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Date Event Location
Tuesday, 04 September

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 (use the door on Blackman St)
Brighton
Wednesday, 05 September

PLATF9RM Learns: How To Be A Social Animal

Social media is a key part of any business, but how do you keep it engaging and relevant? If you find yourself struggling with new content then join Social Brighton's Kerry Watkins for an hour of interactive idea generation that will ensure you never get stuck again.

Kerry will give you some key engagement strategies and you’ll play the Content Challenge: a dice game developed by Kerry for their content marketing training courses. All being well, you’ll leave the session with some new content you can use straight away!

Since founding Social Brighton in 2010, Kerry has worked with hundreds of local and international businesses to develop their social media strategies. She believes that social media should be fun and an extension of a brand’s conscience and humour.
 

Time: 12:00-13:00
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PLATF9RM
Tower Point, 44 North Rd
Brighton
Wednesday, 05 September

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 and 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, 06 September

Async: "Compression"

Async is a monthly Web Tech Meetup in Brighton & Hove, to learn, discuss and play with JavaScript and related web technologies. We host talks, hack nights, show n' tells and community events.

Tonight's Meetup presented by Niall Coleman, will be discussing how compression formats and algorithms work.

From the speaker: "I've always been amazed about how compression formats and algorithms work. Over the past couple of years, I have created a game that features a hand-rolled compression algorithm for the game maps. These consist of two 2D arrays of numbers, corresponding to the game tiles. However, this format can be applied to an integer array of any number of dimensions.This talk will be about how the compression algorithm works, including condensing the information and then translating to binary, before finally writing to disk."
 

Time: 19:15-21:30
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The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Thursday, 06 September

WorthingDigital Social

This month we're trying a different venue. It's still the same deal as usual. Join us for our monthly dose of chit-chat with like minded folk from across the digital sector

Time: 20:00-23:00
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Finch
Finch Bar & Eatery, 27 Warwick Street
Worthing
Saturday, 08 September

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 opendata 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.

New to coding and electronics?

Then this is the perfect place to learn, come along and learn a new skill!
 

Time: 14:00-17:00
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Parkside Building
County Hall North, Chart Way
Horsham
Tuesday, 11 September

Brighton Indie Coffee

Stuck indoors alone writing videogames all day? Live in Brighton & Hove? Get out of the house & come along to Indie Coffee to chat with lovely, friendly fellow Indie gamedevs!

Time: 09:30-12:00
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Alcampo Lounge
84-86 London Rd
Brighton
Tuesday, 11 September

Brighton Business Briefing

We’re pleased to be running our HR & Safety Business Briefing in Brighton!Our experts Keith Lawson and Marina Ashman will be running a workshop for local business owners and senior managers that will provide practical advice and tips to help tackle those problem areas of HR & Safety in your business.

Agenda also includes:- Possible changes to Employment Law following Brexit in early 2019- Top tips to help you recruit and retain the best people for your business- Advice and best practice for reducing absence and improving productivity- Learn how to keep your staff, customers and workplace safe

We hope you can join us on the day! RSVP your place and don’t miss out!Limited places remain. Confirm your place by email: RSVP@citation.co.uk or call: 0345 310 0650.
 

Time: 15:00-16:30
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Malmaison Brighton
Brighton Marina Village
Brighton
Tuesday, 11 September

How to build a great business on the web

The Go and Grow Online campaign moves into its fourth year and we are delivering workshops to help businesses go online and support existing online traders to grow.

Attending this free event will enable you to learn how to build a website, excel on social media and know your SEO from your PPC. You will also have the opportunity to network with other aspiring online businesses!


Evening workshop agenda:

Step 1: Setting up your office | Step 2: Choose a domain

Step 3: Secure hosting | Step 4: Set up office software

Step 5: Build a home on the web | Step 6: Be legally compliant

Step 7: Embrace email marketing | Step 8: Embrace social media

Step 9: Rise up the search rankings | Step 10: Make the most of marketing tools

Step 11: Measure what works

This event is delivered by approved adviser Rachael Dines, who will help you learn how to embrace the power of the web!


The Enterprise Nation Go and Grow Online campaign is run in partnership with .com, Microsoft and Currys PC World Business.
 

Time: 17:00-19:00
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Community Base
133 Queens Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 11 September

codebar Brighton

Free programming workshops for women, LGBTQ & other groups under-represented in Tech. Our goal is to enable under-represented groups to learn programming in a safe and collaborative environment and expand their career opportunities. To achieve this, we run free weekly workshops, regular events and try to create opportunities for our students making technology and coding more accessible.

There are limited spaces so you need to sign up and RSVP to the event on the website. For more details and to sign up, visit http://codebar.io

 

Time: 18:30-21:00
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Changes every week
See Website
Brighton
Wednesday, 12 September

Make AI Happen Brighton - Group Kickoff Meeting Part 2

Last meeting's presentation on computerised language understanding can found at:

https://hemseye.org/wp/2018/08/07/make-ai-happen-brighton-meetup-launch-meeting/.

A video will follow once I get the usb stick with it on. I think in general people thought the approach do-able.

Following on from the groups initial meeting we discussed what to do next. The suggestions made were:

1) I will give a short presentation on AI in society and AI safety concerns. We then plan to discuss AI safety.

2) We plan to discuss DARPA's plans for explainable AI. DARPA is the US organisation that controls the next generation of US military-led AI research. What DARPA is planning is very similar in aim to my development proposal. 
We will be discussing:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O01G3tSYpU

https://www.darpa.mil/attachments/XAIProgramUpdate.pdf 

https://www.darpa.mil/program/explainable-artificial-intelligence

However what DARPA has published currently appears less ambition. I have only skip read their proposal so far. It should, however, be remembered that it might also be the case that what DARPA has released is currently more of a PR exercise rather than a detailed explanation of their real plans.

3) I think as a group we also all recognised the need to always also include discussion on other projects, particularly smaller fun stuff like Raspberry PI planned / actual builds.I am planning to make a spring watch PI zero wildlife camera.  

On that basis, we should also be finding time in meetings for some show and tell time. As a group, if people are going to bring in new stuff to show and tell, then I think we should guarantee them some time for us all to listen. Perhaps an initial minimum of five minutes talks with more time granted in the current meeting or more time granted in a subsequent meeting if the group agrees. 

This type of constructive and co-operative approach to sharing technology interests and problems was the approach taken by the "homebrew computer club". This club eventually brought us the Apple One and gave birth to the PC age and Silicon Valley. Perhaps we can do something similar now for AI and Brighton.

4) Discussions on further developing and marketing plans for open source community owned computerised language understanding via an embeddable discrete event simulation engine client and cloud server knowledge repository (the HEMSEYE - The HivE Mind'S EYE). 

Completion of this modelling work would allow development of improved language understanding from text (traditional AI) audio (improved Siri etc) and video / SLAM (novel robotic / youtube cognitive) inputs.

 

Time: 18:00-21:30
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Barclays Eagle Labs Brighton
1 Preston Rd,
Brighton
Wednesday, 12 September

Reclaiming Agile Software Dev by Applying Basic Principles. Part 2

This is the 2nd part of James' talk, following on from June's meetup.

Sometimes it seems the core agile concepts of iteration and feedback are lost amidst a fog of frameworks, processes, tools and mysticism. I'll quickly recap the concepts and (re)discover the fundamental assumption of agile. Then onto the good part - where we discuss how some frameworks and processes hinder these core agile concepts and work out what to do about it.
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
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The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Wednesday, 12 September

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 and 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, 13 September

HR Digital Media - Managing Stress In The Workplace

Our HR Digital Media Group was founded in 2006 by Fiona Martin, co-founder of Martin Searle Solicitors in partnership with Wired Sussex. We welcome business owners, HR Managers, directors and employees responsible for personnel issues who work in the Digital Media Sector.

This session Jane Cattermole is a MHFA Workplace Associate, approved MHFA Instructor and a qualified Integrative Counselling Psychotherapist. For 13 years, she has worked for ESRA, a charity providing employment and retention support to people with mental health problems and their employers. She set up Minding Your Business 3 years ago as the Training Service for ESRA and delivers specialist services and training to a wide variety of organisations. 
Jane’s session will include:

* The facts about stress and mental illness; * How stress affects your staff (and you!); * Understanding Type A and B personality styles and how this affects stress management; * Strategies for addressing stress in the workplace. 

Jane says: ‘‘There’s nothing ‘woolly’ about the issue of stress and mental illness in business. The psychological wellbeing of staff is a significant organisational concern throughout all industries and sectors. But are we REALLY addressing it?’’ 

This event will be held at our Brighton office from 9:15am11:15am. Events are free for members. Membership costs £25 per year to cover refreshments. Membership invoices shall be issued upon your second HR Digital Media meeting and are to be paid by cash on the day. Members and non-members can book a place at the meeting through Eventbrite. 

If you have any queries please call Chloe Murphy on 01273 609911, or email chloemurphy@ms-solicitors.co.uk.
 

Time: 09:15-11:15
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Martin Searle Solicitors
9 Marlborough Place
Brighton
Thursday, 13 September

#ShakeItHUB Free design and marketing help

We provide this free #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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Eagle Labs
1 Preston Road
Brighton
Thursday, 13 September

Clearleft Late Summer BBQ 2018

We’re a team of makers, thinkers, organisers and digital explorers with a penchant for a good BBQ by the sea.

Help us eek out this amazing summer by joining us on our terrace for delicious barbecue, fine beverages, funky tunes and of course fabulous company! Please RSVP so we can ensure we have plenty of goodies for everyone.

This event is for...
Friends, colleagues and clients of Clearleft and any designers or developers who fancy popping in to say hi.

Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible
Accessible Facilities
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
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Clearleft Ltd
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Thursday, 13 September

Brighton Digital Festival 2018 Launch Party

Join us on 13 September for the Launch Party of Brighton Digital Festival 2018.

