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Date Event Location
Wednesday, 03 July

PHP Sussex Meetup

Welcome to the inaugural PHP Sussex meetup! Formerly known as Brighton PHP, we'll be meeting every month for talks, discussion and community building.

John Dalziel is a web developer at https://www.phidigital.com and co-organiser of Worthing Digital. He specialises in web applications on AWS, the modern web developers toolbox.

Join John for a tour of web application architectures, from LAMP through to Serverless. We'll discuss the shared responsibility model and find out how to combine AWS services to build more robust applications.

If you're an experienced developer who's been programming for years, or you're taking your first steps to learning how to code, you'll get something out of the evening.

We'll be kicking off around 18:30. Free pizza, beers and soft drinks will be on offer, so join us for what should be a fun, informative and delicious evening!
 

Time: 18:30-20:30
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International House
Queens Road
Brighton
Thursday, 04 July

Build Stuff by the Sea Meetup - Eastbourne

A meetup for people who build stuff and live by the sea. (primarily based in Eastbourne, Brighton and Hastings)

This will be the first meetup session for this group! The format will be informal, the aim being for everyone to introduce themselves and to share ideas for future sessions, putting some dates in the diary.


 

Time: 19:00-21:00
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The Dolphin
14 South St
Eastbourne
Thursday, 04 July

Async: "An introduction to Gatsby.js and Gatsby themes"

What is Gatsby? Learn how you can use it to build performant web apps and sites. We’ll cover getting started, sourcing data, and some of Gatsby’s built-in performance optimisations. To finish up we’ll learn about the future of Gatsby with Gatsby Themes.A basic understanding of React.js is assumed.This meetup will be sponsored by Gatsby themselves so beers and pizzas for all! If you have any dietary requirements, please get in touch at hello AT asyncjs DOT com.  

Time: 19:15-21:30
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The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Friday, 05 July

Brighton Ruby Conference

It’s a friendly, single day, single track event for Rubyists and the Ruby-curious.

We’re nice. The speakers are ace. You should come.

Cost:  139
Time: 08:30-17:30
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Brighton Dome, Corn Exchange
Monday, 08 July

Unity Developer Day: Brighton 2019

Join us at Unity Developer Day Brighton for an exciting day of development talks, games, interactive media, and more Unity updates!

The annual Unity Developer Day conference tour is back with more dates than ever! Our third event on the EMEA tour will be in our hometown Brighton, UK for the second year in a row!

Unity Developer Day is a conference series dedicated to supporting local developers through the exchange of stories and skills that promote the creation of successful Unity games and interactive media.

Join us at Unity Developer Day Brighton for an exciting day of development talks, games, interactive media, and more Unity updates: Brighton, July 8th - the day before Develop starts!

Our Brighton edition brings together the local Unity community and Unity staff to share their expertise through a full-day conference track, networking lunch, and a showcase of local projects made with Unity.

Local speakers will share experiences and insights gained throughout the creation of their Unity projects - be it through programming, design, art, audio, business, and more.

Expert Unity evangelists together with guest speakers will give talks focused on how local developers can get the most out of their work with Unity and its services.

100% of all proceeds raised from the event will be donated to SpecialEffect!


Full schedule announced soon!

Confirmed talks

Building Instant Games with Project Tiny

Liam Sorta, Technical Evangelist - Unity (@LiamSorta )

With the rise of interactive web experiences, there is an increasing demand for fast loading times and contained download size. Learn how Project Tiny is powering instant games with build sizes of just a few MB!

Reckless prototyping

Eike Decker, Software Developer - InnoGames (@zet23t)

Prototyping is an important creative process when developing games. In this phase, speed is a top priority: The sooner something can be tried out, the sooner the team can decide which direction is worthwhile to pursue - and the sooner the prototype can be thrown away, in case that the direction turns out to be a dead end.

Throw away prototype code differs from production quality code development in many aspects: Maintainability, readability, testability and performance is not that important. All this is in stark contrast to how developers tend to work on production code, which can make it hard to switch into when writing prototype code.

This talk goes into details of these different aspects and requirements using actual examples that show how scary coding practices can be just the right thing to do when working on a prototype.

Follow #UnityDeveloperDay on Twitter to catch the latest news about talk announcements, event updates, and more!

Interested in showcasing at Unity Developer Day: Brighton? Get in touch! You can submit a request through our request form!

 
Cost:  10
Time: 09:00-17:00
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Komedia Brighton
44-47 Gardner Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 09 July

Develop: Brighton

Develop:Brighton has been bringing together the European Game Dev community from global superstars to micro indies - since 2006. Come and learn from your peers and share your experiences, hear from the industry’s leading lights, get up-to-date with the latest tools, techniques and industry trends, plus network with over 2,000 game dev professionals.

