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Date Event Location
Thursday, 01 June

Brighton Ruby Group: Evening Meetup

A group for Rubyists on the South Coast, centred on Brighton. A broad church, we're nice first, 'right' second. Plan is to alternate lunchtime and evening meet ups to allow for parents, youngsters, London-workers and basically anyone to attend.  

Time: 18:30-20:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Thursday, 01 June

Async: "Hardware Hacking"

Remi will be giving us an intro to the mysterious world of hardware hacking. More details TBC

 



Time: 19:15-21:30
Full details
68 Middle St
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Saturday, 03 June

Brighton Creative Cafe Meetup

Overview

To meet up for an hour or two and work on whatever creative pursuit you're tackling.

Work, create, discuss, caffeinate.

The Schedule

11:15-11:30 - Small (or big!) talk as everyone arrives

11:30-12 - Brief introductions from members (no pressure to contribute - just an opportunity to say who you are, what you're working on and if there's something you're looking to get from the Meetup)

12-1pm - The choice is yours! Options to:

- Work solo on whatever creative project you're tackling,

- Collaborate/conspire with another member (eg. skillswap)

- Join a group chat about whatever loosely creative topic comes up following our introductions!

Note: Group organiser (Cat) will be away over the summer months, but back again in August - the Meetup group will keep running and I'll still be answering questions if you message me!

 

Time: 11:15-13:15
Full details
The Lord Nelson Inn
36 Trafalgar Street
Brighton
Monday, 05 June

Brighton Digital Women - Get Your C.V. Noticed

Ever wondered what employers say about your C.V. when you've applied for a role?

Now's the time to find out!

Recruitment expert, Natasha Woodford, of Clockwork Talent fame, chairs our June meetup where we'll all be getting and giving valuable feedback.

Clockwork Talent speclise in digital jobs and so this is a brilliant chance to get advice from experienced digital recruiters who understand what a effective application looks like for a variety of digital and tech roles.

Natasha will be sharing her C.V. top tips, pet hates and do's and don'ts with us to kick things off and get us thinking about what makes a stand-out job application. We'll then split into a few smaller groups and do some C.V. speed dating. We'll give feedback to each other, advice and share what we've found works in the past. Then we'll all go out and get mega high paid, exciting jobs and rule the world.

We're keen to get in-house HR and talent managers to come and offer their advice and thoughts as well so if you know one or have one invite them along!

All this plus wine, catching up and making each other feel positive and excited about life!

See you there!

Rachel, Allegra and Lana

 

Time: 18:30-20:30
Full details
Eagle Labs Brighton
1 Preston Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 06 June

Brighton Indie Coffee

Get out of the house and talk to other developers!  

Time: 09:30-11:30
Full details
Cafe Plenty
3-4 Circus Parade
Brighton
Tuesday, 06 June

BelongCon at Global Sharing Week 2017

Join us at the second #BelongCon event, part of the official Global Sharing Week events programme in partnership with The People Who Share.

BelongCon – The Belonging Conversation – is a new series of events, meet-ups, and discussions which are all about acceptance, community, and belonging. The theme of this event will be finding connection and belonging in the world through sharing: whether that's sharing our experiences, our stories, our resources, or our time in order to make a difference to our lives and to others'.
At this event you'll hear from inspirational speakers who are passionate about changing the world, meet like-minded individuals, and leave feeling empowered and inspired to make a difference to causes you feel passionately about.
We only have one world, we only have one life. Let's belong on it, and in it, together.
Find more information about the event at http://belongcon.com
We’re looking forward to welcoming a diverse selection of guest speakers, talking about a range of subjects on the theme of belonging through sharing.
Click on a speaker’s name below to find out more about them.


PIPPA MOYLE
FINDING HOME, SISTERHOOD AND GIRL POWER
Pippa is the Founder and CEO of the City Girl Network, a social network dedicated to helping twenty-something women feel at home in their cities. Pippa will sharing her journey from a lonely twenty-something to an entrepreneur empowered, inspired and supported by over 1000 City Girls across the world.
Follow Pippa on Twitter @pippasays


DAN COLLIER
FINDING BELONGING THROUGH SHARING OUR GRIEF
Dan has experienced grief from both sides. Working as an undertaker at 19, and training to be a nurse at 25, he has listened to many different people share their grief. He has also experienced loss personally with the death of his father, one of his best friends, and the ending of relationships which has resulted in losing contact with children. These experiences have given Dan a unique an insight in to the pain that grief and loss can cause, but also the connection and sense of belonging that can occur when people share their grief with others. Dan now works in digital marketing in Brighton, and enjoys connecting with new people and helping them where he can.
Follow Dan on Twitter @Colliered


LANA BURGESS & ALLEGRA CHAPMAN
SHARING, ACCEPTING, AND OWNING, YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
Lana and Allegra will be talking about sharing, accepting, and owning, your mental health. As well as sharing the impact that their own mental health has had on their lives, they’ll share how accepting their diagnoses and having conversations about their experiences has made a huge difference. They will also discuss how owning our “mental fitness” and advocating for others is the key to ending the stigma while empowering ourselves and others.
Follow Lana on Twitter @LanaTBurgess and follow Allegra @Allegra_Chapman
 
Cost:  10
Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
Brighthelm Church and Community Centre
North Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 06 June

Codebar Brighton

Free programming workshops for women, LGBTQ & other groups under-represented in Tech.

Our goal is to enable under represented groups to learn programming in a safe and collaborative environment and expand their career opportunities.

To achieve this, we run free weekly workshops, regular events and try to create opportunities for our students making technology and coding more accessible.

For more details and to sign up, visit http://codebar.io

 

Time: 18:30-21:00
Full details
Changes every week, See website, Brighton, East Sussex
Changes every week, See website, Brighton, East Sussex
Changes every week, See website, Brighton, East Sussex
Tuesday, 06 June

Brighton ALT.NET

Brighton ALT.NET is a monthly get together for anyone interested in C# and .NET development. We currently meet at The Skiff on the first Tuesday of every month at 7.30 pm. It's free. There's no need to register or book, just turn up.

It's very informal with plenty of geekery. Usually around ten to twenty people turn up. We have a pile of post-it notes and at the begining of the evening we all write down stuff we'd like to talk about. We then vote on the topics and talk about them in highest vote first order. At around 9.30 - 10.00 we head to the pub and continue the drinking and discussion until closing time.

It's a really friendly crowd and everyone is welcome.
 

Time: 19:30-21:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Wednesday, 07 June

#TestActually: How to bring change without permission

Experience report: How to bring change without permission (how I got test automation in to the team)

 

Sitting at your desk, testing another user story, you think of changing the process by adding more automated scripts to free your time for more exploratory testing. You propose end-to-end test automation on top of the small scale automation you already have, only to realize the attitudes are “that will not work here, we tried it before”. You still believe in it strongly, so where to go when you’re told not to do it?

In this talk, I will share my story of being the tester whose proposal got turned down for previous bad experiences. Instead of not doing the needed end-to-end automation, I made sure I did not compromise my regular work but still make time for working on this. Showing it can be done changed “it won’t work” to “This is really helpful”. Join me for learning how to break barriers for the things you believe in.

 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
Cell Software offices
3 Frederick Terrace, Frederick Palace
Brighton
Wednesday, 07 June

Brighton Digital Festival: PR & Marketing for BDF event

In this free session for BDF17 event organisers Managing Director at Fugu PR Vicki Hughes shares her top tips for creating a buzz around your event. Whether you’re thinking about planning your first ever event or have plenty of experience, join us for expert advice on getting it out there.

BDF event organisers old and new will be getting together at Platf9rm on Wednesday 7 June, to meet, chat and receive top tips on everything from how to submit a successful BDF17 event to gaining media attention. This session will provide you with essential tools to get the ball rolling. Whatever your level of involvement in BDF17, if you’re planning on organising an event we highly encourage you to come along to these free sessions.

This space is wheelchair accessible, please get in touch for information about the accessible entrance by emailing melissa@brightondigitalfestival.co.uk
 

Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
Platf9rm
Tower Point, 44 North Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 07 June

The Farm- Freelancers' meetup-up

Meeting for freelancers and small business people. Come along for a chat over a beer about work you've got, work you want, client frustrations or the latest technology. Usually 20-30 people attend over the evening. To help find us look out for the green & black sign on the table, or ask at the bar and they'll point you over to us. The pub give us discount on some drinks, so say you're with us before ordering to find out what's on offer.