This year's launch takes place at Phoenix Brighton to coincide with the launch of Uncommon Natures, a group exhibition of work curated by Festival Director, Laurence Hill, selected from the Lumen Prize for Digital Art 2018 shortlist and also the CAS50 Exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of the Computer Arts Society.

Come celebrate the start of the Brighton Digital Festival with a cocktail and get a taste of what’s to come for BDF18 and meet some of the people behind the Festival.

Cocktails will be supplied courtesy of our event sponsor Plus Accounting, Chartered Accountants.

Free to attend and open to all but please RSVP on Eventbrite.
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
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Phoenix Brighton
10-14 Waterloo Place
Brighton
Thursday, 13 September

The beer's on us: Brighton self-employed meetup

"That was the funnest networking meeting I've ever attended. See you at the next one!!" - Jane HAre you a freelancer, contractor or small business owner based in or near Brighton?Have a drink on us, chat with like-minded people and make new connections. We'll be at BrewDog on Thursday 13th September, from 6pm.There are limited places so book your spot now.  

Time: 18:00-20:00
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BrewDog
52-54 Grand Parade
Brighton
Thursday, 13 September

Forever – A Virtual Reality Artwork by Alex Peckham - 13th - 17th Sept

Forever – A Virtual Reality Artwork by Alex Peckham - 13th - 17th Sept

Forever is a groundbreaking new VR work by artist Alex Peckham, due to premiere at Brighton Digital Festival 2018.

Inspired by the work of artists such as Paul Nash and Arnold Böcklin, Forever reawakens surrealism and symbolism to explore classic themes of memory, nostalgia, desire and loss. Using a combination of virtually rendered environments, real-world photography and video, the artist has recreated locations from his own home and combined these with fantastical and surreal elements to produce a truly unique dreamlike experience.

A strange world that is both night and day is revealed, the domestic gives way to the isolated shores of an island with odd glass vessels that rest upon the sand; in the forest insects dance in the sky above. Forever creates a world that is almost monochromatic, yet rich and sumptuous; a place that feels at times fractured, yet equally whole and comforting.

Please note that although this is a free event, a limited number of people can experience Forever at the same time. Booking ahead of your visit is recommended - please visit the project website to book your place.
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
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Phoenix Brighton
10-14 Waterloo Place
Brighton
Thursday, 13 September

Neuroscience of digital distractions - talk by a TEDx speaker

In this entertaining and insightful talk, TEDx speaker, Huffington Post blogger and author of Homo Distractus Dr Anastasia Dedyukhina explores how the internet is changing our brain. Quoting the latest neuroscience research, she explains why our devices are so irresistible and how digital distractions are preventing us from good decision making and innovative thinking. She will give practical tips on how to coach your brain to stay focused in the age of digital distractions.

Do you find yourself going to check your email or social media just for a second, and then two hours later find yourself mindlessly clicking on yet another cat video? How about reading something online and then immediately forgetting what it was about? You are not alone. Our brain is undergoing a massive transformation as a result of internet penetration. We outsource our memory to Google, and are less and less able to concentrate on something for a long time (when was the last time you could read a book without being distracted?).

The real cost of allowing your gadgets to dictate your agenda and behaviour is your depleted ability to make decisions, stay focused, think clearly and creatively, sleep well, and ultimately, manage your own free time and choices. In this talk, you will learn how to take back control of your time and attention without getting rid of your tech.

VENUE: Cafewerks,15-17 Middle Street Brighton, BN1 1AL Doors open at: 6.30pm / Talk starts: 7.00pm sharp.

REGISTRATION AND ADVANCED TICKET PURCHASE MANDATORY!

No tickets at the door

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/neuroscience-of-digital-distractions-brighton-a-talk-by-a-tedx-speaker-tickets-48833742037


 
Cost:  10
Time: 19:00-21:00
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Cafewerks
15-17 Middle Street Brighton, BN1 1AL
Brigton
Friday, 14 September

SheSays Brighton - Brighton Digital Festival 2018 - special

SheSays Brighton - The Future Female 2018 

a Brighton Digital Festival special 
Friday 14 September 2018 from 6pm 
at Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton BN2 0JY

Welcome to a massive SheSays evening of talks and networking with five fantastic speakers, talking about their extraordinary journeys in the digital world.

We're honoured to hear from Gen Ashley, founder of TECH(K)NOW Day conference for women in tech. She's also director of Women Who Code London, lead for Google Women Techmakers London, NASA Space Apps Challenge London, Twitter Developer Community London and Google Developer Groups London. Gen is on the leadership committee for Ada's List and co-organiser of COED:CODE, OpenTechSchool London and London Game Developers. Gen was instrumental in delivering the first 1 day Grace Hopper Conference in Europe (GHC/1 now called HopperX1) and was recently awarded as MVP (Most Valuable Professional) by Microsoft. @coderinheels

We're excited to hear from Bushra Burge, owner and creative director of award winning creative technology studio BB Studio. With a background in science and sustainable design, Bushra cultivates innovation within her multi-disciplinary team. BB Studio's recent projects include immersive stories using VR integrated with wearable tech, for education, science, communication, fashion marketing and user-centred R&D. @bushraburge

Be inspired by Liz Harrison-Flynn - group director digital services at Legal & General. Liz is an accomplished senior business leader with extensive experience in digital technical delivery within the Financial Services and Telecoms Industries. She has a great reputation for delivering major change and business profitability with energy and success. Liz's areas of expertise include agile development, analytics, UX, channel sales, product development, brand transformation and quality management in addition to retail business set-up, operations and people management.

Be dazzled by Ruth Oliver, communications manager at Lighthouse, Brighton's interdisciplinary organisation for contemporary digital culture. Ruth was head of marketing at Brilliant Noise working with brands including Diageo, Adidas and Universal Pictures and she curated and produced the annual Dots conference, bringing together perspectives from the marketing and digital industries with those from wider culture. Ruth is on the board of Brighton Digital Festival and has an MA in Cultural and Critical Theory. @ruthabi

And a very warm welcome to Mariam Crichton who has been a leader, an innovator and an implementor as a digital changemaker throughout her career- which requires both creativity and strategic thinking. She has deep expertise in GIS (global information systems), a keen eye for business opportunities in the technology space and a particular passion for leveraging technology for social change in emerging markets. Working with start-ups, which have all gone on to achieve great success, has given Mariam considerable experience in leading all aspects of early stage business growth.

Many thanks to Legal & General, University of Brighton, Madgex, ProdPad and American Express for their generous sponsorship.

Thank you to http://wavvves.co.uk for the awesome new image!

We can't wait to see you there!

Rifa and the SheSays Brighton team

This event is part of Brighton Digital Festival and open to all backgrounds, ages and genders.


 

Time: 18:00-20:30
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Sallis Benney Theatre
58-67 Grand Parade
Brighton
Friday, 14 September

'Invasion of The Gastropods' - Digital Art Exhibition

The Artful Bodgers – ‘Invasion Of The Gastropods’ – Digital Art Exhibition Brighton has been attacked several times in the past: In 1514 - A fleet of French raiders attacked the village of 'Brighthelmstone' (The original name of Brighton), burning almost every building to the ground

In 1963 - Brighton was invaded by parking meters

In 1964 - The Mods and Rockers invaded the city and fights lasted 2 days

In 1984 - The Grand Hotel was bombed by the IRA

In 2003 - The West Pier was destroyed by fire

Now in 2018 the City is under imminent threat of attack by giant snails and this could have dire consequences for the city. However The Artful Bodgers, an art duo from Brighton are making urgent preparations to defend Brighton and will be mounting an orchestrated counter invasion of giant Gastropods that will banish the snails and restore visual harmony for all time.

The Gastropods are currently being readied for artistic action in a secret production centre hidden deep underground but will be unveiled in a Private View at 8pm on Friday 14th September 2018, at The Constantinople Cafe and Bistro, 51 Norfolk Square, Brighton, BN1 2PA (Tel 01273 777355).

Booking is essential if you wish to enjoy a dinner and briefing that will accompany the unveiling of the Gastropods and address any concerns that you might have for the safety of the city - or you may visit the venue any other day until 13th October 2018.

Documentation of all ongoing artistic operations will be displayed at The Constantinople, as events unfold, throughout the Digital Festival.

This event is for... Everybody interested in Digital Art and Street Art. This event is part of the Brighton Digital Festival, 2018

 

Time: 20:00-23:00
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The Constantinople Cafe and Bistro
51 Norfolk Square, Brighton, BN1 2PA
Brighton
Tuesday, 18 September

Employer Branding - Brighton

Talent is the foundation of any businesses success. The biggest driver of any business’s profit and growth is people. Your ability to hire and retain great talent is the most important thing you do. Today though, Talent has a choice. Unemployment is at a 43 year low of 4.3% so, how do you answer the question; ‘why should I work and continue to work for YOU.’ Your Employer Brand is the answer and how you define it, manage it, and respond to it is critical to your success. And it will hurt if you get it wrong:

- Only 1 in 5 candidates would apply to a 1-star rated company

- If you have a poor brand a 10% pay rise over an offer from a competitor would only tempt 28% if candidates to join you

- If you have a poor brand then 50% of candidates would never, never, never, never work for you regardless of the amount of money you throw at them.
 

Time: 09:00-11:00
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Jubilee Library
Jubilee Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 18 September

Social media: measuring what matters

Are you a Wired Sussex member? Get 20% off your ticket to this event using promo code WIRED.

Want to demonstrate that your marketing is producing real results?

Grab a ticket for ‘social media: measuring what matters.’This three hour workshop will help you understand which metrics matter in Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and how to tie them to business objectives.

 To find out more or buy your ticket go to Eventbrite.

