Wired Sussex Blog

Recruitment Offer!!

It is that time again; lectures are over, exams are done, students are all getting ready for Graduation, and soon they’ll be looking for jobs to kickstart their careers in the digital, media and tech industries. So will it be with you? Do you want someone to grow with your company? Someone to join your team with fresh eager enthusiastic eyes? Well now is the perfect time to capture this new talent for your business and that’s why we’re offering members a special recruitment offer on all graduate level jobs posted until the end of July! So, why not take advantage of …

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Making the most of Membership

It’s not all about meetup’s and events – Here are 5 (other) ways you can benefit from being a Wired Sussex member. We’ve been running a lot more events this year and as a consequence, we’ve seen a few new members join specifically to attend certain events. This is great, but there’s much more to membership than just access to our exclusive programme of member events. So here’s a quick overview on some of the other ways that you can benefit from your membership. Showcase your Business: As a Wired Sussex member you can have a listing on our Business directory, …

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Love Your Job Guest Blog – Neptik

Here’s the latest in our ‘Love Your Job’ blog series; where we ask employees at recruiting member companies about the jobs they love and how they got started in their career – sharing insights to help inspire you. Next up we have Adriana Scala from Neptik – a Brighton based web design and digital marketing agency. Adriana Scala – Digital Marketing Analyst Tell us a bit about your job and responsibilities? I manage the digital marketing team at Neptik. We work on developing our own online presence and managing campaigns for our clients. It’s varied, exciting and really rewarding in terms of …

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Educating in Virtual and Augmented Reality: An interview with Curiscope

Last week Digital Catapult Centre Brighton held it’s fourth Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) Meetup, hosting a diverse and rapidly growing community, passionate about exploring the bleeding edge applications of immersive technology. That meetup focused on how VR/AR is being used to teach, educate and train. We were lucky enough to have Curiscope, a company who are pioneering educational adventures in VR and AR, to give a presentation on this topic. Curiscope have very recently relocated to Brighton from London and we caught-up with Curiscope’s CEO, Ed Barton to hear his thoughts on the future of VR/AR as …

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Bognor Regis: Changing the narrative

Bournemouth and Bognor Regis came together last Tuesday evening (15 November) at Oxfords Bar in Bognor Regis town centre. Not literally, but in the form of Matt Desmier, innovation consultant, event organiser, one-third of Think Creative Do and one of the UK’s top 100 Digital Champions. “People. Assets. Networks” @mattdesmier talking about the success of Bournemouth’s creative + digital community for @bognorregishub event. pic.twitter.com/teMjNJpN9N — WiredSussex (@WiredSussex) November 15, 2016 Matt was the guest speaker at this month’s community check-in event for the Bognor Regis Creative Hub and talked to us about Bournemouth’s transformation from a town known as a ‘retirement capital’ to …

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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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Building a Creative Digital Hub in Bognor Regis

Last Tuesday evening we held another of our ‘community check-in’ events in Bognor Regis. We’re working with West Sussex County Council and Hemingway Design to launch a creative hub in the old waiting rooms at Bognor Regis station and this event was an opportunity to share our progress so far with the local creative community. There was a good turn out for what proved to be a fun night of hearing people’s views and exchanging ideas. We will be holding more of these events over the coming months so keep an eye out for the dates and venues as we …

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What a week! – Creative, Digital & IT Open Studios was another success!

  We were thrilled to run the Creative, Digital & IT Open Studios Week this year as part of Brighton Digital Festival and it didn’t disappoint! We saw 28 Wired Sussex member companies getting involved, together putting on a fantastic range of 37 events across the week.   It has been a real testimony to the variety and strength that is the creative, digital and tech cluster in and around Brighton. We had companies ranging from Web and Games Developers, Animation, Graphic Design, Digital Marketing, SEO, Accounting, Strategy, Research & Development, Networking and more! We had a few newbie’s this year allowing the week to expand further …

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Virtual Reality: Story telling and Brighton’s local expertise

This month the Digital Catapult Centre Brighton partnered with The Old Market across a series of events showcasing the use of virtual reality and storytelling. Richard Scott, Innovation Manager at the Digital Catapult Centre Brighton discusses why storytelling is crucial for driving the mass adoption virtual reality and how Brighton’s digital sector is uniquely positioned to take advantage of this growing field of technology. The words ‘virtual reality’ conjures feelings of immense but apprehensive excitement for me. I was brought up on Hollywood’s notions of virtual reality being just around the corner and that it would transform the way we consume …

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Upcoming Virtual Reality Events

This month we are working in partnership with The Old Market on their series of #TOMTECH events, which focuses on cutting edge uses of virtual reality technology. We have four fantastic opportunities for you to explore and learn more about virtual reality, whether you are a seasoned expert in all things VR or are just interested to discover more. Story Hack 2016  What can new technology bring to the world of live entertainment? Here’s your chance to find out… A one-day conference bringing together creative technologists, theatre makers and manufacturers to address the challenges and opportunities faced working in emerging …

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