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Date Event Location
Thursday, 01 August

The Hacker Lab - Ethical Hacking Group Meetup

For this event we are focusing on Hackthebox.eu, the private lab will be available for beginners however we now encourage all our members to sign up for an account on Hack The Box prior to the meetup and work through the challenges together.

There will be internet available via the hosts Wifi network.

You can register an account at the following URL:

https://www.hackthebox.eu/

Make sure your laptop is charged prior to the event, as there may not be many power points available.

About Us:

This is a group for hackers in the local area to meet, undertake bug bounties, Hack the Box, partake in our lab with various machines and of course have a beer or two.

We aim to provide a friendly environment to facilitate knowledge sharing, learning and making new connections with the Brighton hacking community.

If you are interested in the following this is the event for you:

- Bug Bounties
- Infosec career advice
- Capture the flag
- Ethical Hacking
- Programming
- Wifi Hacking

Please bring a laptop with your chosen hacking distro and please make sure it is charges as power points are limited.

Probably best if you tether to your mobile for internet and have a separate WiFi card (Alfa Network AWUS036ACH is a good option) for the lab if you want to partake but that is up to you.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Any questions email [masked]

Please note that the venue may change from time to time but we will update everything here as and when it happens.
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
Alcampo Lounge
London Road
Brighton
Thursday, 01 August

Dive-in Movie Night - VR and a movie - TRON (1982) + SPARC

Movie magic like you’ve never experienced before.

Dive in to the silverscreen and immerse yourself in the worlds of the most iconic movies. Each month, Dive-in Movie Night pairs a film with a VR game that matches the film’s feel and universe.

You’ll get unlimited play time in VR ahead of the start of the movie, sharing turns with other Dive-in Movie night attendees. When its time for the movie to begin, the VR headsets will be put away, the projector screen pulled down and the theatre seats brought out. Snuggle in with a drink and enjoy the film! 

Film of the night: Tron (1982)

When a brilliant video game maker named Flynn hacks the mainframe of his ex-employer, he is beamed inside an astonishing digital world and becomes part of the very game he is designing. (Rated PG)

“It’s 1982, and the first golden age of videogames is in full swing. Atari is still at the height of its powers with the world’s most popular console, the 2600. When Tron appeared in 1982, its visual effects were a remarkable sight…So distinctive and memorable is Tron’s imagery, it’s easy to forget that there is a plot beneath the psychedelic visuals…Years before the internet became ubiquitous, Tron envisioned a virtual world where we could reinvent ourselves as new characters in cyberspace. We may not be wearing glowing spandex and throwing deadly Frisbees just yet, but whether we like it or not, we’re all plugged into the Grid now.” - Den of Geek 

 VR game of the night: Sparc

Go head to head in this fast-paced, Tron-inspired VR sport. Each player stands at opposite ends of a futuristic arena arena with a power ball and energy shield. Your goal is to strike your opponent with your power ball while avoiding theirs. Throw, dodge, block and deflect to outwit your opponent and claim victory! 

TimesVR play time: 6:00pm - 8:50pm 

You can arrive at anytime between 6pm and before the start of the movie. The earlier you arrive the more time you’ll have to play VR.

Movie start time: 9:00pmWe don’t show trailers or adverts so the movie will start at 9pm sharp. 

There won’t be a chance to play VR after the movie starts so make sure you arrive early enough to play! 

 LocationGOVR cafe is located on the first floor inside Presuming Ed Coffe House.GOVR café - 114-115 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4JG
 
Cost:  12
Time: 18:00-23:00
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GOVR cafe
114-115 London Road
Brighton
Thursday, 01 August

Async: An Introduction to AR.js and A-Frame

Ed Silverton will be presenting some of the WebAR work he has been doing at Mnemoscene, followed by a coding workshop to introduce some of the basic concepts, including how to use GLTF objects, custom markers, and animation. This workshop is suitable for beginners and experienced web developers with an interest in learning AR.js and A-Frame.  

Time: 19:15-21:30
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Tuesday, 06 August

Brighton Indie Coffee

Stuck indoors alone working on video game related stuff all day? Live in Brighton & Hove? Get out of the house & come along to Indie Coffee to meet lovely, friendly fellow gamedevs!

No agenda - show off your projects, get advice, make contacts, share experiences or just have a chat about random things. :)

Absolutely everyone with an interest in making video games welcome!

