• POSTPONED: What the tech? Begin your journey into tech

    This introductory class is for people who are considering a career in tech, people who are pursuing tech-adjacent roles and people who want to be more tech independent. This course is aimed at people who want to know the very basics. If you already know what a server is or if you've built a live website, this class might be redundant. Of course, if you're looking to ensure your basic understand, please come along. This one-part course runs Wednesday May 29 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The first hour is structured content then we'll use the remaining time to answer your questions. CLASS OVERVIEW This one-hour workshop covers the fundamentals of web development in layman terms. This is a no-code workshop. It covers basic concepts like the difference between a client and a server, the difference between backend and front end code, the tools needed to develop a website, and the typical web development team. This class is for people with little to no technical experience. In addition to the workshop, we've allotted an additional half hour or so to answer questions. PREREQUISITES & TECH REQUIREMENTS Absolutely none. Bring your curious mind. ABOUT THE TEACHER Ruthie is an Application Developer. Before making the leap into tech, she took classes right here at GDI Philly. She loves to see people succeed in class and beyond. When not stopping strangers on the train to tell them about GDI, Ruthie can be found dancing, studying on Lynda, ignoring housework and writing lists. IMPORTANT INFORMATION • Girl Develop It welcomes all genders and identities to our classroom. By entering this group, all community members agree to abide by our Code of Conduct (http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct ). If you witness a CoC violation, or something at an event makes you feel unsafe or uncomfortable, please contact the organizer or fill out this anonymous reporting form: https://tinyurl.com/y7f2vlmp • See our Assistance page for information on scholarships, laptops for loan, and other services. We'd like to help you benefit from our classes! ( http://bit.ly/gdiphillyhelp) • Questions about the class or want to Teaching Assist? Contact the class organizer at [masked] REFUNDS AND WAITLIST GDI does not offer refunds. If you need to cancel for any reason, your payment will go toward supporting our scholarship fund for students in financial need. If the class is rescheduled, moved to a different location, or canceled by GDI, all participants will be refunded. Unfortunately, GDI cannot offer a waitlist. If the class is full, please keep an eye on the comments to see if another student is interested in selling their ticket to you. Once sold, send a message via Meetup or an email to the class organizer to confirm the transfer and DO NOT CHANGE YOUR RSVP. CLASS FREQUENCY We aim to offer this class twice per year. Timing varies based on teacher and venue availability. Keep an eye on our Meetup page for future class announcements.

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  • GDI Philly Community Town Hall & Planning Session

    Please join us from 12 to 3PM on Saturday, January 19th for a community town hall and planning session. You are welcome to arrive at any time between 12 and 3 to join the discussion. This event will serve as a safe place for the GDI Philly community to be together, discuss recent events, and plan next steps together. You can read more about recent events, including a timeline of events, at http://an-open-letter-to-gdi-board.com/ All attendees must abide by the GDI Code of Conduct while at this event. https://www.girldevelopit.com/code-of-conduct The goals of this event are to: 1) Facilitate in-person community time so we can see each other, meet new people, and provide each other with support. 2) Provide an update on the state of GDI and answer questions regarding the events mentioned above. Recommended pre-reading will be sent to attendees in advance so that we can focus the majority of this event on how to move forward together. 3) Plan and brainstorm the future of this community together with focus on the following topics: * What are the most critical needs of this community? How can we meet these needs without causing continued harm? How can we better reduce barriers and prioritize the needs of marginalized people? * Brainstorm ways to connect those with time and expertise in the community with those in need of help and mentorship. * Review of organizations doing diversity and inclusion work and what support we can offer them. Everyone is encouraged to bring recommendations of orgs and resources to share with the group. Are you interested in volunteering at this event, or do you have an idea to make it better? We need your help! Please contact [masked] for more information. Are you a member of the press? You are welcome to attend in your capacity as a community member, but conversations among members will be considered “off the record”. Unable to attend, but still want to participate? Stay tuned for a form that will allow you to weigh in and contribute online. There will be no remote call-in option to help those physically present feel safe participating fully in the discussion. Anonymized minutes and next steps will be shared after the event.

