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Date Event Location
Thursday, 01 November

PLATF9RM Ideas Café Hosted By Happy Startup School

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
Tower Point, 44 North Road
Brighton
Thursday, 01 November

Transform your Business through Incredible Communication

It’s never been easier to communicate our message with the world. Wielding the power of our technology allows us to be heard by the widest audience imaginable. With minimal effort we can bombard our teams, clients, our friends and our family with content.

Because of this, we have never struggled so much to actually get through to those we want to listen most.

Incredible communication has become an art and one you must master if you crave more of an impact at work, at home and beyond.

Nick Looby, Communication Specialist, TEDx speaker, and Modern Zombie Slayer will share with us the secrets of compelling and unforgettable communication so you can transform your business and, if you wish, your relationships too.

Join us as we explore how we communicate with ourselves, our teams and our audience. Nick will shine light on strategies and techniques to allow you to communicate with the authority you and your business deserves.

Welcome drink included. Limited capacity.

 
Cost:  18
Time: 17:30-19:30
Full details
The Barge, Brighton Marina
The Waterfront Opposite boardwalk upper level, on the water
Brighton
Thursday, 01 November

Async: A Web Tech Meetup

We all know the struggle, when a feature request sounds like the perfect job for a spreadsheet. But... there's always a tiny detail that makes us believe it's not quite enough to do the job. Or is it? In this talk, Tibor Besze will demonstrate how to utilise Google Apps Scripts (and a wide variety of Google services and APIs) to get the most out of your Google Sheets. The talk is aimed at Javascript developers of all skill levels, and includes a live demonstration.  

Time: 19:00-21:30
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Thursday, 01 November

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, 01 November

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: 20:00-23:00
Full details
Finch Bar & Eatery
27 Warwick Street
Worthing
Friday, 02 November

UX Brighton 2018: Advancing Research

Join us for our 8th annual conference, where we'll be taking a deep dive into research – looking beyond traditional methods to tackle everything from how research can inform strategy to building research teams. From designing surveys that don’t suck to researching for new technologies.


Why Advancing Research as the theme for UX Brighton 2018?

1. Research is the heart of user experience design

Let’s be honest - research is what we *do*. What use is UX if it’s not based on research? Come on. Let’s give research the attention it deserves.

2. Recognition of research has increased - but so have expectations

The good news is that our colleagues and clients increasingly understand why UX research has to be taken seriously. The flip side is that their expectations are now placing more and more demands on us. We need to equip ourselves to meet the challenge.

3. We need to choose the right approach – not just rely on old favourites

How many of us are guilty of sticking with what we know, for the sake of ease? In a busy project, do we use the same old techniques and research methods, or do we carefully choose the right tool for the right job?

4. We need to understand new technologies

How clued up are you around AI? How about VR? Our best-established testing techniques will often work in these new worlds, but we need to ensure we understand the tech we’re dealing with, or how can we test it?

5. Good research is wasted through ineffective communication

Your brilliant, insightful, thorough, game-changing research counts for precisely nothing if your colleagues and clients don’t understand it, and can’t act on it. Let’s make sure we communicate our research in a way that really makes it count.

Speakers:

Emma Boulton

@emmaboulton www.collectivelyemmaboulton.com

Katy Arnold

@katyarnie

Kate Towsey

@katetowsey www.katetowsey.co.uk

More details here: http://uxbrighton.org.uk/2018 **

 
Cost:  60
Time: 09:00-17:30
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Brighton Dome Concert Hall
Church Street
Brighton
Saturday, 03 November

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
Tuesday, 06 November

Brighton Indie Coffee

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

Time: 09:30-12:00
Full details
Alcampo Lounge
84-86 London Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 06 November

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, 07 November

Brighton Project Collective: Processes

Welcome to Brighton Project Collective, a regular meet up of Brighton's digital project managers. A chance to meet other PMs, share ideas, success stories and challenges. This meet-up we are focussing on processes and sharing our tops tips.

People make projects, and usually there is one person who is responsible for delivering that project. If that person is you, then this is the meet up for you.

We found there wasn’t really a forum for digital producers and project managers, so this group is designed to provide an opportunity to discuss common problems, debate different approaches, share experiences and exchange knowledge about the role of people in creating success in a virtual world.

Experience tells us that spending time with like-minded professionals working in a similar role is often the best and most useful interesting way to learn and enhance skills, as well as get support, so we hope to have regular meet-ups in Brighton.

We'd like to invite you to come along to our next meet up. Brought to you by Brighton agency Brilliant Noise, the meet up will be held at our office at International House.

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: 09:00-10:30
Full details
Brilliant Noise
4th Floor International House, Queens Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 07 November

Entrepreneur Accelerator Meet Up: Start Up Marketing

Do you want to demystify the world of marketing?
Without a good marketing strategy, potential customers may not be aware of your business, restricting the size of the prize for you.This Meet Up will bring in the experts in brand, marketing, PR, media, and comms. to help lead your business to success.

Each of our panelists will share their top tips with you in the form of a short talk and then there will be time for Q&A so bring along your questions!


AGENDA
12:00 – 12:15 Arrival
12:15 – 12:20 Introduction
12:20 – 12:25 Talk by Andrew, Reborn (Brand) 
12:25 – 12:30 Talk by Jill, Chimera Communications (PR)
12:30 – 12:35 Talk by Jody, Hello Genius (Content) 
12:35 – 12:40 Talk by Kerry, Social Brighton (Social Media)
12:40 – 12:45 Talk by Stuart, Creative Bloom (Digital Marketing)
12:45 – 13:30 Q&A from the audience 
13:30 – 14:00 Networking & Refreshments


Who is this event for?
This meet up is open to members and non-members of the NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator. If you want a fresh perspective on how marketing can help you accelerate the growth of your start-up, and you want to chat with like-minded founders - you're in the right place!

 

Time: 12:00-14:00
Full details
NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator
149 Preston Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 07 November

The Power of Lead Generation

Luv4 Marketing invite you to this 1 time complimentary event in collaboration with NatWest

Is Your Marketing Achieving The Results For Your Business?

Leads drive growth. Lucy will take you through the platforms that drive leads to your business together with how to have your campaigns running profitably from month 1

Whatever your efforts to date, you will take away key learnings of how to drive leads into your business from multiple sources and the difference between each

Also learn;

- How to benefit from a £12,000 government funded digital marketing apprenticeship

- Have a 90 day plan you will believe in

- Have the confidence to grow

THIS EVENT WILL TAKE YOUR BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL. Limited places available. Register Today

Lucy will be speaking on the following topics;

Your Website & SEO

- Understand the 5 most important ranking factors

- How to get your website driving targeted leads

- The importance of speed and mobile performance

Google & Paid Advertising

- Understanding how your business results in Google search engines & how to rank for your target terms

- Google AdWords and the power of paid advertising

- How to dominate multiple Page 1 positions utilising local search

Social Marketing

- Understanding your Game Plan and how to build vibrant marketing groups you own

- Which platforms suit your business and how to have a proven plan to follow

- Building multiple databases which drive sales


By attending this complimentary event, you will receive 3 gifts worth £897!

