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Date Event Location
Tuesday, 01 August

Brighton Indie Coffee

Get out of the house and chat to other developers!  

Time: 09:30-11:30
Full details
Cafe Plenty
3-4 Circus Parade
Brighton
Tuesday, 01 August

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
Wednesday, 02 August

Circle Business Bar - New Networking Event w/ food, drinks and more

NEW ARTS AND FITNESS ‘SUPER VENUE’ HOSTS FASTEST GROWING NETWORKING EVENT IN SUSSEX

The brand new arts and fitness venue Circle Arts Centre in Portslade is hosting the fastest growing networking event in Sussex called the Circle Business Bar.

Every Circle Business Bar event welcomes new and regular guests, including founders, MD's, entrepreneurs, investors, consultants, freelancers and everything in between! Representatives from large established businesses down to conception stage start ups use theevents to link up with local talent, swap stories and find new business. Each event welcomes a guest speaker. For just £20, guests get a delicious dinner and complimentary drink. Further refreshments are available from the bar throughout the evening.

Speakers for the August event are Sussex based web-dev agency Huxley Digital. Their presentation will focus on 'What you need to know before talking to a web developer' - a subject they’re often asked about. Huxley will also be running 'Business Bingo' with valuable prizes, as well as handing out 'web-dev jargon' handbooks guests can take away.

"Meeting in this exceptional new theatre bar venue at the Circle Arts Centre feels like a privilege. The food is fantastic, and the speakers always give us something to think about. I have connected with dozens of new business contacts and recommend it to anyone who enjoys getting out to socialise with likeminded people.“  Gerry Hussein, The Best of Brighton and Hove Ltd

IMPORTANT INFO

2nd August 2017, 6pm – 9pm, £20. Circle Arts Centre Portslade. #circlebusiness

Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-circle-business-bar-august-2017-with-huxley-digital-tickets-35347147269?aff=efbeventtix

 
Cost:  20
Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
Circle Arts Centre
55 North Street
Portslade
Wednesday, 02 August

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
26 North Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 03 August

Open Studios: Talent Week: Drop in advice session #3

This is an informal drop-in advice session for anyone interested in taking part in Open Studios: Talent Week that’s happening this October (2nd - 6th) as part of the Brighton Digital Festival 2017.

We can advise you on what to expect, timelines, ideas for events, Eventbrite help, marketing ideas and general tips-and-tricks for making your event a success!

Whether you just need some pointers or if you're unsure about taking part, drop by The Skiff for a coffee and a chat.

What is 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.

The week is a fantastic recruitment opportunity; it will raise your company profile within the local community, showcase what you do and help attract new talent to your business.
 

Time: 16:00-17:30
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Thursday, 03 August

Brighton Digital Women's 2nd Birthday Social!

We're 2 years old!

To celebrate how our community has grown over the last 2 years we're going to head to the Alcampo Lounge on London Road and have drinks and chill. We've reserved an area to the left as you walk in so come along and have a drink or two with us.

If you haven't been to a BDW meet up before then this is a perfect chance to come and hang out and see what we're all about. We'd love to catch up with you!

There will be birthday cake and as we're in the Pride Parade on the Saturday, we'll be having a crafty session of banner making which we'd love everyone to join in on.

We hope you can make it.

- Rachel, Lana and Allegra
Brighton Digital Women
 

Time: 18:00-21:30
Full details
Alcampo Lounge
84-86 London Road
Brighton
Thursday, 03 August

Async: Mapping with D3

For thousands of years humans have sought to understand the physical world through the making of maps, and that is as true today as it was all those millennia ago. Countless tools now exist to help with making maps and the JavaScript world is no exception, with several libraries that make it easier than ever to create and experiment with maps. One of those libraries is D3, which contains some powerful features for making beautiful interactive maps.

In this talk Peter Cook will show us the process of making maps using D3, starting with acquiring geographic data, converting it to GeoJSON, and rendering it using D3. Along the way he'll cover issues such as SVG vs. Canvas rendering, projections, choropleth maps and how to make a spinning globe with a few lines of JavaScript (and D3). Whether you're a JavaScript coder, or just someone who's interested in the current techniques for making maps, this is a talk no to be missed!

Peter Cook is a freelance data visualisation designer and developer. He's the author of D3 in Depth and also runs the Data Visualisation Brighton Meetup group.

 

 

Time: 19:15-21:30
Full details
The Skiff
Ironworks, 30 Cheapside
Brighton
Saturday, 05 August

Brighton Digital Women March In The Pride Parade

We're marching in the Brighton Pride Parade!