  • December Code & Coffee at Capital One Cafe

    Capital One Café

    Join us for our monthly Code & Coffee Study Group and our FINAL Code and Coffee of 2018! It's hosted at the Capital One Cafe - come meet new people, work on projects, get advice, and get a free cup of coffee from Capital One! Whether you're looking to keep practicing what you learned in your last class or are in the midst of ANY kind of project - whether it's coding, design, working on resumes, or anything else - your community is here to help. Many people who attend are brand new to technology and to Girl Develop It, so don't be shy! This is an informal event where members can meet each other and collaborate. Once you enter the cafe, go up the stairs, then turn left and around the bend. You'll see a large calendar on the wall to your right. We will be straight ahead against the windows! A member of GDI will be there to greet you. Bring a laptop and something to work on. It's okay if you don't have a project! Here are some sites that you can practice with: PairUpToCode Exercises (http://www.pairuptocode.com/) Code Academy (http://www.codecademy.com/) Khan Academy (JS) (https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/cs/programming) Code School (https://www.codeschool.com/) Eloquent Javascript (http://eloquentjavascript.net/) JS Assessment (https://github.com/rmurphey/js-assessment) Feel free to come by for the whole thing or drop in when you have time. A note to TAs: If you are interested in helping out with this event or a future study group, please let us know! Want to sponsor or host our next study group? Get in touch! All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct (http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct).

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  • Intro to Sass

    Seer Interactive: 7th Floor

    $50.00

    This two-part course runs on Tuesday, November 27th and Thursday, November 29th from 6:00pm to 8:15pm. The entrance is on Germantown Ave in the middle of the building! The sign next to the door says "Rialto." Take the elevator to the 7th floor and someone will be there to greet you. CLASS OVERVIEW Sass is a language that extends CSS3. Knowing Sass will boost your professional development, saving time at work while keeping your resume fresh with this in-demand skill. Need proof? Check these salary comparisons on Indeed.com (http://www.indeed.com/salary?q1=sass&l1=nyc&q2=css&l2=nyc&q3=sass&l3=philadelphia&q4=css&l4=philadelphia) to see for yourself. Sass takes the principles of CSS and HTML - separation of presentational style from content - and supercharges them, making your site’s CSS nimble and future-friendly. We’ll learn how to use Sass features like variables, mix-ins, nesting, and functions to make your CSS super clean and way more powerful - replacing the need for memorizing complex CSS3 selectors, hex codes and vendor prefixes. Along the way, you’ll install Ruby on Rails, learn to use the command line, enhance your browser’s code inspector and write your own custom functions for Sass with some basic programming concepts to guide you. PREREQUISITES & TECH REQUIREMENTS To get the most out of this class, you should have a working knowledge of HTML & CSS. You may have taken Intro to HTML or HTML5/CSS3 through Girl Develop It, and have built your own site or already build websites regularly. You're comfortable with writing CSS already and are ready to take your skills to the next level. Please take our required CSS quiz to make sure you're ready for this class (http://sandbox.cfarman.com/gdi-css-quiz/). A 7 out of 10 score means you qualify to take this class. ABOUT THE TEACHER Cella Sum is a front-end developer based in Philadelphia and has been making websites since she was just 14. She currently works remotely as a front-end developer at Big Cartel, where she helps independent artists and musicians run a creative business. She enjoys the architecture side of front-end development, using tools and processes to help improve the developer's workflow and code quality. When she's not coding, she plays in punk bands, hangs out with her pup Kuma in beautiful West Philly, and has volunteered with Girl Develop it, Coded By Kids, and Girls Rock Philly. IMPORTANT INFORMATION • Girl Develop It welcomes all genders and identities to our classroom. By entering this group, all community members agree to abide by our Code of Conduct (http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct ). If you witness a CoC violation, or something at an event makes you feel unsafe or uncomfortable, please contact the organizer or fill out this anonymous reporting form: https://tinyurl.com/y7f2vlmp • See our Assistance page for information on scholarships, laptops for loan, and other services. We'd like to help you benefit from our classes! ( http://bit.ly/gdiphillyhelp) • Questions about the class or want to Teaching Assist? Contact the class organizer at [masked]. REFUNDS AND WAITLIST GDI does not offer refunds. If you need to cancel for any reason, your payment will go toward supporting our scholarship fund for students in financial need. If the class is rescheduled, moved to a different location, or canceled by GDI, all participants will be refunded. Unfortunately, GDI cannot offer a waitlist. If the class is full, please keep an eye on the comments to see if another student is interested in selling their ticket to you. Once sold, send a message via Meetup or an email to the class organizer to confirm the transfer and DO NOT CHANGE YOUR RSVP.

