[Pdx-pm] Fwd: Books and News from the O'Reilly User Group Program--May14

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Tue May 15 07:58:22 PDT 2012

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From: Marsee Henon & Jon Johns <usergroups at post.oreilly.com>
Sent: Mon May 14 18:00:19 PDT 2012
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Subject: Books and News from the O'Reilly User Group Program--May14

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We're getting fired up for Maker Faire Bay Area. In appreciation of the
"Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth," we're dedicating this week's UG
newsletter to all things Make. Don't know what Maker Faire is? The first
3 people who are able to attend and email us back at
usergroups at oreilly.com will get a free pair of tickets to Maker Faire
Bay Area.


-Marsee Henon & Jon Johns

P.S. Celebrate Maker Faire with our ebooks this week at
and our new video "Get Started with Arduino and iOS" by Alasdair Allan

Available for Review

The UG team is looking for book reviewers for the following books.
Consider posting your reviews on Amazon, Slashdot, oreilly.com, and/or
your blog.

Fitness for Geeks 

Learning to Solder

Getting Started with Netduino

It's easy for you to request books for your meetings or special
events--just email usergroups at oreilly.com and include the words "book
request" in the subject line. Don't forget to include your due date and
shipping address. Prefer ebooks? We can send you a free ebook
certificate to print out for raffles or book reviewers.

New Releases

Augmented Reality in iOS
iOS Sensor Programming
Android and Arduino
Getting Started with NFC 
Getting Started with RFID 
Programming Your Home 
Environmental Monitoring with Arduino 
Making Things See 
Programming Interactivity, 2nd Edition
Make a Mind-Controlled Arduino Robot 
Getting Started with Netduino 
Getting Started with .NET Gadgeteer

Mini Maker Faire at Fluent Conference

Watch for Mini Maker Faire at our Fluent conference starting at 12:30pm
on Thursday, May 31. The call for participation is now open for makers
interested in displaying their projects at this event. We're
particularly interested in anything that is browser based or involves
sensors or data visualization, but don't be shy if you have other
projects as well. Apply here by May 18.

Education Day at Maker Faire Bay Area (May 17, San Mateo)

Inspire your students at Education Day, a unique preview of Maker Faire 
Bay Area. On Thursday, May 17, 2012, students get a sneak peek at some of 
our exhibits and workshops as Maker Faire is being set up for the weekend.
Students meet and interact with selected Makers, participate in
activities, and get a glimpse of the setup process. Registration is

Hardware Innovation Workshop (May 15-16, Palo Alto)

MAKE magazine will be hosting its Hardware Innovation Workshop, May 15-16 
in Palo Alto, CA. Learn how you can benefit from the maker movement and 
connect with technology innovators, influencers, and thought-leaders at 
this nascent event. Register now. 

Maker Faire Live Streams

This year at Maker Faire we'll have multiple video streams broadcasting
LIVE. Choose from the LIVE Fishbowl Camera, where MAKE Magazine
editorial staff will be conducting one-on-one interviews with prominent
makers as they come off the stage, or the LIVE Roaming Camera, where
Brookelynn and Nat follow as many makers as possible during the entire
run of the event. Fora.tv will also be streaming the Center Stage
presentations at maker.fora.tv. 

Maker Faire App for iOS and Android 

Folks interested in getting the most out of Maker Faire Bay Area will
want to check out the Maker Faire app. Quickly find Makers and Exhibits,
get at-a-glance access to a complete program schedule, including special
events, pinpoint your next attraction with search, create a personal
schedule, learn the venue and surrounding area with maps, and "tweet",
"like", or post to your hearts content with Facebook and Twitter
Get it for iOS
Or Android today. 

Maker Faire Program Guide

Get a head start with MFBA by downloading the Maker Faire Program Guide.
The guide also includes a handy map of the entire event. Download your
PDF copy today.

Brighton Mini Maker Faire (September 8, Brighton, UK)

The Brighton Mini Maker Faire will be making a return to Brighton on
September 8, 2012. Everyone involved was truly bowled over by the
popularity of last year's event. We knew we'd need to expand next time.
Call for Makers ends June 20, 2012, so please sign up today to secure
your participation in this growing event.

Experience Maker Press Safari Books Online

Receive a 10-day free trial and 20% off monthly fees to a Safari Books
Online Library subscription for up to a year. That means unlimited
access to more than 21,000 books and videos about technology, digital
media, personal development and business from O'Reilly Media, Maker
Press, and more than 100 of the world's leading publishers.

Meet Experts Online: Upcoming Free Webcasts

We've got some great webcasts coming up soon that you'll want to tell
your members about. 

Introducing Google App Engine with Dan Sanderson

O'Reilly Strata Online Conference presented by Alistair Croll

Advanced CSS Styling & Animation for Mobile Apps

Put Up a Banner & Get a Free Book--UG leaders only

We're looking for 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 of banners:

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O'Reilly Ebooks--Your bookshelf on your devices

Lifetime access. Free Updates. Multiple DRM-free formats. Buy 1 Ebook,
Get 1 Free with your user group discount code: DSUG2 Learn More

Looking for more? Visit oreilly.com.

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