Let's meet up virtually: UX Research Meetup & Event Guide December 2022

Let's meet up virtually: UX Research Meetup & Event Guide December 2022

November 28, 2022

Check out this December's virtual talks, meetups, networking events, and conferences around UX Research. 🔍

This guide focuses on pure UX Research events and doesn’t include general UX events on purpose. Also, we focused on events that are primarily held in English. Most of the included meetups are free, but we also added some announced events with a comparatively low fee and specific UX Research conferences.

Did we miss one? Let us know via hello@condens.io and we're happy to add it! ✉️

Nov 30

How to create Customer Journey Maps, User Flows and Sitemaps 🆓

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Date: Wed, November 30, 2022, 5:30 PM (UTC) · 2 hours
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Organized by: Bonanza Design
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Price: Free

"UX Design is a complex process. There are lots of deliverables that may help to create a solution that will be useful and joyful for customers.

Whereas user flows are concerned with single tasks, user journeys encompass the entire experience a user has with your product or service. On the other hand, a sitemap is a file where you provide information about the pages, videos, and other files on your site, and the relationships between them..."

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Nov 29 - Dec 01

The Experience Summit 🆓

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Date: Tue, November 29, 2022, 2:00 PM (UTC) · 3 days
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Organized by: Insight Platforms
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Price: Free

"Experience design, research, and management are fast-growing disciplines. Customer Experience (CX) Management is forecast to be a $30 billion category by 20261. User Researcher, UX Designer, and Product Manager roles are growing at ~20% Year-on-Year. Market Research, Consumer Insights, and Data Analytics are increasingly focused on understanding experiences to inform acquisition, retention, and growth strategies.

The Experience Summit will showcase some of the latest thinking and technology innovations in this rapidly expanding area."

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Dec 01

User-fudged experiences in UX Research 🆓

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Date: Thu, December 1, 2022, 10:00 AM (UTC) · 1 hour
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Organized by: Members. Co.Ltd, PopInsight company
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Price: Free

"User-fudged experiences happen when users improvise with our products or service, usually in an unexpected and hacky way.

This talk will reveal to you how can use user-fudged experiences to discover what your users are trying to accomplish, explore user perception, spot examples of design affordances in the physical world and how you can apply these to your digital product."

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Dec 01

Run your own User Research: Creating your Research Objectives & brief

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Date: Thu, December 1, 2022, 4:00 PM (UTC) · 1,5 hours
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Organized by: Insights that Shine
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Price: £100

"The success of a research study can often depend on the Research Objectives – get them wrong and you may be faced with costly re-recruitment or the project needing to be repeated. Furthermore, your Research Objectives are critical to choosing the right methodology.

In this first part of the course, you will know how to:

  • Involve the team in defining and shaping the Research Objectives

  • Who to involve when shaping your Research Objectives

  • Develop a comprehensive Research Brief “…” "

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Dec 01

High-Quality User Stories Workshop 🆓

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Date: Thu, December 1, 2022, 5:00 PM (UTC) · 2 hours
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Organized by: Hristina Koleva
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Price: Free

"One sentence is not enough. Ask how the user feels. Account for non-functional quality risks. Free engineering with early acceptance tests.

In this workshop you will learn how to write high-quality user stories, risk-based acceptance criteria & non-functional requirements."

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Dec 03

Farewell Academia; Hello UXR 🆓

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Date: Sat, December 3, 2022, 6:00 PM (UTC) · 1 hour
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Organized by: UX Researchers' Guild
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Price: Free

“Transitioning to User Experience (UX) Research from an academic context?  Confused about how to develop case studies for your research portfolio?  Join a small community of research peers for initial Q&A intro sessions where we will discuss all things related to research portfolios!  We expect the Q&A sessions to ladder up into a series of portfolio workshops in early 2023, structured according to attendees' greatest needs. The current expectation is to guide attendees of this series to:

  • find their own potential stakeholders and project ideas by the end of 2022

  • conduct the research and assemble a case study in January-February 2023

  • hear feedback on their case studies from special guests who have recruiting or hiring experience."

