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Date Event Location
Wednesday, 01 May

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, 01 May

Interviewing Testers - Software Testing Clinic 1.11

In past sessions we've discussed what skills, activities and tools we require to be successful in Software testing. However, what about getting the job in the first place? What should you expect in an interview for a software testing role? What if you are the one giving the interview? How do you ensure you find the right person?

We will cover these questions and more in this session to help you become a successful interviewer and interviewee.

Mentors, please ensure you indicate that you are coming as a mentor via the RSVP questionnaire.

Arrive from 6pm
The session kicks off at 6:30 with a break for food around 45 minutes-1 hour in to the session.
We will finish just before 9pm.

Software testing Clinic is a safe place for students and mentors to learn about software testing.

Sponsors:
This session is kindly sponsored By Legal and General and venue is provided by Platf9rm.

Food and drink:
If you have dietary requirements send us a message and we will try to accommodate.

 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
Platf9rm
Tower Point, 44 North Road, Floor 6
Brighton
Wednesday, 01 May

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, 02 May

Homebrew Website Club

Come on by and join a gathering of people with like-minded interests.

Bring your friends who want to start a personal website.

Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project.

Every Thursday 6-7.30pm at Clearleft, 68 Middle Street, Brighton BN1 1AL - please use the Clearleft buzzer.
 

Time: 18:00-19:30
Full details
Clearleft
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Thursday, 02 May

Async: Ask the Brains

After last year's successful Ask the Brains event, we'll be rebooting it for 2019.

Inspired by the monthly Brighton ALT.NET meetup also hosted at the Skiff, we will be asking/talking/ranting about everything web related - 10 minutes per topic. The aim is to create a friendly environment for everyone to ask their "that thing you've never understood but always been too afraid to ask" type questions, plus any other topics you feel like talking about on the night. Topics such as:

Should I use Flow JS or TypeScript for my new app? Why?

I'm new to development. Where do I get started?

I still don't get it! What the hell does 'this' mean in Javascript?

How big do I let a project get before using Redux?

What actually is a database index anyway?

What VS Code plugins can you not live without?

Is it just me, or is React Router 5 rubbish?

Should I write unit tests, integration tests, or both?

The format works best when there is a diverse group of people and opinions in the room, so whether you consider yourself an absolute beginner, or a seasoned pro, do come and join.

So, please put your thinking caps on now and start thinking of some questions you would like to ask, so you can come prepared!
 

Time: 19:15-21:30
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Tuesday, 07 May

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!
 

Time: 09:30-12:00
Full details
Alcampo Lounge
84-86 London Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 07 May

Digital Accelerator

The Digital Accelerator: a free digital skills diploma, worth £2600 and delivered by Creative Process

Places are limited and offered on a first come, first served basis subject to eligibility

The Digital Accelerator will equip you with an essential tool kit of digital and creative skills that employers demand, helping you to create an impressive portfolio of work that will make you the stand-out applicant for any hiring manager or help you to develop your freelance skills.

Creative Process works with hundreds of great companies across Brighton and Sussex and the course will help you to secure an exciting new job or apprenticeship. 67% of those whom complete the Digital Accelerator move into employment within the following 6 months. You can read our rave reviews at www.freedigitalskills.co.uk and on our social media.

After successful completion of the accelerator we’ll invite you to come along to one of our digital apprenticeship recruitment sessions to find out more about our vacancies and to go forward to interviews with the employers with which we work.

The Digital Accelerator at a glance:

A 3 week full-time course, 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday from May 7th to May 24th. (If this month is already fully booked check out our other course dates) This course begins on a Tuesday due to the Bank Holiday.

Completed in person at our Mac Training Centre in central Brighton

Awards a nationally recognised Digital Skills Diploma valued at £2,600 but free to the participant

The Digital Accelerator course content:

Practise using design and marketing software used by professionals: WordPress and Adobe Creative Cloud; Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator

Develop commercial skills including pitch, presentation and collaboration as well as fine tune your interview technique

Build your own website, create an online portfolio and a beautifully designed stand out C.V

Find out about local employment opportunities, job growth areas and skills that are in demand from employers
 

Time: 10:00-17:00
Full details
Creative Process Digital
Eighth Floor - Telecom House
Brighton
Tuesday, 07 May

Brighton ALT NET

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

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

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

 

Time: 19:30-22:30
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The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Wednesday, 08 May

Data Privacy Governance for GDPR compliance

The Centre for Secure, Intelligent and Usable Systems (CSIUS), as part of the EU Horizon2020 funded project DEFeND (Data GovErnance For SupportiNg GDPR), is organising an information event about Data Privacy governance and GDPR Compliance.

