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Date Event Location
Tuesday, 02 July

KTN Metamaterials event

IMPORTANT: This is a two-part event

Daytime Event (9:30-16:00): Connecting Local Industry to Metamaterials and Emerging Materials Research in the South of England

Evening Event (17:30-21:00): Connecting Local Industry in the South of England with Investors; Networking and Exhibition

The University of Sussex, in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Knowledge Transfer Network, is organising this two-part event.

The Daytime Event:

The Metamaterials and Emerging Materials Event is intended to connect a number of universities in the South of England with local companies and industry to increase cross-collaboration between the universities and local businesses. The universities will be showcasing technologies to local industry delegates with the aim of boosting collaboration with local enterprise.

 

Purpose:

Network and inform local industry of the work and capabilities of local universities in this area of Metamaterials and Emerging Materials in the South of England.
Boost local innovation, commercial growth and collaboration between enterprise and academia by exploiting deep-tech research and developments in the south.
Showcase emerging metamaterials and materials to explore their potential commercial applications for industry and their positive impact on society and the environment.
 

Who Should Attend?

Materials experts, engineers, product developers and researchers
Industry R&D and innovation managers and directors
New Product Development managers
Public sector officers involved in: Health; Transport; Energy; Security; R&D and innovation; Environment; Creative Industries
 

Why Attend?

Learn about the latest in Metamaterials and Emerging Materials from South of England universities
Form new collaborative partnerships
Find new technologies for your industry applications
Develop new commercial products
Increase your innovation impact
Identify new R&D project opportunities and funding
 

The Evening Event:

The Investor-Industry, Deep-Tech Industry Showcase is intended to highlight the innovations and technologies of local industry in the South of England to investors and to demonstrate investment opportunities to enable further industry-industry and industry-academia collaboration.


Who Should Attend?

Investors, Business Angels, VCs
Industry Directors, R&D and Innovation Managers
Innovators, growth accelerators of emerging technology platforms
Product Development managers
 

Why Attend?

See the latest from small, medium and large companies operating in the South of England
Networking opportunity with many like-minded entrepreneurs, product developers, investors, founders and innovators
Explore fundraising and investment opportunity
Showcase your cutting-edge products
Increase your innovation impact
 

Time: 09:00-21:00
Full details
Bramber House Conference Centre, University of Sussex
Falmer
Brighton
Tuesday, 02 July

Friendly SEO: An Intro to getting found on Search

A mythbusting crashcourse about SEO and Google. Come and get an intro to SEO and ask all the questions you've been too scared to ask.
About this Event
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: 18:00-20:00
Full details
Craft Beer Co
22-23 Upper North Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 03 July

BIMA South | Brighton: The Future of Content

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.

Get your ticket now!

This event is free to BIMA members, £5 to non-members. We would love you to join us! If you have any questions, please get in touch with jan@bima.co.uk
 
Cost:  5
Time: 08:30-10:00
Full details
Pragmatic
Chandos House 2nd Floor, 26 North Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 03 July

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, 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

VR Brighton Meetup: Immersive Marketing

As Virtual and Augmented reality technologies become more mainstream, the marketing and advertising industries are rapidly adapting to deal with this new medium.

This VR Brighton Meetup will explore how Virtual Reality can enable exciting, high profile publicity campaigns, how Augmented Reality is encouraging users to share advertising content with their friends and advice on some of the best strategies for marketing immersive experiences.

There will be a range of marketing innovators and expert speakers describing how immersive technologies have, and will continue, to revolutionise the advertising and promotion industry as well as time to get hands-on with a number of relevant immersive demos.

If you are interested in how immersive technology can be used to reach a new audience or just want to hear about some exciting new immersive projects, this event is for you. Come along to network, collaborate and learn from likeminded individuals.

