Join SUGA Live live!

Finding creative ways to connect is part of what makes our global SAS community so vibrant and strong. As highlighted in our March newsletter, we’ve seen a lot of changes to SAS Institute global events in recent years. Not having a SAS Global Forum (SASGF) this year may feel a bit like the end of […]

Ch Ch Changes

The saying ‘the only constant in life is change’ has certainly run true over the past two years. For us at Metacoda, we really miss seeing our customers, partners, and friends at physical SAS events. In particular, the annual SAS Global Forum (SASGF) was a wonderful way to unite, share and collaborate with the SAS […]

Season’s Greetings from your friends at Metacoda

As we reflect on 2021 and head into the festive season, we’d like to acknowledge all those who we’ve met and known over the years, and thank you for your support. From our summer days here in Australia we send season’s greetings and best wishes around the world. May you have a joyful present, a […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]