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Re: [python-46] resurrecting the book club

From: Corey O.
Sent on: Thursday, April 30, 2009 10:13 AM

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


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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