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Date Event Location
Friday, 01 December

Artificial Lives: Imagining Life, Enhancing Life, Engineering Life

The Artificial Lives conference at the University of Sussex will present emerging, cutting-edge research on artificial life, reimagined from a number of angles. For the conference programme, speaker abstracts, and details on travel and accommodation, please see https://artificiallives.wordpress.com/.

This conference is part of a larger project that identifies a number of connected developments in the sciences, social sciences and the arts, in relation to the production of artificial life. Advances in the fields of medical sciences and information technology have rendered new forms of material and virtual lives possible. The social sciences and arts are re-imagining what we understand by “life”, altering how the concept of life is visualised and represented.

Please see https://artificiallives.wordpress.com/ or email artificiallivesproject@gmail.com for further information.
 

Time: 09:00-19:00
Full details
Bramber House
University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton
Monday, 04 December

Hard Coded Confidence: Data & You - Brighton Digital Women

During this friendly, festive meetup we'll discuss different sorts of confidence and how they impact our work, relationships and our position in digital marketing.

We'll have usual fun but with a festive twist and there will be prizes to be WON! "OoooOOOOooohs" and "AaaaaaAAAAaaaahs" welcome :)

Our 4 Talks:

1. Kayleigh Rogers: 'Can You Trust Your Data?'

Web analytics is used to make important decisions – should we switch off that campaign? Should we spend more on PPC? What product should feature on the homepage? All these decisions can be bad decisions if you have bad data. This talk will give you some tips on what to look out for and how you should invest in your analytics.

2. Kerry Watkins: 'Learn To Love Your Data'

In Kerry's work as a trainer and consultant she hears from women all the time that they are scared of (social media) data and so don’t pay attention to it. Kerry has been asked to help train Brighton & Hove Business Women’s group to ‘Learn to love your data’. Kerry is passionate about teaching people to extract simple, relevant data – whether it be from email marketing, Twitter or Facebook Ads manager – to learn about their customers needs likes and what content resonates. Trusting in data helps us to improve but it’s with an understanding of people too.

Short break where we'll enjoy some FREE festive refreshments including our beloved prosecco of course

3. Ginatare Matuzaite | CEO & Co-Founder of Amberoot: 'Thoughts & Advice On Confidence'

Gintare is a talented and impressive Brighton-based CEO. Her brand, Amberoot, was created with the ambition to make the fashion industry more environmentally friendly, ethical and transparent. Gintare has spent a great deal of time thinking about what 'confidence' really looks like for different people. She shares her practical tips and advice with us!

4. Corrine Card | Co-Founder of Full Story Media: 'Confidence Gives Your Campaigns The Edge'

Corinne is a co-founder of a Full Story Media, a media consultancy in Brighton and has worked in digital marketing for 10 years. She will be talking to us about how having the confidence to go the extra mile with your digital marketing campaigns can give you the edge over competitors.

Expect to hear about case studies of campaigns which have gained links and coverage from the BBC, Guardian, Telegraph and Financial Times!

Bring your colleagues and friend interested in digital. It's not just a group for women, we're all in this together and all are welcome!

- Brighton Digital Women
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
Eagle Labs Brighton
1 Preston Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 05 December

Team meeting for Brighton Everynet project

We are building a free community 'Internet of Things' network which will span the Greater Brighton area. At this meeting we will discuss progress and plan for 2018.We are also looking for people who can use their practical skills to help the project. If you have any expertise in Wordpress, Copy writing, Publicity or Community Engagement then your time and expertise will be warmly welcomed!  

Time: 19:00-21:00
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Fusebox
The Fusebox, New England Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 05 December

Brighton ALT NET

Now in its tenth year, Brighton ALT NET is a monthly meetup for software developers interested in the .NET platform.

No need to register, just turn up at The Skiff by 7:30. It's a very friendly crowd and everyone is welcome.

Website: brightonalt.net (http://brightonalt.net/)
 

Time: 19:30-22:30
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The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Wednesday, 06 December

Wired Sussex Christmas Members Meet Up

It's that time of year already, can you believe it - registration for the Wired Sussex Members' Christmas Meetup is now live!

