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Date Event Location
Tuesday, 01 May

Brighton ALT NET

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

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

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

Time: 19:30-22:30
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside (use the door on Blackman St)
Brighton
Wednesday, 02 May

The Big Debate-Future of work-Are we doing enough about future skills?

Future of work: Are we doing enough about future skills?

Join our panel at the Big Debate on 2 May, 5pm-7pm at the MET.

We’ll ask businesses, workers, teachers and trainers how they are keeping up with such fast change and what new thinking is needed to make this happen, from changing perceptions about work and training, to adapting the tax system.

With a panel of business owners, education leaders and futurists, we will wrestle with the challenges, develop innovative ideas, and spark an insightful conversation about the future of work.

Join us if you have a view to share about:

Training: What’s happening in our schools and universities and on-the-job training? What are the skills needed besides digital? Could the tax system reward employers who train staff to train themselves?

Planning: How can we futureproof teaching when future jobs haven’t yet been visualised? Could businesses do more to share the skills they will need in five years’ time or do they simply not know what these will be? How will Brexit and global challenges affect our talent pool?

Jobs for all: How can young and unskilled people and people at the end of their careers can play a valuable part of business growth in the city? Is a degree the only way to get a good job? Is Brighton & Hove's small business economy future-proofed?

New ways of working: Is self-employment and flexible working the new norm? What effect will portfolio careers have on the jobs landscape? How does the city support this growth in self-employment?

Technology: How can technology help our businesses to plan for future jobs? Does AI in the workplace mean that creatively and judgement skills will become even more essential?

Our panel includes:
  • Nick Juba - Chief Executive Officer at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
  • Jacqueline O'Reilly - Professor of Comparative Human Resource Management at University of Sussex
  • Matt Parkinson – Managing Director at Gene Commerce
  • Catherine Parkinson - Director of Goldfinch & Associates
  • Steve Wells - COO of Fast Future Publishing
  • Noel Agyei - Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder at ContentCal

The event will be chaired by Richard Freeman, founder of Always Possible.
 

Time: 17:00-19:00
Full details
Brighton Metropolitan College
Pelham Street
Brighton
Thursday, 03 May

Build Enterprise apps up to x10 faster using low code OutSystems

Hand-coding is hard - and it takes a long time. Meanwhile, you’re hearing that you’re not delivering apps fast enough and your backlog keeps growing.

Would you like to learn how to build enterprise-grade apps at unbeatable speed? 

Green Lemon Company are running a local OutSystems Jump Start workshop, hosted by Barclays Eagle Labs and we are inviting you! You'll get hands-on experience with the new and improved OutSystems 10, and dedicated support from our Solutions Engineers! 

Seats are limited (approx. 10 seats), so make sure to register fast. 

What will you learn? In this free workshop, you will learn how to rapidly develop, deploy and change enterprise-grade mobile and web applications, manage application lifecycles with one click, integrate applications with any external system, and more! 

The workshop includes several demos, exercises and lots of Q&A time for you to get all your questions answered. 

Afterwards, off to the Cafe Plenty for suitable refreshments!

Who should attend? We moderate the event to include: Web and Mobile Developers Architects Technical Leaders 

We hope to see you there! Join us and get to grips with the #1 low-code platform. 

Please do not hesitate to let us know in advance if there are any specific types of applications or functionality that you would like to build during the day - we will endeavour to tailor the workshop to your requirements. Important Information It is required for attendees to bring their own windows laptop (or Mac with Windows emulation) and install the OutSystems personal environment beforehand.
 

Time: 09:00-16:00
Full details
Barclays Eagle Labs
1 Preston Road
Brighton
Thursday, 03 May

OutSystems Low Code Workshop

Hand-coding is hard - and it takes a long time. Meanwhile, you’re hearing that you’re not delivering apps fast enough and your backlog keeps growing. Would you like to learn how to build enterprise-grade apps at unbeatable speed? Green Lemon Company are running a local OutSystems Jump Start workshop, hosted by Barclays Eagle Labs and we are inviting you!

You'll get hands-on experience with the new and improved OutSystems 10, and dedicated support from our Solutions Engineers! Seats are limited (approx. 10 seats), so make sure to register fast.

What will you learn?

In this free workshop, you will learn how to rapidly develop, deploy and change enterprise-grade mobile and web applications, manage application lifecycles with one click, integrate applications with any external system, and more! The workshop includes several demos, exercises and lots of Q&A time for you to get all your questions answered. Afterwards, off to the Cafe Plenty for suitable refreshments!

