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Flatiron School

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Flatiron School offers immersive on-campus and online programs in software engineering, data science, and cybersecurity in NYC, Brooklyn, Washington DC, Houston, Austin, Seattle, Chicago, Denver, and Online. Flatiron School’s immersive courses aim to launch students into fulfilling careers as software engineers, and data scientists through rigorous, market-aligned curricula, and the support of seasoned instructors and personal career coaches. Through test-driven labs and portfolio projects, Flatiron School teaches students to think and build like software engineers and data scientists.

To apply, applicants must submit a written application about why they want to join Flatiron School, take part in an interview with an admissions advisor, learn some basic skills, and discuss it with an instructor. Flatiron is looking for people with passion and aptitude and aims to admit people with a variety of backgrounds. Flatiron School also offers several free introductory courses, including a How to Land a Job in Tech Career Prep Curriculum, Coding Bootcamp Prep, Data Science Bootcamp Prep, and Hacking 101 Cybersecurity Bootcamp Prep.

Flatiron School offers a money-back guarantee for their Software Engineering, Data Science, and Cybersecurity programs. If students don’t get a qualifying job offer within six months of graduation, they can get their money back (see eligibility at flatironschool.com/terms). Flatiron School’s Career Services team provides weekly 1:1 career coaching sessions, mock interviews, and employer introductions to help students launch lifelong careers in tech.

Flatiron School also powers the Access Scholarship investing $1.5 million into the futures of more than 500 students across all our campuses and online courses in 2020. The Scholarship opens doors for aspiring innovators who may have experienced barriers to education and lets students enroll for $0 upfront. To increase diversity in its programs, Flatiron School has awarded over $10 million in scholarships for women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups in tech.

Flatiron School was one of the first bootcamps in the industry to publish outcomes, backing its 93% employment rate for job-seeking on-campus and online graduates included in the 2019 Jobs Report including full-time salaried roles, full-time contract, internship, apprenticeship, and freelance roles, and part-time roles during the reporting period. Read their full independently-verified jobs reports at flatironschool.com/outcomes.

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  • Cybersecurity Analytics Immersive

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$15,000
    Class size20
    LocationNew York City, Washington
    Over 12 intense weeks on campus at Flatiron School, our Cybersecurity Analytics curriculum will prepare you to handle rapidly-advancing threats. You’ll set traps and catch threat actors with our real-world lab environments paired with industry-grade curriculum. You’ll learn the analytical skills needed to stand out from the competition. Our Cybersecurity Analytics program includes 8 foundational courses designed to prepare you for success in the cybersecurity industry.
    Financing
    DepositYes
    Financing
    Options vary by location:
    NYC: ISAs available in select states. Lending partners available, including SkillsFund and Climb Credit
    Tuition PlansTuition varies by campus location: NYC $17,000, DC $15,000
    Refund / GuaranteeFlatiron School’s Cybersecurity Analytics Immersive includes a money-back guarantee: get a job offer within six months of graduation, or we’ll refund your full tuition. (See eligibility terms at flatironschool.com/terms)
    ScholarshipContact admissions@flatironschool.com to learn about current opportunities
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous cybersecurity analytics experience is required.
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Cybersecurity Engineering Immersive

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    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week15 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$18,000
    Class size20
    LocationNew York City, Washington
    Our 15-week Cybersecurity Engineering program will teach you real skills using real tools, including our custom-built ‘Cyber Range’ lab environment. Thanks to our proven, employer-oriented curriculum, you’ll graduate prepared for a range of vital tier 1+ cybersecurity roles — like security engineer or penetration tester — in months, instead of years.
    Financing
    DepositYes
    Financing
    ISAs available in select states. Lending partners available, including SkillsFund and Climb Credit
    Tuition PlansTuition varies by campus location: NYC $20,000, DC $18,000
    Refund / GuaranteeFlatiron School's Cybersecurity Engineering includes a money-back guarantee: get a job offer within six months of graduation, or we'll refund your full tuition. (See eligibility terms at flatironschool.com/terms)
    ScholarshipContact admissions@flatironschool.com to learn about current opportunities.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelSome knowledge of programming languages, as well as a familiarity with Windows, Linux and Unix operating systems, will help with this program
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science Immersive

