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This Week at Wired Sussex (9th - 13th Dec)

We welcomed new members:

  • Anders Pink: an award-winning content curation tool who are hiring for a Full-Stack Web Developer.
  • Carl Jeffrey a.k.a @fellowcreative: a Designer, R&D Producer, ScrumMaster and co-founder of The Skiff and coFWD.
  • Acquia: an open-source digital experience company looking for a Senior JavaScript Developer and Senior Drupal Developer.
  • Motif Systems: a Brighton-based specialist R&D tax relief consultancy.
  • The GelBottle Inc: a Brighton-based premium gel polish brand who are hiring for an In-house Beauty & Fashion Photographer.
  • Split Screen Films: a filmmaker that combines traditional storytelling with the latest technology.

Festive fun and networking at our Members’ Christmas Meetup

We had an amazing time celebrating the end of the year with our members on Tuesday! A big thank you to everyone who came along and to our sponsor Fastnet for helping us bring our members together. Check out the photos from the night.

Why December is a good time to recruit

With the holiday season right around the corner, we often find companies put their recruitment plans on hold. We published a blog post about why Christmas is actually a good time to recruit (with a special offer for our members).

Helping you promote your business

We announced a series of advice sessions for the New Year to help you make the most out of your membership and our website’s features. So if you’re looking for tips from the Wired Sussex team, come along!

We talked talent with Strategic IC

We sat down with our members, Horsham-based B2B tech marketing experts Strategic IC, to get a behind-the-scenes look at their company and to find out what they look for in a new team member. If you’re looking to start or further your digital marketing career, check it out.

Thank you for pledging to our Manifesto!

Shout-out to Tate, Digital Brighton & Hove (Citizens Online), Zeroichi and Treetop who this week pledged to our Skills and Talent Manifesto: a set of collective beliefs, aspirations and commitments to help our region’s sector become more diverse and inclusive.

We explored altered realities and VR

On Thursday, we and our FuseBox residents heard a fascinating talk from Dr Keisuke Suzuki about the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science's research into altered experiences and Virtual Reality, from what VR and hallucinations have in common to how VR helps us understand people with synesthesia.

How to find your career calling

Following our ‘Building Your Professional Development Toolkit’ event last week, our guest speaker Allegra Chapman (Brighton Digital Women, The Joyful Web) shared her top tips to help inspire and guide your career development and find a job that you love. You can watch all the talks from the event on YouTube.

We chatted to lots of companies about our upcoming digital skills festival

Rebecca has been busy meeting with members to discuss how sponsoring our upcoming skills festival for the digital sector, Talent Fest 2020, can improve their employer brand and position them as an employer of choice. Here’s how you can get involved too!

Discussing diversity in the digital sector

We hosted a Diversity Working Group workshop, facilitated by Sam Whittaker from the Human Change Agency, to look at how we can unite behind our shared purpose to build more diverse and inclusive workplaces and create meaningful change

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