FREE Marketing Audit (RRP £199)

FREE Marketing Strategy Review (RRP £399)

FREE Access to 1 eLearning Course (RRP £299)



Please note that this event is open to all - you don't have to be a NatWest customer to attend
 

Time: 17:15-20:00
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Clair Hall
Haywards Heath
Wednesday, 07 November

How can the creative industries use AI?

This meetup co-hosted by Machine Intelligence Garage and Digital Catapult Brighton will give attendees a great opportunity to see the latest commercial and academic approaches to creative using AI/machine learning.

This meetup is a great way for you to understand the various applications of AI and machine learning in the creative industries. With a content creation focus, we will see how machine learning could disrupt in the creative industries for a novel and unique creative process.

More information coming soon!

 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
The FuseBox
Level 4, New England House, New England St.
Brighton
Wednesday, 07 November

Brighton Mobile Meetup

We'll kick off as usual with food, drinks, and chatting from 19:00 with the talk beginning after that. There will also be time for anyone to show off something they have been working on recently. Get in touch with us if you're interested! Afterwards, we will head down the road to The Lord Nelson for some drinks and more chatting.

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

Full details about the talk will be announced nearer to the event.

 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 Blackman Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 07 November

International Async Show N' Tell

The November migration of the world's top web developers to the sunny city of Brighton & Hove can only mean one thing - FFConf 2018 is coming. 
So, it's time for another International Async Show'n'tell! This year's instalment will be on Wednesday 7th November - not Thursday. The ever popular International show'n'tell is the perfect opportunity to give a peek at your passion project, try out a lightning talk, or just share what's on your mind.

If you’d like to grab a speaking slot, you’ll have five minutes on the night to tell us about something… a project, a library, a technique, a story, or anything else about JavaScript, related tech (HTML, CSS, SVG, etc), or the wider world of web. We hope to bring together a blend of local projects with those from travellers to England for the conference.
 

Time: 19:00-21:30
Full details
68 Middle St
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 07 November

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
Full details
Caxton Arms pub
26 North Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 08 November

ffconf 2018

ffconf: friends forever conference - A UKbased web developer conference with a healthy dose of JavaScript.



Back for its 10th year ffconf is taking place on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th November in Brighton.  Plus, there will be a full day of workshopshappening on 7th November, exploring React.JS and Vue.JS.



Topics this year include WebVR, WebAnimation, Machine Learning (8 sessions in total per day).

 
Cost:  190
Time: 09:00-18:00
Full details
Duke of York's Picturehouse
Preston Road
Brighton
Thursday, 08 November

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

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

Are you a freelancer, contractor or small business owner based in or near Brighton? Have a drink on us, chat with like-minded people and make new connections.

We'll be at BrewDog on Thursday 8th November, from 6pm. There are limited places so book your spot now.

 

Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
BrewDog Brighton
52-54 Grand Parade
Brighton
Thursday, 08 November

Brighton Ruby Group - Evening Meetup

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

Time: 18:30-21:30
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Propellernet
9 Castle Square
Brighton
Thursday, 08 November

What does your marketing team want from you?

This month we will be hosting an evening with Brighton's top Product Marketing execs to discuss how to best work with product teams.

Oliver Happy, a Product Manger at Futrli with a background in Marketing will kick off the evening with a lightning talk exploring what he found the most surprising aspects of his move from Marketing to Product.

Our panel will then explore how to manage the balance between promoting new features, the risk of missing deadlines, managing stakeholder and customer expectations, where roadmaps fit into this and much more.

Questions and moderation will be coming from Janna Bastow, Co-Founder of Mind the Product and CEO of ProdPad.

Panel
- Catherine Loftus - Product Marketing Manager, TrustedHousesitters
- Abi Jacks - Marketing Director, Rakuten Marketing
- Philip Agnew - Product Marketing Manager, Brandwatch
- Jenny Handy - Marketing Manager, Madgex

Beer, wine and pizza are kindly provided by Elucidat - https://www.elucidat.com/

Check out the new Mind the Product website - https://www.mindtheproduct.com/producttank/brighton/2018/11/08
 

Time: 19:00-21:30
Full details
Pragmatic
Chandos House, 26 North Street
Brighton
Thursday, 08 November

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
Friday, 09 November

The Blockchain: creating trusted sources of information

Using Blockchain to Engender Trust in Public Digital Archives

Alex Green, The National Archives

Blockchain is at the peak of the hype cycle – but it has the potential to transform the exchange and stewardship of information.

The National Archives ARCHANGEL project is exploring how tamper-resistant and decentralised blockchain technology might be used to ensure that digital records are verifiable, and can be trusted as authentic -- so that no individual institution could attempt to rewrite history.

 Fake News - a Technological Approach to Proving Provenance Using Blockchains

 Steve Huckle, University of Sussex

 In an era of fake news, when someone shows us a video or picture of some event, how can we trust its authenticity? It seems the public no longer believe that traditional media is a reliable reference of fact, perhaps due, in part, to the onset of many diverse sources of conflicting information, via social media. Indeed, the issue of 'fake' reached a crescendo during the 2016 US Presidential Election, when the winner, Donald Trump, claimed that the New York Times was trying to discredit him by pushing disinformation. Current research into overcoming the problem of fake news does not focus on establishing the ownership of media resources used in such stories - the blockchain-based application introduced in the article is technology that is capable of indicating the authenticity of digital media. Put simply; by using the trust mechanisms of blockchain technology, the tool can show, beyond doubt, the provenance of any source of digital media, including images used out of context in attempts to mislead.

In my paper Fake News - a Technological Approach to Proving Provenance Using Blockchains, I introduce a prototype of an innovative technology for proving the origins of captured digital media. In this talk, I will give a brief overview of that prototype.
 

Time: 12:00-13:00
Full details
Library Open Learning Space
University of Sussex Library
Brighton
Friday, 09 November

Huddle Notworking

We’re really excited to announce Huddle ‘Notworking’, regular networking sessions hosted in venues around Eastbourne and aimed at those of you looking for a fun and relaxed way to meet new people, or catch up with familiar faces.

Huddle Notworking session will range from something as simple as after work drinks, talent showcases, venue tours, excursions, silly games and niche networking themes. Some paid, some not, but all great value!

Camille from Endivemole is hosting the first #notworking session and the theme is speed-dating!... Or as we call it; Speed Communicating! You meet every person in the room and have just a few minutes to introduce yourselves, explain what you do, why you do it, or just catch up with someone you already know.

Don’t worry if the conversation runs dry or you already know someone really well, each table will have an easy game you can play together.

This is a free event that is hosted at the beautiful co-working space the Cohub. Food and drinks will be available to purchase on the day.

Interested? Register on EventBrite as this event will be limited to 45 people.



Programme

5pm - 5.30 - Grab yourself a drink and get comfortable

5.30 - 6.30 - Speed-communicating

6.30 - 7pm - Relax and have a bit more time with your new friends
 

Time: 17:00-19:00
Full details
Cohub
1 Commercial Road
Eastbourne
Saturday, 10 November

Rebel Makers Horsham

** PI WARS **

We've been accepted for Pi Wars again, so will be looking for people to build robots to compete in Cambridge next year!

** LEGO - Great Ball Challenge **

Got any Technic type lego? Motors etc? We want to start building something like this, Lego Great Ball Contraption!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvUzR8yN4TQ



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
Tuesday, 13 November

Is your business Going for Growth?

