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Date Event Location
Tuesday, 04 June

Brighton Indie Coffee

Stuck indoors alone working on video game related stuff all day? Live in Brighton & Hove? Get out of the house & come along to Indie Coffee to meet lovely, friendly fellow gamedevs!

No agenda - show off your projects, get advice, make contacts, share experiences or just have a chat about random things. :)

Absolutely everyone with an interest in making video games welcome!
 

Time: 09:30-12:00
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Alcampo Lounge
84-86 London Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 04 June

codebar Brighton

Free programming workshops for women, LGBTQ & other groups under-represented in Tech. Our goal is to enable under-represented groups to learn programming in a safe and collaborative environment and expand their career opportunities. To achieve this, we run free weekly workshops, regular events and try to create opportunities for our students making technology and coding more accessible.

There are limited spaces so you need to sign up and RSVP to the event on the website. For more details and to sign up, visit http://codebar.io
 

Time: 18:30-21:00
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Various Locations, See Website
Tuesday, 04 June

The Strategy Club

The Strategy Club is a shiny new Brighton based get-together, aimed at anyone interested in digital strategy.

The book for our next event is one of the absolute classics: Good Strategy, Bad Strategy - the difference & why it matters' by Richard Rumelt. This book is regularly featured on lists of 'the top 10 business books you must read' - and deservedly so, as its packed to the brim with practical wisdom. If you've not yet read it - well, here's your chance! And if you have read it, come along anyway and share your thoughts with your peers. 

So, if you're a Product, UX or Marketing person looking to up your strategic game through reading, learning and sharing with other like minded folks, come join us for a fun and informative evening. 
 

Time: 18:30-20:30
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Brilliant Noise
4th Floor, International House, Queen's Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 04 June

Brighton Mobile Meetup

Brighton Mobile is a regular evening meetup where people come to socialise and learn with others working in mobile. Our aim is to let everyone learn from each other's successes and challenges in every area of Mobile technology.

A bit of a gap since last one. All mobile people devs/designers/visioneers etc welcome to discuss all things mobile. We can digest latest news from google and Apple too.

Last time I got a really good steer on using Clean Swift for app architecture and it has made a great difference to my code.

I would love to discuss insights into API frameworks & video serving suggestions
 

Time: 19:00-22:00
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The Quadrant Pub
Queens Road Quadrant
Brighton
Tuesday, 04 June

Brighton ALT NET

Now in its tenth year, Brighton ALT NET is a monthly meetup for software developers interested in the .NET platform.

No need to register, just turn up at The Skiff by 7:30. It's a very friendly crowd and everyone is welcome.

Website: brightonalt.net (http://brightonalt.net/)

 

Time: 19:30-22:30
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The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Wednesday, 05 June

ResearchOps Breakfast

Social meetup to share your experiences and talk all things ResearchOps. ResearchOps Breakfast is a monthly meet up for anyone who works in user research to meet and discuss challenges and approaches to the management, organisation, development and execution of research operations.Open to anyone to drop in, have some food, drink some coffee, meet people and share your stories amongst friends.  

Time: 08:30-10:00
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Bills Restaurant
100 North Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 05 June

The Farm Freelancers meet up

The Brighton Farm is a networking group for freelance web designers, developers and people with related mobile/digital skills.

We meet every Wednesday evening in a pub in central Brighton. It's a relaxed event and very casual, so don't worry if you've never been networking before, we're very friendly and chat is more important than business cards. 

 If you're looking for a web freelancer, our website has the skills and profiles of many in the group, and you are welcome to come along to any of our meetings for a chat. 

Generally someone in the Farm can help you do what you want, and even if we can't, we're bound to know someone who can.
 

Time: 20:00-23:00
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Caxton Arms pub
26 North Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 06 June

VR Show and Tell - Play Brighton-made VR for free - GOVR cafe

Play Brighton-made VR games for free!

GOVR is teaming up with the Brighton Game Collective to showcase virtual reality games and experiences made by local independent developers and studios. This is a great opportunity to play VR for free, support local developers and meet people from Brighton's game industry..

Tickets to attend GOVR's VR Show and Tell are free but limited in quantity for quality purposes.

If you have a VR project you want to demo at this event, please get in touch at info@govrbrighton.com. Completed experiences and work in progress projects are welcome. Four VR headsets (Oculus Rifts) will be made available in the cafe. GOVR staff will help with demoing. There is no charge to demo your work.

Check out the last summer's VR show and Tell here: https://bit.ly/2JVAgA4
 

Time: 18:00-23:00
Full details
GOVR cafe
First floor, 114-115 London Road
Brighton
Thursday, 06 June

"How can technology help the homeless in Brighton and Hove?"

On June 6, join thought leaders, councillors, young people and creatives when we tackle this BIG question:
"How can technology help the homeless in Brighton and Hove?"

An event where we'll discuss possible solutions to homelessness in Brighton and Hove, ignited by a presentation of the 'Hope Hub'.

Event introduction:
Robert Persey Executive Director - Health and Adult Social Care at Brighton & Hove City Council

Panelists:

Frances Duncan: CEO, The Clocktower Sanctuary, the only drop-in service providing all-round information, advice, and support to homeless young people aged 16-25 in Brighton & Hove.
Karl Limbert: Commercial Development Director, Places and Communities, Engie UK & Ireland.
Lucy Groenewoud: Inclusive Arts Practitioner, Creative Project Manager, and Designer. Lucy is currently facilitating and managing ongoing creative projects with those sleeping rough, insecurely housed or with lived experience of homelessness in Brighton.
Alex Stephany - CEO, BEAM: An online fund training for the homeless, supporting them into work.
Varun Mahatme: 15-year-old Varun was one of the team members behind The Hope Hub
Christian Ebsworth: Local student Christian, aged 17, was one of the team members behind The Hope Hub.
Larissa Reed - Executive Director, Neighbourhoods, Communities & Housing, Brighton and Hove Council
ABOUT THE HOPE HUB:

The Hope Hub is a solution created by a group of young people (aged 14-24) that incorporates a real-world 'hub' and online support for the homeless, while also engaging wider communities.

