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Tim Chambers timc+perl at divide.net
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Subject: 	Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, June 19
Date: 	Tue, 19 Jun 2007 10:40:38 -0700
From: 	Marsee Henon <marsee at oreilly.com>

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O'Reilly.com <http://www.oreilly.com>UG Program Newsletter

Hi there—

viguy Hope your summer is off to a great start. I know mine is.

I had great fun at my first Tech*Ed in Orlando, FL. Thanks to everyone
who stopped by to say hi. I would also like to thank all the hard
working INETA <http://www.ineta.org/>leaders for putting on another
successful User Group Leader Summit. I look forward to visiting more.
Here's a photo
of the Florida UG leaders.

INETA with the Help of Culminis <http://culminis.org/>organized all the
Birds of a Feather sessions at Tech*Ed this year.

Thanks to everyone who attened Ignite Boston last month. The event was a
blast and we hope to plan more. Here's a list
of speakers and some Flickr photos

Do you have a Code Camp or other special event coming up? Don't forget
to ask me for books and catalogs for your attendees. Just send me the
list of books, the shipping location, and give me enough time to get
them there.

Travel alert:

If you are going to be in Portland, OR for OSCON or Ubuntu Live the week
of July 22 let me know (if I already asked you, no need to tell me
again.) It would be great to find a time to meet you.

Lastly, if you would prefer to receive this email in text instead of
HTML, drop me a line.

Thanks for your help!



In this issue:

    * O'Reilly UG Program News—Just for User Group Leaders <#ugprogram>
    * New Releases <#newreleases>
    * Upcoming Events <#upcoming>
    * Conference News <#conferencenews>
    * News from O'Reilly & Beyond <#news>


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* Jun 30-Jul 1, 2007 *
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* Jul 15-21, 2007 *
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