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Dec 04

UX Research Career Pathmaking Meetup

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Date: Sun, December 4, 2022, 4:00 PM (UTC) · 1,5 hours
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Organized by: EPIC
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Price: Free for EPIC Members

"The goal of the Career Pathmaking Meetup is to generate the collective wisdom, support, and solidarity that are essential to our success — and our sanity!

This session focuses on job transitions. Whether you're moving from academia, shifting to another field or industry, making a consulting/in-house move, or just exploring possibilities, navigating the job market can feel bewildering and isolating. Career possibilities for ethnographers and researchers are manifold, but our pathways are rarely defined by linear ladders and credentials."

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Dec 05

Edinburgh UX monthly meetup 🆓

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Date: Mon, December 5, 2022, 6:30 PM (UTC) · 1,5 hours
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Organized by: Edinburgh User Experience Meetup
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Price: Free

"This month we are absolutely delighted to welcome Emma and Danielle from TPXimpact. In any agile service team, having a shared user-centric mindset is critical in doing the right thing for your users. Often when User Researchers are provided as part of a multidisciplinary team, there is a set expectation of the tasks they’ll perform. The opportunity to shape the mindset of others involved is often limited."

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Dec 05

The ROI of human insight: Prove your value to upper management 🆓

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Date: Mon, December 5, 2022, 7:00 PM (UTC) · 1 hour
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Organized by: UserTesting
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Price: Free

"When economic times are tough, it’s normal for organizations to look closely at the financial return on their investments. This poses a challenge for customer and user experience teams, as quantifying the ROI of a great experience can be a moving target. UserTesting’s Dave Kerry has developed ways to measure and document the financial benefits of implementing a human insight strategy within your organization. He’ll help you make the business case for your human insight budget, including:

  • Making the research process more efficient

  • Increasing the efficiency of product development

  • Reducing support costs."

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Dec 05

Live Q&A Session with Indi Young 🆓

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Date: Mon, December 5, 2022, 11:00 PM (UTC) · 1 hour
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Organized by: UX Research and Strategy
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Price: Free

"Join UXRS for a Q&A session with Indi Young, who teaches practitioners a life-changing approach of listening deeply, building cognitive empathy over time, and properly handling qualitative data analysis.

Indi covers a wide range of topics, including qualitative data synthesis, resisting assumptions to build knowledge, scalable empathy (the different types of empathy), techniques of listening deeply and how to design outside of the “average” “user”."

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Dec 06

How to run your own User Research — The preparation stage

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Date: Tue, December 6, 2022, 5:00 PM (UTC) · 1,5 hours
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Organized by: Insights that Shine
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Price: £100

"Adequate preparation for your User Research is critical and involving your team has multiple benefits. During this session, you'll learn about:

  • Content that should be included in your consent forms and information sheets

  • Preparing a Research Schedule

  • Correspondence to participants

  • Writing a screener

  • Recruiting your participants “…” "

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Dec 07

How to run your own research — Analysis and Reporting

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Date: Wed, December 7, 2022, 4:00 PM (UTC) · 1,5 hours
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Organized by: Insights that Shine
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Price: £100

"Launching a research study has many aspects. This webinar covers:

  • Tips for researchers when running sessions: Tips on how to prepare yourselves for the research sessions

  • Qualitative: Session set-up, how to involve the team, running the session, questioning & listening techniques, participant anonymity tips, recording, and note-taking.

  • Quantitative: Tips on launching your survey, expected response rates, testing and soft-launch, monitoring, and closing your survey.

  • Analysing the data: Helping you make sense of the data and advice on tools that can help you with this “…” "

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Dec 07

Planning for Research Impact 🆓

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Date: Wed, December 7, 2022, 5:00 PM (UTC) · 1,5 hours
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Organized by: Talking Research
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Price: Free

"Research teams constantly need to prioritize efforts and resources and showcase their impact on the business. Without a north star, we end up using our gut feeling to decide how to invest our time and resources. That north star is OKRs — objectives and key results. In this talk, Ofer will go over how you can build an OKR framework that fits cross-functional teams, what processes and ceremonies are needed to make it effective, and how it improved our research work in Soluto.

