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Date Event Location
Saturday, 01 December

Social media chat & a coffee

Looking to brush up on some social media knowledge? 

This event is a small group meeting Saturday morning coffee for one hour, come down grab a coffee and connect.
If you would like to help your business online for the cost of a coffee, then this meeting is perfect for you.

We will cover everything from Facebook, LinkedIn, to Instagram and even talk about your tweeting activities. 

Why you should or should'nt be on LinkedIn, or talk about what LinkedIn even is...

The only catch is you have to buy a coffee or drink of your choosing, if you feel like it buy the host a coffee..


We are the only company to release our own social media business book.

We are the only social media company who has in house full video production.

Our website is the only locally website where members sign up, learn and grow for a low monthly and further networking with eachother and ourselves. #ModifyMediaCommunity 

 

Time: 08:30-09:30
Full details
Georgio’s Coffee House
2-4 Cornfield Road
Eastbourne
Saturday, 01 December

5th Bognor Regis Raspberry Jam

A volunteer community organised, family friendly event for people to discover, explore and engage with digital making and coding. Open to all levels of ability with workshops as well as the opportunity to see, interact with and be inspired by, the creations made by others.If you would like to help out or show your makes please get in touch. If you have equipment you are able to loan or donate please let us knowhttps://twitter.com/bognorregisjamhttps://www.facebook.com/bognorregisjam/  

Time: 13:00-16:00
Full details
University of Chichester (Bognor Campus), John Parry building
Upper Bognor Road
Bognor Regis
Monday, 03 December

Tech4Good Meetup

We’re really excited to confirm our new Tech4Good home for Brighton at 68 Middle Street, generously provided by Clearleft, Brighton’s leading design and innovation agency.

This session will explore how to put the user at the heart of designing digital solutions, and particularly through the lens of limited budgets and maximising impact of your organisation.

Drawing on your suggestions from our launch session, we’re basing talks/discussions on a common challenge for the local social sector - in this case, how to design a fully inclusive and accessible digital service?

- Our guest speakers will talk digital inclusion, accessibility, user experience & user-testing, looking at case studies and hands-on practical approaches.

- We'd also love to hear about your own experience/challenges/offers…maybe you've got a great example of user-testing from a local project? Or you might some help redesigning your website to make it fully accessible? Feel free to get in touch beforehand if there's something you know you already want to share...

- There’ll also be space to network, promote any Tech4Good activities happening locally and share any other needs/offers.

- After the session, we’ll head across to The Hop Poles Pub for more techie/goodie matchmaking!

Look forward to seeing you!

PLEASE do share the meet-up with your networks of charity, voluntary and social impact organisations.

Guest speakers confirmed so far:
Rich Denyer-Bewick
Operations Director / Digital Inclusion Champion, Citizens Online

Rich leads Citizens Online successful Big Lottery–funded digital inclusion projects in Gwynedd, Plymouth, the Highlands, and Brighton & Hove. A keen tech and systems change advocate, he has first-hand experience of client-side digital inclusion and transformation projects. Rich will talk about what barriers vulnerable groups face when accessing online services and how inclusion should be at the heart of any design process.

Richard Rutter
Founder & Managing Director / UX Champion, Clearleft

Richard is a UX expert who has put human-centred design at the heart of the Clearfet philosophy. At Clearleft, his work has included redefining the digital strategy for Theirworld, a global charity campaign, designing a radical new location-based search for Gumtree and currently redesigning Brighton & Hove City Council’s website. Richard will talk about practical approaches to human-centred design.

Mark Walker
Head of Communications & Marketing / Digital Accessibility Champion, AbilityNet
Mark oversees all things communications and marketing at AbilityNet, a charity that helps disabled people use technology, where he also runs the Tech4Good Awards. In the past 25 years he has developed a number of projects that have shaped the way that digital technologies are used for social (and digital) inclusion. Mark will talk about digital accessibility and user-testing.
 

Time: 18:00-20:30
Full details
Clearleft
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 04 December

Brighton Indie Coffee

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

Time: 09:30-12:00
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Alcampo Lounge
84-86 London Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 04 December

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, 04 December

Tuesday Talent Christmas Special

The #TuesdayTalent Christmas special will be taking place on the 4th December at our usual spot at Brewdog Brighton, so save the date in your diary now.

It's been a great first year in business, working on exciting projects for awesome clients, and of course meeting all you talented freelancers. 