Develop:Brighton 2018 was the biggest and best event yet, with 2,369 game devs joining us by the sea. So, a huge thank you to everyone for coming along and making it so memorable - we really hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did and have gone back to work inspired to make even better games!

 
Cost:  385
Time: 09:00-19:00
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Hilton Brighton Metropole
Tuesday, 09 July

Infrastructure as Code on AWS

Please join us at our Brighton Breakfast workshop where we will be discussing the benefits of building a Serverless architecture, AMI Factories and tools required to achieve this. This is a technical workshop that is informal with time for questions, and walk through real life examples whilst providing you with lots of coffee and pastries!

We will also be offering a limited number of FREE 1 to 1 sessions with our experts.

If you are considering a move to AWS either as a migration or new project, or just looking to better handle an existing architectures we are happy to help. Common topics are AI/ML, Databases, Modern Application Development, AWS Security and Compliance.

Reserve a Free time slot and we will contact you to confirm your attendance.
 

Time: 09:30-12:00
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The Vine Club
11 Vine Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 09 July

Inform, Inspire & Share with Creative Assembly

The UK’s leading game development studio, Creative Assembly, has joined forces with Brighton’s The 9% Event and Women in Games to bring a truly meaningful and inspirational event for game dev students, those interested in a career in gaming and anyone who would like to hear talks from leading women in tech, science and gaming.

Open to everyone from all backgrounds, you are invited to this free event to hear from three female speakers at the top of their ‘game’ about their career paths, their experiences and the challenges they have overcome working in male-dominated industries.

You can also book in advance for a one-to-one portfolio review with Creative Assembly’s expert developers, whether your forte is concept art, 3d art, audio, production, programming or design.

To ensure you get the most out of this event, the 9% Event will be running their ‘smart’ networking method, based on personal objectives set when you book online. You will be matched into groups of others who meet these objectives, to give the most strategic and useful experience for every attendee.

Join us at 3pm until 5:30pm on 9th July 2019 for ‘smart’ networking, refreshments that showcase some of the best of Brighton’s food and drink from woman-founded brands, inspirational speakers and Q&A, and one-to-one portfolio reviews with the UK’s leading game developer.

Please note that the venue is fully wheelchair accessible.

THE SPEAKERS

Professor Kelly Snook - former NASA research scientist, music producer & Professor of Media Arts Technology

Keza MacDonald, Video Games Editor, the Guardian

Victoria Prentice, Senior Dialogue Engineer, Creative Assembly

 

Time: 15:00-17:30
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Lighthouse
28 Kensington Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 10 July

Women in Games 10 Year Anniversary Networking Lunch

Women in Games is 10 years old! And is pleased to announce its 10th annual Develop Networking Lunch for women in games on Wednesday,10th July in Brighton. Game developers and supporters of women in games who are going to Develop 2019 or live and work in reach of Brighton, Sussex, UK are invited to a free lunch and chance to network with up to 200 others working or planning to work in the games industry. We also have some bubbles and Cake!

The speaker will be our CEO, Marie-Claire Isaaman who will update everyone on initiatives under development including this year's European Women in Games Conference, which is set for September 11th and 12th at London College of Communication/ University of the Arts, London at Elephant and Castle, London.

This lunch takes place during the Develop conference but is not part of the conference programme. You do not need a Develop ticket to attend. There is a free expo at the Develop Conference in the Hilton Brighton Metropole (only 100m away) which is an excellent opportunity for you to talk to the games companies exhibiting there. Men are very welcome as guests of Women in Games supporters.

We are grateful to Rebecca Sampson and Hangar 13 for being Headline Sponsor for this lunch.

Hangar 13 run monthly meetups for women in games in Brighton. The next event is on 14th June.

See https://www.facebook.com/events/473159343424915/

Brighton is less than 1 hour by train from London and the i360, Brighton is about 15 minutes walk from Brighton Station directly on the seafront..

There are only a limited number of places which are being offered on a first come, first served basis. This event is by ticket only so you will need to book your place through Eventbrite. Get the event in your diary. Book your place now!

Our lunch is free to attend. We budget for food and drink for this event on the basis of tickets. All we ask is that you will let us know if are subsequently unable to attend.
 

Time: 12:00-14:00
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British Airways i360
Lower Kings Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 10 July

Laravel and Lager Brighton: Best of Laravel Live

Did you go to Laravel Live UK? No? Nor did I.... but smarter, richer and, let's face it, better looking people than me did go, and they came back filled with new knowledge, hope and aspirations around Laravel. They may also have selfies with Taylor (a.k.a Larry Vell)... who knows?!