 

Time: 20:00-23:00
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Caxton Arms Pub
26 North Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 08 June

Open Coffee Sussex

Your monthly opportunity to have a coffee in Brighton with people who start high growth digital businesses.

Our next meeting is on Thursday 8th June 2017 at Grow 40

Grow your business to £100K revenue per head and beyond:

Attend the next FREE event in Brighton

 

Time: 08:30-10:30
Full details
Grow 40
40 Kensington Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 08 June

Creative Incubator workshop: discover the dynamics of creativity

An interactive workshop to galvanise your creativity into action

Think creativity is for just for artists?

Want to foster more innovation in your enterprise?

Seeking more creative confidence?

You’ve got an important new business idea or creative project. But the day to day hurdles can melt away the motivation, erode your confidence and get in the way of delivering it. You want to regain your early spark, and bring that idea innovatively into reality. But how?

What if you knew you could fuel your creativity?

We are all creative - it’s a fundamental human trait. And as humans we have hopes, fears and obstacles which can get in the way of our creative success. This workshop helps you discover the dynamics of creativity and to get to know your creative process - the unique process by which you imagine, create, invent and innovate.

We bring together research into creativity and innovation with leading coaching techniques, to help you understand your creative strengths and challenges:

Challenge your assumptions about how creative you are and can be

Learn a new skill set and develop your own creative toolbox
Make connections and catalyse insights around a current/future project or idea

Learn how to work better with others to harness your creative potential

“Lisa & Emma showed the group playful, fun and easy to understand techniques ... They have shown me how to refine and improve a skill that is already helping me in my professional and personal life.” Melanie Smith, of We are Story

Build your creative confidence and make a difference in your work

Bring a current idea, project or venture into the workshop space and discover how to use your creative resources more effectively.

”What a difference it makes ‘'saying YES to it' ” Workshop participant

Who is for?

Ideal for new and growing businesses, individual freelancers and project teams seeking refreshing and insightful approaches to developing their work. We want the workshop to be open to a diverse range of people. Fees are deliberately low to encourage this. We also offer 2 places at a discounted rate on application. Please contact lisa@generatepartnership.co.uk for information.
 
Cost:  59
Time: 09:30-17:00
Full details
The Platform
9 Russell Place
Brighton
Thursday, 08 June

Otherwise Engaged: social media from vanity metrics to analysis

Public Lecture: Professor Richard Rogers, 'Otherwise Engaged – social media from vanity metrics to critical analytics'

This lecture is part of the AHRC funded Automation Anxiety network.

In the age of social media the dominant mode of engagement is distraction. Whilst appearing oxymoronic, distracted modes of engagement have invited the coining of such terms as ‘flickering man’, ‘continuous partial attention’ and ‘ambient awareness.’ One’s engagement in social media (however distracted) is also routinely measured. Klout scores and similar are often called ‘vanity metrics’ because they measure success or ’success theater’ in social media. The notion of vanity metrics implies at least three projects: a critique of metrics concerning both the object of measurement as well as their capacity to measure unobtrusively or only to encourage performance. The second is a corrective interface project, for users are continually distracted by number badges calling to be clicked; there is a movement afoot (initiated by John Seely Brown) for so-called ‘encalming technology’. The talk, however, focuses on the third project, i.e., how one may rework the metrics. In all, I make four moves. In an application of digital methods, which seeks to repurpose online devices and their methods for social research, I propose to repurpose Klout scores and other (media monitoring) engagement measures for social research. Building upon ‘alt metrics’ for science, an alternative metrics project, I propose another one, albeit for social issue spaces rather than for science. In order to do so, I call for a change in the networks under study by social researchers, that is, a shift from the social network (with its vanity metrics) to the issue network. The change of networks (so to speak) enables concentrating on the opportunities for an alternative metrics for the social (together with social issue engagement), which I call critical analytics. Critical analytics would seek to measure the ‘otherwise engaged,’ or other modes of engagement (than vanity) such as dominant voice, concern, commitment, positioning and alignment, thereby furnishing digital methods with a conceptual and applied research agenda concerning online metrics.

Richard Rogers is Professor of New Media & Digital Culture, Media Studies, University of Amsterdam. He is director of the Govcom.org Foundation as well as the Digital Methods Initiative, known for the development of the Issuecrawler and other software tools for the study of online data. Rogers also directs the Netherlands Research School for Media Studies. He is author of Information Politics on the Web (MIT Press, 2004), awarded best information science book of the year by the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) and Digital Methods (MIT Press, 2013), awarded outstanding book of the year by the International Communication Association (ICA). Rogers has received research grants from among other institutions as the Open Society Foundations, Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation and Gates Foundation

 

 

Time: 16:00-17:30
Full details
Silverstone SB121 Lecture Theatre
Silverstone Building, University of Sussex
Falmer
Thursday, 08 June

National Freelancers Day Drinks

Calling all Wired Sussex freelance members, we'd love to invite you for drinks at The Skiff to celebrate National Freelancers Day!

This event is all about celebrating our local freelance community and the fantastic cultural and economic contributions you make to the region’s digital ecosystem. And what better place to host a celebration of freelancing than The Skiff? - The lovely coworking space we support in the heart of Brighton.

The evening will be a good chance to meet others working in the local freelance community and share a couple drinks together. The event is free to attend, just let us know you're coming so we have the right number of beers.

Hope to see you there!

Virginie

Virginie Robe
Events Coordinator at Wired Sussex

*** Please note ***
Wired Sussex events are a benefit of membership and therefore exclusive to Wired Sussex Members. You can check if you are a member on our directory. Not a member? Find out about the advantages of joining Wired Sussex here.
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Friday, 09 June

Business, Tax & VAT Advice Surgery - How can we help you?

These sessions are aimed at businesses wanting guidance and advice with regard to tax planning and VAT as well as the possible implications on the business owner's personal tax.

The following topics can be discussed;

  • R&D and Creative Industry Tax Claims

  • EIS & Seed EIS

  • Corporation Tax

  • Dealing with HMRC

  • Capital Allowances

  • Payroll Taxes

  • VAT

Or

  • Starting out

  • Growing your business

  • Exit strategy

We are holding a one day Business, Tax & VAT Advice Surgery at Preston Park House on Friday 9 June between 9.00am and 4.45pm - please book your 45 min session.

These sessions are open to everyone and if you have a friend, family member or colleague that you think would benefit from one of these, please pass on our details.

If you or someone you know would like to arrange a session with us, please book using the options above.

This is offered free of charge, without obligation and in complete confidence.

Free Parking at venue.

 

Time: 09:00-16:45
Full details
Plus Accounting
Preston Park House
Brighton
Friday, 09 June

Mission, Purpose or ‘Why’: Does it Matter, How to Find it & Use it

The need to find your purpose, mission, quest or 'why' as a business or as an individual is getting more attention in the media, and for good reason.

We are personally seeking more meaning in the craziness of modern life. At the same time businesses realise they need clarity on their own sense of purpose; both to align their teams and grow but also to attract customers. Increasingly business owners and CEOs/ MDs are also finding that without their own sense of direction they may be less effective leaders.

This intensive two hour session:

  1. Challenges why purpose, missions, quests or your 'why' matter
  2. Gives you a fail-safe approach to finding your purpose, mission, quest or 'why'
  3. Provides you with a number of ways to use your purpose, mission, quest or 'why' to improve your business success and personal happiness

This session is for business owners wanting answers for both their businesses and themselves as individuals. It is also for members of the public.

This session is part of a 10-part series on the first Friday every month. The aim is to help you avoid regretting your business or personal life by enabling you to set and achieve your purpose or major life goals by applying science and technology.

 
Cost:  39
Time: 09:30-11:30
Full details
68 Middle Street
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Saturday, 10 June

Brighton Creative Cafe Meetup

Overview

To meet up for an hour or two and work on whatever creative pursuit you're tackling.

Work, create, discuss, caffeinate.

The Schedule

11:15-11:30 - Small (or big!) talk as everyone arrives

11:30-12 - Brief introductions from members (no pressure to contribute - just an opportunity to say who you are, what you're working on and if there's something you're looking to get from the Meetup)

12-1pm - The choice is yours! Options to:

- Work solo on whatever creative project you're tackling,

- Collaborate/conspire with another member (eg. skillswap)

- Join a group chat about whatever loosely creative topic comes up following our introductions!

