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October Newsletter


This month we are delighted to hear that Mediatonic are planning to open a new studio in Brighton, creating 50 new jobs! * Our congratulations go out to Relentless for all the positive reviews their new game; 'Kinect Nat Geo TV: America the Wild'  has received. * Also some really exciting news for Fortune Cookie who’ve announced a merger with Possible Worldwide! * Whilst finally, our support goes out to the SiteVisibility girls, who’re donning the same black dress for a whole month raising money for the NSPCC, as part of the ‘Uniform@Work’ project.


Christmas meet-up
Time to dig out that festive sweater from your Nan and join us for a glass of mulled wine at our next Brighton members meet-up on the 4th December. The event is free to our members and all employees of member companies, but be sure to register now for a ticket so you don’t miss out.


Brighton businesses need better connectivity
Recently Wired Sussex has spent a lot of time working and collaborating on a bid to Government by Brighton & Hove Council for funding to improve Brighton’s business broadband infrastructure. This is a competitive fund with 26 other cities vying for some of the £50m available and we will find out on 5th December if the bid has been successful.

If successful, it should release around £5m+ to support the significant enhancement of broadband and Wi-Fi coverage across our key central business areas.
You can read more about the bid and how we supported it in a blog post by our MD Phil & you can see the finished proposal online. Fingers crossed!


Festival feedback
We hope you enjoyed the Brighton Digital Festival as much as we did here at Wired Sussex, with an amazing 106 events taking place all across the city, spanning 27 days and reaching an audience of 25,000 people. 
We'd love to know what you all thought and hear any suggestions for next year's festival, so please take a moment to complete this short survey


Cherokee Nation Project
We saw lots of fantastic “creative chaos” at the launch event for the Brighton/Cherokee Nation Project. This ongoing scheme is significantly enhancing the way that cultural exchange programmes are being taught in schools with the innovative use of digital media and tech. Find out more about the project here...

The launch event saw 60 kids from Blatchington Mill School and Cardinal Newman Catholic School take part in a workshop to create content for an animation piece about their identity and culture. The workshop and art was filmed and then mixed together by digital artists SDNA and you can see the end result here. 


A community hub for freelancers
Visit 'The Skiff', a friendly coworking community in central Brighton; that’s recently installed a fibre optic connection to obtain the sort of internet speeds usually reserved for large businesses and Universities.
Check out The Skiff website for more information & remember all Skiff mates are entitled to free Wired Sussex membership!


Super Morriso success!
Big congratulations to Caroline from Wired Sussex who completed her epic cycle across Peru; traversing the Andes to the Amazon jungle, all in the aid of the Breast Cancer Care charity.  
The challenge formed part of an online event for Brighton Digital Festival, where she managed to raise an amazing £6063!

To witness some of her highlights & hardships take a look at this trailer video and blog post that she’s put together and remember, there’s still some time left if you wish to contribute.

 


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