UX researchers often work across multiple product teams and are involved with those teams at different stages of the product delivery cycle. With multiple research projects going on at the same time and all the stakeholders needing results yesterday, it can be hard to invest into high impact and more strategic research. In this talk Valeriya will share how she navigates this challenge by creating a quarterly research roadmap through a collaborative workshop and impact-based prioritization."

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Dec 07

From tactical to strategic: Elevating the impact of user research 🆓

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Date: Wed, December 7, 2022, 6:00 PM (UTC) · 1 hour
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Organized by: Condens
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Price: Free

"Dr Natalia Korchagina from Tiger.Trade is a Head of Product and Market Research — join us for her talk and learn how that looks like. You will also hear about:

  • having an impact with user research at different levels: from strategic to tactical

  • how user research and other types of research can work together and influence business decisions

  • helpful examples and tips to increase the impact of conducted user research within organisations

This event is for you if you are a regular research practitioner, a beginner, want to learn what UX research is about, or wish to connect with other UX practitioners."

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Dec 07

It's our user needs — How to build a knowledge base of user needs

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Date: Wed, December 7, 2022, 7:00 PM (UTC) · 1 hour
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Organized by: Carmen B. and Luisella
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Price: £5

"Raf, Natalie and Christina will present a case study on how to build a knowledge base of user needs, with the aim to:

  • maximise the impact of research

  • scale learnings across an organisation

They will also share the challenges and lessons learnt along the way."

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Dec 07

Creative remote research: Thinking outside the Zoom box 🆓

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Date: Wed, December 7, 2022, 7:00 PM (UTC) · 1 hour
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Organized by: UserTesting
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Price: Free

"The shift to remote research has impacted many aspects of my life as a researcher. While some changes were challenging (we’re looking at you, work-life balance), this shift has presented a unique opportunity to reimagine the way I approach my work. And really, what better place for change, imagination, and creativity than research?

 We’ll be diving into: 

  • A real example of how Grammarly’s Human Insights team experimented with in-context research in a virtual environment, including the mind-melting struggles and joyful successes

  • Principles for approaching all types of research with creativity and imagination

  • Tips for empowering creativity within your research team."

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Dec 09

How Psychology Can Help You Stand Out as a UX Researcher 🆓

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Date: Fri, December 9, 2022, 12:00 AM (UTC) · 1 hour
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Organized by: Rita Creative Lab
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Price: Free

"Join a free Rita Creative Lab event with Sean Sabihi, a Senior UX Researcher at Handshake, who will tell how a Psychology background or Psychology in general can be helpful in becoming a UX Researcher."

To register for this webinar, you should join the Rita Creative Lab group on meetup.com for free.

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Dec 09

Leveling Up with UX Strategy 🆓

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Date: Fri, December 9, 2022, 1:00 AM (UTC) · 1 hour
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Organized by: UX Researchers' Guild
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Price: Free

​"If you're providing your best research findings and still not getting leadership buy-in, you need to try UX Strategy. We'll discuss what UX Strategy is and how any UXer can use it to produce the best UX outcomes for their user groups."

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Dec 09 - 10

UX Research Skillshop 🆓

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Date: Fri, December 9, 2022, 3:00 PM (UTC) · 4 hours
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Organized by: Research Bookmark
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Price: Free

"Learn the tools and techniques necessary to kick off, execute, and analyze UX Research. Advance your career with this 2-day online workshop that equips you with industry-standard skills. You will also have a chance to win free and discounted access to UX Research tools.

What you will learn:

  • How to enable research within your team and company

  • How to capture actionable and measurable data.

  • How to analyze and present your research.

  • How to run quality usability testing sessions (remote and in-person)."

