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Date Event Location
Thursday, 01 August

Async: An Introduction to AR.js and A-Frame

Ed Silverton will be presenting some of the WebAR work he has been doing at Mnemoscene, followed by a coding workshop to introduce some of the basic concepts, including how to use GLTF objects, custom markers, and animation. This workshop is suitable for beginners and experienced web developers with an interest in learning AR.js and A-Frame.  

Time: 19:15-21:30
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Thursday, 01 August

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
Tuesday, 06 August

Brighton Indie Coffee

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

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

Absolutely everyone with an interest in making video games welcome!

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

Time: 09:30-12:00
Full details
St. Ann's Well Garden Cafe
St. Ann's Well Garden
Brighton
Tuesday, 06 August

Friendly SEO: An intro to getting found in Search

Come and have a pint and learn about SEO.

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

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

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

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

Where?

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

Buy a pint on the way up!


Who is this talk for?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SEO Shouldn't be scary!
 

Time: 17:30-20:00
Full details
Craft Beer Co
22-23 Upper North Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 06 August

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, 07 August

ResearchOps Breakfast

Social meetup to share your experiences and talk all things ResearchOps. ResearchOps Breakfast is a monthly meet up for anyone who works in user research to meet and discuss challenges and approaches to the management, organisation, development and execution of research operations.Open to anyone to drop in, have some food, drink some coffee, meet people and share your stories amongst friends.  

Time: 08:30-10:00
Full details
Bills Restaurant
100 North Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 07 August

Brighton Indie Social

A simple, friendly monthly pub meet for everyone and everybody who is, was or wants to be an Indie Gamedev. All fields of expertise, areas of interest, and levels of experience welcome! All types of gamemakers - video games, board games, card games, interactive fiction, escape rooms........

No agenda - show off what you're working on, get/give advice, network and make contacts or just have a relaxed chat.
 

Time: 18:00-23:00
Full details
Fountain Head
101-102 North Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 07 August

PHP Sussex Meetup

Join us for the August instalment of PHP Sussex!

We were delighted with the first session in July, thanks so much to everyone who made it along. Hopefully you all enjoyed it as much as we did! We'll be running these on the first Wednesday of every month so be sure to keep it in the diary.

For our next event, Rob Waller will be talking us through Unit Testing in WordPress. Rob is a senior developer with nearly 15 years of experience and a passion for testing, so we're really looking forward to this one!

Follow him on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/RobDWaller

Free local pizza, beers and soft drinks will all be provided. We'll be kicking off around 18:30 and, as usual, all are welcome.

See you there!
 

Time: 18:30-20:30
Full details
International House
Queens Road
Wednesday, 07 August

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, 08 August

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 8th August, from 6pm.

There are limited places so book your spot now.
 

Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
Brewdog
52-54 Grand Parade
Brighton
Friday, 09 August

Women in Games Drinks

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

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

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

Time: 19:00-23:00
Full details
Loading Brighton
Unit 11, Lower Promenade, Madeira Drive
Brighton
Tuesday, 13 August

Brighton Indie Coffee

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

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

Absolutely everyone with an interest in making video games welcome!

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

Time: 09:30-12:00
Full details
Alcampo Lounge
84-86 London Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 13 August

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, 14 August

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, 15 August

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
Full details
The Projects
8-9 Ship Street
Brighton
Thursday, 15 August

nUXers - the meetup group for junior-midweight UXers

nUXers is a group of junior-midweight UX professionals in the first few years of our careers.We meet monthly to chat, practice workshop exercises, share our experiences and voice all our silly questions in a safe space.

The atmosphere is friendly and informal with a focus on interactive workshop style exercises, run by group members or invited guests.This event is targeted at people who are interested in developing their UX skills, rather than complete beginners wanting an introduction to UX. 

We meet in the back room of a pub, which serves cold beer and delicious Thai food, and we always leave plenty of time for socialising.We hope you can join us :)
 
Time: 18:30-21:30
Full details
Three Jolly Butchers
59 North Rd
Brighton
Thursday, 15 August

CTO Meetups - Thursday Series

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: 19:00-22:00
Full details
The Lord Nelson Inn
36 Trafalgar Street
Brighton
Friday, 16 August

WordCamp Brighton 2019

WORDCAMP BRIGHTON 2019

WordCamp Brighton is back for its forth year! Our conference will be held on the 16th and 17th of August 2019. Contribution Day will take place on Sunday 18th August.

https://2019.brighton.wordcamp.org/

WHAT IS WORDCAMP BRIGHTON 2019?

WordCamp Brighton is just one of the many WordCamps that happen all over the world. They’re relaxed and informal conferences organised by WordPress users, and are open to everyone who’s keen to learn, share knowledge, and celebrate WordPress. 

WordCamp Brighton aims to be a fun, accessible and diverse event. Regardless of your experience with WordPress, you’re invited to join us beside the seaside this August – we’d love to see you there!