Note: Group organiser (Cat) will be away over the summer months, but back again in August - the Meetup group will keep running and I'll still be answering questions if you message me!

 

Time: 11:15-13:15
Full details
The Lord Nelson Inn
36 Trafalgar Street
Brighton
Monday, 12 June

Wired Sussex Business Finance Forum

Are you a digital, media or technology SME looking to grow? Would you benefit from expert and peer to peer knowledge sharing?

Wired Sussex has teamed up with Plus Accounting to provide a members only Forum to support you with understanding the challenges and difficulties small businesses in the sector have when looking at their current financial position and their future financing desires.

We would love you to join us on Monday 12 June where Plus Accounting's Finance Director, Jamie Young and their Client Manager, Alex Koupland will be discussing the importance of KPIs and Financial Reporting;

  • What does success look like to your business?
  • How to set financially practical goals for your business?
  • The importance of accountability
  • What gets measured gets managed
  • How to identify key drivers.
Benefits of attending this Forum include;
  • Face to face discussions with business advisors
  • Networking potential with likeminded businesses
  • Gain access to information and practical advice that you can use straight away
  • Direct access to question and answer sessions
  • Peer to peer knowledge sharing - learn from others about what they have done and their successes/challenges

Wired Sussex is being supported by Plus Accounting to engage with Business Owners, Accounts Staff, Office Managers or any member of the team that deals with the company's finances.

The Forum will give you a chance to discuss your views, opinions and questions in a peer to peer environment and draw on the expert knowledge of Plus Accounting.

We will be holding the Forum at The Skiff, 30 Cheapside, Brighton, BN1 4GD on 12 June;

  • 9.00am Arrival and registration (coffee and pastries)
  • 9.10am Introductions from Plus Accounting, Wired Sussex & event attendees
  • 9.15am Speaker(s)
  • 9.50am Open discussion/Q&A
  • 10.15am Event round up: Informal networking/conversation
  • 10.30am Events ends
Please note this event is exclusive to members of Wired Sussex. Wired Sussex membership puts you at the heart of one of the fastest growing digital, media & technology communities in the UK. You can find out about the benefits of joining here. If you have any questions about membership please contact kieron@wiredsussex.com

For further information on this event, please contact Wired Sussex or Plus Accounting.
 

Time: 09:00-10:30
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Tuesday, 13 June

#ShakeItHUB Free design and marketing help session

Your local marketing and design help HUB! The #ShakeItHUB is the ideal place to bring all your design and marketing related questions and have them answered by experts Meg (design and websites) and Rachael (marketing and PR) . All sessions welcome drop-in visitors, to which we will provide your business with tips, advice and quick fixes. Perhaps you have an idea for a marketing campaign and want some feedback or help getting started? Want to know how much work goes into a press release and where to start with it? Need a website but don’t know where to start? We can help! Or simply come have a friendly chat with us!

This is a special 2 hour session at Colonnade House, Worthing.

 

Time: 10:00-12:00
Full details
Colonnade House
47 Warwick St
Worthing
Tuesday, 13 June

Advanced Salesforce Phone Integration - made easy

The next Salesforce User Group is a MUST GO event.

We have the world #1 social influencer on Cloud and SAAS: Ian Moyse coming to talk about telephony integration in Salesforce.

Telephony integration is a fantastic way to leverage the power of Salesforce, automating sales team monitoring whilst making Salesforce work better for your sales execs, and improving customer service.

Register here: https://www.meetup.com/Brighton-Salesforce-User-Group/events/240025208/

 

Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
Brandwatch
Sovereign House
Brighton
Tuesday, 13 June

The Miniclick Photography Talk: On Landscape

For June’s talk we are celebrating the outdoors, with talks from photographers working with the theme of landscape. Photography’s history is teeming with landscape photography from the picturesque to the sublime, making the exploration of this subject such a rich one. Contemporary photographers continue to work with these themes in new innovative ways.

Katharine MacDaid and Liz Orton will be coming to tell us all about their work with and in the landscape.

Tickets: FREE, Non-ticketed (but do arrive early to guarantee entry)
Door Time: 6:00pm Start Time: 7:00pm

The Miniclick Photography Talks

The Miniclick Photography Talks are a series of monthly, free photography and film-making events based in Brighton but working around the UK and further afield. Miniclick was founded in 2010 by Jim Stephenson and is now curated and coordinated by Jim, Lou Miller, Jack Latham, Joe Conway and Kristina Salgvik.

Miniclick’s core ideas are around stories and ideas, rather that cameras and kit. They explore some of the most fascinating ideas and beautiful or hard-hitting stories through their informal talks and discussions with some of the UK’s most talented practitioners, that are both free and open to all.

Miniclick: miniclick.co.uk
 

Time: 18:00-19:00
Full details
The Old Market
11a Upper Market Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 13 June

Codebar Brighton

Free programming workshops for women, LGBTQ & other groups under-represented in Tech.

Our goal is to enable under represented groups to learn programming in a safe and collaborative environment and expand their career opportunities.

To achieve this, we run free weekly workshops, regular events and try to create opportunities for our students making technology and coding more accessible.

For more details and to sign up, visit http://codebar.io

 

Time: 18:30-21:00
Full details
Changes every week, See website, Brighton, East Sussex
Changes every week, See website, Brighton, East Sussex
Changes every week, See website, Brighton, East Sussex
Wednesday, 14 June

Glug Brighton / Stefan Sagmeister Film and Q&A

 Crush Creative & Agency Rush are proud to announce… 
Glug with Stefan Sagmeister and 'The Happy Film' 
Wednesday June 14th @ 6.00pm 
Duke of York's Picture House, Preston Road, Brighton

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We have an extremely exciting announcement for you all... Agency Rush & Crush Creative are very proud to be hosting a special film screening and Q&A with the man himself, Stefan Sagmeister!

Design icon, Sagmeister will be coming all the way from New York to Brighton, to talk to us about his new documentary, ‘The Happy Film’ which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this year. It follows Sagmeister, an otherwise happy and successful designer as he attempts to train his mind to be happy, through 3 controlled experiments of medication, meditation and therapy, an exercise which started out as a graphic design project 6 years ago.

“But real life creeps in and confounds the process: art, sex, love, and death prove impossible to disentangle. His unique designs and painfully personal experiences mark a journey that travels closer to himself than ever intended”.

This will be one of the very few screenings in the UK and major coup for Glug Brighton, Agency Rush and Crush Creative so RSVP now to avoid disappointment and join us on the night. We anticipate this will sell out quickly and with only 230 tickets available we suggest you snap yours up quick! There are 4 wheelchair accessible spaces so do contact us if you need one of these reserved.

Doors will open at 6pm so you can grab a drink and have a natter with your fellow Gluggers before the film starts promptly at 6:45pm, followed by a Q&A with Sagmeister.

For more information on the film click the link below:

http://www.thehappyfilm.org/home

Stefan Sagmeister originally hails from Austria, has worked for the Rolling Stones, The Talking Heads, Lou Reed, and The Guggenheim Museum. Exhibitions on his work have been mounted in New York, Philadelphia, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Paris, Lausanne, Zurich, Vienna, Prague, Cologne & Berlin. Along with his partner Jessica Walsh, Stefan founded, Sagmeister & Walsh, a NYC based full service studio that creates brand identities, commercials, websites, apps, films, books and objects. 

http://sagmeisterwalsh.com

Ben Nabors is an award winning writer, director and producer living in Brooklyn. http://www.grouptheory.com/about-ben-nabors/

If you’ve got any accessibility requirements or queries around this, please get in touch with us in advance by reaching out to  Agency Rush  at info@agencyrush.com.
 
Cost:  12
Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
The Duke of York's Picture House
Preston Circus
Brighton
Wednesday, 14 June

Brighton Lean Agile Group: Experience Reports

Up to three short experience reports, followed by Q&A with the presenters.

There is still one slot available - let us know if you would like to present an experience report!

1. Tassos Koutas

Managing an agile team is one thing when you're all part of the same organisation, so how do you manage a hyper-creative, cross-functional team made up of partners from many various agencies? Our make-up is quite unique: we are an in-house product team and two procured agencies. We have a brand team that owns the vision for the product, manages on-the-ground delivery, and supports and trains users on the front line; a Drupal consulting agency procured part-time to lead on technology and agile transformation; and a separate agency of developers (in-house and outsourced) with dedicated Scrum Master. We're a team of around 8 core people working to design, build and test product iterations for the Investors in People online suite (https://www.investorsinpeople.com/).

