President's Message

Hello Everyone!

It's time once again to put the next BUGS meeting on your calendar. The meeting will be held at 1:00 PM until around 4:30 PM on September 8, 2016 in Room 515 of the Shelby Research Building on the UAB campus. Sam Edgemon, a Principal Technical Consultant at SAS, will be joining us in person to make two presentations:
  • A Systematic and Novel Approach to Biological Surveillance
  • Analyzing Baseball Data Using SAS and JMP
Mr. Edgemon has certifications in several disciplines, including Data Science and Sabermetrics, in addition to degrees in mathematics and statistics. These presentations will be of interest to anyone involved in data analysis. For this meeting, please reserve your seat by clicking on the link to the Meeting Registration page. There is no charge to attend this meeting. Dues are always welcome but not mandatory. Refreshments will be provided.

It's a great time to participate in SAS user groups. Learning never stops for SAS technologists. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks and see you on September 8.

David Maddox
Birmingham Users Group for SAS

September 8, 2016 meeting at UAB

  • Location: Shelby Building, room 515
  • Food/Beverages - Refreshments will be provided.
  • Parking information - MAP - For easily accessible, convenient parking for this event please use the public parking deck at University Avenue and 19th St. South. Entrance to the parking deck is on University Avenue. The parking deck is on the opposite side of 19th Street directly across from the Shelby Building.

    Another option would be to request a free, one day visitor pass. These can be used at any of the commuter lots that are designated as Lot 15. Please note that none of these lots are particularly close to the Shelby Building, but several are within walking distance. If you elect to request a free, one day pass, please do so as soon as possible, as the passes are mailed to the address that you designate. Request your pass at Passes may also be obtained at the UAB Parking Office, 608 8th Street South. The office hours are 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM. The UAB Parking site,, has parking maps and additional information about parking on the campus.

    Note: Due to difficulties with parking arrangements in the past, parking will not be free for this event.
  • DUES - Annual dues for 2016 are being accepted. As in the past, dues are $25 per person per year. Dues allow us to provide refreshments and provide occasional honorariums. However, dues may be paid at a later date if you so choose. So, please plan to attend regardless of whether you bring your dues or not.