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Date Event Location
Friday, 01 March

Share the Knowledge: Business Skills - Marketing

Cloud9 Insight is an award-winning strategic and Gold Certified Microsoft Cloud Partner delivering cloud technology solutions to small and medium sized businesses (SMBs). Cloud9 are experts in implementation, support and training for Dynamics 365 with a passion to ensure clients achieve a successful business transformation using Dynamics 365. Cloud9 support best practice, process and business advice to ensure your project outcomes are achieved.

1 March – 08.45 to 11.00 - Business Skills – Marketing:

The morning will start with some networking over coffee and pastries. This will be an interactive session run as a simple Health Check for your business, with a focus on the Marketing function. 
You will work through a simple Business Health-Check Audit aimed to provide simple quick wins and help to develop a longer-term vision and action plan to drive the increase of organic leads, understand the success and ROI of marketing campaigns and implement an automated customer journey.

Target Audience = Business Owners, Sales Directors, Marketing Managers, Marketing Executives

Speakers:


Carlene Jackson
Cloud9 Insight was started up by Carlene in 2008 inspired by the Microsoft launch of Dynamics365 CRM in the Cloud. With a wealth of fantastic experience gained from working within the partner channel, and a love of working with clients, Carlene knows what it takes to be successful with SME clients. Carlene has previously held senior roles at Sage CRM Division, Innover (now Accenture), and Principal Consultant roles at Xansa and IBM (CRM Division). She is passionate to support the success of engagement with Apprentices and how growing business can play a part in shaping their ambition, values and expectations.


Curt Bean

Curt is Head of Sales at Cloud9 Insight and works with clients to understand how technology can help them achieve their business goals. He has worked with literally 100’s of clients across the SME Market, in all major verticals. As a key member of the Senior Management Team at Cloud9, Curt is instrumental in ensuring Cloud9 “walk the Microsoft walk” and is passionate about going the extra mile to improve client and user experience, along with Net Promoter Score.

Booking for any or all of these sessions on this booking page

Cost: £5 per session. The ticket prices less Eventbrite administration fees will be donated to Rainbow Trust Charity
 
Cost:  5
Time: 08:45-11:00
Full details
Cloud9
Floor 6, Park Centre, 177 Preston Road
Brighton
Saturday, 02 March

Bognor Regis Raspberry Jam

Raspberry Pi will be celebrating being 7 years old on the weekend of 2nd-3rd March 2019!! To celebrate we are hosting one of over 100 Raspberry Jams around the world as part of the Big Birthday Weekend!

Raspberry Jams are community-led events run by volunteers to share knowledge, learn new things and meet fellow Raspberry Pi enthusiasts, digital makers and coders. We will be offering a mixture of show-and-tell presentations, tutorials, and a lot of tinkering with your Raspberry Pi based projects! There will be Raspberry Pis for you to play with if you don’t already own one, if you have your own you are more than welcome to bring it, but please don't forget your keyboard, mouse and screen.

This event is ideal if you have a Raspberry Pi and are not sure what to do with it, or are seeking inspiration for new ideas. Or if you've made a project and are looking for an audience to share it with, then this is the perfect place for you too! Raspberry Pi enthusiasts will be showing off their latest projects for you to try, and sharing tips and tricks for others to learn for future events!

If you would like to bring along a project to show, or volunteer your time to help run the event then please get in touch with Carl (bognorregisjam@gmail.com).

We can also be contacted via Twitter (@bognorregisjam) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/bognorregisjam)

The event is free and open to all. We have a limited number of spaces so please booking tickets in advance is a must.

Young people 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
 

Time: 13:00-16:00
Full details
University of Chichester (Bognor Campus)
Upper Bognor Road
Bognor Regis
Monday, 04 March

Spring Forward Festival

New website and more details for 2019 coming soon

Time: 09:00-17:00
Full details
Clearleft
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Monday, 04 March

Brighton Ukie Hub Crawl: Getting Investment Ready

The Hub Crawl is back! Come and join fellow games developers and publishers and identify new opportunities and strategies to support the growth of your business.

This years Hub Crawl will focus on helping games business get investment ready. This will consist of a series of free events, located all around the UK, bringing games businesses together to learn about types of investment, with practical guidance on business planning, pitching and growth.

Each event features a series of short, informative sessions from industry experts and this will be followed by a games panel featuring companies from the local area. Content will change at each event so make sure you check out all the events in your region.

After each session there’ll be a chance to network, share ideas and have a drink with your peers.

This is a free event open to anyone involved in the games industry. Please feel free to invite your colleagues, friends and associates. With special thanks to our sponsors Jagex and Sheridans.

About Sheridans:

Sheridan’s has several leading lawyers in the interactive, entertainment and computer games sector advising on every aspect of the operation of an interactive business from development agreements to license agreements, from data protection to privacy policies and from crowd sourcing to alternative business models. The team’s client base is testament to the quality of advice, and Sheridans regularly advise video games financiers, publishers and developers on every aspect of funding and operating an interactive business.

About Jagex:

A leader in deep and engaging living games, Jagex’s flagship $1bn online RPG franchise, RuneScape, delivered its highest ever paid membership and monthly active userbase in 2018. Today RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on both PC and mobile complete with cross-platform play, are living games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds.


Now Jagex is expanding and extending its portfolio with fresh franchise titles, new IP and, recently launched Jagex Partners, delivering third-party publishing and operational services exclusively for live games. Jagex Partners provides access to Jagex’s living games publishing suite of services – including user acquisition, digital marketing, analytic and audience insight systems, monetisation design, billing systems, customer support and community leadership – for third-party studios.


Driven by a team with deep industry knowledge and experience in getting the very best from evergreen design, community engagement and long-tail commercial opportunities, Jagex Parners is looking for long-term, meaningful partnerships with living games developers. Partners@jagex.com

Speakers to be announced soon.

 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
Unity Technologies
4th Floor, 103 Stroudley Road
Brighton
Monday, 04 March

Spring Forward: Brighton Digital Women - Confidence Workshop

We're proud to be launching this year's Spring Forward Festival with a workshop designed to give this city's digital women an injection of confidence. Brighton Digital Women aims to encourage more women to enter the digital sector and take up leadership roles, and we want to help you go for that great job, speak at that event, rock that big meeting and get that promotion. So we've gathered together some inspirational women to facilitate sessions that will help you feel more confident in yourself, develop confidence in your interpersonal skills with others and gain confidence in speaking to an audience. There’s also free prosecco for an added confidence boost!

Justine Pocock, Head of Design at CodeEnigma, understands why confidence is important for women in our industry. Justine will start the evening with a short talk on mindfulness to strengthen your inner resolve and find a more positive approach to life and work.

Sophie Turton is Director of The Joyful Web and part of the team behind community initiative, BelongCon. She is also a mental health and self-love advocate. Having gone through a difficult journey to finally become comfortable in her own skin, Sophie is sharing her advice on finding confidence in who you are, while loving every minute of it.

As Founder of the City Girl Network, Pippa Moyle has built relationships all around the world, creating a global network of 15,000 members across 13 cities in two years. Pippa will help you find confidence in dealing with others and get braver about making connections.

Theatre-maker and performer Grace Church is here to help you present, project and remain calm when public speaking. An interactive, no pressure session with a sense of humour. Take the pain out of public speaking and gain general confidence through breathing, body language and play.

Then it’s over to you! We will give you 15 minutes to put everything you’ve learned into action, and the opportunity to deliver a short lightening talk on a topic that matters to you. This is your chance to find your voice and practise your skills in a supportive environment.
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
68 Middle St
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Monday, 04 March

Brighton / Worthing Angular2+ Meetup

Hello Angularphiles!

Tom is on daddy-to-be duty this month so this Meetup will be hosted by me, Max. I'll be following a very similar format to Tom's trusty formula, and giving a rough outline of the following topics:

- Modular Architecture with Angular
- Lazy Loading Modules & What Not To Do
- RxJS Introduction
- RxJS Deep Dive (if we have time)
- Questions, suggestions, general chat

If you have any interesting bugs, or new features or anything else you'd like to discuss that would be great too!

Thanks all
See you there
Max
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Tuesday, 05 March

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

#ShakeItHUB Free design and marketing help

This is a drop-in business support help session (it is not a workshop) where you can come and get professional help to change or improve the way you market your business.We are a design and marketing company specialising in rebranding and repositioning with skills in web and graphic design, marketing, PR and SEO.

We help organisations discover and then creatively communicate their purpose.We provide this local #ShakeItHUB for business owners and marketing managers who are looking for ways to improve or change their marketing efforts. 

Perhaps you're in a rut and need some new ideas or maybe it's time for a website redesign? Come and ask our advice! Or perhaps you simply want to meet us and have a friendly chat, that's fine too. We look forward to welcoming you.

If you can't make this in-person, don't worry, you can still ask us your questions via our #ShakeItHUB Online Facebook page. Join us!
 https://www.facebook.com/groups/ShakeItHUBonline
 

Time: 10:00-11:30
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Eagle Labs
1 Preston Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 05 March

Funding for Interns - Networking Event

Does your SME need funding for an intern? Join our networking event to learn more

Are you interested in financial support to recruit a new graduate to your growing organisation? Then you may want to attend our launch event for the Santander Internship Programme 2018-2019, which aims to pair our graduates with employers.

