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Date Event Location
Sunday, 03 February

BUUG - Brighton Unity User Group Meetup

Brighton Unity User Group is a meet-up for Unity enthusiasts at all skill levels!

Whether you're brand new to the engine or have been using it for years, you are welcome to join us to discuss and share ideas and knowledge.

Be a part of the fantastic global Unity Community, get to know your fellow developers and most importantly, have a great time!

Time flies when you are having fun! It is already time for BUUG's 1st birthday and I would like to invite all of you to celebrate it with us!

To celebrate we are throwing a birthday party, BUUG Style: A Sunday afternoon party in the form of a MEGA BUUG!

At the MEGA BUUG birthday party, you can expect:
- 6 x 30 mins talks from both Unity Staff and community members
- Showcase
- Cake
- Beers

I would like to invite anyone who is currently working on something in Unity to take part in the showcase. Bring your games, we got enough plug sockets for everyone!

This is the weekend after Global Game Jam and I would love if anyone who took part could bring their game for the rest of us to test out :)

If you would like to take part in the showcase, please send me an email so I can prepare for you - lisa@unity3d.com

More info to come in the next few weeks!
 

Time: 12:00-17:00
Full details
TBC, please check the meetup page
Monday, 04 February

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
Full details
Creative Process Digital
Eighth Floor - Telecom House, 125-135 Preston Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 05 February

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
St. Ann's Well Garden Cafe
St. Ann's Well Garden
Brighton
Tuesday, 05 February

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, 05 February

Brighton ALT NET

Now in its tenth year, Brighton ALT NET is a monthly meetup for software developers interested in the .NET platform.

No need to register, just turn up at The Skiff by 7:30. It's a very friendly crowd and everyone is welcome.

Website: brightonalt.net (http://brightonalt.net/)
 

Time: 19:30-22:30
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Wednesday, 06 February

Brighton Project Collective - Change Management

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 change management and sharing our tops tips on planning for, managing and reinforcing change.

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. The lovely folk at Graphite Digital will be hosting us at their office at Olivier House, on Marine Parade.

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: 09:30-11:00
Full details
Graphite Digital
Olivier House, 18 Marine Parade
Brighton
Wednesday, 06 February

Digital Methods Open Workshops: Data Cleaning and Preparation

Processing and Cleaning Data
Come join us on Wednesday 6 Feburary for the first in our Digital Methods Open Workshops series, run by Ben Jackson. Ben will take us through techniques for cleaning and preparing text data so it can be used by analysis and visualisation tools. This will include batch processing of large datasets, as well as a look at some free tools for analysis and visualisation.

The workshop will focus on practical methods for manipulating texts, using real examples drawn from activities carried out to support work in the Sussex Humanities Lab. By the end of the session you should be equipped with a range of techniques and tools for tidying and transforming text, in order to get it ready for a variety of digital analyses and representations. You'll also gain an understanding of key considerations and limitations.

Who is the workshop aimed at?
The workshop is designed for anybody who is interested in using digital methods to work with text data, regardless of your level of experience. It's also a great foundational workshop for humanities researchers who are intrigued by digital methods, but not sure where to begin. Anyone can book a place – you don't have to be a staff member or student at Sussex.

Note: If you went to Ben's October 2017 workshop, this covers the same material.

What do I need to bring?
You'll need a laptop with an eduroam connection, permission to downloaded and install software, and a minimum of 500MB of free disk space. To save time during the workshop, it'll help if you can install the following things beforehand. If you run into trouble and want a hand, one of our superb SHL technicians will be in the lab from 2pm.

A text editor: preferably Sublime Text or Atom.
Calibre e-book manager. We’ll use this for some format conversion and batch processing.
Voyant Tools. We’ll use Voyant Tools for visualization and some analysis features.
AntConc. We’ll use this for concordance analysis. (Curious users may wish to explore some of the other tools available from this site: our discussions will include AntFileConverter and TagAnt).
Java. This is installed already on most computers. We’ll use it to run your own copy of Voyant Tools.
If you don't have a working laptop, get in touch with somebody at the Lab (Jo Walton, Andrew Salway, or Alex Peverett), and we'll see if we can organise one for you to borrow.

What about data? Do I need to bring data? Is it BYOD?
Data will be provided. But you're welcome to bring your own datasets too and (time permitting!) we can attempt too assist you with your challenges. If there's something in particular you're interested in doing, feel free to get in touch beforehand.

I can't make it! Will I be able to go to the later workshops in the series?
Yes! Each workshop is a standalone. But if you are a relative newcomer to the digital humanities, this would be a good entry point. We will make materials available online after the workshop.
 

Time: 15:00-17:00
Full details
Sussex Humanities Lab
Silverstone Building, Arts Road
Falmer
Wednesday, 06 February

Brighton Indies

Friendly pub meet for people who make games (and game like things!) in Brighton (and nearby!). 

Meet, chat, show us what you're working on. We're beginner-friendly, student-friendly - basically, we're friendly!

The pub has wifi and plug sockets and we've reserved tables to the left as you enter - just look for the sign.

Any questions, just let us know!
 

Time: 18:00-23:30
Full details
The Fountain Head
101-102 North Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 06 February

T-Shaped Talks

This is the first episode of T-Shaped Talks, where art, tech and local communities in Brighton come together to learn from each other.

We've had some great feedback on the concept and are finalising our three speakers for the evening on the themes of Art, Tech, and Local community. 

