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Date Event Location
Monday, 01 April

Digital Accelerator

The Digital Accelerator will equip you with an essential tool kit of digital and creative skills that employers demand, helping you to create an impressive portfolio of work that will make you the stand-out applicant for any hiring manager or help you to develop your freelance skills.

Creative Process works with hundreds of great companies across Brighton and Sussex and the course will help you to secure an exciting new job or apprenticeship. 67% of those whom complete the Digital Accelerator move into employment within the following 6 months. You can read our rave reviews at www.freedigitalskills.co.uk and on our social media.

After successful completion of the accelerator we’ll invite you to come along to one of our digital apprenticeship recruitment sessions to find out more about our vacancies and to go forward to interviews with the employers with which we work.

The Digital Accelerator at a glance:

A 3 week full-time course, 9:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday from April 1st - 19th. (If this month is already fully booked check out our other course dates)

Completed in person at our Mac Training Centre in central Brighton

Awards a nationally recognised Digital Skills Diploma valued at £2,600 but free to the participant

The Digital Accelerator course content:

Practise using design and marketing software used by professionals: WordPress and Adobe Creative Cloud; Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator

Develop commercial skills including pitch, presentation and collaboration as well as fine tune your interview technique

Build your own website, create an online portfolio and a beautifully designed stand out C.V

Find out about local employment opportunities, job growth areas and skills that are in demand from employers
 

Time: 09:30-16:30
Full details
Creative Process Digital
Eighth Floor - Telecom House
Brighton
Tuesday, 02 April

Brighton Indie Coffee

Stuck indoors alone working on video game related stuff all day? Live in Brighton & Hove? Get out of the house & come along to Indie Coffee to meet lovely, friendly fellow gamedevs!

No agenda - show off your projects, get advice, make contacts, share experiences or just have a chat about random things. :)

Absolutely everyone with an interest in making video games welcome!
 

Time: 09:30-12:00
Full details
St Ann's Well Garden Cafe
St. Ann's Well Garden
Brighton
Tuesday, 02 April

Wired Sussex Members' Spring Meetup

Join us for an evening of informal networking with others in the local digital, media and tech community!

The days are starting to get longer, which means it's nearly time for our Wired Sussex Members' Spring Meetup!

Averaging 150+ attendees, our meetups are a lot of fun but also offer loads of opportunities to connect with others working the local digital, media and tech sector, to create and develop new business ideas and collaborations, share your latest news, and chat to us about how we can further support you and your business.

Meeting other members and talking to Wired Sussex about what your business needs is one of the best ways of getting the most out of your membership. After all, the more we know about you, the better we can help.

Whether you're a freelancer, director or an employee of a larger agency, we’d love you to join us! Also, the more the merrier, so please extend the invitation to colleagues and (member) friends.

To make sure that you get the most from attending, the Wired Sussex team will also be on hand to help with introductions, so if there's anyone in particular that you'd like to speak to, or if you are looking for someone with specific expertise, just let us know.

Let us know you’re coming @WiredSussex and follow the conversation #WiredBrighton.


A massive thank you to Fastnet for sponsoring this meetup!


Fastnet is an award-winning Internet service provider in the heart of Brighton; supplying superfast connectivity and first-class technical support to businesses - from digital start-ups to multinational corporations.


** Please Note **

Our meetups are a benefit of Wired Sussex membership and therefore exclusive to Wired Sussex members, including all employees of member companies.

If you're not a member but would like to come along to this event, membership is just £49 + VAT for the year. Find out more about all the benefits of membership on our website.

Not sure if your company is a member already? Just search our online directory or get in touch.
 

Time: 17:30-23:00
Full details
Patterns
10 Marine Parade
Brighton
Tuesday, 02 April

codebar Brighton

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

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

Time: 18:30-21:00
Full details
Various Locations, See Website
Tuesday, 02 April

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
Brighton
Wednesday, 03 April

ResearchOps Breakfast

Social meetup to share your experiences and talk all things ResearchOps. ResearchOps Breakfast is a monthly meet up for anyone who works in user research to meet and discuss challenges and approaches to the management, organisation, development and execution of research operations.Open to anyone to drop in, have some food, drink some coffee, meet people and share your stories amongst friends.  

Time: 08:30-10:00
Full details
Bills Restaurant
100 North Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 03 April

TestBash Brighton 2019

The most community focused and super learning focused software testing conference is back in 2019! This will be the eighth TestBash Brighton. We're super excited about it!

We’re excited about the strong connection and growth of the MoT Community and expanding our offerings. We have TestBash Essentials, TestBash Workshops and TestBash conference tickets to choose from. Plus, we are now offering childcare for the 3 days. Have a peek to see what interests you and your team!

This year it's a 3-day event with an additional pre-event course.

For the pre-event course, we will be hosting the 3-day ‘Automation in Testing’ course with Richard Bradshaw and Mark Winteringham.

Day 1 is a single-track conference, TestBash Essentials, focused on bringing testing knowledge and experience to those that would benefit from it, but may not necessarily be an expert in it (yet).

Day 2 is a workshop day, with 10 half-day workshops and a 2 talk tracks.

Day 3 is a single-track conference, TestBash, consisting of 9 talks.

On Saturday, we will be hosting an Open Space event.

On all the days, you can expect a wonderful community to come together in a friendly, professional and safe environment. We think you will feel at home when you arrive!
 
Cost:  399
Time: 09:00-17:00
Full details
The Clarendon Centre
47 New England Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 03 April

Brighton Indies

Friendly pub meet for people who make games (and game like things!) in Brighton (and nearby!). 

Meet, chat, show us what you're working on. We're beginner-friendly, student-friendly - basically, we're friendly!

The pub has wifi and plug sockets and we've reserved tables to the left as you enter - just look for the sign.

Any questions, just let us know!
 

Time: 18:00-23:30
Full details
The Fountain Head
101-102 North Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 03 April

TestBash Wednesday Meetup

This is our first year hosting an extra conference day at TestBash Brighton. TestBash Essentials is a software testing conference designed to get back to the bare necessities of software testing. It’s aimed at those newer to testing who want to help get a solid foundation of testing concepts and ideas. These are not new ideas, but more ideas that you need to know about explained well.

In true TestBash style, we're hosting a meetup after the conference, and before the workshops the following day, to give attendees an extra chance to discuss their learnings from the day or just get to know each other better.

You don't need to have a conference ticket to attend the meetups but if you haven't got a ticket to the conference yet and you would like to, you can register here https://ministryoftesting.com/events/testbash-essentials-brighton-2019
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
Clarendon Centre
47 New England Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 03 April

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, and 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, 04 April

PLATF9RM Ideas Café

Hosted by Laurence and Carlos – founders of the Happy StartUp School – Ideas Café will help you connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and share your wizard-like business knowledge.

Using the Lean Coffee format, they’ll split everyone into groups of six to eight (depending on attendance) with each group given a facilitator to guide the discussions. It's fast paced, participatory and driven by the passion of the group. Whether you’re looking to unearth a new business hack or solve a longstanding issue, you’ll leave feeling energised and inspired.
 

Time: 09:00-10:30
Full details
Platf9rm
Floor 5, Tower Point, 44 North Road
Brighton
Thursday, 04 April

Arts Driva @ FuseBox: Open Day

Are you an artist who’s intrigued and excited by new and emerging technologies like Virtual and Augmented Reality and how they might impact on your practice, ideas and work? Do you want to take art out of the galleries and the museums and get it into festivals, stadiums, the streets, shopping centres, university campuses, factories and airports?

Then you might be interested in Arts Driva @ FuseBox, a fully subsidised 6-month residency programme at our innovation hub The FuseBox for artists (collectives or individuals) based in Crawley, Brighton & Hove, Lewes, Croydon, Chichester, Horsham, Worthing and the surrounding areas.