WHERE IS WORDCAMP BRIGHTON 2019?

The event will be hosted at the Clarendon Centre on the 16th and 17th of August.

THE CLARENDON CENTRE ADDRESS:

47 New England Street
Brighton
East Sussex
BN14GQ

 
Cost:  35 Time: 09:00-20:00
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The Clarendon Centre
47 New England Street
Brighton
Sunday, 18 August

Contribution Day - WordCamp Brighton 2019

What is Contribution Day?Contribution Day is for everyone, of every experience level and any specialism. It’s an opportunity to work on various aspects of WordPress, giving back to the open source project and the community.

Contribution Day is a free however ticketed event. Tickets are obtainable at the website.

https://2019.brighton.wordcamp.org/tickets/Here are some of the teams you can work with on the day:AccessibilityBuddyPressCommunityCoreDesignDocumentationFlowMarketingMetaMobilePolygotsSupportThemesTrainingTVIf you would like to lead one of these teams, then please go to the website and get a ticket.
 

Time: 09:00-17:00
Full details
The Clarendon Centre
47 New England Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 20 August

Brighton Indie Coffee

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

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

Absolutely everyone with an interest in making video games welcome!

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

Time: 09:30-12:00
Full details
St. Ann's Well Garden Cafe
St. Ann's Well Garden
Brighton
Tuesday, 20 August

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, 21 August

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, 22 August

Sussex Data Science Meetup: Gaming for Data Literacy

This is a great event for networking. Normally we have two technical talks but for our summer event we have a different format.We'll get you playing Datopolis, a tactile and engaging game designed to bring key data concepts and challenges to life.  

Time: 18:30-20:30
Full details
Jellyfish Office
Sovereign House, Church Street
Brighton
Thursday, 22 August

MaidSafe and the SAFENetwork Meetup in Brighton

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!

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!

In the past, we have had a mixture of introduction and technical talks by Maidsafe staff members. We have not finalised the line up for this meetup yet, but we will update this page as soon as possible. So sign up for the event to receive updates and guarantee your spot!
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
The New Unity
52-53 London Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 27 August

Brighton Indie Coffee

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

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

Absolutely everyone with an interest in making video games welcome!

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

Time: 09:30-12:00
Full details
Alcampo Lounge
84-86 London Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 27 August

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: 13:00-14:30
Full details
The Projects
8-9 Ship St
Brighton
Tuesday, 27 August

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, 28 August

Thrive's Meetup for Female Founders and Women in Business

The Thrive Effect is social enterprise on a mission to give female founders the inspiration, knowledge and connections they need to start and grow a thriving small business. One of the ways we do this is via our monthly Meetups.

Each Thrive Meetup is two-hours long, during which there is a FEMALE FOUNDER-LED TALK followed by a PEER SUPPORT SESSION. All our talks are delivered by knowledgeable female founders who want to share their expertise and give practical tips for our Meetup attendees to put into practice within their own businesses. Our peer support sessions are an opportunity for attendees to discuss and explore potential solutions to their current business challenges, as well as gain feedback on any new ideas they have.

Attendees come from a range of industries, and are mainly in the first three years of running their own business or social enterprise. Female business support practitioners and professional service staff also attend to share their expertise and experience.

People leave our Thrive Meetups feeling inspired, informed and energised - ready to work on the next steps along their entrepreneurial journey.

Drinks and nibbles are provided. Tickets cost £5.00 per person.
 
Cost:  5
Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
Barclay Eagle Labs
1 Preston Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 28 August

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, 29 August

Brighton Web Dev Meetup: The essential DevOps kitbag

"Why microservices fail. The essential DevOps kitbag"

By Steve Ross-Talbot

In this talk, Steve will examine some of the reasons why micro services deliver well early on and then fray at the edges and start to fail as we scale. The birth of micro services was arguably from observations that James Lewis made about how we deliver business value and at what granularity. Those observations have led to much faster CDCI pipelines into cloud native execution environments and blurred the distinction between production and pre-production environments. In looking at why micro services fail we shall mitigate the failure modes by the use of technology and the reshaping of organisational structures to ensure we can scale. Inevitably it leads to some of the essential tooling and processes that should be in the DevOps kitbag.

Bio
Steve Ross-Talbot is a professor of Distributed Computing at Kingston University in London. He is an Hon. Research Fellow at Napier University in Edinburgh. He is also an author of the SOA Manifesto and a former chair of all the Web Services standards in W3C. He is co-founder of the Zero Deviation Lifecycle (ZDLC) having been the CEO and CSO of the ZDLC Business Unit in Cognizant. Amongst his previous exploits are project Hoodini at Nomura, the founder of SpiritSoft and the first commercial Java Messaging System (JMS) and Complex Event Processing (CEP) systems, as well as speaking at conferences about distributed systems design and microservuces. Steve is currently a technology strategy consultant for many large international banking clients.

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

We will be having half-time pizzas and beers/refreshments as usual.

We hope to see you there.
 

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