Wired Sussex Blog

Open Studios: The Co-Working Edition

For this year’s Brighton Digital Festival, some of the best co-working spaces across the city will be opening their doors to showcase what they do, the people and business who inhabit them and share the wonderful ideas and projects they’re working on. Whether you’re interested in co-working yourself, looking to meet some great local digital, media and tech businesses or just curious about what goes on behind the scenes at these spaces, get involved! Who’s taking part? The FuseBox The FuseBox is Wired Sussex’s collaborative R&D space in Brighton for people with bold creative, digital and tech ideas. Come and …

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5 reasons to attend Open Studios: Talent Week

For five days this October, as part of Brighton Digital Festival, some of Brighton’s best digital companies are opening their doors for Open Studios: Talent Week to showcase what they do, where they do it and how. 5 reasons to attend this year’s Open Studios #1 Connect with recruiting companies Many of the companies taking part are actively recruiting so this is a great opportunity to get to the front of the line. You may even land your dream job! #2 See what goes on behind-the-scenes Open Studios lets you see first-hand what goes on behind closed doors at great …

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Open Studios: Talent Week: Call For Participants Now Live!

Looking to attract new talent to your company? Showcase the fantastic, creative and innovative work you do at this year’s Open Studios: Talent Week. What’s Open Studios? For 5 days this October as part of Brighton Digital Festival, our members are invited to open their doors and hold an event in Open Studios: Talent Week. Whether you’re a small or large company, we’d love you to be involved! The week is a fantastic opportunity to raise your company profile within the community, showcase what you do and attract new talent to your business. Why should you get involved? Looking to recruit? Meet …

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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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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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Another great year for Creative, Digital and IT Open Studios

Brighton Digital Festival is over for another year, and what a year it’s been! With so much success, we’re looking forward to getting a full roundup. As staunch supporters of Brighton Digital Festival, Wired Sussex like to get involved in lots of different ways. But one of the more major ways we contribute to this fantastic and fast-growing grassroots festival is by coordinating a five-day event during the month long celebrations: Creative, Digital and IT (CDIT) Open Studios. It is an opportunity for our member companies to throw open their doors and show off what they do, where they do …

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Creative, Digital and IT Open Studios are for everyone!

For 5 days this September, as part of Brighton Digital Festival, some of the biggest and brightest Brighton companies are opening their doors to show you what they do, where they do it and how. The week-long event runs from 22nd to 26th September and is not only a great opportunity for those who work in the sector, but also to anyone with interest in the Brighton digital community. Whether you’re new to it all or an old hand, the benefits of attending CDIT Open Studios events range from an update on what’s happening in the sector to extending your …

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