• Columbus Web Group - "So, you think you can agile?" with Brian Link

    We're excited to announce details of our 2nd event of 2019. This is a talk that we as organizers are extremely passionate about and are thrilled to have Brian Link speak on this topic. Brian will speak from his experience as an agile coach and delivery manager of agile teams to help attendees understand why the basics are so important to greater agility no matter what your company’s maturity level, how you and your organization can navigate the complicated world of agile transformations and what the future of agile holds as the world begins to understand true Business Agility. Whether your background is a developer, a manager or a consultant, you will learn something about agile you can put to use right away to *be* more agile. ABOUT THE PRESENTER All companies are software companies. And yet today, very few companies have established the mature processes that lead to Business Agility. Brian is an experienced and pragmatic agile coach. He is a public speaker and the author of the book “Agile Misconceptions: Unlearn the Myths to Learn the Mindset”. Brian has led multiple agile transformations and is passionate about coaching agile concepts and instilling the agile mindset not just with technical teams but also with executives and management. Brian has both broad and deep experience with technology, having worked 20+ years in consulting and at both large commercial enterprise software and small startup companies. To learn more: download his eBook AgileMisconceptions.com, explore Brian’s blog, learn about his Practical Agilist Consulting Services or contact him via email to ask any questions. • Brian Link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianwlink/ • eBook: http://agilemisconceptions.com/ • Brian's blog: https://medium.com/practical-agilist • Practical Agilist Consulting Services: http://www.practicalagilist.com/ • Email: [masked] ========================= The event will start with networking, continue with a presentation, and wrap up with questions & answers. More details to come! SCHEDULE 6:00pm — Socialize 💃 - FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED! 6:30pm — Presentation 🎁 7:00pm — Q&A 💬 7:30pm — Socialize 🕺 8:00pm — After Party 🎉 Thank you #CbusTech, The Columbus Web Group Team P.S. We'd love to connect with you outside of Meetup, so join us on: 🐦 Twitter https://twitter.com/CBusWebGroup 👥 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Columbus-Web-Group-753472671474796/ Also, did you know you can watch and learn from all of our past Monthly Meetups and Weekend Workshops? 📺 YouTube http://youtube.columbuswebgroup.com ================= EVENT SPONSOR Insight (Cardinal Solutions Group) - Space/Location/Food/Drinks • https://www.insight.com

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  • "Don’t Break Boundaries, Eliminate Them" Presented by Tom Burden

    In 2018, we took a bit of a break... but, we're back and we have many great events planned for 2019! We very excited to have Tom Burden present. Tom Burden has spent the past 5 years building his dream. Today, he runs Grypmat, a Columbus-based startup that creates flexible tool mats to solve the problem of inefficient tool accessibility for mechanics. Grypmat started as an idea to a problem Burden had working as an F-16 Mechanic in the US Air Force, it then developed into a solution Tom spent 3 years prototyping in his basement. One year ago, Tom stood in front of 4 Sharks on ABC’s Shark Tank and walked away with investment from Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, and Richard Branson. Today, Grypmat has taken over the industries of automotive, aviation, medical, space, and even education--sold to companies such as NASA, Nascar, Virgin Orbit, and Google.The Grypmat was recently named a TIME 50 Best Inventions of 2018. It has also won awards such as the Edison Award. Likewise, Tom himself has received awards including a recent nomination to Forbes 30 Under 30. Tom is often asked questions such as “How did you know it was the right idea?” “How did you get so lucky?,” or Don’t you get burnt out?” These questions hint at common misconceptions about success. Such as the idea that you have to be in the right place at the right time and the notion that success is only available to those who are lucky. Another common misconception about success is that it can only come when you have the RIGHT idea. Thus, many people will explore hundreds of ideas rather than committing to one. Tom is here today to share his experience with success, and the hidden unconventional approaches behind it. In a recent interview with TIME magazine, Tom noted that his idea for the Grypmat is “not a brilliant one, it is a clever one.” But beyond clever, the factors in Tom’s success evolve around his belief that the most obvious route is not always the best one and that innovation involves seeing and doing what others decide against. In order to rise above, you must be willing to stick out from the norm. Today Tom will offer both tangible and practical advice on what it takes to commit to an idea, how to find work-arounds to seemingly unreachable results, and what it looks like to create a life approach that merges both personal and business etiquette and relations. The event will start with networking, continue with a presentation, and wrap up with questions & answers. More details to come! SCHEDULE 6:00pm — Socialize 💃 - FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED! 6:30pm — Presentation 🎁 7:00pm — Q&A 💬 7:30pm — Socialize 🕺 8:00pm — After Party 🎉 Thank you #CbusTech, The Columbus Web Group Team P.S. We'd love to connect with you outside of Meetup, so join us on: 🐦 Twitter https://twitter.com/CBusWebGroup 👥 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Columbus-Web-Group-753472671474796/ Also, did you know you can watch and learn from all of our past Monthly Meetups and Weekend Workshops? 📺 YouTube http://youtube.columbuswebgroup.com 📸 Photo Credit Blake Needleman • http://instagram.com/bleedles ================= EVENT SPONSORS Gravity - Space/Location • https://gravityproject.com/ Root Insurance - Food & Drinks • https://www.joinroot.com 301 Original - Event Photography • https://www.301original.com

