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Foyles are innovative winners at The Stationers’ Awards

Foyles Book Search is the first ever in-store mobile web inventory search with mapping. Users can see instantly whether a title is in stock, and follow a map to its location in the 8 floor bookstore.  Fast and accurate, it is capable of instantly searching and checking availability from the range of over 600,000 titles that […]

Lessons from inexperience: learning from idealism and your previous managers

Lessons from inexperience? It’s just been announced to the company that I’ve been successful in my application to become a Lead Developer.  Is this a good time to write an article on how to be an excellent Lead Dev?  On first thought, that might sound like an odd (or indeed arrogant) idea.  But bear with […]

Flow: What is it, and how can we achieve it?

Front-end developer, Carl Wood, looks at the science behind flow in the workplace. Flow is a state of being; a zone of total immersion in an activity. If you’re in flow, you’re likely to experience enjoyment and pure focus. Think of the days when you only check the clock twice: at 9am and 5:30pm. The […]

Midwives get emergency help

Childbirth Emergencies delivers handy training and revision resource for maternity care practitioners We’ve recently announced the launch and availability of the Childbirth Emergencies app. Childbirth Emergencies is the brainchild of experienced NHS midwife trainer Hannah Hulme Hunter.  In her work with midwives and doctors, she recognised the need for a resource which gives the most […]

A Symfony Developer’s tips, tricks and hacks: How we get the most out of our tools

A lot of the tools I use on a day-to-day basis as a Symfony developer at White October are well-known and widely-used by others.  What other people may not know, however, are the tips, tricks and hacks that I and my team use to get the most out of them. This article explores a few […]

Digital Oxford Week: Our highlights

  Digital Oxford Week has taken place for the last few years, and we’re back again next week starting the 11th May. We started Digital Oxford Week to draw attention to the diverse range of digital talent here in Oxfordshire. The aim is to showcase our regular meetups and offer a chance for people to […]

Princess Anne to come face to face with smart toothbrush

Remember teenage team Brush!, who won Best Commercial Potential and Audience Selection at the Oxford Emerging Tech Weekender back in November, with their innovative internet of things toothbrush project?  Well they were in the office last week, working with our design team to map out a storyboard of a user’s journey through the app and […]

Do you manage digital projects?  Have you heard about The Big DO?

Alongside DO PM, here’s another great opportunity to network and learn. The Big DO  is a one day event in Oxford aimed at Scrum and Agile practitioners but open to anyone involved in managing digital projects.  It’s a great opportunity to discuss, debate, discover, develop and DO – Yes you’ll be involved.  We’re telling everyone […]