The programme offers a unique opportunity for you to:

  • Gain training and knowledge in emerging technologies
  • Extend your practice using new technological tools and platforms
  • Engage in collaborative activity with start-ups and innovators
  • Develop methods to further impact and communicate with audiences
  • Establish relationships with an extensive network of individuals and organisations
  • Access commercial opportunities with local technology companies

If you're interested in our Arts Driva @ FuseBox programme, come along to one of our Open Days - an opportunity for you to visit The FuseBox, experience our immersive facilities and get a better understanding of what the programme offers.


Thursday 4th April
Afternoon Open Day, 1-3pm 
Evening Open Day, 6-8pm 

Thursday 11th April
Afternoon Open Day, 1-3pm 
Evening Open Day, 6-8pm 


Alternatively, you can express your interest in applying for the programme by filling out this short form. *Deadline for applications is 23rd April*
 

Time: 13:00-20:00
Full details
The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Brighton
Thursday, 04 April

TestBash Thursday Meetup

TestBash Thursday has changed. Not only will there be wonderful workshops to learn from, but there are also exciting talk tracks to attend too. One thing that is staying the same, however, is the meetups, which are another fantastic opportunity to continue the discussions from the day and meet people attending TestBash on Friday.

You don't need to have a conference ticket to attend the meetups but if you haven't got a ticket to the conference or workshops yet and you would like to, you can register here https://ministryoftesting.com/events/testbash-brighton-2019
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
Clarendon Centre
47 New England Street
Brighton
Thursday, 04 April

Brighton (Ethical) Hacker Meetup

What we're about...

This is a group for hackers in the local area to meet, undertake bug bounties, Hack the Box and enjoy a beer or two.

We aim to provide a friendly environment to facilitate knowledge sharing, learning and making new connections with the Brighton hacking community.

If you are interested in the following this is the event for you:
Bug Bounties
Capture the flag
Ethical Hacking
Programming
Wifi Hacking

Please bring a laptop with your chosen hacking distro & VPN (Ideally).

Make sure your laptop is charged as well, as there may not be many power points available.

Probably best if you tether to your mobile for internet and have a separate WIFI card (Alfa Network AWUS036ACH is a good option) for the lab if you want to partake but that is up to you.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Any questions email [masked]

Please note that the venue may change from time to time but we will update everything here as and when it happens.
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
Alcampo Lounge
84-86 London Rd
Brighton
Thursday, 04 April

Async Web Tech Meetup: React Hooks

Async meets monthly in Brighton & Hove, UK, to learn, discuss and play with JavaScript and related web technologies.

We host talks, hack nights, show n' tells and community events, all of which are free.

Doors open 7.15pm, main session begins 7.45pm, we end around 9.30pm and continue nearby for an evening social.

The highly anticipated feature of React Hooks has finally been released. We can now add state and use side effects in our functional React components.

We are going to take a look at the precursors to Hooks, then learn about how Hooks work and how to use them to improve our React apps.

This meetup will be sponsored by Creative Technologies, so beers and pizzas for all! If you have any dietary requirements, please get in touch at hello AT asyncjs DOT com.
 

Time: 19:15-21:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Thursday, 04 April

WorthingDigital Social

Join us for our monthly dose of chit-chat with like minded folk from across the digital sector. Find us in the bar with the WorthingDigital sign on the table

Time: 20:00-21:00
Full details
The Cow and Oak
67 Brighton Road
Worthing
Friday, 05 April

[TestBash] Morning Lean Coffee

We're kicking off the morning of TestBash Brighton with a lean coffee morning. Come along, get involved to discuss all things testing and of course get that coffee in. Please note, you need a TestBash ticket to attend this.

If you haven't got a ticket yet, you can register here https://ministryoftesting.com/events/testbash-brighton-2019
 

Time: 08:00-09:00
Full details
Clarendon Centre
47 New England Street
Brighton
Friday, 05 April

#ShakeItHUB Free Design & Marketing Help

This is a drop-in business support help session (it is not a workshop) where you can come and get professional help to change or improve the way you market your business.We are a design and marketing company specialising in rebranding and repositioning with skills in web and graphic design, marketing, PR and SEO.

We help organisations discover and then creatively communicate their purpose.We provide this local #ShakeItHUB for business owners and marketing managers who are looking for ways to improve or change their marketing efforts. 

 Perhaps you're in a rut and need some new ideas or maybe it's time for a website redesign? Come and ask our advice! Or perhaps you simply want to meet us and have a friendly chat, that's fine too. We look forward to welcoming you.

If you can't make this in-person, don't worry, you can still ask us your questions via our #ShakeItHUB Online Facebook page. Join us!https://www.facebook.com/groups/ShakeItHUBonline
 

Time: 10:00-11:30
Full details
Eagle Labs
1 Preston Road
Brighton
Friday, 05 April

Coffee + Content

For Content Clubbers who want specific help on the content they are working on, this one if for you!

NEW VENUE: Hove Town Hall GROUND FLOOR - TANGERINE ROOM

COME IN VIA THE NEW MAIN ENTRANCE ON CHURCH ROAD

The format is simple. Come with an idea, a problem or a question. We then drink coffee (or fancy tea) and work as a group to discuss practical steps forward.

Everyone one comes along, walks away with both new ideas for themselves, but also with the satisfaction of helping others.

It will be a great opportunity to network and meet with other freelancers, business owners and content makers. Plus it's another date in the diary to hang with Toby and team at the beautiful PLATF9RM venue in Hove Town Hall!

Content Club is for EVERYONE, we are expert facilitators and work hard to make sure people of all skills and experience learn useful things

"I got exactly what I wanted from Content+Coffee. It was both very useful and good fun. Toby's content marketing expertise is extremely valuable. Discussions were really engaging. I've been to lots of events based on the Lean Coffee format, and this was one of the best. I'll definitely be going again." Matthew

 

Time: 10:00-12:00
Full details
PLATF9RM
Hove Town Hall, Tisbury Road
Hove
Tuesday, 09 April

Brighton Indie Coffee

Stuck indoors alone working on video game related stuff all day? Live in Brighton & Hove? Get out of the house & come along to Indie Coffee to meet lovely, friendly fellow gamedevs!

No agenda - show off your projects, get advice, make contacts, share experiences or just have a chat about random things. :)

Absolutely everyone with an interest in making video games welcome!
 

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

The Big Debate: Are Brighton's businesses reaching far enough?

The Big Debate: Are Brighton's businesses reaching far enough?

Brighton is a great city in which to work or run a business. With its make-up of thriving digital and creative businesses in amongst larger organisations, the energy is palpable and the many coffee shops are buzzing with collaboration.

There’s a high number of start-ups, lots of great co-working spaces and some world class businesses here. So it’s all good, yeah?

Is it a fair criticism to say that we can be a little inward looking? Could it be that we are not stretching ourselves to look outside of the city and the UK for more opportunities?

Whether you want to remain or leave, April seems a pertinent time to ask ourselves how important is internationalisation to Brighton? Are businesses looking at international markets in the right ways, and if not, what’s getting in the way?

Equally are we able to attract international investment as a city? Many of our businesses rely on the skills and diversity that international employees bring to the workforce but could we do more to encourage and embrace the potential of this talent?

At this next Big Debate, we’ll be exploring and discussing what more we could do to make Brighton a global contender in business.

Join us on 9 April, 4:30pm-7pm at the Greater Brighton Metropolitan College.