What people say about us:

“Going through the metrics live, online was really useful. James was great!”“Useful insights and a fun host."

 - Workshop attendee
 
Cost:  65
Time: 09:30-12:30
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Spaces Brighton
Trafalgar Place
Brighton
Tuesday, 18 September

Brighton Indie Coffee

Stuck indoors alone writing videogames all day? Live in Brighton & Hove? Get out of the house & come along to Indie Coffee to chat with lovely, friendly fellow Indie gamedevs!

Time: 09:30-12:00
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St. Ann's Well Garden Cafe
St. Ann's Well Garden
Brighton
Tuesday, 18 September

Open Studios: The FuseBox

As part of this year’s Brighton Digital Festival, Wired Sussex is opening the doors to its home and innovation hub, The FuseBox: a collaborative R&D space in Brighton for people with bold creative, digital and tech ideas.

Group tours

We’re running three 1 hour tours throughout the day where you’ll be able to:

  • Explore our space, including our co-working area, demo suite, event space and more
  • Find out what it’s like to be a FuseBox resident
  • See what our current residents are working on, from virtual teleportation to immersive musical experiences to air pollution installations
  • Try out our cutting-edge Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality tech
  • Learn about our projects, such as our Immersive Lab and 5G testbed

Evening drinks

In the evening, we’ll be hosting some after-work drinks and informal networking. Come and make new contacts, chat to us about how we can help bring your ideas to fruition, and battle on Beat Saber and other VR games. Plus, there will be pizza!

 

Time: 13:00-19:00
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The Fusebox Level 4
New England House, New England Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 18 September

The secret to successful employee retention

Building on the success of our previous events, we are delighted to annouce our next office managers networking event.  Each quarter, a group of office managers, PA's, facilities managers and operations professionals from Brighton and beyond, get together to discuss some of the issues that have been popping up in the workplace. 

In addition to getting to meet some like minded people, each session gives us the opportunity to gain some insight on topics such as stress in the workplace, employee engagement and health & safety regulations from an expert guest speaker.

Our next session will focus on employee retention with Emma Meeking (Head of People) & Briony Robertson (Talent Manager) from the Natives Group.  With over 150 specialists working across 6 offices in 4 continents, we will be hearing about their efforts to keep the best of the best on board, and share our own experiences of attracting the best candidates.

Tickets are free but spaces are limited so please book to avoid disappointment.
 

Time: 16:30-18:30
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Brilliant Noise
4th Floor, International House, Queens Rd
Brighton
Tuesday, 18 September

How To Grow Your Audience Online: Panel Discussion and Networking

Hey Content Clubbers. We're back again with another great free Content Club workshop and networking event. Hosted by Toby Moore and an amazing panel of Content Marketing Experts...

Lana Burgess - Copy Writer and Content Strategist

Jon Card - PR Pro and Founder of Coverage Class

Chris Aszodi - Founder of Your Luxury Social Media

This month we'll be discussing all the pro-tips, best practice and secret formulas to growing your audience online. Whether you run huge brand or a super-niche Facebook group... this event is for you.

By coming along, you will learn:

- How to understand your audience and what they want

- How to grow a thriving community around your business

- How to create content that makes people come back, again and again!

- How to use a range of platforms, channels and tools

The event will kick of with some casual networking and introductions, then dive right it to how you can be make better content...

AGENDA:

5.30 - Nibbles and drinks

5.45 - Welcome and intros

6.00 - Short Talk: "You and your community" - Toby Moore

6.15 - Panel Discussion*: "How To Grow Your Audience Online"

Hosted by Toby Moore, and featuring three content marketing, social media and PR experts you will get the chance to ask and discuss your problems, ideas and questions with some session pros!

7.00 - Networking and short workshop

7.30 - Pub!

We want you to walk away from the evening full of great ideas for moving forward with your work. You'll also make some great new contacts, which you can call upon to help you grow your blog, brand or business!

This event is for EVERYONE, whether you're freelance writer, business owner or high flying marketing manager... we will make sure you have a great time and walk a way with something useful.

 

Time: 17:30-19:30
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PLATF9RM
Tower Point, 44 North Road, Floor 6
Brighton
Tuesday, 18 September

.NET South East September - Jon Skeet

Jon Skeet - C# 8: The story so far

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C# 8 isn't out yet (and probably still won't be by the time of this event) but there are preview builds available, and lots of information about what's probably going to be in it.

We'll explore nullable reference types, switch expressions, recursive patterns, index and range literals, and more... basically as many features as we can fit into the time available! 

IMPORTANT: 

Please ensure you RSVP via meetup.com to secure a place.


https://www.meetup.com/dotnetsoutheast/events/248955767/
 

Time: 18:00-21:30
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Madgex Ltd
1 Gloucester Place
Brighton
Tuesday, 18 September

BrightonAnalytics

We chat about web analytics. Come join us - in a pub, somewhere in Brighton...

We aim to bring together people from Brighton (and beyond) who are using analytics to add insight to their strategies and augment their projects and ideas.

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: 18:00-21:00
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Evening Star
Surrey Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 18 September

codebar Brighton

Free programming workshops for women, LGBTQ & other groups under-represented in Tech. Our goal is to enable under-represented groups to learn programming in a safe and collaborative environment and expand their career opportunities. To achieve this, we run free weekly workshops, regular events and try to create opportunities for our students making technology and coding more accessible.

There are limited spaces so you need to sign up and RSVP to the event on the website. For more details and to sign up, visit http://codebar.io

 

Time: 18:30-21:00
Full details
Changes every week
See Website
Brighton
Wednesday, 19 September

E-learning In Brighton: How Do We Raise Our Profile?

Brighton’s e-learning sector is a powerhouse of great and innovative businesses. However, it sometimes doesn’t get the profile it deserves. For instance, there were no e-learning companies included in the recent Times article about the digital sector in Brighton.

This event will aim to start correcting that. We will bring the e-learning sector in Brighton together to discuss how we can start telling its story more effectively and raising its collective profile, enabling individual e-learning businesses to better attract talent, clients and funding.

We want to use this event to identify what is special about our e-learning cluster and where the interesting stories about expertise, growth and innovation reside.

To help attendees understand and frame the opportunities and challenges, we are excited to be joined at the event by Jon Card from experienced PR specialists Full Story Media. Jon is a business journalist for the Guardian, Telegraph and Times, and regularly works with Innovate UK advising tech companies on how they can tell their stories more effectively to the press.

The event will be co-chaired by Lars Hyland (Director, Totara Learning) and Phil Jones (Managing Director, Wired Sussex).

If you work at a management or executive level in a local e-learning business and are keen to discuss and learn how we might grow its profile, then please join us for this Wired Sussex breakfast special.
 

Time: 08:30-10:30
Full details
The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House
Brighton
Wednesday, 19 September

The ‘Not-so-scary’ Pop-up Breakfast

Andy Croll is (deep breath) a freelance chief technology officer, conference organiser, author, speaker and parent of twins. This sounds like an entertaining but alarmingly busy combination, so it’s apt that his consultancy is called Good Scary.

Having worked with everyone from giant corporates to tiny start-ups, he now specialises in managing the technology and software for small and mid-sized companies.

Andy will be talking about the transitory nature of his career in software, and how that has helped him make good decisions in both life and business.

Come along and learn how he manages to juggle – and pick up a few tips along the way.
 
Cost:  20
Time: 09:00-11:00
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The New Club
133-134 Kings Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 19 September

DIGITAL: Transformation. Leadership. Inclusion (Adur & Worthing)

Aims of the session:

• Gain a better understanding of what digital inclusion means for your staff and service users

• Identify practical approaches and digital solutions to develop, maintain and embed organisational digital change

• Discuss the ins and outs of being a leader in a digital age, with a particular focus on community, voluntary and public services

• Explore how we can all be better digital leaders

• Develop confidence and motivation in making a digital change in your organisation

The session will be delivered by Citizens Online, a UK digital inclusion charity that specialises in leading organisations and communities through the online revolution.

 

Time: 13:00-16:00
Full details
Gordon Room Worthing Town Hall
Chapel Road
Worthing
Wednesday, 19 September

Brighton's Got Tech Talent!

Come and join us for a talent show like no other!

As part of the Brighton Digital Festival we thought we would put on an afternoon of pizza, beer and scoring!

Find out how to properly judge public sector tenders & hopefully increase your chances of winning business. Oh and there will be prizes...

Here's what you can expect:

- A chance to play at being a judge! You get to score three tenders

- A peep into the dark arts of public sector tender evaluation

- Tips on making your tenders better

- Pizza

- Beer (and other drinkies)

Who this event is for:
Anyone who is interested in tech, digital or just fancies some playful learning.

Hope to see you there!
 

Time: 14:30-17:30
Full details
Phoenix Brighton
10-14 Waterloo Place
Brighton
Wednesday, 19 September

Talking about Testing - Software testing clinic

During this session we'll cover :- Different forms of communication and why communication is important- Some of the challenges surrounding communication and how to overcome them- Explaining software testing fluently to others- Applying techniques to help generate conversations about testing- Evaluating the pros and cons of different communication methods in generalImportant to knowIf you are coming as a mentor, make sure you tell us via the RSVP questionnaire.

Also comment with dietary requirements.

Plan:Arrive from 6pmThe session kicks off at 6:30 with a break for food around 45 minutes-1 hour in to the session.We will finish just before 9pm.

Software testing Clinic is a safe place for students and mentors to learn about software testing.

Sponsors:This session is kindly sponsored By Legal and General and venue is provided by Platf9rm.
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
Platf9rm
Tower Point, 44 north road
Brighton
Wednesday, 19 September

More Than A Mutha Collective - Launch

This is a new event all about connecting you with like-minded local women in business. We will be bringing you an event similar to something you'd usually find in the big cities so, if you are put off by traditional networking events, this is the place for you!