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  • Intro to Digital Project Management

    Azavea

    $50.00

    This one day course runs on Sunday, November 18th from 11:30AM to 4PM. CLASS OVERVIEW Curious about what it takes to be a digital project manager (DPM)? Or maybe you want to become more organized and help your company run more efficiently? This class is an introduction to managing digital projects large and small, and will take you from knowing absolutely nothing about how to manage a project to a solid understanding of what’s involved in making your project successful. We’ll walk through each step of planning, estimating, and running a digital project, complete with detailed examples and course materials for you to take home. The class will also include group exercises that will let you experience and practice some of the more challenging aspects of the job. Class discussions will include details on our processes at work, stories from our careers, and the tools that Suzie & Jess use on a daily basis. In this course we will cover: • What does a DPM do? • Agile & Waterfall Styles • Tools & workflows that we use • Kicking off a new project • Estimating the work • Keeping the details organized • Working with your clients, not against them • Collaborating with your coworkers PREREQUISITES You should be interested in project management as it relates specifically to client-facing digital projects (e.g. websites, mobile apps, software applications). The instructors all come from an agency setting and the class will have that perspective. No technical skills are required. No laptop is needed, but something to take notes on is recommended. ABOUT THE TEACHER Jessica Victor: Project Management found its way to Jessica Victor after she had been working for a number of small Philadelphia tech startups. Jessica realized that her organizational skills and background in psychology were well matched for the busy life of a digital project manager. As a Senior Project Manager, she gets to help projects go from a simple concept to a complete finished product on the web. Jessica also enjoys traveling, with the main item on her bucket list to ‘visit all the places’ and ‘eat all the things there.’ Suzie Nieman: Suzie's first taste of web development was in 2008 when her favorite local coffee shop needed a website. She spent the next month figuring out how to tweak a WordPress template, and has been obsessed with web and mobile ever since. She now works as a freelance digital project manager, spending her days producing successful projects for her clients. She is also a chapter leader and teacher for GDI Philly. IMPORTANT INFORMATION • Girl Develop It welcomes all genders and identities to our classroom. By entering this group, all community members agree to abide by our Code of Conduct (http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct). If you witness a CoC violation, or something at an event makes you feel unsafe or uncomfortable, please contact the organizer or fill out this anonymous reporting form: https://tinyurl.com/y7f2vlmp • See our Assistance page for information on scholarships, laptops for loan, and other services. We'd like to help you benefit from our classes! (http://bit.ly/gdiphillyhelp) • Questions about the class? Contact [masked]. We are all set on TAs for this class session. REFUNDS AND WAITLIST GDI does not offer refunds. If you need to cancel for any reason, your payment will go toward supporting our scholarship fund for students in financial need. If the class is rescheduled, moved to a different location, or canceled by GDI, all participants will be refunded. Unfortunately, GDI cannot offer a waitlist. If the class is full, please keep an eye on the comments to see if another student is interested in selling their ticket to you. Once sold, send a message via Meetup or an email to the class organizer to confirm the transfer and DO NOT CHANGE YOUR RSVP. CLASS FREQUENCY We aim to offer this class twice per year. Timing varies based on teacher and venue availability.