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    Data Science, Git, R, JavaScript, jQuery, Data Structures, Algorithms, Node.js, SQL, Python, Machine Learning
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week15 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class size20
    LocationSan Francisco, Chicago, New York City, Seattle, Washington
    The Data Science Immersive provides students with the knowledge, skills, and experience to get a job as a data scientist – which requires a mix of software engineering, statistical understanding, and the ability to apply both skills in new and challenging domains. The program will teach students to gather data, apply statistical analysis to answer questions with that data, and make their insights and information as actionable as possible. Our pedagogy ensures not only job readiness for today’s market, but the aptitude and skills to keep learning and stay relevant. At Flatiron School, students learn by building. Students will come away with an advanced Portfolio Project to demonstrate their technical proficiency and creativity to current or future job managers and hiring leads. Our course dedicates three weeks towards completion of a large-scale data science and machine learning project where students work in groups of two. The project provides an in-depth opportunity for students to demonstrate their learning accomplishments and get a feel for what working a large-scale data science project is really like.
    Financing
    DepositYes
    Financing
    ISAs available in select states. Lending partners available, including SkillsFund and Climb Credit
    Tuition PlansTuition varies by campus location: NYC and SF: $17,000; Chicago, Houston, Seattle: $15,000;
    Refund / GuaranteeYes. Flatiron
    ScholarshipVisit flatironschool.com/scholarships to learn about current scholarship opportunities.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous coding experience is required, but we encourage all applicants to start learning through Flatiron School’s free Data Science Bootcamp Prep course.
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Online Cybersecurity Analytics

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    In as little as 16 weeks at Flatiron School, our Cybersecurity Analytics curriculum will prepare you to handle rapidly-advancing threats. You’ll set traps and catch threat actors with our real-world lab environments paired with the industry-grade curriculum. You’ll learn the analytical skills needed to stand out from the competition. Our Cybersecurity Analytics program includes 8 foundational courses designed to prepare you for success in the cybersecurity industry.
    Financing
    DepositYes
    Financing
    Installment plan available. Lending partners available, including SkillsFund and Climb Credit.
    Tuition PlansFull-Time Course: $15,000 Part-Time Course: $15,000
    Refund / GuaranteeFlatiron School's Online Cybersecurity Analytics includes a money-back guarantee: get a job offer within six months of graduation, or we'll refund your full tuition. (See eligibility terms at flatironschool.com/terms).
    ScholarshipContact admissions@flatironschool.com to learn about current opportunities.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous cybersecurity analytics experience is required.
    Prep WorkOptional
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Online Data Science Immersive

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    With more than 650% job growth since 2012, data science has catapulted to be among tech’s fastest-growing and most sought-after fields. This program will provide students with the knowledge, skills, and experience to get a job as a data scientist – which requires a mix of software engineering, statistical understanding, and the ability to apply both skills in new and challenging domains. Students will learn how to gather data, apply statistical analysis to answer questions with that data, and make their insights and information as actionable as possible. Our pedagogy ensures not only job readiness for today’s market, but the aptitude and skills to keep learning and stay relevant. The course is available in full-time, part-time, and self-paced formats.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Installment plan available. Lending partners available, including SkillsFund and Climb Credit.
    Tuition PlansTuition varies across three course pacing options: Full-Time Course: $15,000 Part-Time Course: $15,000 Self-Paced Course: $9,600
    Refund / GuaranteeFlatiron School's Online Data Science Immersive includes a money-back guarantee: get a job offer within six months of graduation, or we'll refund your full tuition. (See eligibility terms at flatironschool.com/terms)
    ScholarshipContact admissions@flatironschool.com to learn about current opportunities.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous coding experience is required, but we encourage all applicants to start learning through Flatiron School’s free Data Science Bootcamp Prep course.
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Online Software Engineering Immersive