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  • Founders' Story - The Untold Version

    TRISM

    Unless you've been living under a rock (even though we know that is not practical), you may have noticed the startup scene in Columbus has actually started to BOOM! Columbus is getting nodes from national publications, seeing growth in accelerator programs, a ton of collaboration spaces, a push for makers, and housing one of the biggest exits in Ohio. With all of the excitement, we’ve heard a lot of Founder Stories ~ You know those stories about scaling, how the idea materialized and how we can be more entrepreneur like. Well, Columbus Web Group is here to highlight some founder stories about the sh*t they don't tell you. Think of this untold story as an episode of "My So-Called Life" without the melodrama and all the inspiration and valuable takeaways: Being your own boss is HARD WORK. You have to sacrifice a lot in order to bring to life a product and idea you believe in. Hear four untold founder stories and join us in a closing panel discussion for our first Columbus Web Group Quarterly. Meet the Founders DISHA SHIDHAM • CEO of Savy Disha Shidham is the CEO of Savy - a B2B platform that helps businesses price their products by leveraging customer willingness to pay data. She’s a hacker, entrepreneur and an enthusiast of scrappiness - building her business by leveraging resources for young entrepreneurs and teaching herself how to code. • https://staysavy.com (https://staysavy.com/) • https://instagram.com/stay.savy • https://facebook.com/thesavyapp • https://twitter.com/staysavy_ DOUG JOSEPH • Founder of Serif Creative Doug is the Founder of Serif Creative, a content studio focused on helping brands discover their core truths through video, branding, and web. Raised in his grandmother's biker bar, an international grappling medalist, former boxer and MMA fighter with a winning record, his gritty journey through entrepreneurship has been anything but easy or ordinary. Today, Serif Creative is a multi-million dollar company serving Fortune 50 companies and local favorites like Wolf's Ridge Brewing. Doug will walk us back in time to the origins of starting the company at his kitchen table in a cramped apartment while working at a factory loading dock. Death threats, bananas, and a lot of heart are all parts of Doug's past and vision to build Serif Creative into a world-class agency. Though Doug’s goal is to put Serif in a category of its own when it comes to world class creative, at the end of the day he believes that the root of Serif is about building community. http://serifcreative.com/work/ • @dcjoseph on Instagram (https://instagram.com/dcjoseph/) NATHALI Bertan • Chief Dreamer at DACA Time Nathali Bertran is a mechanical engineer at Honda R&D Americas and co-founder of DACA Time, a non-profit software start-up that serves immigrants. • www.dacatime.com (http://www.dacatime.com/) RYAN BROSHAR • Founder & Managing Director - Techstars Retail Accelerator w/ Target • Founder & Managing Director - Matchstick Ventures Ryan Broshar is the Founder and Managing Director of Techstars Retail Accelerator in partnership with Target and the Founder and Managing Director of Matchstick Ventures, an early-stage tech VC based in Minneapolis. He is also the co-founder of Beta.MN and Twin Cities Startup Week. Prior to Techstars, Ryan foundedUniversity Guide, LLC – a university-based publication business – that was started in his dorm room and eventually sold in 2008. • @rbroshar (https://twitter.com/rbroshar) • BrosharBlog (http://www.ryanbroshar.com/) • http://www.matchstickventures.com/ SCHEDULE 5:30pm — Socialize 💃 6:30pm — Presentation 🎁 7:00pm — Q&A Panel💬 7:30pm — Socialize 🕺 8:30pm — After Party 🎉 Thank you #CbusTech, The Columbus Web Group Team P.S. We'd love to connect with you outside of Meetup, so join us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/CBusWebGroup) or like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Columbus-Web-Group-753472671474796/). Also, did you know you can watch and learn (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_45TB4_vvGEehnqCkj4waA)from) from all of our past Monthly Meetups and Weekend Workshops?

