SXSW 2015: Meet Ticketfly in the Lonestar State

Acacia Newlon

Product Marketing Manager

Mar. 11, 2015

Are you heading to Austin for SXSW? The Ticketfly crew’s doing it BIG this year. We’ll be on the ground throughout Interactive (3/13-3/17) and Music (3/17-3/22), and we’d love to see you there. We’ll have representation from multiple teams at Ticketfly—see some our key point of contacts below and shoot us a note if you’d like to grab some Shiner and BBQ with us. You can also keep up with the Ticketfly team on the ground on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Panels and Meetups

Scala & Reactive Meetup – Monday 3/16 (11am)

After our 2013 interactive workshop, an enthusiastic group of engineers in attendance took us out for beers to geek-out on Scala—an elegant programming language we’re especially fond of using here at Ticketfly to develop precise, fast, and scalable applications. We had so much fun last year, we thought we’d host a meet-up this year for a broader audience of Scala enthusiasts and folks interested in reactive application design (with beers, of course). Come network, share knowledge, and have a brew before noon.

Host: Robert Preissl, Senior Platform Architect, Ticketfly

ADD TO YOUR SCHEDULE + details here


 How Tech Companies are Improving Event Discovery – Saturday 3/21 (2pm)

Last year we moderated a panel on analyzing and acting on fan data to know and grow fan communities. This year’s panel will focus on how technology companies are using a combination of humans and data to help fans discover events they’ll love. Hear from Facebook, Google, DoStuff Media, and Ticketfly about the changing world of event discovery, what’s coming, and what it means for you.

Moderator: Kristina Wallender, VP of Marketing, Ticketfly


  • Justin Boyan, Product Manager, Events Search & Knowledge Graph, Google

  • Aditya Koolwal, Product Manager, Events, Facebook

  • Scott Owens, Founder, DoStuff Media

ADD TO YOUR SCHEDULE + details here


Come meet us!

After mingling with Scala enthusiasts and learning how tech is becoming the ultimate fan-to-event matchmaker, come meet the rest of the Ticketfly team. A good number of us will be representing throughout Interactive & Music. Feel free to stalk our profiles (linked below) to ID us in the crowd, or send us a message on SXSW Social.

Angelique Nikitas – Recruiting, San Francisco

Robert Preissl – Engineering, San Francisco

Kristina Wallender – Marketing, San Francisco

Rachel Durfee – PR & Communications, San Francisco

Tom Ewald – Sales, Chicago

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