Who should attend?

We moderate the event to include:

- Web and Mobile Developers
- Architects
- Technical Leaders

We hope to see you there! Join us and get to grips with the #1 low-code platform.

Please do not hesitate to let us know in advance if there are any specific types of applications or functionality that you would like to build during the day - we will endeavour to tailor the workshop to your requirements.

Important Information
It is required for attendees to bring their own windows laptop (or Mac with Windows emulation) and install the OutSystems personal environment beforehand.
 

Time: 09:00-16:00
Full details
Barclays Eagle Labs Brighton
1 Preston Road
Brighton
Thursday, 03 May

Async: "Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery" - Thursday 3rd May

I'm fascinated by how websites are built and released in to the world. I've been doing it in all sorts of ways for over fifteen years at companies like Microsoft, the Guardian, Twitter, and currently Brandwatch in Brighton.

Over that time I've got somewhat opinionated about effective ways of releasing things on the web, whether that's web frontends, APIs, or cloud infrastructure.I think there are some core methodologies to developing, testing, building, and deploying software that lead to rapid, high quality, low-risk releases. Methodologies that empower developers and designers to get their work in front of users quickly, leading to better products and a much more rewarding and reliable way of developing.

We'll talk through some of these methodologies and principles, and look at some specific implementations and examples.
 

Time: 19:15-21:30
Full details
The Skiff
Ironworks, 30 Cheapside
Brighton
Friday, 04 May

#ShakeItHUB Design & Marketing help hub

Your local marketing and design help HUB! 

For those looking for free help with websites, WordPress, design, marketing, SEO, PR, copywriting, video editing, and social media. #ShakeItHUB help sessions are the ideal place to bring all your design and marketing related questions and have them answered by a professional.

All sessions welcome drop-in visitors, to which we will provide your business with tips, advice and quick fixes. Perhaps you’re having trouble with your email settings or need your email signature professionally designed? Want to know how much work goes into a press release and where to start with it? Need help re-sizing your logo for your Facebook profile pic? We can help! Some sessions will also be themed, with a presentation or how-to demonstration on a particular topic. Or simply come have a friendly chat and a free coffee on us!
 

Time: 12:30-14:00
Full details
Worthing Town hall
Chapel Road
Worthing
Monday, 07 May

S7 Ted's Trophy 2018

Search Seven kicks off the #Share7 initiative with a charity football match at the AMEX on May 7th 2018.

Search Seven turns seven in 2018 and is celebrating by launching an initiative to raise £17,000 to be shared across seven charities, with the S7 Ted’s Trophy charity football match at the AMEX stadium. 

After being the largest attended ‘Play On The Pitch’ match ever in May 2017, we are hoping to attract a record crowd on Monday May 7th, with the aim to raise a large portion of the 17k target on the night. With your support, we are raising money for seven charities this year, with Rockinghorse continuing to be our flagship charity. The other charities include Group B Strep Support, Alzheimer’s Society, RISE, The Sussex Beacon, The Clock Tower Sanctuary and the Nkuringo Foundation, through which Search Seven sponsor a local primary school in Uganda. 

We have early bird tickets available through a donation on our #share7 JustGiving page – £8 adults £6 kids Under 12 – both include a free programme on entry If donating online for your entry – please state ‘entry fee’ and the ‘full names’ of each person attending

We would love to see fellow WIRED SUSSEX members there, showing their support - and please do get in touch if interested in sponsorship opportunities - please email events@searchseven.co.uk
 
Cost:  8
Time: 19:00-23:00
Full details
The AMEX stadium, Village Way, Brighton. BN1 9BL
Village Way
Brighton
Tuesday, 08 May

Brighton Indie Coffee

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

Time: 09:30-12:00
Full details
Alcampo Lounge
84-86 London Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 08 May

Digital Accelerator Course

This regularly run course that will equip you with an essential tool kit of digital and creative skills that our employers demand, helping you to create an impressive portfolio of work that will make you the stand-out applicant for any hiring manager. We work with hundreds of great companies across Brighton and Sussex and the course will help you to secure an exciting new job or apprenticeship.