Leading researchers and industrialists will discuss challenges of Continuous Data Privacy Governance and will present preliminary results from the DEFeND project.

DEFeND aims to deliver software tools and practical methods to empower organisations to assess their data privacy governance maturity and comply to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Using the latest R&D results, DEFeND departs from existing solutions to privacy governance and GDPR compliance, introducing not just a way of recording GDPR progress but providing practical ways of dealing with important areas of privacy such as privacy-by-design and consent management.

The project includes pilots from four domains: healthcare, banks, energy and local government.
 

Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
University of Brighton
Lecture Theatre 1 (G24) Cockcroft Building, (Moulsecoomb Campus) Lewes Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 08 May

Ladies That UX - All you need to know about Information Architecture

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. This month will we will be focusing on Information Architecture.

Yippee IA! All you need to know about Information Architecture in 7 minutes.

Your audience does two things online. There are either engaging with your content or navigating to it. In usability sessions and data analysis, I constantly see your audience struggle to get to your content. If they’re lost they can’t read your articles, buy your products or use your services. In this interactive session, with digital and real-world examples, you’ll find out the secrets of how to organise digital spaces to make information easier to find.

Our guest speaker this month is Chris How. Chris is a Principal UX Consultant at Clearleft in Brighton, UK. He works with clients to help them make sense of and see through changes in their digital presence & practices.


We ask you to be considerate and let us know by cancelling the ticket on Eventbrite if you can no longer attend the event. We can pass your tickets on to someone on the waiting list. We will keep track of ladies who don't turn up and may refuse tickets for future events. We politely ask that you respect this is a female only group

 

Time: 18:30-21:00
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68 middle street
68 middle street
brighton
Wednesday, 08 May

Sussex Branch: Cyber Resilience

Sussex Branch: Cyber Resilience: “The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and the Retired"

Speaker: Peter Wood - Race Driver, Musician and Occasional Cyber Consultant

Synopsis: The nature of today’s sophisticated attacks means that organisations must prepare now to deal with severe impacts from cyber threats that cannot always be predicted or prevented. There is no ‘silver bullet’ solution, rather a strategy of cyber resilience is needed to deliver the agility to prevent, detect and respond quickly and effectively, not just to incidents, but also to the consequences of the incidents.”

Speaker Bio: Pete’s career started in 1969 as an electronics engineer, moving into computing and data networks. In 1989 he founded First Base Technologies, one of the UK’s first cyber security firms. He provided security advice and guidance for businesses of all sizes for more than 28 years. He is now mostly retired, focusing on racing his track car, composing electronic dance music, and providing business consultancy services as Barnes Wood Consulting LLP.”

7.00 - Food and Drink
7.30 - Meeting, finish by 9.00
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
University of Sussex, Jubilee 144
Falmer
Brighton
Wednesday, 08 May

Lean Agile Brighton Meetup

Join Lean Agile Brighton for a talk on Clean Language with Rachel Gilmore.

This is a group for anyone in the Brighton (UK) area to meet, discuss, explore and learn about all areas of Lean and Agile product development.

 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Wednesday, 08 May

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, 09 May

The Great Escape: Digital Marketing Drinks Mixer

An afternoon / evening of drinks during The Great Escape with some of the leading companies in the music / tech / digital space.
About this Event
I AM POP - https://www.iampop.com/

Leaf Grow - https://www.leafgrow.io/

Be Hookd - http://www.be-hookd.com/

ie:Music - https://www.iemusic.co.uk/
 

Time: 16:00-18:00
Full details
The Marlborough Pub & Theatre
4 Prince's Street
Brighton
Thursday, 09 May

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 9th May, from 6pm.

There are limited places so book your spot now.
 

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

Homebrew Website Club

Come on by and join a gathering of people with like-minded interests.

Bring your friends who want to start a personal website.

Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project.

Every Thursday 6-7.30pm at Clearleft, 68 Middle Street, Brighton BN1 1AL - please use the Clearleft buzzer.
 

Time: 18:00-19:30
Full details
Clearleft
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Friday, 10 May

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, 14 May

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!
 

Time: 09:30-12:00
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St Ann's Well Garden Cafe
St. Ann's Well Garden
Brighton
Wednesday, 15 May

ProductTank Brighton: Product Discovery

Building production ready products or features is the most expensive way to find out if your initial idea was a good one or not.

