Author Archives: White October

Flow: What is it, and how can we achieve it?

Front-end developer, Carl Wood, looks at the science behind flow in the workplace. Flow is a state of being; a zone of total immersion in an activity. If you’re in flow, you’re likely to experience enjoyment and pure focus. Think of the days when you only check the clock twice: at 9am and 5:30pm. The […]

Web Project Management and Collaboration Using Github

A year ago, I had never heard of GitHub and now I’m using it on several of my biggest projects and to my surprise, enjoying doing so! It started just under a year ago when I asked my project team what their preference would be for tracking issues, and the developers were almost evangelical about […]

Building a happy home for Paragon Community Housing Group

We have spent the last nine months building a happy online home for Paragon Community Housing Group and, right from the day the foundations were laid, the build has been a rewarding and enjoyable team effort. Now the site is live, Paragon Community Housing Group is making full use of its capabilities to engage residents […]

Zero Wing turns 21, let’s celebrate

There is now officially less than one month to go until All Your Base – our UK database conference for web developers, now in its second year. Our exciting lineup of speakers includes Drizzle creator Brian Aker, Railsbridge co-founder Sarah Mei, and leading expert on scalable datastores, keynote speaker Neha Narula. We also have a […]

Dave Fletcher talks health and the myPace app on BBC Radio Oxford

White October founder, Dave Fletcher, chats to Kat Orman on BBC Radio Oxford again, about weight loss, health and setting body shape goals. Following health and fitness expert George Anderson talking to Kat about the physical and psychological aspects surrounding weight issues, Dave discusses White October’s myPace application which was built in collaboration with Brunel […]

Our approach to gender diversity

There’s been lots of debate over the past 2 years about diversity in tech conferences, and in particular gender diversity Here are the conclusions we’ve come to about this issue: Ours is a male-dominated industry – and weaker for it This gender bias is self-reinforcing: for example the lack of visibility of high profile women […]

Rising stars at jQuery UK 2013

At jQuery UK this year we are lucky to have access to an extra room and we’ve been wondering what to do with it. Last week we had the idea of putting on a smaller second track for up and coming speakers. People who have done brief talks internally to a handful of people, local […]

The Apprentice

Over the last few months, we’ve had Alistair working at White October. He’s part of a scheme with NITP and has spent most of his time here working with me on front-end development. Alistair has proven himself to be an enthusiastic, quick learner and talented individual. We catch up with him as he reflects on his […]

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