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

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu
Wed Dec 2 12:56:57 PST 2009

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  Subject: Pearson Education User Group Program Newsletter -- December 2009
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Pearson Education User Group Program Newsletter
Issue 23 -- December 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.

== QuickLinks ==

   Monthly User Group Contest

   InformIT Product Review Team

   InformIT Store

   OnPodcast Network

   Twitter and Facebook


== News & Announcements ==

Happy Holidays from the Pearson User Group Program Team!
   -- Jamie Adams, Andrea Bledsoe, Lisa Jacobson-Brown, Heather
      Fox, and Emily Nave


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== User Groups of the Month ==

Louisiana: Greater New Orleans .NET Developers User Group promotes
discussion and use of the .NET environment for software development.
Visit http://www.gnodotnet.org/ to see a schedule of upcoming
meetings and events.

Canada: CIPTUG Alberta Chapter is an independent user group focusing
on Cisco Unified Communications. Meetings typically include members
sharing their experiences and expertise, product and service updates,
engaging open discussions, and vendor showcases. Visit the CIPTUG
Alberta website for more information on events or becoming a CIPTUG
(Cisco IP Telecommunications User Group) member.


== User Group Offers ==

Free Python 3 Map + Enter to Win
Author Mark Summerfield shares information on changing objects
and idioms from Python 2-style to Python 3.1-style in the Moving
> From Python 2 to Python 3 map</a>, available for free download
exclusively on InformIT. And be sure to enter for your chance to
win one of five Python prize packs—including 2 books and a
video training product! All entries must be received by December
31, 2009.

For a complete introduction to the Python 3 language, see
"Programming in Python 3, Second Edition" and click on "Sample
Content" for a free sample chapter.


== In the Store ==

CCIE Routing and Switching Exam Certification Guide, 4th Edition
Wendell Odom, Rus Healy, Denise Donohue

Core Animation: Simplified Animation Techniques for Mac and
iPhone Development
By Marcus Zarra, Matt Long

Deploying and Troubleshooting Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers
By Mark L. Gress, Lee Johnson

Microsoft Windows 7 Your Way
By Michael Miller

Programming in Python 3
By Mark Summerfield

The iPhone Developer’s Cookbook: Building Applications with
the iPhone 3.0 SDK, Second Edition
By Erica Sadun

Ubutnu Linux Starter Kit
By Sams Publishing

Upgrading & Repairing PCs, 19th Edition
By Scott Mueller

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   See all titles: http://www.informit.com/store


== Authors and Events: December ==

December 3 -- Indy CUG Kickoff
8888 Keystone Crossing, 13th Floor
Indianapolis, Indiana
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Help kick off the first Indianapolis Cisco Users Group meeting in
style -- meet leaders, network, discuss group goals, eat pizza, and
listen to a presentation from Doug Ingersoll, Executive Marketing
Manager for Pearson/Cisco Press. Doug will provide news on technical
learning trends and the state of Cisco Press publishing and Cisco


December 7-8 -- XpDay
Steve Freeman, author of "Growing Object-Oriented Software Guided
by Tests," will speak at the 9th Annual XpDay London conference.

Have a User Group event in your area? Let us know!
E-mail any event details to usergroups at informit.comfor consideration
in next month's newsletter. Please include "User Group Event" in
the subject line.


== Questions? ==

Please contact usergroups at informit.com and include your user group
name, relevant topic area, and type of inquiry in the subject line
(for example: "Southern California Cisco Users Group--Networking").


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