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Date Event Location
Wednesday, 03 July

The Future of Publishing

Join BIMA South in Brighton on Wednesday 3rd July for our Breakfast Briefing at Pragmatic Agency.

Holly Hall, MD of BIMA will welcome our guest speakers:

Gina Roughan, Director of Content Services for award winning customer experience digital agency Zone, a Cognizant Digital Business

Tom Hall, Founder (and Brother) at creative content agency Contented Brothers and

David Lockie, Founder and CEO of Pragmatic, a 50 person digital agency based in Brighton.

Our speakers will be giving short 10-15 minute presentations on ‘The Future of Content: tackling audience fragmentation' followed by questions from the audience and discussion hosted by Holly Hall, BIMA.

Gina will be looking at how audiences & channels in today’s digital world do not require more content/more noise; just better targeted, more nuanced versions of content, to meet specific audience needs as part of a premium customer experience’.

Gina leads the content services practice across Zone, working with B2C, B2B and non-profit clients to define effective content strategies, quality guidelines, optimisation and measurement frameworks and effective onshore and offshore production processes, all in the name of effective multi-channel CX.

Tom's focus will be challenging (and complimenting) some of Gina's views around content production, but will also be exploring the benefits of producing a high quantity of content and talking from his experience in working on international content production projects.

After an (unfinished) PhD on tudor dietary guides Tom was co-founder of t5m, an online television network that produced 100s of hours of celebrity and event focused branded content. At Contented Brothers his work with clients centres on content strategy, maintaining a focus on the creation of effective and purposeful content.

David will be focusing on future of content, and how brands can measure, drive and monetise their content strategy.

David is the founder and CEO of Pragmatic, a 50 person digital agency based in Brighton, offering strategy & consultancy, branding & design and development services to clients such as Sage, Bacardi, DPD, ITV and The Economist. avid is also the co-chair of BIMA Blockchain Council and also heads up Pragmatic's sister brand and blockchain focused agency Dcent.

Huge thanks to Pragmatic Agency for hosting this BIMA event. Further speakers will be announced soon.
 

Time: 08:30-10:00
Full details
Pragmatic Agency
Chandos House 2nd Floor 26 North Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 03 July

PHP Sussex Meetup

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

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

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

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

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

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

Build Stuff by the Sea Meetup - Eastbourne

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

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


 

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

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, 05 July

Brighton Ruby Conference

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

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

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

Unity Developer Day: Brighton 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Full schedule announced soon!

Confirmed talks

Building Instant Games with Project Tiny

Liam Sorta, Technical Evangelist - Unity (@LiamSorta )

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

Reckless prototyping

Eike Decker, Software Developer - InnoGames (@zet23t)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Develop: Brighton

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

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

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

Inform, Inspire & Share with Creative Assembly

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

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

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

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

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

Please note that the venue is fully wheelchair accessible.

THE SPEAKERS

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

Keza MacDonald, Video Games Editor, the Guardian

Victoria Prentice, Senior Dialogue Engineer, Creative Assembly

 

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

Women in Games 10 Year Anniversary Networking Lunch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Flock #6 - Shoreham Creative, Digital & Entrepreneurial Meetup

After a mini break of busyness, the Shoreham meetup for digital, creative and entrepreneurial folk, Flock, is back!

Flock is for makers - of businesses, products and things. We like meeting people with a maker mindset of having ideas and making them happen.

Our next Flock is on Wednesday, 10th July at Ginger & Dobbs, Shoreham. We'll be meeting at 7.30pm with a start time of 8 pm.

In an act of self-indulgence, we thought you might like to hear some more about at least one of the founders of the Flock. Mostly because it’s a great story of making.

So next up to share his story is Andy Mindel, serial entrepreneur, (founder of Wordtracker and Shore Ride amongst others), farm owner, fire starter, true maker, and dare I say it, stirringly nice guy.

Andy started Wordtracker from his bedroom back in 1999, during the early stages of the web.

The tool harnesses web searches to help companies research and discover new markets. It is now one of the leading keyword research tools in the marketplace.

He also helped his team to create onboardhq.com, an email service that currently powers ITV on demand (aka Love Island!).

After moving to Shoreham and taking up paddle boarding he created Shore Ride, which helped to get his board from home to the beach using his bike. After seeing others struggling with the same issue he created a few more and eventually turned the idea into a product now available across Europe to purchase.