Venue has a wide range of food and drinks.
Accessible venue with disabled toilet.
 

Time: 09:30-12:00
Full details
St. Ann's Well Garden Cafe
St. Ann's Well Garden
Brighton
Tuesday, 06 August

Friendly SEO: An intro to getting found in Search

Come and have a pint and learn about SEO.

Everyday I'm talking with small businesses and freelancers who are scared of SEO and feel stupid asking questions.

This is the event to quash the notion that it's too complex or difficult for you to understand. I'm here to make SEO friendly and less scary.

I'll run through some basic concepts, explain why you don't always have to be top and answer your questions in a relaxed and friendly environment.

17:30 - 18:00: Arrival
18:00 - 18:45 Talk
18:45 Onwards - Questions / Drinking / Networking
I'll be setting up from around 17:00 so feel free to pop by and say hello earlier if you're at a loose end.

Where?

We're upstairs in the second room on the right at the lovely craft beer company.

Buy a pint on the way up!


Who is this talk for?

This talk is an introduction to all things SEO and is designed for anyone to turn up who wants to learn the basic concepts of what it is, and what it all means.

If you're one of the below, here's the questions I aim to answer :

Freelancers - What SEO can you do yourself? When should you outsource? Should you even bother?
Business Owners - Work with agencies but feeling lost? Unsure what you can do yourself? Understand the basic terms so that you aren't lost in meetings and understand the opportunities to grow
Entrepreneurs - Find opportunities and get a basic grasp of where to go to learn more information.
What will you learn?

What is SEO?
What does being first really mean?
Why should you "do" SEO?
What are keywords?
Who on earth am I?

I work with small businesses and freelancers to help them understand SEO and get the most out of it at the lowest cost.

I've always worked in house for small companies and there's always been a fear about search and Google which I now aim to remove so companies can grow and see how much opportunity there is for them.

Frustrated with all resources being focused on big companies with money to burn, I'm dedicated to helping smaller companies and individuals use SEO to their advantage and grow.

SEO Shouldn't be scary!
 

Time: 17:30-20:00
Full details
Craft Beer Co
22-23 Upper North Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 06 August

.NET South East - Authentication + Authorisation in ASP.NET Core

Authentication and Authorisation in ASP.NET Core

Description:

With all the authentication and authorisation options in ASP.NET we had in the past it's hard to determine how to secure your app nowadays. On top of that Microsoft completely re-did a large part of the security features in ASP.NET Core.

ASP.NET Identity enables you to do authentication for a single application and has a lot of ready-to-go features, but isn't it better to do centralized authentication with a token service using OpenId Connect? We'll explore that question and I'll explain and show you both ASP.NET Core identity, cloud options and the IdentityServer framework that helps you write a token service.
Authorisation has undergone a complete overhaul in ASP.NET Core. There's still the authorize attribute, but the recommended way of using it is by utilizing policies. You'll see how that works as well.

After this session you'll know what options you have for implementing authentication in ASP.NET Core. And you will understand how to implement these options. Also you'll know how to enforce authorisation rules in your ASP.NET Core app.

About Roland:

I'm a Microsoft MVP with the Visual Studio Development Technologies expertise. Professional senior software developer, architect and trainer for more than 17 years. I'm also a Pluralsight author.. Having experience in all .Net type of applications, most of my current projects are web apps in MVC with HTML5. And with that, I learned many client-side Javascript frameworks and libraries such as Angular, React and Knockout. Most of the web projects I worked on are deployed in the Azure cloud.

I'm an international speaker. Conferences include DevConnections (Las Vegas) and TechDays in The Netherlands.

The last 8 years I'm also a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). I led a lot of Microsoft courses using the Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC), almost all the software development courses available from Microsoft as well as custom courses.
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
Madgex Ltd
1 Gloucester Place
Brighton
Wednesday, 07 August

ResearchOps Breakfast

Social meetup to share your experiences and talk all things ResearchOps. ResearchOps Breakfast is a monthly meet up for anyone who works in user research to meet and discuss challenges and approaches to the management, organisation, development and execution of research operations.Open to anyone to drop in, have some food, drink some coffee, meet people and share your stories amongst friends.  

