PowerToFly partnered with SeatGeek, the mobile ticketing marketplace that puts fan experience top of mind, to present an evening of tech talks and networking at SeatGeek's New York headquarters on January 29th.
Our attendees received a behind the scenes look at SeatGeek's platform including how they are partnering with companies like Lyft to make the fan experience as seamless as possible. PowerToFly cofounder Katharine Zaleski, who moderated the event, also asked each of our panelists how they use their monthly stipend of $120 to spend on live events.
SeatGeek speakers at the event included:
- Jennifer Ogden-Reese, Chief Marketing Officer
- Alicia Gansley, Software Engineer
- Liz Herber, Product Manager
- Matthew Baron, iOS Engineer
- Ryan Lee, Sr. Frontend Engineer
Visit SeatGeek's page on PowerToFly to learn more about their benefits and jobs at SeatGeek.
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Seatgeek understands that live events have a special power to bring people together through a shared experience. So it only makes sense that PowerToFly would partner with SeatGeek to present a one-night-only live evening of networking and tech talks with SeatGeek's impressive women tech leaders and amazing male allies.
Join us on Tuesday January 29th from 6pm to 8pm at 400 Lafayette Street, Floor 4, New York. The centerpiece of the evening will be an illuminating "tech talk" that provides an insightful behind the scenes look at SeatGeek's platform.
Agenda (Subject to Change):
- 6:00pm - Check-In & Networking over Drinks and Light Bites
- 6:30pm - Event Kickoff with PowerToFly
- 6:35pm - Keynote address by Jennifer Ogden-Reese, Chief Marketing Officer at SeatGeek
- 6:45pm - Tech Talk, Panel Discussion, & Audience Q&A featuring from SeatGeek:
- 7:25pm - Networking continues over Drinks and Light Bites
SeatGeek was built in 2009 as the only mobile ticketing marketplace. They're transforming the way fans buy and sell their tickets to their favorite live events across sports, music, and theater.
You don't have to be looking for a job to attend (if you want to come to network with your peers - that's great!), but SeatGeek is hiring. Their benefits include:
- A competitive salary and equity stake in the company.
- $120/mo to spend on live events tickets.
- Regular team lunches with SeatGeek's co-founders and external guests from the industry.
- Annual subscription to Citibike, Spotify, and mediation services.
Visit SeatGeek's page on PowerToFly to learn more about their open roles.
About our Events: All RSVP'd attendees are welcome, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, or age. If you require assistance to fully participate in this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will contact you to discuss your specific needs.
Unfortunately, PowerToFly and SeatGeek cannot admit outside recruiters to this particular event. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions about this policy.
Code, Design, and Growth at SeatGeek
Below is an article originally written by PowerToFly Partner SeatGeek. Go SeatGeek's Page on PowerToFly to see their open positions and learn more.
There's a phrase my friend, Stephanie, says often and whenever I think of it, I hear the words in her voice:
"Hurt people hurt people."
There are a million examples of this out in the world every day: people lashing out as a reaction to the emotional wounds they've sustained, hurting others because they are hurting.
Being in service to customers often means doing some heavy emotional work. You observe and interact with people at various psychic levels and, for the sake of helping people, you have to be deft at identifying the feelings expressed and navigating them while you diagnose and resolve the issues brought to you.
So, knowing that a person's emotional state can affect the way they act and interact with others it should go that the opposite of "hurt people hurt people" is true too:
"People who are shown care can better care for others."
In CX (our Customer Experience team), we create an environment where we show each other that we care for each other. The leaders on our team work hand-in-hand to put things in place to amp up encouragement, to provide clear paths for each team member to be successful, and to emphasize a culture of assumed positive intention. Compassion and humor run throughout all of our internal interactions and generate space where we're best able to care for the customers who come our way too.
This is an ongoing, growing, and ever changing process and it honestly takes quite a bit of trial and error and tons of feedback from all the members of the team. Luckily, there are some clear signs that a team is feeling taken care of:
- We take responsibility for our behavior
- We assess people correctly and from a place of empathy, giving people the benefit of the doubt
- We can identify where communication may be breaking down and can fill in the gaps to reconnect with others
- We are at ease so the impulse to attack with words disappears
- We see and comprehend the impact our behavior has on others
- We let down our guard so we are not constantly on the defensive
- We are not easily offended
- We do not react in anger
- If a resolution is not easily found for an issue, we see it as an opportunity for individual, team, and/or organizational improvement
- We have close friendships which each other and spend real quality time together
When any of those are out of whack on a team level or individually, it's a red flag that something needs to be shown extra care. It deserves the same careful consideration and response as all the other pieces—minimizing the instances where knee-jerk reactions take place and provide only short term fixes. If your team is cared for, it's like they proudly own a vintage car: one that's polished, maintained, and set up to last for years to come. When it comes to CX, we also want to make sure that our "car" is set up and ready for passengers.
How do you create this space for your team? How do you acknowledge your team and show them care so they can turn around and best care for others?