To apply for the Santander Internships Programme, you will need to be a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) that is looking to expand. You may then be eligible for financial support to part-fund an intern for the first 10 weeks of their employment with you.

At this networking event, find out how to apply for Santander funding, hear from previous beneficiaries (both employers and interns) and network with Santander Universities, the University of Brighton, and local employers.

We will also have information about other opportunities to engage with talented Brighton students and graduates including the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) team. The KTP scheme provides up to 67% grant funding to enable companies to become more innovative and competitive. KTPs are a three-way partnership between a company who needs to access knowledge to grow, a university who has the required knowledge and values the interaction with industry, and a graduate.

Places are limited so please book now if you would like to attend.

Date: Tuesday 5 March 2019

Time: 5-7pm

Location: Room 102, Edward Street Building, City Campus, 154 Edward Street, Brighton BN2 0JG

Transport information

Please note that as this is a city centre campus building, university parking is not available.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at careersemployers@brighton.ac.uk.

We look forward to seeing you!

Sam Rhodes

Head of Careers

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Careers Service

University of Brighton T: 01273 642855

www.brighton.ac.uk/careers

Twitter: @uniofbrightoncs
 

Time: 17:00-19:00
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Room 102, Edward Street Building
City Campus, 154 Edward Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 05 March

Barclays Eagle Labgs: Getting Investor Ready

Getting ready to plant some seeds...

Soon enough every business hits that point where they need money to manage their growth and keep going, but how do you go about acquiring this ?!?

Here at Barclays Eagle labs, we feel we have the best balance of financing knowledge and network to provide you with everything you need to know ahead of looking for the investment that is going to take your business to new heights.
From Pitch decks to finding your perfect Angel, we are going to hear experiences from people that have seen it all!

Our Main speaker is braving a journey all the way down from CodeBase, Edinburgh, the UK's largest technology incubator and the fastest growing in Europe to share his experiences with us all! Aside from raising investment for many of his own enterprises, Jamie has supported Codebase Tenants to raise over 580 million in investments to date... Incredible!

We look forward to seeing you in the evening where there will be an opportunity to mix with investors and likeminded businesses over some of Brighton's finest food and drinks, on us.

 
Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
Barclays Eagle Lab
1 Preston road
Brighton
Tuesday, 05 March

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 March

The Strategy Club

The Strategy Club is a shiny new Brighton based get-together, aimed at anyone interested in digital strategy.

Our first event will be a bookclub style discussion forum: basically, read the book and come along ready to discuss it. The chosen book for this event is Barry O'Reilly's "Unlearn - Let Go of Past Success to Achieve Extraordinary Results".

Barry is a respected contributor to the global Product community and a well-known face on the UX and Product conference circuit. He works with business leaders and teams from global organizations that seek to 'invent the future, not fear it'. To kick things off in style, we're extremely excited to have Barry dialling in on the night to take questions and participate in the conversation.

Read more about Barry, or follow him on Twitter.

So if you're a Product, UX or Marketing person looking to up your strategic game through reading, learning and sharing with other like minded folks, come join us for a fun and informative evening!
 

Time: 18:30-21:00
Full details
Brilliant Noise
4th Floor, International House, Queen's Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 05 March

Brighton ALT NET

Brighton ALT NET is a monthly get together for anyone interested in C# and .NET development. We meet at The Skiff on the first Tuesday of every month at 7.30 pm. It's free. There's no need to register or book, just turn up. We've been going for around ten years.

It's very informal. Usually around ten to twenty people turn up. We have a pile of post-it notes and at the beginning of the evening we write down stuff we'd like to talk about. We then vote on the topics and talk about them in descending vote order, 15 minutes per question until 9 and then 5 minutes per question until the end. We are usually finished by 9.30.

It's a really friendly crowd and everyone is welcome.

This site is administered by Mike Hadlow, please contact brighton.altnet@suteki.co.uk for more information.

Follow @mikehadlow on Twitter for updates.

Meetup.com page is here https://www.meetup.com/Brighton-ALT-NET/
 

Time: 19:30-21:30
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Wednesday, 06 March

Digital Research & Innovation Value Accelerator Launch

DRIVA (Digital Research & Innovation Value Accelerator) is a £1.3m University of Brighton research project funded by the European Structural Investment Fund and Arts Council England that aims to provide technology SMEs, creative arts practitioners and cultural organisations unprecedented access to Gatwick Airport’s big data.

Over the next two years, we’ll be providing free, intensive support, access to facilities, resources and expertise alongside cash awards to bring together hundreds of creative and technology organisations and practitioners to make the most of data as both material and currency.

Join us on Wednesday 6 March from 6pm onwards at our School of Media building at Edward Street, where we will be telling everyone about how to get involved over a few drinks.

https://www.brighton.ac.uk/research-and-enterprise/brighton-futures/connected-futures/driva.aspx

 

Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
University of Brighton
154 Edward Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 06 March

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 March

Spring Forward: Ladies That UX Brighton

Do you keep hearing User Experience design but not entirely sure what it is? Are you beginner in UX and want to practise your skills? Are you a graphic design, marketer, a dev, a curious human? Then this event is for you.

Featuring a 20 minute talk by Hana Stevenson, the lead of the Brighton sector of Ladies That UX, explaining the basics of user experience design followed by a couple of exercises.If you’re inquisitive, enthusiastic and interested in making the world a better place for users, you’re one of us. We plan to run different get-togethers: sometimes with a speaker or a theme, a workshop, or even discuss a particular UX challenge. 

The atmosphere is relaxed and informal, often with a few drinks to imbibe and a couple of nibbles. 

Come join!We politely ask that you respect this is a female only group.This event is a part of Spring Forward. Spring Forward is a month-long celebration of the role of women in digital culture and runs throughout March in parallel with Women’s History Month. https://www.wespringforward.com
 

Time: 18:30-21:00
Full details
68 middle street
68 middle street
Brighton
Wednesday, 06 March

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
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Caxton Arms Pub
26 North Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 07 March

PLATF9RM Ideas Café

Hosted by Laurence and Carlos – founders of the Happy StartUp School – Ideas Café will help you connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and share your wizard-like business knowledge.

Using the Lean Coffee format, they’ll split everyone into groups of six to eight (depending on attendance) with each group given a facilitator to guide the discussions. It's fast paced, participatory and driven by the passion of the group. Whether you’re looking to unearth a new business hack or solve a longstanding issue, you’ll leave feeling energised and inspired.
 

Time: 09:00-10:30
Full details
Platf9rm
Floor 5, Tower Point, 44 North Road
Brighton
Thursday, 07 March

The Vlog Academy Live Lounge Launch

LIVE LOUNGE LAUNCH!

Thursday 10-10.30am at Platf9rm in Hove 

Come have a coffee and let's launch the Live Lounge! 

RSVP: courses@vlogacademy.com

We're launching a monthly Live Lounge, which will be a free in-person session every first Thursday of the month, where you can come and ask questions about vlogging for your business.

Please note that it's at the Platf9rm venue in HOVE, not Brighton.

Limited space, please RSVP: courses@vlogacademy.com
 

Time: 10:00-10:30
Full details
Platf9rm, Hove
Town Hall, Tisbury Road
HOVE
Thursday, 07 March

Spring Forward: The Future of Work

Are you interested in what the future holds for the world of work? Looking for inspiration for your own business and team? Want to hear from local female leaders doing great things to change the status quo?

Then come along to this FREE event for the Spring Forward Festival all about the Future of Work!

'The Future of Work' is an event that celebrates inspirational women & businesses doing amazing things to change the future of work as well as exploring some key topics in this space such as: the shift from rigid to flexible ways of working; new perspectives on engagement at work and what we can learn from positive psychology; the role of technology and our relationship to it; what skills will be in demand in the future and how we can close the gap between then and now.


18:15 – 18:45 Arrival Drinks & Networking

18:45 – 19:30 A series of short talks on The Future of Work

19:30– 19:50 Panel Discussion / Q&A

19:50 – 20:30 Networking & Close


Speaker line up:

Jo Upward, Managing Director of 'The Platform Group' - a multi-disciplinary experience design agency that works together across disciplines to deliver seamless solutions for clients including helping them demystify the Future of Work.

Alex Bailey, Founder & Managing Director of 'Bailey & French' - a cutting edge consultancy that uses the power of Positive Psychology to empower people to be their best in performance & wellbeing.

Sally Page, Managing Director of Future Proofing at 'The Hoxby Collective' - an award-winning workforce of more than 450 exceptionally talented associates working remotely across 29 countries who are challenging traditional models of work and pioneering for change.

Samantha Kingston, Founder of 'Virtual Umbrella' - an immersive technology Marketing agency that helps businesses understand the value of using immersive tech in their business and with their customers.


About the organiser
This event is being organised by Samantha Harland on behalf of the Spring Forward Festival. Having worked across a broad range of industries and sectors Sam currently works as a Consultant, Facilitator & Coach using entrepreneurial thinking and methodologies to help businesses & individuals turn ideas into reality.

If you have any questions about the event please direct them to Samantha.Harland@gmail.com


About Spring Forward

Spring Forward is a month-long celebration of the role of women in digital culture and runs throughout March in parallel with Women's History Month. Our mission is to encourage women to take a greater role in digital by creating a platform that promotes digital community events organised by women, for women. Find out more at wespringforward.com


About 68 Middle Street
This event is kindly hosted by 68 Middle Street. Sixty Eight Middle Street is an events space designed to be the home for digital events, local businesses and community groups. Located 50 metres from Brighton beach, 10 minutes walk from Brighton Station and surrounded by great restaurants, bars and shops, 68 Middle Street is in the centre of all Brighton has to offer. Find out more at 68middlestreet.com

 

Time: 18:15-20:30
Full details
68 Middle St
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Thursday, 07 March

Tilt Talks #1 - Animation

Do you love Animation?