Join us for an event on Tuesday 13 November to explore the growth strategies that companies like yours are adopting for the next three years. We will look at the opportunities and challenges facing UK private businesses trying to grow in the modern economic climate. The events are key for business owners, directors, CEOs and financial controllers and are based around insights drawn from our research among more than 500 companies, company case studies and from our expert speakers.

We’d also like to hear your practical solutions to address the challenges you are facing and exploit emerging opportunities.

Topics will include:

The top growth strategies – research highlights
The emerging economic context
Strategies
Obstacles
Opportunities
There will also be a Q&A session.

Expert panel: The event will have an expert panel of Business advisory, Corporate finance and Tax specialists. We are also delighted to welcome our guest speaker Julie Kapsalis from Coast to Capital.


Date: Tuesday 13 November 2018

Timings: 8:30am – 10:30am

Location: South Lodge Hotel, Nr Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PS

Complimentary entry
Please register to attend by clicking the green 'register' button at the top of this page.
 

Time: 08:30-10:30
Full details
South Lodge Hotel
Brighton Road, Lower Beeding
Nr. Horsham
Tuesday, 13 November

Brighton Indie Coffee

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

Time: 09:30-12:00
Full details
Alcampo Lounge
84-86 London Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 13 November

#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 (this is not a workshop), 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 up banner by the entrance at Alcampo Lounge.

 

Time: 10:00-11:30
Full details
Alcampo Lounge
84-86 London Rd
Brighton
Tuesday, 13 November

How To Build A Brand

How to build a brand: The Why, What and How

Join us for this free two-hour seminar at the Chichester Harbour Hotel where we explore the process of building a brand that gets business results. Whether you are creating a new brand, repositioning your brand, or simply want to do a health check on your existing brand, this seminar will help prepare you to work with stakeholders, understand market needs and deliver a brand experience that your customers love.

1. The Why, What and How of branding

The first part of our seminar covers the Why, What and How of branding:

Why branding is important for your business: How strong brands deliver financial and organisational benefits
What a brand is: Demystifying brand terminology and getting back to basics
How to create a brand: An overview of the three stages of the brand building process
2. The brand building process

In the second part of our seminar we’ll explore the ‘How’ in greater detail:

Discover: What are your customer needs? How can you beat the competition? What are your business strengths?
Define: How to shape your own unique brand and messaging
Deliver: Creating a customer experience that delivers on your brand promise
When and where

10.00—12.00 on 13 November 2018

Or 14.00—16.00 on 13 November 2018

at the Chichester Harbour Hotel – 57 North Street, Chichester PO19 1NH

Your facilitators

Mark Smith

Mark has been building brands for over 25 years. Building them from the inside through coaching business leaders and employee engagement, and externally through brand identity and integrated marketing programmes.

He’s worked with several of the world’s leading brand consultancies including Landor, Superunion and Brandpie. During which time he has led significant brand development programmes for Argos, Barclaycard, BP, EY, InterContinental Hotel Group and Vodafone.

Margaret Murray

Margaret has been an Account Director and Brand Strategist at Buzzword for eight years. During which time she has helped Westlake, Payments UK, Havant & South Downs College, University of Chichester and Roche Pharmaceuticals.

Prior to this, Margaret directed global brands in the entertainment industry, working for Warner Brothers, MGM Studios, Universal Pictures, Electronic Arts and the BBC. Including managing the James Bond brand!

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options?

The hotel is located in Chichester city centre and is a 10 minute walk from Chichester Railway Station.

Limited parking is available which is to the rear of the hotel and operates on a first come first served basis. Please register at reception to qualify. Alternative public parking is located within a 5 minute walk of the venue.

Do you cater for special diets?

Yes. Please advise us if you have any special dietary requirements and we will accommdate accordingly. Please contact paula@buzzwordcreative.co.uk with your requirements.

How can I contact the organiser if I have any queries?

For any query please contact Paula on 01243 792146 or email paula@buzzwordcreative.co.uk
 

Time: 14:00-16:00
Full details
Chichester Harbour Hotel
57 North Street
Chichester
Tuesday, 13 November

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, 13 November

Crypto Brighton Meetup

Currently 2 Meetups a month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.

The intention of this group is to provide a friendly relaxed environment where anyone regardless of there level of technical, financial or social skills, can come together to:

+ Learn about cryptocurrency (Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Etherium, Litecoin, etc)
+ Learn about the technology behind it (the blockchain) which is going to change the world (perhaps as much if not more than the Internet itself!)
+ Learn more about what money really is and how to command more of it
+ Exchange news and opportunities we may all benefit from
+ Meet like-minded people - people who understand the importance of being educated in the things that matter

+ We also go off topic quite often and cover a miriad of other alternative topics.

I am no financial guru (not yet, anyway). This is not the Mike Freeman meeting. The plan is to build a community who support each other. It has been said, however, that I have an ability to communicate complexity simply (including how Bitcoin works) and I want more people to understand it (as a public service) because it has the power to change the world for good, but only if people like you embrace it, and I'm confident you will when you understand the real value of the blockchain and what it can do for you and society!

 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
The Temple Bar
121 Western Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 13 November

STEMbusters Meetup

Our next meet-up is almost here! Drop in anytime from 7:30pm, we'll be at one of the tables with a sign. Feel free to bring an activity, or just chat!

C:\Side Quest is located on the lower beach promenade between the zip-wire and pier and is fully wheelchair accessible. Coffee, bar & food available.

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.
 

Time: 19:30-21:30
Full details
C Side Quest
11 Lower Promenade, Madiera Drive
Brighton
Wednesday, 14 November

Brand Is As Brand Does

What does building a brand from the inside out really mean?

Join Kelly Smith (writer and comms strategist) and Sam Whittaker (organisational change and culture expert) for a playful, inclusive adventure into the hearts of people-focused, purpose-driven organisations.

We’ll delve (beyond buzzwords and corporate bluff) into how these organisations unite their culture and identity to achieve their ambitions. And together we'll ask: What is it that joins up what they do with what they say?

Bring your own lunch along with an open mind. And leave with a few insights and tools to help you inspire positive change in your organisation.

We look forward to meeting you there.

Cost: £10 per ticket. All proceeds go to Shelter.

Brand Is As Brand Does is part of Meaning Fringe, a week of events and opportunities to learn, share and laugh with fellow travellers on the road to better business. At the heart of Meaning Fringe is progressive business conference Meaning. Happening on 15 November at Brighton Dome Concert Hall, Meaning is the unmissable event for people who believe that business has a critical role to play in addressing the challenges of our time.
 
Cost:  10
Time: 12:00-14:00
Full details
Platf9rm
Tower Point, 44 North Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 14 November

Don't Let The Man Get You Down

Imagine a workplace where everyone shares in the rewards, with no shareholders taking their cut and where everyone’s creativity is unleashed, their voice valued and their work handsomely rewarded.

This isn’t some pipe dream but something creative businesses are doing the world over. Come and find out about how it works there, and - much more importantly - how you can transform your own workplace to benefit too.

This event is part of the fringe for the 2018 Meaning Conference.

Attendance if free, and we'll even throw in some free food and delicious bison beer too. What more could you ask?