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Flatiron School’s proven Full Stack Web Development Curriculum is at the heart of our instructor-led Online Software Engineering Immersive. This rigorous course of study prepares you for a career in web development through 800 hours of challenging but rewarding coursework, providing you with the skills and experience necessary to obtain and excel in an entry-level software development job. While the bulk of the material covered encompasses the Ruby and JavaScript ecosystems, we carefully designed this curriculum to teach you to think—and build—like a software engineer, independent of any specific language. By the completion of Online Software Engineering Immersive, you’ll have done much more than build your technical skills: you’ll have maintained a technical blog to show you can credibly talk tech; you’ll have become a part of your local developer community; you’ll have amassed an impressive portfolio of unique, functional web applications that show employers your programming abilities in action. With Full-Time, Part-Time, and Self-Paced course options, the Online Software Engineering Immersive is designed to give you the perfect balance of flexibility and structure to ensure your success. The course is available in full-time, part-time, and self-paced formats.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Installment plan available. Lending partners available, including SkillsFund and Climb Credit.
    Tuition PlansTuition varies across three course pacing options: Full-Time Course: $15,000; Part-Time Course: $15,000; Self-Paced Course: $9,600
    Refund / GuaranteeFlatiron School's Online Software Engineering Immersive includes a money-back guarantee: get a job offer within six months of graduation, or we'll refund your full tuition. (See eligibility terms at flatironschool.com/terms)
    ScholarshipContact admissions@flatironschool.com to learn about current opportunities.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous coding experience is required, but we encourage all applicants to start learning through Flatiron School’s free Coding Bootcamp Prep course.
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Software Engineering Immersive

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    MySQL, AngularJS, HTML, JavaScript, Sinatra, Rails, CSS, React.js, Node.js, Front End, Ruby, SQL
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week15 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class size20
    LocationSan Francisco, Denver, Chicago, Austin, New York City, Seattle, Houston, Washington, Brooklyn
    Being a software engineer requires more than knowing how to code or build a web app. Over 15 challenging weeks on Flatiron School’s campus, students learn to think, and build, like software engineers — from developing coding proficiency to gaining an understanding of how products are designed and managed. In each three-week curriculum module, students develop key skills through interactive labs, lectures, and close collaboration, showcasing progress through Portfolio Projects. While the bulk of the material covered encompasses the Ruby and JavaScript ecosystems, we carefully designed our curriculum to prepare students to launch software engineering careers, independent of any specific language or technology. By the completion of the program, students have done much more than simply build technical skills: they have maintained technical blogs to show they can credibly talk tech; they have become a part of the tech community; they have amassed an impressive portfolio of unique, functional web applications to show employers as they enter the job-search phase with the support of our Career Services team.
    Financing
    DepositYes
    Financing
    ISAs available in select states. Lending partners available, including SkillsFund and Climb Credit
    Tuition PlansTuition varies by campus location: Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Seattle, Washington, DC: $15,000 NYC and SF: $17,000
    Refund / GuaranteeFlatiron School's Software Engineering Immersive includes a money-back guarantee: get a job offer within six months of graduation, or we'll refund your full tuition. (See eligibility terms at flatironschool.com/terms)
    ScholarshipContact admissions@flatironschool.com to learn about current opportunities.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous coding experience is required, but we encourage all applicants to start learning through Flatiron School’s free Coding Bootcamp Prep course.
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Elena • Software Developer • Graduate
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    I'm an alum from the Flatiron school's online web development program.  I really enjoyed the program and feel like the curriculum was really well designed.  Most lessons are short enough that you can feel like you are getting something done even if you only have an hour at a time to dedicate to the program, which was huge for me as I was working full time while going through the program.  The instructors were also really great - they have a lot of knowledge and I always felt like I learned a lot when I had a project review.  I was planning to transition to the job I have now (within the same company) when I started this program, so I can't say that Flatiron school got me my job, but it's the reason I am prepared for it and doing well.  I did still go through the career services track and still found it really valuable - even without the job searching aspect.       

  • Kurt Bauer • Software Engineer • Graduate
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    I chose to go to Flatiron School, in the Manhattan campus, after a lot of heavy research and planning. I was between this cool and mt seconds choice, but after reading a review about Flatiron on Quora that seemed to emphasize the human aspect of coding, & the "bootcamp-prep" platform that Flatiron made available to you for free, I chose them.

    There's a flexibility that's part of Flatiron's curriculum can be nerve racking because it really does all come down to how much work you can put in, in a short amount of time. And most likely that's being done while learning new material and in most cases while working on a module-specific pair programming project.

    Ultimately, there are other coding bootcamps that are well known for being just as good, but there are no second chances, they have the right to tell you that you can't work for certain companies because they'll pay you too little for them to be able to start taking back the money you owe them, or they're just plane cut throat places where only finishing is the objective.

    Flatiron was a very safe space, which manages to squeeze in some Redux & Bcrypt lessons towards the end of the modules. These are some very important lessons that will surely come into play when interviewing at future startups that want to know that you're capable of picking up some slack if need be.