The Digital Accelerator at a glance:
- Multiple start dates to choose from 
- A 3 week full-time course, Monday to Friday (10am-5pm)
- Completed in person at our Mac Training Centre by Hove Station
- Awards a Digital Skills Diploma valued at £2,600 but free to the participant

The Digital Accelerator course content:
- Practice using design and marketing software used by professionals: WordPress, Photoshop, InDesign
- Learn employability skills such as teamwork, networking, interview and presentation skills
- Build your own website and create an online portfolio and creative C.V.
- Understand what local opportunities are available and secure interviews for exciting jobs with great employers

Ongoing start dates:
- Monday 4th June
- Monday 2nd July
- Monday 9th July
- Monday 30th July
- Monday 3rd September 

*follow the link above to register 

 

Time: 10:00-17:00
Full details
Creative Process Digital
6 Albert Works
Hove
Tuesday, 08 May

codebar Brighton

Free programming workshops for women, LGBTQ & other groups under-represented in Tech. 

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

There are limited spaces so you need to sign up and RSVP to the event on the website.
 

Time: 18:30-21:00
Full details
Net Natives
Lees House, Dyke Road
Brightin
Wednesday, 09 May

STC - Exploratory Testing and Chartering

Software testing clinic (http://softwaretestingclinic.com) Brighton continues by discussing the subject of Exploratory Testing and Chartering.

Exploratory Testing and Chartering can be a foreign language to some testers or for those who are new to the testing field. In this session we will cover the following:
• Describe what a Test Charter is 
• Describe different templates to use when creating Test Charters 
• Construct Charters based on specific Risks 
• Describe what Exploratory testing is 
• Carry out Exploratory testing sessions


Important to know:
If you are coming as a mentor, make sure you tell us via the RSVP questionnaire. 
Also comment with dietary requirements.
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
Platf9rm
Tower Point, 44 North Road, Floor 6
Brighton
Wednesday, 09 May

The Farm - Freelancers meet up

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

Time: 20:00-23:30
Full details
Caxton Arms Pub
26 North Gardens
Thursday, 10 May

VR Brighton Meetup #13: Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums

This event will explore how the GLAM sector is embracing immersive technologies to deliver new and novel ways of experiencing art, science, literature and cultural heritage. If you are interested in this or involved in galleries, libraries, archives or museums, then this event is for you. We have great speakers, ideas and networking opportunities with VR and AR innovators, and you will also have the chance to get your hands on the demos.

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

Time: 17:30-19:30
Full details
The FuseBox
New England House, New England Street
Brighton
Thursday, 10 May

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

Are you a freelancer, contractor or small business owner based in or near Brighton?

Have a drink on us, chat with like-minded people and make new connections. We'll be at Brewdog on Thursday 10th May, from 6pm.

There are limited places so book your spot now.
 

Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
BrewDog Brighton
52-54 Grand Parade
Brighton
Thursday, 10 May

Doctype Brighton drinks - May 2018

The Doctype Brighton drinks are a regular monthly social meetup for those in the web industry in Brighton & Hove.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a developer, designer, project manager or you do something entirely different, if you work, play or simply dabble in the web industry then come and have a drink with people that will understand your code jokes and talk to some like-minded folk.

You can join us at The Joker on the second Thursday of every month from 6pm.
 

Time: 18:00-22:00
Full details
The Joker
2 Preston Road
Brighton
Thursday, 10 May

The 9% Event - No Place For A Woman?

Named after the current UK gender pay gap, this exciting evening will combine a new kind of networking with short talks from three inspirational women, who will share their stories of how they got to where they are today; their business stories, pitfalls, peaks, troughs and what it's like to be a woman in each of their industries

On top of this, there will be beer sampling from Brighton and Hove bottleshop and bar Bison Beer, including several beers brewed by female brewers. If beer's not your bag (and we think with Bison on our sides, it will be) there will be wine and soft drinks instead. 

THE SPEAKERS

  • Fal Blake - Founder & Co-Director, Gresham Blake
  • Rachael Adams - Commercial Editor, Business & Finance, the Telegraph
  • Emma Smith - Talent Manager, Creative Assembly

The Networking

The 9% Event aims to offer a smarter, more effective way of networking. When you book your ticket, you will be asked for your top three objectives from the networking section of the evening; for example, to meet other people in your industry, to meet other freelancers and to meet potential clients. We will put you into groups, each with a colour code, so that when you arrive, you can locate other women in the same group as you, and instantly start up a conversation that will be useful to you both. We understand that attending networking events alone can be intimidating, but with this system, plus our friendly welcome, we will put you instantly at ease and allow you to make the most out of meeting others. 

We hope there will be many useful connections made, and even more friendships!

