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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.

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Posted in Marc Beacom on 1 December 2017

Networking, and other things to do while at PASS Summit

If you are headed to Seattle for the PASS Summit, not only are you in for a week of intense learning in data platform technology, but you may be looking at a week of networking. The days go by fast, and while you try to schedule what sessions to attend… Read more

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Posted in Marc Beacom on 30 October 2017

Datalere Presents Data Science, Cloud, Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing at PASS Summit

Pacific North West, 4000 attendees, training, trends and worldwide industry experts. In a nut shell, the world’s largest conference for Microsoft Data Platform is happening this fall in Seattle. Did I mention that I am speaking at this event? The Professional Association of SQL Server is putting on its 19th… Read more

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Posted in Marc Beacom on 18 October 2017

I’m Speaking at SQL Saturday Denver 673

I’m incredibly excited to be a part of SQL Saturday Denver 673 both as a speaker and co-organizer. I will be co-presenting Two Guys and a Transformation: ETL Best Practices and Techniques with Gabe Villa where we’ll be sharing many of our lessons learned from decades of developing ETL solutions.… Read more

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Posted in Marc Beacom on 11 September 2017

Countdown to Denver SQL Saturday: Register and Attend

My First Presentation was on Database Security. Those slides are still available for nostalgia sake 66 to 673 in N seconds Six Hundred and Seven SQL Saturday’s ago, I presented for the first time at the first Colorado Springs SQL Saturday. Ever since, I have been fortunate to be part… Read more

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Posted in Marc Beacom on 17 August 2017

Data Science Comes to DTC

Data Science in DTC Tomorrow - Tuesday June 13, 2017 to be precise – is the initial meeting of a new meetup in the Denver Tech Center – it’s called Data Science in DTC.  My business partner Marc Beacom and I have been involved as leaders, organizers and participants in… Read more

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Posted in Marc Beacom on 12 June 2017

Getting Started with PowerBI: Building Graphs (Part 3)

This is part 3 of the Getting Started with Power BI series. Power BI is a powerful reporting and dashboarding tool; in which, organizations of all sizes can leverage to tell their data story. This series walks through the creation of building out a social media dashboard. For Part 3,… Read more

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Posted in Marc Beacom on 16 February 2017

Getting Started with Power BI: Getting Data (Part 2 of 3)

This is part 2 of the Getting Started with Power BI series. Power BI is a powerful reporting and dashboarding tool in which organizations of all sizes can leverage to tell their data story. This series walks through the creation of building out a social media dashboard. Here we look… Read more

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Posted in Marc Beacom on 9 February 2017

Team Productivity Practices – #TAPtips

Ensuring and maintaining team productivity practices is important for any organization, especially a small and growing team. The biggest part of the equation is each individual team member. Hiring productive employees is the foundation of any team or should be. Here is a list of items I’ve found to be… Read more

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Posted in Marc Beacom on 7 February 2017

Getting Started with Power BI: Setup (Part 1 of 3)

This is part 1 of the Getting Started with Power BI series. Power BI is a powerful reporting and dashboarding tool; in which, organizations of all sizes can leverage to tell their data story. This series walks through the creation of building out a social media dashboard. Introduction With the… Read more

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Posted in Marc Beacom on 2 February 2017

Hiring Productive Employees – #TAPtips

Starting a business is easy. Have an idea, some skills, a customer or two, and you are in business. However, growing a business is tough. One thing you’ll learn, is to grow a business, you have to build a team. Hiring productive employees or team members will be a core… Read more

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Posted in Marc Beacom on 31 January 2017

A New Year, A New Company and A New DenverSQL Chapter

2016 was a great year, both personally and professionally. Personally, our family is well and the kids are growing into their personalities. Professional, DawaBI merged with Quanta Intelligence to form Datalere. Our intent with Datalere is to grow and be proactive in earning new customers. In the past, both Carlos… Read more

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Posted in Marc Beacom on 30 January 2017

Setting Up a Productive Work Environment – #TAPtips

Having a productive work environment for you and your team is important to facilitate tasks being accomplished as well as having fun at the office. We spend so much time working that even the littlest of things can make the world of difference. Being a consultant, I’ve worked in a… Read more

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Posted in Marc Beacom on 25 January 2017

Team Collaboration with Microsoft OneNote – #TAPtips

I was an early adopter of Microsoft’s OneNote and started using it in February of 2004 and have never stopped. I love it for the simplicity of use and ease of collaborating with a team. Team collaboration with Microsoft OneNote is a huge productivity gain and one of the main… Read more

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Posted in Marc Beacom on 17 January 2017

Increased Productivity with the Pomodoro Technique – TAPtips

Today's TAPtips is about Increased Productivity with the Pomodoro Technique.  Have you tried the Pomodoro Technique? If so, what were your results? Video Transcription: Today's TAPtips is on increased productivity with the Pomodoro Technique. I first learned of the Pomodoro Technique several years ago while reading Quora posting, and felt… Read more

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Posted in Marc Beacom on 10 January 2017

Launching #TAPtips – Valuable Tips from Decades of Practice

Launching #TAPtips Blog Posts While forming Datalere, Carlos and I wanted to continue with our contributions to the Denver, Colorado community. We have been active in this community for over a decade by running user groups, speaking at local, regional and international events -- but have only blogged occasionally. To… Read more

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Posted in Marc Beacom on 3 January 2017

DawaBI Merges with Quanta Intelligence to Broaden and Deepen our Service Offering

We’ve been working on this for a while now and I’m excited to announce the merger of Quanta Intelligence and DawaBI. This merger will deepen and broaden our service offering to provide more value to our customers through knowledge and expertise. With Datalere, you are not just provided a resource,… Read more

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Posted in Marc Beacom on 18 August 2016

PASS SQL Saturday Events: December 2014

 

Date Event
December 6 SQLSaturday #359 – Istanbul 2014
December 6 SQLSaturday #351 – Lima 2014
December 6 SQLSaturday #347 – Washington DC 2014
December 13 SQLSaturday #356 – Slovenia 2014
December 13 SQLSaturday #354 – Charleston 2014

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Posted in Marc Beacom on 15 November 2014

PASS SQL Saturday Events: November 2014

 

Date Event
November 1 SQLSaturday #339 – Shanghai 2014
November 1 SQLSaturday #337 – Oregon 2014
November 22 SQLSaturday #355 – Parma, Italy 2014
November 22 SQLSaturday #353 – London – BA Edition 2014
November 22 SQLSaturday #350 – Winnipeg 2014

 

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Posted in Marc Beacom on 15 October 2014

PASS SQL Saturday Events: October 2014

 

Date Event
October 4 SQLSaturday #335 – Athens 2014
October 4 SQLSaturday #336 – Holland 2014
October 4  SQLSaturday #344 – Tirana 2014
October 4 SQLSaturday #315 – Pittsburgh 2014
October 4 SQLSaturday #330 – Charlotte – BI Edition 2014
October 11 SQLSaturday #319 – Panama 2014
October 11…

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Posted in Marc Beacom on 15 September 2014

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