If so, this Tilt Talk is for you.

Whether you’re a VFX fan, an undergraduate or an experienced post-production industry professional, you’ll be sure to learn something new from the brilliant two-time BAFTA winning animator, Max Tyrie.

Until recently, Max was working for Sony Pictures Imageworks at their studios in Los Angeles and Vancouver, supervising animation teams on more than 25 major motion pictures, including “The Amazing Spiderman 1 & 2”, “Alice in Wonderland”, and “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”.

He now works as Head of 3D Animation and VFX at Chichester University.

Tilt invite you to join us for an evening with Max to talk all things VFX. He’ll showcase his work, discuss his creative process and reveal what it takes to become part of an A-list studio crew and lead award-winning animation teams in a notoriously competitive industry.

Some light bites will be served.

Free event but places are limited so don’t delay!

What's Tilt Talks?

22-minute bullet talks by brilliant minds - from Hollywood animators to CERN scientists. With free muffins.

Tilt Talks.

Arrive curious. Leave curiouser.


FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, however, the event is held at a pub where ID checks occur. If you're under 18, please email us to let us know in advance.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Grand Central is right next to Brighton central so we recommend you use public transport.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact linnea.soderholm@wearetilt.com if you've got any questions.
 

Time: 18:30-19:30
Full details
Grand Central - The Nightingale Room
29-30 Surrey Street
Brighton
Thursday, 07 March

Bytes Conf 2019

Bytes Conf is bringing together web industry professionals from Brighton and all over the country for an evening of ideas and insights from 7pm - 10.30pm on 7th March 2019.

Hosted at Lighthouse – a hub for creative organisations in the vibrant North Laines – this affordable conference features four keynote speakers, covering topics ranging from development and design, through to marketing and performance tips.

Whether you’re an experienced designer, developer, a pro-webmaster, or you’re just starting out, Bytes Conf is a great opportunity to engage with your digital peers.

This conference also includes a raffle, so make sure you bring extra pennies for the chance to win some of the swag, which has been generously donated by our range of sponsors. (Drinks, however, are free!)

Find out more at bytesconf.co.uk
 
Cost:  11.5
Time: 19:00-22:30
Full details
Lighthouse
28 Kensington Street
Brighton
Thursday, 07 March

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 March

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

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

NEW VENUE: Hove Town Hall GROUND FLOOR - TANGERINE ROOM

The format is simple. Come with an idea, a problem or a 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, Ground Floor Tangerine Road
Hove Town Hall, Tisbury Road
Hove
Friday, 08 March

WorthingDigital Lunchtime Talks: #BalanceforBetter

WorthingDigital inaugural lunchtime event in celebration of IWD 2019.

Join us on March 8th at FreedomWorks, Worthing to celebrate International Women's Day!

At this new WorthingDigital lunchtime talk and networking event, you will:

- Celebrate this year's IWD theme #BalanceforBetter by taking part in the conversation.
- Find out how Janna Bastow created an autonomous team culture using OKR methodology at her company ProdPad and how this framework facilitates not only work-life balance, but creation of the best services and products possible.
- Hear from Allegra Chapman and Lana Burgess, two of the founders of Brighton Digital Women.
- Learn how to supercharge your Facebook Ads and make the most of your ad budget with Laura Moore.
- Find out what WorthingDigital is all about and how you can take part.
- Connect with like-minded folk across the digital sector.

There will be plenty of friendly networking, teas and coffees and light nibbles.

This event is open to all.
 

Time: 13:00-14:00
Full details
FreedomWorks
The Mill Building, 31 Chatsworth Road
Worthing
Friday, 08 March

Spring Forward & SheSays Brighton: Where is She Now?

Welcome to a massive SheSays evening of talks and networking with five fantastic speakers.

We've been running these events since 2011 and we're delighted to invite back five previous speakers, who, since appearing at SheSays have taken major national leadership roles in their industries. Come and celebrate their successes on International Women's Day 2019. 

We're honoured to hear again from Emily Scoggins, now a music and tech Marketing consultant. Since she last spoke at SheSays in 2013, Emily became Head of Marketing of the world's most successful venue: the O2. She spoke at SXSW 2018 on "How will AI distrupt the current music ecosystem?" and "How Adobe Campaign helped keep The O2 Fan-First" at Adobe Summit Europe 2018. @emilyrocks

We're excited to hear from digital strategist Melissa Ezechukwu who went on to be Global Digital Lead at Marie Stopes after she spoke at SheSays in 2015. She now spends her days helping charities and non-profits engage better online, finding solutions to their problems, and inspiring them about the opportunities a good website can bring. @MelEzechukwu

Natalie Kane wowed us in 2017 with her predictions of the future of tech, when she was working for Manchester's Future Everything. We're so proud that she is now Curator of Digital Design at the Victoria and Albert Museum. We can't wait to hear about all her adventures and plans. @nd_kane

Welcome back to Alison Coward founder of Bracket and who inspired us back in 2016. She works with forward-thinking teams to help them transform the way they work together. Her company provides workshop design and facilitation, training, coaching and consultancy to help teams find the perfect balance between creativity and productivity. @bracketagency

Be dazzled by Dr Cara Courage, who first spoke at SheSays in 2012 and is now Head of Tate Exchange based at Tate Modern. She is author of 'Arts in Place'; is an RSA Fellow and passionately believes in the arts in society and in the power of creativity in all forms and by all people in the urban realm. @caracourage
 

Time: 18:00-20:30
Full details
Sallis Benney
University of Brighton, Grand Parade
Brighton
Saturday, 09 March

Rebel Makers Horsham

** PI WARS **

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

** LEGO - Great Ball Challenge **

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

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



Please bring

Please bring your own laptop and any gadgetry you see fit such as Arduinos, Raspberry Pis... we have a limited amount of kit we provide.

The event

Come along and be part of a community forming around playing, building and learning with technology. We'll be meeting monthly (Every 2nd Saturday) to exchange skills, learn new ones and work on personal and group projects. We are open to exploring anything tech, from electronics and programmable hardware, right through to writing code, developing working prototypes and the digital product lifecycle.

We'll propose project ideas from month to month; from building apps around opendata to mashing electronics for the internet of things. Keeping an ear to the ground, we'll also propose entering competitions.

We want this to be your club, a place for problem solving, teamwork and the confidence to voice an opinion.

CodeClub and Pioneers

We are now an offical CodeClub (http://www.codeclub.org.uk) for 9-13 year olds and participate in the Pioneers Challenge set termly by the Raspberry Pi Foundation for 11-15 year olds (https://www.raspberrypi.org/pioneers/).

Who is behind this?

Locally, HackHorsham and Reduced Hackers Ltd Nationally, the Rebel Makers based in Birmingham, a network of Rebel Maker Clubs across the country.

New to coding and electronics?

Then this is the perfect place to learn, come along and learn a new skill!

Location

Entry and exit from the building will be via the Conference Entrance at the left handside of the building if you are facing the front entrance of the buiding. This door will be locked so you will need to press the buzzer by the Conference entrance door to speak to security to let you in. We will try to have someone at the door until 2.15pm to let you in without having to buzz security.

We will be in rooms: Boden/Hastings/Knepp. As you come in through the Conference door, you will see on the wall, a map of the rooms to direct you to them.
 

Time: 14:00-17:00
Full details
Parkside Building
County Hall North, Chart Way
Horsham
Monday, 11 March

Video Accelerator

The video accelerator is perfect for you if you are passionate about video and would like to explore various aspects of video making in a fun, practical and creative manner. Via practical workshops, presentations and hands on learning, the accelerator will provide you with experience and support in producing amazing videos, whether you use a smartphone, webcam, DSLR or professional camera.

Whether you're a YouTuber, blogger, vlogger, business owner, aspiring filmmaker, or just someone who wants to create videos, you will learn how to make professional videos with this course.

No previous experience in video is required as you will be introduced to all aspects of the process such as lighting, sound, editing and operating digital cameras. However basic experience with a film editing package will be beneficial.

Upon successful completion of the Video Accelerator, you will become a diploma accredited video professional, ready to progress into a Creative Process content production apprenticeship with one of the many employers we work with such as Warner Bros, ITN and BT Sport, develop your freelance portfolio or secure any number of opportunities in the video and film industry.
 

Time: 10:00-17:00
Full details
Creative Process Digital
Eighth Floor - Telecom House
Brighton
Tuesday, 12 March

Wired Sussex Digital Finance Clinic

Are you responsible for your company finances?

Wired Sussex has teamed up with Plus Accounting to provide a members’ only Clinic to help understand and advise on the successes and challenges businesses in the sector have. This includes looking at current financial positions and future financing desires.

Plus Accounting are offering free 20 minute 121 advice sessions.

These sessions are aimed at businesses wanting guidance and advice with regard to tax planning and VAT as well as the possible implications on the business owner's personal tax.