The Hope Hub aims to create a joined-up approach to addressing homelessness, ensuring various agents work together instead of in isolation, whilst also empowering the homeless, and challenging the various stigmas they experience.

ABOUT THE EVENT:

Please join ThinkNation and Brighton and Hove Council on Thursday, June 6 for a very special, but hugely important evening where young people present their ideas to you on how they envisage technology - and collaborations - can better help homeless people here in Brighton and Hove.

The presentation will be followed by questions from an expert panel, then an audience Q&A session. The event will also include local young people, as well as creatives, artists and businesses.

WHY THIS EVENT?:

The aim of the evening is to bring as many stakeholders/organisations who work within homelessness and housing in Brighton and Hove together with a view to exploring ways in we can ignite better collaborations between diverse, but relevant agencies. This has been inspired by the ideas behind the Hope Hub concept.

EVENING SCHEDULE:

6pm: Arrivals

6:15pm: Welcome, setting the scene, and why this event matters:

Lizzie Hodgson - ThinkNation

Introduction to the event by Brighton and Hove CEO, Robert Persey Executive Director - Health and Adult Social Care at Brighton & Hove City Council
6:25pm: A short film about Brighton Digital Festival Event 

6:30pm: Varun Mahatme and Christian Ebsworth present The Hope Hub

6:40pm: Expert's questions to Varun and Christian

6:50pm: Audience Q&A - with panelists and chaired by Lizzie Hodgson

7:20pm: Wrap up/networking

7:45pm: Finish
 

Time: 18:00-19:45
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Platf9rm
Ground Floor, Hove Town Hall
Hove
Thursday, 06 June

Laravel and Lager Meetup: Caleb Porzio presents Livewire!

We're lucky enough to have a special event this month. Caleb Porzio, Developer at Tighten Co. NYC. He's been building Laravel apps for the last five years and Vue apps for the past three. During that time, he's contributed to the Laravel framework, written a number of community blog posts, and spoken at Laracon.

This evening's presentation via the wonders in that there Internet, will be about his new project; Livewire. the basic idea of Live wire is to allow developers to stay in PHP land, but write snappy, SPA-feeling front-ends. It's inspired by Phoenix LiveView, and if you can't wait for the presentation, you can get a head start by reading Caleb's blog https://calebporzio.com/.

Extra special thanks to Kevin for this evening as we'll be hosted by the one and only Cogapp; an innovative digital media agency, founded in 1985, operating nationally and internationally from an office in Brighton and an outpost in New York.

Stay tuned for updates on building access... no scaling the outside of New England House in the style of Spiderman... there are doors, stairs and lifts!

(Presentation starts 6:30pm)
 

Time: 18:00-20:00
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Cogapp, Level 8
New England House, New England Street
Brighton
Thursday, 06 June

UX Camp Brighton Redux 2019

Tickets are now on sale for our Redux evening which features some of the most popular sessions from this year's UX Camp Brighton. 

Whether you missed out on this year's event or just want to revisit some of the best talks you can pick up your ticket for just £5. 

Date: Thursday 6 June
Time: 7pm (Doors 6.30pm)
Venue: 68 Middle Street
Tickets: Just £5, includes drinks and pizza!

Speakers:
Alice Richmond - Failing Gracefully
Charlotte Breton - Anxious Minds
Pete Winchester - First 90 days
Claire Durrant - Personas
Chris How - Design Delight
 
Cost:  5
Time: 18:30-21:00
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68 Middle St
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Thursday, 06 June

Brighton Indie Hacker Dinner Meetup

Let us meet and eat together!

To get started with this meetup group I thought it would be nice to have a dinner together. At this stage I'm personally more interested in getting to know others rather than listen to talks.

I'm Community Manager at Indie Hackers. I've also bootstrapped my existing company to 7 figures. Come join me and help me build a great local community of bootstrappers and indie hackers.

I'm limiting this to 8 people.

Please follow the rules, or I will be sad:
* only RSVP if you will attend, it's a small group, no shows will have a negative impact on the experience
* we will order dinner together, you will need to pay for your own food unless someone kindly comes forward as a sponsor to cover costs!

I've booked a table for 8 at BrewDog Brighton - https://www.brewdog.com/bars/uk/brewdog-brighton/
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
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BrewDog
Hectors House, 52-54 Grand Parade
Brighton
Thursday, 06 June

Async: "Semprola, a semiotic programming language"

Most programming languages are built on ideas that were developed in the 1950s and 1960s and yet a lot about how we use computers has changed since then. Brighton local Oli Sharpe has been researching ideas about how one would build a contemporary programming language given how we use computers today.

Semprola is the programming language he is developing as a result of this research. The Async talk will first give a brief overview of the thinking behind the ideas of Semprola, a language in which you work with semiotic signs in contexts rather than symbols in text files. Then there will be a brief demo of where Semprola is at today, followed by a short explanation of the way that Javascript is being used to create the (rudimentary!) integrated Semprola IDE.

This won't be a deep dive into the compiler (or VM!) but the audience will be assumed to have basic understanding of programming.

This meetup will be sponsored by Creative Technologies, so beers and pizzas for all! If you have any dietary requirements, please get in touch at hello AT asyncjs DOT com.
 

Time: 19:15-21:30
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The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Thursday, 06 June

WorthingDigital Social

Join us for our monthly dose of chit-chat with like minded folk from across the digital sector. Find us in the bar with the WorthingDigital sign on the table

Time: 20:00-21:00
Full details
The Cow and Oak
67 Brighton Road
Worthing
Saturday, 08 June

Freelance Forum by the Sea: Pitching Clever and Getting Paid

Freelance workers face many challenges - everything from getting the pitch right to getting paid, working alone to managing accounts and tax returns. NUJ Brighton's Freelance Forum by the Sea is a one-day event to support journalists, writers, broadcasters, bloggers, podcasters, designers and photographers in successful pitching, tax & accounting, tackling loneliness and getting motivated.