This will be the last #TuesdayTalent event of 2018, so we'd love to see you again and get festive over Christmas cheer (and beer). This is a great opportunity to network and increase exposure so don't forget to let your freelancer friends know too.
 

Time: 19:00-22:00
Full details
Brewdog Brighton
52-54 Grand Parade
Brighton
Tuesday, 04 December

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, 05 December

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: 18:00-20:00
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Fountain Head
101-102 North Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 05 December

SAFE Network

Welcome to the first edition of the SAFE Network: Brighton Meetup! We're looking forward to meeting up with as many local SAFE Network fans as possible for an informal evening of discussion and socialising to start the meetup group off with a bang in 2018!

We'll have a talk on the night and we're currently working on finalising a speaker from MaidSafe to meet the local community. More information about the agenda to be updated as soon as we have it!

Looking forward to seeing you there!
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
TBC
Thursday, 06 December

Ideas Cafe at Platf9rm

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

Are you driven to get a new project, product, app or service that you believe in out into the real world?

Are you a skilled tech, design or marketing professional attracted to the energy of the startup scene?

Or are you just super energised and excited to help someone bring their vision to the world?

If so, come and join us for a morning of co-learning and connection. Read on...

The Ideas Cafe

Hosted by the founders of the Happy Startup School, Laurence and Carlos, the purpose of Ideas Café is to connect likeminded entrepreneurs and experts, forge new friendships and share knowledge. Some of you may gain a new insight, some of you may solve a problem but everyone will leave feeling energised and inspired to make things happen.

Using the 'Lean Coffee' format we help everyone who attends to participate in discussions that mean something to them and where they feel they can lend their expertise and/or experience. You will be split into groups of 6 to 8 (depending on attendance) and each group will have a facilitator to guide them through the discussions. It's fast paced, participatory and driven by the passion of the group.

Who usually comes along?

• budding startups
• intrapreneurs
• small business owners
• one man bands
• people with a passion for startups
• ...and anyone who simply wants to learn, or create.

Topics regularly discussed are:

• productivity hacks
• how to test an idea without having customers
• building a 100% transparent company
• pricing your services effectively
• how to find designers/developers
• how to choose the right product features
• community building hacks
• growth & content marketing

...but we welcome all sorts of startup, business and happiness related topics you might need help with.

See you there :)
 

Time: 09:00-10:30
Full details
Platf9rm
Tower Point, 44 North Road
Brighton
Thursday, 06 December

Networking & Coaching Event: Blogging To Boost Your Business

Are you self-employed or run a small business (or aspiring to)?

Are you looking to meet potential clients/customers and develop your business in a friendly and supportive environment?

If you’re wondering how you can start blogging or blog more effectively in your business - this is the event for you! This unique and inspiring event is a great opportunity to network and receive a group coaching session from a qualified Career and Small Business Coach.

You’ll learn how to:

*Create compelling blog content to promote your business online.

*Structure your blogs.

*Use internal links to improve your visibility on search engines.

*Create strong call to actions.

You’ll leave with:

*Blog ideas to engage, educate and inspire your target audience.

*A checklist to help you reach your blog goals and boost traffic to your site.

*Increased confidence in using blogging to promote and grow your business.

*Contacts for a range of potential clients/customers.

At the event:

You can join an online community of other self-employed people and small businesses in Brighton and Hove to continue your networking through the Facebook group: Networking and Coaching Brighton and Hove. https://www.facebook.com/groups/123094278469614/

You can also book a FREE 1-1 coaching consultation with Lyndsey.

About Lyndsey

I am a qualified Career and Small Business Coach, blogger and founder of Heads-up Coaching. I work with career-driven men and women to start and grow their small business or career. I help them to find solutions, positive outcomes and overcome obstacles affecting their professional roles. I offer 1:1 coaching, group coaching, networking and coaching events, talks and coaching training workshops. To find out more, please take a look at www.heads-up-coaching.com

If you are interested in 1-1 or group coaching, please contact me at lyndsey@heads-up-coaching.com

 
Cost:  15
Time: 10:00-12:00
Full details
Six
102-104 Western Road
Hove
Thursday, 06 December

Brighton Coworking Christmas Meal (Freelancers)

Us freelancers deserve a Christmas doo too! Let's all come together in our Christmas jumpers and reindeer ears to show some support and get us out of that pesky 'isolation' mode. We will also be coworking for the afternoon, join Facebook Group 'Brighton Coworking' for more info. The Buffet will be a selection of tapas from their Christmas Tapas menu. I will confirm menu nearer the time once numbers confirmed!  