The following topics can be discussed;

R&D and Creative Industry Tax Claims
EIS & Seed EIS
Corporation Tax
Dealing with HMRC
Capital Allowances
Payroll Taxes
VAT
Or

Starting out
Growing your business
Exit strategy
We are holding a Wired Sussex Digital Finance Clinic at The FuseBox, Level 4 North, New England House, New England Street, Brighton BN1 4GH on Tuesday 12 March between 9am and 11.30am - please book your 20 minute session.

Benefits of attending this Forum include:

Gain access to information and practical advice that you can use straight away
1-2-1 advice sessions with a financial expert
The Clinic will give you a chance to discuss your views, opinions and questions in a confidential environment and draw on the expert knowledge of Plus Accounting.

** Please Note **

The Wired Sussex Finance Clinic 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 here: www.wiredsussex.com/members/ 
 

Time: 09:00-11:30
Full details
The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Brighton
Tuesday, 12 March

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 March

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, 13 March

Digital Methods Open Workshops: Web Scraping with Wget

Come join us on Wednesday 13 March for the third of our Digital Methods Open Workshops series, run by James Baker. James will teach you how to use Wget, a handy program for retrieving or ’scraping’ material from the web.

Starting with an introduction to scripting on your computer’s command line interface, you'll learn how to write short scripts that automate the bulk downloading of web pages. At the conclusion of the workshop, James will support you in trying to scrape a website of your choice.

Many of us know the feeling of returning to a cherished online resource, only to find it vanished. Web scraping gives you the option of creating your own local back-up copies. Web scraping can also open a lot of doors in Digital Humanities research: once you have your own copy of web data, you'll have more options for exploring that data, or for restructuring it in readiness for automated analysis.

In the same workshop, you'll learn about The Programming Historian, an online journal that publishes novice-friendly, peer-reviewed tutorials that help humanists learn a wide range of digital tools, and on whose lessons this workshop is based.

Who is the workshop aimed at?
The workshop is designed for anybody who is interested in working with web 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.

With this primer on the command line interface and The Programming Historian, you'll also be well-placed to begin independent study in digital methods, and to acquire other skills useful for your research.

What do I need to bring?
You'll need an internet-connected laptop. To save time during the workshop, it will be handy if you can install Wget beforehand. If you run into any difficulties, SHL technicians will be in the lab from 2pm to lend a hand.

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.

Do I need to have been to the other workshops in the series?
No, that's fine – this workshop functions as a standalone. If you are a relative newcomer to the digital humanities, this would be a good entry point.

And will I be able to go to the later workshops in the series, even if I can't make this one?
You will! Each workshop is a standalone.
 

Time: 15:00-17:00
Full details
Sussex Humanities Lab
Silverstone Building, Arts Road
Falmer
Wednesday, 13 March

Spring Forward: Top tips for Business Success & Financial Independence

Join us on the 13 March 2019 for an event on 'Top Tips for Business Success & Financial Independence' as part of the Spring Forward Festival at 68 Middle Street.

This event is aimed at entrepreneurs, freelancers and business owners, however, anyone is welcome to come along.

Emma Hardwick, who is speaking at the event, has been with Plus Accounting now for 10 years after joining in 2008. With a keen eye for numbers, passion for assisting clients and staff in Xero accounting and internal systems, Emma is now the head of our new Plus Advisory team.

Jes Bailey is a crowdfunding specialist and the founder of Crowdfund 360. Jes aims to not only help entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs raise money for the projects they're passionate about, but simultaneously help them build their audience and marketing too. Jes boasts an 83% success rate having raised for 34 organisations.

Event Schedule

6:30pm to 6:50pm: Emma Hardwick will be taking you through the different business structures and how to choose the best one for you. 

6:50pm to 7:30pm: Jes will be taking you through the steps to help you succeed at crowdfunding (this section will include some interactive & fun activities) 

7:30pm to 7:50pm: Emma will be providing an update on the upcoming Making Tax Digital initiative being launched by HMRC in April 2019 and how this will impact how you keep your financial records. She will also go through the available cloud computing platforms to help you with this, looking at Xero in more detail. Finally, she will provide examples of how your crowdfunding amount impacts your tax position.

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

The Workshop will be held at 68 Middle Street, Brighton on Wednesday 13 March 2019- please join us from 6:00pm for light refreshments and we will begin the event at 6:30pm

 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
68 Middle Street
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 13 March

Brighton and Hove Skill Swap Meetup

This event is for skilled professionals who own their own businesses to offer their skills in exchange for someone else's.

Maybe you are an SEO looking for an Accountant, and want to swap a months worth of SEO for help with setting up financial matters.

Or maybe you're a hairdresser looking for a logo for your website, and can swap a few haircuts for a logo.

Whatever your skill and however weird, come along and look for your perfect skill swap. Use this event to network, learn more about the interconnecting businesses in Brighton and Hove, and come along with a supportive mission.

The agreements for skill swapping are between the participants of each swap. However, if there is a contract lawyer coming... let's talk.

We will start the event with an introduction followed by paring off into small groups. At intervals, we shall move members from each group into another, so you meet as many people as possible.

At the start, I will come round and take your name and skill. I will ask you what you are looking for, and I will try and match you with someone looking for your skills in return.

Apologies, but absolutely no MLM's. This is a community of established and new businesses. For the safety of our attendees, their finances and their wellbeing, we will not accept businesses with historical reputations for financial and emotional ruin. If in doubt, please watch Betting on Zero.
 

Time: 18:00-19:30
Full details
The Projects
Ship Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 13 March

Lean Agile Brighton Meetup

Tales from the Agile battlefield with Ben Collins

Over the last 4 years, Ben has worked in many different roles at Bright Interactive; such as developer, Scrum Master, coach and team leader (and sometimes all at the same time!). He’s had the opportunity to experience Agile in action for agency web development, for development of a product, and across the business as a whole. In this session Ben will be sharing his experiences, providing real-world examples of where Agile has succeeded and failed in these differing environments, and seeking assistance and ideas on where he can develop as an Agile practitioner.
 

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

Brighton Mobile Meetup

Monthly catch up for all matters mobile. Just chat, ask questions, show stuff that’s kool.

I want to ask people this week about iOS architectures they use and whether anyone can recommend skybox / panorama libraries for Android
 

Time: 19:00-23:00
Full details
The Quadrant Pub
Queens Road Quadrant
Brighton
Wednesday, 13 March

Horsham Functional Programming Coding Dojo

Greetings, fellow FP enthusiasts.

We'll be meeting again on Wednesday, 13 March 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 session is to help people learn functional programming through 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
Wednesday, 13 March

Sussex Branch: Immersive Expeditions

Immersive Expeditions

Sophie Dixon is the Co-Director of Mnemoscene, a Brighton based company combining artistic, technical, and educational expertise to increase engagement with cultural heritage through meaningful immersive experiences.

She will share her experiences working with the latest in immersive technology and discuss the company’s most recent project, Nomad.


There will be a second speaker at 8.00, details to be confirmed...


Each talk will last around 30 minutes, with time for questions afterwards.

7.00pm - Food and Drink

7.30pm - Meeting

9.00pm - Finish
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
University of Sussex
Fulton A
Falmer, Brighton
Wednesday, 13 March

The Farm Freelancers meet up

The Brighton Farm is a networking group for freelance web designers, developers and people with related mobile/digital skills.

We meet every Wednesday evening in a pub in central Brighton. It's a relaxed event and very casual, so don't worry if you've never been networking before, we're very friendly and chat is more important than business cards. 

If you're looking for a web freelancer, our website has the skills and profiles of many in the group, and you are welcome to come along to any of our meetings for a chat. 

Generally someone in the Farm can help you do what you want, and even if we can't, we're bound to know someone who can.
 

Time: 20:00-23:00
Full details
Caxton Arms pub
26 North Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 14 March

Open4Business: Skills and Apprenticeships

This year the Open4Business event will focus on ‘Skills and Apprenticeships’, reflecting one of the key themes of the Mid Sussex District Council’s Economic Development Strategy for 2018-2031. The event will combine an exhibition, networking opportunities and a speaker programme to engage and inform local businesses on starting, expanding and improving their apprenticeship and skills provision.

The event is open to all Sussex businesses from start-ups to corporates, who will have the chance to exhibit at the show and network with other companies and service providers. There will also be a programme of talks delivered by expert speakers, who will cover topics including:

  • The benefits of running an apprenticeship scheme
  • Busting myths about apprenticeships
  • The skills gap: what is it and how do we solve it?
  • STEM skills: why are they so important?
  • How to up-skill and re-skill your workforce to adapt to the modern business environment
  • The power of nurture: how to train and empower your workforce to perform to their best
 

Time: 11:30-16:00
Full details
Harlands Road College Site
Harlands Road
Haywards Heath
Thursday, 14 March

VR Brighton Show and Tell

Our VR Brighton Show and Tells offer you the chance to get hands-on and try a number of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality experiences being produced in the local area, as well as meet and network with their creators and other immersive innovators.

The VR Brighton Show and Tells are designed to be a chance for the community to showcase what they are working on and encourage valuable conversations between creatives. If you are looking to understand what the local community is producing, this is the event for you.

**If you or your company are interested in demonstrating your work to the community, this event provides a fantastic opportunity for valuable user testing and feedback. Please send an email to chris@wiredsussex.com to register your interest**

Event Running Order:
6:00pm - Event Starts
6:20pm - Open mic to introduce demos
6:30pm - Demos begin
7:30pm - Casual networking
8:30pm - Close

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: 18:00-20:30
Full details
The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Brighton
Thursday, 14 March

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 14th March, from 6pm.

