Put your money where your mouse is (again)

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants” (Isaac Newton) “If we have built great digital products, it is by standing on the shoulders of free software” (White October) Okay, so our adaptation of Bernard of Chartres’ metaphor isn’t going to stand the test of time like Isaac Newton’s […]

Hackday 2017 – think like a startup!

What we did We’ve done various hackdays in the past, and have really valued experimenting with new technology and getting to know our colleagues better. However, we’d also found that our previous hackdays had been a bit tech-focused.  Whilst we’d tried to seize the opportunity for developers to teach others about what they were doing, […]

Five days of White October – By Sharelle Moore

  I fell in love with UI design when I was nineteen, when I had to design a website for a fictional sustainability brand. At the time, it was extremely difficult considering that I was only a few months into a college course in Graphic Design and had never designed a website. Surprisingly, I enjoyed […]

Growing as a designer — by Jordan Baker

Last year I was headhunted by White October to join the design team after graduating from university. One year on I can proudly say that I have learned a lot during my time here. This is my list of the most valuable lessons for anyone starting their career in the design industry. Time Management University […]

Paris OuiShare Fest 2017

When is a conference not a conference? When it is a festival! Ok, I should have known from the name, but Paris OuiShare Fest was far more than I was expecting. This is not some stuffy conference full of people in office-wear; it’s an outdoor festival experience that combines art, parties and debate to create an eclectic, […]

5 Tips to Overcome The Fear of Public Speaking

If you are like me, even the idea of making a pitch in front of an audience scares you out of your wits. Be reassured, public-speaking anxiety is not uncommon. I used to get palpitations hours before the event and tried to plot my escape several times. Unfortunately I am no Houdini, and despite a […]

What I’ve learned at the confidence workshop

I always get nervous when I need to present something to a larger group of people. I think the reason why I am scared is not because I would not be confident or would not know what I want to talk about. Mostly it is because when I stand in front of people I am […]

White October Work Experience  – Alayna’s Story

This week we’ve had Alayna with us on a work experience placement from City of Oxford College. Over to Alayna… Alayna’s Story Hey, I’m Alayna and I have never actually written a blog post before! Day 1 We started the day off with introductions, everyone was very friendly and welcoming. I was allocated my own […]

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