He even experimented with building a safety deposit box business. Though this was at the same time that the Hatton Garden Heist happened, which didn’t help the launch a great deal…

He loves to experiment with ideas. Some turn into something and others fail but he’s learnt some interesting things along the way which he’d love to share at this Flock.

In short, Andy is an archetypal Flock maker.

On a slightly random note, if you have kids and love to dance he also created a video with his son where he compressed 5 years of dancing into 1 minute 45 seconds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOOxYQL4wQg

We look forward to seeing you all on the 10th of July.

Al & Andy
 

Time: 19:30-22:30
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Thursday, 11 July

Tech-Privacy Workshop

A workshop exploring the privacy challenges scale-ups face in implementing new technologies within a strong ethical and legal framework

Face Recognition, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Wearable Tech, Augmented/Virtual Reality, Behavioural Prediction and Tracking and Med-Tech all offer huge opportunities to change our lives and grow our businesses, but these technologies come with responsibility, and legal obligations.

These small interactive workshops are designed to explore the potential privacy challenges these technologies create, and more importantly, how we can build protections into our systems and processes to protect users and ultimately our business.

These free monthly events are scheduled for the second Thursday of each month and are guided by our attendees, to ensure maximum value to participants as the events grow.

Hosted by Data Compliance Specialists, Brighton's leading Privacy professional focused on the high-tech sector, and by Phil May, an IAPP Certified Privacy Pro and experienced high-tech professional who has worked for numerous software and hardware companies in both the UK and Silicon Valley.

Benefits of attending:

Learn about the legal requirements GDPR and other jurisdictions place on the use of these technologies
Hear from other privacy professionals about the challenges they've faced and how they overcame them
Network with other business leaders facing similar issues
Feel free to contact Phil May (phil@datacompliancespecialists.co.uk) if you have any questions. You can also signup for our free monthly Privacy & Security Awareness Newsletter to be kept updated on all the latest privacy and security news and tips.

See you there!
 

Time: 12:30-13:30
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Thursday, 11 July

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 11th July, 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, 12 July

WorthingDigital Lunchtime Talks

Theme: Success

Speakers:
Alison Jones - creating a culture of success 

Today, organisations need extraordinary and game-changing leaders to drive commercial success. Whether you’re running your business alone or have a team around you, the need for high-performance is essential for any small businesses looking to shake up their industry. Alison explores what it takes to create a culture where success is inevitable in 2019. She has over 10 years’ experience as a Director, Learning and Development specialist and Leadership Coach and has partnered with leading Financial Services, Digital Marketing, Health and Beauty and Professional Services companies in the UK.

Steve Gallagher - How leadership and success are a mixture of corporate and personal branding 

As a business owner, do you present yourself as an individual, a company or a combination of both? In our new, always connected workplace, employees and employers are the new faces of corporate culture. This is especially true when you are a smaller business where the lines between personal and company brand are converging. Steve discusses some surprising examples along with providing useful takeaways to help you understand the power of using personal branding to support and develop the corporate brand (and vice-versa). Steve has over 20 years' experience working with top brands such as Apple, Gillette, American Express and Telefónica. He honed his skills working with agencies Ogilvy & Mather, Concept and Random Media before starting his digital design agency, Jumpstart in 2002.

Leon Neville - How you can connect with audiences to deepen your understanding of them and hopefully increase the chances of success for your business

Audiences are increasingly fragmented and harder to reach especially when marketing to those who are digitally savvy, mobile first and living an on-demand lifestyle. With these challenges front of mind, businesses that invest time or resource into deepening the understanding of their audience and increase the knowledge of their marketplace will increase their chances of future success. Leon, founder of All Ears Group, will share thoughts and practical tips on how you can connect with or work with audiences to deepen understanding and inform your own or your clients' business strategy. 

Leon has spent an entire career in market research starting and training on the agency-side and then moving client-side. He spent a decade at Universal Music leading audience insights teams there and prior to that, 5 years in TV Broadcasting & Film/TV distribution including 3 years at Walt Disney International Television. 

Plenty of friendly networking, teas and coffees and light snacks.This event is open to all.
 

