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Date Event Location
Monday, 02 October

Open Studios: Talent Week

For 5 days this October as part of Brighton Digital Festival, our members are invited to open their doors and hold an event in Open Studios: Talent Week. 

From talks, workshops and seminars to BBQ’s and games tournaments, this is a unique opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes and network with some of Brighton's most creative and innovative companies.

 


Full details
Various venues
Brighton
Monday, 02 October

Cloud Accounting Week - SAGE

As part of the Wired Sussex Open Studios Event, Cardens are running a Cloud Accounting Week. Cloud Accounting gives you 24 hour access, 7 days a week to your key accounting data from anywhere in the world.

Cardens invite business owners and staff that deal with company finances to attend this event focusing on SAGE. We are pleased to have a SAGE representative hosting this event, passing on their knowledge and giving an insight into how SAGE can help your business.

Join us for an informative event and some tasty snacks.
 

Time: 15:00-17:00
Full details
Cardens Accountant
28 Fourth Avenue
Hove
Monday, 02 October

Wired Sussex Open Studio: Making it in the Digital Sector

Are you interested in forging a career in the creative and digital industries? Know that there has to be a better way to kickstart it than sending out CVs and cold calling? Then this event is for you.

As part of #BDFOpenStudios week, Wired Sussex and a range of guest speakers will be sharing practical advice, tips and modern strategies to finding work and getting ahead in the digital sector.

We’ll discuss the broad range of careers available, offer practical advice on how to find new work opportunities, stand out from the crowd and connect with the right people.
Whether you are a student looking for inspiration, a recent grad wanting to kick start your career, or someone looking to branch out and utilise your broad skill set – this event is for you.

The event is free to attend, but places are limited so sign-up now to secure a place.
 

Time: 18:00-19:30
Full details
The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St
Brighton
Monday, 02 October

Maximizing "fringe hours" for professionals

For this "round table" discussion at the Black Jug, we're going to explore the importance of making time for ourselves and talk about strategies that even the busiest entrepreneurs can put to use. 

Let's talk about advice for achieving work-life satisfaction (versus work-life “balance”), as well as tips for busy bloggers and online business owners.

As a fellow parent (I have three children) and entrepreneur, any story on finding extra hours in the day really resonates with me, and I’m positive it will resonate with many of you too! If you’re craving a few extra hours in your day (and who isn’t?), tune in to this fantastic conversation!

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This is a casual meetup each month, where there' s a round-table topic (above) that we delve into.  

We also have a focus on:- 

1) How to find your passion (properly balanced with talent and money) as a microbusiness or solopreneur if you’re just starting out.

2) If you are more established then we'll check out the use of new media for on-line marketing.

3) Mindsets and life hacks to improve your capabilities whilst running your business.

4) Sharing of business events, books, blogs, courses or articles that might make a difference.
 

Time: 20:00-21:45
Full details
The Black Jug
31 North Street
Horsham
Tuesday, 03 October

Brighton Indie Coffee

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

Time: 09:30-11:30
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St. Ann's Well Garden Cafe
5 Furze Hill
Hove
Tuesday, 03 October

Talent in tech: the rise of Wonder Women

Like most agencies we are always looking to diversify, but even in Brighton the gender gap in tech is apparent. During this interactive session, we'll share experiences and - hopefully! - come up with some innovative ideas about what we can do to engage, encourage and empower the wonderful Women in Tech we know and love.

Our developers, project managers and clients will be taking part; discussing how we can create opportunities, develop talent and make spaces more inclusive. Come and join the conversation.
 

Time: 16:00-17:00
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DabApps
36 Frederick Place
Brighton
Tuesday, 03 October

EDF Energy careers meet up

EDF Energy will open its doors to local digital professionals as an opportunity to come and meet our teams here in Hove (just a two minute walk from Portslade Train Station).

As a team, we obsess about delivering great customer experiences supported by data and innovative design thinking. The needs of our customers are continually evolving and we are passionate about understanding how these can be understood and used to create even stronger relationships.
We’ll give an introduction and insight into life here in Hove and the interesting things we’re doing.

You’ll be able to ask the team questions and see close-up what we’re up to.
 

Time: 18:00-20:00
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EDF Energy
329 Portland Road
Hove
Tuesday, 03 October

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.

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, 03 October

Brighton ALT.NET

 
Brighton ALT.NET is a monthly get together for anyone interested in C# and .NET development. We meet at The Skiff on the first Tuesday of every month at 7.30 pm. It's free. There's no need to register or book, just turn up.

It's very informal. Usually around ten to twenty people turn up. We have a pile of post-it notes and at the beginning of the evening we write down stuff we'd like to talk about. We then vote on the topics and talk about them in descending vote order, 15 minutes per question until 9 and then 5 minutes per question until the end. We are usually finished by 9.30.

It's a really friendly crowd and everyone is welcome.

The next meeting is on Tuesday October 3rd 2017 at 7.30 pm at The Skiff. 

The address is: The Skiff, 30 Cheapside, Brighton BN1 4GD. But the entrance is in Blackman Street (Just off Trafalgar St below the station).

This site is administered by Mike Hadlow, please contact brighton.altnet@suteki.co.uk for more information.

 

Time: 19:30-21:00
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The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Wednesday, 04 October

Building Data Pipelines with Airflow

This event is part of Open Studios: Talent Week and Brighton Digital Festival.

Any tech company that relies on identifying and processing data at scale faces numerous challenges in sourcing, cleansing, deduplicating, transforming and utilising data within their products.

There are many tools and frameworks available to help with these challenges, from custom built projects right through to off the shelf software. Airflow, an open source framework provided by Airbnb, is a relative newcomer to the field and it is our tool of choice here at Airfinity.

Why not join us for a breakfast session on the technical and product delivery aspects of Airflow? We'll discuss what Airflow is and what it can do, how we use it here at Airfinity and some of the challenges we've found and solved using it, finally we'll run through a demonstration of a data pipeline built using Airflow so you can see it in action.

If you work with data and are interested in learning about Airflow and the benefits it may bring to your role and company then this is the session for you.

Lots of coffee and pastries will also be provided!
 

Time: 09:00-11:00
Full details
Airfinity
Floor 5, Tower Point 44 North Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 04 October

Digital business simulations: Gamified reality

The development of technology is an ongoing story about bringing the real world closer and closer to its digital counterpart. It's about replicating and transferring real life experiences into the realm of the network, with all its freedoms and effects. Come and see what this means for today's smart businesses with Brightwave Group and MakeReal.

At this session in association with Wired Sussex Open Studios, join two of Brighton's most innovative tech companies and discover how they use real world financial performance data to design digital business simulations.
Business simulations – or biz sims – transform dry data into interactive game-spaces where workers and entrepreneurs can plan, predict and profit from the successes and failures of businesses that have gone before them, in all their complexity and variety. Biz sims create an experimental space where dynamic decisions can be made and modelled without fear of failure.

Come to Brightwave Group's International House offices on October 4th 2017 at 11.30am, where experts from Brightwave and MakeReal will show you the nuts and bolts behind the concept and design of business simulations, before guiding you through several rounds of simulated game play. (Plus refreshments!)

Meet and network with like-minded people, enjoy some refreshments and test your business skills and insight against our Bar Management sim, where real-world data and case studies inform all your choices and the dazzling successes – or bitter failures – resulting from your choices.
 

