Wired Sussex Blog

Future Proofing: What is it? And Why is it Important?

Recently Hub Manager Rosalie went to Scotland to represent the FuseBox in the latest workshop as part of the European Creative Hub Network (ECHN). A project designed to bring hub leaders from across Europe together to build relationships and exchange practical tools with each other. Here she writes about what she learned: The topic of the workshop in Edinburgh was all around Future Proofing and offering ways you can set your mind set for not only survival of your work but also to allow for positive change and progress. I wanted to share my learnings, as these methods of embracing …

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Should Immersive Technology be more ‘Human Centric’ in order to drive mass adoption?

The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton suppports innovative digital companies to take their products to market faster – one of it’s technology focuses has been immerive technology – such as virtual, augmented, mixed reality and haptics. This blog explores how immersive tech is showing maturation, but needs great content to scale further. In order to develop this content – content producers need to be human and not technology centric. Start with the human In its 2017 strategy, The Digital Catapult Centre prioritised immersive technology (augmented, virtual and mixed realities, and related new forms of human interface) as one of its four key strategic …

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Get extra exposure for your job ad with our Xmas offer!

When the holiday season comes around companies often put recruitment on hold, even if it’s a detriment to business growth. However, we’ve found there are actually some good reasons to advertise over the Christmas period, including: Jobseekers have more time to job hunt – over the holidays people have more time to think about their careers, evaluate where they’re going and search for new opportunities. You have more time to train staff – as work traditionally dies down in the run-up to Xmas, you will have more time to train staff ready for the New Year. Getting ahead of the …

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FuseBox Residency News

We are now just one month into our newly relaunched residency programme, part of and subsidised by the Digital Catapult Centre Brighton. Our doors reopened in time with the completion of major building works to expand and improve The FuseBox. And during this exciting time, we have launched the Brighton Immersive Lab, a brand-new space to experiment and play with cutting edge virtual and augmented reality hardware, shared the news of an upcoming 5G testbed and held multiple tech themed workshops and meetups. The residency programme has been overwhelmingly popular and we have a growing list of companies and individuals …

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Win a ticket to Bytes Conference!

Update: This competition is now closed. Congratulations to the winners! Bytes Conference is a great opportunity for those working (or interested) in the web industry to gain expert insights ranging from development and design, through to marketing and performance tips. Interested? The lovely team at Bytes Conf are giving 4 free tickets away to Wired Sussex members! To enter: Retweet or like this post or Comment on the post about why you would like to attend The closing date is at midnight on 8th November 2017. See Terms & Conditions. A little bit about Bytes Conference: Bytes Conf brings together web industry …

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Digital Catapult Centre Brighton launch an Immersive Lab

The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton supports innovative digital businesses to rapidly develop new products and services around emerging technology, such as immersive technology – Virtual and Augmented Reality. At its latest sell-out Virtual Reality meetup, it announced a new way in which it will support local businesses – an Immersive Lab open to start-ups, creatives and companies innovating around immersive technology. The Immersive Lab will include cutting edge virtual and augmented reality hardware, high end, VR ready PCs, tethered headsets (e.g. HTC Vive/Occulus Rift), VR ready smart phones and cutting-edge kit such as a green screen, a motion capture suit …

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Making the most out of 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. So how can you make the most of Open Studios? Do your research. Have a look at the companies taking part, plan which ones you would like to meet, make sure you know a bit about them beforehand, and look on their website and think of intelligent questions to ask them to make you stand out. Check out the Talent2017 videos. Lots of …

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12 Job Hunting Tips

Recently graduated and looking for a job in the digital sector? Here’s 12 tips to steer you towards greater success in your job search. Good luck and happy hunting. Be proactive It’s alright to take a little break after graduating (after all you’ve earned it!), but don’t let those lazy days on your sofa roll into weeks. If you want to get ahead you’ll need to be proactive and not wait for opportunities to come to you. Don’t wait for permission Want a job in web development? Practise making dummy websites in different styles. Want to write blog posts for a living? …

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Announcing a New Residency Programme at the FuseBox

We are delighted to announce that the Digital Catapult Centre Brighton is open for applications for its new residency programme, based at The Fusebox. This residency programme is intended to support digital entrepreneurs, tech visionaries and creative technologists who are looking to turn their ideas and initiatives into successful innovations. If this sounds like you, read on to hear more about what is on offer and get in touch. What kind of people or businesses are you looking for? These residencies are part of the Digital Catapult’s programme of activity in Brighton. This means we are looking for individuals or small …

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Interview Guidelines

So you are on your way to landing your dream career, and next up is the Interview. This is a great opportunity for you to elaborate on your CV but also to show off your personality and individuality to the company, and why you would be the perfect fit. So, we have gathered some tips and guidelines to help you with the whole process: 1. Preparation. Research the company/organisation beforehand. Make sure you know exactly what the company does and who for, plus any recent developments or projects that they are involved in. This shows competence and commitment as well …

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