    The groups themselves can be very organic and helpful, as much as they can be the opposite. But in the end it's really up to every individual of the group to try to be warm and friendly, and approach all of your collegues questions with openness.

    Avi, the founder will come by to give you a life changing talk, which even though he's given it at the start of every mod, he never seems to lose the passion with which he tells it.

    Don't listen to friend that might tell you that it's not worth it, that you need to go back to get a computer science degree or that you need to attend some community college courses. If you've saved up for the adventure, please join without hesitation.

    There's a career fair that's very helpful for graduates, usually around 2 technical coaching fellows that your specific mod is given that will follow you throughout Ruby, Ruby on Rails with some SQL and Postgres, Javascript and React.

    You will need to learn not only to pair program, but also how to speak up when things may need to change as well as speaking up so that your friends in your group can give you some perspective on solving a bug.

    I moved from Florida to New York, and am currently working at a small startup. This place will give you the skills and resume to be neck in neck with other jr. devs in the area.

    I still chat with my cohort all the time on Discord, and we continue to help each other through our interviews. This will be one of the hardest learning processes you undertake because of the time in which you need to learn. But as long as your prepare mentally, you can make it through! This amazing program has taught me that anything is possible when you have the right teaching staff.

    People from all age ranges & backgrounds learn and grow with you, and it will definitley become one of your proudest accomplishments.

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    Flatiron School's online bootcamp prep shows how much effort they're willing to put into your success. They offer the prep coursework for free - you get to try out coding and see if it's worth your time/money and they get to know your work ethic/dedication level. The difference with Flatiron is that they WANT successful gradauates, their name and reputation depends on it. To this end, they go out of their way to provide a robust, easy to understand platform filled with instructional guidance and hands-on leanring. Very much recommended!

  • Ellen H • Aspiring Coder • Applicant
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    For those like me starting out their coding journey, I strongly recommend Flatiron's Bootcamp Prep course. Whether or not you would like to do a bootcamp, this course is a great introduction to Javascript and Ruby, with lessons covering HTML and CSS as well. The topics are broken down into clear, concise, and useful labs. Best of all, the Ask A Question button allows you to get a speedy response whenever you get stuck. There are many great resources available to people starting out, but this is the only one that I have come across (outside of a paid program) that provides continued support while you work through the course at your own pace. Everyone I have interacted with at Flatiron has been friendly, supportive and professional. My experience with Bootcamp Prep led me to apply to their in-person bootcamp, which I look forward to starting in the next few months. Many thanks Flatiron School for this helpful course!

  • Bhagyashri Padmawar • QA Apprentice • Graduate
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    I graduated from Flatiron School's Online Full Stack Development Program in March 2018 and I just accepted an apprenticeship at dream company in Philly. My experience at Flatiron School has been truly wonderful. The curriculum design which is always up to date with industry standards is simply genius which along with plenty of hands-on coding challenges/labs makes learning fun and effective. I was amazed by how much I learned and portfolio projects that I created while at Flatiron School helped me to present myself more strongly to companies I was interviewing with. Another great and unique thing about Flatiron School is its community support. Help is always available whenever you need. No need to book an appointment and wait for your turn! I never felt alone while learning to code. I made some great friends too! Instructors are friendly approachable and always there to help. They really know their stuff too. If you are looking for a place to learn and have fun, and where people are just as passionate for coding as you are, Flatiron Shcool is the place to go. I will highly recommend it because I really want you to succeed in your coding journey!!    

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    I really enjoyed my experience with Flatiron's BootCamp prep. 
    The learn.co setup is satisfying in a myriad of ways. You learn what happens underneath the hood, as they explain what your code is doing.The problems are built on one another, increasing in complexity as you go.  Another perk is if you're stuck on a problem, you can inquire about it in through the chat function, and someone will answer pretty quickly, no matter what time of day. 
    Everyone I've encountered has been really nice and helpful. 
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    Flatiron has a free bootcamp prep class that is online and is a great resource if you want to move forward into a bootcamp class.   I found the information very thorough and understandable.  The best part about the Flatiron school bootcamp prep is the teaching assistants that are available for questions from 9AM- 1AM(midnight on weekends).  They were an incredible resource- so helpful and willing to chat online, or do a screenshare via zoom.  They were really an amazing asset and a great reason that I decided to apply to their full time bootcamp class, and thanks to their prep, I was accepted!!

