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Date Event Location
Monday, 07 January

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: 09:30-17:00
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Creative Process Digital
Eighth Floor - Telecom House, 125-135 Preston Road
Tuesday, 15 January

codebar Brighton

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

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

Time: 18:30-21:00
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The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Thursday, 17 January

HR Digital Media - Restructuring & Changing Contractual Terms

The 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. 

 This session will focus on:
* Changing contractual terms 
* Terminating employment and offering re-engagement on new terms 
* The legal definition of redundancy 
* Following a fair redundancy/ restructuring process 
* Alternatives to redundancy 

BookingThis 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
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Martin Searle Solicitors
9 Marlborough Place
Wednesday, 23 January

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: 


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
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Tower Point, 44 North Road, Floor 6
Thursday, 24 January

IOT Workshop

Our very own IBM and IBM Cloud expert 'Tim' will be running some really beneficial workshops around how IBM Cloud and IOT can be really useful to your business and its development. IBM is a cognitive solutions company which remains at the forefront of technological innovation. This is a 3 week workshop, all kit needed will be supplied and yours to keep you just need you and a laptop.

Session 1:- Getting to know the kit, working with a collection of electronics getting them all talking to each other and working together. Writing code Connecting devices

Session 2:- Connecting the devices we have made to the internet and controlling them. Working with the devices and Kit we have made and building in ways to control. IBM Cloud Coding your device for the internet

Session 3:- Building interfaces and making your device, use the maker space and the knowledge in the room to design for device. Building a Prototype Creating a truly connected device.

Time: 18:00-20:30
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Barclays Eagle Lab
1 Preston Road
Friday, 25 January

Introduction to Cyber Security Leadership and Governance Workshop

Our first event of 2019!

This workshop is based on our new online GCHQ Certified Training

 In the last few years there has been an exponential explosion of technical cyber security solutions. Combine that with recent legislation and regulation updates including GDPR and the NIS Directive, who is actually accountable and responsible for bad technically security procurement purchases and embarrassing high profile data breaches?

Effective governance structures are frequently neglected until a serious issue arises, for example, a data breach, an internal investigation, a formal complaint from a client or a visit from law enforcement. However, good governance is key to implementing and maintaining proportionate and effective cyber security and data protection controls. 

Good Governance: Effective leadership is a critical component of good security and accountability.' Source: Cabinet Office's Security Policy Framework

GCHQ Certified Training: The UK Government has identified a significant shortage of skilled cyber security professionals and Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is working with other government departments to address this issue.

"The head of the National Cyber Security Centre has said that a major cyber attack on the United Kingdom is a matter of ‘when, not if’." Source: Ciaran Martin

Whether in our personal lives or at work, cyber security awareness is important for us all. The digital revolution presents huge advantages, but also brings new risks that we need to understand and tackle given our increasing dependence on cyberspace.

Samantha Sanderson
Director - Lockcode Cyber Security
Founder - South East Cyber 

Sam is one of the few National Cyber Security Centre's Lead Security and Information Risk Advisors. She has almost 20 years' experience in Government information security and over 34 years' experience in technology and engineering.
Talal Rajab
Head of Programme - Cyber and National Security

Talal is the Head of Programme for techUK's Cyber and National Security programmes.  
Having originally joined techUK as Programme Manager, Talal manages strategic relationships between Government and industry members on cyber and national security related issues, in particular through the Cyber Growth Partnership. He also leads techUK's work on the Investigatory Powers Act and has led on a number of cyber security related research projects.


Time: 14:00-17:00
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Sussex Innovation Centre
Science Park Square
Tuesday, 29 January

B2B and B2C Marketing: What you CAN and can't do under GDPR

This event is aimed at SME's whose main customer base is B2B and are looking for clarification on how GDPR affects their marketing .Last year the emphasis was on how to prepare for the GDPR deadline, but now many months past that deadline, it is time to review what we have learnt. A confusing recurring topic is that B2B marketing under GDPR has different rules to B2C, but what exactly does that mean? This seminar will help you understand what you can do with your data in both markets, and how you can protect it from getting into the wrong hands.

We have invited 2 experts to answer your questions :-

Lisa Downs, 
Solicitor and Managing Director, CIPP/E
LJD Law Ltd

Having spent 20 years working in various London law firms, Lisa set up LJD Law Ltd in 2017 so that she could provide a more cost-effective and personal service to businesses than traditional law firms.

Lisa’s practice focuses solely on advising clients on data protection and general commercial matters. Lisa has been advising a wide range of companies on their global GDPR compliance programmes (including drafting internal and external privacy policies, assisting with data subject access requests and advising on data breaches) and regularly speaks on data protection matters. Lisa also has extensive experience of draft, advising on and negotiating a wide range of commercial agreements including software licences,.consultancy, application and software development, support/maintenance, professional services contracts, web design and hosting, and distribution/reseller arrangements.

Lisa advises both private and private sector organisations, and has worked in a number of sectors including technology, retail, travel, life sciences, media, financial services, and government.

Time: 09:00-11:00
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Copthorne Way
RH10 3PG
Wednesday, 30 January

PLATF9RM Presents: Let's Talk Finance

January is the time to plan your finances for the coming year. Whether you’re a freelancer, start-up or an SME, funding is the key cog in your business machine.Whether it’s investment, loans, government-funded campaigns, self-funding or even crowdfunding, there are many options when it comes to raising business finance.

PLATF9RM is bringing you a one-off opportunity to hear from those that have walked the financial minefields and seen their business prosper.

Speakers at this event will include Seb Royle, PLATF9RM Founder, Hannah Dawson, CEO & Founder of Futrli, Jes Bailey, Founder of Crowdfund 360 and more speakers to be announced.

They won’t just share insights and give an honest overview of the at-times-brutal work involved to not just secure funding, but also tell us how to adequately prepare for those inevitable rainy days. 

It’s going to be a super enlightening event, so don’t miss out.

Time: 17:30-20:30
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Floor 5, Tower Point, 44 North Road
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