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Show'n'Tell - 27 July 2022

For this month's meeting, we'll open the floor to the whole audience and let people show what they are working on.

If you have an interesting project to show, or if you'd like to get some help with some hard problem, just show up and be ready to present!

This will be an online meeting from home.

If you'd like to join us, please sign up in advance on the meeting's Meetup page to receive the meeting details. Don’t forget to bring your laptop and drinks!

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