Tim O'Reilly

Tim O'Reilly

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Sebastopol, California

Areas of Expertise:

  • Web 2.0
  • open source
  • emerging technologies
Tim O'Reilly is the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media Inc. Considered by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world, O'Reilly Media also hosts conferences on technology topics, including the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, Strata: The Business of Data, the Velocity Conference on Web Performance and Operations, and many others. Tim's blog, the O'Reilly Radar "watches the alpha geeks" to determine emerging technology trends, and serves as a platform for advocacy about issues of importance to the technical community. Tim is also a partner at O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, O'Reilly's early stage venture firm, and is on the board of Safari Books Online, PeerJ, Code for America, and Maker Media, which was recently spun out from O'Reilly Media. Maker Media's Maker Faire has been compared to the West Coast Computer Faire, which launched the personal computer revolution.

How Data Science Is Transforming Health Care How Data Science Is Transforming Health Care
by Tim O'Reilly , Mike Loukides , Julie Steele , Colin Hill
August 2012
Ebook: $0.00

Economic Impact of Open Source on Small Business: A Case Study Economic Impact of Open Source on Small Business: A Case Study
by Mike Hendrickson , Roger Magoulas , Tim O'Reilly
July 2012
Ebook: $0.00

The Twitter Book The Twitter Book
by Sarah Milstein , Tim O'Reilly
Second Edition November 2011
Print: $19.99
Ebook: $15.99

The Facebook Application Platform: An O'Reilly Radar Report The Facebook Application Platform: An O'Reilly Radar Report
by Tim O'Reilly , O'Reilly Radar Team
June 2009
Ebook: $149.00

Twitter and the Micro-Messaging Revolution: Communication, Connections, and Immediacy--140 Characters at a Time Twitter and the Micro-Messaging Revolution: Communication, Connections, and Immediacy--140 Characters at a Time
by Abdur Chowdhury , Gregor Hochmuth , Ben Lorica , Roger Magoulas , Sarah Milstein , Tim O'Reilly
June 2009
Ebook: $99.00

The Twitter Book The Twitter Book
by Tim O'Reilly , Sarah Milstein
May 2009
Ebook: $15.99

Windows XP in a Nutshell Windows XP in a Nutshell
by David A. Karp , Tim O'Reilly , Troy Mott
Second Edition January 2005
Print: $44.99

Unix Power Tools Unix Power Tools
by Shelley Powers , Jerry Peek , Tim O'Reilly , Mike Loukides
Third Edition October 2002
Print: $74.99
Ebook: $55.99

UNIX Power Tools UNIX Power Tools
by Jerry Peek , Mike Loukides , Tim O'Reilly , et al.
October 2002
OUT OF PRINT

Windows XP in a Nutshell Windows XP in a Nutshell
by David A. Karp , Tim O'Reilly , Troy Mott
April 2002
OUT OF PRINT

Peer-to-Peer Peer-to-Peer
by Nelson Minar , Marc Hedlund , Clay Shirky , Tim O'Reilly , Dan Bricklin , David Anderson , Jeremie Miller , Adam Langley , Gene Kan , Alan Brown , Marc Waldman , Lorrie Faith Cranor , Aviel Rubin , Roger Dingledine , Michael Freedman , David Molnar , Rael Dornfest , Dan Brickley , Theodore Hong , Richard Lethin , Jon Udell , Nimisha Asthagiri , Walter Tuvell , Brandon Wiley
February 2001
Print: $29.95

Windows 98 in a Nutshell Windows 98 in a Nutshell
by Tim O'Reilly , Troy Mott , Walter Glenn
August 1999
Print: $44.99

Windows 95 in a Nutshell Windows 95 in a Nutshell
by Tim O'Reilly , Troy Mott
June 1998
OUT OF PRINT

UNIX  PowerTools UNIX PowerTools
by Jerry Peek , Tim O'Reilly , Mike Loukides
Second Edition August 1997
OUT OF PRINT

Using & Managing UUCP Using & Managing UUCP
by Ed Ravin , Tim O'Reilly , Dale Dougherty , Grace Todino-Gonguet
January 1996
OUT OF PRINT

