Category Archives: Cool stuff

Oxford’s White October builds online sports platform supported by Dame Kelly Holmes

The following is a shortened press release. White October is the development partner for Ultimate Player, a new online programme that inspires children to learn more sporting skills and get involved in sports.  Speaking at the launch event at Lord’s Cricket Ground last week, Olympic gold medalist Dame Kelly Holmes said: “It is crucial we […]

It’s not the stuff you do, it’s who you are that counts.

This post was originally posted by Holly Davis on Medium, 13 Oct. In her keynote at this year’s Digital PM Summit in Philadelphia, Nancy Lyons, CEO of Clockwork impressed us all with her insights into the impact of technology on how we work and how we view work being fundamentally broken. The technological revolution has […]

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 […]

Team building and the pursuit of happiness: Why change?

Part 1 – Why change? How do you structure a creative digital agency to generate the best work and brightest ideas? In the first of two posts we take a look at why we decided to fundamentally change the structure of White October to a teams-based agency. In Part 2 we look at how we […]

“Wearable tech is top choice for most promising innovation”, say developers at this year’s jQuery UK

The majority of developers attending jQuery UK are spending more time on projects for mobile this year, and opt for wearable tech such as Apple Watch and Google Glass as top choice for most promising innovation. Developers attending this year’s jQuery UK conference in Oxford were asked what they thought was the most promising technology […]