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Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu
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Pearson Education User Group Program Newsletter
Issue 14 -- March 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.


News & Announcements

== Voices That Matter: Web Design Conference -- SAVE $200 ==
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Save $200 when you register for the Voices That Matter: Web Design
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register! If you sign up before March 12, you can get the Early Bird
discount in addition to this special user group discount!


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CCENT 640-822 Network Simulator
By Pearson Certification

CCNA Voice 640-460 Cert Flash Cards Online
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Essential LINQ
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Excel VBA and Macros with Mr. Excel (Video Training)
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Implementing Automated Software Testing
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Java for Programmers
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Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.0 Unleashed
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Sams Teach Yourself PHP and MySQL: Video Learning Starter Kit
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The Art of Computer Programming, Volume 4, Fascicle 1
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The Data Access Handbook
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The Facebook Era
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Winning the Hardware-Software Game
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== User Groups of the Month ==

New Jersey: NJFlex hosts monthly events for Flex/AIR developers,
Actionscript 3.0 programmers, and anyone interested in discussing
RIA development. The group's goal is to provide fun training events
while injecting the region with new Flex developers. For more
information, visit http://www.njflex.com/.

North Carolina: The Charlotte Cisco Users Group (CCUG) is a volunteer,
non-profit organization of network professionals located in the
Greater Charlotte area. CCUG’s primary focus is the technology that
relates to Cisco products, network security and connectivity. Group
goals include remaining informed about the latest in technological
innovations in the field of networking, establishing and maintaining
professional networks, and encouraging and facilitating certification
achievement. Meetings are held at Cisco's regional office in
Charlotte once a month. For more information, visit


== Authors and Events: March ==

March 7 -- Roanoke Code Camp
The Roanoke Valley .NET User Group (RV.NUG), with support from  
Microsoft and the International .NET Association (INETA), is hosting  
their third Roanoke Code Camp on Saturday, March 7th  at Virginia  
Western Community College. For more information, visit  

March 9-13 -- SD West
SD West is where the software development community gathers to learn  
about the latest technologies, get inspiration from experts &  
visionaries, network with peers, and connect with innovative vendors.  
The comprehensive conference program features in-depth training on the  
entire application development lifecycle taught by the industry's most  
qualified instructors. Robert C. Martin, author of "Clean Code" from  
Prentice Hall, is presenting a keynote speech called "Extreme  
Programming: After 10 Years, Why Are We Still Talking About It?" Use  
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March 10-11 -- DevNexus Developer Conference
Atlanta's most exciting conference for professional software  
developers is back! Hosted by the Atlanta Java Users Group (AJUG),  
come discover how the industry's best minds use the latest  
technologies to build solutions to business problems. Network with  
other Atlanta software developers, and study real life case studies in  
application design and development. For more information, visit  

March 26 -- The Business of Community Networking Conference
Author Clara Shih, of "The Facebook Era: Tapping Online Social Networks
to Build Better Products, Reach New Audiences, and Sell More Stuff," is
scheduled as keynote speaker at the Business and Community Networking
Conference in Boston. For more information, visit
	The Facebook Era: http://www.informit.com/title/0137152221

Have a User Group event in your area? Let us know!
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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