Marc Beacom, Author at DawaBI


About Marc Beacom

Marc Beacom is President of DawaBI, a Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Consultancy firm focusing on Making Data-Driven Decisions Possible. He has been working with SQL Server for over a decade delivering scalable solutions for organizations of all sizes. He has earned several industry certifications and degrees. Marc is an active member of the community and has served 5 years on the board of two Colorado SQL Server User Groups (Denver and Colorado Springs), 1 year as a Regional Mentor for PASS and is currently on the boards of two Colorado nonprofit organizations; Colorado GiveCamp and Camp To Belong Colorado.

PASS SQL Saturday Events: December 2014


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
By |November 15th, 2014|PASS, SQLSaturday|

PASS SQL Saturday Events: November 2014


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


By |October 15th, 2014|PASS, SQLSaturday|

PASS SQL Saturday Events: October 2014


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 SQLSaturday #333 – St. Louis 2014
October 11 SQLSaturday #311 – Bulgaria 2014
October 18 SQLSaturday #345 – Riyadh 2014
October 18 SQLSaturday #341 – Porto 2014
October 18  SQLSaturday #314 – Providence 2014
October 25 SQLSaturday #352 – Sydney 2014
October 25  SQLSaturday #338 – Barcelona 2014
October 25 SQLSaturday #329 – Rio de Janeiro 2014
October 25 SQLSaturday #348 – Ica, Peru 2014
October 25 SQLSaturday #326 – Tampa – BA Edition 2014
October 25 SQLSaturday #332 – Minnesota 2014
October 25 SQLSaturday #349 – Salt Lake City 2014
By |September 15th, 2014|PASS, SQLSaturday|

PASS Virtual Chapter Events: September & October 2014

PASS Virtual Chapter Events: September 2014

Join SQL Server professionals from around the world for free online technical training and networking year round. PASS Virtual Chapters (VC) are interest-based forums that unite the SQL Server community through live webcasts with top SQL Server experts, online forums and resources including an archive of past presentations, and special training events.

DateTimeTitle Link
September 16th 11:00 CST The Roadmap to Better Performance: Reading Query Plans
September 17th 12:00 PST Learn JavaScript Properly Part 2
September 17th 4:00 EST Absolute Beginners Presentation for Power BI for Office 365
September 18th 12:00 EST Insider's Introduction to Microsoft Azure Machine Learning (AzureML)
September 26th 11:00 EST Improving Query Efficiency with Data Access Layers
October 8th  12:00 CSTUnderstanding your SQL Server IO Bottlenecks and how Flash can solve them
October 16th 10:00 EST MrExcel's Favorite Excel Tips & Tricks


By |September 11th, 2014|PASS, Virtual Chapters|

PASS Virtual Chapter Events: August 2014


DateTimeTitle Link
August 15th 12:00 EST Manage Your Shop with CMS and Policy Based Management
August 19th 11:00 CST The Roadmap to Better Performance: Reading Query Plans
August 20th 12:00 PST Learn JavaScript Properly
August 21st 12:00 EST Looking Through the Windshield: Creating Forward-looking Dashboards and KPIs
August 21st 1:00 EST SQL Server Security Easy Button
August 27th  12:00 EST The Curious Case of Isolation Levels


By |August 15th, 2014|PASS, Virtual Chapters|

PASS SQL Saturday Events: September 2014


September 6 SQLSaturday #301 – Cape Town 2014
September 6 SQLSaturday #320 – Raleigh 2014
September 13 SQLSaturday #323 – Paris 2014
September 13 SQLSaturday #300 – Kansas City 2014
September 20 SQLSaturday #290 – Kiev 2014
September 20 SQLSaturday #310 – Dublin 2014
September 20 SQLSaturday #331 – Denver 2014
September 20 SQLSaturday #340 – San Diego 2014
September 27 SQLSaturday #325 РṢo Paulo 2014
September 27 SQLSaturday #343 – Medellin 2014
September 27 SQLSaturday #334 – Boston – BI Edition 2014
September 27 SQLSaturday #318 – Orlando 2014
September 27 SQLSaturday #342 – Mobile 2014
By |August 14th, 2014|PASS, SQLSaturday|

PASS SQL Saturday Events: August 2014


August 2 SQLSaturday #324 – Baton Rouge 2014
August 9 SQLSaturday #304 – Indianapolis 2014
August 23 SQLSaturday #328 – Birmingham 2014
August 23 SQLSaturday #309 – Oklahoma City 2014
August 30 SQLSaturday #327 – Johannesburg 2014
August 30 SQLSaturday #317 – Oslo 2014
By |July 15th, 2014|PASS, SQLSaturday|

Will you be attending Mile High Tech Con?

Technical conferences have always been a great venue for networking and increasing my knowledge base. Mile High Tech Con will be no different. I would like to invite you to be part of the inaugural Mile High Tech Con which will be held July 24 -26 in Denver, Colorado. Mile High Tech Con will highlight innovative topics that will inspire strategic decision making while offering relationship building and networking.MHTC-Twitter

Here are the speakers and topics:

Bill Fellows SSIS package generation via Biml
Carlos Bossy Getting Started with Big Data and Business Intelligence
Jeff Renz Dashboards More Than One Way to Visualize Data
Meagan Longoria Somebody Got BIDS Helper in my Data Tools!
Peter Myers Taking Your Application Design to the Next Level with SQL Server Data Mining
Reeves Smith Master Data Services, How Does it Apply to My Enterprise?
Scot Reagin Strategies for Fixing Broken Information Environments
Tim Mitchell Error Handling Patterns in SSIS
Bill Fellows Getting started with R and SQL Server
Carlos Bossy SQL Server Replication in a Business Intelligence Framework
Dan Lewandowski Securing the cube
Jeff Renz Tabular Models
Meagan Longoria Don't Miss Out on Excel Cube Functions
Peter Myers Big Data Analytics with Excel
Reeves Smith Increase your SSIS productivity with Biml
Scot Reagin Taking the Mystery out of DAX
Tim Mitchell Introduction to Data Quality Services
Carlos Bossy Predictive Analytics in the Enterprise
Peter Myers Superhero Power BI
Tim Mitchell Real World SSIS

There is still time to register and attend. You don’t want to miss it!

By |July 9th, 2014|Networking|

PASS SQLSaturday Events: July 2014


July 12 SQLSaturday #312 – Sacramento 2014
July 26 SQLSaturday #302 – Albany 2014
July 26 SQLSaturday #322 – Guatemala 2014

PASS Events

PASS Summit

PASS Summit is the world’s largest and most intensive technical training conference for Microsoft SQL Server and BI professionals. But more than that, it’s your conference planned and presented by the SQL Server community for the SQL Server community.

Since 1999, PASS Summit has delivered the most technical sessions, the largest number of attendees, the best networking, and the highest-rated sessions and speakers of any SQL Server event in the world. Join us for top-notch training, technical tips and tricks, and the connections you need to take your SQL Server skills to the next level.

PASS Summit 2014
Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, WA
November 4-7, 2014

$1,595 until June 27, 2014 – register now!

24 Hours of PASS

24 Hours of PASS delivers free SQL Server and BI/BA training directly to your computer in live webcasts by some of the most knowledgeable and top-rated speakers in the world. Delivered either in 24 back-to-back hours or across two 12-hour days, the 24HOP program also has Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish editions.

Interested in putting on your own language-specific 24HOP event? Contact us. And follow @pass24hop for information about upcoming 24HOP events.


By |June 10th, 2014|PASS|