Once again, we rode all the way down to the PyConES Conference. This time we took a train to Almería to meet with the Python community. A bit closer to the sea. And just a bit warmer.
There’s not a lot to argue about how much developers normally care about product design and usability. Design and user experience used to be seen as the final —yet unnecessary— touch on software products. Nowadays, software has been democratized and everybody gives credit to the importance of well crafted products. It means you care. And many users do notice!
Let’s start by stating that Code is art. Then, UI/UX should have the same consideration and respect, right?
Last weekend was a great one. We were invited by the friendly folks from Cyllicon Valley to talk about ourselves, our work and projects. We took this offer as an opportunity for showing some of the great things we work at ticketea as well as for teambuilding.
Developing for iOS is, most of the time, an enjoyable experience thanks to the diverse and powerful
set of tools that have been handed to us in order to achieve great results with the lesser effort.
These tools not only come from Apple, but from other third party contributors that are continuously
pushing the bounds of the platform and making our lives much easier.
For the third year in a row and since it’s first edition, Ticketea has proudly sponsored PyConES.
And once again, most of our Engineering team has attended the conference and returned happy and
eager to start tinkering with everything we learnt in this intense weekend.
A few weeks ago, ticketea decided it was time to try a new experiment in which the entire Product
team would be given carte blanche to decide in which feature or product would a small team work
during a week. There were only a couple of rules to follow. Mostly to ensure everything was
contained and interesting for ticketea as a company.
After five years we’ve finally decided to open this blog as a little window for our company’s
internals. Yeah, we know that starting a blog in 2015 is a bit old-fashioned but we believe this is
still the best way to communicate ourselves and let people know about us.
And who we are? you may ask. We could answer to that question from different perspectives. Let’s
start by what we do. We sell tickets for any kind of events. It may sound simple on paper but
sometimes it’s not. We face problems such as overbooking, access controls, merchant services,
business intelligence, unexpected load peaks and solving our own employees’ problems. In a high
level competition world, every detail must be taken into account if you don’t want to be swept by