[Pdx-pm] Fwd: UG News: Get Your Free Books + More from O'Reilly

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Sat Sep 29 16:06:32 PDT 2012

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From: Marsee Henon and Jon Johns <usergroups at post.oreilly.com>
Date: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 at 4:00 PM
Subject: UG News: Get Your Free Books + More from O'Reilly
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We're introducing Strata Rx this fall and have a few passes available for
UG members who are interested in data and health care and would like to
attend. Strata Rx will be held in San Francisco, CA on October 16 and 17.
To learn more about Strata Rx, check out this conversation between Tim
O'Reilly and Roger Magoulas "When Data Disrupts Health
on Radar. Please email usergroups at oreilly.com to claim your complimentary
pass today.

--Marsee Henon & Jon Johns

p.s. Don't forget to sign up for Lesa Snider's webcast "How to Retouch
Images Like a Pro<http://post.oreilly.com/rd/9z1z9d1uaadf9ku6p3cfg19e7phb69gghgc0el6ek00>"
happening Tuesday, October 2 at 10am PT.
Available for Review [image: Learning Unix for OS X Mountain

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.

   - Learning Unix for OS X Mountain
   - Windows® 8 for Tablets Plain & Simple
   - Testable JavaScript<http://post.oreilly.com/rd/9z1zjeob71jrs97n27bt47oiavckdogj11bsqq2vv4o>

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 deadline and shipping address.
Prefer ebooks? We can send you a free ebook certificate to print out for
raffles or book reviewers.

New Releases  [image: Make It
Photoshop Elements 11: The Missing
Killer UX Design]<http://post.oreilly.com/rd/9z1ztrkql7ofg3lkppdg2vdvqbn93v9l08u1deukkt8>
Cloud Architecture
Make an Arduino-Controlled
Troubleshoot and Optimize Windows® 8 Inside
Google Code-in (November 26 - January 14) [image: SCALE

The Google Code-in<http://post.oreilly.com/rd/9z1z3j63shpc9a7sge5kkb5cc65r82tfoloc57eolt0>is
a contest to introduce
*pre-university students* to the many kinds of contributions that make open
source software development possible. It runs from November 26, 2012 to
January 14, 2013 and will include tasks related to programming,
documentation, outreach, research, quality assurance, and user interfaces.
Tasks are assigned points and prizes are awarded. *Twenty grand-prize
winners* will receive a trip to Google's Mountain View headquarters for
themselves and a parent or legal guardian for an award ceremony. Get
started now<http://post.oreilly.com/rd/9z1zv0eouol9aqd20qdr3mr7chucd6871vc9madm790>
Silicon Valley Code Camp (October 6-7, Los Altos Hills, CA) [image:

*Code Camp*<http://post.oreilly.com/rd/9z1zdi4a6ds54hin0btp80fm796kfg6n0nr30sfhaqg>is
a community event where developers learn from each other. In addition
targeted discussions around code, other event topics include software
branding and legal issues. All are welcome to attend and speak. Sessions
will range from informal 'chalk talks' to full-on presentations. There will
be a mix of presenters, so if you're looking for an opportunity to brush-up
on your public speaking skills, Code Camp may be a welcoming event for you.
The event has drawn a considerable attendance in the past few years, so
NOVA ScienceNow Premier (October 10, PBS) [image: David

Missing Manual fans will be happy to know that *David Pogue's* new PBS
series, NOVA ScienceNow<http://post.oreilly.com/rd/9z1zd17msm83b78snnnarhob2pf42jjhmvuiergk9jg>,
premieres on 10/10 at 10 pm. Find out answers to questions like: What makes
us human? Is a calorie a calorie? How smart can we get? Are Neanderthals
human? Can science stop crime? For more info and schedule check out the NOVA

NYC Data Week (October 22-26, New York, NY) [image: Windows

NYC Data Week<http://post.oreilly.com/rd/9z1zlesv4ubfkg445hrjhlp6lrmqi7d255ruu9uqcjo>celebrates
and explores the people, industries, and organizations using
data to fuel innovation in New York City. Spanning five days, Data Week
events include a *Startup Showcase* with *Fred Wilson* and *Tim
O'Reilly*, *Ignite
NYC @Strata*, a *hackathon*, numerous *meetups*, and more. Unless otherwise
noted, NYC Data Week events are free, and anyone
can attend or add to the
Join the data celebration!

NYC Data Week is co-produced by the City of New York's Department of
Information Technology & Telecommunications (DoITT) and O'Reilly Media's
Strata + Hadoop World Conference.
Meet Experts Online: Upcoming Free Webcasts

We've got some great
up soon that you'll want to tell your members about. They're
excellent opportunities to learn something new directly from our experts.
  *Making Arduino Controlled Robots
Michael Margolis<http://post.oreilly.com/rd/9z1zj7ljmprt512iqobbm4jcnk8a3mscivqopj86ebo>
Oct 30, 10 AM PT [image: Learn
*Getting Started with .NET Gadgeteer
Simon Monk
Nov 8, 1 PM PT [image: Learn
*How to Launch Better Software Faster
Chris Vander Mey<http://post.oreilly.com/rd/9z1zsd1uola7ujv7hibc8d46u020em7k2dhgg1vltto>
Nov 13, 10 AM PT [image: Learn
Put up a Banner & Get a Free Book—UG leaders only

We're looking for groups to display our discount banners on their websites.
If you send us your group's site with one or more banners posted, we'll
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