We're supporting, defending and celebrating diversity in digital this summer by joining in the festivities of Brighton Pride.

We're proud Brightonians who love and support everyone in our city and we want to show our love and solidarity with the amazing communities our city is lucky to have. We celebrate the freedom our city has to express itself in any way!

We have limited spaces to join with us in the parade. There will be glitter, feathers, dancing, yelling, hugging and more dancing.

We're just charging £5 to cover the cost of the t-shirts which will be very much appreciated!

After sign up we'll be in touch with specific details on where and when to meet etc.

Join the love fest!
 
Cost:  5.9
Time: 10:30-14:00
Full details
Hove Lawns
Kingsway
Hove
Saturday, 05 August

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 Schedule

11:15-11:30 - Small (or big!) talk as everyone arrives

11:30-12 - 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
Tuesday, 08 August

Brighton Indie Coffee

Get out of the house and chat to other developers!  

Time: 09:30-11:30
Full details
St Ann's Well Garden Café
St Ann's Well Garden
Brighton
Tuesday, 08 August

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
Wednesday, 09 August

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
26 North Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 10 August

Open Coffee Sussex

Surround yourself with people who make your digital business better.

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

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

HR Matters in Brighton – 10 August 2017

HR Matters is a bimonthly 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.

 

Making Sense of Settlement Agreements

This session will include:

  1. The pros and cons of using a Settlement Agreement
  2. When is it dangerous to offer a Settlement Agreement?
  3. How to offer a Settlement Agreement in line with the Acas Code
  4. Common errors when drafting a Settlement Agreement
  5. Taxation of Settlement Agreement Payments

Attendees will come away with everything they need to know about Settlement Agreements to ensure they are being used efficiently to protect their business.

 

Booking

Find out more and book your place on our HR Matters events page.

 

Time: 09:15-11:15
Full details
Martin Searle Solicitors
9 Marlborough Place
Brighton
Friday, 11 August

Business Start Up Surgery

These sessions are aimed at those wanting to know more about starting a business, anticipating high growth with an annual turnover in excess of £100,000;

*Business plans

*Registering with HMRC for Tax and National Insurance

* VAT Registration

* Appropriate trading status i.e. sole trader, partnership or limited company

* Record Keeping

We are holding a one day Business Surgery at Preston Park House on Friday 11 August 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 accordingly.

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
Saturday, 12 August

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 Schedule

11:15-11:30 - Small (or big!) talk as everyone arrives

11:30-12 - 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
Sunday, 13 August

SUMMER INSPIRATION: Make your own 3D Animation!

Join Rachel and Rob from Filmspot create simple animations to view in 3D. Inspired by In Colour, Fabrica's summer exhibition, this workshop will use Anaglyph 3D - the effect achieved by overlaying two almost identical images, filtering the version each eye sees by looking through different coloured lenses. Each participant will make their own red and cyan anaglyph viewer, using cellophane and cardboard, and then drawn simple animations which will come to life in 3D. The finished films will be available to view on YouTube, and the participants will also receive an animated gif version of their animation by email.

Filmspot is a year-round touring celebration of cinema. They facilitate animation workshops, create temporary cinemas in unusual venues and undertake creative film projects. www.filmspot.org.uk

BOOK NOW

We recommend booking in advance for this event as places are limited.

Bookings can also be made in during gallery opening hours by speaking to a member of the gallery team or at the Fabrica office on Mondays/Tuesdays 10am - 4pm.

£5 per participant, suitable for ages 8+

Participants aged under 16 must be accompanied by a guardian, who must also book but can attend for free.
 
Cost:  6.41

Full details
Fabrica
Duke Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 15 August

Brighton Indie Coffee

Get out of the house and chat to other developers!  

Time: 09:30-11:30
Full details
Cafe Plenty
3-4 Circus Parade
Brighton
Tuesday, 15 August

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
Wednesday, 16 August

#TestActually with Andrew Faraday - Let's fix a bug

Meet at 6:30 for drinks and pizza with activity/talk starting from 7.   



WHAT

(Read to Prince of Bel-Air theme tune)

Let's fix a bug

Now this is a story, all about how,   
A colleagues kids career day caused a bit of a frown.   
I'd like to take a minute, just sit right here 
I'll show you how to take a bug report and fix it clear.

In Guildford, in Surrey, where I work and I play,   
A tester in the office turns to me and she says,   
She had to go away and make her job sound cool,   
For a class of the youngsters at her children's school,   
But she needed an app, which wasn't that good. 
To show them how to write the clearest issues they could. 
I had one little think, then I lifted the lid,   
I wrote something buggy she could show to the kids.