Our chair:

Richard Freeman, CEO always possible
?
Panellists to be confirmed

 

Time: 16:30-19:00
Full details
Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
Pelham Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 09 April

CONTENT 'PUB' - Networking and Social for Content Makers

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Time: 17:00-19:00
Full details
Earth & Stars
46 Windsor Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 09 April

codebar Brighton

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

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

Time: 18:30-21:00
Full details
Various Locations, See Website
Wednesday, 10 April

Innovate UK: driving smarter innovation through business support

The South of England is brimming with scientific research and innovation which is catalysed when people get the chance to meet and collaborate.  It’s a crucial time for businesses within the UK and innovation is key to maintaining a competitive advantage. 

The recent ‘Made Smarter’ review' estimates that the positive impact of faster innovation and adoption of digital technology could be as much as £455 billion for UK manufacturing over the next decade, creating a conservative net gain of 175,000 jobs throughout the economy and enabling more efficient, and cleaner production systems.   

The Governments innovation agency, Innovate UK and ‘family’ organisations (Knowledge Transfer Network –KTN, Enterprise Europe Network- EEN and the Catapults) provided a gateway to business growth and support programmes including funding, IP protection and effective planning.  This event will explain the roles these organisations play and facilitate one-to-one access for those that are interested in finding out more.

In addition, given the theme of the event, this event will be inviting some large corporates who are keen to explore new digital solution thinking from a wider supply chain.  They will publish challenges to those registered in advance of the event and invite you, as disruptive SMEs to consider potential new solutions. New ideas are vital for businesses and this event looks at turning these ideas into reality.  


Who should attend

This event is for individuals and businesses large and small with ideas and ambition but are unsure how to progress them. 
UK businesses and R&D centres seeking to maximise the impact of their growth and investment portfolios
Universities and SMEs exploring funding options and looking to grow their contacts base.
Businesses seeking to partner with university R&D intelligence. Likewise academics keen to engage with the needs of the industrial landscape, especially within the digital economy. 
The event will maximise your networking opportunity and is intended for those who are looking for new collaborators and markets to explore.
 

Benefits of attending. 

Be briefed on the current Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund funding landscape.
Access direct senior staff from Innovate UK, KTN, EEN and the Digital Catapult.
Understand where the KTN, EEN, Growth Hub and Catapults could be deployed to maximise your success potential for business growth and funding. 
Get an insight on how to approach and lock into university cutting-edge expertise that could expand your business potential. 
Understand where to go for funding to support your innovation strategy
Meet and network with other businesses and organisations
Connect with potential collaborators and research partners
Understand what is required in writing a successful grant application
Learn about the opportunities that digital technologies may unlock for your business. 
 

Programme. 

The full programme will be published here in due course.


Registration


This is a free-to-attend event including lunch and refreshments.  Places are strictly limited.  An event waiting will operate when the event has reached capacity.  


Exhibition

There are a small number of tabletop exhibitor stands available for this event.  For all enquiries, please contact the Event organiser, anita.onwuegbuzie@ktn-uk.org
 

Time: 09:00-17:00
Full details
The Clarendon Centre
47 New England Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 10 April

Ladies that UX Brighton

Ladies that UX is a monthly meet up that creates a welcoming, transparent community of women that work in UX, who positively promote and teach each other. Not got UX in your job title? That doesn't matter! If you’re inquisitive, enthusiastic and interested in making the world a better place for users, you’re one of us.  

Time: 18:30-20:30
Full details
68 Middle St
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 10 April

T-Shaped Talks

After a wonderful reception to the inspiring speakers at our first event we're putting on another T-Shaped Talks.Expect art, tech and local communities in Brighton come together to learn from each other.

Sarah Ticho will be telling us about her journey from the arts to tech company, founding Hatsumi HR. They curate experiences across arts, health and VR.

https://twitter.com/sarahticho

Jason Smart and Andy Cheng will be recounting the birth of The People's Republic of Brighton & Hove, who have their own policies, flag, passport and TV show.

https://facebook.com/theprbh 

Final speaker TBC
 

Time: 18:30-21:00
Full details
Platf9rm
Tower Point, 44 North Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 10 April

Ethics in Data Science - Sussex Branch

Data Science is not new, but the last year has seen a greater focus on the ethical aspects of the collection and analysis of data. Much of this focus has been on the ‘black box’ problem (the use of algorithms) and keywords ‘transparency’ and ‘accountability’ in response to the problem.

This presentation takes a different approach by looking at the ethical issues, and decisions, faced by a data scientist in the process of data collection and processing, and consequent outcomes.

In taking this approach and highlighting the range of issues, decisions and trade-offs to be made by the data scientist, the tight link between ethics and professionalism becomes clear.

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SPEAKER: Penny Duquenoy will explain where ethics is an integral and vital part of Data Science.  Penny is a leading expert on Ethics in ICT.

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Time:
7pm - Networking and food
7.30pm - Presentation
9pm - Finish
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
University of Sussex
Jubilee 144
Falmer
Wednesday, 10 April

Horsham FP Coding Dojo

Greetings, fellow FP enthusiasts.

The goal of the session is to help people learn functional programming through practical exercises. We'll be using Clojure to do this, however, please feel free to bring your own laptops if you'd like to work through the puzzles in your preferred programming language. We hope that more experienced developers will also come along too. A dojo is a great place for new and experienced coders to learn more.

What is Clojure? Clojure is a JVM language that has syntactical similarities to Lisp, full integration with Java and its libraries and focuses on providing a solution to the issue of single machine concurrency.

Its small core makes it surprisingly easy for Java developers to pick up and it provides a powerful set of concurrency strategies and data structures designed to make immutable data easy to work with. It's well worth watching the Rich Hickey's "Clojure for Java Programmers" video or Stuart Halloway's "Radical Simplicity" video.

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
Horsham Coworking Offices
7-8 Sterling Buildings
Horsham
Wednesday, 10 April

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, and 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, 11 April

BrightonSEO Conference

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

The next event will be taking place over the 11th and 12th April 2019, at the Brighton Centre.

The SEO Training courses will be on the 11th and the Conference on the 12th.
 
Cost:  100
Time: 09:00-17:00
Full details
Brighton Centre
Kings Road
Brighton
Thursday, 11 April

BrightonSEO: Speaker Confidence Workshop

A conference is nothing without its speakers and we’re always keen to hear from new speakers. Whilst you might have some great insight to share, maybe the idea of standing on a stage and sharing them feels a bit daunting?

We’ve teamed up with Kirsty Hulse, former brightonSEO speaker to offer her speaker conference training session for free the day before April’s conference.

About the workshop

After finding herself the only female speaker at a conference more than once, Kirsty began to give free presentation training to women to try and do her bit, in a small way, to try and balance the playing field.

Speaking to people about the fears they had when it came to public speaking, she realised that providing training on simply how to present wasn’t the solution. The solution was to create workshops where people could discover their voice, feel empowered and find the confidence to get on stage in the first place.

Taking lessons she learnt from a surprisingly successful stint in standup comedy, Kirsty developed a workshop to help people not only present better on stage, but to let go of their inhibitions, find the fun in failure and to create the confidence to put themselves out there.

“Kirsty’s one-day speaker confidence workshop provided exactly the confidence boost that I needed – since then I’ve pitched to speak at two SEO conferences and have been accepted for both. Kirsty’s style is informal and relaxed, allowing each participant to find their voice, pinpoint their own strengths and explore speaking in a supportive (and often hilarious) environment. Would recommend for anyone looking for a no-bullshit day to inspire, educate and most importantly propel you into action!”

The workshop will take place at the Brighton Centre on 11 April 2019.
 

Time: 09:00-09:00
Full details
Brighton Centre
Kings Road
Brighton
Thursday, 11 April

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

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

Come join us for a coffee morning at Marwood Coffeehouse & Bar, from 10.30am on Thursday 11th April.

Have a coffee or tea on us and enjoy an informal and friendly chat with like-minded professionals.

There are limited tickets available - so grab yours now!