Time: 08:30-10:00
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Bills Restaurant
100 North Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 07 August

Brighton Indie Social

A simple, friendly monthly pub meet for everyone and everybody who is, was or wants to be an Indie Gamedev. All fields of expertise, areas of interest, and levels of experience welcome! All types of gamemakers - video games, board games, card games, interactive fiction, escape rooms........

No agenda - show off what you're working on, get/give advice, network and make contacts or just have a relaxed chat.
 

Time: 18:00-23:00
Full details
Fountain Head
101-102 North Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 07 August

The Farm Freelancers meet up

The Brighton Farm is a networking group for freelance web designers, developers and people with related mobile/digital skills. We meet every Wednesday evening in a pub in central Brighton.

It's a relaxed event and very casual, so don't worry if you've never been networking before, we're very friendly and chat is more important than business cards. 

If you're looking for a web freelancer, our website has the skills and profiles of many in the group, and you are welcome to come along to any of our meetings for a chat. 

Generally someone in the Farm can help you do what you want, and even if we can't, we're bound to know someone who can.
 

Time: 20:00-23:00
Full details
Caxton Arms pub
26 North Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 08 August

Tech-Privacy Workshop

Face Recognition, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Wearable Tech, Augmented/Virtual Reality, Behavioural Prediction and Tracking and Med-Tech all offer huge opportunities to change our lives and grow our businesses, but these technologies come with responsibility, and legal obligations.

These small interactive workshops are designed to explore the potential privacy challenges these technologies create, and more importantly, how we can build protections into our systems and processes to protect users and ultimately our business.

These free monthly events are scheduled for the second Thursday of each month and are guided by our attendees, to ensure maximum value to participants as the events grow.

Hosted by Data Compliance Specialists, Brighton's leading Privacy professional focused on the high-tech sector, and by Phil May, an IAPP Certified Privacy Pro and experienced high-tech professional who has worked for numerous software and hardware companies in both the UK and Silicon Valley.

Benefits of attending:

Learn about the legal requirements GDPR and other jurisdictions place on the use of these technologies
Hear from other privacy professionals about the challenges they've faced and how they overcame them
Network with other business leaders facing similar issues
Feel free to contact Phil May (phil@datacompliancespecialists.co.uk) if you have any questions. You can also signup for our free monthly Privacy & Security Awareness Newsletter to be kept updated on all the latest privacy and security news and tips.

See you there!
 

Time: 12:30-13:30
Full details
Platf9rm (Tower Point)
44 North Rd
Brighton
Thursday, 08 August

The beer's on us: Brighton self-employed meetup

“When I moved halfway across the world, the Crunch Meetups were a great way of connecting with the local freelance and small business community. They are such fun and relaxed time, and I felt included right off the bat. James is an excellent host, he goes above and beyond to accommodate everyone there.” Holly Johanna - Designer

"That was the funnest networking meeting I've ever attended. See you at the next one!!" - Jane H

"The atmosphere is really laid back. The people who go are inspiring - some are just starting their freelance career while others are very experienced. I highly recommend attending if you are looking to find out about how to become a successful freelancer." - Bernhard Meiler, Print and Web Designer.

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Are you a freelancer, contractor or small business owner based in or near Brighton?

Have a drink on us, chat with like-minded people and make new connections. We'll be at BrewDog on Thursday 8th August, from 6pm.

There are limited places so book your spot now.
 

Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
Brewdog
52-54 Grand Parade
Brighton
Thursday, 08 August

Freelancer Drinks at The Walrus

Come and join some other freelancers and digital business owners from 8pm at The Walrus to "talk shop" over casual drinks.
The Walrus is a big traditional style pub on Ship Street with a cool two storey roof garden.

I know a few of you were sad you couldn't make the last event so I'm looking forward to seeing you all!
 

Time: 20:00-23:00
Full details
The Walrus
10 Ship St
Brighton
Friday, 09 August

Women in Games Drinks

A opportunity for women working in games, women wanting to make connections within the industry, and like-minded people supporting diversity and change, to meet and network in a social environment over drinks, nibbles and games.

This event will run monthly and be hosted at Loading Brighton, on the Lower Promenade, opposite the Sea Life Centre, Brighton and sponsored by Hangar 13 in partnership with Women in Games.

As well as the regular monthly social drinks, there will also be special events being held that will include mentoring, inspiring speakers, motivational talks and much more!
 