Time: 17:00-19:00
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Alcampo Lounge
84-86 London Road
Brighton
Thursday, 06 December

Sussex People & Communications Network

Interested in people? Work in employee engagement, HR or comms? Are you based in or near Brighton?

The Sussex People & Communications Network is a quarterly networking event which has been set up to connect those of us who work in, or who have an interest in employee engagement, HR and internal communications.

It is an informal get-together of people who want to share ideas, get support on challenges they may be facing, or who just want to meet others working in a similar field.

The focus of this event is around managing organisational change.

Taking place on Thursday 6th December, the next get together will welcome Perry Timms as our key note speaker.

Perry is a renowned blogger, coach, consultant and an international and TedX speaker on the future of work and the transformative potential of the HR profession. He is the founder of People and Transformational HR Ltd in the UK as well as being the social media and HR adviser to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). He is also a visiting fellow at Sheffield Hallam University Business School, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and the World's only WorldBlu-certified Freedom at Work coach.

In addition, Nikki Gatenby, Managing Director of Propellernet, a business which enjoys engagement scores of over 90%, will be sharing her tips and insight on how she's created a 'superengaged' organisation.

The first event was a sell-out with 90% of attendees rating it as 'excellent' and great value for money.

This is a not for profit event. The ticket price covers all costs associated with the event and £5 from each ticket will go to the Brighton Housing Trust.

We hope to see you there!
 
Cost:  19.31
Time: 18:00-20:30
Full details
Propellernet
Brighton
Thursday, 06 December

Async: A Web Tech Meetup

USEABLE, GRAMMATICAL AND READABLE CODE

As software developers, we all know that we need to make our code more readable - but how exactly? There is not a lot of literature out there on the subject, and what there is can be very dogmatic and contradictory.

In this talk, Daniel van Berzon attempts to tackle the issue by learning from the worlds of Linguistics and UX, which have successfully solved similar problems. As part of the talk Daniel will present the initial findings from his ongoing readability experiment at howreadable.com.

Anyone who has written some code, used a website and tried to speak a language (including English) should enjoy this talk.
 

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

Build Brighton Open Evening

Open evenings are an informal event where members regularly come to work on projects, get help, share ideas and socialise. It’s also the best opportunity for visitors to come along for the first time.

You can get a feel for the type of projects being worked on, meet some of our members and see the equipment and resources we have.

Under 18-year-olds are welcome, but this is an adult-oriented environment, with associated dangers so please ensure they are supervised at all times.

Also please understand, there is no guarantee that anyone will be there. They usually are but it can vary from lots of people to only a few. At holiday periods or when a major local event is happening, it will be quieter or on rare occasions no one will turn up. We apologise if you come and no one is here

 

Time: 20:00-21:30
Full details
Build Brighton Makerspace
Rodhus Studios (back entrance), Freehold Terrace
Brighton
Thursday, 06 December

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
Cow & Oak
67 Brighton Road
Worthing
Friday, 07 December

Self Assessment & Personal Tax Surgery

Plus Accounting are offering free 45 minute advice sessions.

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

You are a company director
You are self-employed
You have an annual income of more than £100,000 per year
You or your partner claim child benefit and either one of you have income of more than £50,000 per year
You have a buy to let property
You have a mortgage on the buy to let property and the impact the restriction on your mortgage interest for the 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21 tax years will have on you.
You need advice on capital gains tax
You have lived or worked overseas and have moved back to the UK or you are planning on leaving the UK to move overseas
You need income tax advice on personal investment income (bank interest or dividend income)
We are holding a one day Personal Tax Surgery at Preston Park House on Friday 7 December between 9.00am and 4.45pm.

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

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

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

Time: 09:00-16:30
Full details
Plus Accounting, Chartered Accountants
Preston Park House, South Road
Brighton
Monday, 10 December

Open Skiff – Free Coworking at The Skiff

Experience all or part of a day of Coworking at The Skiff. Bring your laptop or sketchbook, do some work and hang out with people like you at no cost.

All we ask is that you register for a ticket in advance here on eventbrite and then just sign-in with us on the day when you arrive (anytime 9am-5pm).