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“When I moved halfway across the world, the Crunch Meetups were a great way of connecting with the local freelance and small business community. They are such fun and relaxed time, and I felt included right off the bat. James is an excellent host, he goes above and beyond to accommodate everyone there.” Holly Johanna - Designer

"That was the funnest networking meeting I've ever attended. See you at the next one!!" - Jane H

"The atmosphere is really laid back. The people who go are inspiring - some are just starting their freelance career while others are very experienced. I highly recommend attending if you are looking to find out about how to become a successful freelancer." - Bernhard Meiler, Print and Web Designer.
 

Time: 10:30-11:30
Full details
Marwood Coffeehouse & Bar
52 Ship St
Brighton
Thursday, 11 April

Arts Driva @ FuseBox: Open Day

Are you an artist who’s intrigued and excited by new and emerging technologies like Virtual and Augmented Reality and how they might impact on your practice, ideas and work? Do you want to take art out of the galleries and the museums and get it into festivals, stadiums, the streets, shopping centres, university campuses, factories and airports?

Then you might be interested in Arts Driva @ FuseBox, a fully subsidised 6-month residency programme at our innovation hub The FuseBox for artists (collectives or individuals) based in Crawley, Brighton & Hove, Lewes, Croydon, Chichester, Horsham, Worthing and the surrounding areas.

The programme offers a unique opportunity for you to:

  • Gain training and knowledge in emerging technologies
  • Extend your practice using new technological tools and platforms
  • Engage in collaborative activity with start-ups and innovators
  • Develop methods to further impact and communicate with audiences
  • Establish relationships with an extensive network of individuals and organisations
  • Access commercial opportunities with local technology companies

If you're interested in our Arts Driva @ FuseBox programme, come along to one of our Open Days - an opportunity for you to visit The FuseBox, experience our immersive facilities and get a better understanding of what the programme offers.


Thursday 4th April
Afternoon Open Day, 1-3pm 
Evening Open Day, 6-8pm 

Thursday 11th April
Afternoon Open Day, 1-3pm 
Evening Open Day, 6-8pm 


Alternatively, you can express your interest in applying for the programme by filling out this short form. *Deadline for applications is 23rd April*
 

Time: 13:00-20:00
Full details
The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Brighton
Thursday, 11 April

Elevate Brighton

From the technical to the strategic, the content team to the C-suite - search intelligence has value throughout your business.Bringing together a number of experts, from a number of different industries, we'll show you how to prove this value.Join us on 11th April, for a day of knowledge sharing, actionable takeaways and expert use cases.  
Cost:  25
Time: 14:00-17:00
Full details
Komedia Brighton
44-47 Gardner Street
Brighton
Saturday, 13 April

Rebel Makers Horsham

Please bring

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

The event

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

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

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

CodeClub and Pioneers

We are now an offical CodeClub (http://www.codeclub.org.uk) for 9-13 year olds and participate in the Pioneers Challenge set termly by the Raspberry Pi Foundation for 11-15 year olds (https://www.raspberrypi.org/pioneers/).

Who is behind this?

Locally, HackHorsham and Reduced Hackers Ltd Nationally, the Rebel Makers based in Birmingham, a network of Rebel Maker Clubs across the country.

New to coding and electronics?

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

Location

Entry and exit from the building will be via the Conference Entrance at the left handside of the building if you are facing the front entrance of the buiding. This door will be locked so you will need to press the buzzer by the Conference entrance door to speak to security to let you in. We will try to have someone at the door until 2.15pm to let you in without having to buzz security.

We will be in rooms: Boden/Hastings/Knepp. As you come in through the Conference door, you will see on the wall, a map of the rooms to direct you to them.
 

Time: 14:00-17:00
Full details
Parkside Building
County Hall North, Chart Way
Horsham
Monday, 15 April

Data-driven Innovation (DRIVA arts DRIVA)

Data-driven Innovation

How to play games and drive behaviours with data.

More global data is created in 2 hours in 2019, than in the 5,000 years prior to 2013.

So, now we've got it - what do we do with it?

The DRIVA arts DRIVA project is unlocking sets of unique, real-time big data and helping tech innovators to build from it and arts practitioners to create experiences from it.

In this free event, entrepreneur and international gamification expert Pete Jenkins will help you explore the way we can play with data, and the way that smart uses of data can drive behaviour, learning and innovation. Pete works with corporations and governments all over the world to think deeply about how game design and concepts, turning binary data into a resource, can increase engagement and motivation at scale.

Also hear from University of Brighton experts and other project partners about how DRIVA arts DRIVA can help you open up unprecedented opportunities.

Speakers:

Pete Jenkins - CEO, Gamification+ / Chair, Gamification Europe

Pete Jenkins is an international speaker, adviser and trainer in gamification, taking the number one spot on the “Gamification Gurus Power 100” in February 2016.

Pete founded his company Gamification+ in 2000, and has since advised and trained companies of all sizes, both in the UK and internationally, on the use of gamification. Gamification+ won the Board of Trade Award from the Department of International Trade in January 2019.

Pete is in his 11th year as Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Brighton and is a guest lecturer on gamification at King’s College London and ESCP Europe. He is Chair of Gamification Europe, an annual conference for gamification practitioners as well as being Practice Director (Gamification) at Intelestream Inc. a Chicago based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) product development and consulting firm which recently launched Splash, a gamified onboarding and goal setting app for SugarCRM.

What is DRIVA arts DRIVA?

DRIVA (Digital Research & Innovation Value Accelerator) is a £1.3m University of Brighton research project funded by the European Structural Investment Fund and Arts Council England that aims to provide technology SMEs, creative arts practitioners and cultural organisations unprecedented access to Gatwick Airport’s big data.

We believe that the super-fusion of data-driven innovation and creative practice with access to artistic and scientific expertise can drive economic productivity, community impact and place-making in our region.

By unlocking the commercial, creative, social and/ or critical, value of data of from Gatwick Airport, and generating insights into the 50 million people who depart and arrive on our doorstep each year, we can accelerate the development of an untold range of new data-driven products, services, artworks and experiences.

Over the next two years, we’ll be providing free, intensive support, access to facilities, resources and expertise alongside cash awards to bring together hundreds of creative and technology organisations and practitioners to make the most of data as both material and currency.
 

Time: 15:00-17:00
Full details
The Old Market
11A Upper Market Street
Hove
Tuesday, 16 April

Brighton Indie Coffee

Stuck indoors alone working on video game related stuff all day? Live in Brighton & Hove? Get out of the house & come along to Indie Coffee to meet lovely, friendly fellow gamedevs!

No agenda - show off your projects, get advice, make contacts, share experiences or just have a chat about random things. :)

Absolutely everyone with an interest in making video games welcome!
 

Time: 09:30-12:00
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St Ann's Well Garden Cafe
St. Ann's Well Garden
Brighton
Tuesday, 16 April

BrightonAnalytics Meetup

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

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

Time: 18:00-21:00
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Evening Star
Surrey Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 16 April

codebar Brighton

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

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

Time: 18:30-21:00
Full details
Various Locations, See Website
Tuesday, 16 April

Functional Brighton Meetup

Functional Brighton is a Brighton, UK meetup group that aims to bring together people interested in functional programming.

After some excellent talks and a lovely friendly evening at the last meetup we've decided to get this show back on the road. Come along and wallow in an evening of smart people talking about cool functional stuff as well as pizza, beer and easter themed goodies to line your stomachs. And what do I always say? Why have one scoop of functional goodness when you can have 2!

First up will be Luke Tebbs, a contractor and occasional trainer who has been programming in Scala for about 6 years. Luke has devised a technique and library to allow a programmer to define a user-interaction as an abstract program which can then in turn be used to derive a CLI, GUI and Web user-interface simultaneously. Cutting down on development time considerably, future-proofing code against changes in technology stacks and making it trivial to produce tests. During this talk you will learn about this library and how to use it.

