It’s the final day of London Technology Week! All week we have been introducing you to the superstar tech folk behind-the-scenes at Ticketmaster. We hope you’ve enjoyed a snapshot of what it’s like working for the world’s leading ticketing company and one of the top 10 e-commerce sites globally. Our final profile belongs to…
Jo Franchetti, Front End Engineer
What is your title, job role and tenure at Ticketmaster?
Front End Engineer with Live Nation – I’m working on the new responsive Live Nation website.
What is it like working at Ticketmaster?
I joined Ticketmaster about two months ago, it has been a whirlwind of learning new technologies and techniques from day one. The people on my team really know their field, be it front end, back end, design or QA, and have been great helping to get me up to scratch and to fit into their Agile process. They’ve been training and mentoring me from day one and are always able to offer support if I’m stuck with a new concept, of which there are many! The team are constantly sharing ideas to get problems solved. Even as a new starter, I was involved and productive on the project.
What’s your day-to-day job like?
What’s your favourite part of your job?
The unreal amount that I’ve learnt about web development, even in two months, and the constant support and training that I receive from my team members. Every day I feel like I’m improving, it is what I’ve always wanted from a job.
What’s been your favourite gig/show/event?
Live Nation gave me free tickets to Download festival last weekend and it was just incredible. Even though it rained the entire time, we just danced our way through the quagmire. So many bands checked off the ‘to see’ list! Evil Scarecrow were definitely the highlight, the self-styled ‘Blue Peter of Metal’.
What advice do you have for people who want to work in your field?