Meeting other members and talking to Wired Sussex about what you and/or your company needs is one of the best ways of getting the most out of your membership. The more we know about you, the better we can help; and the more you know who we are - and who other WS member companies are - the more opportunities you'll be able to grab to create & develop new business.

As the last member's meetup of 2017, we'd really love to see you there. So, whether you're in Brighton or beyond; whether you're a freelancer, director or an employee of a larger agency - join us for some festive celebrations!

With an average over 120 people at each event, there are multiple opportunities to catch up with friends and make new contacts in the local digital, media and tech sector.


Whilst we'll be being all festive, we still want to make sure that you get as much as possible out of attending, so the Wired Sussex team will be on hand to help introduce you if there's anyone in particular that you'd like to speak to, or if you are looking for someone with a specific expertise.


Come join us for some festival fun, seasonal tunes, mulled wine/cider, mince pies. Wearing questionable Christmas jumpers, hats or accessories are optional but highly encouraged and perfect for all those group photo opportunities.

**This event is for Wired Sussex members only**

 

Time: 17:30-21:30
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Patterns Bar
10 Marine Parade
Brighton
Thursday, 07 December

Introduction to Micosoft Dynamics 365 for Financials and Operations

Join Cloud9 Insight at Microsoft's new offices in Paddington, London, as we introduce you to Microsoft's new cloud-based accounting package for SMBs.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials is a new application that coordinates end-to-end activities, all from within your Outlook. Financials allows your business to manage your ledgers, assets and inventory with built-in intelligence that raises alerts on limits, e-commerce transactions and logistics. 

Project manage common tasks with superior reporting capabilities, automating your purchasing processes and tracking customer activities. We will introduce you to Microsoft Dynamics 365 and the benefits this cloud-based platform offers. 

We will also discuss major issues facing small businesses such as cybersecurity, GDPR, Making Tax Digital and how a Microsoft solution can safeguard you and your clients from security threats. 

What's more, Microsoft is committed to GDPR compliance across all their cloud services when enforcement begins on 25th May 2018 and provide related assurances in their contractual commitments. 

The Agenda 

18:00 Welcome, refreshments, networking 18:20 Introduction to Microsoft Dynamics 365 and its success in today's CRM market 

18:50 Are you and your clients GDPR ready? Tips and actions you can enforce now 

19:10 Cybersecurity- How does Microsoft protect you and your clients form from security threats 

19:30 Microsoft's end-to-end solutions using Dynamics 365 including Sales, Marketing, Talent, Service, BI reporting and Financials 

19:45 How Cloud9 can support best practice, business growth and success We'd be delighted to welcome you to the event and treat you to wine, beer, soft drinks and canapés.
 

Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
Microsoft
2 King Street
Paddington
Thursday, 07 December

Bognor Regis Creative Digital Hub - Christmas Social

Come along to our Christmas Social for a drink, mince pie and some networking. Plus:
  • 3 minute speed pitching
  • Hub update
  • Christmas Quiz!
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
The Pier Hotel Bar and Diner
Waterloo Square
Bognor Regis
Thursday, 07 December

VR Brighton Meetup #8: VR for Good

An Event by - Digital Catapult Centre Brighton


This VR Brighton event will examine how immersive technology is being used to drive empathy for charitable causes, provide therapeutic interventions and social issues.

And, as always, also expect lots of networking opportunities with VR and AR innovators, as well as the chance to have a hands-on play with demos.



 

Time: 18:30-21:30
Full details
The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House,New England St
Brighton
Thursday, 07 December

Async: Ruby Rocks!

Async has primarily been a JavaScript meetup since it was founded (back in 2010!). We can all learn a lot from looking at other languages though, and one of the more elegant web languages around is Ruby. Luckily, our own Dot Wingrove is a Rubyist and will be our guide.

This talk will teach you a bit about Ruby via the medium of rock-paper-scissors, plus a little bit about AI history. It will also make you laugh — at least a little. You'll also learn some game theory, some mind games, and finally, how to build a world champion bot in the universe of Rock Paper Scissors.The talk is aimed at all developers even if they're new to Ruby, but anyone with some Ruby background should also find it interesting. All the examples in the talk and are explained step by step, and many of them relatively basic.
 

