Lead Dev 2018: The top four talks to take home to your teams.

Last week, set against the glorious, brutalist backdrop of the Barbican conference Centre, the 7th Lead Developer Conference took place. Welcoming over 1000 tech industry folk for two days of insightful talks. Organised by our sister company White October Events, Lead Dev has become a favourite on the White October calendar because, whatever your role in the tech […]

GDPR: Good Designers Practice (data) Regulation

GDPR is really big deal. But you probably knew that already. If you are in any way involved in collecting people’s personal information, it’s a sweeping piece of legislation that impacts all areas of your business. What’s more, since it is the first regulation of its kind for the tech industry, an industry that typically […]

Why you need #never in your roadmaps

This article is building on a particular way of starting a product roadmap, that is particularly effective for new product teams. The concept of a simple #now, #next, #later approach to roadmapping was introduced by Noah Weiss, back when he was SVP Product at Foursquare. If you haven’t read Noah’s article, I hope you will […]

“Tests as contract” – using automated tests to help teams work together

We recently worked with UNISON, the UK’s largest public sector trade union, to create a better online joining experience for their new members. The Online Join journey represents a key revenue stream for the 1.3 million member organisation. Joining the union is a multi-stage sign-up process which we helped them drastically simplify, decreasing the total […]

Put your money where your mouse is (again)

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants” (Isaac Newton) “If we have built great digital products, it is by standing on the shoulders of free software” (White October) Okay, so our adaptation of Bernard of Chartres’ metaphor isn’t going to stand the test of time like Isaac Newton’s […]

Hackday 2017 – think like a startup!

What we did We’ve done various hackdays in the past, and have really valued experimenting with new technology and getting to know our colleagues better. However, we’d also found that our previous hackdays had been a bit tech-focused.  Whilst we’d tried to seize the opportunity for developers to teach others about what they were doing, […]

Five days of White October – By Sharelle Moore

  I fell in love with UI design when I was nineteen, when I had to design a website for a fictional sustainability brand. At the time, it was extremely difficult considering that I was only a few months into a college course in Graphic Design and had never designed a website. Surprisingly, I enjoyed […]

Growing as a designer — by Jordan Baker

Last year I was headhunted by White October to join the design team after graduating from university. One year on I can proudly say that I have learned a lot during my time here. This is my list of the most valuable lessons for anyone starting their career in the design industry. Time Management University […]

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