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Re: [python-46] resurrecting the book club

From: Doug H.
Sent on: Thursday, April 30, 2009 10:19 AM
On Apr 30, 2009, at 10:13 AM, Corey Osman wrote:

> Doug,
>
> I could use a advanced programming with python book or a django or  
> web services python book.

I think the Django book in this batch is already spoken for.  There  
will be some other titles available at the meeting on the 14th,  
though.  Watch this list for details.

Doug

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> thanks,
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> Corey
> On Apr 25, 2009, at 3:55 PM, Doug Hellmann wrote:
>
>> Hello, Python Atlanta,
>>
>> Some of you may remember that in the past we had a "sub-group"  
>> organized as a book club.  I'm working to resurrect that activity,  
>> and am looking for input from anyone who wants to participate.
>>
>> I'm working on setting up arrangements with the publicists at  
>> several publishers of Python and general programming books.  I'm  
>> basing the agreements on what we were doing last year:  They will  
>> send us review copies of books so we can read them and discuss  
>> them.  After we've read them (usually within 4-6 weeks), we'll post  
>> reviews online to our individual blogs and/or the PyATL group blog.
>>
>> The reviews aren't a huge commitment.  They don't have to be very  
>> long or follow a formal structure.  I can provide some examples and  
>> guidelines for anyone interested, but typically you would describe  
>> the nature of the book, impressions about readability, whether the  
>> content matched your expectations, and whether it was technically  
>> accurate.  We try to be balanced and talk about the good and bad,  
>> but if a book is bad you have to call it like it is.
>>
>> I have a stack of books on my desk from Pearson waiting for  
>> readers, so if you would like to participate let me know via this  
>> list.  Once I have an idea of the level of interest, we can work  
>> out the details for distributing books and making sure the reviews  
>> are posted.
>>
>> Doug
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