All levels welcome from super-pro "I used machine-learning and Laravel to write my best man's speech" to just interested code-for-fun amateurs.

See you there ( hopefully :0 )

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

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

Time: 18:00-20:00
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The Lord Nelson
36 Trafalgar Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 10 July

Horsham FP Coding Dojo

Greetings, fellow FP enthusiasts.

We aim to meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 7pm at the Horsham Coworking offices (above Cook - when you’re standing in front of Cook, the door is round the corner to the right, halfway to the back of the building - go in, up the stairs and you’ll see a placard for Horsham Coworking).

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there.
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
Horsham Coworking Offices
7-8 Sterling Buildings
Horsham
Friday, 12 July

Women in Games Drinks

A opportunity for women working in games, women wanting to make connections within the industry, and like-minded people supporting diversity and change, to meet and network in a social environment over drinks, nibbles and games.

This event will run monthly and be hosted at Loading Brighton, on the Lower Promenade, opposite the Sea Life Centre, Brighton and sponsored by Hangar 13 in partnership with Women in Games.

As well as the regular monthly social drinks, there will also be special events being held that will include mentoring, inspiring speakers, motivational talks and much more!
 

Time: 19:00-23:00
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Loading Brighton
11 Lower Promenade, Madeira Drive
Brighton
Tuesday, 16 July

BrightonAnalytics Meetup

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

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

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

.NET South East - Michael Staib - GraphQL and ASP.NET Core

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

Description:

GraphQL is a great way to expose your APIs and it has changed the way we think about consuming data over HTTP. Not only does GraphQL give us the power to ask for exactly what we want but it also exposes data in a way that is more aligned with the way we think about data.

Over the last two years GraphQL has become more and more mainstream. The ecosystem has grown phenomenally and major players like Amazon, Twitter, Facebook and more are all committed to GraphQL.

But what is GraphQL actually? What are the benefits of using GraphQL it instead of REST?

Together we will have a look at the core problems that we are facing with the traditional REST service layers, which still power most of the Web.

After we have a better understanding of GraphQL, we will explore how we can build a GraphQL API with Hot Chocolate on http://ASP.Net Core. We will look at things like Prisma filters and how we can get your existing infrastructure under this new service layer. We will merge data from different sources like you did not think was possible by using the power of the GraphQL resolver concept.

Michael Staib:

Michael Staib is the co-founder of ChilliCream, a company focused on building open-source tooling around GraphQL and helping large companies transform their service layers with scalable GraphQL infrastructure. Apart from his work at ChilliCream, Michael
works as a trainer, consultant and speaker in the Microsoft environment.
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
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Madgex
1 Gloucester Place
Brighton
Tuesday, 16 July

codebar Brighton

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

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

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

Brighton Indie Hacker Dinner Meetup #2

Indie Hackers is a meetup where individual "indie hackers" come together to share their experiences, give and receive feedback, and rely on each other for support.

You're an indie hacker if you've set out to make money independently. That means you're generating revenue directly from your customers, not indirectly through an employer.

Other than that, there are no requirements!Indie hackers are often solo founders, software engineers, and bootstrapped, but it's totally okay if you have cofounders, can't code, and have raised money.
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
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BrewDog
Hectors House, 52-54 Grand Parade
Brighton
Wednesday, 17 July

Magento Meet Up Brighton

Our first Magento meetup will be hosted at GENE Commerce's office on Middle Street, where provide beer, pizza and a some great talks from people in the Magento community will be provided.

If you would like to attend please follow the link to RSVP 

Our Speakers for the event are as follows;

– Sophie Alway - GENE
Did you know 71% of all visits to ecommerce sites in the UK are from a mobile device? Sophie, a member of the team at GENE and also small business owner, will be discussing the importance of Mobile Optimisation and a initiative to gain global insights on how we can improve conversion on mobile.

– Michael Gunner - GENE
For every 1 second of reduced load time, a typical online retailer can see a 2% increase in conversions. But performance is as much about inclusivity and the open web as it is profits. Michael, a front-end developer at GENE will show you how performance budgets can help you not just build for performance, but maintain it.

Following the talks, we'll have an open discussion about Magento and also find out more about the topics you want to discuss, so for future events we can bring in more great speakers you all want to hear from.

For those who want to join us after, we will be heading to the pub for a few drinks. 

This meetup is open to ALL; Agencies, Merchants, Freelancers, Students et al.

Look forward to seeing you on the 17th July!
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
GENE Commerce Head Office
20 Middle Street
Brighton
Thursday, 18 July

ProductTank Brighton Meetup: Creating high performing Product teams

Getting the right culture in your team is hard. An important aspect of product leadership is to ensure that teams are aligned and have the support they need to deliver. At our next meetup we have three talks exploring what you can put in place to help your Product teams succeed.