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  • Intro to Web Accessibility

    Drexel University's URBN Center

    $25.00

    Who can use your websites and apps? Are they accessible to as many people as possible? Are you incorporating universal or inclusive design principles? Web accessibility has traditionally described the process of enhancing websites for people with disabilities. Come to this class to learn more about developing with accessibility in mind—and building a better web experience for everyone. Accessibility: essential for some, useful for all. PREREQUISITES AND TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS This class will focus on introducing you to digital accessibility: the audience, basic general design principles and the technology involved. It is helpful to have basic knowledge of HTML and CSS. The class will be lecture-focused. Bring a laptop or pen and paper for notes. Feel welcome to ask plenty of questions! ABOUT THE TEACHER Mikey Ilagan is an Accessibility Specialist at Think Company. He works full-time as part of the Comcast Accessibility Team. He's spent the past decade building digital experiences using a lifetime of passion for technology. Today, he uses a diverse background to work with product teams to ensure Xfinity's offerings are usable and well-designed for customers using assistive technology. IMPORTANT INFORMATION Girl Develop It welcomes all genders and identities to our classroom. By entering this group, all community members agree to abide by our Code of Conduct ( http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct). If you witness a CoC violation, or something at an event makes you feel unsafe or uncomfortable, please contact the organizer or fill out this anonymous reporting form: https://tinyurl.com/y7f2vlmp See our Assistance page for information on scholarships, laptops for loan, and other services. We'd like to help you benefit from our classes! (http://bit.ly/gdiphillyhelp) Questions about the class or want to Teaching Assist? Contact [masked]. REFUNDS AND WAITLIST GDI does not offer refunds. If you need to cancel for any reason, your payment will go toward supporting our scholarship fund for students in financial need. If the class is rescheduled, moved to a different location, or canceled by GDI, all participants will be refunded. Unfortunately, GDI cannot offer a waitlist. If the class is full, please keep an eye on the comments to see if another student is interested in selling their ticket to you. Once sold, send a message via Meetup or an email to the class organizer to confirm the transfer and DO NOT CHANGE YOUR RSVP. CLASS FREQUENCY We aim to offer this class two times per year. Timing varies based on teacher and venue availability. Keep an eye on our Meetup page for future class announcements.

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  • HTML/CSS 102: Applying Your New Skills

    Guru

    $50.00

    Have you learned the basics of HTML and CSS but want to know more about how it's used as part of the every day work of most developers? In this class, we will dive into deeper applications of the concepts learned in our Intro to HTML/CSS class, breaking them down into smaller chunks so that you can apply what you have learned when applying to jobs, working on freelance projects, and creating your own sites. We will take a look at best practices and get experience in what additional magic your webpages can do with just HTML and CSS. CLASS FORMAT Lecture and hands-on exercises PREREQUISITES AND TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS This class assumes you've taken our Intro to HTML/CSS class or have the equivalent knowledge. You should also plan to bring a laptop. ABOUT THE TEACHER Ivana Veliskova is a front-end engineer at Guru where she uses Javascript to build out their product. She graduated from Boston University with a BA in International Relations and minor in Computer Engineering, but when she realized that world peace was better suited as a Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor, she became involved with GDI -- first as a student, and now as a teacher. In her free time, you can find Ivana dancing and baking (sometimes, at the same time) or enjoying a table top game (Settlers of Catan, anyone?). Ivana is an official Pokemon Master, a Doctor Who/BBC fanatic, and can dish out obscure quotes and references like ninja stars. You can find this hoper of far-flung hopes and dreamer of improbable dreams on twitter @ivanaveliskova IMPORTANT INFORMATION Girl Develop It welcomes all genders and identities to our classroom. By entering this group, all community members agree to abide by our Code of Conduct ( http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct). See our Assistance page for information on scholarships, laptops for loan, and other services. We'd like to help you benefit from our classes! (http://bit.ly/gdiphillyhelp) Questions about the class or want to Teaching Assist? Contact Meghan at [masked]. REFUNDS AND WAITLIST Refunds are offered only if the class is rescheduled/cancelled or in extreme circumstances. If you are no longer able to attend, please post your interest in selling your ticket in the comments. If you find a buyer, send a Meetup message to Meghan with the name of the buyer. Do not change your RSVP in the Meetup event. Unfortunately, GDI cannot offer a waitlist. If the class is full, please keep an eye on the comments to see if another student is interested in selling their ticket to you. CLASS FREQUENCY We aim to offer this class two times per year. Timing varies based on teacher and venue availability. Keep an eye on our Meetup page for future class announcements.