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  • End-Of-The-Year Mentoring Shindig

    Platform Beer Co.

    EXACTLY (well not exactly, we're off by one day) one year ago you welcomed the Columbus Web Group Mentoring Program in with open arms. And for that, we thank you. You know what's even more exciting? 🎉 Since launching this program there's been 156 Columbus IT professionals and students, like you, who've joined the Mentorship Program (http://mentoring.columbuswebgroup.com) 🎉 Now, we've made some great connections in the community, paired 68 individuals, opened the doors for new jobs and internships, and cultivated new friendships. Wouldn't you agree there's a celebration in order? We think so too. People enjoying a refreshing beer on a cool fall day at Platform's Columbus taproom. So, come hang with your Columbus tech community at Platform Beer for your final mentoring event of the year. This is a networking event, so we're just mingling and hanging. And thank you for making Columbus a great community to be a part of. Let's continue to grow, build, and learn together. More about the Columbus Web Group: - Join us on meetup: columbuswebgroup.com - Follow us on Twitter: @CbusWebGroup - Like us on Facebook: Columbus Web Group (http://fb.me/ColumbusWebGroup) We'll see you there! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * P.S. Oh… and don't forget to push people you know out of their comfort zone, and bring them out if you think they'd benefit. You never know who you'll meet that might change your life — for the better!

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  • Question Everything - An Evening of Random Insights from Travis McCleery

    We would all like to be better at something professionally or personally, but where to start? For our presenter Travis, the go-to tool is asking questions and listening closely to the answers. He would like to be better a designer, leader, father, and overall person and has found that the easiest way to learn is through inquiries and conversations that follow. In this presentation, Travis will take us on a journey through his career (and a bit of his life), sharing some of the most notable questions he’s had along the way. With topics ranging from talking to strangers, interviewing, career choices, and trying to get a four year old to understand you, this talk will be a fun retrospective of his life so far. Whether you’re just starting out or have been at it for a while, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Be sure to bring lots of questions, as this talk will include added time for Q&A. What would make more sense after a talk about questioning? 🤓 ABOUT TRAVIS MCCLEERY Travis has a curious mind that craves to know the whats & whys of how things around him work. As a designer, this has led him to far away lands (Evernote, Netflix) and back again (CCO @ Root Insurance (https://www.joinroot.com/)) to create beautiful, problem solving products. As a human, it crafts his relationships by encouraging his peers to push the boundaries and his family to have a love of exploration and imagination. SCHEDULE 6:00pm — Socialize 💃 6:30pm — Presentation 🎁 7:00pm — Q&A 💬 7:30pm — Socialize 🕺 8:00pm — After Party 🎉 Thank you #CbusTech, The Columbus Web Group Team P.S. We'd love to connect with you outside of Meetup, so join us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/CBusWebGroup) or like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Columbus-Web-Group-753472671474796/). Also, did you know you can watch and learn (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_45TB4_vvGEehnqCkj4waA)from) from all of our past Monthly Meetups and Weekend Workshops?