 
Cost:  19.46
Time: 18:00-20:30
Full details
68 Middle Street
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Friday, 11 May

Brighton Rust Meetup

A fortnightly meetup for Rustaceans in and around Brighton to help each other learn Rust and discuss new and exciting things going on in Rust world. All experience levels welcome.  

Time: 12:00-13:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Friday, 11 May

Glug Brighton Meets... Art&Graft

Hello Gluggers, It seems you like the idea of smaller more intimate Glug Brighton Meets... because the event with Gray318 sold out in just a few days!

So we are very excited to announce that we have our next Glug Brighton Meets with the brilliant animation studio Art&Graft scheduled for May.

Speaker - Mike Moloney Art&Graft

Mike Moloney is founder and creative director of Art&Graft, an award-winning team of creatives, design specialists and producers crafting distinctive and insightful visual campaigns for the world's most dynamic and ambitious brands.

Mike began his career as a motion designer before going on to direct music videos and TV commercials. In 2010 he founded Art&Graft and has enjoyed creative success in both the UK and US with campaigns for Virgin, Cartoon Network, BBC, The Washington Post, ITV, The National Lottery and Harrods.

https://artandgraft.com

Join us for talk & conversation with Mike and lots of "not working” opportunities with like minded creatives. 

To be held at The Vine Club Workspace Members Club http://vine-club.co.uk The Vine Club is an elegant, relaxed, premium work space designed to inspire great productivity for entrepreneurs, innovators and creatives. Located in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine and just 5 minutes walk from the railway station. The bar is cash only.
 
Cost:  9
Time: 19:00-22:00
Full details
Vine Club
11 Vine Club
Brighton
Saturday, 12 May

STEM in the Park

A FREE fun-packed day of hands-on activities and inspiring demonstrations unlocking the world of science, technology, engineering and maths. No booking required - just come along!

Look out for:

Live entertainment

Fun, hands-on activities for all ages

Career and apprenticeship advice and information

Meet engineers and scientists from local companies and explore your study options with local colleges and universities.

Inspiring the next generation of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians; have fun, be inspired, get involved.

#crawleystemfest
 

Time: 11:00-16:00
Full details
Memorial Gardens
4 Parkside
Crawley
Tuesday, 15 May

Brighton Indie Coffee

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

Time: 09:30-11:30
Full details
St Ann's Well Garden Cafe
Brighton
Tuesday, 15 May

Social Media Masterclass

At this month's session we are bringing in a social media specialist to talk to you about:

- How to grow a large following of potential customers (for free).
- The 3 steps to turn those followers into paying customers.
- The 4 things needed for a successful social media strategy.
- How to stand out from the ‘noise’ (and your competitors) on social media.
- Why businesses fail with social media - and how to avoid these mistakes.
- How to use social media for 30 mins per day - and achieve your objectives.
- How to deliver a tangible and reliable ROI.

Come along for another informative and fun evening, meet other local business owners and learn how to make your social media work for you.

*We are charging for this event as we are paying for an expert to come in for the evening.

What to bring
Pad and pen to take notes and business cards for networking!

Important to know
This event is for anyone who is running a business and would like to maximise their marketing
 
Cost:  10.54
Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Wednesday, 16 May

Julia Hobsbawm: Fully Connected: Social Health in an Age of Overload

The University of Brighton Business School is delighted to welcome Professor Julia Hobsbawm OBE to deliver one of our series of Business Research Seminars, hosted by the Digital Transformation Research Group.

Julia Hobsbawm is Honorary Visiting Professor at Cass Business School and at University of Suffolk and is at the forefront of the ideas and behaviour-based practices arising out of contemporary research in neuroscience, behavioural economics, management and leadership theory and social network analysis. 

She has defined Social Health as the antidote to today’s Age of Overload for businesses, government and individuals. Her ideas on Social Health are being featured by, amongst others, the World Economic Forum, and The OECD. 

Julia’s latest book – Fully Connected: Social Health in an Age of Overload - explores the world of knowledge networking and Social Health and its impact on productivity, engagement and social mobility. The book provides a cornucopia of case studies and ideas, to educate and inspire a new generation of managers, policymakers and anyone wanting to navigate through the rough seas of overload. 

Fully Connected has been shortlisted in Britain for the Chartered Management Institute’s Management Book of The Year and for Business Book of the Year.Julia will deliver a presentation on her research and will then be happy to take questions from attendees, opening up discussions further.


Free event, all are welcome. 

These seminars are open to postgraduate students, staff and anyone else interested in hearing the latest research on how the internet and technology more generally are impacting business and society.

