Wired Sussex Blog

Let’s start the conversation! Introducing Skills & Talent Manager James Brooklyn

Hi there, I’m James Brooklyn, the new Skills and Talent Manager at Wired Sussex. I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and share what I hope to achieve in 2018 with the Wired Sussex team. Like with any career, mine has had its fair share of challenges and rewards alike. And through each I have always enjoyed advising people in their own careers, to offer new insight and share my experiences to ultimately help individuals grow in their respective pathways. I have joined to help support member companies with their challenges around recruitment, better understand the issues …

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Becoming part of the creative, digital and tech world

As part of Open Studios Week we invited Gem Barton author of ‘Don’t Get a Job…Make a Job’, to talk about modern strategies and approaches to finding work and ‘making it’ in the digital sector.. Focusing on the innovative ways to create your own opportunities, Gem discussed using social media, networking, and explored some of the unique routes people have taken into the sector through the sharing of case studies and advice. Don’t worry if you missed it though as you can watch her entire talk right here! And if you want to see  more about the case studies be …

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

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

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Brighton Lives Digital – why it’s cool to work for a Wired Sussex member in Brighton!

Eager employees across the city have been busy making their fun 6 second Vines videos for Brighton Lives Digital #BtnLivesDigi part of Brighton Digital Festival #BDF15.  They give a flavour of what it’s like to work and live in Brighton to prospective employees. We’ve got some great co’s involved already Pure360, Propellernet, Ocasta Studios….. ….Madgex, Leapfrogg, Cogapp, Code 7, We Love Brighton, HARE Digital and Brightwave: 6 more days until the competition ends so get Vineing to celebrate and promote your company. View & like & SHARE your favourite entries here: It’s not too late to get involved, SIGN UP here to win a free Job Advert. …

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BRIGHTON DIGITAL FESTIVAL

What is it? Brighton Digital Festival (BDF) is a month long celebration of digital culture which takes place throughout September. The festival provides an ideal platform for a community led programme with an eclectic mix of individuals and organisations from the cultural and digital sectors getting involved and putting on outstanding events Wired Sussex help to coordinate the festival, supported by a consortium of key players from the creative and digital who are based the city. You can see everyone who is involved here   What value does it offer to the cluster? The festival supports the local cluster in …

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Brighton Lives Digital – Celebrating Brighton’s digital cluster, one Vine at a time!

Throughout Brighton Digital Festival 2015 (1st-27th Sept), Brighton & Hove based member companies are invited to create & share innovative, inspirational and fun Vine videos using #BtnLivesDigi. Check out our first promo Vine: Why? It’s a light, visual, fun & free way to celebrate & promote our cluster and the amazing companies that make it. How? We’re asking participating companies to get their teams hyped up and sharing their stories through answering these two questions: Why do you love working in Brighton? Why do you love working for your company? Each member company that signs up will run an internal competition …

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Business Breakfast Drop Ins

The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton is currently being housed at The FuseBox, a space in Brighton created to support digital and creative activity. Here, Hub and Events Coordinator Rosalie offers an overview of recent Breakfast Drop Ins, a glimpse of what’s yet to come and an overview of the opportunities coming up offering engagement with the Project….. So far we have hosted two Business Breakfast Drop In sessions here in Brighton. These events were designed to follow on from the Digital Catapult Centre Brighton’s series of taster sessions. They were ultimately created to provide a chance for anyone to come …

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Creative Digital & IT Open Studios 2015

        Ever wondered what goes on behind-the-scenes at some of Brighton’s most innovative and creative companies? This year as part of Brighton Digital Festival 2015, Wired Sussex have invited 27 Creative, Digital & IT Companies to run 33 events over 4 days – resulting in a jam-packed line-up of workshops, drop-ins, demonstrations, talks, parties and games tournaments. With our biggest and most diverse line-up ever – covering Animation, Graphic Design, Digital Marketing, SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), Accounting, Digital Publishing, Games Development, Strategy, Advertising, Research & Development, Web & App Development, Networking, Entrepreneurship and more – there’s bound …

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Creative, Digital & IT (CDIT) Open Studios 2015 submissions now open!

  Creative, Digital & IT (CDIT) Open Studios is back for 2015, and submissions are officially open for Wired Sussex member companies to participate! For 4 days this September, as a part of Brighton Digital Festival 2015, Brighton-based companies are invited to open their doors as part of Creative, Digital & IT (CDIT) Open Studios week. Whether you’re a small agency, just starting out or a large well established organisation, we’d like you to take part.   What is Creative, Digital & IT (CDIT) Open Studios? Simply put, its 4 days of short events whereby Wired Sussex member companies create …

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Digital Skills Summit Workshop Roundup 1 – Attracting and Retaining Talent within Brighton/Sussex

Hello all. It was great to see so many of you at the Digital Skills Summit on Monday at the Komedia, thanks for coming and for your enthusiasm and input in the workshops. If you couldn’t attend here’s a round up of my workshop: “Attracting and Retaining Talent within Brighton/Sussex”: We discussed three main questions and these were some of the key points & ideas: What roles are hard to fill and why? Developers (iOS, graduate, drupal and .Net) – not enough of them; not enough with the right mix of skills with initiative and pro-activity Marketing Executives – not …

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