The evening is all about building connections in a completely relaxed and informal way. We've secured exclusive use of a gorgeous, relaxed space where you can chat with other local female business owners and freelancers while enjoying a glass of bubbly.

Thanks to our sponsor, Bubble Baby Sitting App, we are excited to be able to bring you together with 3 local business owners, each successful in their own fields. They will be sharing their business secrets with you to help you to grow your confidence and knowledge.

Our launch event has some fantastic guest speakers:

Rachael Dines - Shake It Up Creative

Rachel is an expert on SEO and will be sharing some advice and tips on keyword research and the basics of on-site optimisation.

Mary Meadows

Mary is a Brighton based badass life coach! She will be sharing talking about goal setting for your small business.

Sally Bunkham - Mum's Back

Sally has been very successful in getting her business, Mum's Back, featured in the national press and has appeared on several TV shows. She will be sharing her secrets to getting your business in the media.

Our Venue:

We have exclusive use of the newly refurbished Brunswick & Thorn, Worthing's most popular new venue!

Join us from 7pm for a glass of bubbly before our guest speakers share their stories from 7.30pm. We'd love it if you stayed for a drink afterwards.

 
Cost:  20
Time: 19:00-21:30
Full details
Brunswick and Thorn
Thorn Road
Worthing
Wednesday, 19 September

Brighton Web Development Meetup

What we're about

If you build for the web, whether just for a hobby or professionally, then this meetup is designed for you. We don't have a specific agenda, but hopefully we can organize occasional events where we chat about all things web.

We will try to organize some interesting speakers on a diverse set of web development topics in these meetups as well. Let us know if there are any subjects that are of particular interest, and if you want to get involved, then we would be very happy for you to join in as well!

 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Wednesday, 19 September

Network & Learn: SEO, PR & Goal Setting for Women in Business

This networking event is all about connecting you with like-minded local women in business in a completely relaxed and informal way. We've secured exclusive use of a gorgeous, relaxed space where you can chat with other local female business owners and freelancers while enjoying a glass of bubbly.

Thanks to our sponsor, Bubble Baby Sitting App, we are excited to be able to bring you together with 3 local business owners, each successful in their own fields. They will be sharing their business secrets with you to help you to grow your confidence and knowledge and move your business forwards.


Our speakers:

Rachael Dines - Shake It Up Creative

Rachel is an expert on SEO and will be sharing some advice and tips on keyword research and the basics of on-site optimisation.

Mary Meadows - Life Coach

Mary is a Brighton based badass life coach! She will be helping us with goal setting for our businesses to set us on the right track for the final 1/4 of 2018 and beyond.

Sally Bunkham - Mum's Back

Sally has been very successful in getting her business, Mum's Back, featured regularly in the national press and has appeared on several TV shows. She will be sharing her secrets to getting your business in the media.


Join us from 7pm for a glass of bubbly before our guest speakers share their stories from 7.30pm. We'd love it if you stayed for a drink afterwards.

 
Cost:  20
Time: 19:00-21:30
Full details
Brunswick and Thorn
Thorn Road
Worthing
Wednesday, 19 September

Brighton Java: "Common Vulnerabilities in Java Apps"

This month, we have Simon Maple coming down to speak about 'Common Vulnerabilities you wish your Java app didn't have'. This session takes some of the most common vulnerabilities found in the Java eco-system, breaks them down and shows how simple code can exploit them.

We'll look at examples in the wild that have been exposed, some more famously than others, before showing you how to guard against these important security issues.

Hot food and a selection of soft and alcoholic drinks will be provided by this month's sponsors, Mercator IT.

RSVP's close at 5pm on the day, with Doors at 7pm until 7:30pm.

The Brighton Java code of conduct is available here: http://brightonjava.com/code-of-conduct/

Bio: Simon is the Director of Developer Relations at Snyk, a Java Champion since 2014, JavaOne Rockstar speaker in 2014, Duke’s Choice award winner, Virtual JUG founder and organiser, London Java Community co-leader and RebelLabs author. He is an experienced speaker, having presented at JavaOne, JavaZone, Jfokus, DevoxxUK, DevoxxFR, JavaLand, JMaghreb and many more including many JUG tours. His passion is around user groups and communities. When not traveling, Simon enjoys spending quality time with his family, cooking and eating great food.

 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
Brandwatch
1st Floor, Sovereign House
Brighton
Wednesday, 19 September

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 and 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, 20 September

Digital drop-in #CBsessions

For Brighton Digital Festival we'd like to specifically welcome anyone from diverse digital cultures to Creative Blend's free #CBsessions. Enjoy 15 minutes with our experts in web design, UX, social media and content talking about your unique challenges. From 9-10.30am 20th September at Down to Earth Coffee, Hove.

Get access to no-pressure-advice from an ethical digital agency. In just 15 minutes we could check the health of your website and social media, clarify the dark world of SEO or give you some quick branding fixes to take away.

Why not stay a while in our venue Down to Earth Coffee Hove and bounce ideas of other like-minded business folks. We’ll supply the coffee, you supply the marketing challenge.

Drop in 9-10.30am 3rd Thursday of the month in Hove.

Tight on time? You can also book a session online.
 

Time: 09:00-10:30
Full details
Down To Earth Coffee
75 Western Rd
Hove
Thursday, 20 September

Marketing for growth, including the effective use of social media

Marketing is an investment – not a cost. It’s therefore all about getting the right return on your investment, which means you need to think clearly about some key questions:

- Do you know who your target markets are?

- Do you know what your marketing initiatives cost and what you'll get back?

- Do you have a marketing plan?

Marketing is easy to get wrong, waste money on and get frustrated with! But you can market your business very successfully on a low budget. This Pro-actions Business Seminar will show you ways of making sure your marketing works and help you to understand more about effective social media for your business.

Attendees can look forward to finding out about:

- How to plan your marketing

- How to Market your business successfully on a low budget

- How social media can be effective for business

Packed full of sensible ideas and solutions, this is a must attend event for anyone who is serious about their business having the best chance to succeed.

Booking is essential and there are limited places. Don’t delay and use the three hours to make a real difference to your future!
 

Time: 09:30-12:30
Full details
Bexhill Town Hall
London Road
Bexhill-on-Sea
Thursday, 20 September

BIMA Open Studio Day: VRCraftworks

Whilst there is a lot of technology powering the day to day of brand communications, service design and product development, the approaching wave of immersive technologies- specifically VR/AR- brings with it impending change and immense opportunity. It also brings with it some confusion about how agencies and brand should approach using the technologies and how it fits into their strategy.

To dispel some of this confusion the BIMA Immersive Technologies Think Tank- made up of 10 of the foremost thinkers in the world of Immersive Tech together with Virtual Umbrella- has curated a set of the best Immersive Studios in the UK. VRCraftworks, based in Brighton, will be taking part in this event, so come, explore what Immersive Tech studios have to offer and play with some of their toys.

Studios will be presenting some of their case studies and sharing their view on XR trends. After that, you will have the opportunity to get your hands on some of their kit. 

Agenda of the day:

10.00- Arrival

10.30- Presentations

11.15- Explore & play

What are you waiting for? Sign up to attend (limited spaces available). If you have any questions, please email alise@bima.co.uk

More about VRCraftworks:

VRCraftworks is an immersive agency. We make bespoke content and the disruption of the content. Wining VR, AR, 360 degrees (Photo & Video) and MR. Our new software allows for a high-end VR experience on a smartphone within an app. We can use VR to generate revenue or leads for a company. This isn't "VR Fluff" anymore, this is part of a consumers journey. Our platform allows 2 or more people in the same 360-degrees photo at the same time. Loads of different sectors can use it. Virtual school trips, real estate agents, architects, designers, storytelling, family memories and more. 



 

Time: 10:00-13:00
Full details
The FuseBox,
Level 4 North, New England Street
Brighton
Thursday, 20 September

The VR Parlour | TOMtech

The VR Parlour | TOMtech - 20th - 30th September

Welcome to the VR Parlour – a 10-day curated installation that invites you to enjoy some the finest immersive works the world has to offer. Your ticket covers guaranteed slots on the three main exhibits below and overleaf, curated for small groups over one-hour sessions.

HOLD THE WORLD WITH DAVID ATTENBOROUGH
(Sky VR & Factory42)
A unique one-on-one encounter with a digitally realised Sir David Attenborough, in which he teaches you how to examine remarkable specimens from the Natural History Museum’s collection. Go behind the scenes to areas usually closed off to the public to get up close with a stegosaurus, a trilobite, dragonfly, blue whale and a pterosaur.

IS ANNA OK?
(Aardman Animations & BBC)
A true story of twins thrown apart by one night. Step into their shoes and a beautifully illustrated world, explore memories through objects, and uncover what happened from both perspectives.

EMPIRE SOLDIERS
(metro-boulot-dodo)
Empire Soldiers tells the compelling stories of the forgotten Caribbean and South Asian soldiers of World War 1. Hear the captivating stories of the battlefield as you are joined by a returning soldiers and share the emotional experience of the return home. As the journey continues to the present day, focus turns to the resulting changes of the last 100 years, and the impact of migration on the world today.

Eight people per hour, sessions run throughout the day/eve.

Check out the full programme online www.theoldmarket.com/tomtech
 
Cost:  15
Time: 14:00-22:00
Full details
The Old Market
11A Upper Market St
Brighton
Thursday, 20 September

DOOM ROOM (DK) | TOMtech

A boundary-defying live VR experience from Danish collective, Makropol. You are invited to put on a blindfold and begin a guided meditation where you are transported to the afterlife. Technological wizardry combine with heart-stopping live performance in this remarkable work.


Each Doom Room experience is for 6 people, lasting 45 minutes, with sessions running 12 times a day.