This particular seminar has been organised to coincide with the Brighton Festival and Brighton Fringe.
 

Time: 13:30-15:00
Full details
G5, Mithras House, University of Brighton
Lewes Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 16 May

Alexa Skill User Testing at Matchbox Mobile

Ever wondered about Alexa voice skill design and testing!? Here is your chance to get a glimpse in how Matchbox works on voice skills.

***Please note you will be asked to sign an NDA as part of this session.

We would like to invite you to our upcoming usability testing of a new Alexa voice skill which Matchbox are developing for a large, well known electronics and print manufacturing company.

The usability testing will be an important final step in identifying any problems or gaps from the user perspective before development work begins. 

Objectives of the test:
  • • To assess how easy and pleasurable the skill is to use 
  • • Assess the suitability of the skill's features to ensure that they provided value for the user  
  • • Identify any additional features that users would expect to be included in a skill of this type  
  • • Ensure that the voice user interface design allows for natural engagement with Alexa and uses concise speech and clear language to help the user understand what Alexa is saying and feel confident about what is happening.
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
Matchbox Mobile Offices
15a Bond Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 16 May

Unthink Tank: Jean Smith Reimagines Your Digital Social Life

Unthink Tank explores the concept of 'unthinking', inviting leaders and innovators from the tech and disruptor communities to discuss the issues that impassion and empower them.

We're excited to invite renowned social anthropologist, author and Flirtologist, Jean Smith, to the Unthink Tank stage to reimagine your digital social life.

As a social and cultural anthropologist, Jean has always been curious about human behaviour. Why do some people seem to be born with excellent social skills, whilst other people struggle? Are we socialising better now that we're always online?

Jean will explore how the advent of technology has impacted the development of social skills. She will also deploy a bunch of practical and fun tools to enable even the shyest of people to feel comfortable in social settings. So get ready for an interactive Unthink Tank event!

Event details:

6.30pm: Come down for pizza and beer on us

7.00pm: Jean takes the stage

7.45pm: Audience Q&A + networking

8.30pm: Event wrap up


About Jean

Jean Smith is an author, international speaker, and social intelligence coach. She works with brands, agencies, universities and individuals around the globe to help them become more comfortable, persuasive and successful in their interpersonal relationships. Her clients include Microsoft, Johnson&Johnson, General Motors, and Unilever.

Her TEDx talk on The Science of Flirting has received over 2.6 million views on YouTube. She has also appeared on the BBC, Sky, and GMTV, and has given lectures at the Guardian, and London Business School.

Jean has contributed to (and featured in) a number of publications including The Times, The Sunday Express, The Mail on Sunday, and Marie Claire - sharing her expertise in the world of social and cultural anthropology.
 

Time: 18:30-20:30
Full details
Platf9rm
Floor 5 & 6
Tower Point
Wednesday, 16 May

The Farm - Freelancers meet up

The Brighton Farm is a networking group for freelance web designers, developers and people with related mobile/digital skills. We meet every Wednesday evening in a pub in central Brighton. It's a relaxed event and very casual, so don't worry if you've never been networking before, we're very friendly and chat is more important than business cards. If you're looking for a web freelancer, our website has the skills and profiles of many in the group, or you are welcome to come along to any of our meetings for a chat. Generally someone in the Farm can help you do what you want, and even if we can't, we're bound to know someone who can.  

Time: 20:00-23:00
Full details
Caxton Arms pub
26 North Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 17 May

Build your Future with LEGO

We are very happy to invite you to this meetup-reboot of the Brighton Gamification Meetup with an evening of building your future with LEGO!

This is a workshop facilitated with the Lego Serious Play methodology. It's a very hands on workshop that will bring your creative side to life.Using LEGO bricks we will talk about your company's strategy (it doesn't matter if you a free-lancer or a student, you can always strategise for your own future). 
LEGO help us visualise our ideas and thoughts about the future, enabling us to share insights and experience in our teams.
At the end of the workshop we plan on sending you home with a concrete plan for the next six months of your endeavours.

The outline of the workshop will be the following: 
1. Analysis: analyse the current situation to have a concrete view 
2. Goal Setting: set clear goals to know where you want to go 
3. Make a strategy: how are we going to get to the goal 
4. Final Planning: actionable plan for the next 6 months

Facilitating the workshop will be Vasilis Gkogkidis our co-organiser.Vasilis is an experienced Lego Serious Play Facilitator specialising in strategy and has helped many organisations plan for the future using LEGO. 

