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Marc Beacom

Marc Beacom – MCTS (BI, Dev), Principal Architect and Owner at DawaBI, has over 15 years of technical and business experience. DawaBI focuses on Making Data-Driven Decisions Possible by delivering user friendly and scalable data warehouse and business intelligence solutions. Marc is an active volunteer within the community and currently is co-organizer of the Colorado GiveCamp, served a year as a PASS Regional Mentor and served five years on the leadership board for the Denver and Colorado Springs SQL Server User Groups.

Colorado SQL Events : August 2013


All ColoradoSQL user group meetings start at 5:30 p.m. and provide food and refreshments. There is no cost to attend so bring a co-worker…or two. These events provide for great learning opportunities, as well as networking with other local SQL Server professionals.

Northern Colorado SQL Server User Group Meeting

Date: Wednesday, August 19th

Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Main Presentation: What Every DBA Should Know About NoSQL


NoSQL is one of the buzzwords you hear going around in the developer world lately. As Database Professionals inevitably someone will come to us for help, advice, or possibly choosing a NoSQL solution. This session aims to give you a basic understanding in order to best answer those questions for your organization.


Presenter: Kelly Martinez

Kelly is a Application Developer and Database Administrator currently working in municipal government. With over 15 years of I.T. experience he has previously worked as a Web Developer in the Open Source space and as a System Administrator on both *nix and Windows. He holds a bachelors in Interactive Multimedia & Programming from Columbia College in Chicago. Additionally he is a certified Unix System Administrator, MCDBA/MCITP in SQL Server, and Xamarin Mobile Developer. When not thinking about databases and code he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, working on the board of the Colorado chapter of GiveCamp (coding for charity), and reading a good fantasy novel.


Meeting Location

UNC Loveland Center at Centerra

2915 Rocky Mountain Ave.

Loveland, CO 80538

Breckenridge Conference Room 2nd Floor



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Colorado Springs SQL


Date: Wednesday, August 21st

Time: 5:30 - 8:00 pm

Main Presentation: Policy Based Management


Policy Based Management, what is this? What can it do for me? Do I really need it? How do I install and configure it? How can it help me to pass audits? You mean each server can really be configured the same. Let's explore Policy Based Management and what it has to offer us in better management of our Sql Servers.


Presenter: Tom Norman

Tom Norman, Database Architect / DBA, KPA. In 1998, Tom changed his career focus to begin working with Sql Server. He has worked in all aspects of Sql Server including Administration, Database Development, BI and Reporting Services. He has worked in the Finance and Car Dealership industry. His experience has included International deployments. Tom is the co-leader of the PASS Virtualization chapter and the past President of the Denver Sql Server User Group.


Meeting Location

Hyatt Place - Colorado Springs

503 Garden of the Gods Rd W,

Colorado Springs, CO



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Date: Tuesday, August 20th

Main Presentation: Data Vault


Data vault is a compelling architecture for an enterprise data warehouse using SQL Server 2012. A well designed data vault data warehouse facilitates fast, efficient and maintainable data integration across business systems. In this session Jeff will review the basics about enterprise data warehouse design, introduce you to the data vault architecture and discuss how you can leverage new features of SQL Server 2012 to help make your data warehouse solution provide maximum value to your users.


Presenter: Jeff Renz

Jeff Renz has been working in the IT industry for 14 years, the last 10 of which has been focused on designing and implementing data collection and reporting solutions.  Jeff is certified by the Genesee Academy as a Certified Data Vault Data Modeler.  He is currently working as a consultant for Revgen Partners in the Business Intelligence Solutions team. 


Meeting Agenda

5:30 – 6:00 – Food / Socializing 
6:00 – 6:15 – User Group Business 
6:15 – 6:45 – First Presentation 
6:45 – 8:00 – Main presentation 
8:00 – 8:30 – Questions/Answers, general SQL discussions 


Meeting Location

Confio Software in Boulder

4772 Walnut Street

Suite 100

Boulder, CO 80301



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The Denver SQL Server User Group is organized to bring professionals of all career levels that work with Microsoft's SQL Server, together to learn and network with others. There is no charge to attend, and you are encouraged to bring guests. Food and refreshments are provided by event sponsors.

Date: Thursday, August 15th

Time: 5:30 - 8:00 pm

Main Presentation: How Flash Storage Modernizes Databases

Presenter: Matt Henderson

Highly accomplished business intelligence (BI) professional with practical experience in both development and management roles. Skilled in performing technical BI design and development activities including the implementation of database solutions, extraction transformation load (ETL) systems, reporting systems and data collection interfaces. Leadership experience in managing both technical projects and programs. Knowledge in establishing organizational structure, standards and best practices across reporting organizations.


Meeting Location

7595 Technology Way, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80237



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