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----- Forwarded message from Marsee Henon <marsee@oreilly.com> -----

Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 12:04:16 -0800
From: "Marsee Henon" <marsee@oreilly.com>
Subject: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, November 16
To: pr@lugod.org

Hi there,

I'd like to share Tim O'Reilly's post about his recent trip to
Beijing "China Foo Camp: On the Outside, Looking In." 
Tim writes about his experiences in China, the smog,
and the differences between the tech cultures in Shanghai and Beijing.

As we start to think about the end of the year, I should point out
the incredible list of books we have coming out in December. It seems to
be an O'Reilly tradition to get as many books out as possible by the
holidays. Take a look at the list of upcoming titles and you'll see
what I mean. <http://www.oreilly.com/store/upcoming.html>

If any of these look like they might be just right for your group,
don't heistate to send me a list. The earlier we start the better.
As usual all Amazon, Slashdot, and oreilly.com reviews are appreciated.


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November 16, 2007
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***Absolute FreeBSD, Second Edition (No Starch)
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***Design Accessible Web Sites (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
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***Get Up and Running with Dojo
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***GIS for Web Developers (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
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***Linux Networking Cookbook
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***Oracle Essentials, Fourth Edition
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Upcoming Events
For more events, please see: 

***Eddie Tapp at the Software-Cinema Training Camps, San Francisco,
   CA--Nov 18
Author Eddie Tapp (Photoshop Workflow Setups and Practical Color
Management) is a presenter. 

***Derrick Story Teaches a Workshop at the Santa Rosa Junior College,
   Santa Rosa, CA--Dec 1
Author Derrick Story (Digital Photography Pocket Guide and iPhoto 6: The
Missing Manual) will be holding a workshop titled "I've Taken Great
Photos, Now What?"at the Santa Rosa Junior College Community Education

***James Shore Will Be Leading a Workshop at San Francisco BayAPLN, San
   Francisco, CA--Dec 11
Author James Shore (The Art of Agile Development) will be leading a
workshop entitled "Agile Planning in Action" at San Francisco Bay's
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planning by allowing them to plan their own tutorial. Participants learn
the basics of agile planning, then use those lessons to create a
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great session that exposes participants to the benefits and challenges
of real agile planning. Plus, participants get a second tutorial on the
subjects they care about most.

Conference News
***The call for participation for Velocity, the Web Performance and
   Operations Conference, is now open.
Velocity, a new O'Reilly event happening June 23-24 in Burlingame, CA,
is dedicated to obtaining the crucial skills and knowledge to build web
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you.The submission deadline for all proposals is midnight January 3,

***Last Chance--Where 2.0 2008 Call for Participation ends November 26
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geographers, researchers and academics, artists and activists, business
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at Where 2.0 2008. Where 2.0 will be held May 12-14, 2008 at the San
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due no later than November 26, 2007.

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News From O'Reilly & Beyond
UG News
***The Bay Area Functional Programmers continued their tour of
   Functional Web Frameworks 
In November David Pollak presented lift <http://liftweb.net/>, his
Scala-based web framework. David's talk followed HAppS
<http://happs.org/>, a Haskell web framework, talk in October. BayFP
finishes the series with Yariv Sadan presenting the Erlang framework
ErlyWeb <http://erlyweb.org/> in December. Videos & slides are available
for all the talks at the BayFP blog.

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***What's New in Ubuntu 7.10? (a.k.a. Gutsy Gibbon)
Ubuntu is arguably the most popular desktop Linux distribution out
today. On the 18th of October, the latest release, 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)
was released. Here is a comprehensive history of Ubuntu and a look at
some of the many new and improved features.

***Bre Pettis From MAKE Magazine on WIRED Science
Bre shows off a High Speed Photography Hack in this video on the new PBS
show WIRED Science.

***Yahoo's Web Performance Guru: 14 Tenets for Speeding Up Sites
In seven years at Yahoo!, Steve Souders had focused most of his effort
on back-end engineering tasks like squeezing more performance out of a
database, or optimizing the memory usage in C++ programs running on a
server. Three years ago, when he was named Chief Performance Yahoo! and
charged with improving the user experience for visitors to Yahoo! Web
sites, he expected it would mean doing more of the same.

***Google Calling: Inside Android, the gPhone SDK
Google has finally unwrapped the gPhone, and rather than a product, it's
a platform called Android. Today, Google is releasing an early SDK for
Android and Brian DeLacey has been given an early preview of what
you'll find inside.

***The Mojo of Dojo
Few use raw JavaScript anymore if they can possibly avoid it, in the
same way that few people code in assembly language. Dojo is one of a
group of powerful JavaScript toolkits that can do a lot of the work for
you, and Matthew Russell has put together this introduction.

For more articles, go to:

***My paperless office

***Is Apple Losing To Microsoft On Python Integration?

***If Social Networking Sites *Really* Wanted to Interoperate

***Flash Killers ---Java FX, Silverlight, Groovy and Xoetrope

***Skinny Languages and Fat Tools

***OpenSocial: It's the data, stupid

For more blogs, go to:

Until next time--

Marsee Henon

1005 Gravenstein Highway North  
Sebastopol, CA   95472
http://ug.oreilly.com/  http://ug.oreilly.com/creativemedia/

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