A big thanks goes to the Eagle Labs for kindly providing us not only the space to run the workshop but also wine and snacks!

Please be aware that there are only 30 spaces for this workshop so if you have RSPVed yes and booked a place but you can't make it please let us know so we can give the spot to someone else.  
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
Barclays Eagle Labs
1 Preston Road
Brighton
Thursday, 17 May

Brighton Web Development Meetup.

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

This month we will be meeting up for some show and tell projects where people can showcase their web projects to the room.

Followed by some drinks down the pub.

 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Thursday, 17 May

WorthingDigital social

Meet your local digital community for an informal get together

Time: 20:00-23:00
Full details
The Corner House
80 High Street
Worthing
Friday, 18 May

4D Gatwick Open Day

The open day will consist of a guided tour around the data centre, an opportunity to ask 4D's Managing Director (Jack Bedell-Pearce) any questions, followed by some networking over breakfast or lunch.

Agenda 
Morning Tour 
09.30: Registration, breakfast & networking 
10.00: Morning data centre tour 
10.20: Q&A with 4D's Managing Director, Jack Bedell-Pearce 
10.30: More networking 

Afternoon Tour 
11.30: Registration, coffee & networking 
12.00: Afternoon data centre tour 
12.20: Q&A with 4D's Managing Director, Jack Bedell-Pearce 
12.30-13.00: Lunch & networking

We look forward to seeing you there! 

If you have any questions, please contact our sales team on 020 7183 0603.

 

Time: 09:30-13:00
Full details
4D Gatwick
16-19 Kelvin Lane
Crawley
Tuesday, 22 May

Employee Benefits Update for Business Owners

The 2018 Spring Statement did not produce any major surprises for SMEs ahead of the new tax year. However, previous announcements have made significant changes to the way in which company owners are taxed.

This Workshop provides an opportunity for business owners to get up to date on the latest tax on benefits in kind for themselves and their employees.

Luke will be covering the following in the Workshop;
- An overview of the tax benefits system 
- Company car benefits 
- Other taxable benefits 
- Tax free benefits 
- Trivial benefits

James Cunningham has worked in the financial services industry for 35 years for such household names as Prudential and Standard Life before joining HB Cranfield Wealth Management Ltd in 2012. 

James will be covering the following in the Workshop;
- Pensions (auto enrolment etc.) 
- Relevant Life Plans (tax efficient life cover for employees)

Luke Thomas, Director at Plus Accounting and James Cunningham, HB Cranfield Wealth Management will be taking you through these questions and providing worked examples. The Workshop is aimed at company directors and owners and will provide you with an opportunity to discuss your views, opinions and questions with the speakers and each other.  
 

Time: 09:00-10:30
Full details
MyHotel
Jubilee Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 22 May

Brighton Indie Coffee

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

Time: 09:30-12:00
Full details
Alcampo Lounge
84-86 London Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 22 May

Quantum Computing: FieldTrip

Across the world, there are currently only a handful of quantum computers under construction and one is here in Brighton at the University of Sussex.

Wired Sussex is organising a field trip for our members to the university to see the computer (it's huge!) and hear from the scientific team behind its development. It is a unique opportunity to find out what a quantum computer is, how they work and what they can do.

If you are interested in the future of computing and the quantum theories underpinning this groundbreaking technology, register now for a place.


How to get there

We appreciate that you may either want to travel with us or make your own way there, so we are offering a choice of 3 places and times to meet us.


Option 1
12.00 Meet at the FuseBox for coffee and registration. 
Perfect if you’re already a resident or would like a tour of the FuseBox:

The FuseBox
Level 4 North
New England House
New England Street
Brighton
BN2 0BS
See in Google Maps here


Option 2
12.30 Meet at Brighton station. 
Be ready with your ticket and meet us by the central coffee booth: FCB. Together we will catch the 12.40 train to Falmer. 


Option 3
13.00 Make your own way there. 
Feel free to travel solo and meet us at Falmer at this address: 

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Pevensey 2 Building
University of Sussex
Falmer Campus
Brighton BN1 9QH

See in Google Maps here


** Please Note **

This event has been created exclusively for Wired Sussex Members. You can check if you are or if your company is a member on our directory. Not a Wired Sussex member? Find out about the advantages of joining here.

 

Time: 12:00-16:00
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Tuesday, 22 May

Content Club - Blogging on a budget

Hello Content Makers!Our blogging workshops have been our most popular so far, so it's now time to bring it to PLATFR9M!