 

Don't Let The Man Get You Down is part of Meaning Fringe, a week of events and opportunities to learn, share and laugh with fellow travellers on the road to better business. At the heart of Meaning Fringe is progressive business conference Meaning. Happening on 15 November at Brighton Dome Concert Hall, Meaning is the unmissable event for people who believe that business has a critical role to play in addressing the challenges of our time.
 

Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
The Hideout @ Bison Beer
103 North Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 14 November

Designing the Human/Machine Future

Karen Cham, Professor of Digital Transformation Design at the University of Brighton, presents 'Designing the Human/Machine Future'

The world is experiencing a merging of media, minds and machines that we haven't yet created a vocabulary for. With 25 years in digital, Professor Karen Pollitt Cham has already had a hand in most of this, and it’s already in your pocket.

Since the Cambridge Analytica scandal, we all now know that algorithms have the power to deliver what seems "suitable" to us based on our internet history, and ‘nudge’ our behaviour to the extent of changing electoral outcomes, but have we publicly acknowledged that this works because these interactions change the way our brains work in symbiosis with our mediated machines? That the machines are also learning from us and we are co-evolving, already cybernetic, but now also as a ‘Singularity’ ?

What if we could understand these changing neurological and social dynamics as the starting point for our designs to purposely deliver beneficial human outcomes? From using design to intervene in smoking addiction, provide mental health monitoring and nudge critical thinking, to interaction paradigms for neurogaming, Karen has spent the last ten years working with EEG and other biometrics to perfect the art of Cognitive UX full for stack, human centred, Digital Transformation Design, that is, the automation and migration of values of all kinds from the real to the virtual.

Come and hear how deep learning and computational neuroscience informs her current work on personalised communications architectures for software defined access networks driven by 5G. Forget the cloud – this is the FOG, and how to make valuable sense of it is going to really matter.'


 

Time: 18:30-19:30
Full details
Sallis Benney Theatre
58-67 Grand Parade
Brighton
Wednesday, 14 November

What's the secret to a super engaged team?

Do you want to make life better for yourself and the people you work with? Are you held back by the thought that putting people first could harm your bottom line?

Nikki Gatenby is MD of Propellernet, a business that has consistently been ranked as one of the UK’s top 15 Best Places to Work'. Her unorthodox approach to building a happy team has helped Propellernet treble its margin and quadruple its revenue.

Steve Stark is director of Then Somehow. He specialises in behaviour change and culture change in organisations, making tools for the messy stuff that measurably change the way we work.

Together they’ll be sharing practical tips, ideas they’re glad they didn’t say no to, as well as some epic fails that they hope you’ll be able to learn from when it comes to creating super engaged teams that drive business success.

Join them at Propellernet's bar and co-working space, The Foundry, to hear their stories and share yours over beer and pizza.

All ticket sale proceeds will be donated to the Brighton Housing Trust.
 
Cost:  15
Time: 19:00-20:30
Full details
Propellernet
Castle House, 9 Castle Square
Brighton
Wednesday, 14 November

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
Full details
Caxton Arms pub
26 North Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 15 November

Meaning 2018

This one-day event brings together an international guest list of speakers, panellists and workshop hosts to inspire you on your own journey to better business.

Don't miss this opportunity to meet your tribe. Speakers so far announced include: Poppy Jaman, founder of Mental Health First Aid England Atif Choudhury, co-founder of Zaytoun producers of the world's most political food Aral Balkan, cyborg rights activist on surveillance capitalism Marjo Lips-Wiersma, academic and world authority on meaningful work Amy Whitaker, author of Art Thinking on how leaders can adopt creative approaches to business problems Helen Taylor, CEO of Forest Green Rovers the greenest football club in the world More speakers and breakout sessions to be announced over the coming weeks. Join us.
 

Time: 09:00-17:00
Full details
Brighton Dome
Church Street
Brighton
Thursday, 15 November

HR Digital Media - Workplace Wellbeing

Our HR Digital Media Group was founded in 2006 by Fiona Martin, co-founder of Martin Searle Solicitors in partnership with Wired Sussex. We welcome business owners, HR Managers, directors and employees responsible for personnel issues who work in the Digital Media Sector.

This session: A former marketing consultant, Aideen Smith-Watson is the founder of Life Blueprint, a qualified well-being coach and approved member of the Stress Management Society. Drawing from positive psychology, neuroscience and mindfulness, she helps clients strengthen their personal awareness and build greater resilience to more powerfully navigate the challenges, opportunities and goals within their personal and/or professional life.

Aideen’s session will focus on: *The neuroscience of mindfulness - exploring the mind-body connection and awareness of our inner dialogue *Becoming aware of the significance of automatic pilot in our personal and professional lives – a mindful response versus an automatic reaction *How to elicit a relaxation response (that works for you!) to restore and revive *Using mindfulness skills in stressful situations

Booking: This event will be held at Storystream, 38-39 West Street, Brighton, BN1 2RE from 9:15am – 11:15am. Events are free for members. Membership costs £25 per year to cover refreshments. Membership invoices shall be issued upon your second HR Digital Media meeting and are to be paid by cash on the day.

If you have any queries please call Chloe Murphy on 01273 609911, or email chloemurphy@ms-solicitors.co.uk.

 

Time: 09:15-11:15
Full details
Storystream
38-39 West Street
Brighton
Thursday, 15 November

The Impossible Futures of Immersion

A set of critical talks and demonstrations of VR and immersive work that challenges and critiques the idea of immersion as a set of neutral digital tools and environments.

The event includes innovative demos and talks about VR, AR, live and audio immersion made by creatives seeking to populate this space with a broader set of perspectives and to harness the power of immersion for change and good.

It will feature a range of artists working at the leading edge and the margins in this space including Hyphen Labs, Chroma-Space and others to be announced soon. More details below:

Hyphen Labs: NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism is a transmedia exploration told through speculative product design, emerging technologies, cognitive research, and transhumanism. Created by and for women of color, Hyphen-Labs presents a multi-layered possible future that transcends the constraints of the present; a realm which The New Yorker has called “another plane of consciousness.” The virtual reality experience is the first chapter of a science fiction story placing you in a “neurocosmetology lab” where black women are the pioneers of brain optimization.

The event will also introduce an exciting new manifesto: ‘A Vision for Women and VR (VWVR)’ created by 20 influential women working in the UK VR industry. Funded and developed in collaboration with researchers from ReFig, King’s College London and University of Brighton, A Vision for Women in Virtual Reality is a vision for the future of the virtual reality industry; its workforce, content and audiences.

According to NESTA, the UK immersive sector has 9% of the global market share. However, only 14% of VR companies in the UK have any female representation in their leadership. EY reports a gender gap in audiences with 20% of UK men experiencing VR vs 14% of women. VWVR is a response to the present and a plan for the future, where the immersive sector challenges the status quo of gender imbalance in related industries. It is a movement to change the future and direction of the virtual reality sector.

The daytime event runs from 10am to 5pm and is for creative practitioners, cultural producers and researchers and will help to inform a new community of practice around challenging and critical immersive practice. Sign up via tis link. Booking is essential.

The evening event runs from 6pm to 8pm is for anyone interested in hearing more about the new edges of immersive practice. No need to book; just turn up at 6pm.