Speakers to be announced soon

This event is likely to sell out so if you are interested in coming along, please book your place as soon as you can. If you have any questions about this event or would like to know more about demo or speaking opportunities, please drop a message to Chris at chris@wiredsussex.com.
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
The FuseBox, Level 4 North
New England House, New England Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 03 July

Ladies That UX Brighton - Beginners guide to Sketch

Ladies that UX is a monthly meet up that creates a welcoming, transparent community of women that work in UX, who positively promote and teach each other. Not got UX in your job title? That doesn't matter! If you’re inquisitive, enthusiastic and interested in making the world a better place for users, you’re one of us. LTUX Brighton runs different get-togethers: sometimes with a speaker or a theme, a workshop, or even discuss a particular UX challenge.

On the evening of July 3rd Amy Clarke a visual designer at Clearleft will be running a Sketch workshop.

This Sketch workshop will include:

What Sketch is all about and how you can use it in your day to day work
Some examples of what you can create in Sketch
Some super useful plugins and UI/UX kits that will save you bags of time
A couple of practical tasks which we'll all do together to get you started
You'll need to download a free trial of Sketch for the practical tasks - but it's not the end of the world if you can't as I'll provide my slides at the end of the workshop.

Free trial here:

https://www.sketch.com/


A little more about Amy:

“I’m Amy, a Visual / Product Designer at Clearleft. I've been in design for as long as I can remember and went straight into digital from university. I love helping companies translate their brand online with creative user interfaces that stand out while being effortless to use.

Outside of work you'll find me tending to my obsessive houseplant collection and researching interiors or products that I love. My website - https://www.amy-clarke.com/ "
 

Time: 18:30-20:30
Full details
68 middle street
brighton
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
Wednesday, 03 July

The Farm Digital 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, 04 July

Async: "An introduction to Gatsby.js and Gatsby themes"

What is Gatsby? Learn how you can use it to build performant web apps and sites. We’ll cover getting started, sourcing data, and some of Gatsby’s built-in performance optimisations. To finish up we’ll learn about the future of Gatsby with Gatsby Themes.A basic understanding of React.js is assumed.This meetup will be sponsored by Gatsby themselves so beers and pizzas for all! If you have any dietary requirements, please get in touch at hello AT asyncjs DOT com.  

Time: 19:15-21:30
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Friday, 05 July

#ShakeItHUB Free Design & Marketing Help

Our Shake It HUB is the ideal place for you to come and get professional help to change or improve the way you market your business.

We provide our drop-in sessions for business owners and marketing managers in particular. We also help organisations discover and then creatively communicate their purpose, so that may be something you would like to discuss.

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 you might simply want to meet us and have a friendly chat, that’s fine too. We look forward to welcoming you.

Free, drop-in! #ShakeItHUB session dates are below

We can give advice, hints and tips on design, websites, marketing, PR and SEOWant to know how to use free marketing tools for your business? We can help advise.

We can help get you set up on social media and give hints and tips for using the different platformsNot sure how to get your website listed on Google or set up on Google My Business? We can help!Need some quick WordPress training or a fix for your website? We can help with that too.

Don’t forget your laptop or tablet and any required login informationWorkshop HUB learning sessions are also available (booking required)Or simply come say Howdy and have a coffee with us, tell us about what you do.
 

Time: 10:00-11:30
Full details
Barclays Eagle Lab
1 Preston Road
Brighton
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

Wired Sussex Digital Finance Clinic

Do you work for a digital company and have questions about finance? Would you benefit from some expert knowledge and guidance?

We’ve teamed up with Brighton's leading firm of accountants, business and tax advisors, Plus Accounting, to offer our members free and confidential advice through a series of 1-2-1 drop-in sessions. Members can use these meetings to bring any issues they are facing to the table and seek the guidance of financial experts.

These sessions are open to all Wired Sussex members; from employees tasked with looking after the accounts; to freelancers just starting out.

Perhaps you’re unsure how payroll taxes work, thinking about claiming for R&D tax credits, need help with financial planning, or guidance on dealing with the HMRC?