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  • Creating a Human-Centered Culture

    Tech Elevator Columbus

    Most of us have learned the hard way that technical projects don’t fail for technical reasons. Politics, egos, misunderstandings... working with people is a messy business. And yet, every experience we create alongside our human clients is intended to make life a little better for a human user. So how do we create an environment where our people can work alongside other people to create exceptional experiences for the people: our users? In this presentation Ben will share a framework for valuable collaboration, discuss the criticality of diversity, and lay out three levels of holistic development for the people you work with—all leading to better retention, better work, and happier teammates and clients. ABOUT BEN CALLAHAN President of Sparkbox (http://seesparkbox.com/) and founder of the Build Right workshop series (http://buildright.io/), Ben shares his ideas about the web on the Sparkbox Foundry (http://seesparkbox.com/foundry/) and other leading (http://webstandardssherpa.com/about/authors/ben-callahan) industry (http://www.creativebloq.com/business/what-responsive-web-design-means-team-organisation-11410353) blogs (http://mobile.smashingmagazine.com/2011/09/26/content-prototyping-in-responsive-web-design/). He’s incredibly grateful for the team (http://seesparkbox.com/team) at Sparkbox as they pioneer new responsive web design techniques and he continues to push for great user experiences outside the context of specific devices. You can find him speaking (http://uxim14.uie.com/workshops/ben-callahan) around (http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_IAP20315) the world (http://frontenddesignconference.com/portland), rambling on Twitter (http://twitter.com/bencallahan), tinkering with his personal site (http://bencallahan.com/), or splitting wood in his backyard for next winter (http://instagram.com/p/j7r_TqA1MP/). SCHEDULE 6:00pm — Socialize 💃 6:30pm — Presentation 🎁 7:15pm — Q&A 💬 7:30pm — Socialize 🕺 8:00pm — After Party 🎉 Thank you #CbusTech, The Columbus Web Group Team P.S. We'd love to connect with you outside of Meetup, so join us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/CBusWebGroup) or like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Columbus-Web-Group-753472671474796/). Also, did you know you can watch and learn (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_45TB4_vvGEehnqCkj4waA)from) from all of our past Monthly Meetups and Weekend Workshops?

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  • Be Prepared, Be, Be Prepared

    CoverMyMeds

    Have you ever been on a project that wasn't working? And not because the idea was bad, but because the process was bad. There was miscommunication, duplicated work, adjusted-and-readjusted budgets - basically a lot of wasted time and money. Before the first design, before the scrum board, before anything is made, there are certain things you can do to set your project up for V-I-C-T-O-R-Y. Understanding the who, what, when, and where of how the process is going to go will help you save time and costs. From agencies to corporations, waterfall to agile, each process will be different, but they all have certain questions needing an answer. • What teams are needed? • Who is responsible for what? • Who has the final say on these decisions? • What are the constraints? • What needs to be done first? Not only will we discuss these questions and also the MOST common problems with the digital design and development process, but more importantly, how to prevent them from happening to you and your team. ABOUT MORGAN LANDIS Morgan Landis is a professional storyteller, information architect, and design thinker. She's been a UX contractor and consultant for 8 years, doing work on websites, software, and voice recognition systems. Her goal is to make every experience effective, efficient, and engaging. SCHEDULE 6:00pm — Socialize 💃 6:30pm — Presentation 🎁 7:15pm — Q&A 💬 7:30pm — Socialize 🕺 8:00pm — After Party 🎉 PARKING Like in the Arena District, parking is ticketed, so make sure you bring some cash or your credit card to get your car out. There is on-street parking as highlighted in blue on the map below. As always, tweet at us (http://twitter.com/cbuswebgroup) or message us here on Meetup if you run into any troubles with parking. FYI Before 5pm, parking is valet. After 5pm, parking is by ticket. OR, SKIP THE PARKING: • Lyft (https://www.lyft.com/invited/SEAN210825): Your first ride is FREE (up to $20) with code SEAN210825 • COTA (http://www.cota.com/GetNearby.aspx?lat=39.9697955&lng=-83.00432590000003&maxdistance=0.25): The Cbus is a free bus that stops near Nationwide Blvd • Car2Go (http://bit.ly/car2go2cwg): Use code [masked] for 20 free minutes & the registration fee is waived Thank you #CbusTech, The Columbus Web Group Team P.S. We'd love to connect with you outside of Meetup, so join us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/CBusWebGroup) or like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Columbus-Web-Group-753472671474796/). Also, did you know you can watch and learn (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_45TB4_vvGEehnqCkj4waA)from all of our past Monthly Meetups and Weekend Workshops?