Time: 11:30-13:00
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Brightwave Group Offices
International House, Queens Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 04 October

Ideation Station

Have an idea? A partially formed concept? A little stuck? Want to know if something is possible but unsure of how to develop it further? Want to know what skills we look for?

Our team are here to help unlock your brain freeze. Our minds are yours, use them wisely.

Come see us! We're opening the doors to the studio and priming our best minds for your use. We do pretty much everything digital -- and some things not, if you've got an idea we can probably help you figure out how to bring it to life. Just nosey and want some free food? Come along!
 

Time: 12:00-14:00
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We Are Tilt
41 New England Sreet
Brighton
Wednesday, 04 October

BRAVE NEW WORLD - The MDHUB Original Leaders' Event

Brought to you by MDHub in partnership with Extech, this annual inspirational event for business leaders who want to achieve high growth attracts up to 100 CEOs, MDs and Directors and key decision makers from Sussex and beyond.

Embracing the theme of ‘Brave New World’ the event features speakers and workshops focused on futurology, technology and the economy. You'll take away new ideas and perspectives to equip your businesses to develop and grow in a rapidly changing world.

Attendees come from businesses across multiple sectors including digital media, construction, IT services and professional and environmental services. This year's speakers include:

Luke Aldrich - Chairman of ROCC

Jeremy Cook - Chief Economist, World First

Rob Andrew MBE - CEO of Sussex County Cricket Club

Refreshments are included throughout the afternoon and the event concludes with a drinks reception with canapes.

 
Cost:  75
Time: 13:45-21:30
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The Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
University of Sussex, Gardner Centre Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 04 October

Cloud Accounting Week - FreeAgent

As part of Wired Sussexs Open Studio's Event, Cardens are running a Cloud Accounting Week. Cloud Accounting gives you 24 hour access 7 days a week to your key accounting data from anywhere in the world.

Cardens invite business owners and staff that deal with company finances to attend this event focusing on FreeAgent. We are pleased to have a FreeAgent representative hosting this event, passing on their knowledge and giving an insight into how FreeAgent can help your business.

Join us for an informative event and some tasty snacks!
 

Time: 15:00-17:00
Full details
Cardens Accountants
28 Fourth Avenue
Hove
Wednesday, 04 October

Bozboz Open Studio: Networking meet & greet

Come to our inspirational studio and have the opportunity to chat with our super talented crew and founder, find out about our portfolio and understand what it takes to become part of the Bozboz massive.
 

Time: 17:00-19:00
Full details
Bozboz
30 Richmond Place
Brighton
Wednesday, 04 October

Lumesse Open Studio

At Lumesse Learning we deliver exceptional digital learning and communications solutions to some of the world’s largest brands!

Come along to our Open Studio and learn about who we are, what we do and how we are helping to shape the future of digital learning.

During the event you will also have the chance to meet with some of our hardworking creative team, including; Learning Designers, Graphic Designers, Programmers and Project Managers (to name but a few!).

If you are interested in working within the digital learning sector, have a general interest in learning or just want to find out a bit more about our world - we would love to meet you!
Games, beer and nibbles will be provided!
www.lumesselearning.com

 

Time: 17:00-19:00
Full details
Lumesse
1st Floor, Sheridan House, 114-116 Western Road
Hove
Wednesday, 04 October

VR Brighton Meetup #6: Virtual Futures

We are delighted to have acclaimed sci-fi author Al Robertson talking about how he created imaginary VR/AR technologies for his two published novels, and what he learnt from that about how to build effective VR environments.

Our other exciting speakers will be confirmed shortly.

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

As well as all this, we will also be announcing a new Digital Catapult Brighton initiative to support the immersive technology cluster locally.


(This event is kindly supported by InnovateUK and the Knowledge Transfer Network)

 

Time: 18:00-21:00
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The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House
Brighton
Wednesday, 04 October

Angular state and NgRx (Redux style)

As voted for by our members, we're going to explore NgRx. I'm looking forward to it too. All levels welcome.

Here's the blurb:

@ngrx/store

RxJS powered state management for Angular applications, inspired by Redux

• State is a single immutable data structure

• Actions describe state changes

• Pure functions called reducers take the previous state and the next action to compute the new state

• State accessed with the Store, an observable of state and an observer of actions

These core principles enable building components that can use the OnPush change detection strategy giving you intelligent, performant change detection throughout your application.

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We should also have time for a general tips and tricks session - particularly helpful if you haven't been using Angular for long.
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
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The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Wednesday, 04 October

#TomTech: Ericthefred

Chris Lynam's ErictheFred is an evocative, delightful and life-affirming piece combining twisted classical clowning, exquisite film and stunning original music.

Part of #TOMtech 2017

A comically enraged performer tears his costume off, never to perform again. At this desperate point, his super conscious kicks in, fiendishly and hilariously provoking him to dream, to remember, to fall in love, to dare, to carry on or to end it all.

Be transported into a strange, unnervingly familiar world where the clown’s innermost thoughts manifest: instruments appear as if from nowhere; butterflies harass and cajole; knives, noose and gun all fail him.

In this acrobatic tour de force, ErictheFred is pulled from one extreme to the other, running the gamut of human emotions; suffering dismay at the death of his beloved, enjoying the long awaited rapture of an adoring audience and in transcendence, traveling to the moon, only to be obliterated in an explosion of stars.

Returning to his known world, our clown rediscovers his joy only for it to be smashed again in inevitable chaos.

Ending in delicate surrender, the show and the clown must go on.

“Achingly beautiful and seriously funny for all its grimness, this is a highly structured, well-designed technical show, and yet Lynam’s true brilliance is that he is always there in the moment, contemporary in every way.” The Stage

“As well as being technically excellent, it’s genuinely perverse and absurd – equal parts David Lynch, Samuel Beckett and Looney Tunes.” The Scotsman

“He chases butterflies, plays instruments and, in a brilliantly surreal piece of jet-black comedy, faces death itself. He is a hugely talented performer and the show’s conclusion – his desperation
becoming too much for the production to contain – is a Fringe moment to savour.” Broadway Baby
 
Cost:  12.5
Time: 19:30-21:30
Full details
The Old Market
11a Upper Market Street
Hove
Thursday, 05 October

Brighton Business Expo

Hi,Gimbal Films will be sponsoring the networking wall at the Brighton Business Expo (B2BExpo) this year on Thursday 5th October at the Brighton Racecourse. Please do come on down and say say!Tim

Time: 09:30-17:30
Full details
Brighton Racecourse
Freshfield Rd,
Brighton
Thursday, 05 October

Brightec Open Studio 2017: Creating Company Culture

Culture can make or break an organisation. Get it right and you, your staff and your customers will reap the benefits. Pop along to our Open Studio and explore our company culture, discovering how we create and maintain it.

At the Brightec Open Studio you’ll get to nose around our HQ and get under the bonnet of our company.
We believe that it’s our culture that breeds creativity, productivity and business success.

This culture doesn’t appear out of thin air. Creating company culture takes intentionality, foresight and bucket loads of passion. At our Open Studio, you’ll get an opportunity to hear about and (perhaps more importantly) experience our company culture - warts and all.

Through a series of short talks and discussion we’ll explore questions like: How do we create an enjoyable and effective work environment? Why is culture important and how do you create it? How do you manage projects & process in a fast paced digital industry?

During your tour of our space, you’ll meet the designers, developers and all the others with less simple job titles that make up our team. They’ll answer your questions and explain how we do things and why, all concluding with cake and refreshments in our kitchen.
 