2. Richard Clarke - A journey through the user story map

The City Council is the sole provider of hundreds of statutory functions. Our customers may not be able to choose where they get these services, but they do have a choice about how they access them. With severe funding reductions, the council needs to provide services as efficiently as possible. One way to do this is to automate and encourage customers to use digital channels for council transactions. This means we need to design our digital service in a user-friendly way, optimising our effort to build the right product, rapidly.

We’ve been trying out user story mapping as a way of seeing the big picture, slicing up the user needs and planning the right development. Find out how we’ve been using this technique, what we’ve learnt and where we’re going next.

3.
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Wednesday, 14 June

The Farm- Freelancers' meetup-up

Meeting for freelancers and small business people. Come along for a chat over a beer about work you've got, work you want, client frustrations or the latest technology. Usually 20-30 people attend over the evening. To help find us look out for the green & black sign on the table, or ask at the bar and they'll point you over to us. The pub give us discount on some drinks, so say you're with us before ordering to find out what's on offer.

 

Time: 20:00-23:00
Full details
Caxton Arms Pub
26 North Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 15 June

Spark Social Enterprise Innovation Conference

The Spark Social Enterprise Innovation Conference will bring together change makers from the UK, Holland, Belgium and France for a day of collaborative activity. The event will explore the optimum environment for social enterprises to develop and deliver more sustainable and high impact innovations, leading to increased growth.

The day will include inspirational stories of innovation in action, delving deep through listening and discussing, full delegate ideation/hackathon activity, case studies, specialist practical and creative workshops, exploring potential collaborations with universities and research professionals, 1-2-1 innovation clinics, pitching challenges from featured social enterprises, graphic recording, film making, the opportunity to join our new innovation network and a host of other experiences.

Delegates will include social enterprises, universities, research and development institutes, support organisations, funding bodies, public sector policy makers and procurement professionals … and you.

You will leave full of inspiration and armed with fresh ideas, knowledge, a sense of direction and new connections.

Innovation explored thorough a truly innovative event.

For more info on The Spark Project and to sign up for news www.sparksocialenterprise.eu or email info@sparksocialenterprise.eu
The project is a cross border collaboration between partners in England, Belgium, Holland and France as part of the Interreg 2 Seas programme 2014-2020 co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

 

Time: 09:00-17:00
Full details
University of Brighton, Sallis Benney Theatre
Grand Parade
Brighton
Thursday, 15 June

Expert Talks by the Sea

It’s not all about software...

Beth Piner-Francis, Delivery Manager, Equal Experts

How do you manage Organisational Change to create a better MVP and reduce the gap between strategy and execution?

React Native, should you use it?

James Hartt, iOS Developer, Equal Experts

10 questions to ask yourself, gained from 10 weeks working on a high profile launch of a React Native app.

 

Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
PLATF9RM
Tower Point, 44 North Road, Floor 6
Brighton
Thursday, 15 June

Social – Spark International Showcases

As part of our European Spark Project, The Platform will be hosting an extra special social to welcome a selection of our social enterprise counterparts from Holland and Belgium. They will share with us their starting points, their visions and everything in between. How do they do things differently in Belgium and Holland, what can we learn from each other?

This is an ideal chance for you to get together with like-spirited people, be inspired, feel connected to the ever growing #socent community in Brighton and Hove, learn from peers and have a good time.

 

Time: 19:30-22:00
Full details
TBC
TBC
Brighton
Thursday, 15 June

WorthingDigital Social

Join us for our monthly dose of chit-chat with like minded folk from across the digital sector  

Time: 20:00-22:00
Full details
The Corner House
80 High Street
Worthing
Friday, 16 June

Brighton Games Industry Drinks - E3 Edition

Come Join us for Junes Industry Drinks... Talk about all the cool games getting announced at E3, all the big disappointments and missed opportunities too..

The Hare and hounds also has a new guest Kitchen for this week with the Awesome Kitgum kitchen being there so delicious food as normal!!!

 

Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
The Hare and Hounds
75 London Road
Brighton
Friday, 16 June

Brighton PostgreSQL Meetup: Summer PGbeer

Let's have a nice chat about postgresql with a beer or two.  

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
The Brunswick
1 Holland Road
Hove
Saturday, 17 June

Brighton Creative Cafe Meetup

Overview

To meet up for an hour or two and work on whatever creative pursuit you're tackling.

Work, create, discuss, caffeinate.

The Schedule

11:15-11:30 - Small (or big!) talk as everyone arrives

11:30-12 - Brief introductions from members (no pressure to contribute - just an opportunity to say who you are, what you're working on and if there's something you're looking to get from the Meetup)

12-1pm - The choice is yours! Options to:

- Work solo on whatever creative project you're tackling,

- Collaborate/conspire with another member (eg. skillswap)

- Join a group chat about whatever loosely creative topic comes up following our introductions!

Note: Group organiser (Cat) will be away over the summer months, but back again in August - the Meetup group will keep running and I'll still be answering questions if you message me!

 

Time: 11:15-13:15
Full details
The Lord Nelson Inn
36 Trafalgar Street
Brighton
Monday, 19 June

BrightonPHP:

Can you believe we’re nearly half-way through the year? Yes, our next meetup will be on Monday 19th June: we’re pleased to welcome Rob Elkin to tell us about his team’s Real World Deployments. Join us at the usual time – 18:45 – at the usual place – The Student Room.

As ever, you can find details of how to find the venue and what to expect, let us know you’re coming on Facebook, or on Lanyrd, and do let us know if you have any feedback.

Rob Elkin: Real World Deployments
Enabling engineers to ship code to users quickly and safely is an incredibly empowering and motivating thing, encouraging quick iteration, collaboration, and solving real world problems for users. At busuu we’ve worked hard to get our deployment and automation tooling to a place where any engineer can deploy any branch to any environment quickly and safely, and roll back if there are any issues. I’ll talk through why we focus on this, how it has impacted on our team, and some real world examples of how we’ve implemented deployments in our team.

Rob is the CTO of busuu, the world’s largest social network for language learning, where he leads teams to bring language learning to the world. As well as helping everyone to learn a new language, he is also a founder of AltConf, the Apple Developer community’s biggest independent conference.
 


Full details
The Student Room
International House, Queens Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 20 June

Brighton Indie Coffee

Get out of the house and talk to other developers!

Time: 09:30-11:30
Full details
Cafe Plenty
3-4 Circus Parade
Brighton
Tuesday, 20 June

Antidote to the Dragons' Den

Growing or starting your own business is tough and being laughed at or ridiculed by ‘experts’ might make for a good TV show but won’t necessarily help you on your road to success.

So how do you grow or launch a successful business?  Why do some companies take the market by storm while others fade and die?  The key is to understand not just what you do but why you do it.  And then to communicate this effectively not only to potential customers but also investors, suppliers or staff.  But is it really that simple? 

This Masterclass by Sandra Murphy of Business Doctors will provide clarity and focus and help you see your market with fresh eyes. 

"Sandra helped us see the potential in our business and really made us think about what we are doing and why. We changed the way we approach clients and how we advertise our services and had two new clients contact us within the week, one of whom is on our 'top 5 clients to work with"

Ben Hurst, Meshcanics

 

 

 

Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside (use entrance on Blackman Street)
Brighton
Tuesday, 20 June

Brighton Podcast Meet-Up

Are you a podcaster in the Brighton area and keen to meet others and share ideas?

Or are you interested in starting a podcast but not quite ready to take the leap?

Come to the Brighton Podcast Meet-Up at the beautiful offices of Brilliant Noise, just a stone's throw from Brighton station.
It's a great chance for an informal chat, a drink, a bite to eat, and to meet people from all experience levels in the weird and wild world of podcasting.
 

Time: 18:00-22:00
Full details
Brighton
International House, Queens Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 20 June

Codebar Brighton

Free programming workshops for women, LGBTQ & other groups under-represented in Tech.

Our goal is to enable under represented groups to learn programming in a safe and collaborative environment and expand their career opportunities.

To achieve this, we run free weekly workshops, regular events and try to create opportunities for our students making technology and coding more accessible.