Volume 3: X Window System User's Guide Volume 3: X Window System User's Guide
by Valerie Quercia , Tim O'Reilly
Fourth Edition June 1994
OUT OF PRINT

X Users Guide Motif R5 X Users Guide Motif R5
by Valerie Quercia , Tim O'Reilly
Second Edition June 1994
Print: $34.95

X Toolkit Intrinsics Prog  Vol 4M X Toolkit Intrinsics Prog Vol 4M
by Tim O'Reilly , Adrian Nye
Second Edition August 1992
Print: $34.95

Volume 4: X Toolkit Intrinsics Programming Manual Volume 4: X Toolkit Intrinsics Programming Manual
by Adrian Nye , Tim O'Reilly
Third Edition August 1992
OUT OF PRINT

Managing UUCP and Usenet Managing UUCP and Usenet
by Grace Todino-Gonguet , Tim O'Reilly
Tenth Edition June 1990
OUT OF PRINT

termcap and terminfo termcap and terminfo
by John Strang , Linda Mui , Tim O'Reilly
April 1988
Print: $29.95

What's Mine is Yours What's Mine is Yours
by Tim O'Reilly , Dylan Field , Brian W. Fitzpatrick , Nolan Goldberg , Jud Valeski
March 2011
OUT OF PRINT

Free is More Complicated than You Think Free is More Complicated than You Think
by Tim O'Reilly
April 2008
Video: $39.95

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Webcast: Tim O'Reilly and Jim Stogdill Explore Software / Hardware / Everywhere
March 12, 2014
We've reached another tipping point in history. The collision of hardware and software—the confluence of the virtual and physical—changes everything from products, industrial practices, and business models to appliances, automobiles, and...

Best of Strata Rx 2012: Disruptors: What Healthcare Will Look Like In 2020
June 28, 2013
In this highly rated session from Strata Rx 2012 four prominent disruptors in the health data field - DJ Patil, John Mattison, Tim O'Reilly, and Benjamin West - discuss how they think big data will impact the future of healthcare. Topics discussed...

Webcast: Points of Control: The Battle for the Internet Economy
October 27, 2010
More than any time in the history of the Web, incumbents in the network economy are consolidating their power and staking new claims to key points of control. It's clear that the internet industry has moved into a battle to dominate the Internet Economy...

Webcast: What is Gov 2.0?
May 11, 2010
What is the open government revolution and why should technologists care about it? Join Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Media founder and CEO, for a discussion about improving efficiency and transparency in government, citizen-government collaboration, and government...

Webcast: Web 2.0 Expo Preview
April 22, 2010
Web 2.0 Expo, co-produced by O'Reilly Media and UBM TechWeb, showcases the latest Web 2.0 business models, development paradigms and design strategies for the builders of the next-generation Web. In this webcast, we'll provide insight into the big themes...

Webcast: Web Squared
June 25, 2009
As we approach the six-year mark from the original Web 2.0 thesis, the trends are becoming clearer than ever. Once applications live in the cloud, the key to success will be harnessing network effects so that those applications literally get better...

Webcast: Twitter Power Tips
May 21, 2009
Full Video: Available on Safari Books Online At first blush, Twitter appears to be an easy and friendly medium. But don't be deceived: it's also powerful and complex, supporting a rich third-party ecosystem and tapping subtle human dynamics. In ...

Inside Google+: Bradley Horowitz talks with Tim O'Reilly
August 23, 2011
Google is famously driven by data. Until Google+ that data was about web pages, places and news. Now that Google has added people to the mix, how will they use this data? Is social data really critical to Google's mission of organizing the world...

Webcast: Tim O'Reilly and Dave Campbell Explore How to Accelerate Insights from Data
May 14, 2012
Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, talks with Microsoft Technical Fellow Dave Campbell about new tools for data. While Microsoft creates its own tools for data, it also works within the larger data community and ecosystem. Thinking of ...