- Kevin Meredith (a.k.a Lomokev) will tell us about his iconic photos of Brighton beach front and the country's oldest swimming club. 
https://twitter.com/lomokev 
https://instagram.com/lomokev  

- Brighton Food Tours will be here to tell all about the food and drink scene in town and what to watch out for.
https://twitter.com/btnfoodtours
https://instagram.com/btnfoodtours

- Remy Sharp will be telling about FFConf, an inclusive tech conference all about Javascript held in the Duke of York's Picture House. 
https://twitter.com/rem

We've got some other exciting speakers up our sleeves too. Watch this space.

Thanks to Hays Digi Tech for sponsoring food and drinks.
 

Time: 18:30-21:00
Full details
Platf9rm Brighton
Tower Point, North Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 06 February

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, 07 February

PLATF9RM Ideas Café

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

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

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

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

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

The Ideas Cafe

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

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

Who usually comes along?

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

Topics regularly discussed are:

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

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

See you there :)
 

Time: 09:00-10:30
Full details
PLATF9RM
Floor 5, Tower Point, 44 North Road
Brighton
Thursday, 07 February

VR Brighton Meetup: VR for Fashion

This special, sponsored edition of our VR Brighton Meetup will give you a chance to find out about how the fashion industry, which has always been at the forefront of experimenting with person-centred marketing channels, has creatively adopted emergent technology such as AR and VR as a medium for the masses, everything from AR mirrors as well as 360 video catwalks.

There will be a range of innovators and expert speakers describing how these technologies have revolutionised the consumer experience as well as hands-on experience with immersive demos.

Whether you work in fashion 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 are excited to announce that we will be joined by:

Sanj Surati, Founder of Tiger Heart who has developed an arresting Ocular Intelligence visualisation to show how people, industries and countries overlap. The visual highlighted how the connecting circles and strands of industry bisect and diverge with the smaller circles of the countries. The Ocular Intelligence aimed to ‘beautify’ data and present a simple way of discovering which industries are in the room, where they are based, what trends can be deduced and provoke debate around the need to collaborate more.

Bushra Burge, Founder of BB Studio, a creative technology company which focuses on engaging ways to tell stories using a considered and innovative user-centred design process to harness the newest technology impactfully. Recent projects have included have included engaging immersive stories using virtual reality integrated with proprietary wearable technology used for educational and science communication, fashion marketing. BB Studio has been awarded Wearsustain EU H2020 grant 2018, chosen for publication and presentation at the Electronic Visualisation and the Arts Conference, British Computer Society 2018 and awarded finalist at the New European Media awards 2016.

**More speakers to be announced shortly**



A big thank you to our sponsor BB Studio

BB Studio Logo

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, 07 February

Async: A Web Tech Meetup

Async meets monthly in Brighton & Hove, UK, to learn, discuss and play with JavaScript and related web technologies.

We host talks, hack nights, show n' tells and community events, all of which are free.

Doors open 7.15pm, main session begins 7.45pm, we end around 9.30pm and continue nearby for an evening social.

govuk-react is a React component library for building govuk-styled web applications. We will be giving a demo of its usage, an overview of the technologies used to develop it and show our continuous integration setup including visual regression tests and preview environments.

This will be useful for anyone interested in:

automated tests and CI pipelines for UI focussed code
building UI component libraries or design systems
React
Alasdair McLeay and Steve Sims are freelance UI developers, currently working on a large public sector project for IBM.


 

Time: 19:15-21:30
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Thursday, 07 February

WorthingDigital Social

Join us for our monthly dose of chit-chat with like minded folk from across the digital sector. Find us in the bar with the WorthingDigital sign on the table

Time: 20:00-21:00
Full details
The Cow and Oak
67 Brighton Road
Worthing
Friday, 08 February

Content Club: Coffee + Content

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

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RSVP Note: We have space for about 10 people. Our Meetup tends to have a 50% turnout rate, so we cap the signup to 20/25 people!
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Time: 10:00-12:00
Full details
Platf9rm
Hove Town Hall, Tisbury Road
Hove
Friday, 08 February

#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!
 

Time: 10:00-11:30
Full details
The Projects
8a Ship Street
Brighton
Saturday, 09 February

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.

 


Full details
Parkside Building
County
Horsham
Monday, 11 February

Brighton Digital Women: Sharing the Love

Brighton Digital Women is excited to invite you to an alternative Valentine's dining experience and discussion. We'll be exploring the theme of "sharing the love" over a three course plant-based sharing feast.

Each course will be opened with thoughts on sharing. Our speakers will invite you to discuss the ideas raised as you discover a cornucopia of flavours from around the world. Together we'll cover:

Sharing food: Sophie from SuperDoux will invite you to explore the importance of sharing food to enhance creativity, collaboration, and productivity.

Sharing challenges: Lana from Brighton Digital Women will discuss how we can share challenges, seek support from our networks, and find strength through vulnerability.

Sharing experiences: Sitara from The Girls' Network will explore how we can share our experience with the next generation of women in business through the power of mentorship.

A secret menu will be announced on the day, but expect a variety of hot and cold tapas-style dishes bursting with flavour to help yourself and others to. Plus a platter of sweet delights to finish the meal.

Sophie from SuperDoux veganises classics and creates brand new dishes using fresh local ingrediants, providing catering for corporate and private events. She is also well known for her super-sweet (!) desserts and cakes.

