Computing at Brighton

University of Brighton computing blog

Gaining professional skills and broadening horizons

We caught up with final year Computer Science student Eric D’Addio who filled us in on his course, his final year project and life at Brighton. What made you choose Brighton and this course? I’ve always loved Brighton, and have always been good with computers and programming. Brighton has a great tech scene too. How…

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Final year student Daniella tells us about her final year project for Kia Motors and loving life at Brighton

We spoke to final year Business Information Systems student, Daniella Moore, who reflected on her time at Brighton as she prepared for her final year show.

Codefest attendees March

March Codefest

Laura Neale and Matthew Weller, both developers with Brandwatch, took time out to come along to act as mentors at our recent Codefest event.  We caught up with them, along with Computer Science BSc(Hons) student Lewis Allen, to hear more about how events like these can really help prepare you for work. Our next Codefest…

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Creative big data project launched

Entrepreneurs, business people and artists are backing a £1.3m project to boost business growth in the Sussex-to-London region. They packed the project’s launch at the University of Brighton’s School of Media in Edward Street, Brighton, and heard how the scheme will combine the skills, assets and resources of creatives, technologists and data scientists to generate…

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Getting ahead in the digital sector

Talent Talks is a series of regular careers-focused events from Wired Sussex which culminate in a large, annual three-day festival in June called Talent Fest, designed to give job seekers a platform to meet and connect with some of the best digital, media and technology companies in Sussex, as well as get top careers advice…

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February Codefest event

We had a great turnout at this month’s Codefest which took place on Friday, with students from a range of computing and engineering subject areas taking part. Students were set tasks, either ten challenges for “advanced” or five challenges for “beginners”, that had to completed within two hours. They had to reverse engineer the question…

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Gay(m) Jam

University of Brighton partnered with local AAA developers to host Brighton’s first GAY(M) JAM, a collaborative competition celebrating inclusion and diversity within gaming. GAY(M) JAM was a non-profit, social, and competitive event organised by the Game Jam and LGBTQ+ Societies on 23-25 February 2019. Teams of 40 of our students from eight different courses worked together for 48…

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Students win Paxton scholarships

Two Brighton students have won prestigious scholarships at global technology company Paxton. Computing students Annabel Spain and George Livas will undertake a three-month paid work placement in which they will take part in technology research that will form the final-year project of their degree course. The students will also receive £10,000 towards their university fees.

Christmas Codefest

Students recently flexed their coding skills at the Christmas Codefest event. Open to all levels, students had to solve programming challenges in teams. The winning team were presented with a Raspberry Pi set and case each. Run by Almas Baimagambetov, the sessions are a great way to improve your computing skills. If you missed this event, look…

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Fast work at the UKie GameJam

Our Computer Science for Games BSc(Hons) and Digital Games Development(Hons) students pitched their skills against teams from across the UK in a marathon 30-hour student game jam this week. Based on the theme ‘change’ five teams of first and second year students from Computer Science for Games and Digital Games Development took part in the…

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