Time: 16:00-18:00
Full details
Brightec
Floor 7, Vantage Point, New England Street
Brighton
Thursday, 05 October

Cocktail Making with Man Bites Dog Marketing, PR and Digital Agency

Man Bites Dog is a multi award-winning B2B Marketing and PR consultancy. We work with the biggest names in tech, financial services, and professional services, to transform brands and deliver commercially effective big ideas that drive the whole marketing mix. There’s no creative or commercial challenge too big for The Dogs.

We’re inviting anyone interested in learning more about Man Bites Dog, our team, and our work, to come to our office in central Brighton (we’re next to the Black Lion pub!) and find out about what it’s like to work here. We’ll briefly showcase our work to give you an idea of what we do, and then we’ve got a fun evening of cocktail making planned!

As we grow, we’re on the lookout for more talented people to come on the next stage of our journey. We’re searching for graphic designers who will be able to bring our idea-led campaigns to life, and web developers who can lead digital projects, producing engaging online content and commercially driven web designs and journeys.

We’re also always on the lookout for talented marketers. If you’re looking for a challenging role where you’ll be exposed to the entire marketing mix, you might be interested in working on our account team.

We do interesting and inspiring work to be proud of, with clients including Google and American Express and have built a collegiate culture based on hard work and good fun. We’ve been named PR Week’s Best Place To Work six times and have a range of perks including our annual European Weekender, led by our social team who ensure we have regular lunches together and monthly activities in the diary.

Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. We look forward to meeting you!

 

Time: 17:30-19:30
Full details
Man Bites Dog
Moore House, 13 Black Lion Street,
Brighton
Thursday, 05 October

Take It Offline - Social Media

In the 6th TIO Event, we have moved the round table topic to Paid Social. Whether it’s for business of personal, social media is where you can shout about your products services or just the cat pictures that you love! Yeah, Cat pictures are pretty cool!

In the event, we will open the TIO Table to discuss changes in the social algorithms, where we see social media going and how you can amplify your messaging through paid social to get your business known online!

#TIOPaidSocial is going to be huge so make sure you get your tickets as soon as possible. Local Digital Agency Circulate Digital will also be putting some dollar behind the bar and co-hosting the event so be sure to attend for a FREE Beer and learning session! (and to exchange cat pictures).

See you there.
Team TIO
 

Time: 19:00-22:00
Full details
The Globe Brighton
78 Middle Street
Brighton
Thursday, 05 October

BDF: Code in the Dark

Code in the dark is a party like no other. Join us to witness fearless developers go head-to-head for top-dog title in a series of coding challenges. In each heat, competitors have 15 minutes to code a design using a text-editor, HTML/CSS, and lots of technical savvy, but no previews.

There can be only one ultimate champion, and there will be rules. But, rules are meant to be broken, and that’s where the crowd comes in. While competitors remain in the dark, the crowd will be treated to live previews of each design, and have the power to shake up the competition. After each heat, the crowd will cast their votes, determining the developers that will form a glorious final group. From this, the ultimate champion will be crowned, and win a grand prize.

Join us for FREE at an awesome venue, enjoy live DJing, and grab a refreshment on us.

Keep an eye out for our website coming soon, where you will be able to register to compete or for a ticket to the event.

This event is for...
Developers, Non-Developers and anyone who likes edge-of-your-seat entertainment.
 

Time: 19:30-22:30
Full details
Rialto Theatre
11 Dyke Road
Brighton
Friday, 06 October

LoveLocalTalent | Attracting & Retaining the Next Generation

Is your business ready for your future workforce? Attend the LoveLocalTalent Conference: Attracting and Retaining the Next Generation.In response to a recruitment challenge around Sussex, LoveLocalJobs.com are hosting the first ever LoveLocalTalent Conference on 6th October (1pm - 4pm) at the Old Market Theatre, Hove, Sussex, BN3 1AS.The theme of this half-day event is “Attracting & Retaining the Next Generation” with an afternoon packed full of expert speakers with useful insights and practical tips that you can use to make sure you are making the best possible hires for your business.Select here to learn more about the event and to book your place. Please note the event is free to attend and we do have limited capacity, therefore, please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.Why attendLearn how to attract and develop your future workforceTransform your thinking with the latest industry insightLearn from best practiceGet tips on managing a diverse teamWho should attendSenior decision makersHRRecruitmentLearning and DevelopmentOperationsThose looking to develop their future workforceWe hope to see you at our LoveLocalTalent Conference on the 6th October.  


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The Old Market Theatre
1A Upper Market St
Hove
Friday, 06 October

Self Assessment & Personal Tax Surgery

Plus Accounting are offering free 45 minute advice sessions.

These sessions are aimed at those who need to complete self-assessment tax returns and may be of interest to you if any of the following apply:

  • You are a company director
  • You have an annual income of more than £100,000 per year
  • You or your partner claim child benefit and either one of you have income of more than £50,000 per year
  • You have a buy to let property
  • You have a mortgage on the buy to let property and the impact of the relief for mortgage interest charge with effect from 6 April 2017 will have on you.
  • You need advice on capital gains tax
  • You have lived or worked overseas or are planning on leaving the UK to move overseas
  • You need income tax advice on personal investment income (bank interest or dividend income)

We are holding a one day Personal Tax Surgery at Preston Park House on Friday 6 October between 9.00am and 4.45pm.

These sessions are open to everyone and if you have a friend, family member or colleague that you think would benefit from one of these, please pass on our details.

If you or someone you know would like to arrange a session with us, please book today.

This is offered free of charge, without obligation and in complete confidence.

 

Time: 09:00-16:45
Full details
Plus Accounting
Preston Park House
Brighton
Friday, 06 October

Asset Bank Open Studio: Build a Marvellous Lego Machine

Back by popular demand and for the third year running...Asset Bank are hosting another Open Studio event and it is set to be the best yet.

Join us for a session of Lego, pizza, beer and Agile working methodologies. You'll get to join a team, build a marvellous Lego machine, then test your creations against each other in an exciting race. There can only be one winner...

The details of your build remain top secret until the day, all we can tell you is that it will be different to last year.

We'll give your team a facilitator to guide you through the build and you'll get to try out Agile working methods through a series of "sprints". Plus it's a chance to meet us all and say "hi".

Beer, pizza, Lego — we feel this says it all, really. It's going to be a popular day so make sure you book soon...
 

Time: 14:30-17:30
Full details
Asset Bank
44 North Road
Brighton
Friday, 06 October

WordPress Workshop with Pragmatic

This year we will be holding our Open Studios event at Plaf9rm in Brighton, and indeed the question is why? Pragmatic are currently in the process of moving into a beautiful new office on North Street in the hustle and bustle of the gorgeous Lanes. In recent months we have been holding meetings at Platf9rm and because it's such a fantastic venue we figured, why not hold our WordPress Workshop there!

We will have 2 workshops that you can attend during the event, of which they are split into two 1 hour blocks. The WordPress Workshops will entail:

Pragmatic Design Team: Inviting all freelancers and graduates to bring their portfolios along and our brilliantly talented design team will be there to advise on your work and answer any questions you have!

Pragmatic Developers: Are you a fellow WordPress Developer who wants advice on some code or want to know the basics of Wordpress? We hope so, because we are inviting you to our Pragmatic learning environment where you can get advice on the if, what and whys of being a WordPress Developer and the work it entails!

So, whether you're already in the WordPress Community or if you want to get your foot in the door and learn about how truly wonderful the WordPress world is, pop along and enjoy a fun filled afternoon of knowledge..and of course we can't forget about the cake!