We'll be donating all profits from the event to The Girls' Network to support them to empower girls from the least advantaged communities through mentorship.

We can't wait to share this special evening with you!

Lots of love,

Rachel, Allegra, and Lana — The BDW Team

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Time: 18:30-21:00
Full details
The Projects
8-9 Ship Street
Brighton
Monday, 11 February

Lets Kick Arts: Networking and promoting your creative business

Lets Kick Arts : A Monday Meetup about networking and promoting yourself and your creative business.

In todays fast moving, product bombardment world, presenting yourself and your work in a way that generates a good first impression and desire to find out more is key.

Your most powerful network are those people with whom you engage, be it face to face or via digital exchange.

So being prepared and confident when being asked those basic “first base” questions, ensures that you move to second base and beyond.

What do you say when you are asked “What do you do?”

Do you stand tall and proud, speak with confidence and clarity?

Are you able to present yourself and your work in a way that leaves a lasting impression?

If you have any doubts or concerns around representing yourself and your work to the outside world, then this introductory session is for you.

We will present you with the most common mistakes and fears– you are not alone!

We will present you with some simple to follow guidelines – it really is not that scary!

You will leave with some top tips and insights on which you can build.

We look forward to seeing you!

Monday 11th February (7pm - 9pm)

PRICE : £10 per ticket , Every ticket includes a plus one, so bring a first-time friend for free.

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Our Monday Meetups are an opportunity to meet like minded creatives who are keen to make their businesses more resilient.



We invite you to a relaxed and informal environment at Platf9rm in central Brighton, where we can gather to talk and share experiences around a creative topic.

Our dates for the Spring season 2019 are confirmed so make sure these are in your diary, and you are signed up to our Facebook page to keep informed of the talk topics
 
Cost:  10
Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
Platf9rm
Tower Point
Brighton
Tuesday, 12 February

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, 12 February

Content 'Pub' - Networking and Social for Content Makers

Want to meetup and network with the Content Makers, Freelancers and Marketing peeps? Come along to our more 'social' Content Club event at the Earth and Stars pub.

No talks, pitches, workshops or going round the room introducing yourself. Just a warm welcome from your host Toby and a chance to chat with people you have stuff in common with!

Everyone is welcome, whether you're a super marketing pro looking to showoff! ...or just curious about how you could get more involved content marketing and it's Brighton community.

No pressure to drink either, it is a Tuesday... some of us might need it more than others.

See you there, and don't forget check out our other meet ups for free content marketing training and workshops!

NB: Toby Drinks an IPA, if you're buying? ??
 

Time: 17:00-20:00
Full details
Earth & Stars
46 Windsor Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 12 February

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, 12 February

WorthingDigital: Blockchain

An evening of 2 talks explaining what blockchain is and what you can do with it

Kingsley Davies: WHAT THE BLOCK?!
A gentle and beginner friendly introduction to blockchain technology.

Kingsley will cover:
- The history of blockchain technology
- Why should I care about blockchain
- Blockchain vs Bitcoin?
- How blockchain works
- where next?

Jon Harris: Blockchain as a transformative technology for business

How do distributed ledger systems promise to reshape the technical and business landscape in the coming years?

About the speakers:

Kingsley is a Partner at Underscore consulting, and has spent nearly two decades designing, developing and supporting large scale systems for a number of clients including, Betfair, the BBC, Barclaycard and others that don't start with a B :)

While working to make things better, he’s seen a steady evolution towards functional programming, a sharper focus on development operation teams and tools and decomposing big things into smaller composable things commonly called services.

Most recently he's also dived into the ethical tech and tech for good pools and is keen to encourage and support initiatives in these areas.

Jon has over 20 years’ experience in building relationships between businesses and their customers across a broad range of sectors. His career has seen him work both client and agency side for both global and local businesses. He has previously worked across, retail, tech, finance and creative consulting, for business such as Virgin, Ann Summers, S&P Global, Unilever, London Stock Exchange and Madison Square Garden to name a few. Jon has been with Omnitude since its inception and is passionate about the potential that blockchain technology has in changing the dynamic between brands, businesses and individuals.
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
Omnitude
41 Chatsworth Road
Worthing
Tuesday, 12 February

UX Brighton February triple bill

An evening event featuring three great speakers.

Refreshments & pizza kindly sponsored by Fresh Egg

Nabeeha Ahmed

The Selfish Giant - the converted
Working with and as a user researcher often means different things to different people, especially as organisations take up the call to put users at the hearts of their services. As the drive for reformation and transformation continues, the user researcher’s role inevitably must change. Nabeeha will tell a story about getting caught by surprise by changes in hery own backyard, share her ‘sense-making’ journey and pose some ideas for discussion on the role of the user researcher.

Bio:
Nabeeha wholeheartedly jumped on the bandwagon for putting users at the heart of government services. She heads up the Ministry of Justice Digital & Technology research team. Nabeeha has observed and analysed as concepts have emerged and taken flight in the UX arena. She has had the good fortune to work on some of these concepts with talented UX professionals in the private and public sector and looks forward to sharing and starting conversations.

Rachel McConnell

How to take your content from zero to hero
Content is the foundation of web design - from site strategy to interaction design. Yet many companies still underestimate the value of content and there are huge skill gaps in this area. I'm going to talk about what content design is, how it overlaps with design roles, why it's important, and how you can start to think more about your content, including tips for creating better conversations with users.