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  • Summer Soirée 2017: Summertime and the Living’s Easy 🍹☀️

    Land-Grant Brewing Company

    Every once in awhile, you come across a kick-ass IT community event you’d be silly to pass up. And this is one of them. Brock giving his thumbs up of approval during a 2016 Meetup If you were to ask any CWG member who’s been to one of our Summer Social events in the past, we guarantee you they’ll all agree — the only thing more memorable than the party, were the people. Just Imagine: You’ll be hanging out and chilling with the smartest and friendliest people in Columbus, as you’re soaking up the sun at Land Grant (http://landgrantbrewing.com), sipping your favorite summer drink. Just a few usual suspects in Land Grant's lineup of refreshing craft brews Not to mention you’ll be mingling with old friends while making new ones. And once hunger hits, the OH! Burgers food truck will be waiting for you (https://streeteatscolumbus.com/2012/06/11/oh-burgers/) right outside to create the mouth-watering burger of your dreams. Easy. Now, if you want a taste of what to expect, we invite you to look back at our past Winter and Summer Social events, and judge them for yourselves. They won't disappoint. Listen: If you don't attend, you’ll always wonder who you might’ve met. And we don't want you to regret that. An inviting late night shot of Land Grant in Franklinton with people inside chatting until they close So, if you've been waiting for “the right time” to come to an event, well, you've waited long enough. THIS is your sign to RSVP “Yes” today BEFORE we lock down a projected total with the venue and we’re forced to cap attendance. We’ve sadly had to turn people away in the past because of space, and we don't want to do it again. On second thought, why don't you RSVP “Yes” right now instead? It’ll be one less thing on your to-do list, and one more thing to look forward to. Hope to see you crazy party animals there, Columbus Web Group Don’t Forget: If you have a friend, relative, or co-worker who might benefit from coming, do them a favor and invite them as well. It's always better with friends. If you're still not convinced, reach out to us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/CBusWebGroup), or post a comment below and we’ll answer any question or concern you might have about this event. TL;DR: Party with chill IT peeps at Land Grant, or live to regret it.

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  • Practical Advice on Waking Up in the Job You Love ❤️