When you get there
Please take the lift to the 6th floor and we will meet you at reception.
 

Time: 15:00-17:00
Full details
PLATF9RM
Brighton
Friday, 06 October

The School of Natives

Enrol at the School of Natives to become a master of Digital Marketing.

Don't be late for registration, where you will receive your timetable, milk & cookies and a notepad and pen. Lessons will begin at 4pm and over the course of the day you will learn everything you need to know in order to graduate as a Digital Native!

Join us for bitesize lessons in Analytics, Insights & Research, Creative and Advertising, before finishing the day with Native 101 - a crash course in how to be a Native.
But it’s not all studying; your timetable includes break times to play our favourite playground games, visit the tuck shop or play with our office dog. We’ll have a School of Natives Snapchat filter too - just be careful not to get caught taking selfies in class!

After school, is your graduation party, where you’ll be initiated with a cold beer from our own agency beer tap.
 

Time: 16:00-18:00
Full details
Net Natives
Lees House, 21 Dyke Road
Brighton
Friday, 06 October

Cloud Accounting Week - Xero Event

As part of the Wired Sussex Open Studio's Event Cardens are holding a Cloud Accounting Week. Cloud Accounting gives you 24 hours access 7 days a week to your key accounting data from anywhere in the world.

This event will introduce business owners and those working on company's finances the opportunity to understand how Xero can help their business.

Join our Xero expert for an informative event and a few tasty snacks!
 

Time: 17:00-19:00
Full details
Cardens Accountant
28 Fourth Avenue
Hove
Friday, 06 October

The Wired Sussex Big Birthday Bash!

2017 is a big year for us - it marks 10 years of an independent Wired Sussex. To celebrate we are holding the members meetup to end all members meetups - our Big Birthday Bash in Brighton on the 6th October!

What better way to celebrate the last decade (and to look forward to the future) than to enjoy it with those who have made it possible - you, our wonderful members.

Please join us at The Unitarian Church in the heart of Brighton's North Laine for an evening of good times.

Get your free ticket here!

A huge thank you to Cogapp, CurveIT, Freedom Works, iCrossing, Madgex, Plug-in Media, Plus Accounting and QuickHR for their contributions to this event.
 

Time: 19:30-22:00
Full details
The Unitarian Church
New Road
Brighton
Saturday, 07 October

Brighton Creative Cafe Meetup

To meet up for an hour or two and work on whatever creative pursuit you're tackling.Work, create, discuss, caffeinate.The Schedule11:15-11:30 - Small (or big!) talk as everyone arrives11:30-12 - Brief introductions from members (no pressure to contribute - just an opportunity to say who you are, what you're working on and if there's something you're looking to get from the Meetup)12-1pm - The choice is yours! Options to:- Work solo on whatever creative project you're tackling,- Collaborate/conspire with another member (eg. skillswap)- Join a group chat about whatever loosely creative topic comes up following our introductions!  

Time: 11:15-13:00
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The Lord Nelson Inn
36 Trafalgar Street
Brighton
Saturday, 07 October

#TomTech: Remote

Hello. We’re delighted you could join us. We’d like to recognise that; we’d like to say hello.

Part of #TOMtech 2017

We are REMOTE. We are here to help you be more like people like you.
Imagine you’re in a theatre of the future, powered by an algorithm. REMOTE is an interactive live game interrogating the politics of choice, and decision-making in an immaterial world, saturated with technology.

This is a piece of game-theatre that you play sitting down, and its entirely led by you, the audience. As well as just being yourselves – you are also, together, playing a character, and you’ll be asked to make choices for her.

Fusing an interactive script with a live and responsive sound design – REMOTE is a mechanical theatre game. It's 2017, and we’re a room full of mostly strangers, imagining the future.

“Clever and intriguing - interactive fiction exploring small politics, big algorithms and thwarted consensus” ???? David Ralf, The Stage

“This is immersive theatre, but not as you know it… here the entire audience make decisions that will shape the play’s narrative.” ???? Isabelle Aron, Time Out

“Theatre like this is important, in fact crucial, in reminding us that our vote can count… It is pertinent and playful; watch it if you want to be engaged.”
Georgie Cowan-Turner, The Upcoming

“Coney highlight the politics of choice, the limits of free will and the feeling of being implicated in everything that happens…this kind of theatre highlights liveness.”
Rebekah Ellerby, A Younger Theatre

coneyhq.org
@agencyofconey

Coney is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and a registered charity.

REMOTE is commissioned by Theatre in the Mill and funded by 89 warm and generous Kickstarter backers. The show has been further supported by Camden People’s Theatre, and developed through scratch and residency at Camden People’s Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, MAKE Ireland, Beta Public, University of Exeter, and Theatre in the Mill.
 
Cost:  12.5
Time: 20:00-22:00
Full details
The Old Market
11a Upper Market Street
Hove
Monday, 09 October

BDF17: Creative Data with Valentina D’Efilippo

As part of this year's Brighton Digital Festival, Data Visualisation Brighton is delighted to present Valentina D'Efilippo, author of The Infographic History of the World and more recently the designer behind OddityViz (a visual deconstruction of David Bowie's Space Oddity).

Valentina is a London based, award-winning information designer whose work spans print, digital, exhibitions and theatre. She'll be joining us for the evening to talk about her creative processes when working with data and will discuss her recent projects such as OddityViz and Poppy Field. 

As well as awards at the Information is Beautiful Awards and Malofiej22 Valentina's work has been featured in Wired magazine, BBC, The Guardian and .Net magazine.

This is a special event as part of Brighton Digital Festival and is sure to be a highlight of Data Visualisation Brighton's year.

Praise for The Infographic History of the World:

'The book is a delight' The Economist

'A new book that continues to push the field of infographics forward.' Visually

'This new book, packed with beautifully and cleverly laid out infographics, provides a refreshing exploration of the history of the world.' Creative Review

We're pleased to be sponsored by Ozkan Accountants who are keen to support community events such as Data Visualisation Brighton. Venue provided by The Skiff coworking space.
 

Time: 19:30-21:00
Full details
The Skiff
Blackman Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 10 October

BDF17: Digital Tattoo

In a society increasingly obsessed with the digital, KDE Dance presents an innovative mixed-media choreographic programme exploring the consequences and patterns of our online actions. Splicing together dance, film and participation, this programme has been reviewed as something "you need to see on prescription" (Brighton Source) and a “must for anyone who has a profile on social media” (Cassy Fry). 

DIGITAL TATTOO

Digital Tattoo: Fusing digital light and sophisticated choreography, Digital Tattoo is an intimate portrayal of two lovers and the unintentional outcomes of their digital tattoos.

CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE DIGITAL

Do you have a profile on Facebook? Are you guilty of being on your phone when in the company of others? Have you connected with unknown family through social media? With the average person spending two hours on social media daily, KDE Dance invites you to take part in or observe a unique participatory Conversation About the Digital. To take part please bring a smartphone.

 
Cost:  10

Full details
The Attenborough Centre for the Creative
Gardner Center Rd, Falmer
Brighton
Tuesday, 10 October

Content Makers Meetup & Networking: Perfect for bloggers, freelancers

Hey! Loads of you have asked for this... so you're getting it! This meetup is for anyone looking to meet other local people interested in content making and marketing. Whether you're asking for advice, sharing your latest work or just wanting to make some super cool content maker friends. This is the Meetup for you!