There are limited places so book your spot now.
 

Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
Brewdog Brighton
52-54 Grand Parade
Brighton
Thursday, 14 March

Brighton Business Owners- Networking & Support

What is your story? Everyone has a story that made them an entrepreneur and we want to hear them!
About this Event
What is your story?

Everyone has a story that made them an entrepreneur and we want to hear them!

Whether you’re self-employed, running your own business (or aspiring to) and looking to connect with other like-minded people, join us as we share our stories, lessons learned and inspire others with our own, unique entrepreneurial journeys.

Meet & network with other business owners, entrepreneurs, freelancers, side hustlers, creatives & aspiring bosses based in Brighton & Hove, Sussex!

What you’ll get:

Plenty of time to connect with other business owners based in Brighton & Hove, and Sussex.
Hear inspiring stories and lessons learned from other business owners on a similar, yet different path.
Opportunity to share your own story in a friendly and collaborative environment.
Learn more about the ‘Brighton Business Owners - Networking & Support’ community, what’s to come and help shape how it moves forward.
What you’ll leave with:

Plenty of business cards and new friends.
Inspiration and knowledge of other ways of doing business that you can apply (or selectively ignore) to your own.
Knowledge of mistakes to avoid (and learn from) regardless of where you’re at on this journey.
Inspirational hit to kickstart your year!
THE AGENDA

THE AGENDA

18:45 - 19:00 Arrival

19:00 - 19:15 Networking

19:15 - 19:20 Intro from the Brighton Business Owners - Networking & Support: Tom & Magdalena

19:20 - 19:30 Talk 1: Ally Jones, Business Coach & Leadership Consultant

19:30 - 19:40 Talk 2: Vikki Parker, Intuitive Artist, Writer and Speaker in Brighton

19:40 - 19:50 Talk 3: TBC

19:50 - 20:15 Opportunity to tell your story… round the table open to everyone (2min each story)

20:15 -20:30 Networking/Break

20:30 -20:45 Opportunity to tell your story… round the table open to everyone (2min each story)

20:45 – 21:00 onwards Networking

Please Note: Cafe Plenty has been kind enough to let us host this event for FREE, so please do your part and buy a drink so we can keep this event running :-).

THE SPEAKERS

TBC

About Brighton Business Owners?

Magdalena & Tom set up the ‘Brighton Business Owners - Networking & Support’ community to connect like-minded business owners and give them a place where they can freely share their ideas, stories, struggles, wins, and learn from others, without judgement.If you haven’t already, please join our community here!

www.facebook.com/groups/285888462256146

We're doing this because we struggled to find a Brighton-based business group that focused primarily on collaboration & support. We want to cut out the sales pitches & self-promotions and focus on valuable, clear and actionable content - stuff that's actually going to help you grow your business.

This is just the beginning.
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
Cafe Plenty
St Augustine's Church
Brighton
Thursday, 14 March

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 welcome MaidSafe long-time enthusiasts as well as beginners. So don't feel like you have to be an expert to join us!

For the first meetup of 2019, our line up includes two talks that should be of interest to beginners and long-time enthusiasts alike.

>>> TITLE: 'An Introduction to the SAFE Network. For Everyone.'

ABSTRACT: In this talk, Dug Campbell will give a broad-ranging, high level view of the SAFE Network - what it is, what it represents and why it might very well be one of the most important technologies being developed today. So if you are completely new to the space, this is the perfect opportunity to discover MaidSafe and get all caught up.

BIO: Dug is Head of Marketing and Outreach at MaidSafe, based in Scotland. He first fell down the Bitcoin rabbit hole in 2012, before founding the Scottish Bitcoin Meetup and Scottish Bitcoin Conference in 2014, before organising the first Ethereum meetups and hackathons in Scotland. He started his career as a lawyer, spending over a decade advising technology startups and their investors, before pursuing an MBA and becoming an independent strategy consultant, working with companies such as Skyscanner amongst others. After joining the MaidSafe community in 2014, he now spends his time spreading the word about the SAFE Network. You can reach him directly on Twitter at @ dugcampbell or join in the conversation at safenetforum.org

>>> TITLE ‘How MaidSafe Is Building Fully ABFT Consensus for the World’

ABSTRACT Last year, MaidSafe announced the release of a new consensus algorithm that broke new ground for distributed networks. During this talk, co-inventor of the protocol Bartlomiej Kaminski will discuss the recent improvements that are being built into PARSEC to make it fully asynchronous and why they’ll ensure that it remains one of the most advanced BFT consensus protocols in the world’

BIO Coming from a physics background (with a M.Sc. in Physics in the domain of general relativity), Bart taught himself programming from the age of 13. He coded professionally in a number of languages (Python, C++, C#) before switching to Rust when he joined MaidSafe in 2016. At MaidSafe, he worked on the routing layer of a decentralised peer-to-peer network where he contributed to big parts of the network design and implementation in Rust, culminating recently in co-inventing PARSEC in 2018, one of the most advanced BFT consensus protocols.

As always, there will be plenty of people around to socialise --- informal discussion and questions are encouraged. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
The New Unity
52-53 London Road
Brighton
Thursday, 14 March

Async Web Tech Meetup: Imposter Syndrome

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.

This month, we'll be looking at imposter syndrome. You may have heard of it. You may have suffered from it. You might not even have realised it at the time.

This talk will explore a journey through imposter syndrome: recognition, acceptance and coping strategies.

Disclaimer: It won't contain a magic cure, but hopefully some of it will help!
 

Time: 19:15-21:30
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Friday, 15 March

Glug Brighton... The Blade Runner one

Hello Gluggers!

It's been a while since we threw a big party at Patterns, but fear not, we are back with a cracking event for you on March the 15th.

We will be gathering a whole array of creative talent spanning many genres of the commercial creative arts to talk about Blade Runner, turning grief into art & big bobbly heads.
 
Cost:  10.75
Time: 18:30-22:00
Full details
Patterns
10 Marine Parade
Brighton
Monday, 18 March

Spring Forward: Tech Bytes with American Express

American Express are delighted to hold an evening of networking and discussion in support of the Brighton Spring Forward Festival 2019. The evening will feature six lightning talks and a Q&A panel presented by inspiring women (and men) from diverse backgrounds working in technology at American Express. The topics covered will include disruptive technologies, agile concepts, career challenges and personal experiences.

#1 – Katrina Roberts is a Senior Vice President and Unit CIO for Global Commercial Services. She serves as executive sponsor for American Express’ Women in Technology diversity network and mentors women working in technology at all levels. Katrina will discuss how technology is transforming American Express, and how technology is helping to transform the company, keeping it competitive with multinational financial services corporations and fintechs.

#2 – Anna Wilde is an Engineer and recent graduate of Brighton University with a BSc in Computer Science. Anna will give an introduction to Machine Learning and discuss how to approach Machine Learning problems.

#3 – Madhu Roy and Shilpa Arora are Senior Engineers who will offer their insights into working in the technology industry, including challenges they have faced and support they have received to help progress their careers.

#4 – Sophie Davies-Patrick has worked in technology all her career, starting as a coder and currently serving as an Engineering Director. She will discuss Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose, a model that casts out reward and punishment as motivational tools and instead focuses on what it takes to make people really care about what they do.

#5 – Siobhan Shea is a Senior Java Engineer and REST API designer who has worked in our Technology organisation since 2005, starting as a Business Systems Analyst. Siobhan will give an overview of RESTful API design fundamentals, illustrated by a demo design for the fictional Cats.com internet company.

#6 – Vanessa Hackett is a Vice President in our Technology organisation whose 20-year career began when she joined American Express as an Executive Assistant. She will discuss the importance of and value the company places on diversity and inclusion within Technology, highlighting what it takes to continuously develop an environment that attracts diverse, talented people and then nurtures their talents in an authentically inclusive environment.

 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
68
Middle Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 19 March

Tech for Good - Networking & Social

Do you want to meet up and network with fellow techies and goodies (and baddies)? Come along to our very first Tech for Good Brighton ‘networking & social’ event at the North Laine Brewhouse.

Here’s the plan – no plan!

No talks, workshops or live polling working out who’s in the room. Just a chance to chat and get to know other members of our growing community.

And when we’re tired of chatting, we’ve lined up a ping battle for you: ‘techies v goodies’. That’s right, chat, networking and table tennis - that’s as social as they come!

Everyone’s welcome, whether you’re a community leader curious about good tech or a tech wizard looking to show off your latest App…or just someone interested in meeting like-minded people, come along.

And if you can’t wait that long, join our brand new Slack Workspace to kickstart the conversation online: https://bit.ly/2Sy1qWA

See you there!
 

Time: 17:30-20:00
Full details
North Laine Brewhouse
27 Gloucester Pl
Brighton
Tuesday, 19 March

BrightonAnalytics Meetup

We chat about web analytics. 

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
Full details
Evening Star
Surrey Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 19 March

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 March

WorthingDigital: Robot Evolution

I for one welcome our new robot overlords - Andy Budd

This talk takes you through 2,000 years of robot evolution, from the mechanical statue of Cleopatra in Alexandria, to the latest lab experiments.

During this journey we touch on issues of technology, morality and the socio-economic effects of a world dominated by robots.

