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All Your Base Conference - Databases for Web Developers
Sep 10, 2012 @ 09:14:55

John Wards passed along some information about an upcoming one-day conference happening in Oxford (UK) during the end of November (the 23rd), a conference aimed at developers but talking mostly about database both server and client-side - the All Your Base Conference.

The All Your Base Conference is a database conference for web developers. It's a one day affordable, single track conference exploring noSQL, RDMS and client-side database solutions. There will be a keynote from the creator of MySQL Monty Widenius and talks from developers from Github, Heroku, Adobe, Mozilla, 10Gen, Basho and Twitter.

The full price tickets are £125 but you can play a game on their site for a £10 discount (only before October 1st though, it expires then). You can get more information about this event from the conference's main website.

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Job Posting:
White October Seeks Senior/Junior PHP Developers (Oxford, UK)
Jul 16, 2009 @ 07:46:29

Company White October
Location Oxford, UK
Title Senior/Junior PHP Developers

Hello Internet,

I've been tasked to find a clone of me for the office (Oxford UK), and a mini mee. A scary thought really. Right so you need to be Scottish, like food, and moan a lot about the weather being either too wet or too hot.

If you don't have those skills then possibly your technical skills may do..so here goes.

Senior role:

  • 6/7 years plus of commercial PHP experience.
  • Understanding OOPHP5 in a MVC environment.
  • Framework experience a bonus, we use symfony/zend, but don't let that put you off.
  • MySQL, or just know how to put SQL together. Knowing how to use EXPLAIN in your queries and making indexes that work a major bonus.
  • A preference for Linux over Windows (We can fight distros later), you need to be comfortable installing stuff from source if the need arises.
  • Javascript framework knowledge, we have standardised on jquery but they are much a muchness.
  • Happily working in HTML etc


  • The ability to slice up PSD templates if the need arises, to valid XHTML/CSS.
  • Agile/SCRUM (Don't worry we've just started)
  • Test driven development (Ditto)

The junior role:

  • A degree in Computer Science
  • At least 1 year or one project in PHP using OOP methodologies.
  • Linux command line skills
  • A keenness to solve problems and an attention to detail
  • You will be expected to hit the ground running

Give me an email, jwards@whiteoctober.co.uk, with your salary expectations and your CV.

Oh and you must be able to get yourself to Oxford for an interview under your own steam and have the right to work in the UK.

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Job Posting:
White October Ltd Seeks Technical Project Manager (Oxford, UK)
Oct 01, 2008 @ 15:06:50

Company White October Ltd
Location Oxford, UK
Title Technical Project Manager / Agile Development Manager

White October is a growing and exciting web development agency based in Oxford, UK. An opportunity has now arisen for a Technical Project Manager / Agile Development Manager to join the team.

If you’re looking for a unique opportunity to demonstrate your talent for agile development – this is it! Not only does this role offer a high level of responsibility and the chance to make a difference from day one, but also fantastic scope for career development.

As the Technical Project Manager / Agile Development Manager you will be responsible for managing a new high profile development project. You will be expected to introduce an agile methodology to the project team, whilst performing the roles of coach and project manager, and participating with programming as required.

For the right candidate there is plenty of scope to move into a more senior role in which you will take responsibility for all of the agency's development, managing resources and ensuring that production runs smoothly.

To succeed as the Technical Project Manager / Agile Development Manager you must have previous high-level experience of agile web development (for example as a Lead Web Developer or Senior Web Developer etc).

In addition to your ability to motivate and inspire the team to take up a new development methodology, you will also already be a bright and talented Developer who is looking for an opportunity to make their mark in an exciting and innovative agency.

Required Experience

  • At least 2 years experience of Agile development
  • At least 5 years development work experience
  • Proven ability to manage time, people and projects

Required skills

  • First class programming in a OO PHP, XHTML, CSS, MySQL
  • Comfortable in a Linux / Unix environment
  • SVN or other source code control

Salary: 35,000 - 40,000 GBP + benefits (25 days' holiday, stakeholder pension scheme, childcare voucher scheme)

To Apply
Please send your CV and a covering letter to info@whiteoctober.co.uk. There is no closing date: we will stop considering applications when we find the right person.

Candidates who do not possess the above programming skills but who do have development skills in Perl, Ruby, Java and Python are also invited to apply.

Further info: http://www.whiteoctober.co.uk/jobs

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