Time: 19:00-23:00
Full details
Loading Brighton
Unit 11, Lower Promenade, Madeira Drive
Brighton
Tuesday, 13 August

Brighton Indie Coffee

Stuck indoors alone working on video game related stuff all day? Live in Brighton & Hove? Get out of the house & come along to Indie Coffee to meet lovely, friendly fellow gamedevs!

No agenda - show off your projects, get advice, make contacts, share experiences or just have a chat about random things. :)

Absolutely everyone with an interest in making video games welcome!

Venue has a wide range of food and drinks.
Accessible venue with disabled toilet.
Dog friendly venue.
 

Time: 09:30-12:00
Full details
Alcampo Lounge
84-86 London Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 13 August

Make your millions with Laravel (maybe)!

Let's celebrate the height of summer, and the dream of spending the whole day sitting on the deck of your yacht, instead of dashing out to cram a beer and a bite, before rushing back to the office with indigestion and sunburn.

Yes friends, this month is "start-up chat", with a tinge of "could we do that in Laravel?". Bring your ideas, and a positive mental attitude, and we'll discuss them all over a pint, along with some of the practicalities and experiences we've all had in the world of small (and large) software businesses.

All levels welcome from super-pro "I don't work anymore because my Laravel bot makes me a grand an hour" to just interested code-for-fun amateurs.

See you there ( hopefully :0 )

Location: Usual table. Head in, left around the bar, turn left, and we'll be somewhere on the right (weather dependent, I'll try to find an alternative outside venue and update you all nearer the time).

p.s. All topics open for discussion, this is just a guide to get us started.
 

Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
The Lord Nelson
Trafalgar Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 13 August

UX Brighton Show + Tell 4

The idea is that this is a low-key event – small enough that everybody in the room can know each other’s names. A safe environment for talking about unfinished ideas etc.

If you’re new to UX, so much the better – a mix of skill/experience levels will enrich the conversation. If you’re stuck for what to show, bring a question.

Join us - stick your name on the list with your conversation or question topic

Show and tell events are limited to ~12 places.

Topic ideas

If you’re not sure what type of thing we’ve got in mind, here are some ideas:

Ask a question to get thoughts from the group
Introduce a topic that you’re interested in
A product you’ve found useful
Framer
Notion
Dreamweaver 2004
Prototyping voice UI with Adobe XD
Principle
A method you’ve used
A project you’ve worked on/are working on
A challenge you’re facing
A talk idea
An article idea
A short video you think is interesting (there’s a screen + HDMI/AppleTV)


Principles

No polished presentations
Chatham house rule
Everyone should bring something to show and tell but there’s only enough time for 6
Timebox topics to 15 minutes
Bring food/drink to share
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Wednesday, 14 August

The Farm Freelancers meet up

The Brighton Farm is a networking group for freelance web designers, developers and people with related mobile/digital skills. We meet every Wednesday evening in a pub in central Brighton.

It's a relaxed event and very casual, so don't worry if you've never been networking before, we're very friendly and chat is more important than business cards. 

If you're looking for a web freelancer, our website has the skills and profiles of many in the group, and you are welcome to come along to any of our meetings for a chat. 

Generally someone in the Farm can help you do what you want, and even if we can't, we're bound to know someone who can.
 

Time: 20:00-23:00
Full details
Caxton Arms pub
26 North Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 15 August

VR Makers Meetup #1

Let's make new worlds together! This a meetup for anybody and everybody that has an itch to create in VR. All skills levels are welcome - including folks who've never tried VR! 

Drop by to meet other artists, musicians, writers, developers and designers working in VR or interested in expanding to VR.

Our aim is to help make it easier to access and create in VR, and to help diversify the stories being told in VR, by bringing together people with different skills and backgrounds to share their enthusiasm for all things VR. 

The meetup is held monthly at GOVR cafe, a VR cafe in Brighton.

 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
GOVR cafe
114-115 London Road
Brighton
Thursday, 15 August

nUXers - the meetup group for junior-midweight UXers

nUXers is a group of junior-midweight UX professionals in the first few years of our careers.We meet monthly to chat, practice workshop exercises, share our experiences and voice all our silly questions in a safe space.

The atmosphere is friendly and informal with a focus on interactive workshop style exercises, run by group members or invited guests.This event is targeted at people who are interested in developing their UX skills, rather than complete beginners wanting an introduction to UX. 

