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Brighton Digital Festival 2012 Celebrating digital culture 01-30 September 2012        

Wired Sussex is proud to be coordinating the 2012 Brighton Digital Festival, which is a whole month dedicated to the celebration of all things digital!
Throughout September there will be more than 100 grassroots and community run events happening across the city; including everything from small-scale meet ups, to big name conferences, experimental ideas to fully mounted exhibitions and with most of the events free, there’s plenty of opportunity to come along and get involved!

During the festival, Wired Sussex will be bringing you a series of special weekly roundups, covering all the updates and our recommendations of what to see next.

Check out the Wired Sussex online events calendar for information on events taking place as part of the Brighton Digital Festival. It’s the only place where you can see all of the month’s events at a quick glance, with detailed information about each event and links to where you can register for tickets. With up to 16 events taking place daily, it’s a great tool to help you manage your diary!

Also keep in mind if your employer is a member of Wired Sussex then you will automatically receive the benefits of company membership, allowing you to come along to any of the events! You can check whether they’re members via our online directory.
Remember you can follow all the festival talk on twitter with #BDF12 & #WiredSussex

Wired Sussex Festival Events

Here at Wired Sussex we’ve organised a number of special festival events for our members, which include the following:
  • Tales of a Creative City - Hear some of the stories, thoughts and interim findings from the Brighton Fuse research project at Tales of a Creative City. Find out what the Brighton Fuse might tell us about the future of the creative, digital and information technology sector. Happening Tuesday 11th September. You can read more about the event and register for one of the limited spaces now.
  • Connected TV Brighton mini-conference - The Connected TV Brighton mini-conference will see speakers on a range of subjects including social TV, Gamification, TV apps and internet enabled TV’s, all discussing the future of this convergence on Friday 21 September. Register for the event.
  • Digital, Media & Technology Open Studios 2012 - From Monday 24 – Friday 28 September, Wired Sussex Member companies will be opening their doors as part of Digital, Media & Technology Open Studios 2012.  There will be talks, seminars, workshops and a chance to see what goes on behind the scenes.  Find out more about who’s taking part.
  • Home Brewed: In Conversation with ‘Culture Shock’ author Will McInnes - At this event Will McInnes will be talking his new book 'Culture Shock', an inspirational guide for better ways to do business in the twentieth century.  As founder and Managing Director of pioneering social business consultancy Nixon McInnes, he will also be discussing his experience in running what has been recognised by WorldBlu as one of the most democratic workplaces in the world. Register for the event.
Details of all these events and many others can be found on the Wired Sussex events calendar.

BDF 2012 Launch Event: Come along with some friends to this free event and help us launch the festival with a bang!

2nd Sept, 8.30pm - 11.30pm, Jubilee Square.
  • PixelPyros - Brighton Digital Festival will launch with an interactive fireworks display, put together by Seb Lee-Delisle. This digital display will be projected onto the huge façade of Brighton Jubilee Library and controlled throughout by the interactive motions of the audience participants. 

Film Show & Tell

Continuing our engagement with Brighton’s growing film sector, Rebecca Watkins from Wired Sussex has arranged for three Brighton filmmakers to screen and discuss their movies, offering the audience a chance to give feedback and ask questions.
The event will form part of an entire evening of film activity that’s happening at the Lighthouse on the 27th September.

Super Morriso Cycle

Our very own Caroline Morris: AKA Super Morriso! Will be attempting to cycle across the Andean mountain range for charity and you can interact with her in real time via a ‘Mario’ style platform game, offering support and encouragement as she pedals Peru with the: #cycle4cancer

Check: YouTube and Facebook for more details on how to offer your support. 

Also don’t miss
  • The Geekest Link - Brighton's premier science fiction/fantasy based pub quiz brings you a Brighton Digital Festival Special. Come along and test your knowledge of all things sci-fi! - 2nd Sept.
  • Artist talk: David Blandy – To coincide with his latest exhibition, Odysseys, David Blandy will be discussing his work at the Pheonix Brighton:  1st Sept.
  • Brighton Mini Maker Faire - The Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. - 8th Sept.
  • Reasons to be Creative – Bringing together the best minds from the worlds of art, code, and design. Expect three days packed full with talks, networking, inspiration and learning. - 3rd to 5th Sept.
  • iSpy treasure hunt – Explore Brighton’s North Laines through a series of iSpy questions, the team with the most points will win a prize. - 1st to 30th Sept.

Save the date
  • City Camp 2.5 – Event focussing on ideas for supporting digital inclusion. Two speakers will set out the challenge and the opportunity of delivering internet access to everyone in the city. - 17th Sept.
  • Meaning Conference – Hear a series of guest speakers and international thinkers from the worlds of business, academia and activism, discuss the practical possibilities that a progressive business can offer. So far speakers include; Caroline Lucas, leader of the Green Party and Stowe Boyd, futurist and researcher. - 1st Oct.
          Follow @MeaningConf for more announcements to come.

Remember you can join all the discussion on twitter with: #WiredSussex & #BDF12


Featured Event: Brighton SEO

Wired Sussex Jobs are really proud to be supporting BrightonSEO and have some tickets to give away to Wired Sussex members.

If you’ve not heard of BrightonSEO before it’s a free one day search marketing conference being held at the Brighton Dome on September the 14th. 

The tickets went on sale a couple of weeks ago, but sold out in just an hour. The one day event brings together some of the best speakers on the SEO circuit with speakers from local heavyweights like DC Storm, ElevateLocal & SiteVisibility as well the in-house teams at Autotrader & Top Cashback.

Wired Sussex have 50 tickets to give away, for your chance to get hold of tickets just email with your name, email address company and job title.

50 names will be chosen at random at midday on Monday the 3rd so good luck!

Featured Vacancy

Head of Production - PLUG-IN MEDIA

Plug-in Media is looking to recruit a Head of Production to come and work in their busy studio in the heart of central Brighton.

Plug-in Media is a triple-BAFTA winning production studio with a reputation for producing work of the highest quality.

This role consists of:

• You will manage our internal production staff and freelancers to help realise our complex, and highly creative projects to the highest standard of excellence.

• You will work with other senior members of the management team to ensure that the company strategy and values are being implemented at all levels within the business.

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