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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 […]

Book Club – ‘Getting Things Done’ by David Allen

Earlier this year, we started a book club at White October to bring together a group of people wanting to read books for their personal development, but needing motivation and peer support to get the most out of it. Our first book chosen was ‘Getting Things Done’ (GTD) by David Allen, hoping it would help […]

BIRDIE – A new photography conference from White October Events!

One-day photography conference, BIRDIE, is happening at Shoreditch Village Hall in London on Saturday 13 September 2014. Our sister company, White October Events, has added a brand new event to their lineup, to join the hugely successful jQuery UK and All Your Base conferences! BIRDIE is a new conference for photography enthusiasts. The idea came […]

Obesity combat app myPace wins Mobile & App Design Award

Following is the complete press release. June 2014 – myPace, an app which helps health professionals and their patients to tackle obesity, has won a coveted Mobile & App Design Award.  The Award was given in the Medical category and was announced on June 18 at an event at Boxpark in Shoreditch, London. Dave Fletcher, […]