Bio:
Rachel is the author of 'Why you need a content team and how to build one'. She is currently senior content designer at Deliveroo but has previously produced content for brand such as M&S, John Lewis, Tesco, Nationwide and Flora. Rachel is on a mission to educate design teams on the the importance of content and help businesses increase their content maturity.


Fiona MacNeill

A UX perspective on ‘bring your own data’ in healthcare
We will consider the journey of a patient having elective surgery: from time spent on the waiting list, then the operation, followed by recovery at home. The patient, let’s call them Val, has their own personal health data and information gathered from their smartwatch and smartphone which they are willing to share for a limited time. There are some in the national context who believe this personal health data is valuable and would like to make it available to healthcare professionals, but where might provisioning access to patient data and information add value to service delivery? This talk portrays a generative approach to answering this question with a few UX research titbits along the way. The talk is based on an MSc dissertation at the University of Brighton; supported by fieldwork in a healthcare setting.

Bio:
Fiona MacNeill is an eLearning professional who has occupied themselves with research into UX and IoT over the past few years; culminating in the recent completion of an MSc in user experience design. Their prior background, working as a visual artist and curator stoked interests in visual representation, wayfinding and audience experience which organically led them to user experience. MacNeill is a habitual problem solver, oft troublemaker and resolute defender of accessibility, but most of all wants to make human/computer interaction just a little bit better for everybody.
 
Cost:  5.65
Time: 19:00-22:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Wednesday, 13 February

Rams: An Exclusive Screening

Locate East Sussex, De La Warr Pavilion, Charleston, Design Brighton and Towner Gallery are delighted to invite you to an exclusive showing of the acclaimed documentary Rams.

17:30 Welcome and canapés

18:00 Introduction by Duncan Baker-Brown, Director, BBM Sustainable Design

18:15—19:30 Film showing

19.30 Networking


‘Dieter Rams’ design ethos has shaped the way entire generations think about making and consuming.’ — Wired
The evening presentation will start with canapés and drinks followed by a welcome and introduction by Duncan Baker-Brown of BBM Sustainable Design.

For over fifty years Dieter Rams has left an indelible mark on the field of design with his iconic work at Braun and Vitsoe.

The objects he has designed have touched the lives of millions of people – so many of us have had a Braun shaver or stereo, an Oral-B toothbrush or Vitsoe shelving system. His influence champions simplicity, honesty and restraint, and still applies to design theory and practice as we know it today.

Now aged 86, Dieter Rams is a very private person, however filmmaker Gary Hustwit was granted unprecedented access to create a documentary about his life and work.

The event will bring together small business owners, designers, architects, product designers and anyone interested in innovation or creative approaches to help grow their business. There will be an opportunity to meet and network with other businesses in East Sussex.
 

Time: 17:30-19:30
Full details
Towner Art Gallery
College Road
Eastbourne
Wednesday, 13 February

Tech for Good Meetup

Breaking the cycle of homelessness: how can tech help?

More details coming soon, please check the meetup page. 


Time: 18:00-20:30
Full details
Grand Central
29-30 Surrey Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 13 February

Lean Agile Brighton Meetup - Lego Serious Play + Scrum

We are happy to invite Vasilis Gkogkidis to be our facilitator for this Lego Serious Play (LSP) workshop where he will share with us his “outside looking in” perspective on the Scrum framework.

Scrum may be the most famous Agile framework used by organisations all over the world.

Vasilis is a Lego Serious Play facilitator with experience in many different setups and types of workshops. From strategy sessions with companies to teaching management at the University of Brighton to facilitating LSP sessions for 40 people in conferences he will share with us his view of what Scrum is and how to combine it with LSP.

Come along to this workshop to have a taste of what Lego Serious Play is and how it can be used in Scrum and to to teach Scrum and the underlying principles of being agile.

Workshop Outline:
* Skills Building: where you will learn how LSP works and get the necessary skills to build models
* Sprint Planning: Vasilis will give you a backlog of tasks and have you decide how to work in teams to finish them
* Sprint: you work in teams to make what needs to be made
* Daily Stand-up: you will have one or two stand-ups during the sprint to make improvements on how you work
* Sprint Review: you will present what you produced to everyone and share what went well and what needs improvement

For more information on Scrum have a quick read at the Scrum guide written by its creators Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland.
https://www.scrumguides.org/docs/scrumguide/v2017/2017-Scrum-Guide-US.pdf#zoom=100

For more information on Lego Serious Play have a read at the open source guidelines released by Lego in 2010, describing Lego Serious Play.
https://www.lego.com/r/www/r/seriousplay/-/media/serious%20play/pdf/2017/lego_serious_play_opensource_14mb.pdf?l.r2=423213558
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Wednesday, 13 February

Brighton Mobile Meetup

Idea is a lightweight regular ( monthly ) meet-up for mobile developers in Brighton. Just to keep community in touch and share thoughts.

Eg I have a question about best ways of organising codebase for multiple similar apps

Brighton Mobile is a regular evening meetup where people come to socialise and learn with others working in mobile. Our aim is to let everyone learn from each other's successes and challenges in every area of Mobile technology.

All experience levels and backgrounds are welcome, whether you're a working for a mobile app company, a freelancer, or just dabbling into mobile in your spare time. We'd love you to join us!

You can also join our Slack community (https://join-btnmobile-slack.now.sh) to keep the conversation going between events.