You'll hear from successful freelance journalists and other media professionals who've carved out solo careers. There'll also be plenty of opportunities to network with both speakers and fellow freelancers.

Open to NUJ members and non-members. There will be tea, coffee, snacks and fruit available all day, but please bring your own lunch.

The venue is fully wheelchair accessible and we will hire a signer if requested 7 days or more in advance.

We still have a couple of opportunities to add contributors so if you're a member and a freelancer, please do get in touch.

1015 – 1030 Introduction

1030 – 1130 Opening Keynote speaker - Federica Tedeschi, (London freelance branch)

1145 – 1245 Panel discussion – Marianne Lehnis (writer, photographer), Joe Lo (writer), Natasha Wiseman (Wise on Water)

1245 – 1330 Lunch

1330 – 1430 Round table bite-size Q&As with freelance experts

1430 – 1530 Tax, accounts and first steps to freelancing/ refresher tips - Tony Levene

1530 – 1600 Closing keynote – pitching ideas, surviving freelancing - Nicci Talbot (travel writer)

1600 Close
 
Cost:  25
Time: 10:00-16:30
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SixtyEight Middle Street
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Monday, 10 June

Super-fusing for Data (DRIVA arts DRIVA)

Super-fusing for Data

Meet extraordinary people who can help you superfuse your ideas.

Thinking is easy. Making it real is harder.

How do we forge meaningful partnerships? What skills are needed? How do we make it happen? 'Superfusion' is where commercial technological innovation meets enlightened abstract creativity. We've got bags of both in Sussex, but splicing it together is sometimes harder than it looks.

The DRIVA arts DRIVA project is unlocking sets of unique, real-time big data and helping tech innovators to build from it and arts practitioners to create experiences from it.

In this free event, you will be introduced to people who can help you, challenge you, collaborate with you and enable you to build a superfused team around your idea.

There will be short intros and networking from researchers, artists, tech innovators, corporate partners and entrepreneurs from across the programme - with information on how to take your ideas further into the FOCUS stage of this programme.

What is DRIVA arts DRIVA?

DRIVA (Digital Research & Innovation Value Accelerator) is a £1.3m University of Brighton research project funded by the European Structural Investment Fund and Arts Council England that aims to provide technology SMEs, creative arts practitioners and cultural organisations unprecedented access to Gatwick Airport’s big data.

We believe that the super-fusion of data-driven innovation and creative practice with access to artistic and scientific expertise can drive economic productivity, community impact and place-making in our region.

By unlocking the commercial, creative, social and/ or critical, value of data of from Gatwick Airport, and generating insights into the 50 million people who depart and arrive on our doorstep each year, we can accelerate the development of an untold range of new data-driven products, services, artworks and experiences.

Over the next two years, we’ll be providing free, intensive support, access to facilities, resources and expertise alongside cash awards to bring together hundreds of creative and technology organisations and practitioners to make the most of data as both material and currency.
 

Time: 15:00-17:00
Full details
Sussex Innovation Centre
University of Sussex
Falmer
Tuesday, 11 June

Brighton Indie Coffee

Stuck indoors alone working on video game related stuff all day? Live in Brighton & Hove? Get out of the house & come along to Indie Coffee to meet lovely, friendly fellow gamedevs!

No agenda - show off your projects, get advice, make contacts, share experiences or just have a chat about random things. :)

Absolutely everyone with an interest in making video games welcome!
 

Time: 09:30-12:00
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St Ann's Well Garden Cafe
St. Ann's Well Garden
Brighton
Tuesday, 11 June

Tech for Good Meetup: The rise of ethical tech

What if Uber drivers owned the app? What if artists owned the streaming platform? What are the alternatives to the Big Tech companies monopolising the market?

Tech for Good Brighton are branching our this month to explore wider 'tech for good' themes, including ethical tech, new models of shared ownership and raising social investment.

We're collaborating with Unfound, an eight-week accelerator supporting early-stage digital ‘platform co-ops’, and the Dot Project, a 'responsible tech' consultancy based in Bristol who will be facilitating the session.

This event will feature examples such as Moov, a new cooperative taxi platform for Brighton as well as other pioneering examples of digital co-ops tackling local issues.

And guess what? It's all free!

If you'd like to attend, please sign up on the Unfound site: https://www.uk.coop/unfound-roadshow-event-booking-form-brighton

Join our Slack Workspace to start connecting with these issues online: https://bit.ly/2Sy1qWA

Follow us on Twitter to stay tuned with the latest news: @Tech4GoodBTN

Looking forward to seeing you!
 

Time: 18:00-20:30
Full details
Clearleft
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 11 June

Escape Room Electronics: The Real IOT House of the Future

While trying to make solutions for Escape Rooms, Paul has been making smart devices that can monitor and control almost anything. In this talk he’ll be showing how it all fits together and how you can use the same technology to make your own home automations.

https://twitter.com/paul_hayes
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
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Fresh Egg
1-13 Buckingham Road
Worthing
Tuesday, 11 June

STEMbusters Meetup

Come and share any ideas and/or activities you have planned, or just come and meet some friendly people!

Drop-in anytime from 7.30pm, just look for the table with the STEMbusters sign.

STEMbusters is an informal social meet up group for those involved with STEM/STEAM communication, outreach and public engagement activities in Brighton & Hove and the wider Sussex region. 

If you have any table-top activities, feel free to bring them to any event. If you want to test out/show off anything a bit bigger, let us know in advance so we can promote and check with the venue.