Make yourself at home at The Skiff. Help yourself to hot drinks and refill the coffee pot if you drink the last cup. Take some time to get to know us. All members of The Skiff are known as Skiff Mates. 

Upon your arrival a Skiff Mate will volunteer to help you get settled, provide a personal tour and answer any questions
12:30pm you're welcome to Show & Tell – a weekly opportunity to share and find out what other Skiff Mates are up to
The Skiff is a Coworking community established by ten Skiff Mates in 2008. It's now a community of over 200 like minded individuals. They include freelancers, consultants, micro-business owners, remote workers, accountants, artists, designers, developers, engineers, illustrators, journalists, marketers, masseuses, photographers, musicians, scientists, writers, videographers and more.

They’re people like you who value being able to regularly escape the isolation of working alone from home. You'll fit right in.

Find out more about The Skiff.


What people say about us

“Office parties, the jokes over the coffee machine, and just being around productive people. That’s what first attracted me to the Skiff.”
- Dan Young, Skiff Mate since January 2015

“What a great place! Very friendly and welcoming people, plenty of events happening for members and a choice of spaces to suit your working style.”
- Caroline Beavon, Skiff Mate since June 2016

“The Skiff has been a brilliant place to work and meet people. After just 8 months of working from home and coffee shops, The Skiff was exactly what I needed to stop myself going crazy.”
- Matt Oakes, Skiff Mate since January 2017

“I had been working from home for about a year and I was scarily close to going crazy. One day I realised I hadn’t spoken to another human being in 48 hours and that’s when I knew I needed to shake things up. After researching a few co-working spaces, I decided The Skiff’s laidback atmosphere and vibrant social scene was exactly what I needed.”
- Lizzie Davey, Skiff Mate since November 2016


If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch hello@theskiff.org.
 

Time: 09:00-17:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Monday, 10 December

Bognor Regis Creative Digital Hub Get Together

An event to share and discuss ideas for how we collectively make the Bognor Regis Creative Digital Hub a success for the town and local businesses.

We’re inviting local businesses, entrepreneurs, freelancers and other stakeholders from Bognor Regis and beyond to meet the Hub operators, Town Square Spaces, and discuss their exciting plans for the future of the Bognor Regis Creative Digital Hub. See the new branding and updated plans for the Hub, and talk through the final steps leading to the Hub's opening next year.


Agenda

17:00 Registration and refreshments

18:00 Project update and timeline

18:15 Introduction to Town Square Spaces

18:30 Introduction to the new branding

18:45 Workshop - how can we make the hub a great success?

19:30 Feedback and wrap-up

20:00 Close

 

Time: 17:00-20:00
Full details
Venue TBC - Please check the Eventbrite
Bognor Regis
Monday, 10 December

Brighton Java Christmas JVM Quiz

For our final event of 2018 we will round things off with a Java quiz - although the questions may not be entirely technical. There will be amazing prizes for the winners and losers. And, of course, beer, soft drinks and pizza supplied by our sponsors, Brandwatch. Everyone is welcome, and there will be time to socialise before the questions. See you there!  

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Tuesday, 11 December

Brighton Indie Coffee

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

Time: 09:30-12:00
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St. Ann's Well Garden Cafe
St. Ann's Well Garden
Brighton
Tuesday, 11 December

#ShakeItHUB Free design and marketing help

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 free #ShakeItHUB for businesses to be able to ask design and marketing related questions and have them answered by experts Meg (design and websites) and Rachael (marketing and PR).

All sessions welcome drop-in visitors, to which we will provide your business with tips, advice and quick fixes. Perhaps you have an idea for a marketing campaign and want some feedback or help getting started? Want to know how much work goes into a press release and where to start with it? Need a website but don’t know where to start? We can help! Or simply come have a friendly chat with us!

Look out for our pop banner by the entrance at Alcampo Lounge.

 

Time: 10:00-11:30
Full details
Alcampo Lounge
84-86 London Rd
Brighton
Tuesday, 11 December

Wired Sussex Members' Christmas Meetup

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

With the night’s drawing in and a chill in the air, we’ve got to admit that we’re already looking forward to our Members’ Christmas 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.

Alongside the festivities, we want to make sure that you get the most out of attending, so the Wired Sussex team will be on hand to help introduce you to anyone in particular that you'd like to speak to, or if you are looking for someone with a specific expertise.

