Wired Sussex Blog

We’re rebuilding our website – and need your help!

The Wired Sussex website is a unique and valuable resource – but we know it could be better! We’re really pleased to announce that after years of piecemeal improvements we’re finally in a position to ‘bite-the-bullet’ and rebuild the entire website from the ground up. We are really excited to have this opportunity and want to ensure that we build the best possible website we can to support you and the cluster over the coming years. To help us on this journey we’d love for you to be a part of the conversation; by having a say and sharing your …

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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 (up from 20 to about 60!) 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 …

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Digital Skills Summit Workshop Roundup 5 – Placing Yourself Skillfully in the Digital Realm

If you missed the Digital Skills Summit last month here’s the feedback from Paul Levy, Author of Digital Inferno  and what he discussed in his workshop: We looked at some of the physical and psychological skills that are emerging in our use of digital devices and platforms. We asked about the impact of digital addiction and distraction on our working lives and how this might form the basis of a new kind of training and development for staff. What were the key points made? – We do not use our digital devices and products very mindfully – We need to practice “placement” …

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Digital Skills Summit Workshop Roundup 4 – Do Qualifications Really Matter?

If you missed the Digital Skills Summit last week here’s the feedback from Jennifer Wells, the Training and Development Manager at the University of Brighton and what she discussed in her workshop: Do qualifications matter? We’ll consider what continuing professional development could and should look like for the sector and the merits of formal and informal learning. How important is the graduate talent pool? The group agreed that the access to graduate talent in the city is key to their success. Areas for improvement are closer collaboration with local universities e.g. contributing to developing courses, expert talks, setting projects and offering placements. …

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5 ways to promote your business with Wired Sussex

Here’s a quick run-through of 5 ways that becoming a Wired Sussex member can help you reach a large audience and make stronger connections within the local cluster. _____ Member News: Adding your company news to our site is simple to do and free to all Wired Sussex members. It’s a great place to gain visibility for your latest press release, news story or product launch, for free. Every item you post will be featured on our website homepage and go out on our RSS feed. *Tip: It’s also the first place we look for stories when writing up the …

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This Year at Wired Sussex …

Christmas is a time to take stock and reflect on the year gone by, so with that in mind, I’d like to take a moment to look at Wired Sussex and some of the work we’ve undertaken over the past 12 months. MEMBERSHIP: 2014 saw 473 new members join Wired Sussex. That’s nearly 10 every single week. If you’re not a member already why not make 2015 the year you get involved; not only will you gain access to a wealth of business support, but you’ll be joining a 2,000+ strong network and doing your bit to help represent the …

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How Wired Sussex Can Help You Access The Best New Talent – And Even Help Towards The Cost Too

We are once again running our hugely successful Intern Placement Programme which connects companies with the best new talent in the sector – and we even contribute to their salaries for the first 6 weeks! WHATS THE DEAL? The aim of the scheme is to help you find the best new junior talent for your organisation.  We’ve worked hard to make the scheme as simple and straightforward for you as possible, by handling the advertising, shortlisting, contracting and payments for the duration of the placement. Not only is this service free, but we also contribute 60% towards the cost of …

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FuseBox Sessions: the writeup

What were the FuseBox Sessions? The Fusebox Sessions were a programme of events held fortnightly by us at Wired Sussex in our FuseBox home in Brighton, and a part of our FuseBox24 start-up programme. The Sessions were based around the general theme of ‘ideas you can use’. We believe that they had (and still have!) a lot to offer to people, and are of value to startups and business throughout the sector. So, to keep things going and make sure everyone benefits as much as possible, we recorded every Session: they’re open and free of charge to access to everyone on ReCreate’s YouTube Channel. The …

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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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5 Reasons Why You Should Come To The Next Wired Sussex Members’ Meetup

Wired Sussex Members’ Meetups are quarterly informal networking events that we run exclusively for our members. Over 100 people on average attend these events, from freelancers to business owners and employees of member companies too. Coming along to meetups is one of the best ways to make the most out of membership. Not only are there a whole load of potential new contacts to meet; you’ll also be able to find out/keep up to date with the latest industry goings on and maybe even make some new friends! Although these events are held in Brighton, we strongly encourage members from …

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