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G. Wade Johnson gwadej at anomaly.org
Sun Mar 17 16:26:00 PDT 2013

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The call for participation for Velocity New York is now open. If you
have insights, knowledge, or practical experience in any of the themes
we'll explore at Velocity in New York this October--we want to hear
from you. We're accepting proposals through April 29, 2013. For
complete details, see the Velocity Call for Participation page.

Some of the themes and memes we're interested in for the 2013
conference program include:

- Building resilience into applications, infrastructure, and teams
- Operations escalation and outage handling patterns
- Production datastore architectures at scale
- TCP, HTTP, and SSL optimizations
- Metrics and monitoring
- Impact on the bottom line

To see the rest of the conferences we have planned for 2013, look at
our schedule.


--Marsee Henon and Jon Johns

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.

Lean Analytics

Appcelerator Titanium: Up and Running

Web Audio API

It's easy for you to get books for your meeting 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

Appcelerator Titanium: Up and Running

Service Design

Programming iOS 6, 3rd Edition

Learning from First Responders: When Your Systems Have to Work

MongoDB Applied Design Patterns

Microsoft Outlook 2013 Step by Step

Big Data TechCon--$100 UG Discount (April 8-10--Boston, MA)

BZ Media's inaugural Big Data TechCon will focus on the entire big data
ecosystem and attract developers, IT managers, and practitioners. Big
Data TechCon is technology-agnostic and will apply to organizations
using relational databases, NoSQL databases, graph databases,
unstructured data, flat files and data feeds. Receive a $100 discount
off the 3-day pass by inserting the code OREILLY when prompted.
Exhibits are free.

Open Tech NYC 2013 (March 30--NYC)

Open source is driving the NYC tech scene - from locally grown open
source projects, to startups and big enterprises that run on open
source, to new organizations and collaborative models that grew up in
New York City. Open Tech NYC 2013 will be held from 9:30AM to 4:30PM on
March 30, 2013 at the Hunter's Point Event Space in Queens - less than
fifteen minutes from Manhattan. They'll be welcoming a variety of
speakers for 45 minute talks, and coffee and lunch breaks will be
provided as well.

GOTO Conference (April 23-24--Chicago, IL)

The first GOTO Chicago conference to take place this April in Downtown
Chicago at the Drake Hotel. The GOTO Chicago program is created "by
developers, for developers" where the emphasis is placed on presenting
latest developments as they become relevant and interesting for the
software development community. Some of the industry's best speakers,
practitioners and trainers will be at GOTO Chicago to present and train
on a variety of topic areas. Speakers include O'Reilly authors Dean
Wampler and John Allspaw.

Using Arduinos to make conferences better

GigaOM recently wrote about our Data Sensing Lab at the recent Strata
Conference: "Can Arduino devices jam-packed with sensors help you plan
your next conference better? That's what O'Reilly Media is trying to
figure out....A small and simple open-source computer board that can
connect to sensors, the Arduino was one of 50 such gadgets that
O'Reilly Media, host of the Strata Conference, planted around the
facility. Sensors attached to the Arduinos pick up humidity, motion,
sound and temperature data which they collect and wirelessly send to a
ZigBee device that uploads it all to an Amazon Web Services cloud for
real-time visualization and analysis and future processing, said
tech-book author Alasdair Allan, one of the people behind the project."

Cross Platform App Development with Enyo

Presented by: Roy Sutton 
Duration: Approx. 60 min. 
Cost: Free 
Tuesday, April 16, 2013  10AM PT, San Francisco

Join us for a hands-on webcast presented by Roy Sutton, author of Enyo:
Up and Running, to learn about this open source JavaScript framework
for writing native-quality apps that work equally well on smartphones,
tablets, and desktops. Are you familiar with HTML, CSS, or JavaScript?
Then you're ready for Enyo.

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 send you the O'Reilly book(s) of your choice. Choose from
the following list of banners:

Velocity Conference Banners

Fluent Conference Banners

UG Program Banners 

UG Discount Banners

Buy 1 Ebook, Get 1 Free with your user group discount code: DSUG2

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