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Dec 12

Capture candor with Unmoderated Focus Groups 🆓

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Date: Mon, December 12, 2022, 8:00 PM (UTC) · 1 hour
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Organized by: UserTesting
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Price: Free

"In this webinar, we’ll explore how to leverage unmoderated testing to foster conversations between your customers. By giving your customers an opportunity to talk about your products and services without you in the room, you’ll be able to capture the candor of their everyday conversations about you. Armed with that information, you can design experiences that align with how they collectively interpret your brand.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Empathize with customers by providing them with a forum to discuss core aspects of your brand

  • Design unmoderated focus groups that will foster candid conversations between your customers

  • Analyze the unstructured data that you get in a way that will drive alignment with your stakeholders

  • Leverage the results of these unmoderated focus groups to drive key business decisions."

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Dec 13

Supercharge your UX research with creativity 🆓

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Date: Tue, December 13, 2022, 6:00 PM (UTC) · 1 hour
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Organized by: UXinsight
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Price: Free

"Creative research approaches can help us understand our users better, increase engagement with research participants, and ultimately have a bigger influence on product development.

Join our online meetup for free to learn how to take your interviewing and research skills to the next level! Christina Li (Independent consultant, Melon Experience Design) will talk about how we can all be creative in UX research. She will share techniques, practical tips and lessons learnt over the years. You can take these ideas away and use them in your research practice."

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Dec 14

How to Freelance — Manage Your Bidding, Books, Benefits and Business 🆓

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Date: Wed, December 14, 2022, 1:00 AM (UTC) · 1,5 hours
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Organized by: UX Researchers' Guild
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Price: Free

“We'll discuss managing three aspects of your freelance business. Bidding: respond to requests for proposals (RFPs) with your own fixed-price bids; Bookkeeping: track your hours, generate invoices, record income and expenses, make tax deposits, and prepare tax returns; and Benefits: obtain medical and dental insurance and plan for retirement.”

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Dec 14

UX Psychology — Far more than just research and cognitive biases! 🆓

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Date: Wed, December 14, 2022, 5:00 PM (UTC) · 1,5 hours
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Organized by: UXPS — UX & Psychology — the intersection of human and tech
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Price: Free

"When you hear about UX Psychology the first thing that probably comes to your mind is research, cognitive biases, and some layout issues!
And yes, they are important. But they are really just the peak of the iceberg of what Psychology can provide for better UX.

In this talk, I will give you a sense of what else there is and provide lots of examples – all based on scientific insights."

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Dec 15

User Research Workshop 🆓

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Date: Thu, December 15, 2022, 9:00 AM (UTC) · 2,5 hours
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Organized by: Silicon Allee
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Price: Free

"By the end of this workshop, you’ll have:

An understanding of your customers, their needs, desires and wants - and the market environment you’re in:

  • An understanding of why it’s important to do your user research first (and come back to it time and again)

  • Tools and methods for the research stage to build your own research landscape

  • More questions than answers (hopefully), and project-related hypotheses you’d like to validate

  • A good starting point for your own project-related user research."

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Dec 15

AMA with Lindsay: Building a user-focused research practice 🆓

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Date: Thu, December 15, 2022, 7:00 PM (UTC) · 1 hour
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Organized by: Rally, Xplor
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Price: Free

"Rally will be hosting an AMA with Lindsay Boylan, Head of Product Research at Xplor to discuss:
Expanding research through product and design

  • Growing and democratizing the research practice

  • Building empathy & understanding for your users

  • Your questions!

Join and learn how Lindsay has built a user-focused research practice. While you wait, submit all your burning questions for her to answer LIVE during the event!"

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About the Author
Anna Kukushkina

Anna is a Content Marketing Specialist at Condens. Coming from a B2B tech startup and having an academic background in consumer technology adoption behavior, she is passionate about driving software products and exploring how people use them. Anna contributes to the UX Research community with content in all formats from long-form articles or snackable social media takeaways to organizing in-depth user research talks, always focused on finding new angles and providing useful input.


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