As a UX design and service designer, I look at how robots will be increasingly used to deliver service experiences, and what us designers need to do in order to create the perfect human-robot interaction.
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
Town Hall
Chapel Road
Worthing
Tuesday, 19 March

CTO Meetup - Tuesday Series

Tuesday Series of Meetups.

Come along and share your thoughts, ideas and problems of being a C.T.O or senior technical lead.

If you have a problem or question you would like to discuss share your ideas on the slack channel before hand.

We alternate between Tuesdays and Thursdays every other month.
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
The Lord Nelson Inn
36 Trafalgar Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 20 March

FuseBox Brown Bag Lunch: Combining Arts and Tech Skills

FuseBox Brown Bag Lunch: How combining Arts and Tech skills can lead to better business

Does your business (or you) combine creativity and technology? Or are you interested in how merging art and tech skills can lead to more value creation?

Join us at this Brown Bag Lunch, where Martha Bloom from the University of Sussex will talk about her research into the ‘fusion’ of Arts and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) knowledge in today’s Creative Industries.

Martha will discuss the growing need for creative workers to have advanced, technological knowledge alongside artistic talent, the value and challenges of obtaining a fused skillset, and why we’re not seeing more fusion in the Creative Industries despite evidence that firms who combine creative and technological skills grow faster and are more innovative than those who don’t.

So, whether you’re an artist, technologist or an agency director, come along to participate in an interesting discussion, drawing on the experiences of attendees working in the Digital and Creative Industries and an opportunity to hear about, and directly feed into, academic work in this area.

This event is a short presentation, followed by discussion and will begin promptly at 12:00pm so please arrive on time.

This event has been specifically created for Fusebox residents and Wired Sussex members. If you would like to know more about FuseBox residency, Wired Sussex membership or have any questions about this event, we would love to hear from you! Drop a line to Rosalie@wiredsussex.com.

Please note that this event is being filmed.

More about the speaker:

Martha is a Doctoral Researcher at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex, where she teaches two masters courses on innovation and entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries. Her PhD research centres around skills and innovation in the Creative Industries, with a particular focus on the integration of Arts and STEM knowledge bases. She is also works for the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC), a new national research centre which provides independent research and authoritative policy recommendations to inform decision-making across the Creative Industries.

More about this event
A brown bag meeting is a casual meeting that occurs during the lunchtime period where participants bring their own lunch.

More about the FuseBox
The FuseBox is a hub in Brighton run by and home to independent membership organisation Wired Sussex for digital innovators, tech visionaries and creative technologists. We provide innovators with access to spaces, facilities, opportunities and expertise.

www.thefuseboxbrighton.com
 

Time: 12:00-13:00
Full details
The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Brighton
Wednesday, 20 March

Blogging For Business: Workshop and Networking

Hello Content Makers!

Let's learn how to use blogging and written content to build bigger businesses, grow communities and share our ideas!

Whether you've been before or if it's your first time, we'll make sure it feels fresh, useful and well worth your time. This meetup is for anyone looking to quickly launch or improve the blogging and written content side of their website or business.

The event will kick off with some free drinks, nibbles and a little bit of mingling! Then feature a short interactive talk and workshop from Content Club founder, Toby Moore.

The session will focus on helping you with a whole host of blogging tips, including:

- How to write a really great blog
- How to structure your writing and ideas
- How to know what to write about
- How to produce blogs faster and more regularly
- How to use your blog to get new customers

From there you will be able to test out some ideas, ask for advice and meet some new people.

Agenda:
5.30 - Networking and nibbles
6.00 - Welcome and intros
6.15 - Talk: Blogging for business
6.45 - Workshop: Build your next three blogs!
7.15 - More networking and nibbles!
7.30 - End... unless you fancy drink at the pub?!

We want you to walk away from evening feeling great about blogging, a brain (or notepad) full of great ideas for moving forward and hopefully some new contacts you can call upon to help you grow your blog, brand or business.

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

Time: 17:30-20:30
Full details
Platf9rm
Tower Point, Floor 5, 44 North Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 20 March

The Farm Freelancers meet up

The Brighton Farm is a networking group for freelance web designers, developers and people with related mobile/digital skills.

We meet every Wednesday evening in a pub in central Brighton. It's a relaxed event and very casual, so don't worry if you've never been networking before, we're very friendly and chat is more important than business cards. 

If you're looking for a web freelancer, our website has the skills and profiles of many in the group, and you are welcome to come along to any of our meetings for a chat. 

Generally someone in the Farm can help you do what you want, and even if we can't, we're bound to know someone who can.
 

Time: 20:00-23:00
Full details
Evening Star pub
55-56 Surrey Street
Brighton
Thursday, 21 March

HR Digital Media - Maximising Staff Performance

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.

Maximising Staff Performance

This session is tailored to provide managers with top tips on how to effectively develop their workforce to maximise performance. The session will also focus on how to fairly approach staff who are under performing.

In this meeting, we will discuss how to:

• Ensure that current appraisals are relevant and work well for your business
• Understand capability processes and procedures
• Set out the relevant legislation relating to performance and capability issues and how to practically apply it
• Prepare for sickness absence and grievances when performance managing employees.


Booking

This event will be held at our Brighton office, 9 Marlborough Place, Brighton, BN1 1UB from 9:15am – 11:15am.

Events are free for members. Membership costs £25 per year to cover refreshments. Membership invoices shall be issued upon your second HR Digital Media meeting and are to be paid by cash on the day.

If you have any queries please call Isaac McMahon on 01273 609911, or email isaac@ms-solicitors.co.uk. You can also join our HR Digital Media group on LinkedIn.
 

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

Brighton Gamification Meetup

This event is going to be centred around team skills in the workspace. Check back on the meetup page for further details. 

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

Spring Forward: Make Your Successful Business Website

Need a website for your business but not sure what to do?

As part of the Spring Forward Festival the objective of this workshop is to empower women to build their own website and feel more confident with technology. So please join us for this practical session if this is you! You'll leave with a clear understanding about how you can use a website to your advantage.

We will help you create a customer persona, understand who your website is for, what they will do when they visit and the actions you want them to take. 

The session will be practical and you’ll build at least a “Coming Soon” page for your website. You’ll use Create.net’s tools to build the website, these require no coding and have been used successfully by thousands of people who’ve never built a website before. The workshop will be a friendly and supportive environment in which to learn, so if you know nothing at all about building a website this is for you.

You will receive a free years subscription to Create.net’s Website Builder tools and hosting package when you attend (worth £70) and will be able to go live with your new website during the session if you want to. We can help you setup a domain name you already own or purchase a new one after the session.

You’ll need to bring your own laptop to build your website on and it will be beneficial (but not absolutely necessary) to prepare some content and ideas for your site in advance. 

 

Time: 18:00-20:30
Full details
68 Middle St
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Saturday, 23 March

Spring Forward: Mother & Daughter Creative Technology Workshop

Are you unsure exactly what computer programming is? Do you prefer to learn things hands-on, with real-world feedback? Then come along with your daughter to a FREE workshop to find out more!

Curiosity Hub is proud to be part of Spring Forward Festival, a Brighton-based month-long celebration of the role of women in digital culture. These workshops are free to attendees due to the kind support of the Festival sponsors.

Girls aged 6+, along with their mums (or other adult female mentor), are invited to attend one of our creative technology-based workshops. We will be running four sessions throughout the day, for two different age groups of girls.

The workshops will be facilitated by Jacqueline Currie - an aerospace engineer and founder of Curiosity Hub.

Only one ticket is required for each mother/daughter pair to attend a workshop.


Wild Animals with Lego WeDo (girls aged 6-9)

10-11am OR 1.30-2.30pm
You'll work with your daughter to assemble an 'alligator' robot using Lego® Education WeDo robotics kits and then use the visual drag-and-drop programming software to 'bring it to life' by instructing it to move and make sounds!

Please note, you will not be able to take the robotics kits home; you are invited to take photos/videos before we pack up.



Explorobotics with Lego Mindstorms (girls aged 9+)
11.30am-12.30pm OR 3-4pm

You and your daughter will first complete assembly of a Lego® Education Mindstorms robot, then creatively solve problems using the visual drag-and-drop programming software to make the robot move around the room, make sounds, sense obstacles and complete a variety of challenges!

Please note, you will not be able to take the robotics kits home; you are invited to take photos/videos before we pack up.

 

Time: 10:00-16:00
Full details
68 Middle St
Brighton
Sunday, 24 March

Chichester Raspberry Jam #10

A Raspberry Jam is the pun-tastic name for a meetup of people interested in making things with a Raspberry Pi computer. The Chichester Jam is a mixture of total beginners and some more experienced engineers working on some cool projects. Our Jam is a welcoming event where you’ll meet and learn from like-minded people in a friendly environment.

The theme for this Jam is to work on a robot car and track..... or just pop in and work on your own things with some friendly people who can help.

FAQs

 What can I bring into the event?

If you have a Raspberry Pi, keyboard, HDMI compatible screen, power supply and mouse please bring it along. We will help you get up and running.

 How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Yes, email the organiser at alexisbrooker@hotmail.com with any questions.

 What age group is suitable?

