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Stephane Faroult Presents "SQL in Depth - The Art of SQL and Refactoring
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Harold Davis Speaks at the Golden Gate Computer Society, 
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Author Harold Davis (Practical Artistry: Light & Exposure for Digital
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Java Power Tools Bootcamp in Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand--Nov 25-28, 2008
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James Kalbach on Web Navigation Design, New York, NY--Nov 25, 2008
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Stephane Faroult Presents "SQL in Depth - The Art of SQL and Refactoring
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Stephane Faroult (The Art of SQL) will present a two-day seminar
organized by Oracle University.

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SQL Applications," Hong Kong--Dec 1-2, 2008

Stephane Faroult (The Art of SQL) will present a two-day seminar
organized by Oracle University.

Marco Casario presents at MAX Europe, Milan, Italy--Dec 1-4, 2008

Marco Casario (Adobe AIR 1.5 Cookbook) will be presenting a session at MAX
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SQL Applications," Singapore--Dec 4-5, 2008

Stephane Faroult (The Art of SQL) will present a two-day seminar
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Harold Davis at Blackoak Books, Berkeley, CA--Dec 6, 2008
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Harold Davis reads from "100 Views of the Golden Gate" and "Practical
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John Papa at VSLive, Dallas, TX--Dec 8-8, 2008

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