Next in the whammy is Dave Mateer, a C# OO programmer who has been experimenting heavily with the functional side of C# for the last 9 months.
C# has gained more functional features over the last decade. This will be a beginners level 'show and tell' of Dave's journey so far. He will demo as much code and tooling as possible and finish with a real-world application.

We're at The Skiff, entrance in Blackman Street. Doors open 19:00 for a 19:30 start.

Afterwards there will be a jolly at the pub to have a nice chat. Tell your friends and come along! See you there.
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Tuesday, 16 April

STEMbusters Meetup

STEMbusters is an informal social meet up group for those involved with STEM/STEAM communication, outreach and public engagement activities in Brighton & Hove and the wider Sussex region.

It's April! Come and share what you have planned for Spring & Summer, or just come and meet some friendly people!

Drop-in anytime from 7.30pm, just look for the table with the STEMbusters sign.
 

Time: 19:30-21:30
Full details
Loading Brighton
11 Lower Promenade, Madeira Drive
Brighton
Wednesday, 17 April

Intro to DRIVA arts DRIVA

Introduction to DRIVA arts DRIVA

Come and meet the team and find out more about the opportunity of DRIVA arts DRIVA: what support and resource are on offer and how it can benefit you commercially, creatively or both.


What could you do with access to data from one of the busiest transport hubs in the world?

The DRIVA arts DRIVA project is unlocking sets of unique, real-time big data and helping tech innovators to build from it and arts practitioners to create experiences from it.

This free event is for anyone with an interest in the future of digital data-driven innovation, creative and immersive experiences for audiences - and the superfusion between the two. Hear from the University of Brighton team and other project partners about how DRIVA arts DRIVA can help you open up unprecedented opportunities.


Speakers:


Donna Close FRSA

Donna Close is a Senior Research Fellow in the University of Brighton School of Media specialising in projects, partnerships and research that investigates the role that creativity and cultural production processes have in cultural, social and economic impact and in amplifying value. Current projects include: CLEVER, Arts DRIVA and XR Circus.

In practice, Donna is a creative producer and cultural strategist with 25 years’ experience as an arts and culture leader working across the private and public, commercial and cultural sectors. She has held senior roles in local government, higher education, large cultural organisations, creative SMEs and community and voluntary groups.


Stuart Hedley

Stuart Hedley is the Knowledge Exchange Manager (Creative Futures) at the University of Brighton. He leads on specialist academic, practitioner and industry based knowledge relating to Creative Futures, including but not limited to art, architecture, design, media and humanities. Stuart has a strong track record of initiating and delivering successful cross discipline, innovative, pan-institutional initiatives and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships in higher education.


Dr Ran Song

Dr Ran Song is the Senior Lecturer in Visual Computing at the University of Brighton, Cultural Informatics Research Group and Brighton Data Analytics Group. He is also working with the Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA). Dr Song’s research, among many other things, is focused on shape analysis; mesh saliency; and multi-view surface reconstruction in 3D modeling and machine learning for digital media asset management.
 

Time: 15:00-17:00
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Lighthouse
28 Kensington Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 17 April

5G Testbed Accelerator Programme - Information evening

5G is a new wireless mobile technology that is incredibly fast, very stable and with very low latency. In our ever increasingly connected world, 5G is needed to keep pace with smartphones users' appetite for data. The 5G vision is that consumers will have connectivity which will enable new forms of previously impossible mobile content.

5G Brighton, which is based at The Fusebox, is the UK’s first non-university, small business-focused 5G testbed. The testbed gives digital businesses the opportunity to learn more about 5G, to enhance their existing products to take advantage of it and to develop bespoke products for the technology.

We’re looking for our next cohort of companies to join the 5G Testbed Accelerator Programme. Designed for startups and scaleups, this 12-week programme provides access to the tools, facilities and expertise needed to discover, develop and test new products and services using 5G technologies.

The programme offers the selected organisations the opportunity to differentiate value propositions with:

Access to 5G Brighton testbed facilities
5G technology support from Digital Catapult 5G technologists
Business mentoring from 5G technologists, business and innovation experts

Why should you get involved?

This is a unique opportunity for startups and scaleups to learn about 5G capabilities, develop new value propositions that embrace the potential of this future disruptive technology, and test your new product and services in a safe environment, and demonstrate your solution to key players in the UK market.


Who should apply?

Startups and scaleups who have an interest in developing businesses technically and commercially through 5G technology.

Digital Catapult’s 5G Testbed Accelerator Programme can support two types of startups and scaleups: Innovators that use infrastructure services as an enabler of products and services, and infrastructure technology companies that will innovate inside the communications network itself, such as building edge computing solutions and platforms.

5G Brighton’s initial focus is to support new products and services in areas that include:

Virtual and augmented reality
AI and machine learning
Internet of Things and connected devices
Sports and music event experiences
Customer engagement in retail
Cloud services, network slicing and software virtualisation

To find out more about the programme, come along to our 5G info session at The FuseBox on Wednesday 27th March 6-8pm.

If you have any questions, please contact us at filipe.martins@digicatapult.org.uk
 

Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Brighton
Wednesday, 17 April

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, and 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, 18 April

Homebrew Website Club

Come on by and join a gathering of people with like-minded interests.

Bring your friends who want to start a personal website.

Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project.

Every Thursday 6-7.30pm at Clearleft, 68 Middle Street, Brighton BN1 1AL - please use the Clearleft buzzer.
 

Time: 18:00-19:30
Full details
Clearleft
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Thursday, 18 April

Sussex Data Science Meetup

6:30 - 7:00 Networking with drinks and pizza in the Sovereign House atrium

7:00 - 7:40 Jeremy Horne, "The power of machine learning in segmenting CRM databases".

7:40 -8:20 Second speaker to be announced

8:30 Networking for those interested in The Earth & Stars

Our Group is organised by DISCUS, the Data Intensive Science Centre at the University of Sussex; http://www.sussex.ac.uk/discus/

Our meetups are being generously supported and hosted by Jellyfish, the world's biggest boutique agency; https://www.jellyfish.co.uk
 

Time: 18:30-20:30
Full details
Jellyfish Office
Sovereign House, Church Street
Brighton
Thursday, 18 April

CTO Meetups - Thursday Series

Thursday Series of Meetups.

Come along and share your thoughts, ideas and problems of being a C.T.O or senior technical lead.

If you have a problem or question you would like to discuss share your ideas on the slack channel before hand.

We alternate between Tuesdays and Thursdays every other month.

 

Time: 19:00-21:00
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The Lord Nelson Inn
36 Trafalgar Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 23 April

Brighton Indie Coffee

Stuck indoors alone working on video game related stuff all day? Live in Brighton & Hove? Get out of the house & come along to Indie Coffee to meet lovely, friendly fellow gamedevs!

No agenda - show off your projects, get advice, make contacts, share experiences or just have a chat about random things. :)

Absolutely everyone with an interest in making video games welcome!
 

Time: 09:30-12:00
Full details
Alcampo Lounge
84-86 London Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 23 April

Gamification+ Meetup | Gamification and Emotional Intelligence

During this meetup we are lucky to have Céline Berger sharing a game she has created about emotional intelligence. She has over 20 years' experience in gamification and her most recent creation focuses on bringing the skills of emotional intelligence to the masses.

She has developed a board game which has been used to help teachers and many others in key leadership positions develop their emotional intelligence and reactions to certain situations.

By attending you can try out this game yourself and test yourself for the skills of emotional intelligence.

