[tpm] Fwd: Books and News from the O'Reilly User Group Program--Sept

Mike Stok mike at stok.ca
Fri Sep 23 11:35:53 PDT 2011

Sep 2011 Issue

New Releases:

Big Data Now: Current Perspectives from O'Reilly Radar

By Jonathan Alexander

Coding Faster: Getting More Productive with Microsoft Visual Studio
By Sara Ford, Zain Naboulsi

Creating HTML5 Animations with Flash and Wallaby
By Ian McLean

Developing Enterprise iOS Applications

Developing iOS Applications with Flex 4.5
By Rich Tretola

Getting Started with Arduino, Second Edition
By Massimo Banzi

HBase: The Definitive Guide
By Lars George

Head First C

HTML5 Cookbook

More New Releases >>

Hi there,

Please welcome Rachel Roumeliotis--O'Reilly's newest editor. She's an experienced technical publishing professional based in our Cambridge, MA office. She'll be getting to know the Microsoft community. Look for Rachel on our new Microsoft Technologies sub-group on LinkedIn or at the SharePoint Conference in Anaheim, CA.

The Strata 2012 call for conference speakers is now open. If you have a compelling big data story to tell, we invite you to submit a proposal (or two) on any of the following topics:

Data: Hadoop ecosystem, real-time data processing and analytics, crowdsourcing, data acquisition and cleaning, data distribution and markets, data science best practices, predictive analytics, machine learning, data security
Business: From research to product, data protection, privacy and policy, becoming a data-driven organization, training, recruitment, management for data, the changing role of business intelligence
Interfaces: Visualization and design principles, mobile strategy, applications and futures, augmented reality and immersive interfaces, dashboards, sensors, mobile and wireless, physical interfaces and robotics
For more info or to submit your talk go tohttp://strataconf.com/strata2012

The 10th annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE 10x) is accepting proposals until Nov 17 in the following areas:

system administration
kernel developer
application developer
general open source/free software advocacy and technical content

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Here are just a few of the free O'Reilly webcasts happening soon:

Mac OS X Lion: Pogue's Take 
Oct 12 10am PT Presented by David Pogue
Mobile Application Development with Couchbase, iOS, and Android 
Sept 28 1pm PT Presented byChris Anderson, Dale Harvey
Coding Faster: Getting More Productive with Microsoft Visual Studio 
Oct 11 10am PT Presented by Zain Naboulsi
For the complete list, go to oreilly.com/webcasts


----Marsee Henon and Jon Johns

P.S. Want to hang out? Here's a list of the places the UG team will be. If you're attending or live in the area and have time to get together, please let us know.

Oct 1, Mac Computer Expo, Petaluma, CA
Oct 3-6, Microsoft SharePoint Conference, 
Anaheim, CA
Oct 9-11, Android Open, San Francisco, CA
Oct 12-13, X.commerce Innovate Developer Conference, San Francisco, CA

UG Discounts

Special Discount for the X.commerce Innovate Developer Conference in San Francisco next month.

Technology is changing the way people shop and driving the on- and off-line commerce market to $8T by 2013. Enter the new X.commerce; an end-to-end commerce platform backed by eBay, PayPal, and Magento, and enhanced by a rich ecosystem of developers and partners. Be there for the X.commerce Innovate Developer Conference on Oct 12-13 at Moscone West in San Francisco to learn more and:

Be among the first to experience the unveiling of the X.commerce platform
Find creative ways to grow your business and enhance business operations through innovation
Meet fellow innovators and industry leaders
Benefit from a technical sessions, game zone activities, and general sessions that include keynote speakers, such as:

Katie Burke Mitic, Technology Executive, Facebook
John Donahoe, President and CEO, eBay, Inc.
Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes
Use code OREILLYUSERS and save $100 off registration pricing at http://innovate-conference.com

O'Reilly Android Open Conference Oct 9-11, 2011
San Francisco, CA 
Get 20% off any pass with code an11ug

Web 2.0 Expo NY Conference Oct 10-13, 2011 
New York, NY 
Get 20% off registration with code WEBNY11USRG

Buy 1 Ebook, Get 1 Free: 
Go to oreilly.com and use discount code DSUG2 
When you buy ebooks through oreilly.com you get lifetime access to the book, and whenever possible we provide it to you in five DRM-free file formats--PDF, ePub, Kindle compatible .mobi, DAISY, and Android APK--to use on the devices of your choice. Our ebook files are fully searchable and you can cut, paste, and print them. We also alert you when we've updated the files with corrections and additions.

Last Chance--O'Reilly School of Technology Courses: UG Members Receive a 30% Discount. 
To redeem, use Promotion Code ORALL1 good for a 30% discount, in Step #2 of the enrollment process. Each course comes with a free O'Reilly book and a 7-day money-back guarantee. For the full list of courses, go to http://www.oreillyschool.com/courses

UG leaders only--Put Up a Banner; Get a Free Book

We're looking for user groups to display our discount banners on your 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:

Android Open
O'Reilly Answers
User Group Discount Slides (PowerPoint, Keynote, and OpenOffice.org versions)

Upcoming Event

Lesa Snider at Mac Computer Expo (MCE)
When: Oct 1, 2011
Where: Petaluma Community Center Petaluma
Author Lesa Snider (Photoshop CS5: The Missing Manual and iPhoto '11: The Missing Manual) presents "Image Editor Smackdown: iPhoto '11 vs. Photoshop Elements" during Mac Computer Expo.

More Upcoming Events >>


Mike Stok <mike at stok.ca>

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