Contains scenes of an extreme nature that some audiences may find disturbing.
TIGGER WARNINGS APPLY. See Website.
DOOM ROOM (DK) | TOMtech - 20th - 30th September
 
Cost:  15
Time: 15:00-21:00
Full details
The Old Market
11A Upper Market St
Brighton
Thursday, 20 September

NoöSphere: Mindfulness in a Hyper-Connected World

20 SEP | 6pm-10pm   &     21 SEP | 4pm-10pm
22 SEP | 2pm-9pm     &     23 SEP | 2pm- 7.30pm

NoöSphere: Mindfulness in a Hyper-Connected World 

Scientists and meditation gurus alike have sung the praises of mindfulness as a technique we can harness to improve our mental wellbeing.

Whilst living in an age of hyper-connectivity often perpetuates mental distress, perhaps we can use technology as a tool to connect with ourselves, regulate our emotions and regain control over our minds and bodies.Join us for an hour-long journey through three immersive experiences, inviting you to breathe, embody and visualise mindfulness.  

 - Duration: 60 mins 
 - Intensity: Comfortable 
 - An active, single user experience 
 - 13+
 
Cost:  15
Time: 18:00-22:00
Full details
The Old Market
11A Upper Market Street
Brighton
Thursday, 20 September

VR Brighton Meetup #16: Designing Great User Experiences for VR & AR

Our VR Brighton Meetups offer you the chance to see how Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality is being used to revolutionise a variety of industries, network with innovators and have hands-on experience with immersive demos.


As Immersive applications gain more practical uses in the real world, designers need to learn how to adapt the principles of UX to the virtual world. With new Virtual and Augmented reality applications being produced every day, User Experience design is entering an exciting period of innovation, with more possibilities and a lot of unknowns as we explore this new, rapidly developing field.


This event has a number of speakers and demos lined up to take you through just this. We are excited to announce that we will be joined by:


Steve Bromley, a User Researcher based in London with experience in websites, video games and virtual reality. He currently leads the user research team at Parliament and was previously responsible for leading the research for many of Sony Interactive Entertainment's top European projects. He will here to talk about why user testing is important and how to apply it to virtual reality.


Mark Knowles-Lee, of Fracture, will be joining to discuss designing high-quality user experiences for Augmented Reality. Fracture is an official Microsoft partner and has spent the past years creating some top notch AR applications, which in the process has helped to evolve how we interact with the virtual world.


More speakers will be announced soon!


This event is likely to sell out so if you are interested in coming along, please book your place as soon as you can. If you have any questions about this event or would like to know more about demo or speaking opportunities, please drop us a line chris@wiredsussex.com.




 

Time: 18:00-21:30
Full details
The Fusebox Level 4, New England House
New England Street
Brighton
Thursday, 20 September

The Content Deli Jam — content saves lives

The Content Deli is a regular meetup for content professionals, or anyone interested in the process of designing and making great content. Originally launched at the Brighton Digital Festival in 2015, we’ve been getting together to share and learn about content ever since.

This year we’re doing something slightly different. We’ll be pooling our skills and experience to save lives.

Grassroots Suicide Prevention

For this event, we’ve partnered with Grassroots Suicide Prevention — a Brighton charity dedicated to helping organisations and individuals become ready, willing and able to effectively support someone at risk of suicide.

During the evening, we aim to confront and solve some content challenges Grassroots faces. We want to enable conversations about content that help them meet their simple but powerful goal: that no one should have to contemplate suicide alone.

The wonderful people at Grassroots will be there on the night to provide background information, guidance and support, as well as take away any solutions or ideas that we produce.

Sponsors and logistics

Our generous sponsors and hosts, Brilliant Noise, are providing the space, and the snacks and drinks to keep us energised and hydrated.

This is going to be a working, creative evening dedicated to a great cause, and (as with all Content Deli nights) will include good company and a chance to chat.

Ticket sales (minus Eventbrite fees) will go directly to Grassroots.
 

Time: 18:30-21:30
Full details
Brilliant Noise
4th floor, International House, Frederick Place
Brighton
Thursday, 20 September

Sussex Data Science Meetup

This group is for people interested in technology, innovations, services and research, in and related to, data science. We aim to provide you with good opportunities to learn, network, discuss and present. If you are interested in data science, big data, machine learning or AI, this is the place to meet your peers in Brighton and Sussex.

The meeting is organised by DISCUS (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/discus/), the Data Intensive Science Centre at the University of Sussex. The meetup is being generously supported and hosted by Jellyfish, the world's biggest boutique agency; https://www.jellyfish.co.uk

For this meetup we have two data scientist/developers to talk about the projects they are currently working on.

 

Time: 18:30-20:30
Full details
Sovereign House
Church Street
Brighton
Thursday, 20 September

CTO Meetups - Thursday Series

Moving from monolith to micro services, dealing with legacy applications, introducing new programming paradigms such as reactive programming / data flows, facing the fear of rebuilding software and the myth of feature parity, how to justify the investment, etc.. Fascinating topic, come along to start the conversation, ask questions and share experience.  

Time: 19:00-22:00
Full details
The Lord Nelson
36 Trafalgar Street
Brighton
Friday, 21 September

Alternate Realities

Alternate Realities - 21st - 30th September


For the 2018 Brighton Digital Festival, Lighthouse is presenting selected works from the Sheffield Doc/Fest Alternate Realities exhibition, which premiered at the internationally renowned documentary festival in June.


Exploring the themes of borders, identity, and loss, the works each show how immersive and interactive technologies enable us to interpret and engage with socio-political infrastructures, storytelling and the interface of physical and digital worlds. Each work uses a different technological platform to explore the ideas – gaming, AR, social media and interactive installation.


You can read more about Alternate Realities at Sheffield Doc/Fest in this conversation between Lighthouse’s Artistic Director/CEO Alli Beddoes and Brighton Digital Festival Director Laurence Hill.


THE WORKS


Terminal 3 (Augmented Reality) 
Explore contemporary Muslim identities in the U.S. through the lens of an airport interrogation. Step into the uncanny to directly interrogate, and determine the fate of, the hologram passenger before you. 
Project Creator: Asad J. Malik
Producers: Jill Klekas, Jake Sally, Nigel Tierney, Zeda Stone
Duration: 12 min


Belongings (Interactive Installation)
For many in the developed world, life can be consumed with material objects. But what if you had to flee your homeland forever? What’s the one item you couldn’t live without? The subjects of this immersive installation were faced with that very decision. 
Project Creators: John-Paul Marin, Matt Smith, Tea Uglow, Kirstin Sillitoe
Producers: Megan Gibbon, Jonathan Richards
Duration: 20 min


Where is Home? (Interactive Documentary – Instagram)
A journey through West Africa that asks the simple question. What is home? This Instagram-based project reveals a complex range of thought provoking answers, and interrogates people’s understanding and experiences of a fundamental concept that’s often taken for granted.
Project Creator and producer: Ifeatu Nnaobi
Duration: 30 mins


The Loss Levels (Game)
A deeply personal yet playful collection of fifteen experimental narrative arcade games that narrate the artist’s experience in 2017 when he lost his brother in the Manchester Arena terror attack. 
Project Creator and producer: Dan Hett
Duration: 4 min


There are opportunities to support the exhibition through sponsorship – get in touch to find out more.
 

Time: 09:00-17:30
Full details
Lighthouse
28 Kensington Street
Brighton
Friday, 21 September

NoöSphere: Mindfulness in a Hyper-Connected World

20 SEP | 6pm-10pm   &     21 SEP | 4pm-10pm
22 SEP | 2pm-9pm     &     23 SEP | 2pm- 7.30pm

NoöSphere: Mindfulness in a Hyper-Connected World 

Scientists and meditation gurus alike have sung the praises of mindfulness as a technique we can harness to improve our mental wellbeing.

Whilst living in an age of hyper-connectivity often perpetuates mental distress, perhaps we can use technology as a tool to connect with ourselves, regulate our emotions and regain control over our minds and bodies.Join us for an hour-long journey through three immersive experiences, inviting you to breathe, embody and visualise mindfulness.  

 - Duration: 60 mins 
 - Intensity: Comfortable 
 - An active, single user experience 
 - 13+

 
Cost:  15
Time: 16:00-22:00
Full details
The Old Market
11A Upper Market Street
Brighton
Friday, 21 September

UnitedUs Launch Night

Brought to you by the brand agency formerly known as Pixeldot - we've moved back into Brighton (from the back and beyond of Lewes), grown our team and moved into a swanky new office.

Oh yeah, and we've rebranded!

Come and celebrate with us

On Friday 21st September we're going to be opening our studio to friends, family, friendly clients and you - whoever you might be - for beer and pizza. Think of it as a reintroduction to us; or if we haven't met before, perhaps it's a chance to get to know us for the first time.

Who are we?

Glad you asked; we're a strategic brand agency who builds brands that unite people, purpose and potential. If you live in Brighton, you might already know some of our clients like RedRoaster/Pike+Pine, OneFamily, Coapt, Sussex Downs College, Man Bites Dog and Grovelands - but mostly we work with folk all over the place; like Fujitsu, Castrol, Google, Rendeavour and more.

We always enjoy meeting other creatives, so come along and grab a beer. It's on us.

Please note: we have three office dogs, they may or may not be in attendence.
 

Time: 17:00-21:00
Full details
UnitedUs
5 Brunswick Row
Brighton
Saturday, 22 September

NoöSphere: Mindfulness in a Hyper-Connected World

20 SEP | 6pm-10pm   &     21 SEP | 4pm-10pm
22 SEP | 2pm-9pm     &     23 SEP | 2pm- 7.30pm

NoöSphere: Mindfulness in a Hyper-Connected World 

Scientists and meditation gurus alike have sung the praises of mindfulness as a technique we can harness to improve our mental wellbeing.