>*<

On the 23rd:

18:00 - 18:15 Networking and introduction to meetup by Gamification+

18:15 - 18:30 Celine Berger introducing the game

18:30 - 19:30 Play 'Name it to Tame it'

19:30 - 20:00 Discussion about game & what we've all learned

20:00 - 20:30 Networking and close

>*<

Why you should come:

Develop your emotional intelligence

Give meaning, share strategy to mobilise around common vision

Develop the capacity to see beyond personal interest

Consider the ecosystem as a whole : employees, company, client

Reduce friction throughout the decision making process

Help to understand decisions/ best practices which sustain the business, reduce numbers of accidents, improve collaborations / performance…

Networking!
 

Time: 18:00-20:30
Full details
The Projects
8-9 Ship Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 23 April

.NET South East Meetup

Please arrive between 6:00pm and 6:25pm. Talks will start at 6:30pm. Once the talks are underway we may not be able to guarantee access.

Talk: Zero to Mobile Hero - Intro to Xamarin, Cognitive Services and Azure DevOps

You can be faced with a nightmare of Xcode, Android Studio, Objective C, Swift and other options. This means not only learning multiple languages and frameworks but also having to support two different codebases for the same application. But Xamarin Native and Xamarin.Forms offer a powerful, cross-platform development solution for .NET developers looking to target smartphones, tablets, TV’s, computers and IoT devices.

In this talk, Luce shares what Xamarin is including Native and Xamarin.Forms for both C# and F#, how to get started creating a simple HelloWorld app from scratch and a more complex example (will involve at least one Azure service including Cognitive Services for facial recognition). Also how to use AzureDevOps for Continuous Integration and some awesome examples of apps written using Xamarin including ones used to save lives!

Luce will take examples from http://xamarin.com/customers as well as show this demo about how Xamarin was used alongside other technologies to aid with Skin Cancer prediction.

This talk will include slides, demos, code samples, live coding and the audience will walk away feeling like they too can create a mobile app in just a few minutes and carry their work around with them in their pocket or backpack!

About Luce:

Luce is a proudly neurodiverse Microsoft MVP and software developer based in Manchester, England.

When not writing mobile apps for fun in her spare time, she runs the Manchester Xamarin User Group, mentors for Code First Girls, writes for the Xamarin Weekly newsletter, edits Montemagno.com and speaks at local user groups.

Follow Luce on Twitter @LuceCarter1 and also her Blog.
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
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Madgex Ltd
1 Gloucester Place
Brighton
Tuesday, 23 April

codebar Brighton

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

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

Time: 18:30-21:00
Full details
Various Locations, See Website
Wednesday, 24 April

Intellectual Property: Trademarks. A Business Knowledge Network event.

Brand Protection

Trademarks are often THE most valuable asset in any business. Protect your trademarks and you protect and create value in your business. Many new businesses are built on the power of their brand and they cannot afford to lose that power. 

Brand protection is essential for all businesses, big or small. In this Business Knowledge Network event we are really pleased to welcome Clare Mann from Dehns, who will discuss the benefits of obtaining registered trade mark protection, the type of trade marks that can be registered (e.g. words, logos, and other more unconventional signs), and common pitfalls to be avoided when creating and attempting to register a new brand.

Clare Mann

Clare is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney and Partner at Dehns. Highly experienced with over 18 years in the profession, Clare advises and assists clients in connection with all aspects of UK and overseas trade mark protection, including selection/searching, registration, management and maintenance, policing and enforcement of trade marks. Clare works with clients in a wide variety of sectors, including sport, financial services, medical technology, food and beverage, entertainment, leisure, fashion, tourism and retail.

Dehns

Dehns is one of the leading European firms of specialist patent and trade mark attorneys. For almost 100 years, our core business has been to secure and protect intellectual property rights for local and international clients, which include small, medium and multinational organisations, both in the private and public sector. Top tier ranked by leading legal and IP directories, Dehns has expertise in a wide range of intellectual property services across a broad range of industry sectors, with clients including Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club, Pret a Manger, trainline.com, Avon Products, Apple Corps Music, and Honda Motor Europe.
 

Time: 17:30-19:30
Full details
The Dome, University of Chichester
Upper Bognor Road
Bognor Regis
Wednesday, 24 April

PLATF9RM Presents: The Magic of Remote Working

Remote working is often seen as an employee perk that allows people to work around their lives rather than live around work – but really, its magic can be felt on both sides. Our most progressive organisations know that freelancers and individuals seeking flexibility are motivated, self-sufficient people who don’t need as much management. It’s not always as simple, though, as setting up at home with a good WiFi connection. So how can we make sure that remote working really works?

You might not have joined colleagues around a table at a virtual reality meeting yet, as the workforce becomes more progressive, virtual tools will become the preferred form of communication. AI is also likely to play a major role in the future of remote staff management, especially as working across time zones becomes more common and remote workplace wellbeing comes into focus.

We’ve invited four speakers to share their reflections on why the traditional office space of the past is rapidly coming to an end; their predictions for the future; and their secrets of how to maintain a healthy working relationships within remote teams right now.

Hosted by Cliff Ettridge, Partner at The Team.

Speakers include:

Tom Bailey: Head of Operations for BrightonSEO, the UK's largest Search Marketing conference which welcomes 100 speakers and over 4000 delegates from over 40 countries across a range of events and activities, twice a year. The event is planned and delivered by a remote, largely self managed team who are based in garages, garden rooms and home offices across the South East, London and extending to rural France.

Laura Turner: Director at Altitude Camps, a Summer camp for young people in Switzerland and Altitude Ski and Snowboard School - a group of ski schools in the Alps.

Joanne Munro: Founder of The VA Handbook. Joanne is a content marketer and VA trainer who creates online courses and downloads on how to set up a VA business.
 

Time: 17:30-19:30
Full details
PLATF9RM
Floor 5 (Buzzer 12), Tower Point, 44 North Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 24 April

Thrive! Brighton's Small Business Meetup for Female Founders

Thrive! Brighton's Small Business Meetup for Female Founders is a two-hour peer-to-peer business support session for any female entrepreneur, creative, or changemaker who would like to find solutions, generate new ideas, and meet like-minded people. Bring your thinking caps, an open mind, and a willingness to help other women in business! Free drinks and nibbles will be provided!  
Cost:  5
Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
Barclays Eagle Labs
1 Preston Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 24 April

Game development in Java

The Java game engines jMonkey and libGDX are popular among experienced developers. However, there is a lack of Java Game Development tools available for beginners. We will cover FXGL, a JavaFX game engine that uses high-level API to make game development more approachable for beginners.

The talk is designed to provide a strong argument in favour of Java and JavaFX as Game Development technologies. A variety of real-world Game Development concepts and techniques will be covered using FXGL as an example.

The meeting is sponsored by Brandwatch who are providing pizza and a choice of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

RSVPs close at 5pm on the day, with Doors at 6:30pm. Talks will begin at 7:15pm.

Almas Baimagambetov is a Lecturer in Game Development at Brighton University and is currently finishing his PhD in Computer Science. Almas is a passionate software developer and a big fan of open-source projects.

Our code of conduct can be found at https://brightonjava.com/code-of-conduct/
 

Time: 18:30-20:30
Full details
Brandwatch
1st Floor, Sovereign House, Church Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 24 April

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, and 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, 25 April

Into Games present: The future of VR & AR - Beyond Gaming

Find out how VR and AR are transforming sectors outside of gaming, including health, education and marketing.
About this Event
Meet some of the pioneers in AR and VR, helping to transform the world of health, education and marketing.

This event is specificlaly for college and university students studying games, VFX, 3D design or Digital Art. The event has been organised by Into Games.

