Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 08:32:26 -0500
Reply-To: Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM>
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From: Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM>
Subject: Re: Mike Raithel's Webinar
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The inimitable Jack Hamilton posted the following:
> I, and a few other SAS-Lers, participated in Mike Raithel's
> "webinar" this morning. "Webinar" is SAS Institute's term
> for a presentation given over the web using a simulcast
> program. We opened a web page for the slides and dialed in
> for the sound.
> It worked quite well. Surprisingly well, in fact.
> The surprising part was not that Mike's presentation was
> informative and appropriately paced (I expected that), but
> that the technology worked. The slides came up, the sound
> came through, everything was in synch - fairly unusual, in my
> experience, for a web-based presentation. SAS obviously
> thought this through and tested things in advance.
> I hope SAS Institute can find a way to contunue this series
> of short, free seminars. The schedule for the current series
> can be found at:
Jack, thank you for the kind words! I was V-E-R-Y pleased to see that
you and several other SAS-L-ers (whose names I recognized) participated
in the webinar.
On my end, it a blast to make a presentation using this medium! We
(Shelly Goodin, the organizer/hostess and Shawn Nightingale the webcast
technical support specialist) had held three previous practice sessions
so that we could work the bugs out and attempt to have as seamless a
webcast as possible. From your feedback, it seems that the preparation
I do hope that other SAS-L-ers will consider attending one or more of
the remaining webinars. If you do, say hello to me; I'll be sitting in
the front row:-)
Jack, I'll continue to look for your great postings on the 'L!
I hope that this suggestion proves helpful now, and in the future!
Of course, all of these opinions and insights are my own, and do not
reflect those of my organization or my associates. All SAS code and/or
methodologies specified in this posting are for illustrative purposes
only and no warranty is stated or implied as to their accuracy or
applicability. People deciding to use information in this posting do so
at their own risk.
Michael A. Raithel
"The man who wrote the book on performance"
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the OS/390 and z/OS Environments,
Author: The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes
It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also
remembering my reasons for them! - Friedrich Nietzsche