We meet in the back room of a pub, which serves cold beer and delicious Thai food, and we always leave plenty of time for socialising.We hope you can join us :)
 
Time: 18:30-21:30
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Three Jolly Butchers
59 North Rd
Brighton
Thursday, 15 August

CTO Meetups - Thursday Series

Come along and share your thoughts, ideas and problems of being a C.T.O or senior technical lead.

If you have a problem or question you would like to discuss share your ideas on the slack channel before hand.

We alternate between Tuesdays and Thursdays every other month.
 

Time: 19:00-22:00
Full details
The Lord Nelson Inn
36 Trafalgar Street
Brighton
Thursday, 15 August

STEMbusters August meet-up

Join us for our regular monthly meet-up chatting Sci-Comm/STEM-Comm activities.

Drop-in anytime from 7.30pm, just look for the table with the STEMbusters sign.

STEMbusters is an informal social meet up group for those involved with STEM/STEAM communication, outreach and public engagement activities in Brighton & Hove and the wider Sussex region.

Loading Bar is located on the lower beach promenade between the zip-wire and pier and is fully wheelchair accessible. Coffee, bar & food available.
 

Time: 19:30-21:30
Full details
Loading Brighton
11 Lower Promenade, Madeira Drive
Brighton
Friday, 16 August

WordCamp Brighton 2019

WORDCAMP BRIGHTON 2019

WordCamp Brighton is back for its forth year! Our conference will be held on the 16th and 17th of August 2019. Contribution Day will take place on Sunday 18th August.

https://2019.brighton.wordcamp.org/

WHAT IS WORDCAMP BRIGHTON 2019?

WordCamp Brighton is just one of the many WordCamps that happen all over the world. They’re relaxed and informal conferences organised by WordPress users, and are open to everyone who’s keen to learn, share knowledge, and celebrate WordPress. 

WordCamp Brighton aims to be a fun, accessible and diverse event. Regardless of your experience with WordPress, you’re invited to join us beside the seaside this August – we’d love to see you there!

WHERE IS WORDCAMP BRIGHTON 2019?

The event will be hosted at the Clarendon Centre on the 16th and 17th of August.

THE CLARENDON CENTRE ADDRESS:

47 New England Street
Brighton
East Sussex
BN14GQ

 
Cost:  35 Time: 09:00-20:00
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The Clarendon Centre
47 New England Street
Brighton
Sunday, 18 August

Contribution Day - WordCamp Brighton 2019

What is Contribution Day?Contribution Day is for everyone, of every experience level and any specialism. It’s an opportunity to work on various aspects of WordPress, giving back to the open source project and the community.

Contribution Day is a free however ticketed event. Tickets are obtainable at the website.

https://2019.brighton.wordcamp.org/tickets/Here are some of the teams you can work with on the day:AccessibilityBuddyPressCommunityCoreDesignDocumentationFlowMarketingMetaMobilePolygotsSupportThemesTrainingTVIf you would like to lead one of these teams, then please go to the website and get a ticket.
 

Time: 09:00-17:00
Full details
The Clarendon Centre
47 New England Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 20 August

Brighton Indie Coffee

Stuck indoors alone working on video game related stuff all day? Live in Brighton & Hove? Get out of the house & come along to Indie Coffee to meet lovely, friendly fellow gamedevs!

No agenda - show off your projects, get advice, make contacts, share experiences or just have a chat about random things. :)

Absolutely everyone with an interest in making video games welcome!

Venue has a wide range of food and drinks.
Accessible venue with disabled toilet.
Dog friendly venue.
 

Time: 09:30-12:00
Full details
St. Ann's Well Garden Cafe
St. Ann's Well Garden
Brighton
Tuesday, 20 August

5G Testbed Accelerator Programme - Information Evening

The open call to join the Brighton 5G Testbed Accelerator Programme is now live!

5G is a new wireless mobile technology that is incredibly fast, very stable and with very low latency. In our ever-increasingly connected world, 5G is needed to keep pace with smartphones users' appetite for data. The 5G vision is that consumers will have connectivity which will enable new forms of previously impossible mobile content.

5G Brighton, based at The Fusebox, is the UK’s first non-university, small business-focused 5G testbed. The testbed gives digital businesses the opportunity to learn more about 5G, enhance their existing products to take advantage of it, and develop bespoke products for the technology.