Whilst living in an age of hyper-connectivity often perpetuates mental distress, perhaps we can use technology as a tool to connect with ourselves, regulate our emotions and regain control over our minds and bodies.Join us for an hour-long journey through three immersive experiences, inviting you to breathe, embody and visualise mindfulness.  

 - Duration: 60 mins 
 - Intensity: Comfortable 
 - An active, single user experience 
 - 13+

 
Cost:  15
Time: 14:00-21:00
Full details
The Old Market
11A Upper Market Street
Brighton
Sunday, 23 September

NoöSphere: Mindfulness in a Hyper-Connected World

20 SEP | 6pm-10pm   &     21 SEP | 4pm-10pm
22 SEP | 2pm-9pm     &     23 SEP | 2pm- 7.30pm

NoöSphere: Mindfulness in a Hyper-Connected World 

Scientists and meditation gurus alike have sung the praises of mindfulness as a technique we can harness to improve our mental wellbeing.

Whilst living in an age of hyper-connectivity often perpetuates mental distress, perhaps we can use technology as a tool to connect with ourselves, regulate our emotions and regain control over our minds and bodies.Join us for an hour-long journey through three immersive experiences, inviting you to breathe, embody and visualise mindfulness.  

 - Duration: 60 mins 
 - Intensity: Comfortable 
 - An active, single user experience 
 - 13+

 
Cost:  15
Time: 14:00-19:30
Full details
The Old Market
11A Upper Market Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 25 September

Creative Industries; Apps and R&D - all you need to know

Join us on 25 September at our Workshop 'Creative Industries; Apps and R&D - all you need to know'.

Research and Development is a valuable tool for growing and improving your business. R&D involves researching your market and your customer needs and developing new and improved products and services to fit these needs. But what does this mean and how can you qualify for this relief?

Ed Hickey and Chris Palk, Directors at Dabapps will be taking you through their experiences and how an App can change your business.

This Workshop provides an opportunity for business owners to get up to date on the latest creative industry tax reliefs and understand how an App can help you achieve business growth.

We will be covering the following in the Workshop;

- What is R&D?
- What other creative reliefs are available?
- How do you qualify for these reliefs?
- Why does your business need an App?
- How can having an App benefit your business?
- How to write a brief - what you need?
- Thinking outside the box...time to be creative!

The Workshop is aimed at company directors and owners and will provide you with an opportunity to discuss your views, opinions and questions with the speakers and each other.

The Workshop will be held at MyHotel on Jubilee Street, Brighton on Tuesday 25 September - please join us from 9.00am for light refreshments and we will begin the Workshop at 9.15am.
 

Time: 09:00-10:30
Full details
MyHotel Brighton
17 Jubilee Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 25 September

Brighton Indie Coffee

Stuck indoors alone writing videogames all day? Live in Brighton & Hove? Get out of the house & come along to Indie Coffee to chat with lovely, friendly fellow Indie gamedevs!

Time: 09:30-12:00
Full details
Alcampo Lounge
84-86 London Rd
Brighton
Tuesday, 25 September

Freelancer & Small Business Coffee Meet + Chat

If you're a freelancer, small business owner or starting your own side hustle, then come along for some friendly and informal chats over coffee. No aim or motive - just to get out and meet like-minded people over a non-alcoholic beverage. Hopefully many great ideas will be born! Venue may change depending on numbers.  

Time: 14:00-16:00
Full details
Small Batch
111 Western Road
Hove
Tuesday, 25 September

Open Studios: PLATF9RM

We’d love to invite you to explore PLATF9RM and see how we’re helping Brighton & Hove’s business community thrive. PLATF9RM is solving a long-standing problem for the city’s new breed of digital nomads. No longer bound by office hours or clock-in times, these modern professionals, freelancers and solopreneurs set their own agenda. We give them the flexibility to work how and when they want.

We have a wide selection of private offices catering for 2-20 employees; current members range from TV production companies, international watch re-sellers and design agencies.

We are very proud of our spaces at Tower Point & Hove and can’t wait to share them with you.

About Open Studios: Co-Working Edition

Home to makers, thinkers and creatives, co-working spaces are a hotbed for inspiration, innovation and collaboration. For Brighton Digital Festival, some of the best co-working spaces across the city will be opening their doors as part of Wired Sussex’s Open Studios: Co-working Edition to showcase what they do, the people and businesses who inhabit them and share the wonderful ideas and projects they’re working on. Whether you’re looking for co-working opportunities, to collaborate with others or just curious about what goes on behind the scenes, get involved!
 

Time: 14:00-15:00
Full details
PLATF9RM, Tower Point
44 North Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 25 September

CONTENT 'PUB' - Networking and Social for Content Makers

Want to meetup and network with the Content Makers, Freelancers and Marketing peeps? Come along to our more 'social' Content Club event at the Earth and Stars pub.

No talks, pitches, workshops or going round the room introducing yourself. Just a warm welcome from your host Toby and a chance to chat with people you have stuff in common with!

Everyone is welcome, whether you're a super marketing pro looking to showoff! ...or just curious about how you could get more involved content marketing and it's Brighton community.

No pressure to drink either, it is a Tuesday... some of us might need it more than others.

See you there, and don't forget check out our other meet ups for free content marketing training and workshops!

NB: Toby Drinks an IPA, if you're buying?

 

Time: 17:00-19:00
Full details
Earth & Stars
46 Windsor Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 25 September

Key to CRM Profitability: "HELP your sales team do their job better"

CRM really can increase your organisations profitability. And the key to that is the "HELP your sales team do their job better". Right NOW - what should your sales team be doing? Monday morning: what do you want your sales team to do? * Do you want them messing around with the computer for an hour or two 'planning their week'? * Or do you want them making calls, sending emails, preparing for that important meeting tomorrow? Pre-registration COMPULSORY.  

Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
Brandwatch, 2nd Floor, Sovereign House,
9 Queens Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 25 September

Harnessing the power of stories

A talk which will explore a model for evolving culture that starts with the stories that define people’s experiences. This talk will look a tool for understanding and mapping cultures, and think about practical ways leaders can use stories to shape better workplaces.

We are familiar with the idea that all good organisations have a strong vision. A unifying story that ties everything together. Trouble is that, often, neither the vision, nor the shiny values that accompany it, feel like they have much to do with the place where people are actually working.

Leaders are all too ready to hunker down and spin out campfire tales of derring-do and glorious advancement. But are they pausing to listen to the stories that are already there? The stories that spontaneously combust into life in the wake of their busy, driving passage. The stories that linger like a scent and begin life in the dark corners of office consciousness, their mycelium spreading through the fabric of the organisation. Maybe infecting it with lassitude, resentment and inertia. Or the very opposite: invigorating it with passion, commitment and enthusiasm.

Stories are software for human beings. You can try to run an organisation by numbers, but you’ll never understand it that way. And you’ll never change it by numbers alone.

In this talk, we’ll explore a model for evolving culture that starts with the stories that define people’s experiences. We’ll look at the Culture Catalyst, a tool for understanding and mapping cultures, and think about practical ways leaders can use stories to shape better workplaces.

And it’s not just about leaders of organisations. As well as reflections on real life case studies, we’ll experiment with some practical tools for telling, hearing and understanding the hidden beliefs that power the stories that define us.

Steven Rabson Stark is a director of Then Somehow, an organisation that makes tools to measurably change the way we work for the better. On Fridays, he is half of Bignose & Beardy: real Sussex cider made with enthusiasm. He is a scout leader, husband and father of three, keeps chickens and climbs mountains.
 
Cost:  5.98
Time: 18:30-21:00
Full details
address will be supplied with ticket
Brighton
Tuesday, 25 September

codebar Brighton

Free programming workshops for women, LGBTQ & other groups under-represented in Tech. Our goal is to enable under-represented groups to learn programming in a safe and collaborative environment and expand their career opportunities. To achieve this, we run free weekly workshops, regular events and try to create opportunities for our students making technology and coding more accessible.

There are limited spaces so you need to sign up and RSVP to the event on the website. For more details and to sign up, visit http://codebar.io

 

Time: 18:30-21:00
Full details
Changes every week
See Website
Brighton
Tuesday, 25 September

WorthingDigital Talks: What we did at camp

WorthingDigital members John Dalziel and Elliot Taylor have both been been "camping" this summer. John has been at EMF (http://emfcamp.org/) talking about leap seconds and Elliot runs Wordcamp Brighton (https://2018.brighton.wordcamp.org) and will tell you what we missed if you weren't there.

John Dalziel: Adventures @EMFCamp 2018

EMF Camp is a remarkable thing. A team of volunteers put on a three day camping event for hackers - with power, wifi, lasers, giant robot spiders, more lasers, speakers, workshops, and their own mobile phone network. The most recent event was held at the end of August. Worthing Digital regular John Dalziel went along to find out more.

Elliot Taylor: WordCamp Brighton

Brighton held it's third WordPress conference this August. WordCamp Brighton is now the second largest WordCamp in the UK. Elliot will discuss some of the aims of the organisers team, lessons learnt and why community matters. Elliot is a WordPress entrepreneur, maker and developer based on the sunny south coast.

 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
Freedom Works
The Mill Building, 31-35 Chatsworth Road
Worthing
Wednesday, 26 September

Expand Your Service Offering With Dynamics 365

Round Table Event - Interested in Expanding your Portfolio?

How to increase your reach and provide additional value to your clients through Microsoft solutions.

Why Attend This Event?

Learn more about Microsoft Dynamics365 CRM, how it can add stickiness to your clients and understand how you can boost your profits from our generous referral scheme.


Who Should Attend?

IT Service Providers, Office365 Partners, Marketing Agencies, Financial Services Providers


When?

Wednesday 26 September

08:45 start for coffee & pastries, 10:30 finish


Agenda:

What's in it for me?

Why Partner with Cloud9?

