[buug] Fwd: Pearson Education User Group Program Newsletter -- April 2009

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu
Wed Apr 8 03:21:58 PDT 2009

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Pearson Education User Group Program Newsletter
Issue 15 -- April 2009

Thank you for reading the Pearson Education User Group Program monthly
newsletter for official group members. Please pass this along to your
colleagues and share our news and offers.



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News & Announcements

I'm attending. Are you? Join us at TechEd 2009!
We’re excited to announce that the Pearson Education User Group Program will
be out in full force May 11-15 at this year's Microsoft TechEd event in
Los Angeles. Stop by booth #335-#337 to introduce yourself, check out a wide
range of products, and enter daily drawings!

19th Annual Jolt Product Excellence Awards
Congratulations are in order! "Emergent Design: The Evolutionary Nature of
Professional Software Development" by Scott L. Bain was selected as a Jolt
Productivity Winner for 2009.
   Emergent Design: http://www.informit.com/title/0321509366
   See all Jolt Award winners: http://www.joltawards.com/winners.html

Vote for Your Favorite Programming Book!
We've got our own list of "top seeds" and "sleepers" when it comes to
programming and software development books. Visit www.informit.com/votenow
to choose your favorite from our pool of 16 titles and receive a special
offer. We'll announce the fan favorite on April 6.

Microsoft Subnet April book contests
In conjunction with Pearson Education, Microsoft Subnet is giving away 15
copies of two hot Microsoft books to readers in April. Readers will win
"Microsoft Voice and Unified Communications" by Joe Schurman (a $39.99
value). Another 15 will win "Microsoft Office 2007 On Demand" by Steve
Johnson (a $39.99 value). Both authors will also be blogging for Microsoft
Subnet, an independent news site dedicated to enterprise users. Deadline for
entries is April 30, 2009.

   Visit the Microsoft Subnet home page for entry information:

   Read Microsoft Voice and UC expert Joe Schurman's blog:

   Read a chapter excerpt from "Microsoft Voice and Unified Communications":

Read Microsoft Office 2007 expert Steve Johnson's blog:

Read a chapter excerpt from "Microsoft Office 2007 On Demand":


Featured RoughCuts
Get Behind the Scenes to stay Ahead of the Curve

Mashups: Strategies for the Modern Enterprise_
By J. Jeffrey Hanson
Pub Date: May 15, 2009 (estimated)

Drupal's Building Blocks: Quickly Building Websites with CCK, Views and Panels
By Early Miles, Lynette Miles
Pub Date: November 20, 2009 (estimated)


In the Store

CISSP Video Course
By Shon Harris

Effective REST Services via .NET
By Kenn Scribner, Scott Seely

Enterprise Web 2.0 Fundamentals
By Krishna Sankar, Susan A. Bouchard

Front End Drupal
By Konstantin Käfer, Emma Hogbin

Implenting Cisco IOS Network Security
By Catherine Paquet

Mashup Patterns
By Mike Ogrinz

Routing Video Mentor
By Kevin Wallace

Selling Online 2.0
By Michael Miller

The Art of Computer Programming, Volume 4, Fascicles 0-4
By Donald E. Knuth

The Greening of IT
By John Lamb

The Truth About Green Business
By Gil Friend

Tweak It and Freak It
By Paul McFedries

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User Groups of the Month

Minnesota: PASSMN-Minnesota SQL Server User Group is a part of the
national PASS organization and serves the Minnesota SQL Server community.
PASSMN is a forum to exchange knowledge and ideas to better understand,
develop, implement and support existing and future SQL Server technologies.
For more information, visit http://www.mnssug.org.

Tennessee: Nashville Cisco Users Group is open to all Cisco network
engineers (or aspiring Cisco network engineers) in the Nashville area. NCUG
holds regular meetings on the third Tuesday or every month. For more
information, visit http://nashvillecisco.blogspot.com.


Authors and Events: April

April 3-27 -- Clara Shih
Clara Shih, author of The Facebook Era  
will be making several appearances during April -- don't miss out!

> 4/2: Book launch party -- Azie Restaurant, San Francisco, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
> 4/3: Speaking -- Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco (http://www.web2expo.com)
> 4/7: Speaking -- Cloudforce London session  
> (http://www.salesforce.com/cloudforce)
> 4/15: Speaking -- University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
> 4/16: Speaking -- Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
> 4/20: Speaking -- UC Berkeley Haas Business School
> 4/21: Social Media author panel -- NBC, San Jose
> 4/27: Book signing party -- Stanford University Bookstore

April 7 -- "Measuring Your Security Program" Training Forum
Phoenix ISSA (Information Systems Security Association) members are
offering an opportunity for you to stay on top of an ever-changing
field -- earn 4 hours of CPE credits for certification maintenance!
Learn more at http://phoenix.issa.org.

April 14-17 -- Black Hat Europe 2009
Black Hat Europe has evolved into the most important information security
event on the European continent. Check out this year's strong four-track
line-up at http://www.blackhat.com.

April 25-26 -- LinuxFest Northwest
Join fellow Linux enthusiasts and satisfy your curiosity, get free stuff,
ask experts, explore the latest in software technology and experience the
magic of grassroots software. For more information, isit

April 27-30 -- Voices That Matter: Web Design Conference
Top web design authors will bring their years of experience and knowledge to
this year's Voices That Matter: Web Design Conference in San Francisco.
Register now and download a free e-book at

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E-mail details to usergroups at informit.com for consideration in next
month's newsletter. Please include "User Group Event" in the subject line.


User Group Offers

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