We have a community code of conduct (https://communitycodeofconduct.com/), which all members should read and follow when attending our events or taking part in our community.
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
The Quadrant Pub
Queens Road Quadrant
Brighton
Wednesday, 13 February

Flock - Shoreham Creative, Digital & Entrepreneurial Meetup

The one where we are back on the booze...

The Shoreham meetup for digital, creative and entrepreneurial folk is back for 2019.

Flock is for makers - of businesses, products and things.

We like meeting people with a maker mindset of having ideas and making them happen. Interesting people who live here or work here, doing cool things, who want to connect to like-minded people and build a supportive community.

Our next Flock meetup is on Wednesday, 13th February at Ginger & Dobbs, Shoreham. We'll be meeting at 7.30pm with a start time of 8 pm.

Next up to share his story is Thomas Martin-Well, founder of Shoreham’s very own gin brand Slake.

https://www.slakespirits.com/

Armed with a PhD in Chemistry, a love of nature, his granddad’s garage, a tiny still and boundless curiosity Thomas developed the recipe for his first gin – Slake’s Sussex Dry Gin. Surrounded by wild coast, countryside and forest, with rich with herbs and botanicals, he knew would make a gin like no other.

That blend of traditional and local ingredients has created a dry gin now stocked by the finest bars and restaurants in the south of England.

Come and hear his story of the challenges of building a business that combines nature, science and a good sprinkling of experimentation to create something unique and valued. If Walter White was breaking bad, Thomas Martin-Well is cooking up good.

We’ll also suggest on the night ways of connecting that aren’t awkward, and that follows Flock’s only rule - No selling!.

Please contribute what you can afford to cover our admin, nibbles and expenses, either beforehand at https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/89bEhdCgKn, or drop a few quid in the tin on the night. Any money we get will go into this and future events.

We look forward to seeing you all on the 13th of February.

Al & Andy
 

Time: 19:30-21:30
Full details
Ginger and Dobbs
31-32 East Street
Shoreham-by-Sea
Wednesday, 13 February

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, 14 February

Ask the expert - 'Tech law' with Tariq Sayfoo from EMW Law LLP

Our friend and Legal expert, Tariq Sayfoo of EMW Law LLP, will be spending the day in our Lab to be on hand to help with all things "Tech Law".Whether you run your own business, are looking to start something new or just need a quick question answered, Tariq looks forward to sharing his knowledge and professional experience with you over a coffee in these open drop-in sessions.  

Time: 10:00-14:00
Full details
Barclays Eagle Lab
1 Preston road
Brighton
Thursday, 14 February

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, 15 February

GLUG Brighton Meets... Pinky & Cub Studio

Happy 2019 Gluggers,

We have some great events planned for this year in Brighton, and to kick us off we would like to invite you to The Vine Club for the first Glug Brighton Meets event.

We will be meeting and hearing the stories from two brilliant creatives Pinky & Cub Studio.


SPEAKER - Cub Studio

Cub Montage

Cub Studio was founded in 2014 bringing BAFTA and Lovie award winning school friends together in creative partnership. With over 25 years of video and digital experience, and an appetite to school young blood, Cub Studio is pushing 2D animation to new arenas. Their passion for sport, current affairs and comedy gives Cub a balanced and unique story telling prerogative that engages and entertains audiences.

See website : https://www.cubstudio.com


SPEAKER - Pinky

Pinky Montage

Pinky is a Brighton artist and illustrator who started out as a graffiti writer in Hull. His psychedelic images have taken him all the way to China via the West Coast Skateboard scene amongst other wierd trips.

See website: http://www.pinkyvision.com


Join us for talks, visual delights & conversation plus lots of "not working” opportunities with like minded creatives.

There are only 80 tickets available for this event so grab a ticket soon.

Events Deets.

Date: Friday 15/02 2019
Timings: 6.30pm - 10pm 
Venue: The Vine Club, 11 Vine Street, Brighton BN1 4AG

 
Cost:  10.5
Time: 18:30-22:00
Full details
The Vine Club
11 Vine Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 19 February

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
St. Ann's Well Garden Cafe
St. Ann's Well Garden
Brighton
Tuesday, 19 February

Software Testing Clinic Meetup

This time we're looking at Testing in Agile.

Agile methodologies have become the dominant approach to software development, but what does that mean? How is it implemented and how does it affect us as testers?

In this session, we look at Agile approaches to software development and how we can use the different testing activities we've learnt over the past nine sessions to create awesome test strategies and plans to help our teams.

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
Brighton
Tuesday, 19 February

BrightonAnalytics

We will be talking analytics and drinking beer...

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

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
Evening Star
Surrey Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 19 February

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, 19 February

February #tuesdaytalent - networking for creative freelancers

This is the regular, bi-monthly meet up for creative freelancers based in Brighton, who are looking to meet like-minded individuals, get exposed to other industry professionals and learn about new briefs from our host, virtual communications agency Tuesday Media.Find out more at: https://www.tuesday-media.com/tuesdaytalent/  

Time: 19:00-23:30
Full details
Brewdog
52-54 Grand Parade
Brighton
Wednesday, 20 February

Brighton Web Development Meetup

"Building better Web Apps by automating tests with Selenium WebDriver"

Tonight we will be having a presentation by Paul Hadfield on using automation to build better web applications. This talk will cover:

• Introduction to Selenium WebDriver
• Introduction to Page Object Model
• Using the above to test multiple sites with a single test
• Some Technical Demos

Paul is the Technical Lead for the Online Insurance company Coverwise, and he will show how he has used Selenium WebDriver on previous projects to improve developer code quality and efficiency.