"If you have any doubts as to how all the medical data you generate can help you down the road, this will get you thinking in a different direction."
--Thomas Duff, Duffbert's Random Musings

"All in all, The Twitter Book is filled with information on Twitter. It's a terrific resource. I highly recommend it to everyone, whether a serious user or a Twitter newbie. Then it's up to you to decide how much you want to be involved."
--Mark Bazrod, MLMUG.org

"No matter how well you think you understand Twitter, you should have The Twitter Book on your bookshelf. It opens your eyes to new information and is a handy reference book for things you already know. Every Twitter account should come with a copy of The Twitter Book!"
--Jodi Webb, San Francisco Book Review

"The book will appeal to anyone who has never used Twitter whilst still satisfying the long-time experienced or business user."
--Mark Greentree

"Whether you're new to Twitter or have been using it for a while, you will definitely find useful information to help you streamline what you're doing and increase your reach. The book is very easy to follow even for those of use who are not technical gurus. The book walks you through Twitter from the very basic new user to a more advanced business user. You need this resource!"
--Confessions of an Overworked Mom, Blogcritics

"...one of the best instructional paperbacks on the market to get you up and running... They are patient, friendly, witty and utterly knowledgeable. You’ll be tweeting and retweeting in no time."
--Tim Boxer, 15 Minutes Magazine

"It's easy to understand, provides lots of examples, and clears up the jargon which surrounds twitter. If you're a late adopter, unsure of web 2.0 technology, this book is for you."
--Tim Lepczyk, Digital Dunes

"If you're interested in social networking for personal, blog or business use, I highly recommend this book. If you just want to understand the Tweeting hype, I highly recommend this book. And if you want to know how those blasted hashtags come into play, I definitely recommend this book. :)"
--Amanda Howell, Fiery-Reviews

"...appropriate for those you're trying to convince that Twitter is all the rage. The book reads like a beginner's how-to guide, which means you could even use it as a subtle way to encourage less than stellar Twitter users to improve their Twittering ways."
--Jennifer Van Grove, Mashable.com

"This is one of the better books I’ve read this year, and it’s absolutely worth adding to your shelf."
--Jim Holmes, FrazzledDad

"O'Reilly's practical, easy-to-follow, user-friendly guide, filled with colorful, informative insets makes a novice user into an expert within a short period. Or as Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos writes, "...O'Reilly has put together a great, comprehensive primer. If you're ready to dive into the world of Twitter, I highly recommend this book!" And so do I."
--Gail Welborn, Seattle Examiner

"Brilliant! Buy it! You'll use it immediately. It’s is an absolute corker, as we say here in these southern parts, meaning that it’s the dogs (Londoners will know what I mean). You could also take it to mean that you would be a mug (or ‘muggins’) to not pick up a copy. You will learn something immediately from it, just by flicking through its pages while you are waiting at the checkout..."
--Lee Hopkins, Better Communication Results

"...if you are looking for a brief fiction break, or need a new handbook for your maximizing your Twitter tweets, definitely check this book out! "
--GMR, Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

"Suffice to say that any detail you need to know is available in this handy, easy to use reference...I’d recommend this book to anyone hesitant to try Twitter because it seems overwhelming and current “tweeps” who would like to pick up some tips from the pros. "
--Miriam Salpeter, Keppie Careers

"Pick up a copy if have not already. "
--Bill Ives, Portals and KM

"Every question you might have about what Twitter is and how to use it has been answered in O’Reilly press’ timely new The Twitter Book."
--Jonathon Howard, Sacramento Book Review

"The best things about the book are the practical suggestions and recommendations regarding its use, for personal pleasure and communications with friends and family, and for learning how to make new friends and contacts...Overall, this was a surprisingly enjoyable reading activity."
--John Suda, iTunes

"It may not be written in 140-character chunks, but it is easy reading and manages to pack in all kinds of information of interest to Twitter virgins and aficionados alike. "
--Tom Simonite, New Scientist Magazine, issue 2718

"The book itself was great, and more than up to the high standards I expect from an O’Reilly book. It does an excellent job of detailing what Twitter is...Overall this was a great read and reading it on the iPhone turned out to be better than I had expected and would read more books this way. If you’re looking to learn more about Twitter I highly recommend, and if you have an iPhone you might want to give the app version a try too."
--Joe, joedag32

"The book is well-written and an easy read, and you'll likely find that it takes just a couple of hours to go cover to cover...a very worthwhile read, even for casual Twitterers. If you've been tweeting for awhile and scoff at the idea of a whole book being devoted to Twitter, then you are exactly the type of person to benefit the most by reading it."
--Dan Watts, GigaMegaBlog