We’re looking for our next cohort of companies to join the 5G Testbed Accelerator Programme. This fully funded 12-week programme provides businesses with access to the tools, facilities and expertise needed to inspire, develop and test new products and services using 5G technologies.

By joining the programme, your organisation will be able to:

  • Learn about 5G and how to build competitive advantage
  • Attend monthly Masterclasses at the Fusebox in Brighton
  • Test and develop new products and services in a safe environment
  • Access technical and business expertise
  • Participate in challenge-led innovation programmes
  • Demonstrate solutions to commercial players in the UK market
  • Identify opportunities to access public innovation funds
  • Become part of a growing community and attend regular workshops and events


Why should you get involved?

This is a unique opportunity for businesses to learn about 5G capabilities, develop new value propositions that embrace the potential of this future disruptive technology, test your new product and services in a safe environment, and demonstrate your solution to key players in the UK market.

At this event, you will get to hear about previous 5G use cases and can ask questions about the application process or about the programme itself before applying.

Plus, there'll be pizza and refreshments for you to enjoy!


5G Technology Readiness Series

If you have read the open call criteria but you're unsure if you're eligible or think you need help with your use case before taking part in the 5G Testbed Accelerator Programme, we will also be discussing how you can get involved with the 5G Technology Readiness Series.

Designed for startups and scaleups who see potential applications for 5G within their business, but do not yet have a well-defined use case, the 5G Technology Readiness Series will help you to:

  • Gain access to 5G expertise
  • Learn about the capabilities of 5G
  • Explore possible 5G use cases
  • Select and develop a single-use case in further detail
  • Prepare to apply to a future cohort of the 5G Testbed Accelerator Programme

You can apply to either programme before the event through the Digital Catapult website here. Please note that the deadline for applications is 23/09/19.

 

Time: 18:00-20:00
Full details
The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Brighton
Wednesday, 21 August

The Farm Freelancers meet up

The Brighton Farm is a networking group for freelance web designers, developers and people with related mobile/digital skills. We meet every Wednesday evening in a pub in central Brighton.

It's a relaxed event and very casual, so don't worry if you've never been networking before, we're very friendly and chat is more important than business cards. 

If you're looking for a web freelancer, our website has the skills and profiles of many in the group, and you are welcome to come along to any of our meetings for a chat. 

Generally someone in the Farm can help you do what you want, and even if we can't, we're bound to know someone who can.
 

Time: 20:00-23:00
Full details
Caxton Arms pub
26 North Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 22 August

The.Update - A Roundtable Series

The.Update is a roundtable that contributes to open, connected and transparent communities. A way to build stronger bonds between entrepreneurs, start-ups, freelancers and the wider community as a whole. A periodical update by and for the community in the form of skill sharing, knowledge swapping and exchanging networks and contacts.

Sharing techniques and tools promotes efficiency, improves wellbeing and brings a sense of pride about being part of something greater. A community that brings insights and practices to the table. A family of professionals that inspire, support and celebrate the achievements of one another.

Come along and welcome to the family.
 

Time: 12:00-13:30
Full details
The Projects
8-9 Ship Street
Brighton
Thursday, 22 August

The Hacker Lab

Binary Exploitation Lab - Hosted by Max

The challenge teaches low-level exploitation techniques that are different to the standard stack-based buffer overflows that you will usually train on.

Active Directory Lab - Hosted by Jordan & Brandyn

This lab is a network of domain connected machines to showcase some of the typical exploits, privilege escalation techniques & lateral movement opportunities.

The private lab will be available, we now encourage all our members to sign up for an account on Hack The Box prior to the meetup and work through the challenges together.

There will be internet available via the hosts Wifi network.

You can register an account at the following URL:

https://www.hackthebox.eu/

Make sure your laptop is charged prior to the event, as there may not be many power points available.

About Us:

This is a group for hackers in the local area to meet, undertake bug bounties, Hack the Box, partake in our lab with various machines and of course have a beer or two.

We aim to provide a friendly environment to facilitate knowledge sharing, learning and making new connections with the Brighton hacking community.

If you are interested in the following this is the event for you:

- Bug Bounties
- Infosec career advice
- Capture the flag
- Ethical Hacking
- Programming
- Wifi Hacking

Please bring a laptop with your chosen hacking distro and please make sure it is charges as power points are limited.

