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August Newsletter


The Digital Roundup
Congratulations to Liquid Light who have been awarded ‘Best in Class’ at the IMA Awards for a new website built for The Barbican. The pair met earlier this year at the Wired Sussex Interface event, where we connected 32 of our member companies with 10 of the UK’s biggest cultural brands.
It seems our members swept up at this year’s Brighton and Hove Business awards ceremony, with Plug-In Media winning the Creative Industry Award, The Student Room Group taking ‘The Fastest Growing Business Award’ and Nikki Gatenby from Propellernet was crowned ‘MD of the Year’.
Exciting news from our members Endless and Brilliant Noise who’ve teamed up for the new Nokia campaign: ‘Design Your Day’
Finally, a happy birthday to our members Cohub! The community coworking space in Eastbourne who’ve just celebrated the end of their first year by relocating to a bigger venue….

 ….. remember if you’ve got any news you’d like us to shout about then just drop us an email for inclusion in our next newsletter.


The FuseBox Amp: We're searching for six ambitious creatives 
This week we announced The FuseBox Amp. We're searching for six of the most promising and ambitious people who are in the process of starting innovative creative or digital business projects, and providing them with four weeks of radically different learning and support unlike anything Brighton has seen before.
There's more info about The FuseBox Amp and the application process in this blog post: http://www.wiredsussex.com/blog/the-fusebox-amp


Standby for The Big ConnectedTV Brighton Conference!
Wednesday 4th September, 9.30am – 7.30pm at Komedia, Brighton

The Big ConnectedTV Brighton Conference is a practical guide to reaching new audiences and making money within ConnectedTV. 

Hosted by Storythings founder and Director Matt Locke, this event will inspire and educate attendees. Some of the industry’s most creative innovators and forward thinkers will be sharing key insights and practical tips through unique case studies.

The speaker line-up so far includes Richard Waterworth, YouTube; Neil Mortensen, Thinkbox, Andy Eades, Relentless Software & Angi Mariani, LatestTV - stay tuned for further speaker announcements!

Whether you are a TV producer; an app, games or web developer; a coder; an animator; a social media and marketing guru; a strategic planner or project manager, this event is for you.

Early bird tickets are just £20.00 until Friday 16th August. Wired Sussex Members companies (including all their employees!) get a 50% discount.
Tickets and further details are available on the Wired Sussex website.


We're recruiting
We are looking to recruit a Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the FuseBox.
This is a unique opportunity for a suitably qualified researcher to become a Researcher-in-Residence to help shape new approaches to co-creation, innovation and growth for the creative, digital and IT (CDIT) sector and to develop new methodologies of knowledge exchange between arts and humanities research and business. Take a look here for more information and details of how to apply.


Update on Brighton Digital Festival 2013
Last week, Brighton Digital Festival fulfilled it’s strap-line promise of Over 100 events - all over Brighton - all of September, with the publication of the 100th event on the festival website!
With more events still in the pipeline, the Festival will bring together the city’s arts and digital communities, with a rich programme of events which includes new digital art exhibitions, performances, conferences, hackerthons, meet-ups, comedy nights, workshops and outdoor events taking place across Brighton and Hove. 
What do you fancy? http://www.brightondigitalfestival.co.uk/events/


Let's get together
Members' Meetup, 20th August, from 5.30pm at Above Audio.
Our next member’s meetup is happening on the 20th August. If you've not attended before, our meetups offer a great opportunity to network with others working in the creative, digital, media and technology (CDIT) sector, from all across Sussex.
We’re really excited to already have over 70 employees of Wired Sussex Member companies coming – so there’s loads of potential for making some new contacts!  You can check out who has signed up to come along here.

Why not join us? You could share your latest news, learn about potential joint working ventures or just have a chat with other like-minded folk. It's all very informal!
The event is free to our members, including all employees of member companies, but you will need to register here to guarantee your place.
*Not sure if your company is a member? Just search our online directory or get in touch.


Au'Guest' blog month
For the past 2 years we’ve ran a month of guest blog posts called Au’Guest’. It’s running again this month and includes stories from the sector, tips, insider scoops and more.  Each new post will be shared through our social media channels so keep a look out, and there might even be space for a few more entries so get in touch if you’d like to take part. Here are the latest posts:

The Maverick’s Guide to Funding your Startup
So, you’ve got an amazing idea for a digital startup that will take over the world.  Great. That’s the easy bit out of the way ... but how do you raise investment?

Jon gives his account of last week’s Wired Sussex Breakfast Workshop
Last week’s event was the second Freelancer Breakfast I’ve attended, and the first where I’ve had the privilege of being part of the panel. By-and-large I’m a fan of skill-sharing events such as these, but I think for freelancers they’re more important; vital, even.



Latest fixed-term work & project opportunities
A significant benefit of Wired Sussex membership is getting to hear about the latest fixed-term and project work opportunities within the sector, either by networking with other members or by accessing our exclusive projects board.
Anyone from local boutiques to multinational agencies can post project details on the board so the projects range greatly, with everything from product photography to e-Commerce platforms builds. However, what they all have in common is a need for help from digital and media experts. To access the details of each project you must be a Wired Sussex member.

Here’s a couple of the latest:

Don’t forget you can add your own Project to our board free of charge!  
Whether you need an agency to design and develop a website, a freelancer to work on a short term project, or even a business partner for a new venture?  We can help so get in touch!

Featured Vacancy 

Solutions Analyst - Virgin Holidays

We are looking for two Solutions Analysts to execute major elements of the Virgin Holidays Development Lifecycle through production of key business analysis, testing and process re-engineering activities with focus on the core Reservation system and surround system.
 
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