So, whether you've been before or if it's your first time, we'll make sure it feels fresh, useful and well worth your time. 

This meetup is for anyone looking to quickly launch or improve the blogging and written content side of their website or business.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 Content Club founder, Toby Moore.The session will focus on helping you with a whole host of blogging techniques, including:
- How to plan blogs ideas quickly and easily 
- How to structure a great blog 
- How to use your blog to get new customers

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

Agenda: 
5.45 - Networking and nibbles 
6.15 - Welcome and intros 
6.30 - Talk: Blogging on budget 
6.45 - Workshop: Ideas for new blogs 
7.15 - More networking and nibbles! 
7.30 - End... unless you fancy drink at the pub?!

We want you to walk away from evening feeling great about blogging, a brain (or notepad) full of great ideas for moving forward and hopefully some new contacts 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: 18:00-20:30
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PLATF9RM - 6th Floor
Tower Point
Brighton
Tuesday, 22 May

Crypto Brighton Meetup

This Meetup if primarily for people who are already familiar with the crypto scene. Most will have money invested in various cryptocurrencies. Topics will cover what people are investing in and why (coins & ICOs), mining, social implications and anything else that's crypto related. Coders are most welcome too especially if you want to educate us on the more technical aspects of crypto.

If you are a complete beginner please consider attending the beginners' workshop on the 1st Tuesday of the month (check the schedule). Once you have attended the beginners' workshop and had many of your basic questions addressed, you are more than welcome to attend these Meetups which are also twice a month.
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
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The Temple Bar
121 Western Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 22 May

WorthingDigital Talks: Digital for Social Good

Digital technologies are transformative but not always for the better. In our May event we explore two projects that show how communities can make use of technology to affect positive social change in the world.

Our speakers for the evening are:

- Cassie Evans of codebar Brighton
- Kingsley Davis of Good Tech Conference

1) Kingsley Davis will be speaking about the Good Tech Conference - a not-for-profit two day event in Brighton about the ethical use of technology. Attendees to the second day of the conference will work with experienced mentors to create an application for a social enterprise.
https://goodtechconf.org

2) Cassie Evans is a creative developer and a core organiser of codebar Brighton - a non-profit initiative that facilitates the growth of a diverse tech community by running regular programming workshops. Cassie will be speaking about how codebar came about and how it helps enable underrepresented people to learn programming in a safe and collaborative environment.
https://codebar.io/brighton
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
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Colonnade House
47 Warwick St
Worthing
Wednesday, 23 May

Brighton Ruby Group: Lunchtime Chat

A group for Rubyists on the South Coast, centred on Brighton. A broad church, we're nice first, 'right' second. Plan is to alternate lunchtime and evening meet ups to allow for parents, youngsters, London-workers and basically anyone to attend.  

Time: 12:30-13:30
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The North Laine Pub & Brewery
27 Gloucester Place
Wednesday, 23 May

The Farm - Freelancers meet up

The Brighton Farm is a networking group for freelance web designers, developers and people with related mobile/digital skills. We meet every Wednesday evening in a pub in central Brighton. It's a relaxed event and very casual, so don't worry if you've never been networking before, we're very friendly and chat is more important than business cards. If you're looking for a web freelancer, our website has the skills and profiles of many in the group, or you are welcome to come along to any of our meetings for a chat. Generally someone in the Farm can help you do what you want, and even if we can't, we're bound to know someone who can.  

Time: 20:00-23:00
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Caxton Arms pub
26 North Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 24 May

HR Digital Media Group Brighton

Our HR Digital Media Group was founded in 2006 by Fiona Martin, co-founder of Martin Searle Solicitors in partnership with Wired Sussex.

We welcome business owners, HR Managers, directors and employees responsible for personnel issues who work in the Digital Media Sector. 

This Session How to avoid and deal with sexual harassment in the workplace Sexual harassment in the workplace has been the talking point throughout 2017 and 2018. #MeToo spread virally as a hashtag to highlight how widespread sexual harassment in the workplace is and to encourage women to speak out. Employment lawyers are now dealing with complex claims, often involving the police. It is vital that business owners and HR take complaints of sexual harassment seriously and carry out a thorough investigation. 

This session will help employers: 
* ensure that they protect their employees against harassment and allegations of harassment 
* promote a culture based on equality and respect 
* educate their workforce on expected behaviours 
* provide examples of recent cases to highlight preventative steps that can be taken. 