    Cardinal Solutions Group - Arena District

    "Do you wake up every morning, looking forward to what you have to do?" Like most people, you want to enjoy your life. You’ve probably noticed that if you’re happy with your job, that happiness flows into the other parts of your life. You don’t want to wake up one morning, fifteen years from now, and have a lightbulb moment that you don’t want to continue doing what you’re doing. So… Brian Sherwin will outline the five practical steps you need to do this week to go from where you are, to actually landing the job you love. And you're not going to want to miss it. In this presentation, Brian Sherwin will cover not just finding any old job... But finding the job you'll love. It may not be something you'll directly get hired for, but you will come away with a strategy to get there from where you are. So whether it's your first job, a career change or just a desire to find more life in your work, you're guaranteed to come away with fresh ideas to change how you look for work. ABOUT BRIAN SHERWIN Brian Sherwin is a Senior Technical Evangelist with Microsoft from Columbus, Ohio, and he's been a consultant and trainer for over 20 years. One of his core passions is helping companies make decisions based on value and not a particular technology. When he's not trying to figure out some new technology, he spends time reading, Scouting, and drinking enough coffee to keep up with his five kids. • Connect with Brian on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bsherwin/) • Follow @bsherwin on Twitter (https://twitter.com/bsherwin) • Read Brian's blog at http://briansherwin.com/blog/ SCHEDULE 6:00pm — Socialize 💃 6:30pm — Presentation 🎁 7:15pm — Q&A 💬 7:30pm — Socialize 🕺 8:00pm — After Party 🎉 🍻🍴 Note: Food is catered and drinks are cold. Both are completely free 🍴🍻 PARKING Driving down for the event? We made a map for you highlighting the parking garages, lots, and on-street parking (blue lines) in the Arena District. We recommend Garage 1 on the map. Garage 1 Front Street Garage 285 N Front St Columbus, OH 43215 OR, SKIP THE PARKING: • Lyft (https://www.lyft.com/invited/SEAN210825): Your first ride is FREE (up to $20) with code SEAN210825 • COTA (http://www.cota.com/GetNearby.aspx?lat=39.9697955&lng=-83.00432590000003&maxdistance=0.25): The Cbus is a free bus that stops near Nationwide Blvd • Car2Go (http://bit.ly/car2go2cwg): Use code [masked] for 20 free minutes & the registration fee is waived Thank you #CbusTech, The Columbus Web Group Team P.S. We'd love to connect with you outside of Meetup, so join us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/CBusWebGroup) or like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Columbus-Web-Group-753472671474796/). Also, did you know you can watch and learn (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_45TB4_vvGEehnqCkj4waA)from all of our past Monthly Meetups and Weekend Workshops?

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  • 🏗 Building up to Intrapreneurship: Amongst Red Tape and Process 🚧

    Cardinal Solutions Group - Arena District

    Would you agree that people in large organizations sometimes just don't feel as empowered with ownership as they should? Even when it comes to product owners... people whose title's have the word "owner" in them. And if you are a product owner, you might just be new to the product owner role and you simply aren't sure how to show ownership. Now, your ecosystem may not allow you to have sole ownership, and that's ok. But if there was something you could do to get past the red tape and process, would you do it? Well, this April at Cardinal Solutions Group, Laura will make sure you'll leave inspired to take on a new role as an intrapreneur and drive toward successful implementations, regardless of the barriers that come your way. “So, Tell Me About Laura Jackson…” Well, Laura is a product owner consultant at Cardinal Solutions Group (https://www.cardinalsolutions.com) for their Columbus office. With a diverse background in project management and content marketing, she found her passion in delivering valuable products users crave. Laura also is a Co-Organizer for Columbus Web Group and serves as a professional advisor for The Ohio State University's PRSSA Chapter (https://www.ohiostateprssa.com) and Student-Run PR Firm (https://www.osuthepractice.com/about). SCHEDULE 6:00pm — Socialize 💃 6:30pm — Presentation 🎁 7:15pm — Q&A 💬 7:30pm — Socialize 🕺 8:00pm — After Party 🎉 PARKING Driving down for the event? We made a map for you highlighting the parking garages, lots, and on-street parking (blue lines) in the Arena District. We recommend Garage 1 on the map. Garage 1 Front Street Garage 285 N Front St Columbus, OH 43215 OR, SKIP THE PARKING: • Lyft (https://www.lyft.com/invited/SEAN210825): Your first ride is FREE (up to $20) with code SEAN210825 • COTA (http://www.cota.com/GetNearby.aspx?lat=39.9697955&lng=-83.00432590000003&maxdistance=0.25): The Cbus is a free bus that stops near Nationwide Blvd • Car2Go (http://bit.ly/car2go2cwg): Use code [masked] for 20 free minutes & the registration fee is waived Thank you #CbusTech, The Columbus Web Group Team P.S. We'd love to connect with you outside of Meetup, so join us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/CBusWebGroup) or like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Columbus-Web-Group-753472671474796/). Also, did you know you can watch and learn (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_45TB4_vvGEehnqCkj4waA)from all of our past Monthly Meetups and Weekend Workshops?

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