Have you ever been involved in building new features or products that fail to live up to your initial expectations and turn out to be a waste of you teams time?

If so, join us to hear from Brighton's top product folk as they walk you through some Product discovery techniques that all teams should be be doing right now.

* Lisa Logan, TrustedHousesitters - Design Sprints and real life Product Discovery
* Craig Lawes, 15below - Demystifying Product Discovery
* Eleanor Rudge, Ed Lyon, Balazs Hajnal, TrustedHousesitters - Prototype your way to valuable products

7pm - Doors open, pizza & beers
7:30 pm - Talks
9:30 pm - Close & Pub

Thanks to our sponsor Cyclr.
 

Time: 19:00-21:30
Full details
Clearleft
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 15 May

Brighton Angular2+ Meetup: Angular Elements, State Management and more

It's time for another Angular meet up! I have the great pleasure of announcing the following speakers:

Phill Chambers: diving into Angular Elements to bring the power of Angular into non-Angular projects

Max Mumford (that's me!): State management tools (mainly Akita) and a bit more RxJS

Paul Eustice: Sharing his solution to the important job of cleaning up observable subscriptions
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Wednesday, 15 May

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, 16 May

HR Digital Media - Making Sense of Settlement Agreements

Our HR Digital Media Group was founded in 2006 by Fiona Martin at Martin Searle Solicitors in partnership with Wired Sussex.

We welcome business owners, HR Managers, directors and employees responsible for personnel issues who work in the Digital Media Sector.

Making Sense of Settlement Agreements

Despite Settlement Agreements replacing Compromise Agreements four years ago, employers and their HR managers are still struggling with the Acas Statutory Code of Practice.

What should be a straight forward alternative to disciplining or dismissing an employee can lead to the employee raising grievances and their solicitor negotiating considerably more money than the employer was initially prepared to pay.

This session will include:

The pros and cons of using a Settlement Agreement
When is it dangerous to offer a Settlement Agreement?
How to offer a Settlement Agreement in line with the Acas Code
Common errors when drafting a Settlement Agreement
Taxation of Settlement Agreement Payments
Attendees will come away with everything they need to know about Settlement Agreements to ensure they are being used efficiently to protect their business.

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

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

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

 

Time: 09:15-11:15
Full details
Martin Searle Solicitors
9 Marlborough Place
Brighton
Thursday, 16 May

Homebrew Website Club

Come on by and join a gathering of people with like-minded interests.

Bring your friends who want to start a personal website.

Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project.

Every Thursday 6-7.30pm at Clearleft, 68 Middle Street, Brighton BN1 1AL - please use the Clearleft buzzer.
 

Time: 18:00-19:30
Full details
Clearleft
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Thursday, 16 May

Glug Brighton - The Dogs and Type One

Spring is here, bring on the sunshine!

Following up from our amazing Glug event at Patterns we have another more intimate event now lined up at The Vine Club, the latest in a series of Glug Brighton Meets events.

We will be meeting and hearing the stories from two brilliant creatives. Illustrator, author and dog fancier John Bond and typography expert (nerd) Sarah Hyndman!


SPEAKER - John Bond

John_Bond_Glug

After graduating in Illustration from Kingston University, John worked for 6 years at award-winning creative agency, Kanoti. Where he developed his unique visual style and his creative voice. in 2014 he decided to step out alone with his illustration work and he has never looked back!

His work is playful and brimming over with ideas and visual puns, many of his works have featured our beloved canine friends in all kinds of scenarios, but rest assured other animals do feature!

In 2018 he published his first children book – Mini Rabbit Not Lost. The first of three books commissioned by Harper Collins. He has also worked with the Mr Men and Little Miss archive on a card and stationary range in collab with Ohh Deer.

Clients include the BBC, Channel 4, Disney, HarperCollins, Mr Men/Little Miss, MTV, Ohh Deer, Starbucks and Tate.

Website iamjohnbond.com



SPEAKER - Sarah Hyndman

Sarah_hyndman_glug

Sarah Hyndman creates events, workshops and talks that give audiences an entertaining look at human behaviour; the idiosyncrasies of how the brain makes decisions, or the first impressions we form that alter what we taste or smell. 

She shows that a font is not a font — it’s an idea, a smell, a song, a memory, a personality, a warning, a taste, a seduction… When we read, we generally look past the type to focus on the experience it describes, unaware of the assumptions that we make that alter those experiences. Sarah shows that typography is cultural coding, which she’s been researching and quantifying for the last few years.