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    Going to the Flatiron School was a fantastic decision and served me so well. I completed an in-depth, comprehensive curriculum involving Ruby, Ruby-on-Rails, JavaScript, React/Redux, SQL, HTML/CSS, among many other frameworks. The support of the faculty and the student community was phenomenal. After going through the school, not only did I know for sure that I can do the job of a developer, but that I want to do it. I fell further in love with programming. After graduating, the career services team did all they could to help place me with a great job-- fantastic counseling, great networking events, and a business development team reaching out to awesome employers on my behalf! I got my current position not only through my hard work but through the hard work of everyone involved with the Flatiron School. The online full stack web development course was such a good decision, and I cannot recommend it enough if you know this is what you want to do and are willing to put in the work. 

  • Ryan • Junior Software Engineer • Graduate
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    I had an amazing time at Flatiron. If you are new to programming I would highly recommend this program for how conducive it is to learning. The environment on campus in NYC was amazing. Everybody is incredibly welcoming and for such an intense program the feel around campus is light and really allows you to have fun while learning. The curriculum is very clear and goes in an order that makes sense, going from super basic to advanced. While it is fast paced, you will not find another program that does a better job at catering to their students both on campus and post grad. The teachers do a solid job, some are better than others, but the student teachers are what really really helps. In the case of my cohort they were more than willing to stay late to help and even come in on weekends. By the end of the program your cohort, teachers and student teachers feel like extended family. 

    Then, you are introduced to your career coach! My career coach was phenomenal and she was well supported by the rest of the career team. I would say that some of the biggest value Flatiron adds is the career coaching and connections they help you foster. 

    Overall, A+ experience on campus at Flatiron and if you are willing to work hard and see the program through completely you will end up with a job :)

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    Good intro to data science principles and using python lists and dictionaries to organise data, perform anaylsis and create graphs.

    I enjoyed the course but I have a major complaint and it concerns a typo. A typo in the code that flatiron school wrote. A typo in the code in the notebooks that flatiron school's code imports. A typo that will cause errors through no fault of the student. And occrrs over and over again.

    In several of the trace creating functions that imported are saved in the graph and calculus notebooks and called repeatedly and especially over the later parts of the course the code mode = 'line' causes and error becuase it SHOULD be mode = 'lines' . that missing 's' causes the code spit out an error. That this is in the school provided code makes it very difficult for a student to catch as they would naturally presume that they are the one who made the mistake and having to correct it gets increasingly cumbersome and difficult once the code is imnported from the notebooks and you don't even see it in the lesson.

    I tried to bring this to the attention of the flatiron scoohl but got nowhere I really hope they fix it at some point becuase its a hge barrier to learning.

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    Before I started the Flatiron Bootcamp Prep course, I was trying to learn front-end development through website such as Code Academy and Udemy. While those websties were somewhat helpful, they didn't challenge and test what I learned.

    Flatiron's Bootcamp Prep course is designed around challenging the new skills you learned. Their test driven lab's in their IDE allows you to put your skills to the test and see if you actually grasps the skills. I am on my way to completing the prep course and have been admitted into their next cohort. I am excited to get started!

  • Bootcamp Prep
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    Firstly, what an incredible course prep right out of the box. I've never worked with ruby and this prep course has been so incredibly helpful. They give a great amount of info per page, you never feel really overwhelmed but know that everything you're learning is useful and pertinent, I mean they tell you what is important at your moment in the course and let you know that everything else that you don't get will be explained at a later date. It's got a great amount of labs to actually practice what you're learning, and what you learn will compound on earlier topics keeping everything fresh. I can't wait to finish, and will update as soon as I get through the course!

Flatiron School Outcomes

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99%
Graduation Rate
91%
Employed
$74,447
Median Salary

Of the students who enroll at Flatiron School, 99% graduated. 84% of graduates were job-seeking and 91% of job-seeking graduates found in-field employment after 180 days and report a median income of $74,447. Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 205 graduates included in this report:

180 Day Employment Breakdown:

Full Time, In-Field Employee
56.6%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position
33.2%
Short-term contract, part-time position, freelance
1.0%
Employed out-of-field
0.0%

Notes & Caveats:

Flatiron School is one of the first bootcamps to produce an independently audited jobs report actually verifying we achieved the results we do. We have independently examined reports for both the Online and NYC programs. 
You can download the reports here

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