Overview of Dynamics365 CRM Modules – the best bits

Why Dynamics365 for my Clients and why not the Rest?

What next?

 

Time: 08:30-10:30
Full details
Cloud9 Insight
6th Floor Park Centre, 177 Preston Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 26 September

Inside Colonnade

Colonnade House is Worthing's Creative Hub. We invite you to step inside to hear from the people who work here – from animators to illustrators, printmakers to musicians. You’ll hear about innovation within the digital team at Adur & Worthing Councils and about the plans to extend Colonnade House as a creative digital hub and we want to hear your thoughts about how our new facilities could work for you in the future.

From 10.00 to 16.00 you are welcome to drop in to a rolling programme of short talks in our ground floor gallery looking at how the Hub has supported people working in the creative industries and at wider digital innovation in the town, and you can book a place on one of our three studio tours - please click the event link to find out more!

 

Time: 10:00-16:00
Full details
Colonnade House
47 Warwick Street
Worthing
Wednesday, 26 September

Brighton & Hove Digital Inclusion Network Showcase

Are you interested in tackling digital exclusion for older people in Brighton & Hove? 

Then join us at our next Digital Inclusion Network Showcase!

About this event:
Organised by Digital Brighton & Hove in association with Older People's Festival and Brighton Digital Festival, this event brings together all those with an interest in tackling digital exclusion for older people in Brighton & Hove. Find out all the latest on digital inclusion activities for older people in the city, support and resources available from a range of providers and explore opportunities for collaboration.

About the Digital Inclusion Network:
Coordinated by Digital Brighton & Hove, the Brighton & Hove Digital Inclusion Network brings together over 180 organisation drawn from the public, private and third sectors working together to tackle digital exclusion in the city. Network activities help local organisations and communities ensure that the switch to online doesn’t exclude people. Find out more about the Digital Brighton & Hove project here: https://www.citizensonline.org.uk/digitalbrightonhove/

Further information:
Our meetings/events are free to attend with refreshments and nibbles included. Places are limited so don't leave it too late to register!

An agenda will be sent to all registered participants a few days before the event. A draft outline will be posted on this page in due course.

Please note that registration will start at 13h30, the event will kick off at 14h00 sharp and end by 16h30.

Please bring a smart device (phone/tablet) as this session will involve an interactive activity.

For more information or if you are having issues signing up, please feel free to contact us on 07471 351 969 or email digitalbh@citizensonline.org.uk

We look forward to seeing you there!
 

Time: 13:30-16:30
Full details
Jubilee library
Jubilee Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 26 September

Brighton's Most Influential

In a metrics-obsessed world, our understanding of influence as a PR and marketing tool is biased towards large audiences and high engagement rates. But real online influence is about so much more.

At Good Rebels we concentrate on strong, existing, authentic and often local connections that encourage action and change the long-term behaviour of an audience. From building grassroots political campaigns to nurturing networks among food lovers, we know that real relationships deliver.

It is around these principles that PLATF9RM and Good Rebels are celebrating the influencers of Brighton. Those that cultivate an - often local - network and build real relationships with their audiences, rather than just looking for the next brand tie-in.

As well as discussing what makes for great online influence we’ll be announcing Brighton’s most effective online influencers in five categories and explaining how we identified them on the basis of their genuine impact and influence.

Join PLATF9RM and Good Rebels on Wednesday 26 September 2018 from 5.00pm - 7.00pm to celebrate Brighton’s most effective online influencers. There’ll be plenty of influencer insights and the chance to have a chat over a glass of wine.
 

Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
PLATF9RM
Tower Point, 44 North Road, Floor 6
Brighton
Wednesday, 26 September

Thrive! Brighton's Small Business Meetup for Female Founders

Thrive! Brighton's Small Business Meetup for Female Founders is a two-hour peer-to-peer business support session for any female entrepreneur, creative, or changemaker who would like to find solutions, generate new ideas, and meet like-minded people. Bring your thinking caps, an open mind, and a willingness to help other women in business! This event is free. Free drinks will be provided.  

Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
Brighton Eagle Lab
1 Preston Road,
Brighton,
Wednesday, 26 September

Brighton Digital Women Q&A: How Do You Get Into Digital?

The digital sector is changing all the time and new jobs emerge every day. So if you want to embark on a digital career, where do you even start?

Join Brighton Digital Women and a panel of digital professionals to ask any questions you have on getting into digital, from education and training, salaries and pensions, starting your own business to beer fridges and office dogs.

Our panellists:

Rachel Finch is the Founder of Brighton Digital Women and Account Manager at Site Visibility. Rachel's experience covers SEO, PPC, website development and content creation, both in-house and agency side.

Lana Burgess is a freelance writer and content strategist, specialising in health, wellbeing and marketing, as well as a Director of Brighton Digital Women.

Allegra Chapman is the Engagement Manager at Cobb Digital, leading the social media and content team, and the third Director of Brighton Digital Women.

Natasha Woodford is MD and Director of Recruitment at Clockwork Talent, specialist recruiters for the digital marketing and eCommerce sector.

Kayleigh Rogers is Web Analyst at 1st CENTRAL, where she looks after all web analytics products and shares data insights with the rest of the company. Kayleigh began her career in development, and moved into an analytics role four years ago.
 

Time: 18:30-21:00
Full details
Eagle Labs Brighton
1 Preston Road
Brighton
Thursday, 27 September

#ShakeItHUB Design & Marketing Help

We provide this free #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: 11:30-13:00
Full details
Worthing Town Hall Training Room
Chapel Road
Worthing
Thursday, 27 September

Open Studios: PLATF9RM Hove

We’d love to invite you to explore PLATF9RM and see how we’re helping Brighton & Hove’s business community thrive. PLATF9RM is solving a long-standing problem for the city’s new breed of digital nomads. No longer bound by office hours or clock-in times, these modern professionals, freelancers and solopreneurs set their own agenda. We give them the flexibility to work how and when they want.

We have a wide selection of private offices catering for 2-20 employees; current members range from TV production companies, international watch re-sellers and design agencies.

We are very proud of our spaces at Tower Point & Hove and can’t wait to share them with you.

About Open Studios: Co-Working Edition

Home to makers, thinkers and creatives, co-working spaces are a hotbed for inspiration, innovation and collaboration. For Brighton Digital Festival, some of the best co-working spaces across the city will be opening their doors as part of Wired Sussex’s Open Studios: Co-working Edition to showcase what they do, the people and businesses who inhabit them and share the wonderful ideas and projects they’re working on. Whether you’re looking for co-working opportunities, to collaborate with others or just curious about what goes on behind the scenes, get involved!
 

Time: 12:00-13:00
Full details
PLATF9RM, Hove Town Hall
Tisbury Road
Hove
Thursday, 27 September

Elevate Brighton

We’re bringing together some of the finest minds in the industry on the eve of BrightonSEO, for a free day of knowledge sharing, actionable takeaways and case study learnings.

Time: 14:00-17:30
Full details
PLATF9RM
Floor 5, Tower Point, 44 North Road,
Brighton
Thursday, 27 September

Creative Campfire for the Green Economy

Help to grow the green economy in Sussex by getting together with other business leaders, around a fire, to build a powerful peer network to support each other and share some positive creative energy for transformational change.(Special guest speaker to be announced)

This event is part of the University of Brighton's Green Growth Platform events programme, helping to grow the green economy across Sussex.Only 10 places available.


 

Time: 15:30-19:30
Full details
Stanmer Park
Stanmer Park Rd, Stanmer
Brighton
Thursday, 27 September

Diversity and the World of Work

Hays Digital Technology have surveyed thousands of employers and individuals across the UK and we are delighted to present these findings at the launch of the Hays Diversity and Inclusion Report 2018, on the 27th September at the Brighton Digital Festival.

Our Diversity & Inclusion survey findings are a snapshot of today’s world of work. They show that many professionals do not currently think their workplace is inclusive and that their voice is heard, they do not feel they are benefiting from D&I policies, or that the many advantages to a business of implementing these policies are being effectively communicated to all.

The report will examine 5 key factors which are instrumental to supporting diversity and inclusion in the workplace:

• Actions of leaders
• Capture and interpretation of data
• Workplace culture
• Inclusive talent attraction strategies
• Career management for retention and development

We will also discuss Hays Digital Technology's partnership with Teen-Turn, a social inclusion charity which works with companies to provide female role models & hands-on experience to teen girls from disadvantaged communities to help address the tech industry's social inclusion/ gender disparity/ skills shortage. This event will appeal to anyone with any interest in Diversity and Inclusion issues, specifically within the digital/ technology sector.
 

Time: 17:30-19:30
Full details
Hays Digital Technology
International House, 78-81 Queens Rd
Brighton
Thursday, 27 September

Brighton's Data Forum Meetup

Hi welcome to the Brighton Data Forum - a meet up designed to bring together the people and organisations based in Brighton doing great work with data.

There's a whole range of amazing individuals, companies and thought leaders based locally doing incredible things and we want to help encourage a Brighton-based community around all of this activity.

We're hoping to have a blend of semi-formal talks from local speakers as well as informal data chat. Currently we're covering a whole range of data-related topics including governance, management, integration, visualisation, analytics, data science etc. so there's plenty of scope to find something of interest.

Thanks and look forward to seeing you there!

 

Time: 18:30-20:30
Full details
Nightingale Theatre
29-30 Surrey Street
Brighton
Thursday, 27 September

The Big Fat End Of September Tech Quiz & Bingo

Does your team have what it takes to win an amazing prize? (prize TBC)

Join Huxley in Moksha for an evening of tech games and skills tests. You're encouraged to enter as a team, and the team with the biggest range of skills will (probably) win. Design, development, gaming, creative thinking... there's something for everyone. Think of it as a pub quiz, for people who are into tech, design, media and DIGITAL.

