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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 of you came to check them out.

Here is the list of companies that took part this year:

Brandwatch                   BrightMinded                  Brighton Media Centre              Brightwave

BTV Post                       Cardens Accountants    Cogapp                                     Crunch

Dabapps                        DC Storm                       Ideal Networks Ltd                    Latest TV

NixonMcInnes                Online Creative             Persistent Peril                        Propellernet

Pure360                         ribot                              Spook Studio                            UpStream

Wired Sussex              Zero G Media

As part of the evaluation of the week, we created a survey to collect some of the different experiences attendees and participants had during CDIT Open Studios.

These surveys showed that 90% of participating companies met their objectives in holding an Open Studio event. The events attracted a wide range of audiences from Freelancers and creatives to students and professionals.

Feedback from attendees was really positive:

‘A Very Useful and Enjoyable Week, Excellent Networking.  Very glad that we took the time to come out and visit these companies.  Thank you.’

 ‘Left me feeling incredibly inspired and energised’

‘Great event, great people, great hospitality, great learning experience and great use of time’

‘Excellent opportunity for myself and others, thanks a lot!’

There were loads of tweets on Open Studios so we created a Storify of all the good ones. You can find this here.

We also got a great review from The Brighton and Hove Independent. Check it out below:

Some of the participating companies also wrote about their events in blogs on the week. Click on the following companies to see them:






If you’d like to check out some of the photos from our event, just visit our  Facebook album here.

With 100% of our participating companies wanting to take part next year we’re already excited for 2014's CDIT Open Studios.

And if you haven't already, you can have a look at the conversation on Twitter at #BDFOpenStudios.

ribot's Open Studio

Online Creative's Open Studio

BTVPost's Open Studio

Nina Scerri

BDF Events & Marketing Intern

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