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BBC Oxford learns about the CABI Plantwise app for farmers

Want to know how mobile devices can help farmers in remote locations? Listen to this fascinating chat on BBC Oxford between presenter Kat Orman, our own Chris Jones and Holly Wright from global agriculture organisation CABI. They talk about the Plantwise app we have built for CABI which is helping to improve world food security [...]

Oxford attracts UK’s largest front­-end web conference

The following is a shortened press release. March 2014 - This May many of the web’s finest developers will gather in Oxford for the third jQuery UK, to discuss and share ideas around the world’s most popular JavaScript framework. Now in its third year, jQuery UK is the UK’s largest front­-end developer conference.  It is the [...]

Hamilton Trust partners up with White October to strengthen online presence

The following is the complete press release. March 2014 – Oxford web developer White October has been appointed digital partner by national education charity Hamilton Trust. The charity seeks to strengthen its presence online by achieving more engagement with its existing audiences, while widening its appeal to even more teachers. The first phase, already under [...]

Getting the most out of a tech conference

We’ve organised a few events in our time, including jQuery UK and All Your Base, and we try to get to as many conferences and meetups as we can, so we thought we’d share some of our tips for getting the most out of attending a tech event. Check Lanyrd before you go If you’re [...]

Plantwise app gives remote farmers help for crop troubles

The following is a complete press release. March 2014 – Plantwise, in partnership with Oxford-based White October, has launched an app that helps to improve world food security and the livelihoods of farmers in developing countries and remote locations. The Plantwise ‘Factsheets library’ is an Android app designed to be very effective on low cost [...]

Revamp of Oxford Dictionaries website

This article is provided courtesy of The Oxford Times.  Written by Maggie Hartford, Business Reporter and Books Editor.  20th Feb 2014. If you want to know what the word ‘lexicography’ means, what would you do? If you have a smartphone or computer, these days you ‘Google it’, rather than reaching for the dictionary. So what does [...]

Symfony2 cache warmup explained

Cache-warming in Symfony2 is a funny one.  Unlike most of the Symfony components, it doesn’t seem to have very much documentation, and what does exist is slightly hidden away in a list of possible Dependency Injection tags. But it’s probably something that everyone who uses Symfony has seen in action.  After all, the cache:clear console [...]

Love your park? Think you can run one? Take up the Lambeth Parks Challenge

The following is a shortened press release.   February 2014:  The Lambeth Parks Challenge, a richly illustrated interactive tool which enables people to build and run their own virtual park, was designed and built by White October. The Lambeth Parks Challenge invites users into a virtual park environment and gives them the chance to literally [...]

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