As usual the evening will kick off with some free drinks, nibbles and a little bit of mingling! There will be a warm welcome from the Content Club guys and girls, then just some nicely facilitated sharing and learning from each other. Depending on what burning questions you all come armed with, we'll either run some group work, or let you all chat and mingle as you please. 

Lose and casual agenda: 
5.30 - Networking and nibbles 
6.00 - Welcome and intros 
6.15 - Idea sharing and skills swapping 
7.00 - Round-up on what we learned 
7.30 - Go to the pub! 

We want you to walk away from 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 of 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
Full details
Yappa
1-3 Farman Street
Hove
Tuesday, 10 October

BDF17: Brighton Podcast Meetup

Are you a podcaster in the Brighton area and keen to meet others and share ideas?

Or are you interested in starting a podcast but not quite ready to take the leap?

Come to the 2nd Brighton Podcast Meet-Up at the beautiful offices of Brilliant Noise, just a stone's throw from Brighton station.

It's a great chance for an informal chat, a drink, a bite to eat, and to meet people from all experience levels in the weird and wild world of podcasting.

Our guest speaker will be Alex Adey, UK Digital Content Manager at podcast platform Audioboom. Alex will be talking about the future of UK podcasting, what growth can be expected, and how new iTunes functionality will be changing the game.
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
Brilliant Noise
International House, Queens Road
Brighon
Tuesday, 10 October

BDF17: Building Better Bots

How can we use AI, bots and other new technologies to make the world a better place?UK Tech Charity AbilityNet is hosting an user-friendly event looking at the current uses of AI and how they can help people with disabilities.It will be a chance for developers, disabled people and anyone else with an interest in tech to learn more about AI and see some of the amazing things it can do to transform people's lives.Sponsored by Equal Experts as part of Brighton Digital Festival.  
Cost:  6
Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
Brighton Met College
Pelham Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 10 October

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.

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, 10 October

Celebrating #30DigitalDays

There’s a constant hive of digital activity in our wonderful city. And during this year’s Brighton Digital Festival, we want to provide a snapshot of what the city is creating, in real-time.

We’re encouraging the digital community to share their digital work on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #30DigitalDays. All submissions will then be showcased on the #30DigitalDays website, for the whole world to enjoy.

To mark the end of the project, we’re inviting all participants to join us for an afterparty, where there will be drinks, nibbles, and a panel of local creatives who will be sharing their favourite contributions. 

It'll be a relaxed affair, with the focus being on celebrating the wonderful contributions from our digital community.
 

Time: 19:00-22:00
Full details
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 10 October

#TomTech: Medea Electronica

Returning to TOM following a sell-out show in March 2017, Medea Electronica is a wild and imaginative retelling of the ancient Greek tragedy, set in the technological turbulence of the 1980's.

Part of #TOMtech

With the discovery of her husband's deceit and betrayal, Medea is driven to embark on a journey of savage revenge and destruction. This intense drama plays out amidst the brilliant chaos of a live gig; an all original mash up of contemporary, cinematic soundscapes and 1980’s Electronica. On stage, the musicians play out Medea’s inner dialogue, as she wrestles with her demons. The other characters are heard but not seen, creating a ghostly and unsettling atmosphere.

Pecho Mama is a new collaboration of UK performers and musicians, led by Artistic Director Mella Faye (Wildheart & Lyric, Jennifer Bell Company).

Together, the company create work that tramples all over the boundaries between theatre and live music, in order to make work that is raw, savage, beautiful and challenging.
 
Cost:  12.5
Time: 20:00-23:00
Full details
The Old Market
11a Upper Market Street
Hove
Wednesday, 11 October

The Farm- Freelancers' meetup

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

Time: 20:00-23:00
Full details
Caxton Arms Pub
Thursday, 12 October

HR Matters in Brighton

HR Matters is a bi-monthly HR forum for business owners, HR managers, directors and employees responsible for personnel issues, who work in any sector.

Fiona Martin, director and head of employment law, coordinates HR Matters and promotes best practice.Maximising Staff PerformanceThis session is tailored to provide managers with top tips on how to effectively develop their workforce to maximise performance. 

The session will also focus on how to fairly approach staff who are under performing.In this meeting, Fiona Martin will discuss how to:
• Ensure that current appraisals are relevant and work well for your business
• Understand capability processes and procedures
• Set out the relevant legislation relating to performance and capability issues and how to practically apply it
• Prepare for sickness absence and grievances when performance managing employees. 

 Events are free for members. Membership costs £25 per year to cover refreshments. Membership invoices shall be issued upon your second HR Matters meeting and are to be paid by cash on the day.If you have any queries please call Chloe Murphy on 01273 609911, or email chloemurphy@ms-solicitors.co.uk.
 
Time: 09:15-11:15
Full details
Martin Searle Solicitors
9 Marlborough Place
Brighton
Thursday, 12 October

Better. Faster. Stronger. UK Business

Supported by Santander BusinessWe are delighted to announce Santander's Business teams support for what promises to be a truly amazing day focusing on accelerating your business performance across 2017 and beyond.This Seminar is ideal for Business Owners, Operational, Financial, HR and IT Directors, Compliance Officers and other IT or Operational Management personnel.Come along to discuss and debate with a panel of experts:• Better. Faster. Stronger. UK Business in 2017- Security and Compliance - truly protect your business in 2017- Cloud First. Mobile First - a sound approach for business- How technology today helps attract and retain business talent- Drive real world innovation across your business operations• Business Doctors - hidden strengths of your organisational structure and how it can support business growth- Are you perhaps too involved, or not involved enough, in key areas of your business operation?• Business Community Support from Santander BusinessThe event will be followed by lunch and an Amex stadium tour. First 10 tickets are free entry with a remaining door entry fee percentage donated to Chestnut Tree House.  

Time: 09:30-13:00
Full details
American Express Community Stadium
Village Way
Brighton
Thursday, 12 October

DIY radio transmission - Pi Streambox Workshop

Technology is not neutral. We're inside of what we make, and it's inside of us. We're living in a world of connections — and it matters which ones get made and unmade. Donna Haraway - 1991

Our lives are now lived out in webs of technology. And we are beginning to appreciate both the promise and perils of our technologically mediated existences. By learning to make our own tools we can choose which connections are made, how, when, with who and why.

Run by Soundcamp, a group of artist-makers interested in the potential for DIY technologies to connect different locations, spanning rural, urban and hybrid environments, this two hour workshop will centre around making a rugged Raspberry Pi based netradio — or streambox — and DIY microphones. Participants will learn how to download and install open source software, assemble the equipment, and ins and outs of live audio streaming. The workshop will also cover streaming with a mobile phone or laptop.

No technical skills are assumed, but workshops will engage the most ardent of tinkerers.

Participants will be invited to a soundcamp over the first weekend of May 2018, in which a streambox device will be used to broadcast the dawn chorus from The Living Coast (the Brighton & Lewes Downs UNESCO World Biosphere Region), as part of an international, ecological live streaming event, REVEIL.

This event is part of the Brighton Digital Festival, organised as part of the Humanising Algorithmic Listening AHRC network, in partnership with The Living Coast.

It is kindly supported by Sussex Humanities Lab, University of Sussex and Digital Music and Sound Arts, School of Media, University of Brighton.

Event audience - Relevant to arts and science projects that could benefit from a real time audio feed. Suitable for beginners and advanced - over18s only please.

NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE -- THIS EVENT IS NOW AT ONCA GALLERY, NOT THE ROSE HILL AS PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED
 

Time: 15:00-17:00
Full details
ONCA
14 Saint George's Place
Brighton
Thursday, 12 October

Self-employed meetup in Brighton

Crunch Chorus is passionate about the self-employed community.We understand that working for yourself is an empowering experience - but it can also be quite isolating at times.For this reason we're hosting an informal meetup in Brighton for freelancers, small business owners and contractors. It will take place on Thursday, 12th October at BrewDog.It'll give you the chance to meet like-minded people and make friends - attendance is free!Should you have any questions about accounting, mortgages, insurance or pensions, Crunch's experts will be on hand for some friendly advice.  

Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
BrewDog
52-54 Grand Parade
Brighton
Thursday, 12 October

Async: Code, Explore, Create. Inspiration demos from Codebar

For those who haven't heard of us, codebar is a non-profit initiative that facilitates the growth of a diverse tech community by running regular programming workshops.

The atmosphere at each weekly codebar meeting is pretty special – a great mix of catching-up, idea sharing and learning. In addition to meeting weekly, we work hard to offer interesting and exciting events and workshops. 

Come down for an upbeat evening of code demos, stories and inspiration sharing from our latest event; a whole weekend of creative coding, held as part of Brighton Digital Festival. 

Everyone is welcome to come along. If you have ever thought about becoming a student or a coach at codebar, it’d be a great time to see what we do and ask us questions!
 

Time: 19:15-21:30
Full details
The Skiff
Ironworks, 30 Cheapside
Brighton
Friday, 13 October

The Brighton Summit: Embracing the unknown

 

So your business was ticking along nicely, you were making plans for the future, and then…2016 happened. The British people voted to quit Europe, America elected a reality TV host as President, and the world seemed to tilt on its axis. The pound nose-dived, businesses worried about hanging on to their EU employees, and everyone thought….WTF?

In this time of change and uncertainty, you can confidently stick one thing in your diary - the Brighton Summit. It’s a high energy conference bringing together the city’s distinctive business community and it’s the highlight of the Chamber’s year.

This year’s theme is Embracing the unknown. It will encourage you to think about how to deal with the unfamiliar, seize new opportunities and take advantage of the altering landscape.

Some things won’t change. You can rely on the usual great networking, brilliant keynote speakers and inspiring workshops. But there will be challenges and surprises to reflect the mood of the times. So come prepared to leave your comfort zone and expect the unexpected…

Who is the Brighton Summit for?
It’s for anyone who wants a better business and a successful future.

You are: an entrepreneur, a CEO, a freelancer, a manager, an employee…

Your business is: a multinational, a small business, a start-up, a social enterprise, a charity…

The Brighton Summit brings together our city’s diverse, expert business community. And when a community like ours comes together, great things happen.

 
Cost:  119
Time: 08:30-18:00
Full details
The Clarendon Centre
47 New England Street
Brighton
Friday, 13 October

Free screening: "A Hacker's Story" documentary

As part of Brighton Digital Festival we invite you to attend a special screening of ThinkNation's hacking documentary, "A Hacker's Story". The screening will be followed by an audience Q&A participation with Jake Davis (Ex-Anonymous and LulzSec) and Richard Jones (National Cyber Crime Unit).

A Hacker's Story is a 20 min documentary exploring how an informal or "casual" group of people - who has a vision but no contract - assemble and act on it to hack global organisations. What triggers them to carry out a hack or share confidential intel? In other words, why do hackers work, and what role could or should they play in our world? What risks do they pose to our security - are they an asset or a threat? How can young people be better informed on the realities of hacking and the wider implications? 

This short documentary includes interviews with: Jake Davis was once dubbed the “most-wanted cyber-criminals on the planet”. Previously a member of hacker collective Anonymous, he later formed LulzSec, where he and his collaborative targeted sites such as The Sun, X-Factor, Sony, and the CIA. Eventually arrested in a joint FBI-Scotland Yard investigation, Jake explains his motivations, and his view on the wider, real world of hacking. Today he’s a writer, speaker and global consultant on security, internet culture and privacy. Professor Ruth Blakeley is co-director of The Rendition Project which provides the most comprehensive analysis to date of the CIA’s Rendition, Detention and Interrogation programme. As Professor of Politics and International Relations at Sheffield University, she explains the impact and role of whistleblowers and hacking on global security… and human rights. Richard Jones is Manager of the Prevent operational team at the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU), in the UK's National Crime Agency. He and his team focus on stopping people from becoming involved in cyber crime, or from re-offending. Stressing the rule of the law, Richard highlights the need for greater collaboration and communication between young hackers and the work of the NCCU.

LIMTED SPACES - SO GRAB YOUR FREE TICKET NOW! ThinkNation: humanising the impact of technology on young people’s lives.
 

Time: 18:30-20:30
Full details
ClearLeft
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Saturday, 14 October

Brighton Creative Cafe Meetup

To meet up for an hour or two and work on whatever creative pursuit you're tackling.Work, create, discuss, caffeinate.The Schedule11:15-11:30 - Small (or big!) talk as everyone arrives11:30-12 - Brief introductions from members (no pressure to contribute - just an opportunity to say who you are, what you're working on and if there's something you're looking to get from the Meetup)12-1pm - The choice is yours! Options to:- Work solo on whatever creative project you're tackling,- Collaborate/conspire with another member (eg. skillswap)- Join a group chat about whatever loosely creative topic comes up following our introductions!  

Time: 11:15-13:00
Full details
The Lord Nelson Inn
36 Trafalgar Street
Brighton
Saturday, 14 October

Rebel Makers Horsham

Come along and be part of a community forming around playing, building and learning with technology. Rebel Makers meet to exchange skills, learn new ones and work on personal and group projects. They're open to exploring anything tech, from electronics and programmable hardware, right through to writing code, developing working prototypes and the digital product lifecycle.  

Time: 14:00-17:00
Full details
Parkside Building, County Hall North
Chart Way
Horsham
Tuesday, 17 October

Open 4 Business - Digital and You

Attend a free Digital Event for Local Businesses within Mid Sussex

‘Digital and You’ is an exciting event which aims to empower companies in the region, from start-ups to corporates, in keys areas of digital technology and arm them with a powerful toolkit of effective ideas.

Provided by the Open 4 Business initiative of Mid Sussex District Council, this free, presentation-led event provides the ideal opportunity to come and meet some of the region’s most prestigious digital thought leaders, and find out how becoming digitally-savvy will help deliver your company’s objectives.

Open 4 Business will cover a range of digital topics yet to be confirmed.

Official Media Partner: TBC
Sponsored By: TBC
To find out more about the event please visit www.o4b.org.uk
 

Time: 11:30-16:00
Full details
The King's Centre
33-35 Victoria Road
Burgess Hill
Tuesday, 17 October

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.

For more details and to sign up, visit http://codebar.io
 

Time: 18:30-21:30
Full details
Changes every week
See website
Brighton
Tuesday, 17 October

.NET South East - Rabeb Othmani

Welcome to the age of conversational interfaces 

In the age of conversational interfaces, users are increasingly expecting to interact with applications in a flexible and contextualized way. They also expect to interact with the app via multiple communication channels such as SMS, voice and lately bots. 

In this talk, we will go through programmable and contextualized communications, why it's a key element of apps development in the present and future? We will also learn how to add feature rich communications capabilities to your apps using Microsoft Bot Framework and Nexmo SMS and Voice APIs. 
 