Then Kim Knup of Brighton on the seventh, or eighth 
Asked for a talk for testers there to contemplate.   
So I'll bring my buggy app, we'll fix it right there. 
And the abstract's to the tune of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.



WHO:

Andrew is a Ruby developer, presenter, musician and kidney donor working in Surrey, England. His background includes a music degree, 5 years of radio presenting/production and panel game hosting and a long history of combining code and music to explore the artistic capabilities of programming. His professional experience includes a lot of integration with large legacy databases. 

@marmitejunction



SPONSOR:

Matchbox is sponsoring food and drink and the venue. 

http://matchboxmobile.com/ ; 
 

Time: 18:30-21:00
Full details
Matchbox Mobile
15 Bond Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 16 August

Brighton Mobile Meetup: Pub social

After a couple of months of radio silence (sorry!), we're happy to announce our next meetup.

For this month, we don't have a speaker scheduled so we're going to do something a little different and arrange a social meetup.

Come and join us at a pub in central Brighton to meet and chat with other mobile developers, designers, and product people. There will be no formal structure to the evening, but with so many interesting people to talk to you will certainly come away learning something or meeting someone new. 

We'll announce the exact location soon once we have an idea of the number of people attending. 

Open to all experience, abilities, and job roles. Whether you're working for a mobile app company, a freelancer, or just dabbling with mobile in your spare time, we'd love for you to join us.

We have a community code of conduct, which all members should read and follow when attending our events or taking part in our community.  
 

Time: 18:30-21:30
Full details
See website
Brighton
Wednesday, 16 August

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
26 North Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 17 August

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, 18 August

WordCamp Brighton 2017

WordCamps are informal conferences organised by WordPress users. They’re a chance for everyone to learn, share knowledge and celebrate WordPress together.

WordCamps happen all over the world. This year, we’re organising the second ever WordCamp Brighton.

We’re building a fun, accessible and diverse event. Everyone is welcome to take part.

What happens at WordCamp?

WordCamp Brighton 2017 will run over three days. You can attend one, two or all three days.

Friday 18th August 2017

What: Workshop Day

Where: The Old Market

Friday will be a full day of workshops where you can deep-dive into various areas of WordPress. There will also be lightning talks running alongside the workshops. Food and refreshments are provided throughout the day.

We’re still in the process of confirming what each workshop will cover. When you register for a ticket, you can let us know which general area(s) you’re interested in attending a workshop on. We’ll announce workshops soon and ask you to confirm which workshops you’ll attend closer to the event to ensure there’s enough space for everyone.

Saturday 19th August 2017

What: Conference Day and After Party

Where: The Old Market

Saturday will be a full day of informative talks on diverse topics related to WordPress. Food and refreshments are provided throughout the day.

In the evening, we’re holding an After Party. This is a relaxed social event where you can meet others and network with the WordPress community.

Sunday 20th August 2017

What: Contribution Day

Where: Eagle Labs Brighton

Sunday is Contribution Day. This is a day for collaborating with others to help make WordPress even better.

Depending on your interests, there are many different areas of WordPress you can contribute to. It’s an opportunity to work alongside people in a similar field to you. Or you might discover an entirely new area of interest. Find out about the different contributor groups here.

 

We can’t wait to see you there in August!
 
Cost:  30

Full details
The Old Market
11a Upper Market Street
Brighton
Friday, 18 August

VR Show and Tell - Free event

Call out for Brighton-made VR projects!

GOVR is joining the Brighton Game Collective's Industry Drinks at the Hare and Hound. We'll be demoing VR games and experiences made by local developers! Join us to play VR for free and enjoy a drink with people from Brighton's game industry. 

If you have a VR project you are working on and want to demo at this event, please get in touch at info@govrbrighton.com.

If you're not a developer but want to give VR a go, this will be a great early access opportunity to be play upcoming VR games for free! 

GOVR will be bringing along VR headsets (HTC Vive and/or Oculus Rift depending on developers' requirements) that you can use to demo your work to people attending the event as well as to members of the public.

There is no charge to demo your work. The VR headsets will be free to play for all.

Both the industry drinks run by the Brighton Game Collective as well as GOVR's playareas are free entry. To give us a better idea about the number of people interested in playing VR for free and to make sure you get plenty of time on a headset, please book a free ticket: https://vrshowandtell.eventbrite.co.uk/

 

Time: 18:00-23:00
Full details
The Hare and Hound
75 London Road
Brighton
Saturday, 19 August

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 Schedule

11:15-11:30 - Small (or big!) talk as everyone arrives

11:30-12 - 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
Sunday, 20 August

WordCamp Brighton 2017: Contribution Day

Sunday is Contribution Day. This is a day for collaborating with others to help make WordPress even better.

