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Date Event Location
Wednesday, 01 May

Interviewing Testers - Software Testing Clinic 1.11

In past sessions we've discussed what skills, activities and tools we require to be successful in Software testing. However, what about getting the job in the first place? What should you expect in an interview for a software testing role? What if you are the one giving the interview? How do you ensure you find the right person?

We will cover these questions and more in this session to help you become a successful interviewer and interviewee.

Mentors, please ensure you indicate that you are coming as a mentor via the RSVP questionnaire.

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.

Food and drink:
If you have dietary requirements send us a message and we will try to accommodate.

 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
Platf9rm
Tower Point, 44 North Road, Floor 6
Brighton
Tuesday, 07 May

Digital Accelerator

The Digital Accelerator: a free digital skills diploma, worth £2600 and delivered by Creative Process

Places are limited and offered on a first come, first served basis subject to eligibility

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

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

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

The Digital Accelerator at a glance:

A 3 week full-time course, 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday from May 7th to May 24th. (If this month is already fully booked check out our other course dates) This course begins on a Tuesday due to the Bank Holiday.

Completed in person at our Mac Training Centre in central Brighton

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

The Digital Accelerator course content:

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

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

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

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

Time: 10:00-17:00
Full details
Creative Process Digital
Eighth Floor - Telecom House
Brighton
Tuesday, 07 May

codebar Brighton

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

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

Time: 18:30-21:00
Full details
Various Locations, See Website
Tuesday, 14 May

codebar Brighton

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

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

Time: 18:30-21:00
Full details
Various Locations, See Website
Thursday, 16 May

HR Digital Media - Making Sense of Settlement Agreements

Our HR Digital Media Group was founded in 2006 by Fiona Martin at 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.

Making Sense of Settlement Agreements

Despite Settlement Agreements replacing Compromise Agreements four years ago, employers and their HR managers are still struggling with the Acas Statutory Code of Practice.

What should be a straight forward alternative to disciplining or dismissing an employee can lead to the employee raising grievances and their solicitor negotiating considerably more money than the employer was initially prepared to pay.

This session will include:

The pros and cons of using a Settlement Agreement
When is it dangerous to offer a Settlement Agreement?
How to offer a Settlement Agreement in line with the Acas Code
Common errors when drafting a Settlement Agreement
Taxation of Settlement Agreement Payments
Attendees will come away with everything they need to know about Settlement Agreements to ensure they are being used efficiently to protect their business.

Booking
This event will be held at our Brighton office, 9 Marlborough Place, Brighton, BN1 1UB 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 Isaac McMahon on 01273 609911, or email isaac@ms-solicitors.co.uk. You can also join our HR Digital Media group on LinkedIn.

 

Time: 09:15-11:15
Full details
Martin Searle Solicitors
9 Marlborough Place
Brighton
Tuesday, 21 May

codebar Brighton

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

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

Time: 18:30-21:00
Full details
Various Locations, See Website
Thursday, 23 May

Homebrew Website Club

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

Bring your friends who want to start a personal website.

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

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

Time: 18:00-19:30
Full details
Clearleft
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 28 May

Friendly SEO: An Introduction to getting found in search

Come and have a pint and learn about SEO.

Everyday I'm talking with small businesses and freelancers who are scared of SEO and feel stupid asking questions.

This is the event to quash the notion that it's too complex or difficult for you to understand. I'm here to make SEO friendly and less scary.

I'll run through some basic concepts, explain why you don't always have to be top and answer your questions in a relaxed and friendly environment.

17:30 - 18:00: Arrival
18:00 - 18:45 Talk
18:45 Onwards - Questions / Drinking / Networking
I'll be setting up from around 17:00 so feel free to pop by and say hello earlier if you're at a loose end.

Where?

We're upstairs in the second room on the right at the lovely craft beer company.

Buy a pint on the way up!

Who is this talk for?

This talk is an introduction to all things SEO and is designed for anyone to turn up who wants to learn the basic concepts of what it is, and what it all means.