For more details and to sign up, visit http://codebar.io

 

Time: 18:30-21:00
Full details
Changes every week, See website, Brighton, East Sussex
Changes every week, See website, Brighton, East Sussex
Changes every week, See website, Brighton, East Sussex
Tuesday, 20 June

Learn You a Haskell Reading Group: Part 9

Our next (possibly last?) step with LYAHFGG is: A Fistful of Monads.

In the on-line version, this is chapter 12:

http://learnyouahaskell.com/a-fistful-of-monads

Doors 18:45 for a 19:00 start. 

Would someone please volunteer to lead the session. The prep work is to read the chapter (which you'd do anyway, right? right?), and walk us through the examples, perhaps present an exercise.
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Wednesday, 21 June

Active Digital Mobile Tech Event

Join Active Digital as they host their Q2 Mobile Tech Event alongside, Caterham Cars. Ideal for Office Managers, IT Directors, Procurement or CIOs looking for information on how to build a future proof mobile strategy for business.
Active Digital is an award winning business mobile communications provider. We deal directly with all the major networks and UK handset handset distributors, so you don't have to. We help businesses to seamlessly connect their employees through mobile devices and applications to improve business performance.

You'll hear from a variety of expert speakers to learn what's new in the mobile industry and how to control business mobile costs. Furthermore, you'll learn about digital products that can truly transform how you work.

Confirmed Speakers include:
Active Digital
IBM
Telefonica O2
Caterham Cars
Mystery VIP Special Guest

The event is recommended for customers with 8 or more mobile devices in their organisation.
 

Time: 10:00-14:00
Full details
Caterham Cars (Caterham South)
Fleming Way
Crawley
Wednesday, 21 June

Brighton Lean Agile Group

Impact Mapping

From a business perspective, software is only part of the picture. There is always a wider product management, marketing or business change effort required to ensure maximum return on investment. Impact Mapping is a great technique for bridging the gap between software teams and the wider business, helping us to understand how software development fits into the wider scheme of things, what other activities are necessary and need to be aligned. It ticks other important agile boxes by both being collaborative and customer focused, helping us to create solutions that everyone understands and buys into and which hit and the bullseye of customer need.

Impact Mapping is a great technique for Product Owners, and Agile Analysts, Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters and Agile Development Team Members. In this session, David will cover the theory and practice of Impact Mapping and you will practice the technique by creating an impact map of your own.

The potential benefits of using Impact Maps are far reaching, and touch on many different aspects of the Agile process. You will have an opportunity to ask any related questions that you may have in an open Q&A session before the end of the evening.

David Hicks

Twitter: @AgileDave

David Hicks is an Agile Alliance Founder with over 20 years' experience as a specialist Agile Consultant and Trainer.

He started his career in Agile with DSDM in the mid-1990s, and from 1996-2000 was the Programme Manager responsible for the world’s first Enterprise Agile rollout at British Airways. He first started practicing Scrum on the Heathrow Terminal 5 Project in 1998 and has been using it ever since. Today he is CEO of consulting and training company agil8, and he divides his client time between consulting to help organisations adopt Lean and Agile ways of working, and delivering public and in-house training in Scrum, Kanban and Large Scale Agile.

David is an immensely engaging and popular trainer. He has trained over 6,000 Certified ScrumMasters and Scrum Product Owners and many thousands more in general Agile, Scaled Agile, Kanban and Agile Project Management. In the 2015 international Agile Awards David was voted the world’s "Most Popular Scrum Professional” by the Agile community.
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Wednesday, 21 June

The Farm- Freelancers' meetup-up

Meeting for freelancers and small business people. Come along for a chat over a beer about work you've got, work you want, client frustrations or the latest technology. Usually 20-30 people attend over the evening. To help find us look out for the green & black sign on the table, or ask at the bar and they'll point you over to us. The pub give us discount on some drinks, so say you're with us before ordering to find out what's on offer.

 

Time: 20:00-23:00
Full details
Caxton Arms Pub
26 North Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 22 June

Wired Sussex Breakfast Session: Funding Your Video Game Idea

The Wired Sussex Breakfast Sessions share best practice on subjects ranging from marketing and branding, to intellectual property and investment opportunities. And there’s coffee and croissants too. What’s not to like?

Looking for tips on how to fund your video game idea?

At this session, you'll be able to discuss with peers how to:
Raise finance through private investments
  • Pitch your video game idea to venture capitalists
  • Apply for public funding and grants
  • Make the most of tax relief schemes
  • Build a free-to-play app with finances in mind
This session is for anyone working in the video game industry looking to gain knowledge on how to finance their next project and maintain a great relationship with people who have invested in their company.

So, if you’re looking to get going with a video game idea and would like to discuss with people who have been here and done it, grab a ticket and join us on the 22nd June!

At this session, we'll be joined by:

Juliet Tzabar, Managing Director CEO at Plug-In Media

Juliet has been working in media production since 1995, moving from TV dramas to produce interactive content in 2000. Joining Plug-in Media as a partner at the start of 2007, Juliet has established the company as one of the UK’s leading digital agencies. More recently she has been overseeing its move into original IP development, capitalising on experience within the kids’ content sector to originate, produce and publish original IP across multiple platforms.

Juliet serves on the advisory committee for the Children's Media Conference and is on the board of Wired Sussex. In 2011 she was a finalist in the Women in Technology Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Mark Knowles-Lee, CEO at Fracture

Mark is the co-founder of Fracture, a digital creative company focused on Mixed Reality. Their goal is to push the boundaries of what is possible on the new Mixed AR platforms. Currently they are creating innovative new experiences, workflows, tools and products that have the potential to transform everything from architecture, planning, museum and heritage experiences through to collaborative problem solving and gaming.

Adam Betteridge, Owner and Consultant at Authentic Media Group

Adam provides business development consultancy advice to a number of new start-up business in the film, TV and video games industries, helping them to find the financing they need. He has played various crucial roles in the successful financing of nearly 60 media productions and co-productions with aggregate budgets of over £250 million. He's worked wit a range of indie studios from Brighton based Futurlab to large corporates like Codemasters and Cloud Imperium.

Adam has also advised on the creation of a financing entity focused on the development of video game IP, including the provision of secured loans and have been instrumental in sourcing and negotiating terms on facilities ranging from £30k to £25 million. He’s also set up, structured and raised finance through various investment tax relief schemes including SEIS and EIS.
Follow the discussion at #WiredBrekkie

** Please Note **
This Breakfast Session will be held at The Skiff
The Wired Sussex Breakfast Sessions are a benefit of membership and therefore exclusive to Wired Sussex Members. You can check if you are or if your company is a member on our directory. Not a member? Find out about the advantages of joining Wired Sussex here.
 

Time: 09:00-23:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Thursday, 22 June

Diep~Haven Festival 2017: WORK

Screening: The Future of Work and Death (2016)

 Directed by: Sean Blacknell and Wayne Walsh
Premiering at film festivals around the world last year, the Future of Work and Death is a documentary concerning the exponential growth of technology and where it is taking us.
The film focuses on how future technology could significantly change the two inevitable features of the human experience; punching the clock and fading away. It explores how advanced automation, AI and technological singularity could be achievable in the next 30 years. How job obsolescence and technological unemployment could consequently occur and how digital immortality may not be a thing of science fiction. But what are the socio-political repercussions of these innovations and are we ready for them? Does working less mean living more and is ending ageing incumbent on us? Worldwide experts in the fields of futurology, anthropology, neuroscience and philosophy share their thoughts on these future advancements.
“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” – Isaac Asminov
Diep~Haven
Diep~Haven Festival is an annual contemporary arts festival that has taken place in the cross-Channel region of East Sussex and Normandy since 2014, centred on the towns of Newhaven and Dieppe. Each year Diep~Haven hosts international artists in residence around the region who respond to a central theme. Projects are showcased during a summer festival, a programme of exhibitions and events, incorporating a variety of practices, from contemporary photography and film, to experimental music and site-specific installations.
This year the UK programme of the annual Diep~Haven Festival opens up a conversation about the current status of work and the worker through three interconnected sub-themes: Work and Art, Work and the Body and Work, Non-Work and the Future of Work.
Doors open at 2.30pm, Screening starts at 3.00pm

 
Cost:  3.5
Time: 14:30-17:00
Full details
Fabrica
40 Duke Street
Brighton
Thursday, 22 June

Green Growth Platform: Seaside Social

You are invited to our midsummer networking event, for new members and those that we haven't seen for a while. Our popular event brings together professionals involved in the digital economy and from other sectors, from those wanting to reduce their environmental impact to those already involved in the low carbon and environmental economy.