This is part of the Refig project: an international research project seeking to refigure diversity and equity in games culture and industry; and of the University of Brighton’s Connected Futures. It is presented in partnership with Brighton Digital Festival and Cine City

Direct enquries to producer Donna at d.close2@brighton.ac.uk
 

Time: 10:00-17:00
Full details
Lighthouse
28 Kensington Street
Brighton
Thursday, 15 November

The Challenge of Cybercrime for UK Business

Cybercrime is a key challenge to digital economies and societies. Any organisation, regardless of size, is a potential victim of cybercrime. So whether you're a sole trader, SME, start-up or larger organisation, you need to understand internet-based threats to your business, reputation and livelihood and the simple steps you can take today to protect yourself.

Cybercrime continues to grow as society becomes increasingly digitised. It is a global phenomenon affecting all countries; it is as borderless as the internet itself. Increasing internet connectivity of citizens, businesses and the public sector, along with the exponentially growing number of connected devices and sensors as part of the Internet of Things creates new opportunities for cybercriminals every day.

We need to be ready and understand how to protect ourselves. What is the Challenge? What is the Solution? You will leave this event with the knowledge you need to help protect yourself and your organisation from cyber attacks, saving you money, time and stress - keeping you safer in cyber space.

Our Speakers:

Samantha Sanderson - Lockcode Cyber Security Director, BSc (Hons), NCSC CCP Lead SIRA, MIET

Christopher White - South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) Police Cyber Security Advisor | Police Cyber Prevent Supervisor

Francesca Blow - West Sussex County Council Lead for Safe Digital Life, Community Safety & Wellbeing Service

 

Time: 14:00-17:00
Full details
Sussex Innovation Centre
Science Park Square, Falmer
Brighton
Thursday, 15 November

WorthingDigital Talks: Introduction to Product Management

This talk will provide an introduction to Product (not Project!) management - one of the fastest growing specialisations in tech today. A quick delve into the background followed by an outline some of the key areas of the discpline and a handful of takeaway tips and tricks, specifically focussed on improving cross-functional collaboration.

James has been with Mind the Product since the first conference in London in 2012. Initially focussing on commercial sponsorships, he’s taken on an ever increasing number of challenges as the company has grown, leading to his appointment as CEO in 2017. He still owns many of the partnership discussions and spends much of his time travelling to maintain and develop these relationships.

Before joining Mind the Product, James had two other careers. He started as a tech recruiter in 1996 (first project: building Europe’s first Java development team for IBM’s research lab) and continued in this industry for 12 years. His focus was on building niche technology teams for startups and enterprise alike. He embarked on a startup journey of his own in 2009 in a commercial/product role, exiting TweetJobs in 2011 to continue his learning for a year with another of London’s hottest firms in the social talent/community space.

 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
Worthing Town Hall
Chapel Road
Worthing
Thursday, 15 November

Brighton Web Development Meetup

Tonight we will have a presentation on:

"A View to a JAMstack: Nuxt and Strapi via GraphQL"

By Adam Khan

Despite the obstacles, gotchas and new learning possibly required (package management and even deployment), switching to the JAMstack is worthwhile. Adam will talk about a project that he is developing that has a tech-stack comprised of Nuxt, a server framework around the Vue JavaScript framework; Strapi, a headless CMS accessible via GraphQL; and the Apollo Client, which enables Vue to access Strapi via GraphQL. All are open source products.

Brief bio: Adam Khan (http://adamkhan.net) is a self-employed web developer/designer with an interest in business process management. He grew up in Scotland and Israel and later attended American schools. He's been living in Brighton since 2006 and isn't sure about the Red Roaster revamp.

Doors open around 6:30pm and the evening will kick off shortly after 7pm in the Bridge room at The Skiff.

Hope to see you there.

 

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

CTO Meetup - How to transform a legacy system

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, 15 November

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
Friday, 16 November

Coffee + Content: "Get 1-2-1 Help With Your Marketing"

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

The format is simple. Come with an idea, a problem or an 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: 09:00-11:00
Full details
Platf9rm
Hove Town Hall, Tisbury Road
Hove
Friday, 16 November

Meaning Makers Network - A Meaning Conference Fringe Event

For the last seven years of the Meaning Conference we have met annually and sometimes in between. An informal network has sprung up but we've never got together officially. This year some friends of Meaning thought it might be time to assemble and see what there is appetite for. It might just be more inspiration but opening up the discussion allows us to consider and act more like a community and maybe become more action orientated.

Come and join us the morning after Meaning for a bagel and a coffee and lets see where it goes.

Conscious Business People's objectives are to take all of the excellent ideas about how to re-invent business for the 21st century and help you actually implement them.

This event is part of Meaning Fringe, a week of events and opportunities to learn, share and laugh with fellow travellers on the road to better business. At the heart of Meaning Fringe is progressive business conference Meaning. Happening on 15 November at Brighton Dome Concert Hall, Meaning is the unmissable event for people who believe that business has a critical role to play in addressing the challenges of our time.
 

Time: 09:30-11:00
Full details
Bagelman (Upstairs)
16 Duke St.
Brighton
Friday, 16 November

Brighton Game Industry meetup

Join Brighton Game Collective for their monthly Games Industry drinks - meet fellow Brighton Developers and Studios for some great networking and more than anything else a good laugh with good people.

 

Time: 18:30-23:00
Full details
The Hare and Hounds
75 London Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 20 November

PLATF9RM Presents: Brighton's Most Influential

In a metrics-obsessed world, our understanding of influence as a PR and marketing tool is biased towards large audiences and high engagement rates. But real online influence is about so much more.

The Good Rebels team concentrate on strong, existing, authentic and often local connections that encourage action and change the long-term behaviour of an audience. From building grassroots political campaigns to nurturing networks among food lovers, we know that real relationships deliver.

It is around these principles that PLATF9RM and Good Rebels are celebrating the influencers of Brighton. Those that cultivate an - often local - network and build real relationships with their audiences, rather than just looking for the next brand tie-in.

As well as discussing what makes for great online influence we’ll be announcing Brighton’s most effective online influencers in five categories:

Food and Drink

Lifestyle

Digital

Campaigning and Not For Profit

Artists and Makers

And Good Rebels will explain how these were identified on the basis of their genuine impact and influence.

Join PLATF9RM and Good Rebels on Tuesday 20 November 2018 from 5.30pm - 8.00pm to celebrate Brighton’s most effective online influencers. There’ll be plenty of influencer insights and the chance to chat over a glass of wine.


About:

Good Rebels is a digital strategy and creative company. They are currently designing and activating influencer strategies for clients across Europe including Lexus, PlayStation, IKEA and Amazon.
 

Time: 17:30-20:00
Full details
Platf9rm
Tower Point, 44 North Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 20 November

Brighton Salesforce User Group Meetup

Bringing you the Best of DREAMFORCE '18 with an overview of the latest Salesforce inventions, i.e. Einstein Voice and Customer 360. Salesforce's Solution Engineering powerhouses Sanjay Pradhan and Simon Cook will show what the use of this technology can look like, with live demonstrations.