If you're one of the below, here's the questions I aim to answer :

Freelancers - What SEO can you do yourself? When should you outsource? Should you even bother?
Business Owners - Work with agencies but feeling lost? Unsure what you can do yourself? Understand the basic terms so that you aren't lost in meetings and understand the opportunities to grow
Entrepreneurs - Find opportunities and get a basic grasp of where to go to learn more information.
What will you learn?

What is SEO?
What does being first really mean?
Why should you "do" SEO?
What are keywords?
Who on earth am I?

I work with small businesses and freelancers to help them understand SEO and get the most out of it at the lowest cost.

I've always worked in house for small companies and there's always been a fear about search and Google which I now aim to remove so companies can grow and see how much opportunity there is for them.

Frustrated with all resources being focused on big companies with money to burn, I'm dedicated to helping smaller companies and individuals use SEO to their advantage and grow.

SEO Shouldn't be scary!
 

Time: 17:30-21:00
Full details
Craft Beer Co (Upstairs)
Upper North Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 28 May

codebar Brighton

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

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

Time: 18:30-21:00
Full details
Various Locations, See Website
Thursday, 30 May

HR Digital Media - Making Sense of Settlement Agreements

Our HR Digital Media Group was founded in 2006 by Fiona Martin at 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.

Making Sense of Settlement Agreements

Despite Settlement Agreements replacing Compromise Agreements four years ago, employers and their HR managers are still struggling with the Acas Statutory Code of Practice.

What should be a straight forward alternative to disciplining or dismissing an employee can lead to the employee raising grievances and their solicitor negotiating considerably more money than the employer was initially prepared to pay.

This session will include:

The pros and cons of using a Settlement Agreement
When is it dangerous to offer a Settlement Agreement?
How to offer a Settlement Agreement in line with the Acas Code
Common errors when drafting a Settlement Agreement
Taxation of Settlement Agreement Payments
Attendees will come away with everything they need to know about Settlement Agreements to ensure they are being used efficiently to protect their business.

Booking
This event will be held at our Brighton office, 9 Marlborough Place, Brighton, BN1 1UB 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 Isaac McMahon on 01273 609911, or email isaac@ms-solicitors.co.uk. You can also join our HR Digital Media group on LinkedIn.

 

Time: 09:15-11:15
Full details
Martin Searle Solicitors
9 Marlborough Place
Brighton
Friday, 31 May

Cyber Security Leadership: Skills and Scenarios Training Workshop

Cyber Security Leadership - Skills and Scenarios

Join us on Friday 31st May at the Sussex Innovation Centre for our next interactive training workshop. 
 
We'll be analysing, reviewing and discussing defined and accepted skills that today's leaders of information and cyber security need.
 
This will include examples, guidance and recommendations from your host and presenter, Samantha Sanderson. Sam is one of the few National Cyber Security Centre's certified Lead Security Information and Risk Advisors and has been submitting evidence of her skills, capabilities and experience to GCHQ's certification teams since 2004. 

We will then take a deeper dive into scenarios and case studies, enabling us to better understand the context of our required skills. We'll be working through example case studies and matching skill sets to scenarios.

As always, our valued workshop delegates will have the opportunity to benefit from online GCHQ Certified Training discounts and bonuses, for workshop attendees only.


Your Hosts and Speakers

Samantha Sanderson BSc (Hons) LCCP MIET is one of the few cyber security lead professionals certified by the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). She started her specialist infosec career as a Research Scientist for the UK's Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA) over 20 years ago and has over 35 years’ experience of working, studying, volunteering and playing in science, engineering and technology. Sam is the author of her company’s online GCHQ Certified Training, designed for existing and aspiring leaders in the information and cyber security sector. She is also the founder of South East Cyber and runs free training Workshops for local businesses with her daughter.

Katie has almost 5 years' official experience of working in information and cyber security at Lockcode and SECyber. However, she was introduced to infosec at an early age due to her mother's career and passion for the subject. Due to Katie's age she has also grown up managing and configuring her own laptops, tablets and smartphones herself. In 2016 Katie was invited to speak at one of NCSC's initial Cyber First events for schools and she also won the 2016 Security Serious 'Unsung Heroes' award.
 

Time: 14:00-17:00
Full details
Sussex Innovation Centre
Science Park Square
Brighton
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