Time: 13:00-14:30
Full details
Freedom Works
31 Chatsworth Road
Worthing
Friday, 12 July

Women in Games Drinks

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

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

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

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

Brighton Indie Hacker Dinner Meetup #2

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

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

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

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

Magento Meet Up Brighton

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

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

Our Speakers for the event are as follows;

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

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

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

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

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

Look forward to seeing you on the 17th July!
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
GENE Commerce Head Office
20 Middle Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 23 July

Brighton Indie Coffee

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

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

Absolutely everyone with an interest in making video games welcome!

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

Time: 09:30-12:00
Full details
St. Ann's Well Garden Cafe
St. Ann's Well Garden
Brighton
Wednesday, 24 July

Design Thinking Workshop: Company Culture

Over a lunchtime session learn how to use Design Thinking and creative problem solving to overcome challenges, collaborate across teams and pave the way for growth, fast!

Each session will have its own theme where you can solve your business challenge. This month's theme is fostering your best company culture as you scale-up. During the session, Wolfcub will explain what Design Thinking is and how you can use their Design Sprint Throw Down process to solve your business challenges.

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

How to solve real business challenges with creative problem solving
How to silently collaborate as a team
How to reach the best solution for your challenge
How to reach a consensus with the team and a way to move forward
From the session, you can expect to come away with actionable steps. You will even receive a writeup of your challenges, solutions and actionable tasks, as well as check-in call to see how your tasks are progressing.

Ps. Remember to bring your lunch with you!

Wolfcub Digital is a Brighton-based creative agency that run innovation workshops to help organisations grow.
 

Time: 13:00-14:30
Full details
Sussex Innovation Centre
Science Park Square Falmer
Brighton
Wednesday, 24 July

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
Thursday, 25 July

Brighton Indie Hackers: Coffee Meet #1

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

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

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

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, 25 July

AI Frenzy - An introduction to and Demystifying AI

AI is a Buzzword being thrown around left, right and centre. But what does it actually mean and how might it change the way we live in the future?

With the help of our amazing speakers from Brightminded, DataJavelin and Storystream, sharing their experiences and knowledge, we hope to give you a far better understanding of AI and to dispel some of the myths surrounding it.

Come along to learn about this emerging technology, ask those burning questions and connect with other likeminded buisnesses and professionals over some of Brightons best food and drink provided by Barclays Eagle Labs.
 

Time: 17:30-20:00
Full details
Barclays Eagle lab
1 Preston road
Brighton
Thursday, 25 July

Tech for Good Brighton Summer Social

Do you want to meet up and network with fellow techies and goodies? Come along to our Tech for Good Brighton Summer 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 if you like networking but prefer not to chat, we’ve got a couple of table tennis tables to use – round-the-table, ‘techies v goodies’ battle, ‘Smart Phone’ Ping…so much fun you can have with a table tennis table!

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.

North Laine Brewhouse also have some good offers on local craft ales on Thursdays!

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

See you there!
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
North Laine
27 Gloucester Pl
Brighton
Thursday, 25 July

Brighton Data Forum

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there!
 

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

Sussex Azure User Group

Welcome!

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

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

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

Timings as follows:

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

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

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

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

21:15 - 22:00 - Networking and Close

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

See you there!

Jack & Ryan
 

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

Brighton Web Dev Meetup: Building Web Apps using Micro Frontends

"Building Web Apps using Micro Frontends"
by Nicholas Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

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

We hope to see you there.
 

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

Brighton Indie Coffee

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

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

Absolutely everyone with an interest in making video games welcome!

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

Time: 09:30-12:00
Full details
Alcampo Lounge
84-86 London Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 31 July

Brighton SaaS Marketers Meetup

Brighton is fast becoming a SaaS hotbed, with big-name companies such as Brandwatch, Ratuken Marketing and Avalara in the city, along with fast-growing businesses like Elucidat, BrightLocal and Pi Datametrics.

As a marketer, that means a whole bunch of people in your shoes, facing similar challenges and seeking new opportunities for growth.

Our aim is to bring together Brighton's SaaS marketers to discuss strategy, scaling and the future of SaaS marketing.

Come to our first friendly, informal meet-up to:

Network with like-minded marketers

Learn how marketing teams operate at different stages of company maturity, from start-up to scale-up and beyond

Share successes and new ideas to take back to your office and try out
 

Time: 09:00-10:30
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Trading Post Coffee Roasters
40 Kensington Gardens
Brighton
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