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  • Intro to App Building with Salesforce

    American Philosophical Society (APS) Museum

    $80.00

    Note: This one day class runs from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm with a 45 min break for lunch (please bring your own lunch or purchase nearby) CLASS OVERVIEW Interested in an in-demand career with salaries up to six-figures? The job market for Salesforce professionals is growing, with over 100,000 job openings for Salesforce skills created last year*. In this class, you'll get a crash course in building simple employee-facing business apps that run on both a web browser and a mobile device - without writing any code! This is not a sales pitch. We're Salesforce professionals, and we're passionate about bringing diversity to the tech sector and helping women learn about powerful career options. Whether you’re familiar with Salesforce from your work experience or are just looking for a career in a hot field, join us to learn about app-building on Salesforce. What this class will cover: • What is Salesforce and what are the career opportunities for Salesforce Admins and Developers? • App-building concepts including data modeling, user interfaces, business logic, reports, dashboards, and mobile. • Hands-on and guided project building to build a sample app in one day. • Introduction to Trailhead (https://trailhead.salesforce.com/), a fun online learning platform for Salesforce. • Resources for connecting with the Salesforce community (https://success.salesforce.com/). The tools for learning to develop with Salesforce are free: • Trailhead (https://developer.salesforce.com/trailhead/), the fun free way to learn Salesforce • Salesforce1 Mobile App (AppStore and Google Play) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIefFBi-lHw PREREQUISITES & REQUIREMENTS Students should be fairly familiar with using web and mobile applications and Googling for answers to all of life’s questions. You do not need any prior Salesforce experience. Please bring a laptop, not an iPad/tablet. The visual development tools only run on a modern browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari 9.x and 10.x on Mac OS X, Internet Explorer 11). ABOUT THE TEACHERS Kathy Chilcote https://twitter.com/KChilcote Kathy's formal training was in Music Education and she spent a good number of years running a piano studio before stumbling into Salesforce. For the past 9 years now, she has enjoyed creating technical solutions that make business processes simpler. Kathy is passionate about introducing women to possibilities in the tech world and currently leads the Philadelphia Salesforce Women in Tech User Group (https://www.meetup.com/PhillySWIT/). Linda Johnson https://twitter.com/sfgodmother Linda's been a "Salesforce Jedi" and consulting since 2009. She previously worked as a Salesforce Systems Manager in the financial services and retail sectors. She has rich experience implementing Salesforce projects for small companies and large-scale enterprises alike, holds a slew of Salesforce certifications and is a recognized expert in many areas, including (but not limited to) custom buttons, complex reporting and solutions, business process design and generally making her customers wildly delighted! Linda currently leads the Central Pennsylvania Women in Tech User Group. IMPORTANT INFORMATION • Girl Develop It welcomes all genders and identities to our classroom. By entering this group, all community members agree to abide by our Code of Conduct. http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct • See our Assistance page for information on scholarships, laptops for loan, and other services. http://bit.ly/gdiphillyhelp REFUNDS AND WAITLIST Refunds are offered only if the class is rescheduled/cancelled or in extreme circumstances. If you are no longer able to attend, please post your interest in selling your ticket in the comments. If you find a buyer, send a Meetup message to Suzie with the name of the buyer. Do not change your RSVP in the Meetup event. Unfortunately, GDI cannot offer a waitlist. We aim to offer this class twice per year. Timing varies based on teacher/venue availability.