Booking The event will be held at our Brighton Office from 9.15am to 11.15pm on Thursday 17 May. 

Events are free for members. Membership costs £25 per year to cover refreshments. Membership invoices will be issued upon your second HR Matters meeting and are to be paid by cash on the day. 

Members of the HR Digital Media Group include Fresh Egg, Ideal Networks, Brilliant Noise, Boz Boz, Nvisage, Clearleft, Bright Interactive (Asset Bank) and National Numeracy.

Members and non-members can book a place at the meeting through Eventbrite. If you have any queries please call Chloe Murphy on 01273 609911, or email chloemurphy@ms-solicitors.co.uk. You can also join our HR Digital Media group on LinkedIn here.
 

Time: 09:15-11:15
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Martin Searle Solicitors
9 Marlborough Place
Brighton
Thursday, 24 May

#ShakeItHUB Design & Marketing help hub

We are a design and marketing company specialising in rebranding and repositioning with skills in web & graphic design, marketing, PR and SEO.

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

Time: 10:00-12:30
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Freedom Works
Hove Business Centre, Fonthill Road
Hove
Thursday, 24 May

Code Club Hastings meetup

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

Our meetups are fun, friendly and informal gatherings for teachers, community leaders, volunteers and anyone interested in finding out more about what we do.

If you are already running or hosting a club then come along and say hello; this is a chance to meet people involved in other clubs so we can share resources and help each other.Or if you'd like to get involved in running a Code Club then come along and find out more.

Our coordinator for the area will be on hand to answer any questions you have about starting or running a club.

There will be snacks and drinks too!I

Thanks to East Sussex County Council Library Service for their support making this event happen :)
 

Time: 17:00-19:00
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Hastings Library
13 Claremont
Hastings
Thursday, 24 May

AI FRENZY

The evening will be informal discussions around AI with guest speakers from Microsoft and many more.

We have teamed up with Wolfsmouth and Good Things Brewing Co. They are both Brighton Based companies who will be providing our delicious food and refreshment courtesy of the Brighton eagle lab.

Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you!
 

Time: 17:30-20:30
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Barclays Eagle Lab
1 Preston Road
Brighton
Friday, 25 May

Brighton Rust Meetup

A fortnightly meetup for Rustaceans in and around Brighton to help eachother learn Rust and discuss new and exciting things going on in Rust world.All experience levels welcome.  

Time: 12:00-13:00
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The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Saturday, 26 May

codebar: Git Workshop

Are you a bit shaky with version control?

Do you want to see what it's like working collaboratively on a site with other developers?

Come along to our Git workshop!

The lovely folks at Ocasta have put together a workshop for us covering everything you need to know.

We'll be covering a bit of theory and then working in groups on a practical exercise, forking and working together to make changes to a webpage.

If you're lucky enough to get a space, please email us with any dietary restrictions and a photo of your lovely face!

Setup Instructions
Incoming, watch this space

What is version control and why do I need to learn it?

Version control helps to manage changes to source code over time. If a mistake is made, developers can turn back the clock and compare earlier versions of the code to help fix the mistake. Developing without using version control is risky, like not having backups. By far, the most widely used modern version control system in the world today is Git.

See you there!
 

Time: 09:30-17:00
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The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Tuesday, 29 May

Brighton Indie Coffee

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

Time: 09:30-11:30
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St Ann's Well Garden Cafe
Brighton
Wednesday, 30 May

How To Tell A Story People Actually Want To Hear

The Art of Story Telling

Every Business Has a Story.

Every Customer Has a Story.

Every Business Founder has a Story.

In this compelling talk on the art of telling the story, you will learn how to create your compelling about us page, transforming it into 'Our Story' and creating a magical page that will engage and entertain your customers. 
 

Time: 17:30-19:30
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The Dome Enterprise Centre
Upper Bognor Road
Bognor Regis
Wednesday, 30 May

The Farm - Freelancers meet up

The Brighton Farm is a networking group for freelance web designers, developers and people with related mobile/digital skills. We meet every Wednesday evening in a pub in central Brighton.

It's a relaxed event and very casual, so don't worry if you've never been networking before, we're very friendly and chat is more important than business cards. 

If you're looking for a web freelancer, our website has the skills and profiles of many in the group, or you are welcome to come along to any of our meetings for a chat. Generally someone in the Farm can help you do what you want, and even if we can't, we're bound to know someone who can.
 

Time: 20:00-23:00
Full details
Caxton Arms pub
26 North Gardens
Brighton
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