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Fwd: Books and News from the O'Reilly User Group Program--Sept

Fwd: Books and News from the O'Reilly User Group Program--Sept

Christopher Saunders
2011-09-23 @ 19:53
Some O'Reilly UG news.  Has some discount codes in there.


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From: Marsee Henon & Jon Johns <>
Date: Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 11:00 AM
Subject: Books and News from the O'Reilly User Group Program--Sept

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Hi there,

Please welcome Rachel Roumeliotis--O'Reilly's newest editor. She's an
experienced technical publishing professional based in our Cambridge, MA
office. She'll be getting to know the Microsoft community. Look for
Rachel on our new Microsoft Technologies sub-group on LinkedIn or at the
SharePoint Conference in Anaheim, CA.

The Strata 2012 call for conference speakers is now open. If you have a
compelling big data story to tell, we invite you to submit a proposal
(or two) on any of the following topics:

-Data: Hadoop ecosystem, real-time data processing and analytics,
crowdsourcing, data acquisition and cleaning, data distribution and
markets, data science best practices, predictive analytics, machine
learning, data security

-Business: From research to product, data protection, privacy and
policy, becoming a data-driven organization, training, recruitment,
management for data, the changing role of business intelligence

-Interfaces: Visualization and design principles, mobile strategy,
applications and futures, augmented reality and immersive interfaces,
dashboards, sensors, mobile and wireless, physical interfaces and robotics

For more info or to submit your talk:

The 10th annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE 10x) is accepting
proposals until Nov 17 in the following areas:
-system administration
-kernel developer
-application developer
-general open source/free software advocacy and technical content

In September 2001, Safari Books Online began supplying digital book
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and Pearson. Ten years later, their digital library has more than 17,000
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To celebrate, they're offering the following:
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Here are just a few of the free O'Reilly webcasts happening soon:

Mac OS X Lion: Pogue's Take
Presented by David Pogue
Wednesday, Oct 12 at 10am PT

Mobile Application Development with Couchbase, iOS, and Android
Presented by J. Chris Anderson, Dale Harvey
Wednesday, Sept 28 at 1pm PT

Coding Faster: Getting More Productive with Microsoft Visual Studio
Presented by Zain Naboulsi
Tuesday, Oct 11 at 10am PT

For the complete list, go to


-- Marsee Henon and Jon Johns

P.S. Want to hang out? Here are the places we'll be. If you're attending
or live in the area and have time to get together, please let us know.

-Oct 1, Mac Computer Expo, Petaluma, CA

-Oct 3-6, Microsoft SharePoint Conference, Anaheim, CA

-Oct 9-11, Android Open, San Francisco, CA

-Oct 12-13,  X.commerce Innovate Developer Conference,
San Francisco, CA

UG Discounts for conferences and books
Special Discount for the X.commerce Innovate Developer Conference in
San Francisco next month.

Technology is changing the way people shop and driving the on- and
off-line commerce market to $8T by 2013. Enter the new X.commerce; an
end-to-end commerce platform backed by eBay, PayPal, and Magento, and
enhanced by a rich ecosystem of developers and partners. Be there for
the X.commerce Innovate Developer Conference on Oct 12-13 at
Moscone West in San Francisco to learn more and:

-Be among the first to experience the unveiling of the X.commerce
-Find creative ways to grow your business and enhance business
operations through innovation
-Meet fellow innovators and industry leaders

Benefit from a technical sessions, game zone activities, and
general sessions that include keynote speakers, such as:
-Katie Burke Mitic, Technology Executive, Facebook
-John Donahoe, President and CEO, eBay, Inc.
-Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes

Use code OREILLYUSERS and save $100 off registration pricing

O'Reilly Android Open Conference
Oct 9-11, 2011
San Francisco, CA
Get 20% off any pass with code an11ug

Web 2.0 Expo NY
Co-produced by O'Reilly Media and UBM TechWeb
Oct 10-13, 2011
New York, NY
Get 20% off registration with code WEBNY11USRG

Buy 1 Ebook, Get 1 Free
Go to and use discount code: DSUG2
When you buy ebooks through you get lifetime access to the
book, and whenever possible we provide it to you in five, DRM-free file
formats--PDF, ePub, Kindle compatible .mobi, DAISY, and Android APK--to
use on the devices of your choice. Our ebook files are fully searchable
and you can cut, paste, and print them. We also alert you when we've
updated the files with corrections and additions.

Last Chance--
O'Reilly School of Technology Courses: UG Members Receive a 30% Discount

To redeem, use Promotion Code "ORALL1" good for a 30% discount, in Step
#2 of the enrollment process. Each course comes with a free O'Reilly
book and a 7-day money-back guarantee. The UG discount will expire Oct 1.
For the full list of courses, go to
(This discount is not combinable with other offers)

UG leaders only--Put Up a Banner; Get a Free Book
We're looking for user groups to display our discount banners on their
web sites. If you send me your group's site with one or more banners
posted, we'll send you the O'Reilly book(s) of your choice. Choose from
the following list:

Android Open

O'Reilly Answers

User Group Discount Slides (PowerPoint, Keynote, and versions)

New Releases
JavaScript Web Applications

HTML5: The Missing Manual

HTML5 Cookbook

HBase: The Definitive Guide

Getting Started with Arduino, Second Edition

Developing iOS Applications with Flex 4.5

Programming Social Applications

Creating HTML5 Animations with Flash and Wallaby

Planning for IPv6

Coding Faster: Getting More Productive with Microsoft Visual Studio
(Microsoft Press)

Packet Guide to Routing and Switching


Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Developer's Handbook
(Microsoft Press)

Making Isometric Social Real-Time Games with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript

Mac OS X Lion Pocket Guide

Working with Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials (Microsoft

I. M. Wright's "Hard Code": A Decade of Hard-Won Lessons
from Microsoft, Second Edition (Microsoft Press)

Nature and Landscape Photography (Rocky Nook)

Take Control of Your 802.11n AirPort Network, Second Edition (TidBITS)

The Node Sessions: The Best of OSCON 2011

The HTML5 Sessions: The Best of OSCON 2011

Big Data Now: Current Perspectives from O'Reilly Radar

Microsoft Project Management 2010 Kit: Microsoft Project 2010 Inside
Out & Successful Project Management: Applying Best Practices and
Real-World Techniques (Microsoft Press)

The Java Sessions: The Best of OSCON 2011

The Data Sessions: The Best of OSCON 2011

Developing Enterprise iOS Applications

Programming Concurrency on the JVM (Pragmatic Bookshelf)

Propellerhead Reason 5 Tips and Tricks (PC Publishing)

Sound Effects Tips and Tricks (PC Publishing)

Head First C

Until next time--

Marsee Henon & Jon Johns

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