Time: 19:15-21:30
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The Skiff
Ironworks, 30 Cheapside
Brighton
Friday, 08 December

Business, Tax & VAT Surgery

Plus Accounting is offering free 45-minute advice sessions.

These sessions are aimed at businesses wanting guidance and advice with regard to tax planning and VAT as well as the possible implications on the business owner's personal tax.

 
Time: 09:00-16:30
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Plus Accounting, Chartered Accountants
Preston Park House, South Road
Brighton
Friday, 08 December

FuseBox Brown Bag Lunch: Where the Light Gets In

Cyberpunk has unexpectedly occult roots; virtual and augmented reality enable the supernatural and the mythic within science fiction; and personal computing is built on 60s psychedelic utopianism.

Join us for a bring-your-own lunch event in The FuseBox where Al Robertson our Writer-in-Residence will talk about how the weird pervades modern technology, as a jumping-off point for a discussion about how myth, magic and unreason might force themselves into the futures we’re all building.


What's a brown bag lunch?
A brown bag meeting is a casual meeting that occurs during a lunch period. This type of meeting is referred to as a brown bag meeting because participants bring their own lunches to the meeting. The meeting typically takes place in the workplace, usually in a training room or conference room.

Who is this for?
We have created this event exclusively for FuseBox residents and Wired Sussex members. However, if you don't fall under either of these categories and you would love to come, just drop us an email and we can see if we can fit you in!

 

Time: 12:30-14:00
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The FuseBox
New England House, New England Street
Brighton
Friday, 08 December

PIXEL8

This is a gaming event which involves retro and modern consoles. It is held at Rialto Theatre in Brighton on the 8th of December 2017. Pixel8 also includes board games and competitions. It has a variety of technologies which is interactive for our visitors.  

Time: 13:30-16:00
Full details
Rialto Theatre
11 Dyke Road
Brighton
Saturday, 09 December

Bognor Regis Raspberry Jam

The University of Chichester is excited to announce our 1st Raspberry Jam event!

The first Raspberry Jam is primarily a Show and Tell event where people bring along their projects for visitors to try out and share how they were made so others can learn and be inspired for future events!

 

Time: 13:00-16:00
Full details
University of Chichester
Bognor Regis Campus, Upper Bognor Road
Bognor Regis
Saturday, 09 December

Rebel Makers Horsham

Please bring

Please bring your own laptop and any gadgetry you see fit such as Arduinos, Raspberry Pis... we have a limited amount of kit we provide.

The event

Come along and be part of a community forming around playing, building and learning with technology. We'll be meeting monthly (Every 2nd Saturday) to exchange skills, learn new ones and work on personal and group projects. We are open to exploring anything tech, from electronics and programmable hardware, right through to writing code, developing working prototypes and the digital product lifecycle.

We'll propose project ideas from month to month; from building apps around open data to mashing electronics for the internet of things. Keeping an ear to the ground, we'll also propose entering competitions.

We want this to be your club, a place for problem-solving, teamwork and the confidence to voice an opinion.

 

Time: 14:00-17:00
Full details
Parkside Building, County Hall North
Chart Way
Horsham
Monday, 11 December

Mass Observation "Online"

Mass Observation "Online"Dr Rebecca Wright, Research Fellow in Mass Observation StudiesThis talk will reflect upon what the “digital” means for Mass Observation Studies. Drawing upon the experience of applying digital methodologies to conduct research on energy practices in the Mass Observation Archive, the talk will critically examine the potential and limitations of the digital for Mass Observation Studies. It will explore how the digital has the capacity to open up new historical imaginaries and historical representations from the archive and provide new approaches to typical Mass Observation objects of study, such as everyday practices and the home. This digital optimism will be balanced with a warning about the materiality of these digital technologies which embed new hierarchies and power dynamics in an archive founded on the democratic promise to give a voice to the “mass”.All welcome  

Time: 16:00-17:00
Full details
Digital Humanities Lab
Silverstone Building
Falmer
Monday, 11 December

Brighton Internet of Things Meetup #9 IoT and the Circular Economy

The idea of the Circular Economy has been gathering steam over the last 5 years. According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, it can be defined as follows:

 

'Looking beyond the current "take, make and dispose” extractive industrial model, the circular economy is restorative and regenerative by design. Relying on system-wide innovation, it aims to redefine products and services to design waste out, while minimising negative impacts. Underpinned by a transition to renewable energy sources, the circular model builds economic, natural and social capital.'