Probably best if you tether to your mobile for internet and have a separate WiFi card (Alfa Network AWUS036ACH is a good option) for the lab if you want to partake but that is up to you.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Any questions email jdksec@outlook.com

Please note that the venue may change from time to time but we will update everything as and when it happens.
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
Full details
Alcampo Lounge
London Road
Brighton
Thursday, 22 August

Sussex Data Science Meetup: Gaming for Data Literacy

This is a great event for networking. Normally we have two technical talks but for our summer event we have a different format.We'll get you playing Datopolis, a tactile and engaging game designed to bring key data concepts and challenges to life.  

Time: 18:30-20:30
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Jellyfish Office
Sovereign House, Church Street
Brighton
Thursday, 22 August

MaidSafe and the SAFENetwork Meetup in Brighton

We are looking forward to meeting up with as many local SAFE Network fans as possible for an informal evening of discussion and socialising. We welcome MaidSafe long-time enthusiasts as well as beginners. So don't feel like you have to be an expert to join us!

As always, there will be plenty of people around to socialise --- informal discussion and questions are encouraged. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

In the past, we have had a mixture of introduction and technical talks by Maidsafe staff members. We have not finalised the line up for this meetup yet, but we will update this page as soon as possible. So sign up for the event to receive updates and guarantee your spot!
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
Full details
The New Unity
52-53 London Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 27 August

Brighton Indie Coffee

Stuck indoors alone working on video game related stuff all day? Live in Brighton & Hove? Get out of the house & come along to Indie Coffee to meet lovely, friendly fellow gamedevs!

No agenda - show off your projects, get advice, make contacts, share experiences or just have a chat about random things. :)

Absolutely everyone with an interest in making video games welcome!

Venue has a wide range of food and drinks.
Accessible venue with disabled toilet.
Dog friendly venue.
 

Time: 09:30-12:00
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Alcampo Lounge
84-86 London Road
Brighton
Tuesday, 27 August

Freelance Designer Show and Tell

This meet up is an opportunity to catch up with other freelance designers based in and around Brighton. It is a chance to talk about any issues you are having with work, get feedback on projects or just enjoy getting to know some other designers.We encourage bringing along anything with you that you would like to share or discuss. This can range from a project you are working on, to a book that you've found really helpful!  

Time: 13:00-14:30
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The Projects
8-9 Ship St
Brighton
Wednesday, 28 August

Thrive's Meetup for Female Founders and Women in Business

The Thrive Effect is social enterprise on a mission to give female founders the inspiration, knowledge and connections they need to start and grow a thriving small business. One of the ways we do this is via our monthly Meetups.

Each Thrive Meetup is two-hours long, during which there is a FEMALE FOUNDER-LED TALK followed by a PEER SUPPORT SESSION. All our talks are delivered by knowledgeable female founders who want to share their expertise and give practical tips for our Meetup attendees to put into practice within their own businesses. Our peer support sessions are an opportunity for attendees to discuss and explore potential solutions to their current business challenges, as well as gain feedback on any new ideas they have.

Attendees come from a range of industries, and are mainly in the first three years of running their own business or social enterprise. Female business support practitioners and professional service staff also attend to share their expertise and experience.

People leave our Thrive Meetups feeling inspired, informed and energised - ready to work on the next steps along their entrepreneurial journey.

Drinks and nibbles are provided. Tickets cost £5.00 per person.
 
Cost:  5
Time: 18:00-20:00
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Barclay Eagle Labs
1 Preston Road
Brighton
Wednesday, 28 August

Brighton Java: "Stupid Java"

An evening devoted to Java quirks. You know, the sort of things that usually only turn up in badly-planned technical interviews. We'll see who can guess the way bits of code behave, and look at what the samples tell us about the language and the JVM. We'll also have short spots for anyone who has horror stories of bugs they've seen in the wild. You'll come out of this session with some deep Java knowledge that has no practical application. Although we will also have a brief look at what's coming in Java 12, which *will* be useful.

The session is aimed at beginner to intermediate developers (experts are welcome too, but you might need to help us explain things). If you have any questions, please get in touch.

If no spaces are available, please add yourself to the waitlist as we might be able to move to a larger venue.

