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This year started with two important events: the availability of the Groovy in Action book and the final release of Groovy 1.0. Both events will be celebrated with a global release party on January 29th. The idea is to have numerous parties with Groovy enthusiasts all over the planet: Paris, London, Berlin, Munich, Jamaica, Uruguay, and so on. Make sure to find the party near you.

Pictures of this event will be uploaded to flickr with groovyparty tag.

Now the best part. Manning promotes this event with running the following contest:

Send Manning your Groovy photos from Global Groovy 1.0 day and win!
Download a cover image of Groovy in Action, print it out and take it to your party on January 29th.
Photo must show our poster, clearly indicate the location of the party, and have at least 2 people in the photo.

Any person who sends in a photo that fulfills the easy requirements will receive a 40% off coupon good for any Manning title (good for up to $100 purchase).

The top 5 photos (based on some Groovy theme) will get a free Groovy in Action print edition.

Photos must be sent as .jpg files to mkt [at] manning [dot] com. One entry per contestant, one prize per entry. Names and emails must be included with photo submission. Entries must be received by February 5, 2007.

Questions: Visit Manning and look for the Global Groovy 1.0
banner in the right hand column.

So, everybody: don't hesitate to invite your friends organize your party!
Dierk

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