Children are very welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Our step by step worksheets are great for beginners, we have seen amazing things from children aged 5 and up. We follow the Raspberry foundation Safeguarding policy rpf.io/safeguarding
 

Time: 14:00-16:30
Full details
Centenary Church
St Georges Centenary Centre, Cleveland Road
Chichester
Monday, 25 March

FuseBox Brown Bag Lunch: Building online communities

FuseBox Brown Bag Lunch: Building online communities: the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of social media

Work in social media and what to learn more about how online communities form? At this Brown Bag Lunch, Sam Bernard from the University of Sussex will talk about his fascinating research into the impact of Trump supporters online and what it means for social media strategies.

Using the example of Reddit’s infamous Donald Trump community, Sam will explore how the design and management of an online platform can shape the communities that develop on it. And how this can lead to problems like trolling, harassment and the spread of conspiracy theories or “fake news”.

So, come along to this event for an overview of contemporary research on how online communities develop on social media and why they can become so divisive, as well as an in-depth look at how Trump supporters have made such effective use of mainstream online platforms in unexpected ways.

This event is a presentation followed by Q&A and will begin promptly at 12:00pm so please arrive on time.

This event has been specifically created for Fusebox residents and Wired Sussex members. If you would like to know more about FuseBox residency, Wired Sussex membership or have any questions about this event, we would love to hear from you! Drop a line to Rosalie@wiredsussex.com.

Please note that this event is being filmed.

More about the speaker:

Sam Bernard is a Sociology PhD student at the University of Sussex and anthropologist of strange online spaces.

More about this event
A brown bag meeting is a casual meeting that occurs during the lunchtime period where participants bring their own lunch.

More about the FuseBox
The FuseBox is a hub in Brighton run by and home to independent membership organisation Wired Sussex for digital innovators, tech visionaries and creative technologists. We provide innovators with access to spaces, facilities, opportunities and expertise.

www.thefuseboxbrighton.com
 

Time: 12:00-13:00
Full details
The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Brighton
Monday, 25 March

Wowhaus: Graphic Design Graduate Exhibition

“There are three responses to a piece of design - Yes, No and Wow! Wow is the one to aim for” Milton GlaserCalling all graphic and creative design agencies across the South!

Sutton Auckett / Dan Bisson / Poppy Leach / Melanie Seylehner / Holly Pearce / Andy TsangInvite you to Wowhaus, a graphic design exhibition showcasing six innovative and talented new graduates from Strohacker Design School.These advanced designers have extensive experience and skills in brand identity, print and pattern design, apparel, packaging and magazine design, advertising, website and UX design.

We’d love you to come along and join us at:

Location:Mordington BuildingRoom G.09University of Chichester, Bognor Regis Campus,Upper Bognor Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO2 1HR

The Date: Monday 25th March 2019

The Time: 14:00 - 19:00hrs

We really look forward to meeting you and showcasing our creative flair. 

 Many thanksTeam Wowhaus
 

Time: 14:00-19:00
Full details
University of Chichester, Mordington Building, Room G.09
Bognor Regis Campus, Upper Bognor Road
Bognor Regis
Monday, 25 March

Talent Talks: Getting ahead in the digital sector

Are you interested in forging a career in the creative and digital industries? Know that there has to be a better way to kick-start it than sending out CVs and cold calling?

For this Talent Talks event, Wired Sussex and a range of guest speakers will be sharing practical advice, tips and strategies to finding work and kick-starting your career in digital.

We’ll discuss the broad range of careers available, offer practical advice on how to find new work opportunities, stand out from the crowd and connect with the right people.

Whether you're a student or recent grad wanting to kick-start your career or you're looking for inspiration for a new career path, this event is for you.

The event is free to attend, but spaces are limited so sign-up now to secure a place.



** Guest speakers to be announced soon**



Talent Talks is a series of regular careers-focused events which culminate in a large, annual three-day festival in June called Talent Fest, designed to give job seekers a platform to meet and connect with some of the best digital, media and technology companies in Sussex, as well as get top careers advice from those working in the digital sector.
 

Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Brighton
Monday, 25 March

Spring Forward: Blending Art & Science

The women of Brandwatch's R&D team are delighted to be hosting this event as part of the Spring Forward series for Women's History Month.

A collection of our female Data Scientists, UX and UI Designers, Engineers and Product Managers will be leading a series of lightning talks and panels on the theme of communicating across boundaries in the co-creation of software.

There are two main lenses on communication we'll be using throughout the evening:

1) The blending of art and science isn't easy, but it's core to our business of building simple software capable of solving complex analytical problems. Strong collaboration and communication across different disciplines, sometimes with very different approaches and needs, is vital to achieving this but it can be really hard to do. We haven't always done this perfectly, and it's an area we've worked hard on over the past 2 years. We're excited to share what we've learned.

2) There's no denying that we're operating in a male dominated field, and this plays into how we're perceived and how we communicate, collaborate and get things done. We'll be sharing our experiences as women in tech, from first impressions to the impact of frequently being the only woman in the room. We're a work in progress, not a perfect example, but we're keen to share our experiences and advice for what has and hasn’t worked for us in addressing this imbalance. We'll also be making space for open forum discussion, questions and suggestions from our attendees; we're excited to hear how other people are approaching this really important issue.

And of course, there'll be plenty of time for sharing a drink and making new connections!

 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
68 Middle St
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Monday, 25 March

WordUp Brighton Meetup

Tim Nash - Going to the dark side, they have cookies.

Everyone should be a little bit worried about the security of their site, and at conferences, lots of security talks focus on practical steps people can take. In this talk, Tim will flip the norms and instead focus on several real examples of sites being hacked but from the attackers perspective. We will see the whole attacks from the bad actors view identifying targets, analysing vulnerable sites, adding payload, exploiting in doing so showing how sites are infected, how some tools do prevent certain attacks and how clever and indeed not so clever bad actors can circumvent lots of hardening done.

Each step we can analyse what could have been put in place to prevent and frustrate the attack and then look at how this can be implemented on your site.

Tim is the 34SP.com WordPress Platform Lead & Developer advocate. He is responsible for the management of the WordPress platform and keeping thousands of sites running fast and staying secure. He is also known to give the odd talk here and there and when he can blog and appear randomly on Youtube. Tims own site is timnash.co.uk and he writes about everything from security to home automation with a healthy dose of WordPress and humour.

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

AGENDA

- 6.00pm - 7.00pm - Welcome and Networking.

- 7.00pm - Talk begins.

- 7.40pm - 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: 18:00-21:00
Full details
Pragmatic
North Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 26 March

.NET South East Meetup

.NET South East is a new .NET / C# user group looking to build a vibrant .NET community in the south east of the UK. We would love to invite developers from the area to join us in learning about .NET and related technologies from expert speakers and enthusiasts.

It's an exciting time to be a .NET developer with the continual development of .NET Core. Welcome to the #dotnetrenaissance

If you're a developer in Brighton or the South East and would be interested in attending / speaking this event, please join up to be notified and help us to gauge the interest for this group.
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
Madgex Ltd
1 Gloucester Place
Brighton
Tuesday, 26 March

Brighton Podcast Meet-Up

Brighton Podcast Meet-Up is back!

Are you a podcaster in the Brighton & Hove area, keen to meet others and share ideas?
Do you run a business that could benefit from podcast advertising, but aren't sure where to start?
Are you interested in starting a podcast but not quite ready to take the leap?

If so, the 5th Brighton Podcast Meet-Up will be just what you're looking for!

Presented in partnership with Brilliant Noise and taking place just a literal stone's throw from Brighton station, this event is a great chance for an informal chat, a bite to eat, and to meet people from all experience levels in the weird and wild world of podcasting.

Our guest speaker will be Ollie Catchpole, organiser of WAVE: Brighton Podcast Festival, which will take place the following week. Come hear Ollie talk about why the festival is taking place, how he assembled a large-scale live event featuring the very best UK podcasters including Richard Herring, The Bugle, Romesh Ranganathan, and No Such Thing As A Fish.

Join us on March 26th to hear Ollie's thoughts and find out how you can get involved with the festival yourself.

This event is FREE, but please do RSVP so that we can estimate attendance numbers.
When all places are claimed, entrance will be closed - so register your interest now!
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
Brilliant Noise
International House, Queens Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 26 March

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, 26 March

Freelance Designer Show and Tell

This meet up is an opportunity to catch up with other freelance designers based in and around Brighton. It is a chance to talk about any issues you are having with work, get feedback on projects or just enjoy getting to know some other designers. We encourage bringing along anything with you that you would like to share or discuss. This can range from a project you are working on, to a book that you've found really helpful!  

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
The Projects
8-9 Ship Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 27 March

Breakfast Session: How to Work Effectively With Other Freelancers

Are you a freelancer interested in collaborating with others and expanding your network?

At this Breakfast Session, we'll be discussing how you can work with other freelancers most effectively. Looking at how to meet potential collaborators, the best methods for working together, how to approach clients, why you shouldn’t see other freelancers as competition, and lots of other practical advice.

Helping to lead the session will be experienced freelance peers within the community, who’ll be sharing what they’ve learned from working with other freelancers (the good and the bad), their successful business models and their top tips. The session will then be followed by a Q+A, where you can ask any specific questions you may have, as well as an informal discussion and a chance for networking.

So, whether you’re new to freelancing and looking for some advice on the best way to collaborate or you're more experienced and looking for some new inspiration, this event will give you practical advice and new ideas on how to work effectively with other freelancers.