Whatever the issue, Wired Sussex can help, so book your free 20-minute 1-2-1 today!


** Please Note **


Please note this event is exclusive to members of Wired Sussex. Wired Sussex membership puts you at the heart of one of the fastest growing digital, media & technology communities in the UK. Not sure if your company is already a member? You can check our members’ directory to see if your company is listed.

 
 

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

Infrastructure as Code on AWS

Please join us at our Brighton Breakfast workshop where we will be discussing the benefits of building a Serverless architecture, AMI Factories and tools required to achieve this. This is a technical workshop that is informal with time for questions, and walk through real life examples whilst providing you with lots of coffee and pastries!

We will also be offering a limited number of FREE 1 to 1 sessions with our experts.

If you are considering a move to AWS either as a migration or new project, or just looking to better handle an existing architectures we are happy to help. Common topics are AI/ML, Databases, Modern Application Development, AWS Security and Compliance.

Reserve a Free time slot and we will contact you to confirm your attendance.
 

Time: 09:30-12:00
Full details
The Vine Club
11 Vine Street
Brighton
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

Laravel and Lager Brighton: Best of Laravel Live

Did you go to Laravel Live UK? No? Nor did I.... but smarter, richer and, let's face it, better looking people than me did go, and they came back filled with new knowledge, hope and aspirations around Laravel. They may also have selfies with Taylor (a.k.a Larry Vell)... who knows?!

All levels welcome from super-pro "I used machine-learning and Laravel to write my best man's speech" 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. All topics open for discussion, this is just a guide to get us started.
 

Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
The Lord Nelson
36 Trafalgar Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 10 July

CoDes meetup — where content and design come together

Want your content and design to make better user experiences?

Of course you do. That’s why you want to understand more about how language, tone, and accessibility can elevate your interactions. Our speakers are giants in the world of content strategy, design and delivery.

You’ll also get hands-on with some content design in our mini-workshops.

In between there'll be plenty of time to meet and chat to other content, UX and design professionals over drinks and nibbles.

All that for less than a vodka Martini. What’re you waiting for?

Four facets of a brilliant brand voice - Lauren Pope

If your voice guidelines are just six adjectives in the brand book you're not alone, but you're missing a big opportunity. Lauren's talk will explain how understanding the four facets of a brand voice can help you find an authentic one of your own, and use it to elevate your comms and enhance your user experience.

About Lauren:

Lauren is a freelance content strategy and digital transformation consultant, working with organisations to make the world a better, fairer, more beautiful place. She’s been working in content since way back in 2007 with some of the world’s biggest brands, including adidas, American Express, Microsoft and Tetra Pak. She lives in Brighton, loves the Downs, the sea, dystopian fiction and bold lipstick.

Readability Guidelines: a content style guide for inclusive design - Lizzie Bruce

Lizzie will talk about Sarah Richards' mission to create a universal style guide for content based on usability evidence gathered and discussed by global collaborators. Leading the project since Beta, Lizzie will provide an insight into running a successful collaborative content project remotely, and share the key content usability findings.

About Lizzie:

Lizzie is a consultant at Content Design London, where she's leading on the Readability Guidelines project for Sarah Richards, and helping with some exciting other things. Lizzie has worked in user-centred digital content design and strategy for 16 years in public, private and charity sector. She's passionate about inclusive design, user-friendly microcopy, tea and cats.

Conversational design workshop

Rachel McConnell and Dominic Warren will teach you how to approach page or UI design through a conversational lens.

With this simple technique, you'll be able to identify a logical structure and flow for content, identify interactions and potential blind spots, and create a much more human-centred online journey.
 
Cost:  5.75
Time: 18:30-21:00
Full details
The Auditorium
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 10 July

Sussex Branch: What it takes to be a successful Project Manager

What it takes to be a successful project manager is more than understanding a management framework or methodology, or even being able to tailor it to your environment.

