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Wired Sussex: Digital Newsround

Directory Two great games stories from Wired Sussex members this month: Littleloud have launched their new game – The Curfew an adventure web-game published by Channel 4 and written by acclaimed comic book author, Kieron Gilles and Relentless Software’s new game Blue Toad Murder Files scored an incredible 95% from ‘Everything PlayStation’.

Congratulations to NixonMcInnes’ team of young hackers who won ‘best in show’ at this year’s Rewired State event.

Brighton based TV production company Ricochet, who produce Supernanny, and their parent company Shed Productions have been bought by Time Warner in a deal worth £100 million.

And finally, a welcome to two new faces. Cogapp continue to expand their team of digital media and user experience experts with the appointment of Dr Silvia Filippini-Fantoni as Senior Producer, and Propellernet have strengthened their service offering with the appointment of their new Client Services Director, Nikki Winton.
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Onedigital Alliance
Events Calendar
The Skiff
Projects Board

Latest Jobs
Upcoming Events
Latest Projects
New Members

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One Love: Wired Sussex joins the Onedigital alliance

one digital Wired Sussex has accepted an invitation by digital media alliance Onedigital to join Manchester Digital, Bristol Media and London’s D-Media as its fourth principal member.

The four organisations represent over 5,000 digital media companies between them, and the addition of Wired Sussex puts Onedigital well on track in its ambition to create a single body to champion the UK’s digital media industry, nationally and internationally. Wired Sussex will take a key role in helping the organisation devise a strategy to place digital at the centre of the UK’s growth ambitions.

Onedigital spokesperson Gina Fegan said “Onedigital’s ambition to provide a unified voice for the digital industry and make the UK a global digital leader is significantly strengthened by the addition of the Brighton cluster. London, Manchester, Bristol and Brighton really are the key drivers for the UK’s digital media industry.”
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The Events Horizon

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Our newly upgraded online events calendar is up and running. With so many digital and media events now happening locally across a wide range of subjects, the idea is that this calendar becomes a really useful resource for everyone in the community – a one stop shop telling you not just about Wired Sussex events, but about all relevant local events.

If you are running an event, you can upload full details of it to the calendar. You can also use the calendar to avoid date clashes with other similar events. If you know of an event we don’t have on there, let us know and we will add it.

A big thanks to our friends at Makemedia (without whom...) for all their hard work in helping us create the calendar.

Please use it, abuse it and let us know what you think.
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Featured Vacancy

Featured Job image Head of User Experience
Brighton and Hove

Cubeworks is a leading Brighton-based digital agency with a burgeoning reputation for producing highly usable websites that deliver excellent results.

Our aim is to become a leading provider of digital services to public sector and not-for-profit organisations, with ambitions to double our size over the next 3 years.

Delivering an exceptional user experience is absolutely key to getting great results and happy clients. We are proud of our recent work, but want to do more. So we need an experienced, ambitious UX consultant, with a passion for our target sectors, to head up our team and make us industry leaders in this area.
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Wired Sussex Jobs (76)
Programming (18)
Design/Creative (22)
Paid/Natural Search (10)
Social Media (12)
BDM/Strategy/Sales (7)
Marketing/PR (18)
Account Handling (10)
IT Support (6)
Project Management (13)
Editorial/Content (4)
e-Learning (4)
Games (2)
Office/Administration (4)
Production Management (4)
Animation (2)
Testing and QA (2)
Usability (7)

The Skiff – a home for independent workers
The Skiff
Are you a freelancer or independent worker? Get a bit stir crazy working from home all the time? Check out the Skiff for friendly co-working space in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine. Flexible desk space available in a multitude of ways. If you’re interested, just pop in and check it out.
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Featured Event

In the Music Biz? Make the most of SXSW & MIDEM

If you are in the music sector and are considering attending (or applying for artists to perform at) either South by South West in Austin or MIDEM in Cannes, this event is for you.

MIDEM (22-26 Jan 2011) and SXSW (16-20 Mar 2011) are the two most important showcasing, deal-striking and networking events in the international music industry and Wired Sussex (together with UKTI, SEMN and ESBHIGT) has arranged this free event on 2nd September in Brighton to tell you all about the opportunities that they can offer.

The event will include presentations on each event and will also provide those attending with the opportunity to speak directly with event representatives. Guest speakers at the event will include Una Johnston (SXSW), Javier Lopez (MIDEM) and Phil Patterson (UKTI) .

Full details (including registration) on the Wired Sussex events calendar.
Upcoming Events

September 2 - Making The Most Of SXSW & MIDEM
September 3 - dConstruct
September 3 - Introduction to Journalism
September 7 - Social Media for Business Owners
September 7 - Brighton ALT.NET Beers
September 10 - The Power of Words Breakfast
September 11 - Hove College Open Day
September 13 - UX Brighton 2010
September 26-29 - Flash on the Beach
September 27 - Social Media Marketing

Regular events
BrightArray - Every Tuesday
The Freelancers Farm – Every Wednesday
Build Brighton – Every Thursday
dotBrighton – the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month

Check out our events calendar to find out about all local events this month and, if you have an event you would like to promote, you can add it here.
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The Projects Board – get new work
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Wired Sussex members – don’t forget that your membership gives you access to the full details of all projects posted on our Projects Board. The Projects cover an enormous range of needs from website builds to copywriting, research, media tutoring, video production and much, much more. If you are on the look out for new work, sign up now for Project Alerts.
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Featured Project

E-book development
We are England's most challenging small press and we have major development plans for 2011. In particular we would like to translate all our print titles into e-chapbooks. We would like to work with someone to convert existing Indesign files into epub and other formats to be read by Kindle, Sony, iPhone and other e-readers. Please only contact us if you are fully conversant with the process and software involved. Design sense and technical know-how are crucial.
Latest Projects

Exhibition Marketing Materials
Community Development
Research Projects
Flash/Scaleform SME
Joomla/Virtuemart Expert
Website Tweaks and Development
Web Scraping
Wordpress Plugin Development
Video streaming
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Would you benefit from an intern?

Internships image If your company might benefit from having a recent graduate intern with an interest in copywriting, social media or marketing, then our Internship Programme may be able to help you. Our interns are paid and trained and we take all the hard work out of finding one for you. For more details talk to Nick on 01273 692888.
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Recent Members

Wired Sussex welcomes the following new Full Members:

Attic Sound & Music Core Copywriting
Digifingers Lee Tucknott Design & Communication
Raisley Ltd Strange Digital
Unlimited Vivid Interactive

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