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

There are only 80 tickets available for this event so grab a ticket soon.
 
Cost:  10.5
Time: 19:00-22:00
Full details
Vine Club
11 Vine Street
Brighton
Thursday, 16 May

Sussex Azure User Group Meetup

Please join us for the first meet up for the Sussex Azure User Group! Designed to discuss all things Microsoft Azure.

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 the networking, security and monitoring components of Azure. Our guest speakers this month will be solution architects from Microsoft and a gold partner.

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

Timings as follows:

19:30 - 20:00 - Arrival and refreshments
20:00 - 20:30 - Opening session on Azure Networking
20:30 - 20:45 - Refuelling (Beers/Pizza time)
20:45 - 21:15 - Insight into Azure Monitoring and Security
21:15 - 22:00 - Networking and Close

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

Time: 19:30-22:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Friday, 17 May

#ShakeItHUB Free Design & Marketing Help

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

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

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

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

Time: 10:00-11:30
Full details
Eagle Labs
1 Preston Road
Brighton
Monday, 20 May

Talent Talks: How to stand out to potential employers

Talent Talks: How to stand out to potential employers

Looking to start or grow your career in the digital, technology and creative sector?

At this Talent Talks event, we’ll be sharing advice on how to prepare for, and make the most of, meetings with potential employers at events such as our upcoming Jobs Fair in June.

Whether you’re a recent graduate, returning to work, or pivoting to a new career, come along for an evening of lightning talks on how to stand out to employers.

Talks will cover:

Curating your online profile and CV

Creating an impactful and memorable elevator pitch

Making a great first impression to businesses

There will also be an opportunity to get networking experience in a friendly environment and get individual advice from Wired Sussex and others.


About Talent Fest 2019: Jobs Fair
Tuesday 18th June, The Clarendon Centre, Brighton
The Jobs Fair is your chance to meet with some of the best digital, media and tech companies from Brighton and beyond and find out about their job opportunities.

Haven’t got your ticket yet? Grab one here!


This event is supported by Talent Fest 2019 Headline Sponsor American Express.
 

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

Brighton Digital Women: Summer Resolutions

If you started the year with clear resolutions for where you were going with your business or your career, by now you're probably feeling like they've gone a little off piste.

You're not alone - life happens, the landscape shifts and the things you planned in January don't feel as relevant by May. So we've brought together some experts in goal setting and motivation to help you refresh your aims and your outlook.

Rifa Thorpe-Tracey is a mentor and meditation teacher, who loves to help people transform. Rifa helps people to find success, creativity and meaning in their lives, and uses simple exercises to help people think differently.

Liz Davies, otherwise known as the Miracle Coach, helps people to create and live a life they love. Liz helps her clients to set clear intentions that allow them to shape the life they want and identify the blockers that are holding them back.

Allegra Chapman is a Director of Brighton Digital Women, marketing consultant and mental health advocate. Having been on something of a spiritual journey over the last year to find purpose in her work, Allegra has some advice to share on cultivating positivity and power in the workplace.

Join us for drinks, chat and empowerment - let's kick the second half of 2019's ass!
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
Barclays Eagle Lab Brighton
1 Preston Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 21 May

What's up with WhatsApp?

What’s up with WhatsApp?

Modern technology is changing the way we communicate, bringing with it new challenges and opportunities for HR Managers and business owners to think about. Join us as we take a look at how modern social media channels like WhatsApp and LinkedIn are impacting the workplace, and what you should be doing to protect your business.

We'll take a look at some of the risks you need to be aware of and what you can do to avoid them including;

- the issues around ownership of accounts and data
the risks and liability associated with bullying, harassment and discrimination

- the potential for breach of contracts and confidentiality
This workshop will be run by Alex Kiernan, a Partner at Loch Engagement Law. Alex is an expert employment lawyer and advises on a wide range of employment issues and represents clients at Employment Tribunals.

Join us as we look at the steps you can take to protect your business in the modern social media world.

The workshop gives you the chance to share your experiences of social media in the workplace and ask questions of our expert speaker and each other.

The workshop will be held at MyHotel on Jubilee Street, Brighton on Tuesday 21 May - please join us from 9.00am for light refreshments and we will begin the Workshop at 9.15am.
 

Time: 09:00-10:30
Full details
MyHotel Brighton
17 Jubilee Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 21 May

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!
 

