Wired Sussex Blog

A Guide to Community Events, Local Networking Groups and Meetups

As the Events Manager at Wired Sussex I like to try and keep abreast of what’s going on in the local Creative, Digital & IT (CDIT) events scene. As well as organising a comprehensive programme of events for our members, we also support, help to promote (free of charge) and go along to community events and networking groups in the area. There’s a real wealth of events going on in Sussex – particularly Brighton (being the CDIT hub that it is) and something for everyone.  From regular meetups on subjects including programming, coding, virtual reality, business development, project management, animation, social …

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Developing digital and data opportunities for the retail sector

Wired Sussex has been invited by Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership to help coordinate a bid to the Connected Digital Economy Catapult (part of the Technology Strategy Board). We are looking at digital, data and the retail space. The idea is that we develop a coordinated series of activities which bring together higher education, large businesses and small companies to develop  new ways that digital and data can both support a vibrant retail sector and new opportunities for the digital, media and tech cluster. Here are some areas that we may want to consider: –  5g connectivity and its …

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What’s it like to work in the Digital, Media & Tech sectors?

At The Digital, Media & Tech Jobs Fair on 6th June, we heard from a series of industry insiders and experts who shared some top tips and behind the scenes info to anyone looking to get into the sector, or to move on within the sector. So if you are looking for your first job, an internship, a step up the career ladder or a complete change of career, check out these videos for inspiration, motivation and information. ___ Finding Work in the Digital, Media & Tech sectors. Caroline Morris from Wired Sussex talks all things jobs in the local …

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Calling all Brighton-based Wired Sussex Member Companies!

CALLING ALL BRIGHTON-BASED WIRED SUSSEX MEMBER COMPANIES TO TAKE PART IN CREATIVE, DIGITAL & IT OPEN STUDIOS 2014 For 5 days this September, Brighton based Wired Sussex member companies are invited to open their doors as part of Creative, Digital & IT Open Studios week. Whether you’re a small agency, just starting out or a large organisation that’s well established, we’d like you to take part! What is CDIT Open Studios? It’s a week-long event whereby Wired Sussex member companies can hold their own event under the umbrella of Wired Sussex CDIT Open Studios week as part of Brighton Digital …

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The Digital, Media & Tech Jobs Fair: the lowdown.

Friday 6th June saw the biggest sector-specific jobs fair that Brighton (and possibly the UK!) has seen.   The Digital, Media & Tech Jobs Fair saw over 1200 people through the door; 35 exhibiting companies all with at least one job on our Jobs Board; a series of talks from industry experts; workshops on finding a job with social media from the National Careers Service and 1-2-1 CV surgeries. Funded by our Intern Placement Programme the event saw job seekers of every level; from new grads looking for the latest paid internships to those already in work looking to take …

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Improving the Wired Sussex website

The Wired Sussex website is a unique and valuable resource – but we know it could be better! Over the last few months we’ve been looking to revamp the entire site and are starting from square one by hiring a company to carry out a full audit of the current website, consult with our users and write a project brief that we can put out to tender early next year. In the meantime, we are making a number of smaller improvements to the existing website, the most visible of which is a fresher look, which went live earlier today. The …

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My dream ticket!

Written by Caroline Morris, Talent Acquisition and Engagement Manager at Wired Sussex             The time has arrived where I have to ‘come clean’ and share with you all that I’m leaving Wired Sussex at the end of June, and for a crazy good reason, not because I’ve fallen out of love for the sector (that’ll never go!). I know I don’t have the status, credibility and clout of Will McInnes who nicely published his news last year of leaving for New York, but I liked the way he shared his personal reasons for his big …

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3DFridays at the Fusebox

We are 3Dify, a small tech start up based in the effervescent digital hub that is the Fusebox. We’re surrounded by a new wave of Brighton start ups and the fantastic Wired Sussex team. It is a space that is inspiring creative ventures and adventurers. Our residency here began around the time of the Brighton Digital Festival last year, while the space was still in its infancy. Some of you may know us from ‘Break the Mould’ – a 3D body scanning and 3D printing art installation that toured the Maker Faire, Jubilee Library, the excellent Clearleft Gallery, and the …

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My internship (a PR perspective) It feels weird writing about myself now…

  Written by John Bannister, PR Executive Intern at Fugu PR, as part of the Wired Sussex, Intern Placement Programme.  What is public relations? You’d think that, five weeks in, I would have an answer. But no. No idea at all. I do have answers to these two questions though: 1) What problems do our clients face? 2) How do we solve those problems? I think they’re a bit more important, and my internship at Fugu PR has shown me how to answer them. Vicki Hughes, managing director for Fugu PR, has entrusted me with a surprising amount of responsibility in this internship …

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The Digital, Media and Tech Jobs Fair: Sometimes, the best things in life are free

We are giving our recruiting members the opportunity to exhibit free of charge at our upcoming jobs fair, and here’s why it is very much worth your while. Our sector needs a near-constant influx of highly, and specifically, skilled people to keep it moving forward; but as a recruiting company, making sure you’re getting the right talent is hard. Making sure that you’re their first choice can be even harder. The Digital, Media and Tech Jobs Fair, powered by Wired Sussex, aims to provide opportunities: to speak to jobseekers face to face, to showcase what you do effectively, and to …

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