[sf-perl] Fwd: Books and News from the O'Reilly User Group Program--December

Fred Moyer fred at redhotpenguin.com
Thu Dec 17 11:22:55 PST 2009

And a reminder, our December social is next Tuesday.

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From: Marsee Henon <marsee at oreilly.com>
Date: Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 8:04 AM
Subject: Books and News from the O'Reilly User Group Program--December
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Hi there,

Happy Holidays to everyone. By now, if you're like me, you're just now
starting your holiday shopping so any last minute tips are appreciated,

Here's our O'Reilly Gift Guide that covers suggestions for Your New
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We're giving away review copies of two different books every day
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Please pass along any part of this newsletter to your group via email or
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--Marsee Henon

News from O'Reilly and Beyond

Global Ignite Week March 1-4 2010
O'Reilly Media announces the first Global Ignite Week, a "worldwide
distributed conference" of community-fueled Ignite events in more than
40 cities, from March 1-4, 2010. Upwards of 10,000 entrepreneurs,
technologists, DIYers, local heroes, and creative professionals are
expected to participate in cities including Seattle, Boston, New York,
Nashville, Brussels, Paris, Sydney, and Bangalore. Igniters will gather
in pubs, theaters, and other convivial venues for an evening that is a
unique blend of networking, information, and fun, encapsulated in the
Ignite motto: "Enlighten us, but make it quick." In talks that are
exactly five minutes long, Ignite presenters share their personal and
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seconds--whether they're ready or not. Global Ignite Week is both an
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Local Ignites will stream live video during the event, and video of
their talks will be archived afterwards. At least 500 five-minute
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Ignite videos, see the current Ignite Show channel on


New Online Course: Learn to Build iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS and

Want to build iPhone apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript? In this
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Presented by CreativeTechs in partnership with O'Reilly, each session
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is HTML, CSS, and JavaScript basics.

The online sessions are free; a video package is also available for
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The course begins on Tuesday, January 5, 2010.


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Check out our Webcast page for on-demand videos of past webcasts and
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Reviewers Needed!

We're always looking for book reviewers, especially on our new releases.
Titles we're excited about include The Social Media Marketing Book,
Make: Electronics, jQuery Cookbook, and Head First Programming. If you'd
like to write a review of any of these books for Amazon, Slashdot, your
favorite book community site such as GoodReads, LibraryThing or
Shelfari, or your blog, please send an email to your user group leader
with the book title and where you'll review it.


15% off Safari Books Online for 12 months for UG members

Safari Books Online provides online access to more than 8,500 books
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We're offering User Group members an exclusive 15% discount on monthly
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O'Reilly School of Technology Courses: UG Members Receive
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The Southern California Linux Expo's (SCALE) call for papers will be
closing later this month.  SCALE is a community run open source and free
software conference held annually in Los Angeles, CA.  The SCALE team is
seeking presenters on topics related to open source and free software.
The event will be broken into 6 tracks this year: Developer Track, Open
Source for Beginners, General Open Source Topics tracks, and the Try
It Lab which will offer hands on tutorials on open source software.  If
you are interested in presenting please see the call for papers at:

The call for papers will close on December 24th.
Feb 19-21, 2010
Los Angeles, CA


NY Tech Holiday Party on December 21

More than apalindromic number, 12/21 is an evening for drinks, hors
d'oeuvres, and special guests at the professional networking event for
New York technology. Their mission is to bring together all aspects of
technology and the business of technology in one event. Come rub elbows
and connect with colleagues from every segment of NY tech, as they unite
the technical and business communities.

All are invited - CTO/CIO, junior admin, engineer, developer,
entrepreneur, manager, author, speaker, media, and business

This event is co-hosted by Bootup and Girls in Tech.
Space is limited -- RSVP is mandatory
For more information, go to


UG leaders only--Put Up a Banner, Get a Free Book
We're looking for user groups to display our discount banners on their
web sites. If you send me your group's site with one or more banners,
I'll send you the O'Reilly book(s) of your choice. Choose from
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35% off User Group Discount Banners

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when ordering online or by phone 800-998-9938.

Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Snow Leopard Edition

Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 One-on-One

RESTful Java with JAX-RS

Programming Google App Engine

Make: Electronics

jQuery Cookbook

Head First Programming

Head First 2D Geometry

The Social Media Marketing Book

Google Advertising Tools, Second Edition

Learn to Build iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and Javascript

Building the Realtime User Experience: Rough Cuts Version

Windows PowerShell 2.0 Best Practices (Microsoft Press)

Build a Better Photograph (Rocky Nook)

Pomodoro Technique Illustrated (Pragmatic Bookshelf)

Make Magazine: The Fifth Year

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Thinking Robots (No Starch)

The Portrait (Rocky Nook)

Take Control of Syncing Data in Snow Leopard (TidBITS)

O'Reilly Master Class:
Leading and Managing Breakthrough Projects Video

Learning iPhone Programming: Rough Cuts Version

DocBook: The Definitive Guide: Rough Cuts Version, Second Edition

Take Control of VMware Fusion 3 (TidBITS)

Until next time--

Marsee Henon

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