All posts tagged in: 'Case studies'

Security with Troy Hunt

World renowned security expert Troy Hunt visit our offices last week to present a two day software security workshop.

We've talked about this before, but here's a recap as to how things went.

We turned our engineering department into a training centre:

Troy arrived and the workshop began:

Troy set a series of hacking challenges during the two days. Here

Backstage with Steve Griffiths from Splosh!

Backstage has already visited the teams behind Just So Festival, Lost Carnival, a Day at the Lake, Cream Birmingham and Our House Rave. Now it's time to take it back to the 90's, with Steve 'Griffo' Griffiths from Splosh!

Throughout the 90's Splosh! put on underground parties throughout the Midlands and also infamous all-nighters at the Q Club, bringing guest

Vinyl We Love - Record Store Day

You may or may not know that TheTicketSellers started as a record store called Old Skool Daze many, many years ago. Since then we've got a new name, (TheTicketSellers) a new HQ and have grown to become one of the leading ticket agents in the UK.

Seeing as it's Record Store Day, we thought we'd share some of our favorite

Our culture

A lot of people have asked what it's like to work at TheTicketSellers. So we thought we'd write a bit about it to try and explain what makes it such a special place to be.

The offices

We've blogged about our offices before, but we think it's worth saying again. They really are lovely, with as much natural light as

TTS Reviews: Holy Holy

'You're face . . . to face . . . with the man who sold the world.'

So goes one of the many iconic lyrics from David Bowie's formative years. The words echo around the hollow room of the o2 Academy main stage, hanging in the air and full of the reverb that occurs during a soundcheck. And while not quite 'face to face' with

Make it so

We are delighted to announce that tickets for Just So Festival 2016 - which is regularly voted one of the best family festivals in the UK - recently went on sale via our website.

Just So 2015 Photo by Jane Anderson - Summer Festival Guide

Early bird tickets went on sale a couple of weeks ago. Didn't remember to buy one? Not to

TTS Plays: Best of the West (Midlands)

We here at TheTicketSellers are incredibly proud of the musical heritage that has permeated through our hometown over the last 50 years, from the heavy guitar riffs of Black Sabbath past, to the fresh beats of modern icon Hannah Wants. The sheer number of influential artists is both surprising and staggering, and so cutting it down to the number below

Meet the team (part 6)

Oh dear, it has been a while hasn't it? While you've been sat frantically hammering the F5 key waiting for a new article on our blog, we've been all over the country attending festival after festival. But more about our outstanding work ethic in another post. For now, let's meet and greet two more individuals from our ever-growing team.

Jimmy

Greater than the sum(mer) of its parts

We are absolutely loving summer at TheTicketSellers. Perhaps not the weather, which has been unusually rubbish even for Britain. But from a work perspective things are going really, really well.

We're proud to announce that summer 2015 is our busiest ever. We're involved in so many festivals and events that it's difficult to keep track of them all. We're selling

Welcome to paradise

At 6am on 11th June, blinking in the crisp, early morning Birmingham air, our events team lugged bags of gear into the back of the X5. Despite being a decent sized 4x4, the car was soon full to the brim with camping gear, entry equipment, food, water, oh, and the team. They were off to Eden Festival where we'd been

TTS Lists: Top 5 Bands Under 1000 Likes

5 bands with fewer than 1000 likes

In the current climate, it’s very difficult to avoid the relentless click-bait articles that pose a threat to your own sanity. With the formulas Facebook seem to have imposed upon our News Feeds, you’re oblivious to what your family, friends, and colleagues are accomplishing, and are instead shown that the girl

Taking Pride in our work

Last weekend, 23rd-24th May, Birmingham Pride 2015 took place under the glorious spring sunshine in the heart of England's second city.

The Hurst Street area was transformed into a shimmering array of colours, costumes and colourful characters as first the parade, then the celebrations, and finally the partying took place.

Amidst the good natured fun nestled our dedicated events team,

Meet the team (part 3)

At TheTicketSellers we, like so many other companies, pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer. We believe that everyone has the right to be treated as an individual and recognised for their individual contributions to the success of our company. Even twins.

In many ways it was a big decision to take on both Hewitt twins. As you can

The good Samaritan

As festivals fast approach and we all suffer our first sunburn of the year, it’s an opportunity to reflect on the diverse range of people and organisations you can find in the middle of those muddy fields.

In particular we want to draw your attention to an organisation called ‘Samaritans’, who you might have seen sitting around with their

TTS Plays: Festivals

Festivalimage

When we started this blog we knew it couldn't all be dry, densely-written articles about finding apps on your iPhone. There has to be some fun too. And that really sums up the atmosphere in TheTicketSellers' HQ here in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. Whilst we work hard, and thanks to our exceptionally talented team, deliver results at a phenomenal pace,

Meet the team (part 2)

As promised, we are going to introduce you to more people in each of these posts. Here are two more members of the creative TTS team based in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

Ben

Ben

Ben has worked as a software engineer at TheTicketSellers since 2014. He and his colleagues design and build new features for the website and event management software. Ben

Meet the team (part 1)

Looking back it is amazing just how quickly the team has grown over the past few years. In 2011, we employed just 6 people - including the directors - and worked from a converted shop in Selly Oak. Fast forward to the present day and we have 16 full-time members of staff plus an additional 10 part-time Operations Support staff.