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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
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
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!


In this issue:

   - O'Reilly UG Program News—Just for User Group
   - New Releases <#11345133632e8f4e_newreleases>
   - Upcoming Events <#11345133632e8f4e_upcoming>
   - Conference News <#11345133632e8f4e_conferencenews>
   - News from O'Reilly & Beyond <#11345133632e8f4e_news>


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