Time: 18:30-21:00
Full details
Madgex
1 Gloucester Place
Brighton
Wednesday, 18 October

#TestActually with Gem Hill - AUT: Anxiety Under Test

Gem has been diagnosed with anxiety. It means doing her job is difficult - fear of confrontation + imposter syndrome over a layer of constant worry is not ideal for a tester. Giving unwelcome news or information is never a fun time, especially when you're anxious about your performance and skills, and being blamed for rocking the boat. However, she has used some of the techniques taught to her in therapy to help her become a better tester.

This talk covers anxiety and how it affects Gem, then: * Focus/defocus and mindfulness * Note taking and how writing things down can be powerful * Responding vs. reacting and fight vs. flight * Empathy, and kindness Each of these can help with testing regardless of mental health status, and she'll talk through how these work. 

She will also flag how these can be used to monitor your own mental health, so you can keep yourself mentally healthy as well as physically healthy. 

WHO: Gem is a Test Engineer at the BBC, she is also a podcaster, and reads far too many comics. She points at broken things and somehow gets paid to do so. 


 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
Brandwatch Offices
1st Floor, Sovereign House, Church St
Brighton
Wednesday, 18 October

The Farm Freelancers Meet up

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

Time: 20:00-23:00
Full details
Caxton Arms pub
26 North Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 19 October

Wired Sussex Breakfast Session: Delivering the Perfect Tech Pitch

Delivering the Perfect Tech Pitch: Tips and Tricks

Pitching can be a long and costly process for your company and with no certainty of closing the deal and getting a return on investment, it’s a critical phase of new business strategy.

At this session, we’ll discuss how to identify qualifying leads, avoid time-wasters, build the right pitching team and present a solid proposal that best sells your tech services. Join us to get actionable takeaways on how to close a deal with the right prospects and increase your chance of winning new clients.

So, if you’re responsible for new business in your company, if you’d like to polish up your pitching skills and gain knowledge on how to improve your conversion rate, this session is for you!

At this session, we'll be joined by:

Alick Mighall, MD at miggle

Alick has been working in digital since 1994 and set up miggle in 2007 after seven years at Yahoo! Starting off as a composer, he moved via web development into product management, which remains his passion, especially the bit that requires finding the right people and technology to deliver projects.

Catrina Baker-Bassett, Digital Business Manager at DabApps

Catrina’s role involves project management, business analysis, company strategy and anything else non-techy! She oversees projects from start to finish, working closely with clients to ensure DabApps delivers exceptional user experiences on time and on budget.

Dominic Gomez, Founder and MD at Snorkel

With over 20-years experience in the media and entertainment industry, spanning digital, broadcast, advertising, branding, PR, music, event management and production Dominic has glued together all of his success and failures and created a no nonsense, results driven creative business development agency to help companies be brilliant at what they do.

Follow the discussion at #WiredBrekkie


The Wired Sussex Breakfast Sessions share best practice on subjects ranging from marketing and branding, to intellectual property and investment opportunities. And there’s coffee and croissants too. What’s not to like?

** Please Note **

The Wired Sussex Breakfast Sessions are related benefits to Wired Sussex memberships. Not a member? Find out about the advantages of joining Wired Sussex here.

 

Time: 09:00-11:00
Full details
The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House,
Brighton
Thursday, 19 October

#ShakeItHUB Free design and marketing help

Your local marketing and design help HUB! The #ShakeItHUB is the ideal place to bring all your 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!The training room is on the right side after you enter the Town Hall.  

Time: 10:00-11:30
Full details
Worthing Town Hall
Chapel Road
Worthing
Thursday, 19 October

Virgin StartUp Brighton Meetup: How to tell (sell) your story

“The greatest tool of communication given to us by Mother Nature is the power of storytelling. And telling is selling!” So, what does storytelling have to do with your business!
Everything! 

If you can’t convey a story then your products or services are not going to appeal to your audience. Our brains value stories over anything else. Having a great business idea alone is no longer enough. People now want to know the story behind the business, what it stands for, why they should care and why they should buy it. It’s why so many of the most successful new businesses are putting storytelling front and centre of what they do. 

Join us at Platf9rm on Thursday 19th October from 6 - 8:30 pm where we will have an amazing selection of guest speakers sharing their invaluable experiences and knowledge that will help you tell your story so people listen and sell your product so people will buy! 

Complimentary drink and nibbles on arrival.
 
Cost:  10
Time: 18:00-20:30
Full details
Platf9rm
PLATF9RM, FLOOR 5 & 6, TOWER POINT, 44 NORTH ROAD, BRIGHTON, ENGLAND,
Brighton
Thursday, 19 October

Association of Illustrators Brighton Event

The Association of Illustrators (AOI) is holding its first ever Brighton event! With thanks to the University of Brighton, Brighton Illustrators Group and Brighton Illustration Fair.

Join AOI Membership Manager Lou Bones with illustrators Donough O’Malley, Eleanor Taylor and John Bond discussing the challenges around pursuing your personal work and expanding your career through diverse routes.

Not just pens for hire, the speakers will draw on real examples and share their experiences of how they have turned their personal work into commercially viable projects, as well as sharing practical tips on understanding the commissioners' journey and the importance of self-promotion before opening up a Q&A session. 

The event starts at 6.30pm and finishes at 8.30pm with drinks somewhere local afterwards. Book your ticket to this AOI event on Eventbrite Please note that tickets must be purchased from the AOI via the Eventbrite page. 

Ticket prices: • Brighton Students: £3 • AOI Members: £7 • Non-AOI Members: £10
 

Time: 18:30-20:30
Full details
North Gallery, University of Brighton
58-67 Grade Parade
Brighton
Thursday, 19 October

Agile Swap Shop

Using Agile to run your projects but not sure how well you're doing, or want to exchange practical techniques with the rest of the project management community? You could be a Project Manager, Scrum Master, Agile Coach or Project Lead, Product Owner, part of a Agile team or interested to know a bit more about Agile.

If you're interested in learning and sharing Agile project management techniques with your fellow peers, exchanging and debating the latest ideas then please come along to our sessions.

We'll meet every fortnight in Brighton at Clearleft offices. We'll be inviting people from the group and industry speakers to share best practice, tools, tips and tricks. Above all, it's a great opportunity to grab a drink and share your knowledge, network and even learn something new.

 
Time: 19:00-22:00
Full details
Clearleft
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Thursday, 19 October

WorthingDigital Social

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

Time: 20:00-22:00
Full details
The Corner House
80 High Street
Worthing
Friday, 20 October

TEDxBrighton 2017

TEDxBrighton 2017

Wonderland? - Society’s Search For Utopia

This year at TEDxBrighton, we will explore the ways communities form, disrupt and achieve unity.

Through a selection of speakers who represent local and global communities alike, the audience will walk away from TEDxBrighton 2017 with a new and refreshed outlook on where the world is heading.

From progressing world views on LGBT, to the way new-wave internet celebrities are born. Every life and the communities they find have the chance to be radical, prosperous, delightful or even dangerous.

Join us in learning how and why it happens.

Key themes we'll explore on the day:
  • Gender and Identity
  • Movement and Migration
  • Digital Disruption

Tickets are limited and selling quickly, please order today to ensure your attendance!
 
Cost:  45
Time: 09:00-17:00
Full details
Brighton Dome
Church Street
Brighton
Friday, 20 October

How to Make Your Company Famous

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:This is an instructive Coverage Class aimed at companies and PR/media professionals in the earlier stages of their careers.