Depending on your interests, there are many different areas of WordPress you can contribute to. It’s an opportunity to work alongside people in a similar field to you. Or you might discover an entirely new area of interest. Find out about the different contributor groups here.

 

We can’t wait to see you there in August!

 


Full details
Eagle Labs
1 Preston Road
Brighton
Monday, 21 August

BrightonPHP meetup

Details To Be Confirmed

Time: 18:45-21:00
Full details
See website
Brighton
Tuesday, 22 August

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
Wednesday, 23 August

Brighton Cryptocurrency Investor Meetup




Wow! 

What a month.. Congratulations to those who have been investing s far!

Bitcoin is at an all time high.

3 of my investments have increased over 100% or more in 2 weeks.

 I recommended a currency platform last meetup.

If you had bought it then you would have  made over 400 % !!!

Anyway there's more big gains on the horizon. 

Both experienced investors and newbies most welcome..
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
The Edinburgh
67A Upper Gloucester Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 23 August

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
26 North Gardens
Brighton
Wednesday, 23 August

Brighton Illustrators Group Summer Party

BiG Summer Party
Wednesday 23rd August
Time: 8PM - Midnight
Venue: The Nightingale Room, upstairs at Grand Central, 29-30 Surrey Street. Brighton

We are staging a BiG social get-together and networking event for all our members at the very lovely Nightingale room, upstairs at Grand Central.We are also inviting other local artists along to meet our members and provide an opportunity for everyone to learn more about what artists and illustrators are up to in Brighton.

Brighton DJ Nick Subtle will also be providing some fab chilled-out tunes for the evening. As well DJ-ing at Brighton clubs, shows and events, Nick is also a regular presenter on the not-for-profit music station – 1Brighton FM.

Free drinks for early arrivals
here will be a limited number of free drinks available at the bar in the Nightingale Room for people arriving early, so be there early if you want to snap up a free drink before it all goes.

Please RSVP to let us know you’re attending
We’d love everyone to turn up as a big surprise, but just so we can plan the event more efficiently it would help enormously if you can use the RSVP link to confirm that you're attending (see the blog post link for the RSVP).

Bring a friend
If you know other artists or illustrators who’d like to be part of the evening, then please bring them along. Friends and partners of BiG members are also welcome – just remember to indicate on the RSVP how many are coming with you.

Showcasing work by BiG members
We will be showing examples of work by all our members on a big screen in the Nightingale Room including some examples of film and animation.

Show and tell
There will also be tables provided for BiG members to show examples of their published work such as greeting cards, badges, stickers and books etc. BiG members who have work they’d like to show, should bring a few items along (please bring no more than 3 to ensure there is space for everyone).And bring business cards if you have them! We’ll have a space for those too.

We look forward to seeing you there!- 
BiG

Newsletter and event poster designed and illustrated by Manic Minotaur
 

Time: 20:00-23:30
Full details
Grand Central (Nightingale Room upstairs)
29-30 Surrey Street
Brighton
Thursday, 24 August

ProductTank Brighton - Summer social

Come and join us for a beer at the North Laine pub to chat to other Product managers, UX enthusiasts or anyone else about product related matters.  

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
North Laine Brewhouse
27 Gloucester Place
Brighton
Friday, 25 August

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: 18:00-21:00
Full details
The Goose
18A Marine Parade
Worthing
Saturday, 26 August

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 Schedule

11:15-11:30 - Small (or big!) talk as everyone arrives

11:30-12 - 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
Tuesday, 29 August

#TomTech: Habitats: an Immersive exhibition by Marshmallow Laser Feast

For two special weeks our venue will be turned into a breathtaking digital forest, where nature and technology dramatically collide. 

Cutting edge London creative studio Marshmallow Laser Feast return following their sell-out run of In The Eyes of the Animal as part of vrLAB here at TOM last year, filling our space with large-scale installations and unforgettable VR experiences.

Join the Habitats Facebook event

Part of #TOMtech 2017
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

Forest  - Large-scale installation

This large, interactive, musical laser installation which will take up most of the main space in The Old Market, is composed of musical ‘trees’ made of steel rods and lasers which visitors can physically tap, shake, and pluck. Interacting with the trees causes them to swing and oscillate, creating vibrating patterns of light and sound. Each tree is tuned to a specific tone, creating harmonious sounds spatialised and played in surround sound.

