Wired Sussex Blog

All about the Talent2017 Experience Day

The digital and creative economy is worth nearly as much to Brighton as the tourist economy – a fact that is a bit of a surprise to many of the people who live here. A thriving sector, that provides stimulating, well paid jobs with a lower risk of automation or obsolescence in the future is right here on the doorsteps of the 60,000* children and young people living in our city. So it makes sense that we build connections between the sector and educators and help make young people aware of the opportunities that lie before them. The third day …

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Extending Local Full Fibre Networks: Our Response to the Government’s Call for Evidence

The Government recently requested submissions on ways that it might most effectively use public funding to encourage the deployment of full fibre networks in the UK. It asked organisations to respond to 3 questions. This is what we said: Wired Sussex is a membership organisation for digital, media and technology businesses in Sussex. We have a membership of over 2,500 businesses and we support them to innovate and grow. We have member businesses of all sizes – from large corporations to freelancers. Most are SMEs – ambitious, fast growing, innovating with new technology and new business models. Question 1: What …

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Talent 2017: Jobs Fair Stand Opportunities

15th March – Jury’s Inn (Seafront) in Brighton The first day of Talent 2017 will be a jobs fair showcasing the best job opportunities and companies in the digital, media and tech sector in Sussex to over 1,000 attendees. The event will give jobseekers the opportunity to interact with digital, media and tech businesses face to face. They’ll be able to learn about various roles and opportunities, engage with companies, and gain various tips and insights through our varied programme of talks and workshops. We will be marketing the event heavily to our database of over 11,000 jobseekers as well …

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Headline sponsor plans for the region’s largest digital jobs and skills festival

We are excited to announce that Brighton-based global digital marketing agency iCrossing will be the headline sponsor for Talent2017: the region’s largest digital and skills festival. iCrossing’s CEO, Mark Iremonger said: “There are fantastic career opportunities for young people in the digital, technology and media sector. As a market leader in digital marketing and a big employer in Brighton we’re delighted to sponsor an event that attracts young talent into our industry.” Talent2017 is a 3-day festival dedicated to helping businesses in the region attract, train and retain the digital talent they need to grow their business. It will run for …

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Talent 2017: Sponsorship Opportunities

Talent2017: a 3-day festival dedicated to helping businesses in the region attract, train and retain the digital talent they need to grow their business. It will run from Wednesday 15th March – Friday 17th March 2017, and we’re expecting to attract over 1,200 individuals across a range of events, making it the biggest digital skills festival south of London. Show your support By sponsoring Talent2017 your company will be showcased to great talent, it will build your reputation, and help support the future of our sector. By aligning with the festival, you’ll gain access to new audiences and build relationships with the City’s …

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Big Data in Brighton

This week Digital Catapult Centre Brighton hosted a big data meet up, bringing together local academics, businesses and enthusiasts to discuss the opportunities and application of big data. Morgan McCarthy of CDO Partners (a data and analytics consultancy) and a resident at The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton, organised the meetup. He shared his thoughts about why he is so passionate about unlocking the value of data and why he thinks big data is not just the province of large organisations. Why did you decide to organise a Big Data meet up? “There is an incredibly strong interest in Brighton around …

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The Skiff Coworking: The Journey So Far…

Wired Sussex is very proud to continue to support the Skiff coworking space as it moves to its new bigger, brighter home at 30 Cheapside in Brighton. The Skiff started in 2008 in a small basement in Brighton’s North Laine with space for a couple of dozen. It then moved to space for 80, then 150 and now its new home has capacity for around 240. It’s managed and owned by ourselves and Indua Community. That original small basement was Inuda’s idea. And we thought it was a really good one, which is why we have grown it together with …

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The iKettle: A Storm in a Brighton Teacup

Big data specialist Mark Rittman is resident here at WiredSussex’s home, the FuseBox. His epic eleven hour struggle to brew a cup of tea using an Internet of Things (IoT) kettle went viral globally, earning him thousands of retweets and generating requests to be interviewed by the The Guardian, The Independent and others. Mark’s story obviously resonated with many people. In the Fusebox he chatted to us about how his story is not about technology failing or even the lengths an Englishman will go to make a good brew, but instead it demonstrates the massive opportunity that sits behind IoT and …

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Love Your Job Guest blog #10 Pragmatic Web – WordPress Design & Development Agency

This is the ninth in a series of guest blogs from members, this time from Pragmatic Web. I’ve been asking member employees how they got into & why they love their jobs, so they can share their wisdom & inspire you: Michael Rochester – Back-End WordPress Developer How did you get into Back-End WordPress Development? It all started when my uncle recommended a “Teach Yourself C++ in 30 Days” book for my 12th birthday. Lets just say, it took a longer than 30 days! The book gave me an intense interest in programming, which led to me moving to Brighton to study Computer Science …

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Love Your Job Guest Blog #9: Graphite Digital – Digital Agency

This is the ninth in a series of guest blogs from members, this time from Graphite Digital. I’ve been asking member employees how they got into & why they love their jobs, so they can share their wisdom & inspire you: Laura Message – Senior Digital Producer How did you get into Digital Production? I did an art degree at uni so when I decided to go down the path into digital I had to work hard to put myself out there and get my foot in the door of good agencies. I started at Cogapp then moved to Kanoti after which I freelanced at …

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