As our last event of 2018, we'd really love to see you there! Also, the more the merrier, so please extend the invitation to colleagues and (member) friends.

P.S. Wearing questionable Christmas jumpers, hats or accessories are optional but highly encouraged and perfect for all those group photo opportunities!

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

You can check out the photos from last year’s Members Christmas Meetup here.

** 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 here.

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

 

Time: 17:30-23:00
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Patterns
10 Marine Parade
Brighton
Tuesday, 11 December

Brighton DevOps Dev & Test Meetup

On the 11th December, TWH & Broadlight will host the last of this years Brighton DevOps meetup - Celebrating the fantastic year that has passed and reflecting on how much we've grown (and still growing!) as a community.

We will have great speakers, a technology Christmas raffle and free drinks!

The event brings together anyone interested in the technology or digital, with hot topics being discussed such as DevOps, AI, Blockchain, Machine Learning and more!

Please visit our blog for all past content from meetups - https://broadlight.io/blog

Speakers to be announced soon!

Connect with us on LinkedIn for all the latest updates:
https://www.linkedin.com/company/twh-consulting-ltd/
https://www.linkedin.com/company/broadlight-ltd/

We hope to see you there in December
 

Time: 18:00-22:00
Full details
The Mesmerist
1-3 Prince Albert Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 11 December

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, 11 December

How to: Crowdfund

Funding your creative idea can be challenging. Luckily, digital innovation has supplied us with a brand new way of raising money! This workshop with Jason Nuttall from our Crowdfunding partner crowdfunder.co.uk will outline the basic steps from start to finish, of how to crowdfund your idea and raise the funds you need. Join us to learn how any creative idea can become a reality, looking at the do’s, don’t’s and the absolute musts!  

Time: 18:30-20:30
Full details
University of Brighton
Room M2, 58-67 Grand Parade
Brighton
Tuesday, 11 December

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.

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

 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Wednesday, 12 December

Brighton Gamification Meetup

We are very happy to be welcoming David Gumbrell as a guest speaker for this meetup. David has designed a great educational game that he wants to show us, get feedback and ideas for the future.

Please read the intro that David wrote for you and see you on the 12th of December!

The organising team.

"My name is David Gumbrell and I am a first-time game designer from London. I have been a primary school teacher for 20 years and a Headteacher for 7, so I am well set to know what makes children go and know what the children need to learn in school.

I self-published Lost My Mummy (the first title from Lost My Games) as I believed that this was the best way to retain control of the game and the creativity within. I spotted a niche in the market and believe that my game could support schools to teach history in a more engaging and effect way.

It has been twelve months since my game, Lost My Mummy, came off the production line and I am still proud of it! I believed that I could create a small, fun, engaging little game that could teach an area of the National Curriculum to children, and I have. I have delivered workshops in schools where I teach them all about Egyptian mummification through the pictures of the game. I then proceed to teach them how to play the game.

The power of a game is that it can change the atmosphere in the room and draw people together to create a shared experience that is enjoyable for all.

During this gamification session, I will show you how to play the game, get you to play a few rounds ask you for some feedback and then facilitate a conversation to hopefully answer some of the following questions:

Where next?’ Should I:
• create a second edition of the game?
• develop a way of playing the game as a 4-player game? (most common request)
• use the core mechanics of the game to teach another historical period in schools?
• use the core mechanics to teach a different subject area in schools?
• try to solve a problem of a local museum and develop a game to engage young visitors in their Victorian exhibits?

So, do come along, come and play my game and then offer your advice, comment, and consideration about where you think that the Mummies need to go next!"
 

Time: 17:30-20:30
Full details
University of Brighton
Room 622, Watts Building, Lewes Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 12 December

WordCamp Meetup & Festive Social

Please note that we are not in our usual venue - we are in the North Laine brewhouse*

Its the final WordUp Brighton of 2018 and we hope you'll all be able to join us for a few drinks to celebrate a brilliant year!

There will also be a WordCamp 2019 meeting from 6 - 7 pm so make sure to come along if you're interested in becoming an organiser for next year. We'll be looking at assigning roles and scheduling our regular WordCamp catch ups (separate from monthly meetup).

?? If you've never been to one of our monthly meetups before why not make this the perfect time for your first visit. Our meetups are for everyone with an interest in WordPress and you'll be very welcome.

?? We'd also like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to our incredible sponsors 34sp, Pragmatic, Platf9rm and The Skiff for their support over the last year!