* Amie-Rose Long, Product Manager at NBC Universal, Clowning Around: Unconventional Ways of Building High-Performing Teams

* Emily Munford, Business Transformation Leader at Rickshaw Travel, The power of emotional intelligence to drive performance

* Julia Harrison, Head of Product at GDS - Principles to help teams succeed

7pm - Doors open, pizza & beer/wine provided by MPB
7:15 pm - Talks
9:30 pm - Close & Pub

This meetup has been kindly sponsored by MPB.
 

Time: 19:00-21:30
Full details
MPB
64 Ship St
Brighton
Tuesday, 23 July

Brighton Indie Coffee

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

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

Absolutely everyone with an interest in making video games welcome!

Venue has a wide range of food and drinks.
Accessible venue with disabled toilet.
 

Time: 09:30-12:00
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St. Ann's Well Garden Cafe
St. Ann's Well Garden
Brighton
Tuesday, 23 July

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, 25 July

Brighton Indie Hackers: Coffee Meet #1

A casual coffee meet for indie hackers. A chance to meet and catchup with likeminded people.

Meet upstairs at Cafe Coho, hopefully there will be space. I'll arrive a bit early to try to reserve some tables.
 

Time: 10:30-12:00
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Cafe Coho
53 Ship Street
Brighton
Thursday, 25 July

Brighton Data Forum

Welcome to the Brighton Data Forum, a meet-up bringing together Brighton-based people and organisations doing great work with data.

We have a range of amazing professionals, companies, students, and thought leaders doing exciting projects in the area. Our goal is to build a community around all of this activity and encourage productive conversation within it.

We offer a blend of semi-formal presentations as well as informal data chats. The forum covers the whole range of data-related topics, including: governance, warehousing, management, integration, ethics, visualisation, analytics, data science, etc.

We look forward to seeing you there!
 

Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
Brandwatch
Sovereign House, Church Street
Brighton
Thursday, 25 July

Sussex Azure User Group

Welcome!

We aim for our meet ups to be casual, social and a great way to meet like minded individuals with a either a professional or general interest in Microsoft Azure.

In this meet up we'll be focusing around Azure Data & AI as well as Azure NetApp Files. Our guest speakers this month will be two technology solutions professionals from Microsoft.

We highly encourage the session to be collaborative and informal, fear not this will not be death by PowerPoint!

Timings as follows:

18:30 - 19:30 - Arrival and Refreshments - Beers, Soft Drinks, Snacks & Pizza

19:30 - 20:15 - Azure SQL Options & Migration Paths by Marius Panga from Microsoft

20:15 - 20:30 - Refuelling (Beers/Pizza time)

20:30 - 21:15 - Azure NetApp Files by Wayne Hazell from Microsoft

21:15 - 22:00 - Networking and Close

Further details about our user group can be found at https://sussexazure.uk & https://www.linkedin.com/company/sussex-azure-user-group or on our Twitter page @SussexAzure

See you there!

Jack & Ryan
 

Time: 18:30-22:00
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The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Thursday, 25 July

Brighton Web Dev Meetup: Building Web Apps using Micro Frontends

"Building Web Apps using Micro Frontends"
by Nicholas Johnson

Micro Frontends are Micro Services in the browser. Instead of building one large monolith, we create a constellation of small apps that live side-by-side in the running browser. This eliminates vendor lock-in, provides an easy migration path between frameworks, and facilitates code-splitting and lazy-loading. Applications can be built using any framework and multiple frameworks can co-exist on the page at the same time.

Moreover, building apps this way is easy. Building lots of small applications that do one thing is much simpler than building one massive one that tries to do everything. Finding bugs in a small codebase is simple. Work can be spread between teams, and because the code is split into separate independent apps, teams can deliver without stepping on each other's toes. Legacy code can be siloed and gradually deprecated piece by piece.

Nick Johnson worked as Front End Lead at Beamery, where he led a team migrating a legacy AngularJS app to a series of micro-frontends without throwing away running code or creating downtime for the business. This will be a practical talk. We'll look at a working codebase and understand how it fits together.

This talk will be suitable for both inexperienced and experienced web developers.

Doors will open at 6:30pm and the talk will start around 7pm

We will be having half-time beers and pizza as well.

We hope to see you there.
 

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

Brighton Indie Coffee

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

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

Absolutely everyone with an interest in making video games welcome!

Venue has a wide range of food and drinks.
Accessible venue with disabled toilet.
Dog friendly venue.
 

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

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
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