Leading the session will be:



Nancy Platts

Nancy is a freelance consultant at Campaign Collective, an award-winning social enterprise helping charities, social enterprises, public service organisations and other campaigners benefit from affordable professional communications advice and support.



Charlotte Young, Copper Moth Design & Scarlet Cummins

Charlotte specialises in branding and graphic design across print and digital, working with small businesses and other agencies and also creates bespoke jewellery.

Scarlet is a freelancer designer working in print and digital design and works in-house as a freelancer for various cultural institutions, charities and small businesses. She also began the Freelance Designer Show + Tell back in 2018, to allow freelance designers to come together and share ideas, which is where her and Charlotte met and developed the We Create Collective, a space for creatives of all kinds.



Samantha Harland

Sam is a freelance Start-Up and Business Advisor, passionate about driving change, entrepreneurship and innovation. She also recently became a freelance associate at The Hoxby Collective - a global community of handpicked freelance experts working flexibly together to deliver exceptional work and championing the right to individual workstyles.


A huge thank you to Plus Accounting Chartered Accountants for sponsoring this Breakfast Session!


Plus Accounting is a firm of chartered accountants, registered auditors & business advisers in Brighton. Whether you're a new start-up, an established business or looking to grow, they will take an active approach in developing a strong understanding of you and your business.



** 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
Wednesday, 27 March

The Business Knowledge Network: Marketing Forum

Marketing Forum - A Business Knowledge Network event from the University of Chichester Business School 

This month the Business Knowledge Network takes a slight twist and instead of a presentation we have will be having round table discussions. 

Using our popular and well regarded Marketing Forum format, this is your opportunity to work with Business School Marketing students and other SME business owners to overcome marketing challenges and create new ideas. 

Each group will be expertly facilitated by Lionel Bunting (Senior Lecturer in Marketing) or Gareth Sear (Business Support Manager). Both facilitators have a wealth of experience in business and facilitating round table discussions, to ensure you get the most from them. 

The Business School uses these discussion groups in the form of Action Learning Sets on all our programmes, from undergrad to MBA, through to our Business Growth Groups and Business Hot House programmes. It is often cited as THE most beneficial part of these Hot House programmes to overcome challenges and barriers in business. 

Come along, bring a Marketing challenge or barrier and get fresh new input from other SME owners and Marketing students. 
 

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

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.  

Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
Barclays Eagle Labs
1 Preston Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 27 March

Laravel and Lager Meetup

Tonight is your time to shine. Grab the mic and give us your latest hit, or better still your latest Laravel dilemma, genius idea, or aha moment for us to all marvel, debate and discuss.

All levels welcome from super-pro "I used Laravel to build a sentient shopping bot which went on to win a presidential nomination in Gana" 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. we don't actually have a mic, and any actual singers will be asked to sit on the other side of the pub with the "social" people.
 

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

Brighton Data Forum Meetup

Hi and welcome to the Brighton Data Forum!

This is a meet up set up to bring together the people and organisations based in Brighton doing great work with data.

There's a whole range of amazing individuals, companies and thought leaders based locally doing incredible things and we want to help encourage a Brighton-based community around all of this activity.

We're hoping to have a blend of semi-formal talks from local speakers as well as informal data chat. Currently we're covering a whole range of data-related topics including governance, management, integration, visualisation, analytics, data science etc. so there's plenty of scope to find something of interest.

Thanks and look forward to seeing you there!
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Note: Because of a limitation of the venue, we need to ask that you please be punctual or contact the organisers in advance if you foresee being late. If you arrive late, the lobby to the building will be closed as the event starts and there won't be anyone downstairs to let you in.
 

Time: 18:30-20:30
Full details
Brandwatch
Church St
Brighton
Wednesday, 27 March

The Farm Freelancers meet up

The Brighton Farm is a networking group for freelance web designers, developers and people with related mobile/digital skills.

We meet every Wednesday evening in a pub in central Brighton. It's a relaxed event and very casual, so don't worry if you've never been networking before, we're very friendly and chat is more important than business cards. 

If you're looking for a web freelancer, our website has the skills and profiles of many in the group, and you are welcome to come along to any of our meetings for a chat. 

Generally someone in the Farm can help you do what you want, and even if we can't, we're bound to know someone who can.
 

Time: 20:00-23:00
Full details
Caxton Arms pub
26 North Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 28 March

How to Sell your Value and not your Time

Are you a sole trader, freelancer or growing business that sells a service? Do you struggle to sell your service based on value rather than time or flat project fees?

Are you billing by time? This method has obvious constraints, number of staff, number of days, number of hours. However, if you bill based on value, the amount you can charge is essentially limitless.

During this workshop we will discuss the following points;

What is value-based pricing and why is it important?

What is the client really buying from you?

How value-based pricing and selling impacts pitches and proposals

How do you measure the success of value-based pricing?

Choosing the right business entity?

Taxable benefits of sole trader v limited

Rob Da Costa, Business Coach and Mentor has over 30 years' experience of working with service based businesses and will be joined by Alex Koupland, Client Manager at Plus Accounting who will be discussing the importance of choosing your right business entity and making sure that as you grow and you have the right pricing in place, you also need to ensure that you are aware of the tax benefits and implications of this.

If you want to understand more about communicating effectively with your market and ensuring that you are selling your service on value and not time, you will become more profitable, work with the right kinds of clients and ultimately enjoy what you do.

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

Workshop will be held at MyHotel on Jubilee Street, Brighton on Thursday 28 March - please join us from 9.00am for light refreshments and we will begin the Workshop at 9.15am.
 

Time: 09:00-10:30
Full details
MyHotel Brighton
17 Jubilee Street
Brighton
Thursday, 28 March

The.Update - A Roundtable Series

The.Update

A Roundtable Series

The.Update is a roundtable that contributes to open, connected and transparent communities. A way to build stronger bonds between entrepreneurs, start-ups, freelancers and the wider community as a whole. A periodical update by and for the community in the form of skill sharing, knowledge swapping and exchanging networks and contacts.


Sharing techniques and tools promotes efficiency, improves wellbeing and brings a sense of pride about being part of something greater. A community that brings insights and practices to the table. A family of professionals that inspire, support and celebrate the achievements of one another.


Come along and welcome to the family.
 

Time: 12:00-13:00
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The Projects
8-9 Ship Street
Brighton
Thursday, 28 March

Brighton DevOps, Dev & Test Meetup

After a great series of events last year we're really happy to announce the first in 2019!

Returning with our usual format of guest speakers & informal networking over drinks, we hope that you will join us & the Brighton DevOps, Dev & Test Community on the 28th March @ The Walrus,

We've moved locations so please make note, The Walrus is located at 10 Ship Street, Brighton. This venue is larger and should allow for much easier access.

If you have any questions in the mean time surrounding the event, or how you can get involved, please do not hesitate to contact me on LinkedIn:
https://linkedin.com/in/jordancarter26

Hope to see you all there on the 28th

Broadlight | TWH
 

Time: 18:00-22:00
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The Walrus
10 Ship St
Brighton
Thursday, 28 March

Barclays Industry 4.0 Frenzy - Augmented and Virtual Reality

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. This doesn't need to be a scary or daunting subject, its something we all need to embrace and use to our advantage... Come and find out how businesses are already using these technologies.

We are fortunate enough to have speakers from various backgrounds who have started the journey, some have implemented AR and VR into their existing business, some have created an organization based on this new tech and others live and breathe AR/VR. There will be short talks from each of our talented speakers with discussion followed by a question and answer session.

Also, it's a great opportunity to tour our beautiful new Lab showing you exactly how we can help connect your business to the world.

Join us to connect, share and learn over some of Brighton's best food and drinks!
 

Time: 18:00-20:00
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Barclays Eagle Lab
1 Preston Road
Brighton
Thursday, 28 March

Brighton Web Development Meetup: Show + Tell

Tonight we will be having a show and tell evening.

So if you fancy bringing a project that you would like to do a 10 minute demo on, or have a tech project that you wanted some advice on, then tonight is a good night to come along.

We are a friendly, helpful group and everyone is welcome no matter your level of web development experience.

We will be having a beers and pizzas as well.

Hope to see you there.
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
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The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Friday, 29 March

The Cyber Threat To UK Businesses

The Cyber Threat To UK Businesses

Based on our Online GCHQ Certified Training

We hear about the threat from hackers, criminals, nation states and terrorists every day, but what does it mean and who/what is really a threat to our businesses, reputation and livelihood? Because, if we don't know, how can we stop it?

The Cyber Threat to UK Businesses is one that is forever growing. From insider attacks, to hackers, to phishing emails - the threats to our businesses are all around us. The digital revolution presents huge advantages, but also brings new risks that we need to understand and tackle given our increasing dependence on cyberspace.


This free training event is based on our GCHQ and APMG Certified Online Training Courses, all of which were created and designed by one of the few National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Professional Lead Security and Risk Advisors (CCP SIRA).


GCHQ is one of the three UK Intelligence and Security Agencies, along with MI5 and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and provides assistance on the security of Government communications and electronic data.

Our Venue Sponsor:

Sussex Innovation Centre

Science Park Square, Brighton, BN1 9SB

The Sussex Innovation Centre is a stimulating location for entrepreneurs, start-ups and innovative growing companies, offering strategic advice, a willing business support team and, for those who need it, flexible, professional office space. Their goal is to help you grow quickly and sustainably during the vital early years of operation.

We hope you can join us and we look forward to seeing you all!
 

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