Loading Bar is located on the lower beach promenade between the zip-wire and pier and is fully wheelchair accessible. Coffee, bar & food available.
 

Time: 19:30-21:30
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Loading Bar
11 Lower Promenade, Madeira Drive
Brighton
Wednesday, 12 June

Succession Planning Seminar For Creative Agencies

Are you thinking about exiting your agency or the next steps to growth? Or are you struggling to grow and think collaboration would be a better way forward? Or simply fed up and want out?

Pleece & Co, a Wired Sussex member and an established Brighton based marketing agency, have teamed up with Corporate Finance and M&A experts, EMC, to give you and your business all the answers it needs to make those important next steps.

EMC have been established for over 30 years and business sales and acquisitions form a core part of their business. EMC’s vastly experienced, award-winning Corporate Finance team provide hands-on support and advice for owners and use their strong working knowledge of their business to good advantage when they handle their eventual exit. 

Representing EMC at the event will be Nik Askaroff, EMC’s founder and chief executive, and one of the highest profile businessmen in the South East with extensive experience of running companies of all sizes in numerous sectors.With the uncertainty of Brexit, a challenging business environment and different, more collaborative ways of working becoming more popular in the industry, this Succession Planning Seminar for Creative Agencies is one not to be missed - even if it sows the initial seeds for your future planning. 

Sooner or later, every business owner has to think about Succession whether that’s handing the business over to the kids, transferring to management, merging with another company or selling to a third party. The sooner you think about how this might work and start to plan for it, the easier that transition becomes. 

Having helped over 300 owners through this process, EMC are ideally placed to advise and guide you on the journey.

EMC have also handled a number of creative agency mergers and acquisitions over the past 30 years and Pleece & Co have been established for eight years, during which time they have found there's a need for a dedicated and knowledgeable business to help agencies get the service and information they need around their Succession Planning. 

The seminar will be held at Sussex Cricket’s Museum, at the 1st Central County Ground, Eaton Road Hove, over breakfast from 8.00am -11.00am on Thursday June 12th.

Want to know more or reserve your place? Email Gary on gary@pleeceandco.com Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first place basis.
 
Time: 08:00-11:00
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Sussex Cricket Museum
1st Central County Ground
Hove
Wednesday, 12 June

Horsham FP Coding Dojo

Greetings, fellow FP enthusiasts.

The goal of the session is to help people learn functional programming through practical exercises. We'll be using Clojure to do this, however, please feel free to bring your own laptops if you'd like to work through the puzzles in your preferred programming language. We hope that more experienced developers will also come along too. A dojo is a great place for new and experienced coders to learn more.

What is Clojure? Clojure is a JVM language that has syntactical similarities to Lisp, full integration with Java and its libraries and focuses on providing a solution to the issue of single machine concurrency.

Its small core makes it surprisingly easy for Java developers to pick up and it provides a powerful set of concurrency strategies and data structures designed to make immutable data easy to work with. It's well worth watching the Rich Hickey's "Clojure for Java Programmers" video or Stuart Halloway's "Radical Simplicity" video.

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
Horsham Coworking Offices
7-8 Sterling Buildings
Horsham
Wednesday, 12 June

Lean Agile Brighton Meetup: Designing experiments for learning

This is a group for anyone in the Brighton (UK) area to meet, discuss, explore and learn about all areas of Lean and Agile product development.

Hypothesis-driven development is thinking about the development of new ideas, products and services - even organisational change - as a series of experiments to determine whether an expected outcome will be achieved, so we need to know how to design and run experiments properly.

This session helps participants understand the importance of using experiments to help teams and organisations learn and improve, while giving hands-on practice in designing experiments to yield measurable evidence for that learning.
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
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The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Wednesday, 12 June

The Farm Digital Freelancers meet up

The Brighton Farm is a networking group for freelance web designers, developers and people with related mobile/digital skills.

We meet every Wednesday evening in a pub in central Brighton. It's a relaxed event and very casual, so don't worry if you've never been networking before, we're very friendly and chat is more important than business cards. 

If you're looking for a web freelancer, our website has the skills and profiles of many in the group, and you are welcome to come along to any of our meetings for a chat. 

Generally someone in the Farm can help you do what you want, and even if we can't, we're bound to know someone who can.
 

Time: 20:00-23:00
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Caxton Arms pub
26 North Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 13 June

West Sussex Tech Expo

Network Xpress are changing the city for the next round of networking with a fresh perspective. Uniting businesses across the Sussex region for the West Sussex Expo in June 2019 will be running a new game, alongside multiple prizes; including exclusive summer hampers and delightful sparkling wine! With 60 local exhibitors and guests joining us for B2B networking, brand awareness and fun and games.  

Time: 10:00-15:00
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Butlins
Bognor Regis
Thursday, 13 June

The coffee's on us: Brighton self-employed meetup

Are you a freelancer, contractor, or small business owner based in Brighton?

Come join us for a coffee morning at Marwood Coffeehouse & Bar, from 10.30am on Thursday 13th June.

Have a coffee or tea on us and enjoy an informal and friendly chat with like-minded professionals.

There are limited tickets available - so grab yours now!

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“When I moved halfway across the world, the Crunch Meetups were a great way of connecting with the local freelance and small business community. They are such fun and relaxed time, and I felt included right off the bat. James is an excellent host, he goes above and beyond to accommodate everyone there.” Holly Johanna - Designer

"That was the funnest networking meeting I've ever attended. See you at the next one!!" - Jane H

"The atmosphere is really laid back. The people who go are inspiring - some are just starting their freelance career while others are very experienced. I highly recommend attending if you are looking to find out about how to become a successful freelancer." - Bernhard Meiler, Print and Web Designer.
 

