Bring Your Own Device

Workshops and hands-on-trainings this year will be set up such that attendees should bring their own device! This page will be updated as more information becomes available, so please check back here for more information as we get closer to the conference.

Amazon Web Services
We will be using Amazon Web Services (AWS) to make presentation materials and SAS software available to attendees. Attendees will need a laptop, web browser, and Remote Desktop client. Please make sure you have an appropriate Remote Desktop client for your operating system.

  • Windows users: the default Remote Desktop client is fine.
  • Mac OS X users: download the Microsoft RDP v10 app from here.
Attendees do not need to have SAS licenses on their own computers. However, if attendees decide they want to use their own computers and SAS licenses during the presentations, class materials will be available for download.

SAS On Demand for Academics
Some tutorials and workshops will be using SAS On Demand for Academics. You can learn more about SAS On Demand for Academics (a free, cloud version of SAS software open to anyone wanting to learn) by visiting their website.

No laptop? No problem! Attendees are welcome to attend HOW sessions and watch as the instructor works through the exercises on the screen. For tutorials, you will still need to be signed up for the tutorial to attend and receive the materials, but are not required to bring a device. Examples, code, and documentation will be available to you regardless of your ability to access them onsite at the conference!