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  • October Code & Coffee

    Guru

    Join us for our monthly Code & Coffee Study Group to meet new people, work on projects, get advice, and get to know Girl Develop It! Whether you're looking to keep practicing what you learned in your last class or are in the midst of ANY kind of project - whether it's coding, design, working on resumes, or anything else - your community is here to help. Many people who attend are brand new to technology and to Girl Develop It, so don't be shy! This is an informal event where members can meet each other and collaborate. The location is Guru - inside the North American Building, located at Broad and Sansom. The entrance is on Broad St right next to the TD Bank. To enter, pick up the receiver on the wall outside the front door and the guard will come let you in. Let the guard know that you're there to visit Guru, provide them with ID and you will receive a temporary access badge. Head on up to the 11th floor and come on in! Bring a laptop and something to work on. It's okay if you don't have a project! Here are some sites that you can practice with: PairUpToCode Exercises (http://www.pairuptocode.com/) Code Academy (http://www.codecademy.com/) Khan Academy (JS) (https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/cs/programming) Code School (https://www.codeschool.com/) Eloquent Javascript (http://eloquentjavascript.net/) JS Assessment (https://github.com/rmurphey/js-assessment) Feel free to come by for the whole thing or drop in when you have time. A note to TAs: If you are interested in helping out with this event or a future study group, please let us know! Want to sponsor or host our next study group? Get in touch! All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct (http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct).

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  • Intro to WordPress

    EPAM

    $75.00

    This class is for beginners wanting to learn about using WordPress as a framework and content management system for a website or blog. You can arrive knowing nothing about WordPress and will leave knowing how to start up, build and manage a site. The first hour of class will be a "Happiness Bar" dedicated to installing WordPress on students' hosting accounts. If you already have WordPress installed on a hosting account, or locally on your computer, feel free to arrive at 10:45. Class will start promptly at 11am. We will cover the following: • Intro to WordPress, Installation, Security, Administration & Management: You'll learn how to install WordPress, gain an understanding of the admin interface and learn of how to manage site content. • Widgets, Plugins, Themes & Customizing Themes: You'll learn how to install plugins and themes to add functionality and change the look of your site. You will also learn how to customize themes and theme frameworks. The last 30 minutes of class will be one-on-one help for individual issues and any WP topics not covered in class. FORMAT This class is a combination of lecture and hands-on workshop. PREREQUISITES & TECH REQUIREMENTS All students MUST come to class with at least a WordPress compatible hosting account, preferably with WordPress already installed. If you do not already have WordPress up and running on your hosting account we will install it for you. Need hosting? Thanks to our hosting sponsor DreamHost we are able to offer discounted hosting plans to our members. DreamHost proudly hosts over 1.5 million websites, WordPress blogs, and applications for designers, developers, small businesses, and more. Visit https://www.dreamhost.com/promo/gdi/ to sign up for a discounted plan now! A basic understanding of HTML/CSS is helpful, but it is NOT necessary. ABOUT THE TEACHER Tracy Levesque is a co-owner of YIKES, Inc., a Philadelphia web design and development company located in Fishtown. She has been designing websites since 1996 and working with WordPress since 2007. She spends her days building custom themes for WordPress. When not wrangling HTML and CSS, Tracy drinks coffee, chases her 10 year old daughter, plays drums and takes pictures of abandoned buildings. IMPORTANT INFORMATION Girl Develop It welcomes all genders and identities to our classroom. By entering this group, all community members agree to abide by our Code of Conduct (http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct). See our Assistance page for information on scholarships, laptops for loan, and other services. We'd like to help you benefit from our classes! (http://bit.ly/gdiphillyhelp) Questions about the class or want to Teaching Assist? Contact [masked]. REFUNDS AND WAITLIST Refunds are offered only if the class is rescheduled/cancelled or in extreme circumstances. If you are no longer able to attend, please post your interest in selling your ticket in the comments. If you find a buyer, send a Meetup message to Jen with the name of the buyer. Do not change your RSVP in the Meetup event. Unfortunately, GDI cannot offer a waitlist. If the class is full, please keep an eye on the comments to see if another student is interested in selling their ticket to you. CLASS FREQUENCY We aim to offer this class two times per year. Timing varies based on teacher and venue availability. Keep an eye on our Meetup page for future class announcements.

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