Join us for a relaxed evening to find out more about us, make new professional and social contacts, enjoy a glass of bubbles, admire the Brighton seafront and make the most of the longest day of the year

The University of Brighton's Green Growth Platform is a green business network that offers members a unique package of business support, innovation, grants, skills, training and events delivered by a team of industry experts, business advisors and leading academics.

The platform is free to join - the aim is to work closely with small and medium sized businesses to support them in reducing their environmental impact, whilst creating opportunities for them to supply the emerging green economy and grow their business to the next level.

 
Cost:  12
Time: 18:00-20:30
Full details
The Copper Clam
143-144 Kings Road Arches
Brighton
Thursday, 22 June

A look into what every Product Manager forgets

A Product Manager's role is varied, many hats are worn, feels like everyone wants something from you, decisions to be made at every stage of the day. So it's no surprise that things can sometimes be forgotten. This meetup has three speakers that talk about what can sometimes be missed.



Ben Sauer - "Culture is your operating system"

Teams creating great digital products and services work hard to create and preserve their culture. In this talk we’ll examine what a great team culture looks like, and some baby steps on how to get there. 

Ben is the UX Strategist at Clearleft.



Mark Rogers - "Lessons learnt from launching Image Insights"

Mark is a Product Manager at Brandwatch and he talks about the sometimes hair-raising process of launching the new Image monitoring product and the last minute "oh no!" moments.  



Tim Stamp - "Reputational Security"

Tim Stamp is a Senior Security & Integrations Engineer at Rakuten Marketing, whose day-to-day role involves applying modern security practises to both new and legacy systems, defending businesses against the ever evolving threat landscape in the digital arena -- @StampyCode 



Hosted and sponsored by: Crunch 
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
Crunch Accounting
135 Preston Road
Brighton
Friday, 23 June

Introduction to Crowdfunding with Jason Nuttall

Join Crowdfunder.co.uk's Head of Funding, Jason Nuttall, to discover all you need to know about crowdfunding.

At the workshop you will learn about:

• Planning your campaign

• Creating your project

• Marketing your project.


Jason will be around to chat to individuals on a 1:1 basis after the workshop too.

Hope to see you there!



A bit about Crowdfunder:

Crowdfunder is the UK's number one rewards-based crowdfunding platform and works in partnership with a wide range of funding partners to help you reach your target
 

Time: 12:00-13:00
Full details
The Happy Startup School
Level 8, New England House, New England Street
Brighton
Friday, 23 June

Game Dev Pub Meetup

Hey Everyone,

It's that time of the month again where I'd like to invite existing game developers and those looking to get into the industry a chance to relax and chat in the sunshine (fingers crossed we'll have the same weather as last time!) and chat games and game dev over a cool beer / cider / wine / soft drink / water / etc.

We had a great time last time and would love to see more people come along.

Any questions, ideas or anything else feel free to send me a message.

See you all there!
 

Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
The Goose
18A Marine Parade
Worthing
Saturday, 24 June

Newhaven Raspberry Jam

Come along to the second Newhaven Raspberry Jam and find out more about the Raspberry Pi, or come and show others what you're making with one!

All welcome.

The Raspberry Pi is a tiny and affordable computer that you can use to learn programming through fun, practical projects www.raspberrypi.org

 

Time: 11:00-14:00
Full details
Hillcrest Centre
Bay Vue Road
Newhaven
Saturday, 24 June

Brighton Creative Cafe Meetup

Overview

To meet up for an hour or two and work on whatever creative pursuit you're tackling.

Work, create, discuss, caffeinate.

The Schedule

11:15-11:30 - Small (or big!) talk as everyone arrives

11:30-12 - Brief introductions from members (no pressure to contribute - just an opportunity to say who you are, what you're working on and if there's something you're looking to get from the Meetup)

12-1pm - The choice is yours! Options to:

- Work solo on whatever creative project you're tackling,

- Collaborate/conspire with another member (eg. skillswap)

- Join a group chat about whatever loosely creative topic comes up following our introductions!

Note: Group organiser (Cat) will be away over the summer months, but back again in August - the Meetup group will keep running and I'll still be answering questions if you message me!

 

Time: 11:15-13:15
Full details
The Lord Nelson Inn
36 Trafalgar Street
Brighton
Monday, 26 June

Digital Accelerator

Free training provided by Creative Process Digital in Worthing getting you a digital skills diploma worth £2600. Places are limited and offered on a first come, first served basis.

The course will equip you with an essential tool kit of digital and creative skills that our employers demand, helping you to create an impressive portfolio of work that will make you the stand-out applicant for any hiring manager. We work with hundreds of great companies across Worthing, Brighton and Sussex and the course will help you to secure an exciting new job or apprenticeship.

The Digital Accelerator at a glance:

- A 3 week full-time course, Monday to Friday (10am-5pm)

- Completed in person at the brand new Mac Training Centre on Broadwater Road, Northbrook MET College

- Awards a Digital Skills Diploma valued at £2,600 but free to the participant

The Digital Accelerator course content:

- Practice using design and marketing software used by professionals: WordPress, Photoshop, InDesign

- Learn employability skills such as teamwork, networking, interview and presentation skills

- Build your own website and create an online portfolio and creative C.V.

- Understand what local opportunities are available and secure interviews for exciting jobs with great employers

You can register if you:

Are aged 19 or above as of 31st August 2016

Can commit to a full-time, 3 week course

Are motivated and ready to secure a job and develop new digital skills that employers want.

This is primarily a graduate programme but non-graduates will be accepted onto the programme on a case-by-case basis.

Digital Accelerator takes place on a monthly basis in Brighton but is in Worthing for one month only

If you meet the above criteria and are ready to progress your career then register and we will call you to confirm the final details and secure your place. If you have any questions, please call us on 01273 232273.

PLEASE NOTE: registration for this event is registration of your interest in doing the course - your place is not confirmed and you are not enrolled until we have completed a screening phone call and email confirmation (this will happen shortly after you buy your free ticket).

About Creative Process

Creative Process fast tracks applicants into local jobs and makes sure you have the skills that employers want. We launched at Apple’s head office in London, and since then we've put hundreds of talented people into jobs with hundreds of companies including, West Sussex Council, EMI, MTV, ITN, i-crossing, Brighton and Hove Council, Same Sky, Warner Bros, BT Sport and many, many more.

Many of our candidates are employed in business administration, project support and operational job roles that all need critcial digital skills so even if you don’t have a specific digital media skill or area of specialism but are highly organised and a good communicator then we want to hear from you!

 

 


Full details
Northbrook MET College
Broadwater Road
Worthing
Monday, 26 June

WordPress community talks and brainstorm

The WordPress community is a big part of what makes WordPress so awesome. So this month's WordUp is going to have a community theme to it. 

In the usual WordPress community style: everyone is welcome. There will be pizza and drinks so please let us know if you have any dietary requirements when you RSVP.



The schedule:

WordCamp Europe recap – Laura Nelson 

WordCamps are WordPress conferences that happen all over the world. They're organised by WordPress users just like you. 

Last weekend, WordCamp Europe gathered 1,900 people together to learn, share and celebrate WordPress in Paris.

Laura Nelson will give an overview of what happened at WordCamp Europe. Were you there too? Feel free to share your own experience of the event, as we all saw different talks, met different people and attended numerous different parties!!



How to build a successful community – Phil Ward

Phil has been involved in a number of community and volunteer-led organisations. Currently sitting on the executive committee of Hove Rugby Club, he was also an officer of Warwick Students Union during his time at university there. Involved in both big and small projects, almost exclusively delivered by volunteer staff, he has a detailed knowledge of engaging volunteers as well as the wider community. 

This talk will explore the recruitment and retention of volunteers in a community organisation as well as a couple of important lessons he’s learned. 



WordCamp Brighton 2017 brainstorm – all of us!

In August, we're holding a WordCamp right here in Brighton (although with 200 people, rather than 1,900!) 

This will be an open brainstorm to gather all your ideas for WordCamp Brighton. WordCamps are about showcasing our local WordPress community – that means you! So with just under 2 months until the event, we want to make sure we've given you plenty of opportunities to add your input. Let's make an awesome WordCamp together.



See you there!