In this presentation, Elizabeth Harrin discusses how to be successful as a project manager. You'll learn:

7 essential skills and competencies to help you succeed
Common team structures for projects and how to work successfully within them
Why understanding strategy is the key to ultimate success as a PM
Packed with practical advice for real-world projects, you’re sure to go away with strategies and tips for making yourself indispensable at work. Whether you are interested in making the leap into project management, are new in your career, or you lead junior project managers and are looking for some straightforward advice to take back to them, this session will arm you with the knowledge you need to succeed. There will be plenty of time of questions so bring along all your queries about how to make it as a PM!

Speaker synopsis:

Elizabeth Harrin, MA, FAPM, MBCS is a programme manager and author. She has over fifteen years’ experience in projects. Elizabeth has led a variety of IT and process improvement projects including ERP and compliance initiatives. She is also experienced in managing business change.

Elizabeth spent eight years working in financial services (including two based in Paris, France) before moving into the healthcare sector. Elizabeth is the author of 5 books: Communicating Change; Shortcuts to Success: Project Management in the Real World; Collaboration Tools for Project Managers; Project Manager; and Customer-Centric Project Management.

She also writes the award-winning blog, A Girl’s Guide to Project Management. You can find Elizabeth online at GirlsGuideToPM.com or on Twitter @girlsguidetopm.

This is a joint event with BCS PROMS-G

Please note, Carpark 7 is immediately behind Jubilee.
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
University of Sussex, Jubilee 144
Falmer
Brighton
Wednesday, 10 July

The Farm Digital 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, 11 July

Open Coffee Sussex

It’s been a year since the last Open Coffee Sussex - the monthly gathering of people interested in Internet businesses. You’re getting this email because you signed up for event invitations at OpenCoffeeSussex.com (unsubscribe via the link at the bottom of this email if you’re no longer interested).

If you fancy a break from your usual routine, pop in to Presuming Ed’s Coffee House at 114-115, London Rd, Brighton BN1 4JG this Thursday (Thursday 13th June) any time between 9:00am and 11:00am.

Thank you to James Devonport who’s joining Simon Kimber and I to keep the event going - he found the excellent new venue.

You'll be joining a small, informal gathering of people in Brighton interested in talking about Internet businesses. We started meeting regularly over ten years ago, inspired by the Open Coffee Club movement. Our aim then was to bring local, early-stage startups closer to the local investor community. But it turned out to be self-funded Internet businesses that got the most out of meeting each other.

Everyone who attends Open Coffee Sussex shares an ambition to make Brighton a better place to build Internet businesses. Businesses that give people the freedom to work whenever and wherever they like.

It's an unstructured event; just pop in, grab a drink and say hello to some of the people in the area that’s been reserved for us.

Hope to see you on Thursday,

Jon (@jot) Markwell & Simon (@skmbr) Kimber, James (@jamesdevonport) Devonport

PS We’re always keen to hear from people in the area running Internet businesses. Hit reply to let us know what the biggest frustration with your business is right now. We’ll see what we can do to help.
 

Time: 09:00-11:00
Full details
Presuming Ed's Coffee House
114 - 115 London Road
Brighton
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

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

Wired Sussex Members' Summer Meetup

Join us for an evening of informal networking with others in the local digital, media and tech community.
The sun has finally come out which means our Members' Summer Meetup is fast approaching!

Averaging 150+ attendees, our meetups offer loads of opportunities to connect with others working in the local digital, media and tech sector, find potential work and collaborations, share your latest success stories, and chat to us about how we can further your business. Or just come along to enjoy a drink in the sun and some delicious pizza with new and familiar faces!

If you’ve not been to one of our Members’ Meetup before, check out the video from our last summer gathering to see what we got up to.

So, whether you're a freelancer, director or an employee of a larger agency, we’d love you to join us. Also, the more the merrier, so please extend the invitation to colleagues and (member) friends.

Be sure to let us know you’re coming @WiredSussex and follow the conversation #WiredBrighton.