Time: 10:30-11:30
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Marwood Coffeehouse & Bar
52 Ship St
Brighton
Thursday, 13 June

#ShakeItHUB Free Design & Marketing Help

#ShakeItHUB help sessions

We offer help that is continually accessible to anyone who needs help or advice on websites, WordPress, design, marketing, SEO, PR, copywriting, video editing and social media.

“I really appreciate that you care to take time from your busy schedule to help out other people with their businesses. You’re an absolute hero and the world would be a better place if more people were as lovely as you.” – Amy, The Playcation Experience

Your local marketing and design help HUB!

Our Shake It HUB is the ideal place for you to come and get professional help to change or improve the way you market your business. We help organisations discover and then creatively communicate their purpose and provide this local #ShakeItHUB for business owners and marketing managers who are looking for ways to improve or change their marketing efforts. Perhaps you’re in a rut and need some new ideas or maybe it’s time for a website redesign? Come and ask our advice! Or perhaps you simply want to meet us and have a friendly chat, that’s fine too. We look forward to welcoming you.

Free, drop-in! 

We can give advice, hints and tips on design, websites, marketing, PR and SEO

Want to know how to use free marketing tools for your business? We can help with social media marketing!

We can help get you set up on social media and give hints and tips for using the different platforms

Not sure how to get your website listed on Google or set up on Google My Business? We can help!

Need some quick WordPress training or a fix for your website? We can help!

Don’t forget your laptop or tablet and any required login information

Workshop HUB sessions also available (booking required)
Or simply come have a friendly chat and a coffee with us!
 

Time: 11:00-13:00
Full details
The Works Group
12 Station Street
Eastbourne
Thursday, 13 June

Brighton DevOps, Dev & Test Meetup

Our next event will be themed around motorsport and transport technology - from AI to Big Data, telemetry and analytics, there will be something interesting for everyone!As usual there will be free welcome drinks, a prize draw and industry-leading guest speakers.  

Time: 18:00-21:00
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The Walrus
10 Ship St
Brighton
Thursday, 13 June

Brighton Freelancers Meetup

Come and meet some other local freelancers over drinks at Brewdog! Let's get to know each other, this is a social group - there's no pressure to network.

Brewdog is on the corner of Grand Parade and Kingswood Street, next to the Brighton University campus (don't worry if you don't like beer, they do serve other drinks).

Looking forward to meeting you all!
 

Time: 20:00-23:00
Full details
BrewDog Brighton
52-54 Grand Parade
Brighton
Friday, 14 June

Women in Games Drinks

A opportunity for women working in games, women wanting to make connections within the industry, and like-minded people supporting diversity and change, to meet and network in a social environment over drinks, nibbles and games.

This event will run monthly and be hosted at Loading Brighton, on the Lower Promenade, opposite the Sea Life Centre, Brighton and sponsored by Hangar 13 in partnership with Women in Games.

As well as the regular monthly social drinks, there will also be special events being held that will include mentoring, inspiring speakers, motivational talks and much more!
 

Time: 19:00-23:00
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Loading Brighton
11 Lower Promenade, Madeira Drive
Brighton
Saturday, 15 June

Bognor Regis Raspberry Jam

Raspberry Jams are community-led events run by volunteers to share knowledge, learn new things and meet fellow Raspberry Pi enthusiasts, digital makers and coders. We will be offering a mixture of show-and-tell presentations, tutorials, and a lot of tinkering with your Raspberry Pi based projects! There will be Raspberry Pis for you to play with if you don’t already own one, if you have your own you are more than welcome to bring it, but please don't forget your keyboard, mouse and screen.

This event is ideal if you have a Raspberry Pi and are not sure what to do with it, or are seeking inspiration for new ideas. Or if you've made a project and are looking for an audience to share it with, then this is the perfect place for you too! Raspberry Pi enthusiasts will be showing off their latest projects for you to try, and sharing tips and tricks for others to learn for other events!

If you would like to bring along a project to show, or volunteer your time to help run the event then please get in touch with Carl (bognorregisjam@gmail.com).

We can also be contacted via Twitter (@bognorregisjam) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/bognorregisjam)

The event is free and open to all. We have a limited number of spaces so please booking tickets in advance is a must. Young people 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
 

Time: 13:00-16:00
Full details
University of Chichester
Upper Bognor Road
Bognor Regis
Tuesday, 18 June

Using Curatorial Voice: Image, Text, Computation

‘Curatorial Voice: legacy descriptions of art objects and their contemporary uses’ is a 12-month project that explores how new knowledge about the curation and the content of image collections can be generated through computer-assisted analysis of curatorial art descriptions. Our case study is a catalogue of 1.5 million words written by the historian M. Dorothy George between 1935 and 1954 to describe 12,552 Georgian satirical prints, which we use as a starting point to examine descriptions of art objects more broadly.

‘Using Curatorial Voice’ is a one-day workshop that brings together cultural heritage professionals in digital/technical roles, digital humanists, curators, art historians, and information professionals to reflect on the role of computational text analysis of image descriptions, along with image analysis, as a basis for exploring new types of access to image collections. Talks will explore:

The use of text analytics or natural language processing in a galleries, libraries, archives and museums context.

Experiments with computer vision to analyse/index image content.

Applications of IIIF.

The use/repurposing of legacy catalogues.

‘Using Curatorial Voice’ is the second of two events funded under the British Academy Digital Research in the Humanities Grants scheme. The project is live between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019.

Confirmed speakers include:

Dr Beatrice Alex (Research Fellow in Text Mining, University of Edinburgh), ‘Text and beyond: Natural language processing for Edinburgh library and museum image collections’.

Dr James Baker (Senior Lecturer in Digital History and Archives, University of Sussex) and Dr Andrew Salway (Research Fellow in Digital Humanities, University of Sussex), ‘Computational Approaches to Curatorial Voice: ‘spatial’ language in Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires at the British Museum’.

Tom Bilson (Head of Digital Media, Courtauld Institute of Art), ‘AI and the Witt Library’.