?? See you there!
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
North Laine Brewhouse
27 Gloucester Place
Brighton
Wednesday, 12 December

Thrive! Brighton's Small Business Meetup for Female Founders

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

Time: 18:00-20:00
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Barclays Eagle Labs
1 Preston Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 12 December

Barclays Blockchain Frenzy

Calling all Brighton businesses big and small, We are hosting our first ever Barclays Blockchain Frenzy event in our North Street Branch.The event is focused on bringing the local Blockchain community together in an open, exciting and collaborative environment for everyone and anyone who is interested in the technology.Please join us for the evening where we will demystify and debunk some myths and you’ll have an opportunity to network with enthusiasts, experts and organisations, gaining an insight into their latest developments and establishing new contacts.Book your tickets https://lnkd.in/gVZRBEh  

Time: 18:00-20:30
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Barclays Bank
139-142 North St
BRIGHTON
Wednesday, 12 December

Lean Agile Brighton Meetup

TRIZ is a powerful methodology and versatile tool for innovation. Although TRIZ’s problem definition and solution methodology come from the engineering industry, the concept can be adapted for the service industries.

For consultants/improvement teams, TRIZ can be a support tool for creative thinking when faced with complex project/change issues.

The four principles of TRIZ are:

* There are ‘ideal’ solutions to complex problems; ones that need minimal resources and have maximum benefit
* Opportunities/Issues are created due to some sort of a contradiction
* One path of innovation is to move from a specific problem, to general problem and solution, and back to specific problem
* There are 40 generalised principles we can use

You will have the opportunity to trial the ‘TRIZ for Services’ card game that consists of 40 Innovation Cards and 5 Service Type Cards.

The talk will be given by Ketan Varia. Ketan runs a management consultancy specialising in operational excellence and is developing products for change and innovation to help organisations be more creative.
 

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

Sussex Branch: The technology of disaster recovery

Speaker : Tom Crellin

System failures are inevitable. The more complex you make a system, the more likely that it will contain undiscovered points of failure. Therefore disaster recovery planning is a vital aspect of any IT system design. In this talk, we will discuss how traditional N+1 disaster recovery models are creating a false sense of security and look at some headline-grabbing IT failures to see if we can draw any lessons from them.

Speaker Bio:

Tom has more than 25 years’ experience in business and IT. He has run his own consultancy business for the last 14 years; successfully helping hundreds of companies, government agencies, and charities of all shapes and sizes with their IT, cybersecurity, and resilience needs 

He began his career in IT infrastructure shortly before Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web and has been designing and installing Internet-facing infrastructure ever since; most recently for Nationwide Building Society. There is a very good chance that some of your data has been through equipment designed by Tom. Well-known clients include: Brighton and Hove Buses, Pizza Hut, U-Switch.com, P&O Ferries, the British Red Cross and the Financial Services Agency. 

Over the last 30 years, he has also been an active emergency response volunteer in his home county of East Sussex; planning for and responding to incidents such as the Uckfield and Lewes floods, the 7/7 London bombings and the Shoreham Air Show crashes. This experience gives Tom a unique perspective on Business Continuity and Resilience 

Tom helps your business reduce the impact of the unplanned; whether that is a cybersecurity incident or any other event that impacts your ability to trade or your reputation. He is also a regular speaker at business seminars on resilience and security.

Follow Tom:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TomCrellinConsultant

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TomCrellin

LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/tomcrellin

 

Time: 19:00-21:00
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University of Sussex
Fulton A
Falmer, Brighton
Wednesday, 12 December

The Farm - Freelancers meet up

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

Time: 20:00-23:00
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Caxton Arms pub
26 North Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 13 December

FuseBox Brown Bag Lunch: Can gamification help your startup business?

This is our last Brown Bag lunch event of the year and it will be led by new FuseBox resident; Vasilis Gkogkidis, a Doctoral Researcher to introduce his work at SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit) at the University of Sussex.

Vasilis' research focuses on the Front End of Innovation which is a part of Innovation Management that has not been thoroughly researched yet. The second focal point of his research are playful business tools like gamification, serious games and Lego Serious Play. Experiences where playfulness helps us achieve business outcomes and goals.


