Wired Sussex Blog

Talent Talks: A chat with Make Real

  As part of our ongoing Talent Talks series, we caught up with some of the team at Make Real to take a look behind-the-scenes to find out what they look for when recruiting new staff. They’re currently growing their development team and looking for some fresh faces to join them, including an Immersive Learning Designer and an Internal R&D Developer. So, if you’re interested in working for award-winning studio that create state-of-the-art immersive experiences, read on…   What do you look for in a prospective employee for your team? There are a number of factors we take into consideration when looking for …

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Are Your Job Adverts Gender Biased?

Part of my role here at Wired Sussex is speaking to members and giving advice and support around their recruitment. A common trend I have noticed recently is questions concerning accidental gender bias when writing a job advertisement. With that in mind; I thought we could take a look at some of the things you might consider when advertising your next job. If you have ever been left wondering why your job adverts seem to have a drastic imbalance in the gender of candidates that are applying, there may be something within the description that is putting people off. We …

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Clearleft’s Ampersand Conference – giveaway & discount for members!

Update: the giveaway is now closed but you can still claim your Ampersand discount! This month, we’ve teamed up with our members Clearleft to run a big discount on tickets to their upcoming Ampersand conference, along with a few free tickets to give away to Wired Sussex members. More details below: Ampersand is Brighton’s web typography conference, founded and curated by Richard Rutter, author of Web Typography and Co-founder of Clearleft. Bringing together experts from all aspects of web typography, from web developers to branding designers, Ampersand will give you the takeaways you need to create websites with expressive, engaging and …

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Would University research expertise help you solve a problem in your business?

At Wired Sussex we know from feedback from our member companies that when they partner with University expertise it can be extremely beneficial to their business, but often the challenge comes from finding the right people at the University with the right knowledge and with time to spare to help them. Often, it’s a case of seeing who you already know rather than who you actually need. Wired Sussex has a new programme that might be able to help you gain new knowledge or solve a problem by accessing expertise at the University of Sussex. As part of the programme, …

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5 reasons to attend our Members’ Xmas Meetup!

We’d like to invite all Wired Sussex Members to our last big event of 2017, to share some festive cheer at our Members’ Christmas Meetup on Wednesday 6th December at Patterns! With an average of 150 people at each event, there are opportunities galore to catch up with friends and make new contacts with others in the local digital, media & tech sector. Not got your free ticket yet? Here are 5 reasons to consider joining us: #1 Make new contacts From developers to creatives, digital marketers to project managers, founders to managing directors, and everyone in between, there’s a …

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3 Ways to Promote Your Digital Business

One of the many things we love here at Wired Sussex is hearing about what our members have been up to. Whether it’s a recent award, new project, product launch, client win, an announcement or another success story, we want to help you spread the word. So, here are some ways we can help you promote your business’ news, reach a broader audience and make stronger connections within the local digital, media and tech sector. Member News Board It’s super simple to post your news to our site, and it’s free! Items posted will also get featured on our website’s …

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10 reasons you should come to our Big Birthday Bash!

What: The Wired Sussex Big Birthday Bash Where: The Unitarian Church, Brighton When: Friday 6th October, 7:30-10pm Our next Members Meetup is going to be an extra special one, as 10 years ago Wired Sussex became fully independent. The last decade would not have been possible without you – our wonderful members – so we would love you to join us as we celebrate in style. Not only will this special Members Meetup provide some great opportunities for you and your business, but we’ve also got some treats in store. So what can you expect? #1 Catch up with friends …

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Exclusive Eco Gym discount for Wired Sussex members

Alongside the 6 main benefits of Wired Sussex membership, we’ve got a new exclusive offer for members this month! This time the lovely folks at Eco Gym are offering a 20% discount on gym membership. Work out, feel great and give your power back to the grid. Eco Gym is the UK’s only green gym group, challenging the fitness industry by taking the power you make during your workout and turning it into electricity. With two gyms based in Brighton and Lancing, Wired Sussex members can join these gyms, powered by the latest Sports Art equipment, all for just £24.95 …

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Update to members: recent spam emails claiming to be us

Hi all, As some of you will be aware a number of members received spam emails today that reference Wired Sussex, as it appears email addresses have been scraped from the public facing business directory part of our website. I just wanted to take a moment to apologise for the inconvenience this may have caused you and to also let you know about the additional security measures we are looking to introduce across the site. It appears these emails originate from India and unfortunately now the addresses have been stolen there is little we can do to stop them making contact …

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Making the most of Membership

It’s not all about meetup’s and events – Here are 5 (other) ways you can benefit from being a Wired Sussex member. We’ve been running a lot more events this year and as a consequence, we’ve seen a few new members join specifically to attend certain events. This is great, but there’s much more to membership than just access to our exclusive programme of member events. So here’s a quick overview on some of the other ways that you can benefit from your membership. Showcase your Business: As a Wired Sussex member you can have a listing on our Business directory, …

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