We are currently looking for sponsors for this event. If your company is interested, please get in touch.

This is an interactive session which will be run by James Burt from RiddleFox software.
 

Time: 18:30-20:30
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The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Wednesday, 28 August

The Farm Freelancers meet up

The Brighton Farm is a networking group for freelance web designers, developers and people with related mobile/digital skills.We meet every Wednesday evening in a pub in central Brighton.

It's a relaxed event and very casual, so don't worry if you've never been networking before, we're very friendly and chat is more important than business cards. 

If you're looking for a web freelancer, our website has the skills and profiles of many in the group, and you are welcome to come along to any of our meetings for a chat. 

Generally someone in the Farm can help you do what you want, and even if we can't, we're bound to know someone who can.
 

Time: 20:00-23:00
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Caxton Arms pub
26 North Gardens
Brighton
Thursday, 29 August

BUUG - Brighton Unity User Group Meetup

Save the date!

After a long break due to the Unity Developer Day in Brighton this summer we are now back and looking forward to another meetup!

Looking forward to having you join us for an evening of technical talks, pizza and beer!

Working on something in Unity? Bring it! We would love to see it :)

Speakers (line up updated as speakers get confirmed):

*The Secrets of Hosting Happiness*
Josie Messa, Senior Developer, Multiplay/Unity

*More speakers to be confirmed - please check meetup page*

Please RSVP so I know how much pizza to get :)
 

Time: 18:30-21:30
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Unity Brighton, 4th Floor
103 Stroudely Road
Brighton
Thursday, 29 August

Sussex Azure User Group Meetup

Welcome!

We aim for our meet ups to be casual, social and a great way to meet like minded individuals with a either a professional or general interest in Microsoft Azure.

This month we are keeping it very chilled as we anticipate a lot of you will be away on holiday or have other commitments over the summer holidays.

Announcing: IT Open-Mic Night @ The Skiff

Bring along stories of the worst technical blunders you have made or seen in a safe environment, we've all been there and caused a P1. Or talk about a project you are working on in Azure that you want to share or want some community guidance and advice on.

Anyone is welcome to talk, just turn sign up and drop us an email on meetup@sussexazure.uk with what you want to talk about and we'll add you to the list.

Timings as follows:

18:30 - 19:30 - Arrival and Refreshments

19:30 - 21:00 - IT Open-Mic Night- Beers, Soft Drinks, Snacks & Pizza

21:00 - 22:00 - Networking and Close

Further details about our user group can be found at https://sussexazure.uk & https://www.linkedin.com/company/sussex-azure-user-group or on our Twitter page @SussexAzure

See you there!

Jack & Ryan
 

Time: 18:30-22:00
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The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
Thursday, 29 August

Brighton Web Dev Meetup: The essential DevOps kitbag

"Why microservices fail. The essential DevOps kitbag"

By Steve Ross-Talbot

In this talk, Steve will examine some of the reasons why micro services deliver well early on and then fray at the edges and start to fail as we scale. The birth of micro services was arguably from observations that James Lewis made about how we deliver business value and at what granularity. Those observations have led to much faster CDCI pipelines into cloud native execution environments and blurred the distinction between production and pre-production environments. In looking at why micro services fail we shall mitigate the failure modes by the use of technology and the reshaping of organisational structures to ensure we can scale. Inevitably it leads to some of the essential tooling and processes that should be in the DevOps kitbag.

Bio
Steve Ross-Talbot is a professor of Distributed Computing at Kingston University in London. He is an Hon. Research Fellow at Napier University in Edinburgh. He is also an author of the SOA Manifesto and a former chair of all the Web Services standards in W3C. He is co-founder of the Zero Deviation Lifecycle (ZDLC) having been the CEO and CSO of the ZDLC Business Unit in Cognizant. Amongst his previous exploits are project Hoodini at Nomura, the founder of SpiritSoft and the first commercial Java Messaging System (JMS) and Complex Event Processing (CEP) systems, as well as speaking at conferences about distributed systems design and microservuces. Steve is currently a technology strategy consultant for many large international banking clients.

Doors open at the Skiff at 6:30pm and the presentation will start at 7pm.

We will be having half-time pizzas and beers/refreshments as usual.

We hope to see you there.
 

Time: 19:00-21:00
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The Skiff
30 Cheapside
Brighton
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