It will help them to prepare future campaigns and troubleshoot problems in their existing ones. The course will provide insight into dealing with the press and give numerous examples of successful campaigns. Attendees should leave the Coverage Class with new ideas on how to start, improve or augment existing campaigns.

The session is run by Jon Card, a journalist of 15 years, who writes regularly for The Times, Guardian and Daily Telegraph. Jon will provide first-hand insights into the inner workings of media companies, publishers and newsrooms, enabling attendees to clearly understand the role of the journalist and how they can interact with them.

Key questions answered in this session:
How to find the right journalist to contact 
How and when to approach a journalist 
What companies need to do to prepare for interaction with the press 
Resources companies need to launch a successful media campaign 
Why some campaigns gain huge amounts of coverage while others fail 

Refreshments:Tea, coffee, pastries & a selection of other snacks will be available throughout the session. 

The venue is a one minute walk from The Lanes and Brighton Seafront, with numerous lunch options available.  

60% discount for Wired Sussex Members: Enter Promotional Code sixty upon purchase. 
 
Cost:  220
Time: 09:30-13:00
Full details
68 Middle Street
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Sunday, 22 October

Retro Gaming

A HUGE selection of retro consoles & games available to play completely FREE! Pick & choose from over 600 games & 8 consoles available (NES, SNES, N64, Gamecube, Megadrive, Dreamcast, PS1, PS2) . We now have loads of light guns & light gun games too!

The consoles are set up around the bar & we change the games for you whenever you like! It's not just one game left set up per console for the whole event - far from it!
 

Time: 15:15-22:00
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The Hare and Hounds
75 London Rd
Brighton
Tuesday, 24 October

Forest Row Ladies who Latte

Ladies Who Latte, a nationwide women-only networking group, is launching in Forest Row in September 2017.  The group enables women to meet with other like-minded professionals and entrepreneurs, to make connections, and to grow their business in a supportive atmosphere.

The new group will meet in local family-run restaurant Java and Jazz on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 10am to midday.  The group is designed to be very accessible – attendees simply turn up, grab a tea or coffee and pastry, and start to network.  There are no speakers, no agenda, and no meeting fees.  However, women will have the chance to promote their businesses and to share news about forthcoming events or special offers.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Time: 10:00-12:00
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Java and Jazz
The Square Lewes Road
Forest Row
Tuesday, 24 October

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.For more details and to sign up, visit http://codebar.io  

Time: 18:30-21:30
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Changes every week
See website
Brighton
Wednesday, 25 October

Digital & Social Media Marketing

A digital marketing masterclass, navigating you through the good, the bad and the ugly of digital marketing. During this workshop, we will cover what really matters when it comes down to digital marketing. Your return on investment, how best to achieve it and how to measure it.

This seminar will also cover

  • Social Media
  • SEO
  • Google PPC
  • Website analytics
  • Email Marketing
  • Reporting
 

Time: 09:30-12:30
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Ardingly College
College Road
Haywards Heath
Wednesday, 25 October

Brighton Ruby Group - Lunchtime Chat

Just meet for food and a chat.

Time: 12:30-13:30
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The North Laine Pub & Brewery
27 Gloucester Place
Brighton
Thursday, 26 October

Party Bash - FREE Virtual Reality Gaming Night

Party Bash finally returns! Brighton's most loved virtually reality gaming night just got bigger, badder and bashy-er! And now it's free!Party Bash splits players into two teams to compete head to head in a variety of VR games and challenges. Collect high scores, eliminate your opponents and lead your team to epic victory! Winners go home with a prize!Party Bash always features some of the most exciting VR experiences available on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. A mix of fan favourites and new VR games, no Party Bash is the same!Whether you've never tried VR before or you're a VR regular, this night will be a great way to enjoy VR with friends and meet new people.Booking is FREE, however, tickets are limited to make sure you get plenty of playing time. So make sure you book early on!This Party Bash features:??? Loco Dojo ???Enter the whimsical wooden world of Loco Dojo and step up to Grand Sensei’s ‘Table of Trials’ (voiced by Brian Blessed) to pit your silliest skills against your friends in this hilariously competitive multiplayer social VR party game.Discover a wealth of wacky and ludicrous trials in which to compete with your rivals and prove yourself as a master of martial madness!PEGI Rating 3??? Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes ???Red wire or blue wire? You find yourself trapped alone in a room with a ticking time bomb. Your friends have the manual to defuse it, but they can't see the bomb, so you're going to have to talk it out – fast!PEGI Rating 3??? GORN ???GORN is a ludicrously thrilling VR gladiator simulator. Featuring a unique, fully physics driven combat engine, you'll get to creatively execute your most epic gladiator fantasies in virtual reality.Strike down humorously-animated opponents with all manner of weapons. Show off your skills to a roaring crowd and make Ceaser proud!PEGI Rating not available. Features graphic depictions of violence.- Is this event kid friendly? -Yes, C:\ Side Quest does not have any age restrictions. Children and young people are welcome at the cafe until closing time at 10:30pm. Please check PEGI Ratings to determine suitability of VR experiences: http://www.pegi.info/en/index/id/33/ If you have any questions please do get in touch.  

Time: 18:30-20:00
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C: Side Quest
11 Lower Promenade, Madiera Drive
Brighton
Friday, 27 October

Game Dev Pub Meetup

Hey Everyone,

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

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

Any questions, ideas or anything else feel free to send me a message.

See you all there!
 

Time: 18:00-20:00
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The Goose
18A Marine Parade
Worthing
Saturday, 28 October

BitBrighton - Crypto/Bitcoin Event

BitBrighton will host a range of workshops, speaker presentations and exhibitions aimed at beginner level bitcoiners.

The  event schedule can be found on the website, after the event's activities finish there will be an after-party to around 2:00AM

Registration for the workshops is not required but registered attendees get priority. Registration can be found via Eventbrite.

 http://bitbrighton.org 

 

Time: 10:00-02:00
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The Latest Music Bar
14-17 Manchester Street
Brighton
Monday, 30 October

Inclusivity Isn't Scary: Brighton Digital Women Halloween Party

You're invited to the Brighton Digital WoooOOOOooooomen Halloween Special If 'Hocus Pocus' or 'Alien' awakened your inner feminist, if the hunted, helpless Hollywood damsel made you see red, if you just like rustling autumn leaves, then this meet up is for you.

Our theme this month is 'Inclusivity', a theme often ignored by the horror industry so we're reclaiming it by gathering together like Brighton Digital Witches and hearing 3 talks on what it means to be inclusive in digital. 

As it's Halloween we're going to dress up, play digital trick or treat and enjoy themed treats and gruesome drinks (probs prossecco with green food coloring!). We'll have a few props on the night but we'd love it if you would join in the SPIRIT of things by getting another use out of your seasonal costume! 

Speakers and talk titles TBA: Watch out for info on our Twitter or Facebook accounts: https://twitter.com/btndigitalwomen?lang=en https://en-gb.facebook.com/brightondigitalwomen/
 

Time: 18:30-20:30
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Ground Floor of Eagle Labs Brighton
1 Preston Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 31 October

#ShakeItHUB Free design and marketing help

Your local marketing and design help HUB! The #ShakeItHUB is the ideal place to bring all your 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!  

Time: 14:00-15:30
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Freedom Works Hove
Hove Business Centre, Fonthill Rd
Hove
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