*** Tonight we will also be having a free prize draw for attendees of a Free 12 month subscription to an IDE of your choice, given to us courtesy of Jetbrains. ***

There will also be Beers and Pizza generously donated by our sponsors for the evening.

Doors open at the Skiff at 6:30pm and the presentation will start at 7pm.

We hope to see you there.
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 C
Brighton
Wednesday, 20 February

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
Evening Star
55-56 Surrey St
Brighton
Thursday, 21 February

Breakfast Session: How to Win the Right Work for Your Business

The Wired Sussex Breakfast Sessions share best practice on subjects ranging from marketing and branding to intellectual property and investment opportunities. And there’s coffee and croissants too. What’s not to like?

Winning business that aligns with your company’s goals and values is not only important for your business development but also for your client relationships and work satisfaction. However, having a clear understanding of your purpose and what your ideal client looks like is easier said than done.

At this breakfast session, we’ll be exploring how you can put your purpose, goals and morals first; ultimately winning the right projects and clients for your business, without feeling as though you’re losing out on potential revenue.

Helping lead the session, we’ll be joined by Wired Sussex members who are experienced in strategic business development and will share what they’ve learned from many years of winning clients that align with their business goals and values. This will then be followed by an informal discussion where you can pick their brains on how their advice can apply to your own business model.

So, whether you’ve just launched a start-up and are still considering what your purpose should be, or are a seasoned industry professional looking to boost your agency further, this event will help you understand what’s important when choosing the projects and clients that are right for you.

We’ll be joined by:



Stuart Davies, Head of Digital and Co-Founder of Creative Bloom

Stuart is an experienced Digital Marketer, Commercial Manager and Project Director with a demonstrated record of achievement in a wide range of product and service related industries across multiple countries in the UK, Europe & Asia Pacific.

Currently, he’s the Head of Digital and Co-founder of Creative Bloom - a digital marketing consultancy & training provider, which specialises in supporting Ethical & Green sectors.

They help the good guys get found!



Ben Potter, Business Development Mentor

When it comes to business development, Ben’s witnessed the good, the bad and the ugly and now he’s on a mission to make the experience of buying and selling digital services better by helping agencies craft a winning approach to business development.

As well as his work with agencies, he writes for Econsultancy, delivers training at the world’s biggest digital conference, BrightonSEO, and has been acknowledged as one of the UK’s most influential business developers in the BD100!



* Please Note **

The Wired Sussex Breakfast Sessions are a benefit of 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 St.
Brighton
Thursday, 21 February

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

“When I moved halfway across the world, the Crunch Meetups were a great way of connecting with the local freelance and small business community. They are such fun and relaxed time, and I felt included right off the bat. James is an excellent host, he goes above and beyond to accommodate everyone there.” Holly Johanna - Designer

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

"The atmosphere is really laid back. The people who go are inspiring - some are just starting their freelance career while others are very experienced. I highly recommend attending if you are looking to find out about how to become a successful freelancer." - Bernhard Meiler, Print and Web Designer.

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 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 21st February, from 6pm.There are limited places so book your spot now.
 

Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
BrewDog
52-54 Grand Parade
Brighton
Thursday, 21 February

Brighton Gamification Meetup

Hello Brighton Gamifiers!

This month our event is going to show you how you can design your workspace with gamification in mind to maximise innovation and creativity.

The event starts at 6pm on Thursday 21st February at The Projects in Brighton.

On the 21st:

18:00 - 18:30 Networking, drinks

18:30 - 18:50 First speaker (pending)

18:50 - 19:10 Richard Paul (Propellernet)

19:10 - 19:40 Break

19:40 - 20:00 Final speaker (pending)

20:00 - 20:30 Networking and close.


On the 21st we are organising speakers to discuss the psychology and design for making your work-spaces more conducive for creativity and innovation from you and your colleagues.

Our first confirmed speaker is Richard Paul from Propellernet. Each year Propellernet send some of their team to the Alps on a team building excursion. This is a massive source of creativity and innovation for them. Richard has very recently been on one of these trips and is here to share his story, the things he learned and how Propellernet uses the Alps trips as a catalyst for their creativty and innovation.

Other speakers pending.


Come to this free event and you can:

Listen to experts about creativity and innovation in the workplace
Network and meet other specialists on creativity, innovation AND gamification
Become inspired to make some changes in your work environments


We love to welcome newcomers to these events, so feel free to send me a message if you have any questions kira.downer@gamificationplus.uk



We look forward to meeting you on February 21st at 6:00pm!
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
The Projects
8-9 Ship Street
Brighton
Thursday, 21 February

CTO Meetup - Thursday Series

Moving from monolith to micro services, dealing with legacy applications, introducing new programming paradigms such as reactive programming / data flows, facing the fear of rebuilding software and the myth of feature parity, how to justify the investment, etc.. Fascinating topic, come along to start the conversation, ask questions and share experience.  

Time: 19:00-22:00
Full details
The Lord Nelson Inn
36 Trafalgar Street
Brighton
Monday, 25 February

.NET South East Meetup

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.

The MS Ignite Tour... on tour!

We'll be joined by two Microsoft Cloud Developer Advocates ahead of the MS Ignite Tour London.

