Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, June 19

Marsee Henon marsee at oreilly.com
Mon Jul 9 22:26:10 MDT 2007


Hi Jason

I can continue to send the text version if you would
like to use that one to pass along. I know the HTML version
doesn't forward very well.

marsee

On Jun 19, 2007, at 12:39 PM, Jason Hall wrote:

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> Hi there—
>
> [image: viguy] Hope your summer is off to a great start. I know  
> mine is.
>
> I had great fun at my first Tech*Ed in Orlando, FL. Thanks to  
> everyone who
> stopped by to say hi. I would also like to thank all the hard  
> working INETA
> <http://www.ineta.org/>leaders for putting on another successful  
> User Group
> Leader Summit. I look forward to visiting more. Here's a
> photo<http://www.oreillynet.com/fyi/blog/2007/06/ 
> on_the_road_in_orlando_fl_for_1.html>of
> the Florida UG leaders.
>
> INETA with the Help of Culminis <http://culminis.org/>organized all  
> the
> Birds of a Feather sessions at Tech*Ed this year.
>
> Thanks to everyone who attened Ignite Boston last month. The event  
> was a
> blast and we hope to plan more. Here's a
> list<http://www.oreillynet.com/ignite/blog//2007/05/ 
> ignite_boston_agenda_1.html>of
> speakers and some Flickr
> photos <http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/igniteboston/>.
>
> Do you have a Code Camp or other special event coming up? Don't  
> forget to
> ask me for books and catalogs for your attendees. Just send me the  
> list of
> books, the shipping location, and give me enough time to get them  
> there.
>
> Travel alert:
>
> If you are going to be in Portland, OR for OSCON or Ubuntu Live the  
> week of
> July 22 let me know (if I already asked you, no need to tell me  
> again.) It
> would be great to find a time to meet you.
>
> Lastly, if you would prefer to receive this email in text instead  
> of HTML,
> drop me a line.
>
> Thanks for your help!
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> —Marsee
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> Web
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> Until next time—
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