 

Can smart connected technology help this process? If so, will it create more problems than it solves? Join our expert panel of speakers to debate this vitally important topic:

 

Caterina Brandmayr (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/caterina-brandmayr-a08aa932/en) of the Green Alliance will provide an overview of the Circular Economy and describe progress towards this goal

 

Wayne Hubbard (https://www.linkedin.com/in/wayne-hubbard-527b5013/) of the London Waste & Recycling Board will report on current initiatives within the capital

 

Stelios Georgoulas (http://personal.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Personal/S.Georgoulas/)of Surrey University will introduce you to the TagItSmart (http://iot-epi.eu/project/tagitsmart/)project and explain how this technology could be used to promote recycling and Circular Economy programmes.

 

Guest chair for the event will be Prof. Ann Light (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/29619) of Sussex University.

 

There will be ample opportunities for networking and a Q&A panel discussion in the second half of the meeting. Doors open at 17:45 pm for a prompt 6:30pm start.

 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
The FuseBox
New England House, New England Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 12 December

Brighton Indie Coffee

Get out of the house, have a tasty beverage and chat to other indie developers!  

Time: 09:30-11:30
Full details
St Ann's Well Gardens Cafe
5 Furze Hill
Hove
Tuesday, 12 December

#ShakeItHUB Design & Marketing help hub

Your local design and marketing help hub! We provide this local #ShakeItHUB for businesses to be able to ask design and marketing related questions and have them answered by experts Meg (design and websites) and Rachael (marketing and PR) . All sessions welcome drop-in visitors, to which we will provide your business with tips, advice and quick fixes. Perhaps you have an idea for a marketing campaign and want some feedback or help getting started? Want to know how much work goes into a press release and where to start with it? Need a website but don’t know where to start? We can help! Or simply come have a friendly chat with us! We are a design and marketing company specialising in rebranding and repositioning with skills in web & graphic design, marketing, PR and SEO.  

Time: 10:30-12:00
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Worthing Town Hall
Chapel Rd
Worthing
Wednesday, 13 December

SRF - Social Media in Emergencies

Don’t be swept along in the wake of social media. If you're not equipped to use social media to influence public behaviour in emergencies (including spontaneous volunteering) then you have already surrendered the initiative.

As social media gives rise to citizen and social journalism, news stories of disasters and emergencies break instantly, not just in the UK but reaching far across the globe. Social networks are part of our every day life and you could find yourself on the back foot if you are not using these networks as a vital communication and surveillance tool, not only to gather intelligence but to build shared situational awareness.

Audience

This Cabinet Office endorsed workshop is relevant for everyone working in the resilience profession as the social media dimension is part of the soundtrack of disaster management.

 


Full details
Shoreham Fire Station
Stoney Lane
Shoreham
Wednesday, 13 December

The Empathy Machine: VR, iAnimal and the techno-biopolitics of witness

Research Seminar

The Empathy Machine: Virtual reality, iAnimal and the techno-biopolitics of witnessing

Professor Michael Goodman, University of Reading - Visiting Fellow, Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics

New techno-social devices are allowing individuals and collectives an unprecedented witnessing of the Anthropocene. Virtual reality is one such techno-social witnessing regime. Dubbed ‘empathy machines’ by Wired magazine, virtual reality headsets are being used as politicised technological devices to bring awareness to such issues as the global migrant crisis and climate change.

iAnimal, an animal welfare/vegan activist group, is engaged in using these empathy machines to intervene in the everyday understandings of where industrially produced meat comes from and convince viewers to shift to vegan diets. Viewed through an intervention event by iAnimal, this paper explores and analyses the techno-biopolitics of virtual reality in the service of animal welfare, changing eating behaviours and the digitisation of foodscapes.