Jessica Bradford (Keeper of Collections Engagement, Science Museum) and Jamie Unwin (Technical Architect, Science Museum), ‘Algorithms vs authoritative voices, the best of both’.

Dr Luca Guariento (Digital Humanities Research Officer, University of Glasgow), ‘Annotations, metadata and web standards in IIIF’.

Harrison Pim (Data Scientist, Wellcome Collection), ‘A new kind of image search’.

Tom Scutt (Digital Manager, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art), ‘Navigating a digitised corpus: using IIIF as a discovery tool’.

Emma Stanford (Digital Curator, Bodleian Libraries), TBC

Dr Mikko Tolonen (Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities, University of Helsinki), ‘The English Short Title Catalogue and metadata harmonization’.
 

Time: 10:00-17:00
Full details
Sussex Humanities Lab
University of Sussex
Falmer
Tuesday, 18 June

Talent Fest 2019: Jobs Fair

Looking to take your first step on the digital career ladder? Or maybe you’re an experienced professional searching for a new opportunity or a change in career?

Come along to the largest digital, creative and tech careers fair in the South East, showcasing the best job opportunities and companies from Brighton and beyond.

Whether you’re looking for a job in design, marketing, games, animation, web development, programming, mobile technology, or something in between, this fair will put you face-to-face with key contacts in the industry.

Alongside a range of great local businesses who are recruiting, the day will also feature CV clinics, workshops and illuminating talks from industry experts on how to find work, what businesses look for when hiring and how others have landed dream jobs.

So, if you've ever been curious about what it's like to work in these sectors or would like to connect and chat with companies about their opportunities, join us on the 18th June for Talent Fest 2019: Jobs Fair!

We are committed to supporting diversity and inclusivity in our sector and have worked to make this event open and accessible to all. If you wish to discuss any barriers to your attendance with us, or just have any questions, feel free to get in touch.

Check out what else is happening as part of Talent Fest 2019 here.

Talent Fest 2019 is supported by many of the city’s digital and tech companies who are all committed to making the Sussex region the best place for anyone to have a fulfilling digital career.

Headline Sponsor: American Express.

 

Time: 11:00-16:00
Full details
The Clarendon Centre
47 New England Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 18 June

BrightonAnalytics Meetup

We chat about web analytics. Come join us - in a pub, somewhere in Brighton...

We aim to bring together people from Brighton (and beyond) who are using analytics to add insight to their strategies and augment their projects and ideas
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
Evening Star
Surrey Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 18 June

.NET South East: Lightning Talks

Please arrive between 6:00pm and 6:25pm. Talks will start at 6:30pm. Once the talks are underway we may not be able to guarantee access.

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
Madgex Ltd
1 Gloucester Place
Brighton
Tuesday, 18 June

Gamification+ Meetup: 'Developing personal brand with gamification'

This gamification meetup will take you through host Kira Downer's I.M.P.A.C.T personal branding workshop in a fun and engaging way.

Dan Schawbel defines a personal brand as "the process by which we market ourselves to others." In a world where your online activities are available to recruiters in a simple google search, an awareness of your online presence can and will have a massive impact on your future employability.

This pilot workshop will use gamification to teach you the process in which you can audit your own personal brand and deliver you the skills you can use to make you more employable.

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On the 18th:

18:00 - 18:15 Networking and introduction to meetup by Gamification+

18:15 - 19:00 Introductions to personal branding and applied uses of gamification

19:00 - 19:15 Networking

19:15 - 20:00 Personal branding continued and closed

20:00 - 20:30 Networking and close

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Why you should come:

  • Find your niching passion
  • Discover why NO online presence hurts your chances of employability
  • Leave with a 6 point plan to establish your personal brand
  • Learn the benefits of partnering with people in your network, and how to learn from them
  • Learn how a 30 day challenge can help you track your presence online
  • Networking!

 

Time: 18:00-20:30
Full details
The Projects
8-9 Ship Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 19 June

Talent Fest 2019: Portfolio Clinic

Talent Fest 2019: Portfolio Clinic offers a rare opportunity to meet some of Brighton’s top creative freelancers and agencies and get one-to-one advice on how to create an outstanding portfolio or improve an existing one.

Places are limited, so book your free ticket to attend!

Check out what else is happening as part of Talent Fest 2019 here.

This event is supported by Talent Fest 2019 Headline Sponsor American Express.
 

Time: 18:00-20:30
Full details
Sallis Benney Theatre
58-67 Grand Parade
Brighton
Wednesday, 19 June

The Farm Digital Freelancers meet up

The Brighton Farm is a networking group for freelance web designers, developers and people with related mobile/digital skills.

We meet every Wednesday evening in a pub in central Brighton. It's a relaxed event and very casual, so don't worry if you've never been networking before, we're very friendly and chat is more important than business cards. 

If you're looking for a web freelancer, our website has the skills and profiles of many in the group, and you are welcome to come along to any of our meetings for a chat. 

Generally someone in the Farm can help you do what you want, and even if we can't, we're bound to know someone who can.
 

Time: 20:00-23:00
Full details
Caxton Arms pub
26 North Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 20 June

Talent Fest 2019: Skills Summit

The Skills Summit: Making Every Digital Business Diverse and Inclusive

How do we ensure that we have a diverse workforce where anyone is able to build a fulfilling career? How do we build workplaces which are inclusive to all?

Talent Fest 2019: Skills Summit is a dedicated peer-to-peer business conference where executives, managers and founders join inspiring leaders and thinkers for a conversation about how, together, we can attract and support talented people from all parts of society.

The day will explore how we can develop a sustainable talent pool that will benefit both individual organisations and the wider digital sector in Sussex. Tickets to this exclusive day will be limited to just 80 places to ensure that meaningful conversation and contributions are had by all in attendance.

Morning and afternoon refreshments and a vegetarian / vegan buffet lunch from caterers The Secret Restaurant is included in the ticket price.