Sarah Ticho - Founder of Hatsumi VR, and Immersive Technology consultant for NESTA will be talking about VR and the health industry, discussing her latest research and findings from projects accross the world.

https://www.hatsumivr.com/

Jack Maddalena - Co-founder of VRCraftworks , an immersive agency that creates bespoke VR, AR, MR and 360 content for organisations. This includes training, marketing, PR, data visualisation, workshops and informative experiences.

https://www.vrcraftworks.com

More Guests TBA

Into Games - https://intogames.org
 

Time: 10:00-11:30
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The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Brighton
Thursday, 25 April

The.Update - A Roundtable Series

The.Update

A Roundtable Series

The.Update is a roundtable that contributes to open, connected and transparent communities. A way to build stronger bonds between entrepreneurs, start-ups, freelancers and the wider community as a whole. A periodical update by and for the community in the form of skill sharing, knowledge swapping and exchanging networks and contacts.

Sharing techniques and tools promotes efficiency, improves wellbeing and brings a sense of pride about being part of something greater. A community that brings insights and practices to the table. A family of professionals that inspire, support and celebrate the achievements of one another.

Come along and welcome to the family.
 

Time: 12:00-13:00
Full details
The Projects
8-9 Ship Street
Brighton
Thursday, 25 April

VR Brighton Meetup: Multi-User Immersive Experiences

There is a growing number of innovative companies embracing multiplayer technology to network their users together to share the same virtual space.

This VR Brighton Meetup will explore the advancement that multi-user experiences bring to immersive technology. From engaging with other users in a social environment to developing and testing products with a team, this event will aim to cover a broad spectrum of it's applications.

There will be a range of innovators and expert speakers describing how these technologies have and will continue revolutionising the consumer and business experience as well as hands-on time with immersive demos.

If you are interested in how immersive technology can be used to bring people together or just want to hear about some exciting new immersive projects, this event is for you. Come along to network, collaborate and learn from likeminded individuals.

**Speakers to be announced shortly**


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 a message to Chris at chris@wiredsussex.com.


Did you know we run a residency programme at The FuseBox for those developing immersive, connected, intelligent or data-driven products or services? If you would like to find out more about becoming a resident or get a tour of the space, get in touch.
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Brighton
Thursday, 25 April

Homebrew Website Club

Come on by and join a gathering of people with like-minded interests.

Bring your friends who want to start a personal website.

Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project.

Every Thursday 6-7.30pm at Clearleft, 68 Middle Street, Brighton BN1 1AL - please use the Clearleft buzzer.
 

Time: 18:00-19:30
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Clearleft
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Thursday, 25 April

BIMA: The future of publishing

Join BIMA South in Brighton on Thursday 25th April at Pragmatic Agency.

Holly Hall, Md of BIMA will welcome our guest speaker Gina Roughan, Director of Content Services for award winning customer experience digital agency Zone, a Cognizant Digital Business.

Gina will be speaking about ‘The future of publishing: Why the fragmentation of audiences & channels in today’s digital world does NOT require more content/more noise; just better targeted, more nuanced versions of content, to meet specific audience needs as part of a premium customer experience’.

Gina leads the content services practice across Zone, working with clients to define effective content strategies, quality guidelines, optimisation and measurement frameworks and effective onshore and offshore production processes, all in the name of effective multi-channel CX.

There will be some final words from Simon Cooke, Commerical Director, our hosts at Pragmatic Agency

Simon is a Design, Digital Marketing and Sales specialist with over 20 years of industry experience, having previously co-owned a creative agency, which merged with Pragmatic in 2016. Nowadays, Simon heads up the Commercial Department at Pragmatic, he's also a jury member of the Automattic Design Awards and co-creator of PACE, a marketing technology conference held in London.

This event is free to BIMA members, £5 to non-members. We would love you to join us! If you have any questions, please get in touch with jan@bima.co.uk
 
Cost:  5
Time: 18:00-21:00
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Pragmatic
Chandos House, 2nd floor, ,26 North Street Brighton BN1 1EB
Brighton
Thursday, 25 April

Laravel and Lager Meetup

Join a small group of Laravel coders, fans and general just interesteds, to discuss Laravel, Vue, and all things coding. We'll work through different problems we face, discuss ways of solving them, and think up the next great app that'll make us all millionaires (after a couple of pints).

This evening we'll talk version 5.8 — What's new, do we care, will we update? We'll also revisit our chat about timezones and see how we all solved that problem, and then finally a chat debugging; what tools you use, do Blade breakpoints float your boat, and how you find those gremlins?

All levels welcome from super-pro "I used Laravel to redesign the ISS to move in time with my Spotify playlist" to just interested code-for-fun amateurs.

See you there ( hopefully :0 )

Location: Usual table. Head in, left around the bar, turn left, and we'll be somewhere on the right.

p.s. All topics open for discussion, this is just a guide to get us started.
 

Time: 18:00-20:00
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The Lord Nelson
Trafalgar Street
Brighton
Thursday, 25 April

Barclays Industry 4.0 Frenzy - Industrial Internet of Things

The fourth industrial revolution is a journey, not a destination. With the unprecedented power of instant connectivity, data, sensors, analytics, and algorithms we are already on the journey to the technological revolution. This doesn't need to be a scary or daunting subject, its something we all need to embrace and use to our advantage... Come and find out how businesses are already using these technologies.

We are fortunate enough to have speakers from various backgrounds who have started the journey, some have implemented IIOT into their existing business, some have created an organization based on this new tech and others live and breathe Internet of Things. There will be short talks from each of our talented speakers with discussion followed by a question and answer session.

Also, it's a great opportunity to tour our beautiful new Lab showing you exactly how we can help connect your business to the world.

Join us to connect, share and learn over some of Brighton's best food and drinks!
 

Time: 18:00-20:00
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Barclays Eagle Labs
1 Preston Road
Brighton
Thursday, 25 April

Brighton Web Development Meetup

"Business Outcomes from AI with examples in ML.NET"

Tonight Andy Cross, Director of Elastacloud.com and all round good guy, will present a session on how to successfully build or transform a business using AI technologies.

Over the last few years Andy who is also a Microsoft Regional Director and Azure MVP, has delivered a variety of AI and Analytics projects to many different companies. The greatest challenges around AI are both technical and organisational. The existing landscape of process and strategy doesn't solve these challenges in combination, and the gap between causes friction and the failure of AI projects.

When modelling the outcome of actions that were informed by AI, possibly enacted by AI, the standard risk modelling approaches need to be transformed to include a factor that can change over time to represent the effectiveness of the AI solutions. Given that we should accept errors as part of the AI solution, and that errors are reinforcing of better future decisions, we need to project risk as a decreasing vector over time.

We also will be having pizza and beers during the break before demos.

Doors will open at the Skiff at 6:30pm and the presentation will start at around 7pm.

Hope to see you there.
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
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The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Sunday, 28 April

COFFEE & CODE

Winter is finally slipping away behind us with the promise of a glorious spring ahead. It's also time for our fledgling Python groups' second meetup!

Our good friend Ali will be introducing the group to Docker and it's use in Python projects. Please bring a device for practice code.

We will also get time to share and discuss anything Python such as but not limited to our projects past, previous or (future-non-commercial), interesting/useful libraries, related apps, training resources, events etc.

Looking forward to see you all for a wonderfully relaxed afternoon of Python...and coffee ;-)
 

Time: 13:30-15:00
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Small Batch Coffee
68 Goldstone Villas
Hove
Sunday, 28 April

Chichester Raspberry Jam

A Raspberry Jam is the pun-tastic name for a meetup of people interested in making things with a Raspberry Pi computer. The Chichester Jam is a mixture of total beginners and some more experienced engineers working on some cool projects. Our Jam is a welcoming event where you’ll meet and learn from like-minded people in a friendly environment.

The theme for this Jam is to work on a robot car and track..... or just pop in and work on your own things with some friendly people who can help.

FAQs

What can I bring into the event?

If you have a Raspberry Pi, keyboard, HDMI compatible screen, power supply and mouse please bring it along. We will help you get up and running.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Yes, email the organiser at alexisbrooker@hotmail.com with any questions.