Other important info:

– The venue is accessible for wheelchair users.

– Please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements when you RSVP. 

– There'll be alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available. 

– You can also find us on Twitter @WordUpBrighton (#WordUpBTN) or join us on Slack, in the channel #wordup-brighton.
 

Time: 18:30-21:00
Full details
Eagle Labs
1 Preston Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 27 June

Blogging on a budget - workshop and networking

This meetup is for anyone looking to quickly launch or improve the blogging and written content side of their website or business. 

The event will kick off with some free drinks, nibbles and a little bit of mingling! Then feature a short interactive talk and workshop from content marketing experts, Toby Moore and Hillary Rock-Archer. 

The session will focus on helping you with a whole host of blogging techniques, including: 

- Creating a content calendar 
- How to make your blog helpful to others 
- How to blog quickly (even for non-writers!) 
- How to promote your blog and make it stand out online



From there you will be able to test out some ideas, ask for advice and meet some new people. 

Agenda: 
5.30 - Networking and nibbles 
6.00 - Welcome and intros 
6.15 - Talk: Blogging on budget 
6.45 - Workshop: 5 steps to a better blog 
7.15 - More networking and nibbles! 
7.30 - End... unless you fancy drink at the pub?!



We want you to walk away from evening feeling great about blogging, a brain (or notepad) full of great ideas for moving forward and hopefully some new contacts you can call upon to help you grow your blog, brand or business. 

This event is for EVERYONE, whether you're freelance writer, business owner of high flying marketing manager... we will make sure you have a great time and walk a way with something useful.
 

Time: 17:00-19:00
Full details
Yappa Club House
1-3 Farman Street
Hove
Tuesday, 27 June

Codebar Brighton

Free programming workshops for women, LGBTQ & other groups under-represented in Tech.

Our goal is to enable under represented groups to learn programming in a safe and collaborative environment and expand their career opportunities.

To achieve this, we run free weekly workshops, regular events and try to create opportunities for our students making technology and coding more accessible.

For more details and to sign up, visit http://codebar.io

 

Time: 18:30-21:00
Full details
Changes every week, See website, Brighton, East Sussex
Changes every week, See website, Brighton, East Sussex
Changes every week, See website, Brighton, East Sussex
Tuesday, 27 June

The Design of Information

This month we have two exciting Brighton-based data/information designers presenting their work. 

Giulia De Amicis studied Communication Design in Milan and has had her work published in the likes of Wired magazine and Italian newspaper La Lettura. Her work combines the presentation of complex information with a strong sense of style.

Caroline Beavon specialises in infographics design and data visualisation (she's equally at home in Illustrator and Tableau) and has produced work for the likes of Oxfam, Alzeimer's Society, University of Oxford and UCL. Her background in journalism means that she focuses on communicating a strong message through the visual form. 

Caroline will be talking though some of her projects, her design process and how she works with clients to help them untangle the world of data visualisations and infographics.  
 

Time: 19:30-21:30
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Wednesday, 28 June

Grants for the Arts Talk

Kyla Booth-Lucking is the Relationship Manager for Dance at Arts Council England South East office. She also works as a freelance producer and project manager.

Kyla will talk about the funding Arts Council England offers, how to make a strong application and will answer questions about individual projects and Grants for the Arts. The session is informal and there is no such thing as a silly question except one that isn't asked!

Dance artists from all dance styles are welcome - from kathak to hip hop, tap to community dance.

Limited places available – please reserve your free place below.

If you have any accessibility needs or would like further information please contact:
Madeleine Wilson
madeleine.wilson@southeastdance.org.uk
01273 696844
southeastdance.org.uk/whats-on/professional-development
With thanks to Street Styles 4 All for hosting the event.
 

Time: 11:00-13:00
Full details
S3 Studios
64 Hammonds Drive
Eastbourne
Wednesday, 28 June

Brighton Ruby Group: Lunchtime Chat

A group for Rubyists on the South Coast, centred on Brighton. A broad church, we're nice first, 'right' second. Plan is to alternate lunchtime and evening meet ups to allow for parents, youngsters, London-workers and basically anyone to attend.  

Time: 12:30-14:00
Full details
The North Laine Pub & Brewery
27 Gloucester Place
Brighton
Wednesday, 28 June

Cloud bookkeeping: Intro FreeAgent & Making tax digital (FREE)

This is a FREE workshop run by Cardens Accountants

One of our Managers and a Cloud Accounting expert will take you through the basics of using FreeAgent as your accounting software to help your business. We will also cover how this will help you with Making Tax Digital

By the end of this workshop you will:

  • thought about how 'Making Tax Digital' will impact you and your business and started to make a plan
  • understand how cloud accounting can work for your business
  • have been introduced to FreeAgent as a cloud accounting tool

So why not come along to our offices to find out more?

 

Time: 15:00-16:30
Full details
Cardens Accountants
The Old Casino, 28 Fourth Avenu
Hove
Wednesday, 28 June

PechaKucha Brighton | Volume 27: Peeps

Stories to see by people of Brighton.
PechaKucha is back in Brighton this June! Get ready for another set of quickfire creative talks from the people of this fair city.
Check out whose presenting here
Doors Open 6.30pm
 
Cost:  5.9
Time: 19:00-22:00
Full details
The Nightingale Room
29-30 Surrey Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 28 June

Let's talk about investing in Cryptocurrencies.

Meetup to talk about investing in Cryptocurrencies.

 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
Hove Place
37 First Avenue
Hove
Wednesday, 28 June

The Farm- Freelancers' meetup-up

Meeting for freelancers and small business people. Come along for a chat over a beer about work you've got, work you want, client frustrations or the latest technology. Usually 20-30 people attend over the evening. To help find us look out for the green & black sign on the table, or ask at the bar and they'll point you over to us. The pub give us discount on some drinks, so say you're with us before ordering to find out what's on offer.

 

Time: 20:00-23:00
Full details
Caxton Arms Pub
26 North Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 29 June

Employers' Briefing Event: Software Engineer Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship programmes have been identified as one of the means to close the digital skills gap in our region. If you’re looking for junior developers, apprenticeship schemes could help you connect with talent before they even reach the jobs' market.

Join us on 29th June 2017 for an event with University of Chichester’s Business School and local employers to find out more about the Digital and Technical Solutions (Software Engineer) Degree Apprenticeship programme.

The University of Chichester runs an IT (Software Engineering) Degree Apprenticeship programme to provide its students with both degree-level learning and practical business experience.

The programme is match funded, with two thirds of employment costs paid by Government and only one third by the companies themselves.

If you think your business could benefit from the scheme and would like to hear from other Wired Sussex member companies already involved or ask us questions, come along to this briefing event on the 29th June at the Skiff in Brighton.

Agenda:
9.00am Arrival and refreshments
9.30am Welcome
9.35am Overview of the Digital and Technical Solutions (Software Engineer) Degree Apprenticeship programme
10.15am Employer representative
10.30am Degree Apprentice
10.50am Summary
11.00am Close of event

Wired Sussex events are a are a benefit of membership and therefore exclusive to Wired Sussex Members. You can check if you are or if your company is a member on our directory. Not a member? Find out about the advantages of joining Wired Sussex here.
 

Time: 09:00-11:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Thursday, 29 June

#ShakeItHUB Free design and marketing help

Your local marketing and design help HUB! The #ShakeItHUB is the ideal place to bring all your design and marketing related questions and have them answered by experts Meg (design and websites) and Rachael (marketing and PR) . All sessions welcome drop-in visitors, to which we will provide your business with tips, advice and quick fixes. Perhaps you have an idea for a marketing campaign and want some feedback or help getting started? Want to know how much work goes into a press release and where to start with it? Need a website but don’t know where to start? We can help! Or simply come have a friendly chat with us!

 
Time: 10:30-12:00
Full details
Arun Civic Centre
1 Maltravers Road
Littlehampton
Thursday, 29 June

Get on the 1st page of Google in less than a week

Jason Baker, business consultant and advertising agency chap would like to show you a little of what he is up to as one our co-workers here at Werks Central. Whether you are just starting out or an established business Jason will show you how to get on the 1st page of Google in less than a week with absolutely no money at all and how to get free advertising with the likes of Google, bing and Linkedin.