Check out what else is happening as part of Talent Fest 2019 here.


This event is supported by Talent Fest 2019 Headline Sponsor American Express.

 
Cost:  15
Time: 09:00-16:00
Full details
The Old Market
11A Upper Market Street
Brighton & Hove
Thursday, 20 June

The.Update - A Roundtable Series

The.Update

A Roundtable Series

The.Update is a roundtable that contributes to open, connected and transparent communities. A way to build stronger bonds between entrepreneurs, start-ups, freelancers and the wider community as a whole. A periodical update by and for the community in the form of skill sharing, knowledge swapping and exchanging networks and contacts.

Sharing techniques and tools promotes efficiency, improves wellbeing and brings a sense of pride about being part of something greater. A community that brings insights and practices to the table. A family of professionals that inspire, support and celebrate the achievements of one another.

Come along and welcome to the family.
 

Time: 12:00-13:00
Full details
The Projects
8-9 Ship Street
Brighton
Thursday, 20 June

CTO Meetups - Thursday Series

Thursday Series of Meetups.

Come along and share your thoughts, ideas and problems of being a C.T.O or senior technical lead.

If you have a problem or question you would like to discuss share your ideas on the slack channel before hand.

We alternate between Tuesdays and Thursdays every other month.

 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
The Lord Nelson Inn
36 Trafalgar Street
Brighton
Thursday, 20 June

Sussex Azure User Group

Please join us for the second meet-up, designed to discuss all things Azure!

Welcome!

We aim for our meet ups to be casual, social and a great way to meet like minded individuals with a either a professional or general interest in Microsoft Azure.

In this meet up we'll be focusing around Azure DevOps and IaC as well as Azure Stack. Our guest speakers this month will be solution architects from Microsoft and a gold partner.

We highly encourage the session to be collaborative and informal, fear not this will not be death by PowerPoint!

Timings as follows:

19:30 - 20:00 - Arrival and Refreshments

20:00 - 20:30 - Opening session on Azure DevOps, CI/CD & IaC presented by Jim Paine - Microsoft App/Dev Specialist

20:30 - 20:45 - Refuelling (Beers/Pizza time)

20:45 - 21:15 - Insight into Azure Stack presented by Anthony Mashford - Solutions Architect at CDW

21:15 - 22:00 - Networking and Close

Further details about our user group can be found at https://sussexazure.uk & https://www.linkedin.com/company/sussex-azure-user-group
 

Time: 19:30-22:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Friday, 21 June

Coffee + Content: "Get 1-2-1 Help With Your Marketing

For Content Clubbers who want specific help on the content they are working on!

The format is simple. Come with an idea, a problem or a question. We then drink coffee (or fancy tea) and work as a group to discuss practical steps forward ??.

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WHY IS IT £10?
Content Club events are mostly free, but we’ve had some challenges managing the numbers for the workshop and it’s normally oversubscribed. So we’re limiting the room to 10 people and asking for a small fee to secure your place!
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Everyone one comes along, walks away with both new ideas for themselves, but also with the satisfaction of helping others.

It will be a great opportunity to network and meet with other freelancers, business owners and content makers. Plus it's another date in the diary to hang with Toby and team at the beautiful PLATF9RM venue in Hove Town Hall!

Content Club is for EVERYONE, we are expert facilitators and work hard to make sure people of all skills and experience learn useful things

"I got exactly what I wanted from Content+Coffee. It was both very useful and good fun. Toby's content marketing expertise is extremely valuable. Discussions were really engaging. I've been to lots of events based on the Lean Coffee format, and this was one of the best. I'll definitely be going again." Matthew

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RSVP Note: We have space for about 12 people. Our Meetup tends to have a 50% turnout rate, so we cap the signup to 20/25 people!
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Cost:  10
Time: 10:00-11:30
Full details
Please see meetup page for location
Monday, 24 June

WordUp June 2019: Writing your first Gutenberg block

Simon Cooke - How fast growing agencies win business

Simon tells his story of becoming a salesperson after 20 years as a designer. Now heading up the Commercial team at Pragmatic, one of Europe’s largest WordPress agencies, he reveals how agencies experiencing rapid growth can win business and retain valuable clients.

For agencies and freelancers who want a professional approach to sales with a creative touch, Simon shares practical advice on positioning your business, pitching digital solutions, and creating a unique value proposition, with a sprinkle of sales presentation tips to ensure you stand the best chance of success.

Simon is a Design, Digital Marketing and Sales specialist with over 20 years of industry experience, having co-owned a creative agency for 14 years, which merged with Pragmatic in 2016.

Nowadays, Simon heads up the Commercial Department at Pragmatic, the UK’s largest WordPress Agency with big plans for the future. Simon is also a jury member of the Automattic Design Awards and co-creator of PACE, a marketing technology conference held in London.

Catch up with the WordPress community in Brighton, with drinks and pizza courtesy of our lovely sponsors 34sp.com & Pragmatic!

AGENDA

- 6:00 - 6:30 pm - Welcome and networking.

- 6:30 pm - Talk begins.

- 7:30 pm - Pizza, drinks and networking.

- 8:45 pm - Start leaving the venue and if anyone wants to continue the chat and informal networking, head to 'Seven Stars' pub on Ship St.

FOOD

- Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements when you RSVP.

VENUE

- Pragmatic, Chandos House, 26 North Street, Brighton, BN1 1EB

- Main entrance on Meeting House Lane across from Riddle & Finns.

- Please ring the 3rd-floor buzzer and someone will let you in.

OTHER INFO

- Find us on Twitter @WordUpBrighton (#WordUpBTN) or join us on Slack, in the channel #wordup-brighton.

