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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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Love Your Job Guest Blog – Search Seven Ltd

Here is 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 Gavin Willis from Search Seven Ltd – a digital marketing agency specialising in search marketing. Gavin Willis – Managing Director Tell us a bit about your job and responsibilities? My role at Search Seven as owner and managing director is to ensure the team are happy and have the support they need to effectively manage their campaigns and client relationships, …

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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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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: Why it’s needed

Brighton and Hove’s digital and creative economy is now worth more than £1 billion to the city each year. It is a driving force behind the city’s economy and Greater Brighton’s recent devolution bid supported the ambition of doubling the value of our cluster in a matter of years. However, the Brighton Fuse Report warned of an emerging skills gap that could prove to be a “critical issue” and a potential “barrier to growth” for our sector. Addressing this skills deficit is the biggest challenge we face to ensure the growth of our cluster is not hindered by a lack …

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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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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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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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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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