Talk 1: Deep Learning with PyTorch by Seth Juarez

Deep Learning is fast becoming an indispensable approach to getting the most from your data. In this session, attendees will learn both how Deep Learning fits into the Artificial Intelligence landscape as well as how to get started using PyTorch. The session will start with the basic intuitions behind the problem setup, models, and optimization methods used to solve computer vision problems.

Seth Juarez holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science where his field of research was Artificial Intelligence, specifically in the realm of Machine Learning. Seth is a Microsoft Evangelist working with the Channel 9 team. When he is not working in that area, Seth devotes his time to an open source Machine Learning Library, specifically for .NET, intended to simplify the use of popular machine learning models, as well as complex statistics and linear algebra.

Talk 2: .NET Core, Containers and VSCode Fun by Shayne Boyer

An update of what is possible with .NET Core based containers for building compelling cloud scale applications!

Shayne works for Microsoft as a Sr. Cloud Developer Advocate creating content on ASP.NET Core, Docker and Cross-Platform development tools for the Azure platform. He is a previous ASP.NET MVP, INETA community speaker, and Telerik Developer Expert. Shayne often publishes content on ASP.NET, TypeScript, Node.js, JavaScript and Web API development and can always be found on twitter @spboyer or on his blog at tattoocoder.com
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
Madgex Ltd
1 Gloucester Road
Brighton
Monday, 25 February

WordUp Brighton: Mental Health in the WP Community.

Dan Maby - Mental Health in the WordPress Community.

Let’s have an honest discussion about the challenges of running your WordPress business. Building your own business, no matter what size, can be one of the most rewarding, satisfying and freeing experiences you’ve ever encountered. It can also be one of the most terrifying, isolating and lonely roads to take.

Having successfully started, developed and sold businesses, Dan has first-hand experience of both the positive and negative impacts on his mental health.

Dan will talk candidly about some of his experiences and giving you some insight into his decision to launch the charity: WP&UP.

WP&UP supports & promotes positive mental health within the WordPress community.

Dan is a director at Blue 37 – a WordPress specialist agency. He’s also the founder & trustee of WP&UP – a charity that supports & promotes positive mental health within the WordPress community.

You’ll find him organising WordCamps and Meetups throughout the UK. He thrives on business development and project management, as well as having a passion for seeing success within others.

Catchup with the WordPress community in Brighton, fuelled by drinks and pizza courtesy of our lovely sponsors 34sp & Pragmatic!

? AGENDA

- 6.30pm - 7.00pm - Welcome and Networking.

- 7.00pm - Talk begins.

- 7.30pm - Pizza, Drinks and Networking.

- 8.45pm - Start leaving the venue and if anyone wants to continue the chat and informal networking, head to 'Seven Stars' pub on Ship St.

FOOD:

- Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements when you RSVP.

VENUE SPONSOR: Pragmatic

Pragmatic, Chandos House, 26 North Street, Brighton, BN1 1EB

- Main entrance on Meeting House Lane across from Riddle & Finns. Please ring the 3rd-floor buzzer and someone will let you in. Once inside head up to the 3rd floor.

OTHER INFO:

- alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available.

- find us on Twitter @WordUpBrighton (#WordUpBTN) or join us on Slack, in the channel #wordup-brighton.

Do you have a topic for the WordPress Brighton Meetup that you would like to help arrange or could possibly speak at? Get in touch, we'd be delighted to hear from you.
 

Time: 18:30-21:30
Full details
Pragmatic
North Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 26 February

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, 26 February

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, 27 February

Get 1-2-1 advice for your Innovate UK bid

Are you a Wired Sussex member interested in or planning an Innovate UK or UKRI (UK Research & Innovation) bid?

Looking for expert advice on what support is available or how to make your application stand out, giving you the best possible chance of being accepted?

We have a limited number of places for 1-2-1 sessions with Innovate UK's James Currer and a representative from the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) for a chance to ask any questions you may have.


Who are Innovate UK?

Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK government.

They drive productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas, including those from the UK’s world-class research base.


Who are EEN?

EEN sits in an important place in the landscape as a central part of Innovate UK’s connecting offer. We work closely with partner networks – such as the Knowledge Transfer Network and the Catapult Programme – to offer businesses the right support at the right time to support their growth and development journey.


** Please Note **

This Wired Sussex event is a benefit of 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 on our website. 
 

Time: 10:00-16:00
Full details
The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Brighton
Wednesday, 27 February

Artificial Intelligence: The Revolution for SMEs

AI - 'artificial intelligence' - promises to bring revolution to many parts of our lives: Smart assistants, fully robotic workplaces, driverless cars, "fake news" propaganda. As the digital world around us becomes smarter, what are the implications socially & economically? And what does the future really hold for us in a world of AI?

This interesting and informative talk is delivered by Sven Latham from Noggin. Sven is a self-confessed data and computer geek, using big data & AI to analyse town centres. As part of this, Sven is currently running a project to measure and understand towns across West Sussex, and is participating in a number of academic programmes using AI within smart cities.
 

Time: 17:30-19:30
Full details
The Dome, University of Chichester
Upper Bognor Road
Bognor Regis
Wednesday, 27 February

Laravel and Lager Meetup

Timezones are exciting yes, it means you might be on holiday... but they also give you jet lag. Let's finish our chat about how we're all adjusting for timezones in our apps, and then head on into the uncharted territory of *mysterious voice* other Laravel related topics...

