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The Automated Project Manager

  Stephen Thomas gave a talk at the Digital PM Summit that mentioned Harvest as a way to help bring some creativity, flexibility, and innovation to your projects and work life. Here he shares his tips and insights. How long before the robots attack? One of the great things about working at White October is […]

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap

Last night concluded our mini film series of CODE Girl and CODE: Debugging the gender gap. My colleague, Sarah Plant and I decided to screen the films, as we’re strong advocates of women in tech and want to champion others to demand more from the industry when it comes to building a more inclusive and […]

What it means to be a designer at White October

People think being a web designer is only about making things look good. I often joke about that stereotype myself, but the reality is being a designer involves a lot more than that and can be really hard work, especially when you focus on UX. Recently a Project manager colleague told me that UX is […]

The tale of JSONModel and the type-hinted arrays

Lately, I’ve been working a lot with JSON (see Intro-to-jq), and this led me to the excellent Objective-C library, JSONModel. One thing I couldn’t find documented was how I could type-hint array properties so that I didn’t need to manually cast them to the type I knew JSONModel was producing.

Using Fastlane to promote QA builds to beta

We’re trialling Fastlane at White October at the moment, and getting quite excited about it :-) Fastlane is a set of tools that take all the pain out of building, provisioning and shipping iOS apps. We’re using it as a streamlined and consistent way to produce iOS app builds that get shipped to QA (via […]

BBC Oxford reports on FGM app

Top news story on BBC Radio Oxford Drivetime yesterday was Oxford health visitor Joanne McEwan winning an award to build an app to help communicate with survivors of female genital mutilation. Joanne won the Mary Seacole Award, which is given to nurses, health visitors and midwives helping the black and minority communities. Joanne is working […]

Fidelis commissions online portfolio to launch new insurance model

Insurance and reinsurance provider Fidelis has commissioned White October to design and build its online showcase for innovative underwriting services. Fidelis has recently entered the insurance market with a model designed to ensure rapid and effective responses to insurance challenges while also optimising shareholder returns.  Fidelis Group CEO Richard Brindle explained the new approach when […]

Former Moshi Monsters CTO Chris Thorpe appointed Technical Director for White October

Oxford-based digital agency White October announces Chris Thorpe has joined the firm as Technical Director.  Co-founder of 3D printing content provider I Can Make and former CTO of Moshi Monsters, he takes on the role to steer White October into new areas of technical exploration and strengthen the firm’s digital capabilities. Dave Fletcher, White October […]