[Chicago-talk] Books and News from the O'Reilly User Group Program--July

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Jul 2009 Issue:

O'Reilly Open Source Convention, July 20-24
Community Leadership Summit, July 18-19
InsideMobile Conference, July 26-27
Help Us Create a New Technical Certification Program
Reviewers Needed and Book Discount Code
UG leaders only--Put Up a Banner, Get a Free Book
Upcoming Events
New Releases:

Architectural Photography
By Adrian Schulz

Build Your Own Database Driven Web Site Using PHP & MySQL, Fourth  
By Kevin Yank

Complete Web Monitoring
By Alistair Croll, Sean Power

The CSS Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks, Third Edition
By Rachel Andrew

Data Mashups in R
By Jeremy Leipzig, Xiao-Yi Li

Erlang Programming
By Francesco Cesarini, Simon Thompson

Even Faster Web Sites
By Steve Souders

Hadoop: The Definitive Guide
By Tom White

Head First PMP: Rough Cuts Version, Second Edition
By Andrew Stellman, Jennifer Greene

iPhone Game Development: Rough Cuts Version
By Paul Zirkle, Joe Hogue

Java Message Service, Second Edition
By Mark Richards, Richard Monson-Haefel, David A. Chappell

Land the Tech Job You Love
By Andy Lester

Learning PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript
By Robin Nixon

Mercurial: The Definitive Guide
By Bryan O'Sullivan

Modular Java
By Craig Walls

My New iPhone
By Wallace Wang

The Myths of Security
By John Viega

Natural Language Processing with Python
By Steven Bird, Ewan Klein, Edward Loper

The New Community Rules
By Tamar Weinberg

Online Marketing Inside Out
By Brandon Eley, Shayne Tilley

Programming Cocoa with Ruby
By Brian Marick

Programming Scala
By Venkat Subramaniam

Programming the Semantic Web
By Toby Segaran, Colin Evans, Jamie Taylor

Ruby Best Practices
By Gregory Brown

Take Control of Safari 4
By Sharon Zardetto

VMware Cookbook: Rough Cuts Version
By Ryan Troy, Matthew Helmke

Windows 7: Up and Running: Rough Cuts Version
By Wei-Meng Lee


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O'Reilly Open Source Convention, July 20-24

OSCON (O'Reilly Open Source Convention) is approaching quickly in San  
Jose, CA on July 20-24. If you're coming, please let me know so I can  
keep an eye out for you during the week. We'd also love to have you  
come by the O'Reilly booth in the expo hall on Wednesday, July 22, at  
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Or register for an Expo Pass and attend any of these free events  
including Birds of a Feather, the Products and Services sessions,  
OSCamp, and much more.

Community Leadership Summit, July 18-19

The Community Leadership Summit starts this weekend before OSCON (July  
18-19) and is designed for community managers, leaders, and organizers  
of all kinds (that includes all user group leaders!) at the San Jose  
McEnery Convention Center. The summit is free but requires pre- 
registration. Even if you can't make the conference, please join us  
for this special event.

InsideMobile Conference, July 26-27

New to the training lineup is our InsideMobile Conference--Learn the  
ins and outs of mobile programming, design and business for iPhone,  
Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Android, and Palm webOS. July 26 & 27 in  
San Jose, CA. Register Now and Save $150!

Help Us Create a New Technical Certification Program

O'Reilly Media is conducting research about a technical certification  
program and we want your opinion. Please take our 20 question survey  
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drawing for a chance to win $200 of O'Reilly ebooks. Thank you for  
your help!


Have you tried one of our free webcasts? We offer many different  
topics every week and you can always go back and watch the previous  

Upcoming webcasts include "iPhone Forensics: Live Recovery of an  
iPhone 3G[s]" and "Hands-on: Step-by-step MySQL Clustering Setup,"  
Past topics that are well worth a watch include "10 Ways to Wreck Your  
Database," "Radical Career Success in a Down Economy," and "Around the  
world in 32 minutes with The Geek Atlas."

Reviewers Needed and Book Discount Code

We're always looking for book reviewers, especially on our new  
releases. Titles we're excited about include The Geek Atlas, The New  
Community Rules, Best iPhone Apps, Erlang Programming, and Beautiful  
Architecture. If you'd like to write a review of any of these books  
for Amazon, Slashdot, or your blog, please send an email to your user  
group leader with the book title and where you'll review it.

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Upcoming Events

Christopher Schmitt at CSS Summit
When: Jul 18, 2009
Where: Online
CSS Summit is one-track, one day conference devoted to Cascading Style  
Sheets. Christopher Schmitt (CSS Cookbook, 2nd Edition) will be  
covering the issues around CSS and Web Form Elements. A percent of the  
proceeds from every Summit will go to the ChildrenÕs Organ Transplant  
Association: http://www.cota.org/.

O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON)
When: Jul 20-24, 2009
Where: San Jose Convention Center San Jose, CA
The OSCON 2009 Call for Participation is now open. If you're  
passionate about open source, the open technologies shaping our  
future, building communities, crafting beautiful code, designing for  
users, or just getting things done, we invite you to answer the call  
for innovation and submit a proposal now to lead conference sessions  
and tutorials at OSCON 2009.

Bill Scott on "Designing Web Interfaces" at Silicon Valley IxDA
When: Jul 22, 2009
Where: Google Campus, Bldg 43 Mountain View, CA
Author Bill Scott (Designing Web Interfaces: Principles and Patterns  
for Rich Interaction) will be presenting "Designing with Patterns" at  
the Google Campus, Bldg 43 in Mountain View, CA.

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