Wired Sussex Blog

This year at Wired Sussex…

As 2013 starts to disappear over the horizon, we thought it might be worth briefly reflecting on some of the things that we have been up to this year. So here it is, the Wired Sussex top ten of 2013: 1. New members – 2013 saw 437 new members join the Wired Sussex community, that’s more than one joining every day! In total, we now have over 2,500 company and freelancer members across Sussex. That’s important because, as an independent, not-for-profit organisation, it’s your membership dues that enable us to continue supporting you and the sector, at both a local and national …

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There are 2 new Board members at Wired Sussex

We are stoked to let you all know that Juliet Tzabar of Plug-in Media and Jenni Lloyd of Nixon McInnes have joined our board of directors. Talking about the appointments, the Chair of Wired Sussex and Cogapp MD, Alex Morrison said: “Juliet Tzabar and Jenni Lloyd are two of the brightest entrepreneurs on the Brighton digital scene. We’re so pleased they are joining our board. With their addition, we now cover every aspect of digital media including broadcast, e-learning, e-commerce, gaming, search, social media, web development, apps and digital consultancy.” And this is what Jenni Lloyd had to say: “I’m …

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How to Push Jelly Uphill – Guest Post

Written by Steve Penfold, Angel Investor and FuseBox Mentor.           Photo Credit: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 by Sony Pictures Animation. In September, I was lucky enough to act as a mentor as part of the Fusebox Amp project. I got asked some great questions during the session (and I managed to cobble together some half-sensible answers!), so we thought there was a great opportunity to share with the rest of the wonderful Wired Sussex community. So here’s the first question: Question: I run a consultancy/agency business and have a great idea for a …

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The FuseBox – Get Involved

Between now and the New Year we are experimenting with some new ways of using The FuseBox to support members of the Creative, Digital and IT community and our neighbours in New England House. We would love for you to come along to try it out and let us know what you think. Here are some ways you can get involved. Use our meeting room It is a flexible, self-serviced meeting room which means that you can play with the space as you please. We want you to make yourself at home, so whether that means covering the walls with …

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Good luck Will McInnes, and thanks

Wired Sussex board member Will McInnes is taking on a new role with Brandwatch in New York. You can see details on the NixonMcInnes blog. Will has been a great friend and supporter of Wired Sussex and of Brighton. We wish him all the best and hope our paths will continue to cross. Here is his letter of resignation from the Wired Sussex board: “Phil, Alex, It is with a truly heavy heart that I must resign my non-exec directorship from Wired Sussex. I absolutely fucking LOVE what WS stands for and does day to day, and working with you …

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And it’s all over…. Creative, Digital & IT Open Studios finish on a high

As quick as it started, CDIT Open Studios week finished on a high. With 22 companies taking part this year we were really spoilt for choice and we had some great feedback from Open Studios event attendees. For those who need some catching up: For 5 days this September, as part of Brighton Digital Festival 2013, Brighton based Wired Sussex member companies opened their doors and showed what they do. There were talks, workshops and a unique opportunity to find out what goes on behind the scene. In total we had 37 events from 22 companies over 5 days and loads …

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Events, BDF, Fun and lots of Tea- 10 Weeks at Wired Sussex

As my time with Wired Sussex draws to an end, I thought I would write a blog on my experience during this internship. As I was coming to the end of my degree I was looking for an opportunity to work with a company which would give me my first glimpse into the digital media industry. Wired Sussex had a position for an Events and Marketing intern during their Brighton Digital Festival period. I had heard of Wired Sussex and its success through peers who had secured their careers through their recruitment services or training facilities- and the Brighton Digital …

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The Big ConnectedTV Brighton Conference: speaker presentations, findings & shared thoughts

On Wednesday 4th September, as part of Brighton Digital Festival, Wired Sussex held The Big ConnectedTV Brighton Conference. Offering a practical guide to making money and reaching new audiences within ConnectedTV, the full day conference welcomed 100 attendees from various walks of the creative and digital sectors, and saw bought together some of the industry’s most creative forward thinkers & thought leaders. Speakers: Speaker’s presentations are available to view online via the links below. Matt Locke, Storythings (event host), Creating Connected Stories Richard Waterworth, YouTube/Google, How you can reach new audiences & make money with YouTube Neil Mortensen, ThinkBox, Can …

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Creative, Digital & IT Open Studios 2013- The break down

From Monday 23rd September to Friday 27th September some of Brighton’s most cutting-edge companies will be opening their doors to the public as part of the Brighton Digital Festival 2013. As the CDIT Open Studios week gets closer, with just a week until we kick start events, we thought it would be useful to share highlighting the key areas these events will be covering. These events will offer a rare behind the scenes glimpse into what makes these companies tick as well as some great career and graduate opportunities. Open to industry professionals, students, graduates and creative people- this rare …

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Au’Guest’ Blog Post – How Accessible is Your Website?

Written by Luke Hay, Research & UX Director at No Pork Pies, as part of the Wired Sussex guest blog month Accessibility is still often overlooked as part of the web design process but should be a crucial part of any design. Accessibility is not just about making sure your website works for disabled people, though this is obviously very important; it’s also about ensuring it works across all different types of devices and technologies. To get a better understanding of the problem that some people face when trying to use the internet I decided to try to complete four …

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