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Brighton Tech Community Events - Join in!

With restrictions starting to lift and a little bit of normality on the horizon, we thought we’d shine the spotlight on those that are bringing our tech community together by hosting meetups, conferences and workshops both online and (fingers-crossed!) in-person very soon.

If you’re a developer or would love to learn to code, Brighton has plenty of great meetups, whatever language you’re passionate about. And, you never know who you might meet! 

Here are our top picks, make a note in your calendar and join them for their next event.
If you don't see a meetup for you, why not start your own?

Make sure to keep an eye out for our own FuseBox events later in the year.


Codebar Brighton

Codebar is a charity that facilitates the growth of a diverse tech community by running free regular programming workshops for minority groups in tech. 



Their goal is to enable minority group members to learn programming in a safe and collaborative environment and expand their career opportunities. If you’d like to become a full-time developer, or just want to learn the basics of coding in a supportive environment, join one of their free regular workshops, which normally include half an hour of socialising, a lightning talk and then hands-on coding with your coach!

They’re also always on the lookout for more coders to join their community and help coach, find out more.


Brighton Java

Brighton Java brings together Java users, enthusiasts and learners for informal get-togethers, including talks, workshops and socials. They're interested in the whole world of Java – android development, server frameworks, interesting tools, applications, development methodologies and so on.

Learn more or find their next event on our Community Calendar.


Brighton Gophers

Brighton Gophers is a new Brighton-based community for anyone interested in the Go programming language.

Are you a gopher or keen to develop Go skills and begin to share experiences and ideas? Join them for Go workshops, talks and discussions guided by the community.

Find their next event on our Community Calendar.


Brighton R Meetup

This is a friendly group of local R professionals, who meet regularly to share stories and inspiration from working in the R environment. They host informal talks and workshops, with the conversation continuing afterwards in the bar (online for now), and are open to all skill levels whether you are just curious, an early learner or an advanced user.

Find their next event on our Community Calendar.


Brighton Web Dev Meetup

If you build for the web, whether just for a hobby or professionally, then this meetup is designed for you. They organise monthly events to chat about all things web, with guest speakers presenting on a range of topics, from New Web technologies, Web Development Frameworks, DevOps tools, Testing processes and everything in between.

Find their next event on our Community Calendar.


Async Web Tech Meetup

Async is one of the oldest JavaScript meetups in the UK, founded in 2010. An inclusive group, they meet monthly to discuss & play with JavaScript and related web technologies, hosting talks, hack nights, show n' tells and community events, all of which are free. If you're a programmer, or simply an enthusiast - be sure to join them!

Find their next event on our Community Calendar.


UX Brighton

UX Brighton is a tech community group disseminating knowledge about all aspects of user experience, founded in 2008 by Danny Hope. They meet on the second Tuesday of each month, in central Brighton (online for now), alongside their annual conference in November.

Find their next event on our Community Calendar.



Browse our calendar to see all our digital, tech & media community events and see what’s planned this month.

Do you host a developer meetup based in Sussex?
Get in touch with us if you’d like to be added to this list, and be sure to list your next event on our Community Calendar.

Engineer, Programmer or Developer looking for the next step in your career?
Check out the Wired Sussex Jobs site for exciting new roles.

About the author

Anna Bagley

Hi, I'm Wired Sussex's Events & Marketing Coordinator, I help to promote our range of services to support our members and the local digital sector, as well as helping to create inspiring events for the community.

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