January past, Sanjay and Simon dazzled us with virtual reality on the Salesforce Einstein roadmap. In this session, they'll share how the Einstein's story is unfolding, expanding from Vision to Voice.

The latest and greatest, all the way from San Francisco, CA, down to Brighton, UK.

In addition to these inspiring demos, we will also provide an update of Salesforce's most important Winter '19 updates, that have just gone live in our orgs.

The entire session is set up to help you take advantage of these new Salesforce developments in your business. This will be a high-powered, jam-packed session. Expect to learn a lot and be energised.

Pizza & beer from 18:00.
Talk & demo starts at 19:00.
Close 20:00 or soon after.

Be sure to book your seat ahead of time. See you then.
 

Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
Brandwatch
2nd Floor, Sovereign House, Church Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 20 November

.NET South East Nov 2018

Two great talks this evening...

[1]

Title: Binding Business Requirements to .NET Code

It has always been a challenge to turn software requirements specification (SRS) into executable code. The presentation will introduce two approaches for doing this smoothly with no mysterious gaps:

1) Model driven - Agile modelling with UML / Executable UML

2) Behaviour driven - SpecFlow, the most widely used ATDD/BDD framework for .NET, is the official .NET variant of Cucumber. Full example with focus on Gherkin scenarios, automated testing and generated C# code.

Targeted audience: analysts, developers & testers.

Thierry Fourniol:

Thierry Fourniol is an ASP.NET/C# web developer working for HCA Healthcare UK for which he has been designing and developing quite many web apps used by hundreds of internal users in England and Wales since 2014. He is particularly interested in BDD, executable specifications, database design & optimisation, UXDX, UI design & development, performance optimisation, C# / Blazor.

[2]

Title: Identity Server 4 - A Real Life Experience

This presentation will be a journey through the design, build and deployment of Creative Technologies Identity Service using Identity Server 4.

Andrew Cheeseman:

A Chief Technical Officer, Architect, and Senior Developer with over 20 years’ solid career history working for Microsoft, IBM and ETZ Technologies. During my career to date, I have worked with leading global corporations and SMEs on a variety of key projects, including software design and implementation, technical architecture, IT industry events, such as TechEd Europe, and most recently, I led a start-up recruitment platform SaaS company to reach its goal of achieving a turnover of £2m.

Currently, Andrew is Chief Architect at Creative Technologies Ltd based in Brighton and Horsham.

 

Time: 18:00-21:30
Full details
Madgex Ltd
1 Gloucester Place
Brighton
Tuesday, 20 November

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, 20 November

Business Amp Brain Boost: A Lead Generation Masterclass

Brain Boost by Business Amp is a monthly event designed to boost the brain power of our members and other attendees and this month it is set to be extraordinary…

Following the Business Amp member survey carried out earlier this year, we have learned that lead generation is of utmost importance to most of you but similarly a problem as you struggle to create the leads you need.

At this event, will enjoy a very special talk from lead generation expert, James Burton, and hear about valuable and practical lead generation strategies from our very own marketing guru, Jen Welford, MD at Antelope Consultants Ltd and founder of Business Amp.

Running Order:

18:00-18:30: Networking and Nibbles (Bison Beer and pizza by Purezza!)

18:30-18:40: Introduction

18:40-19:20: Special Guest James Burton discusses lead generation

19:20-19:40: Simple ways to generate leads for free by Jen Welford

19:40-20:00: Q & A and outros

Who’s it for?

Business owners who need to discover better or new ways to generate leads.
 
Cost:  9
Time: 19:00-22:00
Full details
68 Middle St
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 21 November

Breakfast Session: How University Expertise Can Help You Innovate

Are you working on a project, product or service that requires outside assistance? You could be looking for knowledge of Greek myths to help inform a new online game, an understanding of haptic technology for a new learning product or advice on Chinese business culture to help you trade overseas.

“Having a face-to-face conversation with an academic from our target audience was invaluable. They were able to critique our approach, validate some of our thinking and challenge us to meet the needs of our end-users in ways that, until then, we hadn’t considered. Their domain experience not only informed our immediate needs but also sowed the seeds for future development and relationships that will undoubtedly improve our work.”

- Andy Cummins, Cogapp (Innovation Connect participant)

We’ve partnered up with the University of Sussex for a new ‘Innovation Connect’ programme that finds you specific university expertise to help you with your business challenges.

We know from Wired Sussex members that when they’ve accessed university expertise it has been really beneficial, but often the challenges come from finding the right people at the University with the right knowledge and time in their diary to meet. With Innovation Connect, we do all that for you.

At this Breakfast Session, you’ll get to find out more about the different ways the University of Sussex helps businesses. And, if you need it, you will also have the chance to undertake a 1-2-1 session with one of our team so we can confidentially explore your business challenge together and see if there is university expertise that can help.

So, if you’re interested in us helping you connect with University expertise, come along!


**Please note**

This event is a benefit of Wired Sussex 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 here.
 

Time: 09:00-11:00
Full details
The FuseBox, Level 4 North
New England House, New England Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 21 November

Automation - Software Testing Clinic 1.9

Its Automation Time!This session we are going to cover:
- Describing what automation is within the context of software testing
- Breaking down an application to discover automation opportunities
- Describing the different characteristics of automated checks
- Choosing specific tools for specific problems that can contribute to a successful automation strategy

If you are unsure what this session is going to be about, this video should give you a nice taster for the rest of the evening: 

https://dojo.ministryoftesting.com/lessons/99-second-introduction-to-automation

Arrive from 6pm 
The session kicks off at 6:30 with a break for food around 45 minutes-1 hour in to the session.We will finish just before 9pm.

Software testing Clinic is a safe place for students and mentors to learn about software testing.

Sponsors:This session is kindly sponsored By Legal and General and venue is provided by Platf9rm.
 

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

Brighton Java Meetup

This month, we have Brandwatch's Phil Messenger talking about Memosyne, and look at the solution to a difficult scaling issue

The Brandwatch Audiences product allows adhoc queries joining hundreds of millions of social network profiles with billions of post and tens of billions of follower graph edges, all updated in realtime at thousands of transactions per second.

Faced with scalability limitations in our original data backend, we opted to build Mnemosyne, our own distributed indexing layer. Fusing succinct data structures, free text search, in memory computing with the JVM, CUDA and Kafka, the final system is able to ingest millions of entities a second whilst still answering complex queries.

This talk is the story of this build, diving into how Mnemosyne works and revealing some surprising things we learned along the way. We'll cover CAP theorem trade-offs, how brute force approaches are sometimes better than indexes, the data structures and techniques required to sort billions of records in milliseconds, how GPU's can solve unexpected problems and how to do all this on the JVM.

Phil is currently a Principal Engineer at Brandwatch, where he works on building distributed systems consuming social network firehose data. In the past he's held VPE, Chief Scientist and Technical Director roles at various companies working with machine learning and big data.

Hot food and a selection of soft and alcoholic drinks will be provided by this month's sponsors, Crunch.

RSVP's close at 5pm on the day, with Doors at 7pm until 7:30pm.

 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
Brandwatch
1st Floor, Sovereign House, Church
Brighton
Wednesday, 21 November

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
Full details
Caxton Arms pub
26 North Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 22 November

VR Brighton Meetup #18: Engineering and Manufacturing

Our VR Brighton Meetups offer you the chance to see how Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality is being used to revolutionise a variety of industries, network with innovators and get hands-on experience with immersive demos.