Treehugger: Wawona - VR experience
Tribeca Film Festival 2017 – Winner Storyscapes Award

Through a huge replica model of a giant sequoia tree and a Vive VR headset, Treehugger lets the viewer experience the scale and wonder of what is arguably one of the largest living individual organisms on earth.

The longer you hug, the deeper you drift into a hidden world just beyond the limits of your senses. You discover the tree’s hidden inner structure: grooves in the bark become giant cliffs, pinecones feel like cathedrals.

Exploring further leads upwards to the glorious canopy. Look up to experience the wonder of complex energy flows reaching high into the uppermost branches.

In The Eyes Of The Animal - VR experience

In the Eyes of the Animal, a journey through the food chain, is an artistic interpretation of the sensory perspectives of four British species. This hit VR experience returns to TOM for a second year running. Once you have donned the special VR headsets and haptic backpack, this work takes you on a fascinating journey that allows you to fly through the forest and embody various animals as they traverse the Grizedale landscape.

Workshops, Talks and Demos

Amongst the installation and VR experiences on offer The Old Market will also be hosting a number of workshops, talks and demos from conservationists, natural historians and ecologists. Keep an eye on theoldmarket.com for more information as these events are announced.
 
Cost:  15

Full details
The Old Market
11a Upper Market Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 29 August

Yappa Content Club

This meetup is for anyone looking to reach more people, customers and fans through the use of email marketing.

We know it can be tricky choosing which tools to use, making emails look good or just figuring out what to say. So this Content Club session will focus on giving you the skills and know-how to send great emails, every time!

The event will kick off with some free drinks, nibbles and a little bit of mingling! Then feature a short interactive talk and workshop from the content marketing experts at Yappa, (https://yappa.co.uk/#who-we-are ) plus our special guest Content Club member, Joe Buzzard.

The session will focus on helping you with a whole host of email marketing techniques, including:

• Choosing an email marketing tool

• Planning what to say in your emails

• Writing great copy/text for your emails

• Using images to boost engagement

• Writing killer subject lines

• Finding out what worked well and what didn't

From there you will be able to test out some ideas, ask for advice and meet some new people.

Agenda: 
5.30 - Networking and nibbles 
6.00 - Welcome and intros 
6.15 - Talk: How to get better results from email marketing 
6.45 - Workshop: Writing and designing the perfect email 
7.15 - More networking and nibbles! 
7.30 - End... unless you fancy drink at the pub?!

We want you to walk away from the evening feeling 100% more confident about how you can get on top of using email effectively and easily in your content marketing.

This event is for EVERYONE, whether you're a blogger, 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
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Yappa Club House
1-3 Farman Street
Hove
Tuesday, 29 August

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
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Brighton
Wednesday, 30 August

Brighton Java: Using Hazelcast in the Kappa Architecture

Many Industries need to quickly view and process big data. Previously tools such as Hadoop allowed the processing of large data sets, but at high latency; and stream processing systems processed small amounts of data very fast. Recently new architectures have been suggested to combine both of these to provide a single solution for big and fast data. 

This presentation looks at the Kappa Architecture and the role Hazelcast can play as the real-time streaming & serving layers. It also discusses a new architecture configuration, code named Mu, that builds on the Kappa and Lambda Architectures.

Oliver Buckley-Salmon is an experienced architect, developer and consultant with over 15 years experience in the IT industry working in all areas of the software lifecycle. He has worked in capital markets, corporate finance, government, telecommunications and retail.

We will have beer, soft drinks and pizza supplied by our sponsors, Brandwatch. Doors open at 7pm with a chance for developers to meet and talk. The presentation begins at 7:30pm. Developers of all levels are encouraged to join us, especially those new to Java. This evening will be live streamed with a recording to be posted on our YouTube channel shortly after. The stream starts at 7:30pm at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHGPZBXBAaU
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
Brandwatch
2nd Floor, Sovereign House, Church Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 30 August

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
26 North Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 31 August

Wired Sussex Breakfast Session: Being a successful freelancer

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?

Are you a freelancer and want to know how to improve your marketing, discuss how much to charge, find new clients (or chase slow-paying ones)? Bring your issues and questions to this session and learn from your freelancer peers and experts.

At this session, we'll be joined by:

Matt Oakes, Mobile App Development Consultant

Matt is a mobile app development consultant who works with companies in Brighton, London, and around the world to build and improve their mobile presence on both Android & iOS. He creates apps, which help businesses reach and engage with their best customers.

** 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.


 


Full details
The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Brighton
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