Time: 09:30-12:00
Full details
Alcampo Lounge
84-86 London Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 21 May

CTO Meetups - Tuesday Series

Tuesday Series of Meetups.

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

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

We alternate between Tuesdays and Thursdays every other month.

 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
The Lord Nelson Inn
36 Trafalgar Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 22 May

Wired Sussex Breakfast Session: How to Become a Mentor

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

At this Breakfast Session, we'll be looking at how to successfully become a mentor. From finding your mentee/s and building your relationship, to how best to structure your sessions ensuring you're both gaining professional and emotional value.

Joining us at this session will be:


Ben Bennett, Chief Operating Officer at Omnitude

Ben is an experienced commercial professional with a proven history of building, coaching and developing high performing teams. After many years of being a mentee and crediting it for much of his career development and personal growth, Ben understood that he also had something to offer back. He began mentoring junior colleagues, LinkedIn connections and young people through charities which developed into mentoring company CEOs, Students, and variety of people from different backgrounds and career paths.



Claire Hopkins, Director at Ideal

Claire is co-founder of Ideal, a high-growth IT company in Brighton. In 2017 she stepped back from day to day running of the business and was approached to mentor 2 different women. She also became a mentor for The Girls’ Network whose mission is to inspire and empower girls from the least advantaged communities by connecting them with a mentor and a network of professional female role models. Claire is now a trustee of The Girls’ Network and a governor at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College.



Rob Verheul, Managing Director at Graphite Digital

As well as being Managing Director of Graphite, Rob is listed in the BIMA Hot 100 for his work building awareness about career opportunities in Digital. Hear about the ways in which he’s enabling agencies to connect with schools, as well as his 1-2-1 mentoring experience with business leaders, college and university students, and find out how you can get started too.


** Please Note **

The Wired Sussex Breakfast Sessions are a benefit of membership and therefore exclusive to Wired Sussex Members. You can check if you are or if your company is a member on our directory. Not a member? Find out about the advantages of joining Wired Sussex on our website. 


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


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

Time: 09:00-11:00
Full details
The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Brighton
Wednesday, 22 May

Thrive! Brighton's Small Business Meetup for Female Founders

Thrive! Brighton's Small Business Meetup for Female Founders is a two-hour peer-to-peer business support session for any female entrepreneur, creative, or changemaker who would like to find solutions, generate new ideas, and meet like-minded people. Bring your thinking caps, an open mind, and a willingness to help other women in business! Free drinks and nibbles will be provided!  
Cost:  5
Time: 18:00-20:00
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Barclays Eagle Labs
1 Preston Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 22 May

The David Thomas Awards Evening 2019

The David Thomas Awards Evening is an annual night celebrating the finest up and coming filmmakers in Brighton.

Set up in memory of local filmmaker David Thomas by The Progress Film Company and the University of Brighton, the David Thomas Awards Evening offers Brighton's emerging talent the chance to screen their latest work, with a series of prizes on offer. Click here for full details on how to enter your work.

The 2019 David Thomas Awards Evening will be held on Wednesday 22nd May 2019 at The Brighton Studio. This is a ticketed event and places are limited, so please register to confirm your place on the guest list.

For more information visit davidthomasawards.com or get in touch with us at dta@progressfilm.co.uk
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
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The Brighton Studio, Unit B-E
Level 2 South, New England House
New England Street, Brighton
Wednesday, 22 May

.NET South East: Writing High-Performance C# and .NET Code

Talk: Turbocharged: Writing High-Performance C# and .NET Code

There are amazing things happening with C# and .NET Core in regards to performance. We have new types such as Span and Memory for working with and parsing in-memory data. We have pipelines for high-performance IO and we have ArrayPool, MemoryPool and OjectPool to help reduce GC allocations. Many more great things are on the horizon in .NET Core 3.0 such as Utf8String and new built-in JSON APIs which add to the performance arsenal. Internally, these have been used by Microsoft teams to optimise .NET Core and ASP.NET Core. Now it's time to apply them to your code!

These features can seem complex, unapproachable and difficult to apply. In this session, Steve will share his journey of learning about and applying these tools when building high-throughput .NET Core worker services. You'll learn about the motivations that led Steve to begin exploring these cool new features and you'll see how they can be applied to production code. This talk is for developers, who like Steve, are ready to begin their journey towards writing faster .NET code, which allocates less.