During this Brown Bag Lunch Vasilis will be talking about:

The definition and importance of the Front End of Innovation
The first research question of my research: how are startups managing the Front End of innovation?
What are Playful Business Tools? Examples and definitions of gamification, serious games and Lego Serious Play.
How can we work together? This will be in the form of a round table discussion where I would like to get feedback and explore if there is interest for Fusebox residents to engage with my research. 

More about this event

A brown bag meeting is a casual meeting that occurs during the lunchtime period where participants bring their own lunch. This event has been specifically created for Fusebox residents and Wired Sussex members. If you would like to know more about FuseBox residency, Wired Sussex membership or have any questions about this event, we would love to hear from you! Drop a line to Rosalie@wiredsussex.com

Talk begins at 12:00pm and spaces are limited so please arrive on time.

More about the FuseBox

The FuseBox is a hub in Brighton run by and home to independent membership organisation Wired Sussex for digital innovators, tech visionaries and creative technologists. We provide innovators with access to spaces, facilities, opportunities and expertise.

We currently house the Brighton Immersive Lab and a 5G testbed. Find out more on our website www.thefuseboxbrighton.com
 

Time: 12:00-13:00
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The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Brighton
Thursday, 13 December

Brighton Project Collective Christmas drinks

Merry Christmas, Brighton Project Collective!

Join us for a festive get together at the North Laine Brewhouse.

Brighton Project Collective is a regular meet up of Brighton's digital project managers. A chance to meet other PMs, share ideas, success stories and challenges.

All are welcome, whether you've been to previous events or are new to the group.

LinkedIn Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/6400193

Slack: https://bpcollective.slack.com/

 

Time: 17:30-19:30
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North Laine Brewhouse
27 Gloucester Place
Brighton
Thursday, 13 December

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

Being self-employed has many great benefits, but there are some things you miss out on. The office Christmas party doesn't have to be one of them.

Crunch Chorus is hosting a meetup in Brighton at BrewDog on Thursday, 13th December.

Join other freelancers, contractors and small business owners for a festive tipple on us.

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

Build Brighton Open Evening

Open evenings are an informal event where members regularly come to work on projects, get help, share ideas and socialise. It’s also the best opportunity for visitors to come along for the first time.

You can get a feel for the type of projects being worked on, meet some of our members and see the equipment and resources we have.

Under 18-year-olds are welcome, but this is an adult-oriented environment, with associated dangers so please ensure they are supervised at all times.

Also please understand, there is no guarantee that anyone will be there. They usually are but it can vary from lots of people to only a few. At holiday periods or when a major local event is happening, it will be quieter or on rare occasions no one will turn up. We apologise if you come and no one is here.

 

Time: 20:00-21:30
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Build Brighton Makerspace
Rodhus Studios (back entrance), Freehold Terrace
Brighton
Monday, 17 December

Brighton Digital Women Christmas Drinks

We've had another awesome year with a wonderful community. We've brought new humans into the world, started new businesses, planned marriages, built international networks and got fabulous new homes - and that's just our directors! The Brighton Digital Women family are doing amazing things in the world, and you all deserve a drink to celebrate.

Not only that, but we've got loads planned for 2019 and we'd love you to be part of it! So come and have a drink with us, tell us about all the awesome things you've achieved this year, what you want to do next year, and how we can help!

Merry festive season - let's party!
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
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Venue TBC - Please check the Eventbrite
Tuesday, 18 December

Brighton Indie Coffee

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

Time: 09:30-12:00
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Alcampo Lounge
84-86 London Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 18 December

BrightonAnalytics Meetup

We will be talking analytics and drinking beer...

A little bit of background. We started meeting in 2012 (see http://www.brightonanalytics.co.uk) and had a brief spell as http://cafeanalytique.com, thinking that we didn't necessarily need beer. And we don't but it is nice to drink a nice beer once in a while (and occasionally talk shop). So we are back - this time using Meetup, which seems to be the way to do this sort of thing these days. Please RSVP to let us know you are coming!

 

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

codebar Brighton Christmas Party!

It's Christmas Party Time!

Come and join us for some festive fun in the wonderland that is C Side Quest

We want to celebrate YOU. Our wonderful students and coaches for all the amazing things you have achieved and all the help you've given this year!

We're being spoiled by our friends at Clearleft with an amazing buffet from the delicious c Side Quest kitchen (with gluten free and vegan options) There will be a small bar tab, and the bar will be serving coffee, tea, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages throughout the evening.

Why not treat your coach to a drink to say thankyou ??