A massive thank you to Fastnet for sponsoring this meetup!
 

Time: 17:30-23:00
Full details
Patterns
10 Marine Parade
Brighton
Tuesday, 16 July

BrightonAnalytics Meetup

We chat about web analytics. Come join us - in a pub, somewhere in Brighton...

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, 16 July

.NET South East - Michael Staib - GraphQL and ASP.NET Core

Please arrive between 6:00pm and 6:25pm. Talks will start at 6:30pm. Once the talks are underway we may not be able to guarantee access.

Description:

GraphQL is a great way to expose your APIs and it has changed the way we think about consuming data over HTTP. Not only does GraphQL give us the power to ask for exactly what we want but it also exposes data in a way that is more aligned with the way we think about data.

Over the last two years GraphQL has become more and more mainstream. The ecosystem has grown phenomenally and major players like Amazon, Twitter, Facebook and more are all committed to GraphQL.

But what is GraphQL actually? What are the benefits of using GraphQL it instead of REST?

Together we will have a look at the core problems that we are facing with the traditional REST service layers, which still power most of the Web.

After we have a better understanding of GraphQL, we will explore how we can build a GraphQL API with Hot Chocolate on http://ASP.Net Core. We will look at things like Prisma filters and how we can get your existing infrastructure under this new service layer. We will merge data from different sources like you did not think was possible by using the power of the GraphQL resolver concept.

Michael Staib:

Michael Staib is the co-founder of ChilliCream, a company focused on building open-source tooling around GraphQL and helping large companies transform their service layers with scalable GraphQL infrastructure. Apart from his work at ChilliCream, Michael
works as a trainer, consultant and speaker in the Microsoft environment.
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
Madgex
1 Gloucester Place
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

WordPress Surgery by WordCamp Brighton

Do you have a WordPress website? Are you having issues and need to speak to an expert? Maybe you just want to learn how it works? WP Surgery is your opportunity to get free impartial advice.

WordCamp Brighton is a Wordpress community event that promotes better understanding use of the Wordpress content management system.

As a pre event to the main conference, we are reaching out to Wordpress users and website owners to offer FREE advise, learning and technical help with your site. You could be an Individual or a company it’s all the same to us.

Come along to the event and we will assign a relevant developer to help you.

You can get advise on security within WordPress, and the new features that help you secure your site.

Remember to bring your laptop with you and have access to your website. We look forward to helping you make better use of Wordpress.

FAQs

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

There is an NCP multistorey carpark at the base of the building, and Brighton main station is 3 minutes walk.

What can I bring into the event?

Please bring your laptop, and have access to your website. User / Password.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions please email paul@huckleberry.studio
 

Time: 14:30-16:30
Full details
PLATF9RM
Floor 5 & 6, Tower Point, 44 North Road
BRIGHTON
Wednesday, 17 July

Pure360 Presents...The Curiosity Club in Brighton

It's time to say goodbye to marketing as we know it.

To be honest, we're fed up with the lack of creativity in digital marketing. We see too many examples of it in our inboxes every day - the same messages, the same imagery, the same approach.

STOP!

Step away from the day job and open your mind at our fun and unique event: The Curiosity Club. We're serving up funky cocktails, great food and diverse content that will awaken your senses and evoke your creativity.

Taking place in one of Brighton's most iconic nightspots, enjoy great food, inspirational talks and sparkling entertainment designed to intrigue and delight.


The line-up:

- Yifei Chai, Creative Director at Unit 9.

Focused on innovation, creative thinking and any type of experiential execution that can trigger human emotions, Yifei discusses the idea of emotion alchemy; a healthy mixture of AI and emotional intelligence to trigger, explore and understand our emotional connections with technology and each other.

- Andrea Moccia, Producer at Secret Cinema.

Andrea Moccia has delivered a series of unparalleled immersive experiences in his time as senior producer for Secret Cinema and proved himself as a pivotal figure in the experiential space. He explores building human connections through shared experiences and takes us through the journey of Secret Cinema.