What age group is suitable?

Children are very welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Our step by step worksheets are great for beginners, we have seen amazing things from children aged 5 and up. We follow the Raspberry foundation Safeguarding policy rpf.io/safeguarding
 

Time: 14:00-16:30
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Centenary Centre
St Georges Centenary Centre, Cleveland Road
Chichester
Monday, 29 April

Driving Data (DRIVA arts DRIVA)

Driving Data

Using transport hub data to map the future of innovation

As people move around in the 21st century, they leave a digital data trail - and when we step back and look at this aggregated all together, it can tell us about who we are, how we work, where we play and what matters to us.

How useful is this to business? How vital are these questions to artists?

The DRIVA arts DRIVA project is unlocking sets of unique, real-time big data and helping tech innovators to build from it and arts practitioners to create experiences from it.

In this free event, Eugenie Teasley, Director of Cities at Uber, reflects on how a small disruptive tech company is now positioned to be one of the biggest voices in the future of sustainable transport - a journey that has not been easy. WIth every Uber trip, hundreds of new pieces of digital data are created - which might help us find answers about possible future disruptive technologies as well as the way people navigate the physical environment around them.

Also hear from University of Brighton experts and other project partners about how DRIVA arts DRIVA can help you open up unprecedented opportunities.

Speakers:

Eugenie Teasley

Eugenie Teasley is Head of Cities (South, East & West of England) for Uber. The UK Cities Team is at the heart of Uber's drive to be a company both big and beloved by the people that matter in the cities it serves. Eugenie’s role is to develop and nurture critical relationships in cities for Uber in order to grow business, raise profile, shift perceptions and become a better partner.

Prior to this role, Eugenie was CEO of international charitable trust The Goodall Foundation and the Founder of youth design and tech innovation charity Spark+Mettle, which ran partnership projects with HSBC and The British Council to support thousands of young people to build their character strengths, soft skills and networks across the globe


Karen Cham FRSA - Professor of Digital Transformation Design, University of Brighton

Karen Cham is Professor of Digital Transformation Design and Academic Lead for Connected Futures (including Digital Economy, Immersive Media, Digital Health and Transport, Mobilities & Smart Cities). She is a critical design practitioner who works with technology, with a background in experimental electronic arts and design and experiential marketing.

Karen is an internationally recognised expert in human centred R&D of ‘Next Generation’, a Women In Games Ambassador - sponsored by Google Women Tech Makers - and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She works as a digital transformation design consultant and clients have included PlayStation, Diesel, ITV, Which?, TopShop and EY.
 

Time: 15:00-17:00
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Grant Thornton LLP, 2nd Floor
St John's House, Haslett Avenue West
Crawley
Monday, 29 April

WordUp Meetup : Accessibility

Catch up with the WordPress community in Brighton, with drinks and pizza courtesy of our lovely sponsors 34sp.com & Pragmatic!

Graham Armfield - Accessibility

Working as a Web Accessibility Consultant, Graham runs his own company Coolfields Consulting. He works with organisations to help them improve the accessibility of their websites – testing the websites for accessibility, and advising the designers and developers on how to fix issues found. He has written detailed training courses on accessibility for developers which he presents on a regular basis.

He’s also a WordPress developer, and has built many accessible WordPress websites for clients – both large and small. He has contributed to the Make WordPress Accessible Team and speaks on accessibility at WordCamps and WordPress MeetUps. He has also supported the WordCamp London 2019 team in a review of website accessibility.

Outside of work you’re likely to find him playing his guitar, recording his next album or performing at local open mic evenings.

AGENDA

- TBC

FOOD

- Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements when you RSVP.

VENUE

- Pragmatic, Chandos House, 26 North Street, Brighton, BN1 1EB

- Main entrance on Meeting House Lane across from Riddle & Finns.

- Please ring the 3rd-floor buzzer and someone will let you in.

OTHER INFO

- Drinks available

- Find us on Twitter @WordUpBrighton (#WordUpBTN) or join us on Slack, in the channel #wordup-brighton.

Do you have a topic for the WordPress Brighton Meetup that you would like to help arrange or could possibly speak at? Get in touch, we'd be delighted to hear from you.
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
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Pragmatic
North Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 30 April

Project Management Clinic

PMOD are running 1:1 project management clinics.Our expert will be available to offer help and advice on how to better run and manage projects by implementing essential documents, tools and processes that can help your business manage projects more effectively aiming to achieve higher profitably.

This session can also be used to discuss specific project management queries relating to current/ past issues you would like to solve.It's an open session and it can take any route you wish. 

 They usually last 30-45 minutes.Please book a clinic appointment!

If you prefer email me direct: nadine@projectmanagementod.co.uk
 

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Brighton
Tuesday, 30 April

Wired Sussex Breakfast Session: Telling Your Brand's Story

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 looking to reinforce your brand values and raise awareness of your company through telling your business story?

At this Breakfast Session, we'll be discussing how you can bring your brand to life, what makes for a strong brand personality, how you can create a tone of voice that cuts through the noise and what makes for truly gripping content.

Helping to lead the session will be expert speakers from the community, who’ll share top tips, branding models and learnings from clients. The session will then be followed by a Q+A, where you can ask any specific questions you may have, as well as an informal discussion and a chance for networking.

So, whether you’re a new company looking to tell your story for the first time or you want to put a whole new lease of life into your business, this event will give you practical advice, fresh ideas and all sorts of real life inspiration.



Leading the session will be:

Al Robertson, Brand Language Consultant

Al helps companies build stronger, deeper relationships with their customers and their people by transforming their brand language. Over the years, he's helped organisations like Ronseal, the British Council, Twinings, Ford, Vodafone, MasterCard and many others find the right words to reach the right people. He’s also a Science Fiction author, with two novels out internationally and a third on the way.



** Please Note **

The Wired Sussex Breakfast Sessions are a benefit of membership and therefore exclusive to Wired Sussex Members. You can check if you are or if your company is a member on our directory. Not a member? Find out about the advantages of joining Wired Sussex at: www.wiredsussex.com/members/

A huge thank you to Plus Accounting Chartered Accountants for sponsoring this Breakfast Session!


 

Time: 09:00-11:00
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The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Brighton
Tuesday, 30 April

Brighton Indie Coffee

Stuck indoors alone working on video game related stuff all day? Live in Brighton & Hove? Get out of the house & come along to Indie Coffee to meet lovely, friendly fellow gamedevs!

No agenda - show off your projects, get advice, make contacts, share experiences or just have a chat about random things. :)

Absolutely everyone with an interest in making video games welcome!
 

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

codebar Brighton

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

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

Time: 18:30-21:00
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Various Locations, See Website
Tuesday, 30 April

Worthing Digital talks: Formative Research Methods

We will review methods used in the early stages of product development/re-development which will help get that nebulous client brief down to an actionable direction and lead to a more successful product customers will actually find useful. With a focus on what questions to ask stakeholders, how to identify user needs and requirements, and where opportunity areas exist, this workshop will set you up with the tools to make sure your project doesn’t die.

With 10+ years experience, Terika weaves together quantitative and qualitative research in order to inform designs that real people might actually want to use. She has worked on everything from medical devices and in-dash navigation systems to eCom giant intranets and mobile banking applications.
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
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Fresh Egg
1-13 Buckingham Road
Worthing
Tuesday, 30 April

Freelance Designer Show and Tell Meetup

This meet up is an opportunity to catch up with other freelance designers based in and around Brighton. It is a chance to talk about any issues you are having with work, get feedback on projects or just enjoy getting to know some other designers. We encourage bringing along anything with you that you would like to share or discuss. This can range from a project you are working on, to a book that you've found really helpful!  

Time: 19:00-21:00
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The Projects
8a Ship Street
Brighton
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