This meetup will dive into the world of immersive tech and its application in the engineering and manufacturing industry. From using virtual reality to visualise and collaborate on designing products to how augmented reality can be used to improve efficiency and productivity of production lines. 

Whether you work in manufacturing or engineering or are simply interested in how immersive technologies could empower this sector, this event is for you. Come along to network, collaborate and learn from likeminded individuals.

We have a number of speakers and demos lined up, including:

Global engineering giant Ricardo, who will be joining us to discuss how they have utilised virtual and augmented reality in their production and design processes as well as their vision for the future of immersive technologies in the industry.

*More speakers will 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, 22 November

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
Monday, 26 November

Digital Accelerator

This regularly run course that will equip you with an essential tool kit of digital and creative skills that our employers demand, helping you to create an impressive portfolio of work that will make you the stand-out applicant for any hiring manager.

We work with hundreds of great companies across Brighton and Sussex and the course will help you to secure an exciting new job or apprenticeship.

The Digital Accelerator at a glance:







- Multiple start dates to choose from 







- A 3 week full-time course, Monday to Friday







- Completed in person at our Mac Training Centre in Brighton







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

The Digital Accelerator course content:







- Practice using design and marketing software used by professionals: WordPress, Photoshop, InDesign







- Learn employability skills such as teamwork, networking, interview and presentation skills







- Build your own website and create an online portfolio and creative C.V.







- Understand what local opportunities are available and secure interviews for exciting jobs with great employers

 

Time: 10:00-17:00
Full details
Creative Process Digital
Eighth Floor - Telecom House, 125-135 Preston Road
Brighton
Monday, 26 November

Freelance Designer Show and Tell

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
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside, Brighton BN1 4GD
Brighton
Tuesday, 27 November

Selling or exiting: How to value your business?

Are you thinking of selling your business or are you thinking of exiting your business due to retirement?

Now is your chance to talk with the experts and understand how to value your business.

Is your business fit for sale - what do buyers look for?

What is the process and how do you find a buyer?

What is the value of your business and how can you maximise it?

How do you get what you are offered and what is the legal process to completion?

Alternative to sale?

Taxation issues and planning strategies including Entrpreneur's Relief

How is Brexit or a possible change in government influencing the market?

Top tips on how to prepare your business for sale

How to create IP value from your systems and processes.

Rupert Rawcliffe from SRC Corporate Finance, Grace Lawless from Veriteam and Paul Feist from Plus Accounting will be taking you through the above discussion points.

Rupert Rawcliffe, founder of SRC Corporate Finance, an award winning advisor and highly commercial dealmaker. Rupert will set the M&A scene and will focus on how to maximise opportunities for those looking towards an exit. He looks forward to sharing his 20 plus year experience with practical examples and useful pointers.

Grace Lawless, founder of Veriteam, a consultancy specialising in optimising business efficiency and profitability. Grace will share some tips on how to prepare for sale in order to achieve the maximum worth for your business. This will include advice on extracting yourself so that the company is robust enough to continue once sold along with creating IP value from your systems and processes.

The Workshop is aimed at Directors, Business Owners and Finance Managers who are considering how to maximise the wealth they have created.

The Workshop gives you the chance to discuss your views, opinions and questions with our expert speakers and with each other.

The Workshop will be held at MyHotel on Jubilee Street, Brighton on Tuesday 27 November - please join us from 9.00am for light refreshments and we will begin the Workshop at 9.15am.

 

Time: 09:00-10:30
Full details
MyHotel
MyHotel Brighton
17 Jubilee Street
Tuesday, 27 November

Following up and following on - making the most of every conversation

Presenter: Stefan Thomas, author of Business Networking for Dummies

Every big opportunity starts with a little conversation, but some of those big opportunities might need time to mature.

What if the buyer you've met loved what you had to say, but just doesn't need your services right now. In this interactive seminar, Stefan Thomas, author of Business Networking for Dummies, explains how to make sure you are there, in the right place, at the right time, when the buyer is ready to buy.

Continuing the conversation through social media, Emails, LinkedIn and phone calls, Stefan will show you how to make it easy for them to buy, when they're ready to do so.
 

Time: 09:30-12:30
Full details
Roffey Park Institute
Forest Road
Horsham
Tuesday, 27 November

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: 18:00-21:30
Full details
Various Locations, See Website
Tuesday, 27 November

Superpower your B2B lead generation

Superpower your B2B lead generation: SEO informed content strategies to make your marketing smarter

This event will teach you how combining smart SEO tactics with a killer content strategy can improve your online exposure and produce tangible new business results.

It is aimed at B2B marketing and digital professionals, business owners and entrepreneurs who want to take their digital marketing activity to the next level.

The agenda will include:
Networking and welcome drink

The Marketing Mix: search and content and PR

What is search: the landscape of search

Onsite SEO: best practices and top tips

Offsite SEO: search behavioural insights to inform great content, smart link building and PR

Collaborative task

Question and answer session

Networking

NB the ticket price covers all fees and taxes – with no additional hidden charges.
 
Cost:  48
Time: 18:00-20:30
Full details
Grand Central
29-30 Surrey Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 27 November

Laravel and Lager Inaugural Meetup

It's the very first Laravel and Lager meetup! I hope we can get a few founding members around the table. I'll bring a loose structure to get us talking, and then let's see where it takes us.

Please come along. The more the merrier. Doesn't matter how long you've been using Laravel. Whether you love it, loathe it or are just curious about it. Sharing experiences with fellow developers is a great way to learn, de-stress, and revitalise that love of coding.

If the day, time or location is no good for you, then just let me know. I want to make this as convenient as possible for as many as possible.

See you there ( hopefully :0 )
 

Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
The Lord Nelson
Trafalgar Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 27 November

Crypto Brighton Meetup

Currently 2 Meetups a month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday's of each month.

The intention of this group is to provide a friendly relaxed environment where anyone regardless of there level of technical, financial or social skills, can come together to:

+ Learn about cryptocurrency (Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Etherium, Litecoin, etc)
+ Learn about the technology behind it (the blockchain) which is going to change the world (perhaps as much if not more than the Internet itself!)
+ Learn more about what money really is and how to command more of it
+ Exchange news and opportunities we may all benefit from
+ Meet like-minded people - people who understand the importance of being educated in the things that matter

+ We also go off topic quite often and cover a miriad of other alternative topics.

I am no financial guru (not yet, anyway). This is not the Mike Freeman meeting. The plan is to build a community who support each other. It has been said, however, that I have an ability to communicate complexity simply (including how Bitcoin works) and I want more people to understand it (as a public service) because it has the power to change the world for good, but only if people like you embrace it, and I'm confident you will when you understand the real value of the blockchain and what it can do for you and society!

 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
The Temple Bar
121 Western Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 28 November

Employers' Briefing Event: Software Developer Apprenticeship Programme

Are you a Wired Sussex Member interested in learning more about an apprenticeship programme that helps you find junior developer talent? Want to hear from businesses who have already joined the programme about the advantages and why you should get involved?