Through an immersive visualisation and auditory experience of suffering, iAnimal creates a kind of thanato-biopolitics in action that is as felt as it is visual. Though this novel network of digital visual and auditory data, the virtual reality experience, visions and sounds of cruelty, suffering and death—with a few vegan celebrities thrown in for good measure—and the relational affects, emotions and feelings of human/animal assemblages, iAnimal points to the possibilities of a ‘virtual food politics’ designed to re-shape foodscapes for the better through the act of emplaced witnessing of the Anthropocene.

ALL WELCOME

Biography: Michael Goodman is Professor of Geography at the University of Reading and Associate Deputy Editor of the prestigious journal, Climatic Change. With over 70 publications, Professor Goodman is a highly regarded and cited international expert in the field of food, environment and media. His interdisciplinary work navigates and pushes the disciplinary boundaries of media and communication studies and human/cultural geography. Professor Goodman has been a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics during 2017.
 

Time: 12:00-13:30
Full details
Watts Building, Room 509
Lewes Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 13 December

Code Club: Brighton Meetup

Code Club is a nationwide network of volunteers and educators who run free coding clubs for children and young people. They are part of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a charity which works to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world.


 

Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
Barclays Eagle Labs Brighton
1 Preston Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 13 December

Christmas Lean and Agile Quiz

This is a group for anyone in the Brighton (UK) area to meet, discuss, explore and learn about all areas of Lean and Agile product development. This month is the Lean and Agile Christmas quiz. 
 

Time: 19:00-22:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 The Cheapside
Brighton
Wednesday, 13 December

The Farm - Freelancers meet up

Meeting for freelancers and small business people. Come along for a chat over a beer about work you've got, work you want, client frustrations or the latest technology. Usually 20-30 people attend over the evening. To help find us look out for the green & black sign on the table, or ask at the bar and they'll point you over to us. The pub give us discount on some drinks, so say you're with us before ordering to find out what's on offer.  

Time: 20:00-23:00
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Caxton Arms pub
26 North Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 14 December

Open Coffee Sussex

Your monthly opportunity to have a coffee in Brighton with people who start high growth digital businesses.  

Time: 08:30-10:30
Full details
Grow 40
40 Kensington Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 14 December

Christmas at the Brighton Museum

Join us in Brighton for our Christmas festivities - we are going ice skating at the picturesque Royal Pavilion Ice Rink, followed by a networking drinks reception at the Brighton Museum.

Ice skating will take place at 16:15 for an hour. If you would prefer not to take your chances on the ice, then please join us afterwards for drinks and networking from 18:00 at the Brighton Museum. 

Your ticket includes welcome drinks and canapes.

All businesses are welcome! Tickets are limited as usual, so please book yourself in early to meet dozens of like minded business people from the region at this informal and lively networking opportunity. It will be the perfect way to relax and get into the spirit of the season...and at the same time make useful connections.

This event is brought to you by the Green Growth Platform, which supports a thriving green sector in Sussex through a menu of business support, innovation and R&D, skills and events, all delivered by a team of industry experts, business advisors and university specialists.

Joining the Green Growth Platform is free and creates opportunities for businesses of all kinds, whether you provide environmental/low carbon products and services or are looking to reduce the environmental impact of your business.
 
Cost:  14
Time: 16:00-21:00
Full details
Brighton Museum
12A Pavilion Parade
Brighton
Thursday, 14 December

SPACES Brighton "Christmas Jumper" Party

Join the Team at SPACES Brighton for an end-of-year festive celebration wearing your whackiest, most colourful or ugliest Christmas jumper!  There will be a prizes for the best and worst dressed!

Enjoy a Christmas-inspired feast (with all the trimmings!) from our in-house caterer, Soul Deli, while sipping on a warm and spicy mulled wine or a sweet and delicious hot chocolate.  Other activities to bring in the festive cheer will include:

-  casino tables for the high rollers (fun money)
-  gingerbread man decorating
-  Christmas karao-ho-ho-ke

'Tis the season of love and goodwill so we will be doing a raffle to win a fantastic festive hamper in support of local charity The Clock Tower Sanctuary.  The charity provides support to homeless youth in Brighton and Hove which is much needed, especially at this time of the year, so please dig deep in your pockets!