Do you have a topic for the WordPress Brighton Meetup that you would like to help arrange or could possibly speak at? Get in touch, we'd be delighted to hear from you.
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
Pragmatic
North Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 25 June

Exploring Workplace Discrimination with Brighton Digital Women

According to a 2018 report, 23% of women aged 16 - 30 have been sexually harassed at work and 31% have experienced sex discrimination. A massive 43% of young mothers had experienced maternity discrimination, and 52% of young women said work was having a negative impact on their mental health.

85% of women and 80% of men say they have witnessed gender discrimination at work.

That is not good enough.

Brighton Digital Women are launching a campaign to understand the extent of the problem in our own city, and then figure out what we can do about it.

We'd like your help.

Join us on 25th June to discuss Brighton's workplace gender issues, possible solutions and your own experiences (if you're comfortable to share). If you'd prefer to share information with us anonymously, please email brightondigitalwomen@gmail.com.

We'll also be hearing from some incredible speakers working to combat misogyny and discrimination in the workplace (details TBC).
 

Time: 18:30-21:00
Full details
Eagle Labs Brighton
1 Preston Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 25 June

Freelance Designer Show and Tell

This meet up is an opportunity to catch up with other freelance designers based in and around Brighton. It is a chance to talk about any issues you are having with work, get feedback on projects or just enjoy getting to know some other designers.

We encourage bringing along anything with you that you would like to share or discuss. This can range from a project you are working on, to a book that you've found really helpful!
 

Time: 19:00-20:30
Full details
The Projects
8-9 Ship St
Brighton
Wednesday, 26 June

Brighton Ruby Group Meetup Lunchtime Chat

A group for Rubyists on the South Coast, centred on Brighton. A broad church, we're nice first, 'right' second. Plan is to alternate lunchtime and evening meet ups to allow for parents, youngsters, London-workers and basically anyone to attend.  

Time: 12:30-13:30
Full details
The Earth and Stars
46 Windsor Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 26 June

Thrive! Brighton's Small Business Meetup for Female Founders

Thrive! Brighton's Small Business Meetup for Female Founders is a two-hour peer-to-peer business support session for any female entrepreneur, creative, or changemaker who would like to find solutions, generate new ideas, and meet like-minded people. Bring your thinking caps, an open mind, and a willingness to help other women in business! Free drinks and nibbles will be provided!  
Cost:  5
Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
Barclays Eagle Labs
1 Preston Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 26 June

The Farm Digital Freelancers meet up

The Brighton Farm is a networking group for freelance web designers, developers and people with related mobile/digital skills.

We meet every Wednesday evening in a pub in central Brighton. It's a relaxed event and very casual, so don't worry if you've never been networking before, we're very friendly and chat is more important than business cards. 

If you're looking for a web freelancer, our website has the skills and profiles of many in the group, and you are welcome to come along to any of our meetings for a chat. 

Generally someone in the Farm can help you do what you want, and even if we can't, we're bound to know someone who can.
 

Time: 20:00-23:00
Full details
Caxton Arms pub
26 North Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 27 June

Persuasion Communication - Free Workshop

People are bombarded with more sales and marketing messages than they can cope with - on Facebook and social media, search, website landing pages, digital and content marketing, etc. Very few of them cut through. Now, more than ever, it's essential that sales and marketing messages stand out and are persuasive if they are going to work. Persuasion Communication is a combination of standout creativity, behavioural science and direct response .

Audience:

SMEs; sales & marketing professionals; marketing, design and digital agencies; freelancers, start-ups and charities.

What you'll learn about:

The the all-important Impact, Communication and Persuasion approach
Impact - the creative tactics and techniques that help messages stand out and win attention

Communication - how to write copy that says the right things in the right way to the right audiences

Persuasion - how to harness the "6 Yes triggers" of behavioural science that influence our thinking when we make purchasing decisions

You'll be shown how the Persuasion Communication process makes it all simple to understand and easy to do.

You'll also get to test-drive our practical "brains on" training method which is based on the principle that what we're told we forget but what we do we understand.

And you'll leave understanding how Persuasion Communication can apply to all your social media activity, digital marketing, content and more.

It all adds up to a fascinating hour that will stimulate your creativity and give you a deeper understanding of how the behavioural sciences can help you communicate more persuasively.
 

Time: 13:00-14:00
Full details
The Projects
8-9 Ship Street
Brighon
Thursday, 27 June

Sussex Data Science Meetup

6:30 - 7:00 Networking with drinks and pizza in the Sovereign House atrium

7:00 - 7:40 Philip Rooney, DataJavelin Limited.

7:40 -8:20 to be announced.

8:30 Networking for those interested in The Earth & Stars

The meetup is organised by DataJavelin Ltd, a Brighton based machine learning consultancy; https://www.datajavelin.com/

Our meetups are being generously supported and hosted by Jellyfish, the world's biggest boutique agency; https://www.jellyfish.co.uk

Support also comes from DISCUS, the Data Intensive Science Centre at the University of Sussex; http://www.sussex.ac.uk/discus/

Please contact me if you are interested in being a speaker at our Meetups. colin(at)datajavelin(dot)com
 

Time: 18:30-20:30
Full details
Soverign House
Church Street
Brighton
Thursday, 27 June

Brighton Web Dev Meetup: The GLAMorous World of Archives

"The GLAMourous World of Archives"

By Kevin Cunningham

Looking at the workflow and technologies that let cultural institutions expose their collections to the world. We'll look at the whole process from getting documents from the basement of large libraries, digitising and cataloguing them and then building the presentation and exploration layers.

Some of the technologies we will touch on tonight are Apache Solr, Python, AWS, Drupal, IIIF, JS and others. Kevin will also talk about how he has used company hackdays to push forward new ideas and engage with new technologies.

Kevin is a Brighton Web Developer working at CogApp and will be showing one of the recent development projects he has worked on.

We will be having beer and pizzas as well.

Doors open at the Skiff at 6:30pm and the presentation will start at 7pm.

Hope to see you there.
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
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