Sometimes I forget how fortunate I am to live in a city which is so full of technical and new media focussed people. We have a vibrant community of technologists, both in the real world and in the online world.

Mainly online with occasional meetups:

  • Brighton Bloggers - obviously top of the list as I maintain it :-) It is A site listing all the bloggers in Brighton (that I know of) - currently running at 268 entries.

  • Brighton New Media - mailing list offering on topic and off topic conversations, covering topics from development, design through to tradesman recommendations. Be warned, its pretty busy!

Mainly meetups:

  • Sussex Geek Dinner - Simon organises the Geek Dinner for Sussex, and the last 3 or 4 have been based down in Brighton, offering speakers as well as conversation.

  • Brighton Girl Geek Dinner - In its infancy, but if the 1st event is anything to go by this could be a really successful venture.

  • Brighton Ruby - user group for Brighton Ruby developers

  • Brighton Farm - a networking group for web designers, developers and people with related new media skills who live in Brighton and the surrounding areas

  • Coding Dojo - in the two hour session, up to twelve developers take turns solving a programming problem

Hopefully SkillSwap will return as well in the near future to the benefit of all again.

I'm sure that this isn't a conclusive list, but it does go to show how much of a technical community there is down here. What a great place to live and geek :-)