Please RSVP using the link provided to secure your place at this festive knees-up!  This is an invitation only event and invitations are therefore not transferable.

We look forward to celebrating with you in true SPACES style!

 

Time: 17:00-21:00
Full details
SPACES Brighton
Mocatta House, Trafalgar Place
Brighton
Thursday, 14 December

Festive Crunch Chorus meetup for the self-employed

Being self-employed has many great benefits, but there are some things you miss out on. At this time of year, the lack of a traditional office party can really hit home.To tackle this, Crunch Chorus is hosting a meetup in Brighton at BrewDog on Thursday, 14th December.

Join other freelancers, contractors and small business owners for a festive tipple. You’ll also have a chance to chat with our experts and ask them any questions about your business as you head into 2018.
 

Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
BrewDog Brighton
52-54 Grand Parade
Brighton
Thursday, 14 December

Brighton Analytics Meetup

We will be talking analytics and drinking beer...

A little bit of background. We started meeting in 2012 (see http://www.brightonanalytics.co.uk) and had a brief spell as http://cafeanalytique.com, thinking that we didn't necessarily need beer. And we don't but it is nice to drink a nice beer once in a while (and occasionally talk shop). So we are back - this time using Meetup, which seems to be the way to do this sort of thing these days. Please RSVP to let us know you are coming!
 

Time: 19:00-22:00
Full details
Evening Star
55-56 Surrey St
Brighton
Thursday, 14 December

Brighton Web Development Meetup

What we'll do

Since its Christmas I thought we could do a drinks evening for everyone to get to know the group, plan some ideas for talks for next year and perhaps have people do some "show and tells" on any personal projects they think might be interesting to the group.

It would be great to keep this informal and relaxed.

The Skiff in Brighton is a nice place to have an informal meetup to chat and share ideas.

I hope to see you there,
Thanks, Gavin

What to bring

Laptop if they want to share any ideas, we have a great projector.
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Friday, 15 December

Chamber Hub: Free Networking Event

A completely informal event totally dedicated to Networking.  Held in Shoreham this is an opportunity to meet  members and non members in a relaxed and welcoming environment. If you are new to Networking this is a great place to start!

Don't forget your business cards!
 

Time: 12:30-14:00
Full details
Impulse Leisure
Lancing Manor, Manor Rd
Lancing
Friday, 15 December

NS1 - Christmas Get Together (Free Drinks - Food!!)

NS1 (www.NS1.com) are a global DNS and Traffic Management company and we're celebrating a highly successful first year of trading in Brighton with a bit of a party.Come and celebrate with some (lots of) free drinks, Christmas food and maybe a few presents to give away, here and there, including a set of Bose QC35 headphones to one lucky attendee.  

Time: 18:00-23:00
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Werks Central
15-17 Middle Street
Brighton
Monday, 18 December

Brighton Blockchain Meetup

Come along and share your knowledge on blockchain projects and ideas for building decentralised applications that interest you!

Some group members have created decentralised blockstack identities and registered for the Blockstack Token Sale (see https://blockstack.org) so we are in a great position to discuss how this was achieved and the differences between the Blockstack token sale and the standard Initial Coin Offering (ICO) model.

In the meantime the group website, http://www.brightblock.org, is coming along. I will walk through the code that enables signing in with your blockstack id and the integrations with the bitcoin and blockstack nodes I'm running.
 

Time: 18:00-19:30
Full details
The Walrus (Raised Room)
10 Ship St
Brighton
Monday, 18 December

BrightonPHP Christmas Hack Night

Ho ho ho and all that! This month, we wanted to do something a bit special for Christmas, so on Monday 18th December, we’ll be meeting up not at our usual venue, but at Holiday Taxis on Black Lion Street for a night of festive cheer, mince pies, and teaching Alexa Christmas carols … or something like that. Come along any time from 6PM, bring a laptop, and let’s see what we can put together.