Jason will share a few marketing tips and tricks for the small start-up business and show you some of the latest stuff that is going on in the world of advertising and media in his role’s at www.ibilleve.com and http://www.advertisingexcellence.co.uk / 
 

Time: 16:00-17:00
Full details
Cafe Werks
Werks Central, 15-17 Middle Street
Brighton
Thursday, 29 June

Finding Fanon: Films, Talks & Vinyl Presentation

Artists Larry Achiampong and David Blandy present Finding Fanon – a moving exploration of race, identity and globalisation inspired by the radical thinker Frantz Fanon.

Join us for the launch of the double LP of music from the series, Finding Fanon Sequence, and screenings of all three Finding Fanon films, followed by conversation between the artists and Lighthouse Associate Artistic Director, Elijah.

PROGRAMME

SCREENINGS: FINDING FANON TRILOGY

In the film trilogy, Achiampong and Blandy examine the politics of race, racism and decolonisation, and how these issues affect their relationship to each other. Their conflict is played out through scripts that meld found texts and personal testimony. Navigating hidden and traumatic stories that connect the past, present and future, Finding Fanon questions the promise of globalisation, becoming a search for authenticity in a radically interconnected yet ambiguous world. Watch the preview of Finding Fanon Part One.

VINYL PROJECT: FINDING FANON SEQUENCE

Larry Achiampong has been working with audio for the past ten years, and has produced three vinyl records that traverse the art gallery, online, archival and domestic contexts using originally built scores, sampled audio and field recordings.

In Finding Fanon Sequence Achiampong and Blandy have collected a number of the collaborative synth-based compositions from the Finding Fanon films, interspersed with segments of the narrative, creating an audio version of the Finding Fanon series. This is being launched at Lighthouse as a 300 limited-edition run gatefold double LP, pressed as a two-tone black and white vinyl.

The recording will be played, and available to purchase for £20, at the event.

TALKS WITH THE CREATORS

After each screening, Lighthouse Associate Artistic Director Elijah will join the artists to discuss their creative partnership, their use of technology – Finding Fanon Part Two was made entirely within the Grand Theft Auto videogame engine – and how the work relates to the current political landscape.
 
Cost:  3
Time: 18:30-21:30
Full details
Lighthouse
28 Kensington Street
Brighton
Thursday, 29 June

Concept to Launch & Beyond: Apps-Games-Film-Animation-Comics

Come by for a chat about the process of bringing your ideas from concept stage all the way to the finished product.  Bring your notebooks and sketch pads or even share your portfolios with others and get creative feedback. 

We'll cover everything from keeping your ideas organised and practical and how to come up with them in the first place! 

Feel free to share your passion for your favorite creative medium - if you can find a way relate it's governing principles to the group so we can gain greater appreciation for it, that would be super awesome!

 

Cheers, 

 

Mark

 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
Freemasons
38-39 Western Road, Hove, BN3 1AF
Brighton
Thursday, 29 June

Film Professional Networking

We are currently holding our events in potential film locations around the city. The Synergy Centre in Brighton is a location that was formally a large and interesting night club.

The lease holders will give us a full tour around the property, and be able to help with requests to use this location in film.
http://www.thesynergycentre.org/arts-cafe/

Our events are open to all film workers who are in any aspect of the industry; screenwriters, producers, directors, actors, camera crew, make-up, visual FX artists, composers, art directors, print and social media experts... are all welcome!

Come along and meet people make new contacts and make movies.

Agenda
19.00 Arrival
19.15 Introduction
19.20 Networking & Drinks
20.15 Open Mic Slots
21.00 Close

Bring your film projects, make connections...
Open mic slots are available to address the attendees, and let them know about projects, facilities, resources, collaboration or anything relevant to film!

A bar will be available with a range of drinks, including non-alcoholic options.

www.filmnetworking.co.uk
www.facebook.com/filmpronetworking
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
Synergy Centre
78 West Street
Brighton
Friday, 30 June

Patterns Day

Join Jeremy Keith and Clearleft at this one-day event for web designers and developers on design systemspattern librariesstyle guides, and components.

Patterns Day will have something for everyone: designers, developers, content strategists, product owners, project managers …we all face the challenges of creating and maintaining robust design systems.

Hear from a world-class line up of speakers, including: 

Spend a day in Brighton in the company of your peers, learning all about modular design and development processes, illustrated with case studies of all shapes and sizes.

Registration is at 9am, the first talk is at 10am, and we’ll wrap up by 4:45pm.

Patterns Day will take place in the beautiful Duke of York’s Picturehouse in Brighton. It’s a gorgeous venue?—?one of the UK’s oldest cinemas. You’ll be very comfy indeed.

Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Preston Road, Brighton BN1 4NA

The venue is just a ten minute walk away from Brighton train station so if you’re coming down from London, it’s really handy.

 
Cost:  150
Time: 09:00-17:00
Full details
Duke of York's Picturehouse
Preston Road,
Brighton
Friday, 30 June

Digital Blackness: culture, theory & technology in the network ecology

The proliferation of digital technologies has expanded the representation, performativity, and affirmation of experiential Blackness. In this intensely globalised world, predicated on the online and digital, these technologies, and the forms of knowledge/communication they facilitate, impact on the everyday realities and activities of Black people and black cultures; blackness becomes hyper-visible at all levels from the local to the global, and, increasingly, both spectacular and spectacle.

The Digital Blackness conference contributes and builds on a conversation that began within universities in the US in 2016, but orientates the debate from a Black-British perspective – centring the local context of UK communities, researchers, activists and artists; asking how the digital reshapes the meaning, performance, representation, and reception of Blackness in Britain as part of the wider on-going transnational digital exchange and negotiation.
By exploring the specificity of Black British thought within the larger framework of the global Black Digital this conference seeks to help frame a new conversation on black creative and expressive practice, research, content production and resistance as part of the interconnected knowledge and culture ecology, and to generate a new critical understanding of the political economy that shapes the meanings of Blackness online.

Themes on the day include black content creation, black feminist and queer discourses online, emerging digital literary practices, resistant and activist strategies, and broader questions of digital epistemologies and decolonising.

The conference organisers invites attendees from inside and outside the academic environment. Lunch, tea & coffee will be provided for all attendees on the day. Limited space available so please be considerate - if you are unsure you will be able to attend do not researve a ticket. 

For further enquiries please contact digitalblacknessuk@gmail.com

Confirmed speakers, along with the day's scheduleof events, can be found on our site: www.digitalblackness.com
 

Time: 10:00-16:30
Full details
Sussex Humanities Lab, Silverstone SB211
Arts Road, Falmer
Brighton
Friday, 30 June

SECyber: Meet Cyber Security Challenge UK and Knowledge Transfer Netw

South East Cyber Security Awareness and Networking Event

FREE

Date: Friday 30th June
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Venue: Grand Central, Brighton, Surrey Street, BN1 3PA

 

Speakers:

Samantha Sanderson - Lockcode Cyber Security
Steph Aldridge - Cyber Security Challenge UK
Robin Kennedy - Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)

 

Samantha Sanderson

Lockcode Cyber Security 
South East Cyber
Cyber Security Switch

Founder and Director

Samantha has studied, volunteered and worked in the science, engineering and technology sectors for over 34 years and has over 18 years' experience of advising defence, intelligence, central government, criminal justice, regulatory and law enforcement clients

She is a NCSC/CESG Certified Professional Lead Security and Information Risk Advisor

 

Steph Aldridge

Cyber Security Challenge UK

Cyber Centurion and Diversity Lead 

Since joining Cyber Security Challenge UK in January 2012, Steph has run many programmes and events; to meet the core objective of strengthening pathways into industry and supporting a wider diversity of talent into the sector. Her part in the launch of Qufaro, was to set up and build the first Cyber Security Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) gaining centre status through City & Guilds.

She has built a support community which bridges networks both in and outside of the cyber security industry including OWASP, Stemettes, Code First: Girls and BCS Women’s. Running CyberCenturion for 12-18 year olds and arranging highly successful events specifically to tackle diversity issues; such as the UK’s first Neuro-diversity event, where business and students with Autism Spectrum Condition showcased their skills so suited to fill current industry gaps and delivering the annual Cyber STEM Girls Days at the National Museum of Computing.

  

 

Robin Kennedy

Knowledge Transfer Network 

Cyber Security/Personal Data & Trust

Bio To Follow

  

 

We hope you can join us!

 

Time: 14:00-17:00
Full details
The Nightingale Room, Grand Central
29-30 Surrey Street
Brighton
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