- Griffin & Jones

What's the connection between marketing and talking to the dead? Find out as we round off the evening with a bewildering seance with a twist from the award-winning duo, Griffin and Jones.

Who should come:

- All marketers that want to shake things up!
- Business leaders of SMEs that want their brand to stand out

What do you get with your ticket:

- Free drinks
- Free food
- Amazing content and entertainment
- A great night out in Brighton at one of the city's most popular entertainment venues.
 

Time: 18:00-23:30
Full details
Proud Cabaret Brighton
83 St George's Road
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
Wednesday, 17 July

The Farm Digital 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, 18 July

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, 18 July

ProductTank Brighton Meetup: Creating high performing Product teams

Getting the right culture in your team is hard. An important aspect of product leadership is to ensure that teams are aligned and have the support they need to deliver. At our next meetup we have three talks exploring what you can put in place to help your Product teams succeed.

* Amie-Rose Long, Product Manager at NBC Universal, Clowning Around: Unconventional Ways of Building High-Performing Teams

* Emily Munford, Business Transformation Leader at Rickshaw Travel, The power of emotional intelligence to drive performance

* Julia Harrison, Head of Product at GDS - Principles to help teams succeed

7pm - Doors open, pizza & beer/wine provided by MPB
7:15 pm - Talks
9:30 pm - Close & Pub

This meetup has been kindly sponsored by MPB.
 

Time: 19:00-21:30
Full details
MPB
64 Ship St
Brighton
Friday, 19 July

Mutator VR, Evolutionary and Generative Art

Mutator VR, Evolutionary and Generative Art. Brown Bag Lunch with special guests William Latham and Lance Putnam

For this Brown Bag lunch we are delighted to be joined by the esteemed William Latham, one of the first UK artists in the 80’s to create computer art based on genetic algorithms and organic forms, an international pioneer in the field.

Latham in collaboration with mathematician and software developer Lance Putnam will be giving an informal overview of past and current independent and collaborative work and will also be providing a demo of: Mutator VR, a Virtual Reality installation using original software modelled on the processes of evolution.

This event is perfect for anyone interested in the relationship of art + tech and would like to find out more about Evolutionary and Generative Art.

Please note this event is exclusive for Fusebox residents and Wired Sussex members. If you would like to know more or have any questions about this event please drop a line to Rosalie@wiredsussex.com.

More about the speakers
William Latham is a British computer artist, most known as the creator of the Organic Art product as well as for creating album covers and artwork for the dance group The Shamen. Latham is the founder of the company Computer Artworks which released the Organic Art product through Time Warner Interactive. Latham has authored a book called Evolutionary Art and Computers together with Stephen Todd, published 1992, based on their work at the IBM(UK) Scientific Centre in Winchester.

Lance Putnam is a composer and researcher with interest in generative art, audiovisual synthesis, digital sound synthesis and media signal processing. His work explores questions concerning the relationship between sound and graphics, symmetry in art and science, and motion as a spatiotemporal concept. As a Research Associate in Goldsmiths' Digital Creativity Labs, Lance is currently investigating new approaches to procedural art, working primarily with Professor William Latham and Visiting Professor Stephen Todd.

More about the event
A brown bag meeting is a casual meeting that occurs during the lunchtime period where participants bring their own lunch. The format of this event will be a short presentation, followed by a discussion.

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.

Find out more: www.thefuseboxbrighton.com
 

Time: 13:00-14:30
Full details
The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St
Brighton
Monday, 22 July

MIMIC Artist Summer Workshop

Interested in Music and AI? MIMIC is a research project that implements machine learning and machine listening in a live coding environment for creative coders. We have recently released our tools on mimicproject.com and are in the process of finalising our system for creating live coding languages for creative AI.