The evening includes:

Live coding race / Dev knowledge buzzer round / Creative design tasks / Tetris contest / Food & Drinks / Digital Bingo / Prizes Galore / Prize for best team name

Moksha has a licensed bar, and delicious food will be available. It opens at 6pm for food & drink, before the fun really starts at 7pm. Come nice and early to find a table and settle in.

Old nerd 'Quizard' will be your host for the evening. Tease him at your own risk!

Seats / spaces are first come first served!

 

Time: 19:00-23:30
Full details
Moksha Cafe
4-5 York Place
Brighton
Friday, 28 September

The 'Wired' Breakfast

There’s no better place for digital, media and tech businesses than Brighton. And Wired Sussex is at the centre of everything happening in the digital world in our city and its surrounding areas.

Wired Sussex exists to help its 2000 plus members - including TV producers, games developers and web designers - create, innovate and grow.

At the helm is managing director Phil Jones, a Sussex University graduate. Phil’s CV includes being MD of the Extreme portfolio of media businesses, which he developed from a small TV company into an international media brand. He’s also a director of the Brighton Digital Festival.

Phil will be talking about creativity in business and how that’s being applied to The FuseBox, the Wired Sussex HQ which also serves as a space for start-ups and the community. Oh, and he’ll be revealing what it was like to work with Sir Bob Geldof too.

Tickets go on sale 28 August so make sure you get your tickets early – don’t take it to the wire!

Thank you to our event sponsor, Fastnet.

Fastnet is an award-winning Internet Service Provider from the heart of Brighton, dedicated solely to Business.
Founded in 1995, Fastnet have always been focused on business, and alongside thousands of customers, have grown into one of the most successful ISPs in the UK. Thousands of businesses trust Fastnet with their connectivity and security. 

This event is part of the Brighton Digital Festival.
 
Cost:  20
Time: 07:45-09:30
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Carluccio's
1 Jubilee Street
Brighton
Friday, 28 September

Pre-BrightonSEO Breakfast

It's the highlight of the year for digital marketers - the best minds in the industry gather at the beach (or next to it) for BrightonSEO to share their knowledge, learn about the latest developments and have one heck of a good time.

Before all that gets started, you're going to need a good breakfast.

We love BrightonSEO, not just for the awesome talks but also for the chance to meet digital professionals from around the world. So we're back with another networking breakfast - come and chat, swap knowledge, make conference buddies, and have a massive stack of pancakes to set you up for the day!
 

Time: 08:00-09:00
Full details
The Breakfast Club
16-17 Market Street
Brighton
Friday, 28 September

BrightonSEO

BrightonSEO is a one-day search marketing conference and series of training courses held, not surprisingly, in Brighton. It takes place twice a year and brings together some of the best speakers in the world of search, and definitely the best crowd.

BrightonSEO started out, like many a fine idea, as a conversation in a pub. Kelvin Newman and some other SEOs were talking: “Why don’t we get a few people together who work in SEO, arrange a couple of talks and give people who work in the industry a chance to meet-up”. The idea was to share ideas and chat about all the interesting stuff that we can’t really talk about with anyone outside the industry for fear of them falling asleep.

Word got out and more people showed up than he expected.

So, next time he booked a larger room… again, more and more people showed up. In just a few short years BrightonSEO has become one of the most popular and respected natural search conferences in the UK. Our last event had room for 3500 people, the tickets sold out in less than 13 minutes. Our aim has always been to highlight that the city by the sea is a hotbed for SEO talent, and provide a ‘Brightonian’ spin on the search marketing conference and networking event. Though the event’s now very different from that first gathering in the pub, a lot is still the same.

It’s a chance for SEOs to meet, learn and do their job a little better.

This isn’t an event that just tells you ‘content is king’ or ‘don’t translate your site, localise it’ and all those other conference cliches. It’s hands on. It’s detailed and it’s practical. Not only will it be a chance to attend a conference featuring sessions from UK’s finest plus some of the rest of the world’s best search marketers, but it doesn’t cost a penny. Not a bad deal methinks.
 
Cost:  125
Time: 09:00-18:00
Full details
Brighton Centre
Kings Road
Brighton
Friday, 28 September

WHAT'S THE STORY - CONTENT GLORY

“Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but the stories you tell” – Seth Godin

This practical workshop is for business owners who recognise the importance of crafting and sharing content that creates connection and builds a relationship with their target market.

Who is this event aimed at ... business owners, who already have an online presence or are in the early stages of creating one:

- If you've ever struggled to articulate what you do and who for, in a way that helps you stand out from the crowd, Susan from The Business of Stories will take you through her 7-step process for crafting a brand story that speaks directly to your ideal client

- If you've ever struggled with social media for your business - what to talk about and or how to get started: Debbie from The Chichester Social will help you understand how you can engage through your social channels

- If you've ever struggled with how your website fits into the bigger marketing picture: Simon and Ben of Pallant Digital will take you through some content and measurement basics to optimise and convert customers using your website

If building relationships through content that attracts, engages and ultimately converts your ideal clients is important to you, this workshop is for you.
 
Cost:  49
Time: 09:00-13:00
Full details
Jubilee Hall
New Park Centre, New Park Road
Chichester
Friday, 28 September

Brighton Digital Festival: The Messy Edge

Last year, Brighton Digital Festival took a pioneering journey to the ‘messy edge’ – the more human, less clinical and more interesting version of the ‘cutting edge’ - with a smart band of conference goers and this year we’re going back.

The Messy Edge is the festival’s in house conference, its heart and its voice. It’s where we unpack some of the social, cultural and political implications of technology, it’s where we challenge dominant perspectives.

In our first year we explored, among other things, how the past shades the future in the form of digital colonialism, how archives can heal and wondered if AI can ever be truly sentient if it can’t go mad.

This is a conference for all, so join us for a day of thought-provoking talks by artists, activists and thinkers about the stuff, good, bad and ugly that underpins our daily lives and is shaping the world we live in.
 
Cost:  20
Time: 11:00-18:00
Full details
Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts
Gardner Center Rd
Falmer
Friday, 28 September

The Farm / Freelancers Lunch - BrightonSEO Sept 2018

Brighton Farm is a networking group for freelance web developers, designers and techies in Brighton who meet weekly on Wednesday evenings.

But we've persuaded them to come out on a Friday lunchtime during brightonSEO and host a networking lunch.

The lunch at the last brightonSEO saw over a dozen freelancers get together and chat handling clients, useful tools for SEO and Adwords (sorry, "Google Ads") work, how they got clients in to Facebook advertising, and a good bit of venting about how to get paid on time.

You'll need to buy your own food and drink, but we can promise good company....

 

Time: 13:00-14:30
Full details
Fortune Of War
156 Kings Road
Brighton
Friday, 28 September

Ecomchat Lunch - BrightonSEO

Every Monday if you're on twitter would will have no doubt come across #EcomChat ‘ecommerce chat’ session on Twitter.

Well in the lunch break of brightonSEO they'll be gathering together to have a face to face chat about all things ecommerce.

We've got space in a great location you'll need to buy your own lunch but there'll be plenty of like minded individuals to catch up with.

#EcomChat was set up by @danbarker & @jamesgurd as a simple way to get people together to chat about ecommerce and digital marketing, to share knowledge, experiences and opinions.

Dan is the marketing, technical and data specialist, provider of the most practical solutions and a sharp commercial thinker (he loves APIs and extracting data). He Has been responsible for the digital marketing, functionality & management of three large ecommerce sites and as a consultant has worked with more than 200 websites, including large multi-national ecommerce sites, recruitment sites, magazines, lead generation sites, arts organisations, web-based & mobile apps, and others.

James is the Ecommerce Director hiding inside a consultant’s mind, the project manager and stickler for process and documentation (he loves use case models). He’s got more than 15 years’ B2C and B2B ecommerce strategy & digital marketing experience working with clients like House of Fraser, Selfridges, Rocco Forte Hotels, Victoria Beckham and Sage.

 

Time: 13:00-14:30
Full details
Brighton Music Hall
127 Kings Road Arches
Brighton
Friday, 28 September

Brighton Emerge 2

Welcome back to Brighton's newest alternative networking event!

A fusion of music, innovative people, tasty locally-sourced cocktails, ales and wine, and an evening of interesting and fresh discussions and ideas.

Part networking event, part Warehouse party, Emerge is a platform for Brightons exciting and unique business and digital community to network, form new connections, collaborations, and take a night off from normal networking. Come and take part in a series of intimate small-group based talks by an interesting range of Experts across many fields, or wander the warehouse drink in hand meeting new people.

Last month’s launch event was a fantastic start to Emerge with a wonderful attendance and talks ranging from Environmental professionals to Puppetry artists, stopping at Social Media and Projection Mapping artists in-between. The full speaker line-up for the next event will be announced soon!

Entry is free, we simply ask for you to register a ticket, so we can make sure to keep numbers at manageable level!

 

Time: 19:30-23:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Sunday, 30 September

4th Bognor Regis Raspberry Jam

Raspberry Jams are community-led events run by volunteers to share knowledge, learn new things and meet fellow Raspberry Pi enthusiasts, digital makers and coders. We will be offering a mixture of show-and-tell presentations, tutorials, and a lot of tinkering with your Raspberry Pi based projects! There will be Raspberry Pis for you to play with if you don’t already own one, if you have your own you are more than welcome to bring it, but please don't forget your keyboard, mouse and screen.


This event is ideal if you have a Raspberry Pi and are not sure what to do with it, or are seeking inspiration for new ideas. If you've made a project and are looking for an audience to share it with, then this is the perfect place for you too! Raspberry Pi enthusiasts will be showing off their latest projects to try and sharing tips and tricks for others to learn and try for other events!
 

Time: 10:00-12:30
Full details
The Regis School
Westloats Lane
Bognor Regis
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