See you there ( hopefully :0 )

Usual table. Head in, left around the bar, turn left, and we're at the back on the right.
 

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

Thrive's Meetup for Female Founders and Women in Business

Thrive's Meetup for Female Founders and Women in Business is a two-hour peer-to-peer business support session for any female entrepreneur, creative, changemaker, or women in business who would like to find solutions to the challenges they are facing, generate new ideas, and meet like-minded people. Bring your thinking caps, an open mind, and a willingness to help other women in business! Complimentary drinks and nibbles will be provided.  
Cost:  5
Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
Barclays Eagle Labs
1 Preston Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 27 February

Brighton Java Meetup

For our first meeting of 2019, James Burt presents an introduction to JHipster.

JHipster is an application generator that helps to get applications up-and-running. James will give an introduction to this tool, with a live-coding demo of an application being built in 20 minutes. He will then talk about what comes after that, and how JHipster has changed his approach to development. Come along and see how JHipster removes the boring bits from Java development, helping you build production-ready prototypes.

This talk is suitable for all abilities, including beginners. Sponsorship details will be announced soon, but we will provide hot food and a choice of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

RSVPs close at 5pm on the day, with Doors at 6:30pm. Talks will begin at 7:15pm.

The Brighton Java code of conduct is available here: http://brightonjava.com/code-of-conduct/

James is one of the organisers of Brighton Java. He keeps a technical blog at http://jamesburt.me.uk/
 

Time: 18:30-20:30
Full details
Brandwatch
1st Floor, Sovereign House, Church
Brighton
Wednesday, 27 February

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, 28 February

Building New Concepts and Ideas with Lego Workshop

for anyone that wants to explore and create new ideas for products and services for their business/organisation.

The workshop is hosted by Vasilis Gkogkidis is a FuseBox resident and also a Doctoral Researcher at the University of Sussex where he researches Gamification, LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® and Serious Games and how they can support Innovation Management.

Please note that you must be present from 9.30am - 12pm and this event is for FuseBox residents and Wired Sussex members only. 

 

Time: 09:30-12:00
Full details

New England Street
Brighton
Thursday, 28 February

COFFEE & CODE

COFFEE & CODE is an informal get together where you can meet with others, talk Python, discuss projects, and ideas, learn code and enjoy a small batch coffee in the company of Coffee is not compulsory but it is very good here and I'm sure they will appreciate our custom.

If you're interested in joining in, curious about code, would like to get stuck into something creative then just show up 15:00 onwards. (shop closes 17:30)

Please bring your own devices. Wi-fi is available.

Hope to see you soon!
 

Time: 15:00-18:00
Full details
Small Batch Coffee
68 Goldstone Road
Hove
Thursday, 28 February

Barclays Industry 4.0 Frenzy - Advanced Additive Manufacturing

The fourth industrial revolution is a journey, not a destination. With the unprecedented power of instant connectivity, data, sensors, analytics, and algorithms we are already on the journey to the technological revolution. Come and find out how businesses are already using these technologies.

We are going to have speakers who have started the journey and have implemented Advanced Additive Manufacturing to transform their businesses. There will be short talks from each of our talented speakers with discussion followed by a question and answer session, and tour of the beautiful new Lab showing you how we can help connect your business to the world.
 

Time: 18:00-20:00
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Barclays Eagle Lab
1 Preston road
Brighton
Thursday, 28 February

codebar Brighton Talks

Leave your laptops at home and join us for the first edition of codebar Talks

A free, friendly evening of talks to inspire, motivate and encourage conversation.

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Jeremy Keith: Building


@adactio

Every new medium looks to what has come before for guidance. Web design has taken cues from centuries of typography and graphic design. Web development has borrowed metaphors and ideas from the world of architecture. Let's take a tour of some of the most influential ideas from architecture that have crossed over into the web, from pattern languages to responsive design.

Together we'll uncover how to build resilient, performant, accessible and beautiful structures that work with the grain of the materials of the web.

Kate Beard: Learning how to (morse) code

@SBinLondon

Sausage rolls from The croque shop and drinks will be provided.

there will be vegan and veggie options

 

Time: 18:30-21:00
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68 Middle Street
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Thursday, 28 February

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.We will spend the first part of the session doing a show and tell and discussing ideas as a group at the Skiff and then head to a nearby pub so we all get a chance to chat.As we have a waiting list for most meetups please make sure to update your attendance if you are going to be unable to make this session.
 

Time: 19:00-20:30
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The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Thursday, 28 February

SAFE Network Meetup

Welcome to the first SAFE Network: Brighton Meetup in 2019!

We are looking forward to meeting up with as many local SAFE Network fans as possible for an informal evening of discussion and socialising.

We are still in the early stages of organizing everything, and will send out updates when details are finalized. But save the date and RSVP if you want to be kept in the loop! :)

2018 was a huge year for the SAFE Network with highlights including the release of the PARSEC consensus algorithm, the first ever European DevCon and the journey towards SAFE-Fleming becoming ever closer. So now is the time to get in on the action!

We welcome MaidSafe long-time enthusiasts as well as beginners. So don't feel like you have to be an expert to join us! if you are completely new to MaidSafe and just want to know what is all about, come along anyway. There will be plenty of people around to clue you in, and informal discussion and questions are encouraged.
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
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The New Unity
52-53 London Road
Brighton
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