O’Reilly has been a part of the user group community for more than 30 years, so it is hard to remember back to 1978 when it was a small consulting company with a focus on UNIX and related technologies. By 1986 O’Reilly was publishing their Nutshell books and 1988 brought their well-known animal covers. By 1992 many of us were reading our copies of the Whole Internet Users Guide and Catalog while our more adventurous members were reading Programming Perl. As the years went on, many of us became fans of their Missing Manual series.Today, O’Reilly is an integral part of the technology community, providing handbooks, webcasts, conferences, trainings materials, online resources, Maker Faires, and more. Are your members taking full use of their resources?
O’Reilly provides a variety of free live and archived webcasts, letting you learn from experts in their fields. For example, they recently offered Adam Scott’s Building Web Apps that Work Everywhere and Dick and Emily Axelrod’s First Aid for Time-Wasting, Energy-Sapping Meetings: Practical advice to get more done and save time as well as many IOS-related topics.
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