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 4:00 PM on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Room 515 of the Shelby Research Building on the UAB campus. Gordon Brown, a Senior Research Statistician at SAS, will be joining us in person to make two presentations:
  • SAS/STAT® 14.3 Round-Up: Modern Methods for the Modern Statistician
  • Statistical Model Building for Large, Complex Data: Five New Directions in SAS/STAT® Software
Due to new building access procedures at UAB, it is imperative that attendees be registered. 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. Another great opportunity is the SouthEast SAS User's Group (SESUG) conference to be held on October 14-17, 2018 at the Tradewinds in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Be sure to see the SESUG website for more info.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks and see you on October 4.

David Maddox
Birmingham Users Group for SAS

October 4, 2018 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 Blvd. 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 2018 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.