Give Alexa a New Skill for Christmas

Rather than a person doing the talk, this month we’re going to let a robot do it, in the form of Amazon’s Alexa personal assistant. We’ll have a couple of Amazon Echo boxes to play with, and our aim for the night is to build a new “skill” – a set of keywords Alexa can respond to. You bring a laptop, some creative ideas, and some programming genius; we’ll provide some festive snacks and drinks.
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
Holiday Taxis
13 Black Lion Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 19 December

Brighton Indie Coffee

Get out of the house, have a tasty beverage and chat to other indie developers!  

Time: 09:30-12:00
Full details
Cafe Plenty
3-4 circus parade, New England road
Brighton
Tuesday, 19 December

.NET South East December

Please arrive from 6:30pm, the talk will start at 7pm. Access after 7pm will be limited so please arrive on time. Madgex are kindly providing some snacks and beer for our attendees to enjoy.  

Time: 18:30-21:30
Full details
Madgex
1 Gloucester Pl
Brighton
Wednesday, 20 December

WordUp Brighton

It's been an awesome year for the WordPress community in Brighton. Our monthly meetups keep on growing, WordCamp Brighton was freaking brilliant, and our heads are overflowing with new ideas for 2018!

Now it's time to kick back and relax over a few bevvies with your fellow WordPress community members.

Rather than our usual structure of talks etc, come join us for drinks at The Foundry on Wednesday the 20th December.

If you've never been to one of our regular monthly meetups before (usually they're on the last Monday of the month), why not make this the first time you do :)

Our meetups are for everyone with an interest in WordPress and you'll be very welcome. There are always people with all different levels of skill – spanning from completely beginner, to super advanced. It's a great opportunity to chat to developers, business owners, marketers, designers, freelancers, project managers, bee keepers (!), and lots of other people, just like you, who use (or want to use) WordPress.

The Foundry, has a lovely open fire, cosy atmosphere and great selection of drinks. We hope to see you there for one last 2017 WordUp <3

We'd also like to take this opportunity to say a ginormous thanks to our fabulous sponsors Pragmatic and Platf9rm for their ongoing support, and keeping us housed, wified, fed and watered each month.

• Important to know
Note the temporary change of venue for this month to The Foundry
 

Time: 18:00-22:00
Full details
The Foundry
13-14 Foundry Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 20 December

The Farm - Freelancers meet up

Meeting for freelancers and small business people. Come along for a chat over a beer about work you've got, work you want, client frustrations or the latest technology. Usually 20-30 people attend over the evening. To help find us look out for the green & black sign on the table, or ask at the bar and they'll point you over to us. The pub give us discount on some drinks, so say you're with us before ordering to find out what's on offer.  

Time: 20:00-23:00
Full details
Caxton Arms pub
26 North Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 21 December

WorthingDigital Social

Join us for our monthly dose of chit-chat with like minded folk from across the digital sector

Time: 20:00-23:00
Full details
The Corner House
80 High Street
Worthing
Thursday, 21 December

Functional Programming Meet and Greet

We are having an initial meet and greet this month at the Black Jug. It'll be on Thursday, 21st December, from 8:30pm to 9:30pm. If you're keen to have a pint and chat about our first official meetup in January, then please come along. It's only for an hour so it would be great to meet you all :)  

Time: 20:30-21:30
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The Black Jug
31 North St
Horsham
Friday, 22 December

Game Dev Pub Meetup

Its that time of the month again where I'd like to invite existing game developers and those looking to get into the industry a chance to relax and chat in the sunshine (fingers crossed we'll have the same weather as last time!) and chat games and game dev over a cool beer / cider / wine / soft drink / water / etc.

We had a great time last time and would love to see more people come along.
 

Time: 19:00-22:00
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The Goose
18A Marine Parade
Worthing
Saturday, 30 December

Worthing Cryptocurrency Community

The inaugural meeting of the Worthing Cryptocurrency Community. The meetup will cover the basics of cryptocurrency - what is cryptocurrency and how to get started.

The meetup is open to anyone, from complete beginner to the more advanced crypto enthusiast.

We will cover such topics as Bitcoin, the Blockchain, wallets - whatever is needed!

The centre is equipped with computers so there will be hands-on learning. Internet connectivity will be provided so you can also bring your own laptop!
 

Time: 11:15-14:15
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Worthing Tuition Centre
Cricketers Parade, Broadwater St
Worthing
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