Category Archives: Cool stuff

When your hack day idea gets out of control

The following is a shortened article from Medium, written by Anna Peniašková. People at White October love doing hack days. It is a great way to push your limits and have fun making silly things. We held another hack day in January 2017.  Read more about what we have done during our previous hack days here. […]

Hamilton are delighted to be BETT Award finalists.

Hamilton, working with White October, are shortlisted finalists in the Early Years Digital Content category for their work on the Celebrations Cross-Curricular Topic. In Celebrations, Hamilton’s NEW Topic for Reception, children learn about special celebrations in the community and in the wider world. Through a series of exciting activities, they discover the different ways we […]

Put your money where your mouse is

“If you found this program useful, please consider making a donation.” You’ve probably seen those words quite a bit on software that you use.  I have too.  But it struck me a little while ago how much what we at White October do relies on hard work done by others for free in their spare […]

Connecting to Google’s Natural Language API with Python on App Engine.

Connecting to Google’s Natural Language API with Python on App Engine. Introduction As part of our recent White October Hack Day, I did something very basic using Google’s Natural Language API to extract a list of nouns from a sentence. The detail of what I used it for isn’t important here.  What is important is […]

FGM – an app to get people talking

Let’s Talk FGM is an app we’ve built in partnership with Joanne McEwan, Health Visitor at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and awardee of a Mary Seacole Leadership Award. We’ve been working closely with Joanne to design and build an iPad app for health professionals to use when talking about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) with […]

UX in the City: Takeaway Pack

Catching Rainbows with Porcupines UX in the City Takeaway Pack Thank you for taking the time to come and see our talk. Some topics are too big to cover in adequate detail in just one talk, so we created this ‘sensory pack’ to try and expand on an important subject and offer you more avenues […]

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 […]

Hamilton Trust are delighted to be BETT Award finalists.

Hamilton Trust, working with White October, have been shortlisted for the finals in the Primary Digital Content category for their work over three key educational sites. The main Hamilton Trust website makes adaptable teaching resources available electronically for teachers to use in planning and teaching across Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.  Their adaptability […]

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