[Fwd: Books and News from the O'Reilly User Group Program--Aug18]

Neil Schneider pacneil at linuxgeek.net
Wed Aug 22 14:07:05 PDT 2012


Many of these books will show up in future raffles. Come to the General
Meeting on September 13, for a chance to win one!

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Mobile apps like Pinterst and Instagram make it easy to capture and
share your world, but you're still stuck taking pictures with your
smartphone. Check out the latest from Rocky Nook, including Sixty Tips
for Creative iPhone Photography and Great Photos - Simple Cameras to
see how you can squeeze every ounce of quality from what is essentially
a hand-held computer. You'll instantly notice your cat photos improve.

--Marsee Henon & Jon Johns

Available for Review

The UG team is looking for book reviewers for the following books.
Consider posting your reviews on Amazon, Slashdot, oreilly.com, and/or
your blog.

	Sixty Tips for Creative iPhone Photography

	Tabletop Photography

	Great Photos - Simple Cameras

It's easy for you to request books for your meetings or special events--
just email usergroups at oreilly.com and include the words "book request"
in the subject line. Don't forget to include your deadline and shipping
address. Prefer ebooks? We can send you a free ebook certificate to
print out for raffles or book reviewers.

New Releases

Version Control with Git, 2nd Edition

Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and CSS, 2nd Edition

Practical Computer Vision with SimpleCV

Illustrated Guide to Home Forensic Science Experiments

Learning JavaScript Design Patterns

PostgreSQL: Up and Running

Get to know Rocky Nook

Rocky Nook publishes books about digital photography, imaging, and work flow.
Their goal is to support creativity, and improve the quality and efficiency
of photographic work. Rocky Nook books are written by photographers who have
a substantial amount of experience and deep technical understanding of the
subject matter. Founded in early 2006 in Santa Barbara, California, Rocky Nook
is closely associated with dpunkt.verlag in Germany.

See What's New with MongoDB 2.2

10gen, the MongoDB company, will be holding a free online conference Thursday,
September 20th at 10AM PT, that will center around MongoDB Version 2.2 and key
updates to the core server. Key members of the MongoDB team will be on-hand
including: Edouard Servan-Schreiber, Dwight Merriman, Eliot Horowitz, and Kevin
Matulef. Register now to attend this special MongoDB event.

STRATA Rx Schedule Confirmed

The schedule for the inaugural Strata Rx in San Francisco, October 16-17, has
been confirmed and is available today. Create your own Strata Rx schedule with
the personal scheduler, download or subscribe to iCal files, and get a birds-eye
view of the talks and topics with this easy-to-use interactive tool.

WindyCityRails (Chicago, September 6-7)

WindyCityRails is a two-day Ruby on Rails conference in Chicago. Build your
while interacting with some of the sharpest minds in software development. The
venue is the historic South Shore Cultural Center, just steps away from the beach
along beautiful Lake Michigan. Get the details.

Meet Experts Online: Upcoming Free Webcasts

We've got some great webcasts coming up soon that you'll want to tell
your members about. They're great opportunities to learn something new
directly from our experts.

WebGL Up and Running

The Google+ History API

Data Modeling for Google App Engine using Python and ndb

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

We're looking for groups to display our discount banners on their web
sites. If you send me 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:

UG Program Banners
UG Discount Banners
MAKE Magazine Banners
Strata + Hadoop World Banners
Strata Conference in London
Velocity Conference in London

O'Reilly Ebooks - Your bookshelf on your devices

Lifetime access. Free Updates. Multiple DRM-free formats. Buy 1 Ebook,
Get 1 Free with your user group discount code: DSUG2 Learn More

Looking for more? Visit oreilly.com.


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