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A whole week of Digital Oxford? Don’t mind if we do

Digital Oxford Week, 12-16 May When we co-founded Digital Oxford a few years ago we were driven by the belief that Oxford has all the ingredients for one of the UK’s key digital hubs along the lines of Bristol, Manchester and Brighton.  It’s a world class centre for higher education and research; is commutable to […]

How Agile development helps build better products

Part of our How to Make Your Idea Work Better, While Spending Less of Your Budget Series. Providing you with: Key indicators that your project could benefit from Agile Methods An understanding of Agile How Agile creates better quality products with reduced risks   The problem with good ideas You’ve got an idea. Maybe it’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How lean saves you money

Part of our How to Make Your Idea Work Better, While Spending Less of Your Budget Series. Providing you with: Key indicators that your project could benefit from Lean An understanding of Lean Methods How Lean stops you spending money on things that won’t work and helps you get a working product sooner You have […]