Dress up is encouraged! (but not required)

--- Christmas Competition! ----

Make ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING you want (students AND coaches welcome!), with whatever language/library/technology you'd like. As long as it's Christmas themed! 

Make a CSS animation or doodle, experiment with web typography, draw something with HTML canvas, or make a text adventure game. It doesn't even have to be code, last year someone even wrote us a codebar christmas carol! 
Email your finished codepen/files/url link to brighton@codebar.io before midday on the 18th


-- Spots for the party are limited and priority will go to christmas party entrants. --

RSVP to be added to the waiting list and email brighton@codebar.io to let us know if you're entering the x-mas comp. We will email with confirmation of your spot.
 

Time: 18:30-22:30
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C Side Quest
Unit 11, Lower Promenade, Madeira Drive
Brighton
Tuesday, 18 December

CTO Meetup - Tuesday Series

Brighton is the home of 1,500 tech companies. While they target a wide range of customer problems, they likely face similar technology challenges. Including: fund-raising, team structure, IT support, product direction, people and tech leadership, etc.

This group is an opportunity for tech leaders (CTO, CIO, Head of Tech) to meet up informally and share their experience.

We also have a slack channel, for you to ask and answers questions that we all have. Please join in the community https://goo.gl/5vN58x
 

Time: 19:00-22:00
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Join the Meetup group to see location
Wednesday, 19 December

Content Club - Christmas Special

Let's all get together for one last Ho Ho Hurrah! before the end of the year!

Apologies for the last minute invitation and thank you to Chris for stepping in and organising a date and venue!

As usual, this is a super open, fun and easy event for Content Clubbers; Freelancers, Marketing people and Business owners to get together talk shop and make friends.

If you have not been to Content Club/Pub before, it's a free and friendly event for content makers of all levels and experience. Unlike our normal events, there'll be no talks, presentations or workshops... just a warm welcome from Toby and some good old fashioned mingling and networking.

Our usual Content Pub venue (Earth & Stars) is fully booked oer Xmas, so The Hare and Hounds on Preston Circus is our next choice.

We will be starting at 1pm! To get some nice and early lunch time drinks in and maybe even order some food.

The Platf9rm Christmas party will be taking place that evening too, so many of us may want head over to that together.

See you there,
Toby drinks an IPA!
 

Time: 13:00-16:00
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Hare & Hounds
75 London Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 19 December

The Farm - Freelancers meet up

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

Time: 20:00-23:00
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Caxton Arms Pub
26 North Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 20 December

CTO Meetup - Thursday Series

Brighton is the home of 1,500 tech companies. While they target a wide range of customer problems, they likely face similar technology challenges. Including: fund-raising, team structure, IT support, product direction, people and tech leadership, etc.

This group is an opportunity for tech leaders (CTO, CIO, Head of Tech) to meet up informally and share their experience.

We also have a slack channel, for you to ask and answers questions that we all have. Please join in the community https://goo.gl/5vN58x
 

Time: 19:00-22:00
Full details
Join the Meetup group to see location
Thursday, 20 December

Build Brighton Open Evening

Open evenings are an informal event where members regularly come to work on projects, get help, share ideas and socialise. It’s also the best opportunity for visitors to come along for the first time.

You can get a feel for the type of projects being worked on, meet some of our members and see the equipment and resources we have.

Under 18-year-olds are welcome, but this is an adult-oriented environment, with associated dangers so please ensure they are supervised at all times.

 

Time: 20:00-21:30
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Build Brighton Makerspace
Rodhus Studios (back entrance), Freehold Terrace
Brighton
Thursday, 27 December

Build Brighton Open Evening

Open evenings are an informal event where members regularly come to work on projects, get help, share ideas and socialise. It’s also the best opportunity for visitors to come along for the first time.

You can get a feel for the type of projects being worked on, meet some of our members and see the equipment and resources we have.

Under 18-year-olds are welcome, but this is an adult-oriented environment, with associated dangers so please ensure they are supervised at all times.

Also please understand, there is no guarantee that anyone will be there. They usually are but it can vary from lots of people to only a few. At holiday periods or when a major local event is happening, it will be quieter or on rare occasions no one will turn up. We apologise if you come and no one is here.

 

Time: 20:00-21:30
Full details
Build Brighton Makerspace
Rodhus Studios (back entrance), Freehold Terrace
Brighton
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