With a third of the year having already flown by, we hope you’re well on the way to meeting your goals for 2018…
Metacoda’s year has been fantastic, thanks largely to our supportive community – your patronage, interest and friendship inspire us!
Contact us any time via your favourite channel to say g’day, share your Metacoda koala antics, ask questions, provide feedback on our software, or simply keep us updated about your SAS® platform success.
Well, it certainly lived up to our expectations. Every moment was extraordinary; particularly the time spent connecting with customers, partners, supporters, and friends.
It was such a pleasure to cross paths with so many wonderful people – whether in person, on Twitter, at the Metacoda stand, in the hallways (or streets), via networking sessions, or at the magnificent Kick Back Party.
We hope you and your new “true blue” Metacoda koalas had an un”bear”lievable time too! Make sure you check out the photos in our Metacoda in Denver Facebook album and please tag yourself!
We kicked off our SASGF experience with the SAS Partner Forum where the largest crowd of partner representatives (520 partners!) heard from SAS experts, executives, and industry thought leaders. We learned all about the latest on technology, product updates, and how to maximize the benefits of SAS partnership. It certainly set the scene for the insights, brilliance, and experiences to follow… Read more
It’s us – the Metacoda koalas back again full of effervescence, enthusiasm, and excitement for the year ahead – 2018!
We hope your festive season was as relaxing and fun as ours. For us, it was the perfect opportunity to catch up on sleep (we koalas need 20 hours sleep per day, you know?!) and to reflect on the amazing year just past.
2017 was definitely overflowing with magical moments, and we have managed to narrow it down to a short list of highlights to share with you below.
Of course, the next step is to create even more marvellous Metacoda koala memories with you in the year ahead… Read more
We’ve recently returned from a fantastic first trip to Canada, presenting at SAS user group meetings and enjoying that famous Canadian friendliness.
Statistics Canada is a Metacoda customer and their project lead SAS administrator, Joel Orr, is also the SAS Ottawa Platform Users Society (OPUS) president. After invitations from Joel – and Matt Malczewski, Communities Manager for SAS Canada – we were delighted that the timing finally worked out for us to present at the following events in Canada:
Golden Horseshoe SAS Users Group (GHSUG): 17 November
Whether you’ve been a SAS user for days, months, or years, there is one thing that’s for sure… the SAS community is aWEsome!
My own SAS journey is into its third decade, having first used SAS during my undergraduate degree in the late 1990s. Twenty years ago I became one of the first SAS graduates in Australia, and have been a passionate advocate for the software and community ever since.
We’ve recently returned from the beautiful cities of Nieuwegein, Brussels, Paris and Copenhagen where we were sponsors at four European SAS Forums.
As always we had a fantastic time being part of the SAS community, and we definitely embraced the theme “Experience Your New Possible”!
As with SAS Global Forum 2017, the events boasted thousands of attendees, analytics storytelling, data visualization, data management, technology, leadership and socialness.
Many thanks to SAS forum organisers for the sponsorship opportunities, and to our customers, partners and community for your support and friendship.
Helping to keep your SAS platform secure
Amidst the many Tweets and selfies, the events were full of great opportunities to talk to SAS customers about platform security. In particular, at SAS Forum France, Michelle Homes (Metacoda) and Gregory Becquembois (Decision Network) were excited to be interviewed by Elisabeth Ziegler on our partnership and how Metacoda products can help to keep SAS platforms secure. You can see the recording on YouTube.
Four events in seven days!
With four jam-packed SAS Forums, it sure was a busy and rewarding week! Use the table below to take your own quick journey via Tweets, videos and presentations/summaries.
Metacoda have recently returned from SAS Global Forum (SASGF), where we thoroughly embraced the theme of ‘Data Knows No Boundaries’. We’re now looking forward to Thursday 11th May 2017 when we’ll be sponsoring SAS Users New Zealand (SUNZ), and expanding on the boundless innovation of analytics with the theme ‘Open Minds’.
As the clock ticks and the calendar flicks, SAS Global Forum 2017 gets closer and closer…
You know that ticking sound. Maybe it’s like the one in Peter Pan where Captain Hook is haunted by Tick-Tock, the crocodile. Or perhaps it’s more like the sound of a clock striking the hour, as in Cinderella, with her countdown to midnight (or as I prefer to call it “pumpkin time”). Whatever form it takes, those clock sounds can often inhabit our subconscious as deadlines and elation approach. No doubt at least some of our SAS Global Forum 2017 organizers, presenters, attendees and sponsors – like Metacoda – are hearing some tick, tick, ticking, and feeling the excitement as April approaches.
So why the Disney-themed introduction, you wonder? Well, SAS Global Forum (SASGF) 2017 is being held at Orlando, Florida at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort; the same place it was held 5 years ago.
In fact, speaking of Disney, let’s sprinkle a pinch of fairy dust and journey back to a few of our favourite SASGF 2012 Metacoda memories… …
SASGF 2012… We were just finalising our new Metacoda Identity and Object Permissions Explorers ready for imminent release, and were Read more