For this summer workshop in sunny Brighton, we invite artists who are interested in using machine learning and machine listening in their live performances and composition to build their own live coding languages with our [e++] system. Participants will be able to use the workshop to develop and further their own projects, and in turn we will benefit from user-testing and collaborative developments. Some fundamental programming skills are required, but certainly not at a professional level. This workshop is not about learning how to live code, but rather about how to make your own live coding system in our simple and user-friendly system. Everyone is welcome who is passionate about the future of live coding.

This workshop residency will start on the week commencing July 22nd and last for five days. The workshop will take place in combination with longer artist residencies with Marije Baalman and Enrike Hurtado who will work on their respective choreographic coding and digital txalaparta projects.
 


Full details
Sussex Humanities Lab
University of Sussex
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
Tuesday, 23 July

Innovation Loans Open Competition Briefing Event

Innovate UK, the KTN and the Enterprise Europe Network are hosting a briefing event for the first of two Open innovation loans competitions.
Innovate UK, the Knowledge Transfer Network and the Enterprise Europe Network are hosting a briefing event for the first of two Open innovation loans competitions in the extension of the pilot programme, which is currently open for application.

Innovate UK is extending its pilot programme of loan competitions. A total of £50 million has been committed to 70 borrowers in the initial pilot and a further £25 million is available for business innovation projects, with two further competitions in the pilot to run in July and September 2019. Innovate UK is working to broaden the range of innovation finance support available to businesses, so they can access funding at all stages of innovation. Innovation loans are for UK small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that want to scale up and grow through innovation, developing new or improved products, processes or services. They can be used for late-stage research and development (R&D) projects, which have not yet reached the point of commercialisation.

Innovate UK is to offer up to £10 million in loans to SMEs for innovative late stage projects. The aim of this competition is to provide loans to help SMEs to undertake game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential across any sector or industry. Innovation loans will offer affordable, patient, flexible, repayable funding for later-stage research & development projects with a clear route to commercial success.

The deadline for registration for this competition is 11th September 2019 and the application deadline is noon on 18th September 2018.

The purpose of the briefing event is to provide vital information to enable businesses to decide if an innovation loan is appropriate for them and, if so, to develop a clear and compelling application that shows that they have an innovative project and are suitable for a loan.

Agenda

09:30 – Coffee & Registration

10:00 – Innovation loans overview: presentation from Innovate UK

10:45 – Financing growth through innovation: panel discussion including successful borrowers, the Enterprise Europe Network and local members of the innovation ecosystem

11:45 – How to write a compelling project application: presentation from the Knowledge Transfer Network

12:15 – Our approach to credit: presentation from Innovate UK Loans Ltd

13:00 – Networking lunch

14:00 – Close
 

Time: 09:30-14:00
Full details
The FuseBox, Level 4 North
New England House, New England Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 23 July

Meet a new generation of leaders in data science

You are invited to a networking event to meet DISCUS* and DISCnet** data intensive science students; senior academics, researchers and leaders from industry and public sector about opportunities to collaborate with the next generation of leaders in data science and the training programme they’re undertaking.

There will be a closed session from 6pm – 7pm for focused discussion on collaboration initiatives and how your organisation can benefit. These initiatives include PhD industry placements and the DISCnet-Knowledge Exchange network.

From 7pm to 9pm we are hosting a wider networking event where you have the chance to meet with 100 PhD students from across 8 UK Centres for Doctoral Training in Data Science. This training network extends across 20+ UK Universities and is currently the largest set of Centres for Doctoral Training within one discipline. These students undertake undertake six months of industry placements during their PhD studies and there will be a mix of 1st and 2nd year students in attendance.

This evening event will allow you to discover how we are solving big data questions for growing organisations and provide you with the opportunity to meet our talented students.



