It’s almost SUGA Live time!

Firstly, we’d like to send you all a big belated happy SysAdmin Day (the last Friday of July)! Or, as we phrased it last year, Happy SASAdmin Day! Take a moment to appreciate SAS administrators around the world with this SAS Communities Happy Systems Administrators Appreciation Day post (featuring Rob Collum, Bala Arunagirinathan, Ronan Martorell, […]

#HackInSAS, a symbiotic experience

When I was invited to be a #HackInSAS 2021 juror, I didn’t hesitate for a moment. For me the SAS hackathon community – of hackers, mentors, sponsors, partners, judges and organizers – creates a wonderfully symbiotic experience that I’m always eager to dive into. Uniting great minds across the globe in a sprint-like race of […]

Meet you at the Metacoda booth at SAS Global Forum 2021

We’re excited to be a sponsor at the three upcoming regional SAS Global Forum 2021 events in May. While we won’t be able to meet you in person, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with us virtually at each SASGF event in the Innovation Hub. The Innovation Hub is open from 1-4pm and it is […]

Getting ‘all the feels’ from our SAS Community

It’s 7am and I’m buzzing with glee! Why? Well, I’ve just spent an hour enjoying trivia, chat, and cheer with fellow SAS enthusiasts from around the world. SAS Bowl IX started at 6am in Brisbane (4pm ET) and – despite a few false starts due to technical glitches – quickly provided my monthly dose of […]

Countdown to virtual SASGF catch-up!

G’Day friends In previous years, right about now, we’d be flying in from all corners of the globe for SAS Global Forum (SASGF). The pandemic may have stopped the travel, but an equally inspiring online conference will bring us all together virtually. And just as we’ve done every year since 2012, Metacoda will be proudly […]

Do your very own ‘Check one two’ of your SAS Platform!

Remember the sounds of roadies testing microphones with phrases like ‘Check one two, check, check’? Thinking about it probably conjures up the feelings of excitement and anticipation waiting for a live event to start (which – for most of the world – is a distant memory at the moment!). Or perhaps – being a new […]

‘Tis the season. Sending cuddly koala-ity vibes

The Metacoda koalas are sending cute cuddly koala-ity vibes to all our friends around the world. We’ve sure missed seeing you in-person this year, but we count our blessings that our strong and resilient SAS community has done such an amazing job of staying positive and connected via the virtual world. Here in Australia, the […]

A tasty SUGA concoction of eggs Florentine, Docker, Tandoori, HaaS and koalas!

I’ve always loved a good trivia quiz – the friendly competition, adrenalin and camaraderie – so it’s no surprise that I’m a big fan of the monthly SAS Bowl trivia events launched in August. Thanks to the SAS Communities management team for providing such uplifting events in a year when we need all the connection […]

A notable November for SAS fans and administrators

Whatever way you look at it, 2020 has certainly been a challenging and notable year, and November will no doubt be a particularly notable month for many. As we move towards the end of the year, we hope the coming year is a better one for us all. We note there are several SAS events […]

Keeping your SAS platform secure!

SAS platform security is essential in our data-driven world. Do you regularly monitor and test your SAS security model? With ongoing changes – such as increased adoption, department movement, and organization re-structure – how do you ensure your SAS platform stays secure and people only have access to the data assets they’re supposed to? Read […]