Speaker: Steve Gordon

Steve Gordon is a Microsoft MVP, Pluralsight author, senior developer and community lead based in Brighton. He works for Madgex developing and supporting their data products built using .NET Core technologies. Steve is passionate about community and all things .NET related, having worked with ASP.NET for over 15 years.

Steve is currently developing cloud native services, using .NET Core, ASP.NET Core and Docker. He enjoys sharing his knowledge through his blog, in videos and by presenting at user groups and conferences. Steve is excited to be a part of the .NET community and founded .NET South East, a .NET Meetup group based in Brighton. He enjoys contributing to and maintaining OSS projects, most actively helping save lives with open source software and the Humanitarian Toolbox (www.htbox.org). You can find Steve online at his blog www.stevejgordon.co.uk and on Twitter as @stevejgordon
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
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Madgex Ltd
1 Gloucester Place
Brighton
Wednesday, 22 May

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
Thursday, 23 May

The.Update - A Roundtable Series

The.Update

A Roundtable Series

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

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

Come along and welcome to the family.
 

Time: 12:00-13:00
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The Projects
8-9 Ship Street
Brighton
Thursday, 23 May

Tech for Good Meetup: Designing digital services for all

Over the past few months, we've run sessions on digital accessibility, user-centred design and homelessness.

In all of those sessions, we talked a lot about putting people at the heart of a service delivery. These might be our service users, beneficiaries, customers, clients, etc. - our people!

And we probably think we have a good idea of how they are experiencing certain problems and where the main value of our service lies...but we really need to be putting those assumptions to the test. So, with limited budgets and stretched resources, how do we go about doing this? What is user research? And why does it really matter?

LEARN & CONNECT
- Learn from our user-research experts from the local tech sector who will share their key tips

- Learn from local charities who will share how they are carrying out user consultation and what challenges they face

- Promote your own Tech for Good activities and share any needs/offers

- Network with Brighton's best techies and goodies!

AGENDA
17.30 - Networking & drinks
18.00 - Welcome & intros
18.15 - Talks & case studies
19.30 – Needs/Offers & Community Shout-outs
19.45 - Go to the pub!

THERE'S MORE...
We're teaming up again with the Centre for Acceleration of Social Technology (CAST) who will be running a follow-up session to the Design Hop they ran a few months ago. The CAST session will take place from 1530-1730. Get in touch with Ellie (ellie@wearecast.org.uk) if you want to find out more.

Join our Slack Workspace to start connecting with these issues online: https://bit.ly/2Sy1qWA

Follow us on Twitter to stay tuned with the latest news: @Tech4GoodBTN

Looking forward to seeing you!

PLEASE do share the meet-up with your networks of charity, voluntary and community organisations, techies, etc.
 

Time: 17:30-19:45
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Clearleft
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Thursday, 23 May

VR Brighton Show and Tell #3

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

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

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

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

Time: 18:00-20:30
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The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Brighton
Thursday, 23 May

Homebrew Website Club

Come on by and join a gathering of people with like-minded interests.

Bring your friends who want to start a personal website.

Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project.

Every Thursday 6-7.30pm at Clearleft, 68 Middle Street, Brighton BN1 1AL - please use the Clearleft buzzer.
 

Time: 18:00-19:30
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Clearleft
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Thursday, 23 May

Brighton Ethical Hacker Meetup

This is a group for hackers in the local area to meet, undertake bug bounties, Hack the Box, partake in our lab with various machines and of course have a beer or two.

The lab will have several groups of machines ranging from practice to advanced. There is plenty to choose from and other machines can be spun up if you have a preference.

The lab does not have a direct internet connection so having an extra wifi card would be handy.

We aim to provide a friendly environment to facilitate knowledge sharing, learning and making new connections with the Brighton hacking community.

If you are interested in the following this is the event for you:
Bug Bounties
Capture the flag
Ethical Hacking
Programming
Wifi Hacking

Please bring a laptop with your chosen hacking distro & VPN (Ideally).

Make sure your laptop is charged as well, as there may not be many power points available.

Probably best if you tether to your mobile for internet and have a separate WIFI card (Alfa Network AWUS036ACH is a good option) for the lab if you want to partake but that is up to you.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Please note that the venue may change from time to time but we will update everything here as and when it happens.
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
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Alcampo Lounge
London Road
Brighton
Thursday, 23 May

Brighton Web Dev Meetup: Building Conway’s Game Of Life in React + Vue

Tonight we will be having a presentation by Paul Hadfield on using React and Vue to implement Conway's Game of Life into web apps.

