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Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 08:02:25 -0800
From: Marsee Henon
Subject: Books and News from the O'Reilly User Group Program--January

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Hi there,

Even though it is storming in Sebastopol, CA this week--it's easy to see
spring is coming. Community events and conferences are coming up
everywhere such as Macworld, Microsoft Mix, PYCon, SCALE, RailsConf,
MySQL Conference & Expo, DevConnections, FOSDEM, MountainWest RubyConf,
and much more. If you're involved in a community event please make sure
we send some books to give away. We can provide print or ebook versions.
Don't forget we now offer 45% off our ebooks on oreilly.com. That
includes Microsoft Press as well as O'Reilly Media titles. Just use the
code DSUG when you check out. This same code give you 35% off print
books too. Feel free to post this discount on your website, mailing
list, twitter account, or other places where your members gather. We've
also got a spiffy new PowerPoint or KeyNote slide with this information
I can send you.

I recently posted a question on O'Reilly Answers to ask for suggestions
on reaching out to new members. Make sure you add your opinion and let
me know when you post so I can give you a user group leader badge for
your profile.

We're looking for a few user groups interested in having a booth at
Railsconf this year in Baltimore, MD. If you're interested, please drop
me a line. We've got a limited number of tables.

If you're thinking about learning a new technology, you should check out
the new Great Series of videos from O'Reilly. They have friendly
presentation style and the hands-on exercises let you learn as if you're
sitting next to a good friend, sharing programmer to programmer. Let me
know if you'd like to check one out.

Travel Alert: I'll be attending Macworld February 10 & 11. Please let me
know if you're going to be in town. I'd like to say hi.

I'm also headed to the O'Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing
Conference in New York February 21 -24 and I'm looking for evening
activities. Do you have a meeting or just want to get together?
Please pass along any part of this newsletter to your group via email or
your website and include the discount codes. We offer both a text and an
HTML version.


--Marsee Henon

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Authors looking for Speaking Opportunites

Please send me an email if you're interested in any of the following
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-Joseph Adler, author of R in a Nutshell is available in Southern
California or the San Francisco Bay Area.

-Ed Wilson, author ofWindows PowerShell 2.0 Best Practices and Microsoft
Scripting Guy is available as a speaker in the Charlotte, NC region. He
is also available virtually for any user group world-wide. For more
information contact Ed directly at edwils (at) microsoft (dot) com

-Joan Preppernau, author of Windows 7 Step by Step is looking for
speaking opportunities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area (FlowerMound) of
Texas and in the Northport, Alabama area. Topics include Microsoft
Office, Windows, certification, upgrading, and computing for children
and young people, particularly girls.

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RailsConf 2010 Call for Participation is now open!
Join us in Baltimore, MD on June 7-10, 2010 for largest official
conference dedicated to everything Rails. We're keeping the Call for
Participation open until March 17 to leave room for even more up-to-the
minute Rails topics to come through. Bring us your hardcore technical
know-how and submit your proposal today.

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Bay Area 2010
Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates the
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all ages and backgrounds who like to tinker and love to make things. So
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We are now accepting entries for Maker Faire Bay Area, May 22nd and
23rd, 2010 at the San Mateo County Event Center. This year's focus is on
Young Makers. Join your fellow Makers for the most innovative, inspired
and best Maker Faire yet!

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Subscriptions must be purchased before March 31, 2010.


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We're always looking for book reviewers, especially for our new 
releases. Titles we're excited about include Building iPhone Apps 
with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, The New How, Windows PowerShell 
2.0 Best Practices, and R in a Nutshell. 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.

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Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript 

R in a Nutshell 

HTML & XHTML Pocket Reference, Fourth Edition 

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CSS Cookbook, Third Edition 

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jQuery: Novice to Ninja (SitePoint) 

Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac (TidBITS) 

Programming WCF Services: Rough Cuts Version, Third Edition 

Open Government 

Java: The Good Parts: Rough Cuts Version 

Microsoft(R) Forefront(TM) Threat Management Gateway (TMG) Administrator
(Microsoft Press) 

Take Control of Easy Mac Backups (TidBITS) 

Security on Rails (Pragmatic Bookshelf) 

Practical Digital Photomicrography (Rocky Nook) 

Mastering the Nikon D5000 (Rocky Nook) 

Language Implementation Patterns (Pragmatic Bookshelf) 

Three Songs, No Flash! (Rocky Nook) 

Domain-Driven Design Using Naked Objects (Pragmatic Bookshelf) 

Programming Entity Framework Rough Cut, Second Edition 

Building the Realtime User Experience: Rough Cuts Version 

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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Until next time--

Marsee Henon

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