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Wanted! SAS Rustlers Unite at #SASGF15 #TweetUp

Submitted by on 2015-02-22 – 12:23 PM 10 Comments

In April 2015, SAS users travel across the world to the SAS Global Forum in Dallas, Texas – yes the legendary Wild West.  If you are arriving early at the conference (maybe for a workshop or to take a certification exam) – then you’re invited to a special and exclusive event.


#sasgf15 #tweetup

#SASGF15 Tweeps Unite!

This is an informal, pre-conference gathering for tweeps on Saturday 25th April at 8 PM at the conference hotel. Yes, a #SASGF15 #TweetUp  for people to meet their followers face-to-face and chat in more than 140 characters. If this is a little overwhelming you are allowed to watch and tweet away in a corner.

To entice you to come along, there will be some random drawings, SAS giveaways and an evening to exchange conference agendas and must see/do events.

No Twitter Account Required!

What: #SASGF15 #TweetUpYou don’t need a Twitter account to join us – but you know they are free – right?[Here’s a quick Twitter tutorial!]
When: 8 PM, Saturday April 25 , 2013
Where: Lobby Lounge bar in the Omni Dallas Hotel555 South Lamar, Dallas, Texas  [(214) 744-6664]
What to wear: Casual — Extra raffle ticket if you wear a t-shirt from the last conference you attended or a shirt from where you are from.  Why don’t you get really daring and wear a cowboy shirt!?!
What to Eat: Beverages of all sorts are available at the bar (at your expense)It’s a good time to try good ole CocaCola or maybe a beer.
Who’s Hosting: Zencos – Tricia Aanderud (@taanderud)Metacoda – Michelle Homes (@HomesatMetacoda)



Last Year’s TweetUp

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Beautiful Location to have a part


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Michelle was excited that it was past midnight – US Time!

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Our Selfie

Trying to get Phil Holland to guess what part of the SAS language he was!


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Aussies … representing!



Leave a comment or tweet one of us if you plan to attend.

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Tricia Aanderud

Director of Data Visualization at Zencos Consulting
Tricia Aanderud is a SAS Business Intelligence and Visual Analytics consultant based in Raleigh, NC who works for Zencos Consulting. She has written several books about SAS, presented papers at many SAS conferences, and has been using SAS since 2001. Contact her for assistance with your next project.
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  • Tricia says:

    It was great seeing you Michelle!

  • James Fetzner says:


    Cowboy hat , boots , lasso , I am game for about anything. Looking forward to it.

  • Tricia says:

    Awesome news … bet you would love to have your picture made in a 40 gallon cowboy hat. 🙂

  • James Fetzner says:

    Hi Michelle and Tricia,

    I am a newbie at the SAS user group and will be in town Saturday night. Looking forward to some pre conference fun. Also. look forward to meeting other SAS ex”tweet”verts.

  • Tricia says:

    Casper – No cowboy hat required but I think you do have to bring cattle and a horse. 🙂

  • I’ll definately attend the tweetup. Looking forward to it!

  • Tricia says:

    Bob … we are going to try to have fun without you! Please follow the event on Twitter (yes I know it will be 3 AM in the morning). 🙂

  • Awwww thank you Bob.

    It was great having you there, especially after your 30+ hour trip from Perth! Such dedication. We will miss having you there this year and we look forward to double the fun at #SASGF16.

  • Bob Whitehead says:


    Last years #TweetUp was a blast.. arrived just in time.

    Sorry I won’t make this year, but next year is a plan……

    Have fun at #SASGF15 !!

    Thanks @taanderud and @HomesatMetacoda for organising ….


  • And for those that would like to join us, and feel apprehensive at the prospect of being social, we understand… Check out the video in the blog post and Tricia and I will be your “connector”… Reach out to us via Twitter (or email) so we can help you prepare for the event.