Join us on the 28th November at The FuseBox for an informative event with Creative Process Digital, to find out more about their Software Developer Talent Programme and to hear from other Wired Sussex member companies who have already benefited.

We'll be joined by:

Jack Hiett, Founder of Creative Process Digital

Matt Parkinson, Founder and Managing Director at GENE Commerce

Daniel McLoughlin, Technical Operations Manager at Surface Impression

Chloe Langford, Developer (ex-apprentice)

Arrianne O’Shea, Junior Developer Apprentice

More about the programme:

The Creative Process Software Developer Talent Programme sources talent to meet your skill requirements and provides you with a shortlist of junior developers to choose from. Consisting of unique masterclasses and online sessions (worth £18k), the 18-month-long programme is delivered by developer and e-commerce experts to fast track your new hire’s developer skills, knowledge and commercial experience.

 

Time: 09:00-11:00
Full details
The FuseBox, Level 4 North
New England House, New England Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 28 November

Brighton Ruby Group - Lunchtime Chat

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

Time: 12:30-13:30
Full details
The North Laine Pub & Brewery
27 Gloucester Place
Brighton
Wednesday, 28 November

Mentoring Roadshow - Brighton

For senior cultural leaders who want to build digital capacity in their organisation

Want expert advice on your live digital challenges and ideas?

The Space, supported by Arts Council England, is launching a new mentoring programme, where participants can receive 1:1 speed mentoring on digital challenges and ideas, and connect with specialists and fellow leaders who are thinking strategically about digital within their organisations. The Space will also share top tips and key learning from a range of digital case studies, and answer your questions about the forthcoming mentoring programme and how you can apply.

This session will take place in Brighton at Lighthouse on 28th November 2018 from 4pm - 6pm
In order to get the most out of the session, it is advised that two people from your organisation attend. Your +1 could be an artistic project lead, a board member, production team member, supporting consultant or fellow senior leader.

By the end of the roadshow, you will have…

* Ideas and examples of how to approach digital strategically in your organisation
* Received individual expert advice on your live digital challenges and ideas
* Know about The Space’s new Strategic Digital Mentoring programme and how to apply, and have had a chance to ask questions about the programme
* Informed us of your mentoring needs so we can continue to tailor the programme
* Understand The Space’s wider digital training and support offer

Further details
Please note: The mentoring sessions are for senior leaders in arts organisations, museums and libraries interested in developing the digital capacity of their organisations

In order to get the most out of the sessions, it is advised that two people from each organisation attend. Your +1 could be an artistic project lead, a board member, production team member, supporting consultant or fellow senior leader.

We have 25 places available

In the event that the roadshow is over-subscribed, we reserve the right to re-allocate places to ensure that as wide a range as possible of organisations and artistic endeavours are represented.
 

Time: 16:00-18:00
Full details
Lighthouse
28 Kensington Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 28 November

How To Make Better Content- Workshop and Networking

Hey Content Clubbers. We're back again with another great free Content Club workshop and networking event, hosted by Toby Moore!

Join us on FLOOR 5 at PLATF9RM from 5.30pm for a free evening of learning, sharing and networking.

Content Club is for anyone looking to network with other people interested in content making and marketing. Whether you're asking for advice, sharing your latest work or just wanting to make some super cool content maker friends, there is something here for you!

By coming along, you will learn:
- How to use content more effectively in your work
- Which types of content you should be focusing on
- Great tips and tricks for making new content
- How to avoid the common content mistakes

The event will kick of with some casual networking and introductions, then dive right it to how you can be make better content...

Agenda:
5.30 - Networking and nibbles
5.45 - Welcome and intros
6.00 - Talk: 'How to make better content' - Toby, Founder of Content Club
6.30 - Workshop: Kicking off a Content Strategy
7.00 - Round-up on what we learned
7.30 - Go to the pub!

We want you to walk away from the evening full of great ideas for moving forward with your work. You'll also make some great new contacts, which you can call upon to help you grow your blog, brand or business!

This event is for EVERYONE, whether you're freelance writer, business owner of high flying marketing manager... we will make sure you have a great time and walk a way with something useful.
 

Time: 17:30-20:00
Full details
Platf9rm
Tower Point, 44 North Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 28 November

Flock - Shoreham Creative, Digital & Entrepreneurial Meetup

The Shoreham meetup for digital, creative and entrepreneurial folk.

This local meetup brings together all the entrepreneurial spirits in Shoreham. Those that have started something and those that are thinking about it and any shade in between.

We want to put together founders, and freelancers, filmmakers and writers. Digital marketing types, to tech heads. We like the odd grey hair, and we’d like to meet local doers, thinkers, creators, builders and makers who live and/or work in our town.

There’s plenty of meetups in Brighton and Worthing but nothing in our awesome Shoreham community. Now there is!

PS One rule of Flock: No selling….;-)
 

Time: 20:00-21:30
Full details
Join the Meetup group to see location
Wednesday, 28 November

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
Full details
Caxton Arms pub
26 North Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 29 November

How to Thrive in Business

Find out what it takes to build a successful business start-up!

Sussex alum and Sussex Connect mentor Jacob Skinner (Engineering 2008), entrepreneur, technology innovator and founder of Thrive Wearables, a design and development consultancy within the fast-growing wearable technology industry, presents a talk about the opportunities and challenges faced by small business start-ups in today’s economic environment. Jacob will also provide top tips on starting your own business, based on his own experience with Thrive Wearables.

This event is hosted by the University of Sussex Business Society, and the Business School Alumni Relations team.
 

Time: 18:00-20:30
Full details
Fulton B Lecture Theatre
University of Sussex
Falmer
Thursday, 29 November

Sussex Data Science Meetup

6:30 - 7:15 Networking with drinks and pizza in the Sovereign House atrium

7:15 - 7:45 1st Speaker: to be confirmed

7:45 - 8:15 Rafael Garcia-Navarro, CEO & Chief Scientist, Ducit.ai will talk about ML for Open Banking

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

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

This meetup, like our first one, is 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, 29 November

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
Friday, 30 November

Next Gen Talent in the Games Industry

How do we create a more diverse games sector, while ensuring that the best talent is kept in the industry? And, how do we give young people the information they need to get the best shot at getting a job?

Join us for an exciting breakfast workshop (food and drink provided by Plus Accounting), as we attempt to generate creative solutions directly with industry leaders, educational specialists and young people themselves. 

In small groups, we’ll explore;

The sectors shortcomings in education as well as its enormous potential

The future of work in the industry

How to improve diversity

How to find talent at an earlier stage

What we can do to join the dots

We’ll also be showcasing the results from our latest research project on the general skills landscape and educational pathways.

Who are, Playingfield?

Playingfield, is a new charity with a simple mission; help get the next generation ready to work in the games industry. We want to become the first point of contact for young people looking to better understand career pathways, develop industry contacts and find activities and courses suited to their own passions and skill set. Through this we hope to develop a more diverse, open and creative sector.

Playingfield will be launching under our new name, Into Games in January 2019.

Ideas from this session will be potentially incorporated into the, Into Games constitution, outlining our activities and programmes over the next 12 months.

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This event is supported by Plus Accounting - Brighton's leading accounting firm, specialising in technology, media and innovation! 
 

Time: 09:30-11:30
Full details
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New England House, level 4
Brighton
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