to help organizations get more value out of information. They achieve this by turning ordinary data into thinking data® — data that is more coherent, more accessible, more usable, and more predictive. Read more
Quick note from Metacoda: This is a blog post by Anindra Iswara, a graduate from University of Queensland currently undertaking a Master in Computer Science. Anindra was employed by Metacoda as part of the SAS® Work Placement Program over the summer break (December 2013 – February 2014) and these are her “things that matter” (4 tips) on what she learned. You can read about her internship here
Now over to Anindra …
During my part-time summer internship, I had the opportunity to use four SAS Software products: SAS® Enterprise Guide® 6.1, SAS® Data Integration Studio 4.7, SAS® Enterprise Miner and Text Miner 12.3 and SAS® Visual Analytics 6.3. I understand my exposure to the software was for a short period of time, and I don’t claim to be an expert, however I’d like to share a few simple tips I found really important as a new SAS user. Below is a tip from my use with each product. Read more
In a recent video interview by SAS® Institute, Michelle Homes from Metacoda spoke about our unique partnership, including how we help organisations get extra value out of their SAS software.
She also talks about the growth of SAS user communities, such as QUEST, and how SAS Visual Analytics is a revolutionary product that delivers fast insight and intuitive richness – likening the software to a quote by John Tukey “The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see.”
To find out more about Metacoda, and to learn about our add-ons to SAS Software, visit us in Washington, DC, in March at the SAS Global Forum 2014 SAS Alliance Member area. You’ll also get to take home a Metacoda koala.
Note from Metacoda: This is a blog post by Anindra Iswara, a graduate from University of Queensland currently undertaking a Master in Computer Science. Anindra was employed by Metacoda as part of the SAS® Work Placement Program over the summer break (December 2013 – February 2014) and this is her post on her internship with us.
Now over to Anindra …
My interest for data driven decision making, made me want to gain experience using data analytical tools over the summer. I wanted to learn the practical ways of transforming data into something valuable. This resulted in me applying for a position as part of the SAS Work Placement Program. SAS Institute Australia’s Academic team assessed my application and matched my skills with the skills requested by host employers. I was put in contact with Metacoda and was accepted as a graduate. Metacoda, a software company specializing in the development of add-ons to SAS software, liked my desire to learn and wanted me to create lots of metadata for their SAS environments with the projects they had planned.
The program Metacoda put together was challenging yet rewarding. My task was to create many different types of metadata objects using SAS Software products. I had the opportunity to experience various business analytic roles, starting from exploring hundreds of open data, cleaning, preparing, reconciling, and analysing the data. Metacoda explained the typical positions in an organisation (from data administrator, modeler, to business analyst), the SAS Software products typically used by those roles and how the roles support each other to produce the end result. Read more