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Wired Sussex: Digital Newsround

Directory Local games company Futurlab has scored a big hit with the launch of their first PSP game: Coconut Dodge – The game shot to the number one spot in the minis game category on the Playstation Store.

Congratulations are in order for Cogapp who have recently been awarded a MUSE award for their work on the Museum of Modern Arts (MoMA) website, and more congratulations are due to Propellernet who have been nominated for ‘Best Digital Team’ at the Reputation Online awards.
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The Skiff
Volleyball Tournament
Member Meet-ups
Directory listings
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The Skiff 2.0 – A new space for creative co working

Volleyball Wired Sussex is really pleased to announce that we have formed a partnership with co-working and events space The Skiff supporting their move in to a bigger, better, brighter place at 6 Gloucester Street, right in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine

Jonathan Markwell, founder of The Skiff said "It's fantastic to have the support of Wired Sussex; it wouldn't have been possible to make such a smooth transition to our new space without them.”

The Skiff is built on the co-working philosophy developed by Citizen Space in San Francisco; it takes the best elements of a coffee shop (social, energetic, creative) and the best elements of a workspace (productive, functional) and combines them to give independent workers the chance to have their own, affordable space.

If you are interested in the Skiff, you can find out more or just drop in from 10am – 6pm weekdays.
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September Volleyball event

volleyball image Every year, Wired Sussex holds an annual members' social to bring together those working for our member companies to do something fun! This year, we will be taking over the excellent facilities at Yellow Wave on Brighton seafront in September for a day of volleyball action!

If your company is a Wired Sussex member, why not form a team and join in? You need a minimum of 5 people for a team (if more people at your workplace are interested, then you could alternate). The event will be held on 19 September from 12 to 6pm, with a barbeque and bar open all day.

We are looking for 24 teams of volleyball enthusiasts to take the sand, if you want to play please contact Andy via email or on 01273 692888
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Featured Job

Featured Job image Lead Flash Engineer
Relentless Software
Brighton and Hove

As Lead Flash Engineer, you will develop high quality, fun, stable and extensible games. You will plan the development schedule and proactively manage risk to the project and communicate effectively with the team. You should have a passion for the games you help make, and a good knowledge of the games made by other companies.

Relentless offer competitive salaries and a great range of benefits including bonus payments, private health care, duvet days, contributory pension and 25 days leave a year.
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Wired Sussex Jobs (66)
Programming (15)
Design/Creative (15)
Paid/Natural Search (7)
Social Media (18)
BDM/Strategy/Sales (4)
Marketing/PR (27)
Account Handling (11)
IT Support (3)
Project Management (9)
Editorial/Content (5)
e-Learning (1)
Games (2)
Office/Administration (5)
Production Management (1)

Wired Sussex Membership – Helping you make money!

Wired Sussex exists for its Members. Over the last few months we upgraded some of the existing member benefits and have added some new great news offerings to our membership package.

One of the biggest concerns for our members is new business and access to funding. We are often asked about accessing funding or if there are grants available to help start-ups, digital or innovative companies. With the recent budget announcements you would be forgiven for thinking that the answer would always be a resounding ‘No’. However, this is not the case! We are connected to national and international organisations that are still able to provide financial support to digital and media companies. Wired Sussex FULL members now includes the opportunity to be alerted to new grants and funding opportunities. Simply log in and subscribe and we will send you a regular round up of funding and grants.

Our Projects Board was created as a way for our members to access new client opportunities or for freelancers to find out about projects. Many new Projects are added every week by companies and individuals looking for companies like yours to provide services to them. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get more work.

"The Wired Sussex projects board is a lifeline for freelancers with a steady stream of projects coming through covering a wide variety of digital requirements" David Lockie, Freelancer.

Anyone from local boutiques to multinational agencies can post project details on the board and as such the projects range from product photography to the build of e-Commerce platforms: what they all have in common is they need help from digital and media experts. To access the details of each project you must be a Wired Sussex member.
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Featured Event

How Social Media Can Help You Grow Your Business

7 September, Lighthouse, Brighton

The East Sussex and Brighton & Hove Innovation and Growth Team are running an afternoon workshop aimed at business owners who are looking to gain a greater understanding of how Social Media (including Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and others) might help their business grow.

Hosted by Wired Sussex, the event will demonstrate how Social Media can be used effectively by businesses to improve communication and engagement with customers, partners & employees and importantly how these channels can help drive revenue growth. The workshop will cover all the major Social Media channels with many practical examples of successful usage by SME’s across all sectors. It will demonstrate the value of the various different social media channels, how they work and how they can support business objectives. The workshop is structured to allow plenty of time for participants to discuss particular business issues and will provide hands-on experience of using the media discussed. Full details.
Featured Event

UX Brighton 2010

13 Sept, Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton

This one day event gives wide exposure to some of the most recent captivating and provocative ideas on User Experience from all over the UK and Europe. The speakers combine the well-known, such as Rory Sutherland and Eric Reiss, with others who are yet to be discovered. It is an opportunity for the User Experience community to hear about and discuss design and behaviour in both theory and practise.
Full details

Weekly events
dotBrighton – Every Tuesday
BrightArray - Every Tuesday
The Freelancers Farm – Every Wednesday
Build Brighton – Every Thursday

Check out our calendar to find out about all the others and, if you have an event you would like to promote, please contact Katie at Wired Sussex.
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Are we missing anything? How else can we help?

Member logo We hold members meet-ups every month, to network with as many of our members, and employees of member companies as possible. They are a great way to lets us know about your recent projects, client wins or business developments. If you have an idea about ways that Wired Sussex can help you and your company, come along and meet the team. The next event will be in Hove on Thursday 26 August.

The members' meet-ups are free to attend; you simply need to register to guarantee your place. If you have questions about these events, please contact Andy via email or on 01273 692888
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Featured Project

Facebook Application Designer
As part of a larger re-brand of a Devon based boutique hotel we require a reliable, talented and confident video maker/ editor to work in conjunction with us on the production of a promotional movie.

Prior experience is desirable, although talented graduates will also be considered. Working knowledge of Apple Final Cut Pro/ Adobe Premiere, After Effects.
Latest Projects

Design New Promo Material (unpaid)
ASP.NET Web Database App
Website re-creation
eCommerce Website Redesign
Zencart on line store
Social networking strategy
PHP/MYSQL site update
Custom Joomla! Theme
Client Usability Study
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Updated directory – if you are member get in there and update your details!

Internships image Since updating our online Directory of Members in June some members have still not updated their listings! As a reminder, the Directory is regularly searched by those looking for web, design, marketing and other digital media services – it’s a proven way to generate more business for your company. You can now showcase your work, testimonials and social media channels with the thousands of people who search our Directory of Members every month!

If you are Wired Sussex Member, log in and make sure you are not missing out! Don’t forget to update your contact details, ensure that your company description is up to date! This will make it easier for clients to find your business.

Log in and make sure you are not missing out. If you have any questions regarding your account, please contact Andy via email or on 01273 692888.

And if you are not a member of Wired Sussex, it costs only £49 per year. Find out how to join now!
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Recent Members

The following joined as Full Members in July.
Brand Local BUFVC
CarbonGraffiti Domestic Science
Lark Media ProWeb

47 Basic Members joined last month. See all Members who joined recently.
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