This will be a code heavy talk:

• Showing code in React
• Break and Pizzas/Beers
• Showing code in Vue
• A general Q & A session.

Paul is the Technical Lead for the Online Insurance company Coverwise, and he will show how he has used React and Vue to build more efficient and scalable web applications. There should be plenty of good advice and tips for all developers no matter what level of experience you have with these two web frameworks.

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

We hope to see you there.
 

Time: 18:30-20:30
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The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Thursday, 23 May

codebar Brighton Talks

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

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

Talks:

Oliver Turner: When Houdini met Goldblum
@oliverturner

What is Houdini? Why can’t we declaratively animate linear gradients? …and what does either of these things have to do with Jeff Goldblum?

Get started experimenting with the capabilities of next-generation CSS and see how they can help us bring new user experiences to life on the web..


Richard Westenra: Painting With Data
@richardwestenra

Data-visualisation trades in metaphor and allusion. At its best, it's imaginative storytelling with data and algorithms. But it can be tough to choose from the overwhelming number of different chart types and tools to use as a canvas (including not least, HTML Canvas).

I'll chart a course through the different options, and explain some of the basics of visualising data on the web.


Jo Franchetti: Perfectionism, Impostor Syndrome and Anxiety - Understanding your fears and learning to be kind to yourself
@ThisIsJoFrank

Ever felt like everyone knows more than you? Spent hours procrastinating rather than starting or finishing a project?

Perfectionism, anxiety & impostor syndrome affect many people in the tech industry. Learn how to spot harmful thought patterns, how to avoid anxious spirals and be kind to yourself!

Sausage rolls from The croque shop and drinks will be provided. There will be vegan and veggie options
 

Time: 18:30-21:00
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The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Friday, 24 May

Change for the Machine: An XR Symposium

Uniting a range of disciplines and practices this symposium will showcase critical research and practice that foregrounds the embodied experience at the heart of VR/AR/MR and questions the implicit gendering within the ubiquitous portrayals of the idealised user.

Artists, producers and researchers are challenging assumptions about who these new immerisve experiences are designed by, who for and for what purpose.. As we stand at the threshold of a set of new practices and cultural experiences, what changes do we want to make?

The symposium will draw together key critical thinkers and artists in order to materialize an emergent ‘Critical XR Studies’ network. The symposium will take place over a day and a half and includes an exhibition of VR/XR work, talks and workshops aimed at anyone interested in the opportunities afforded to artists and audiences by emergent technologies.

We are particularly interested in showcasing innovative work and critical responses to the potential of 5G technologies and projects that highlight the way that data is utlised in innovative immersive and interactive experiences.

We are still interested in projects, artist and presentations along these themes. To propose a session contact Donna Close on d.close2@brighton.ac.uk or h.kennedy@brighton.ac.uk by May 7th, 2019
 

Time: 10:30-18:00
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University of Brighton, Edward Street
154-155 Edward Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 28 May

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!
 

Time: 09:30-12:00
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St Ann's Well Garden Cafe
St. Ann's Well Garden
Brighton
Tuesday, 28 May

Friendly SEO: An Introduction to getting found in search

Come and have a pint and learn about SEO.

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

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

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

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

Where?

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

Buy a pint on the way up!

Who is this talk for?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SEO Shouldn't be scary!
 

Time: 17:30-21:00
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Craft Beer Co (Upstairs)
Upper North Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 28 May

WordUp Meetup: How fast-growing agencies win business

Simon Cooke - How fast growing agencies win business

Simon tells his story of becoming a salesperson after 20 years as a designer. Now heading up the Commercial team at Pragmatic, one of Europe’s largest WordPress agencies, he reveals how agencies experiencing rapid growth can win business and retain valuable clients.

For agencies and freelancers who want a professional approach to sales with a creative touch, Simon shares practical advice on positioning your business, pitching digital solutions, and creating a unique value proposition, with a sprinkle of sales presentation tips to ensure you stand the best chance of success.

Simon is a Design, Digital Marketing and Sales specialist with over 20 years of industry experience, having co-owned a creative agency for 14 years, which merged with Pragmatic in 2016.

Nowadays, Simon heads up the Commercial Department at Pragmatic, the UK’s largest WordPress Agency with big plans for the future. Simon is also a jury member of the Automattic Design Awards and co-creator of PACE, a marketing technology conference held in London.

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

? AGENDA

- 6:00 - 6:30 pm - Welcome and networking.

- 6:30 pm - Talk begins.