*DISCUS: Data Intensive Science Centre, University of Sussex

**DISCnet: (Data Intensive Science Centre in the South East Physics Network)
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
The Grand Hotel, Brighton
97-99 Kings Rd
Brighton
Wednesday, 24 July

Convert leads with less effort using automation and email marketing

Lindsey Pickles from Bright Dials and Natalie Rockall from Eleven11 Digital are running a 4 hour interactive workshop covering the areas below. We are pleased to offer Wired Sussex Members a 40% discount too.

- Creating your Strategy
- Data Capture and Tracking
- Creating and Executing Email Marketing Campaigns
- User Journeys and Workflows for your business
- Email Marketing and Automation Platforms Comparisons
- Considerations and the Future 

What you’ll leave this session with:
- Confidence on how to capture data and build user journeys and workflows
- A plan to communicate the right messages throughout the customer lifecycle
- Guidelines on how to design and write emails to get more opens and clicks(along with best practice examples)
- An understanding of the key features benefits and pricing of email andautomation platforms
- A Marketing Automation Terminology Guide

Who is this course for? 
This workshop is perfect for people running a business in charge of marketing or those working in marketing already. The course level is mid to advanced level so some prior marketing knowledge is helpful. It’s a practical event and in just half a day you will leave knowing how to create automations and email marketing campaigns for your business or brand.

Workshop Date and Time:
Please arrive at 9am for a 9.15am start. The event will finish at 1pm. Pastries and hot drinks will be served.
 
Cost:  60
Time: 09:00-13:00
Full details
NatWest Accelerator
149 London Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 24 July

Diversity Working Group

Calling all people and organisations working in digital!

This is the inaugural meetup of the Diversity Working Group. Our mission is to collectively share and improve our practice around inclusion, diversity and accessibility.

Join us to help shape the discussion, and make meaningful changes at your organisation and across the sector.

How do we build workplaces which are inclusive to all, help attract a more diverse workforce, and ensure everyone can benefit from a fulfilling career in digital?

This event will draw upon Wired Sussex’s recently launched Skills and Talent Manifesto; looking at how, together, we can make Greater Brighton the best place in the UK for anyone to have a fulfilling career in digital.
 

Time: 10:00-11:30
Full details
Wired Sussex/The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St
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
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
Wednesday, 24 July

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, 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
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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
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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
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The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Friday, 26 July

Beth Walker: DEVENIR

Brighton based artist and filmmaker Beth Walker presents DEVENIR, a joyful exploration of growth, life, rhythm and renewal through moving image.Playfully blending the digital and the hand crafted, DEVENIR stems from Beth’s process of creating symmetrical paper collages, which grow spontaneously from the centre to form intricate abstract designs.

Beth began to document these collages at each stage of creation, resulting in intriguing animated loops. In DEVENIR, these loops dance together in a myriad of compositions, creating a dreamlike visual journey of colour, symmetry and movement.Having spent the past two years traveling and working on film projects in various countries in Asia and Africa, Beth’s work draws inspiration from art and stories discovered along the way.

In DEVENIR, particular influence comes from the 'Baramasa' or 'Songs of the seasons' tradition of Indian art and poetry and miniature paintings.The exhibition will feature the final film project, various experimental animations, the original artwork and an immersive projection installation.

Join Beth on Saturday 27th July, 4–6pm for a glass of wine and a special screening of the film.

ARTIST BIO 
Beth is a Brighton based filmmaker and moving image artist whose work combines handmade and digital techniques, with a focus on experimental animation and abstract visuals.With a background creating films for a sustainable travel brand and charities in various parts of the world, Beth draws inspiration from the places and people she has encountered, with a particular influence coming from fabrics and decorative art.As well as her filmmaking, Beth's previous projects include DocTent, a traveling documentary cinema and collaborative filmmaking workshop.Devenir will be her debut exhibition of moving image work.
 

Time: 11:00-16:00
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O N C A Gallery
14 St George's Place
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
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Alcampo Lounge
84-86 London Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 31 July

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 immersivelab@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
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The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Brighton
Wednesday, 31 July

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
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Caxton Arms pub
26 North Gardens
Brighton
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