- 7:30 pm - Pizza, drinks and networking.

- 8:45 pm - Start leaving the venue and if anyone wants to continue the chat and informal networking, head to 'Seven Stars' pub on Ship St.

FOOD

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

VENUE

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

- Main entrance on Meeting House Lane across from Riddle & Finns.

- Please ring the 3rd-floor buzzer and someone will let you in.

OTHER INFO

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

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

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
Pragmatic
North Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 28 May

Freelance Designer Show and Tell

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

Time: 19:00-20:30
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The Projects
8-9 Ship St
Brighton
Wednesday, 29 May

Brighton Data Forum Meetup

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

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

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

Thanks and look forward to seeing you there!
 

Time: 18:30-20:30
Full details
Brandwatch, 1st Floor
Sovereign House, Church Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 29 May

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, 30 May

HR Digital Media - Making Sense of Settlement Agreements

Our HR Digital Media Group was founded in 2006 by Fiona Martin at Martin Searle Solicitors in partnership with Wired Sussex.

We welcome business owners, HR Managers, directors and employees responsible for personnel issues who work in the Digital Media Sector.

Making Sense of Settlement Agreements

Despite Settlement Agreements replacing Compromise Agreements four years ago, employers and their HR managers are still struggling with the Acas Statutory Code of Practice.

What should be a straight forward alternative to disciplining or dismissing an employee can lead to the employee raising grievances and their solicitor negotiating considerably more money than the employer was initially prepared to pay.

This session will include:

The pros and cons of using a Settlement Agreement
When is it dangerous to offer a Settlement Agreement?
How to offer a Settlement Agreement in line with the Acas Code
Common errors when drafting a Settlement Agreement
Taxation of Settlement Agreement Payments
Attendees will come away with everything they need to know about Settlement Agreements to ensure they are being used efficiently to protect their business.

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

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

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

 

Time: 09:15-11:15
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Martin Searle Solicitors
9 Marlborough Place
Brighton
Thursday, 30 May

Brighton DevOps, Dev & Test Meetup

After a great series of events last year we're really happy to announce the first in 2019! Returning with our usual format of guest speakers & informal networking over drinks, we hope that you will join us & the Brighton DevOps, Dev & Test Community on the 30th May at The Walrus.

We've moved locations so please make note, The Walrus is located at 10 Ship Street, Brighton. This venue is larger and should allow for much easier access. We will be in the function room which is to the rear of the pub and down the stairs. There is a complementary bar, so please come and say hello!

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

Hope to see you all there on the 30th

Broadlight | TWH
 

Time: 19:00-22:00
Full details
The Walrus
10 Ship St
Brighton
Friday, 31 May

Cyber Security Leadership: Skills and Scenarios Training Workshop

Cyber Security Leadership - Skills and Scenarios

Join us on Friday 31st May at the Sussex Innovation Centre for our next interactive training workshop. 
 
We'll be analysing, reviewing and discussing defined and accepted skills that today's leaders of information and cyber security need.
 
This will include examples, guidance and recommendations from your host and presenter, Samantha Sanderson. Sam is one of the few National Cyber Security Centre's certified Lead Security Information and Risk Advisors and has been submitting evidence of her skills, capabilities and experience to GCHQ's certification teams since 2004. 

We will then take a deeper dive into scenarios and case studies, enabling us to better understand the context of our required skills. We'll be working through example case studies and matching skill sets to scenarios.

As always, our valued workshop delegates will have the opportunity to benefit from online GCHQ Certified Training discounts and bonuses, for workshop attendees only.


Your Hosts and Speakers

Samantha Sanderson BSc (Hons) LCCP MIET is one of the few cyber security lead professionals certified by the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). She started her specialist infosec career as a Research Scientist for the UK's Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA) over 20 years ago and has over 35 years’ experience of working, studying, volunteering and playing in science, engineering and technology. Sam is the author of her company’s online GCHQ Certified Training, designed for existing and aspiring leaders in the information and cyber security sector. She is also the founder of South East Cyber and runs free training Workshops for local businesses with her daughter.

Katie has almost 5 years' official experience of working in information and cyber security at Lockcode and SECyber. However, she was introduced to infosec at an early age due to her mother's career and passion for the subject. Due to Katie's age she has also grown up managing and configuring her own laptops, tablets and smartphones herself. In 2016 Katie was invited to speak at one of NCSC's initial Cyber First events for schools and she also won the 2016 Security Serious 'Unsung Heroes' award.
 

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