Marc Pacheco

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Core Skills:

I have a strong sensibility for systems design and have made significant contributions to the design of a large number of Songkick products including a ticketing platform, the main platform and the artist facing application Tourbox.

Extensive knowledge of css, html PhotoShop, JavaScript, and Ruby as well as Rails. Coupled with eight years of test driven development experience.




I’m working at songkick I’m the client side architect. My job is ensuring what we do on the client side is predictable, maintainable and durable.

During my time in this roll I have contributed to many crucial projects. I devised the service orientated architecture that we now use. I presented the out come at Qcon 2013 (a recording, and a write up). I was the technical lead on our ticketing project. Post 2015 merger with CrowdSurge I was the technical lead for the team to re architect the merged companies ticketing platform.


The Guardian

I worked for the Guardian where I started as a freelancer in May 2006 from January 2007 I was full time and the lead clientside developer. I helped build the client side team, established coding practices and development philosophy. Upon my departure the clientside team consisted of five developers and a manager. I have more detail of what did on my work page.


Freelance web development

I worked on various sites at Victoria Real and I developed css and html.

dlkw (now part of dlkw Low) I worked on the Halifax web site.

Working on standards compliant css based sites at Poke I helped code on: orange entertainment, a small site for SAB Miller and the then new yahoo digging site. The Miller site is not live yet so no link.

I worked at wheel on the type 45 site fro BAE Systems in January 2006.

Re-coded Rio Tinto for standards compliance and accessibility as a contractor working for view.

I acted as the lead css and html developer while contracted to wheel: on the New Unilever web site.

The last two sites worked on were on a contract basis for wheel:. I worked on the H.Samuel and Ernest Jones updating their sites.


Training For Life

At Training For Life I performed a dual role: developing web-sites for Designing for life (dfl) and teaching ecdl where needed. The Bulk of my time was spent on web development.

At dfl our emphasis was on designing accessible, standards compliant sites that worked cross browser. My main role was as the resident css guru and php and sql coder.

Sites developed at tfl were:,, I also developed a job tracking-system for the NHS Confederation. It is internal to the organisation. This was for an intranet the site and was specifically targeted at IE5+ for Windows.


dct London

IT tutor teaching html, css, JavaScript, Flash and Office applications. I also maintain the intranet server which I migrated from a mishmash of statically linked html files to a scripted database driven site (using php and mySQL) and thereby radically reducing maintenance time (running freeBSD 4.5, Apache http server, modphp and the mySQL data base server). I also maintained a dhcp server and a dns server (BIND) to simplify the use of the intranet.


EasyEverything Internet Store

My role as tutor and assistant deputy manager included helping customers and cashing up daily. I was also required to log faults and liaise with technical support.


Big Pictures (photo library)

Apple Macintosh operator and general Mac user support work. At Big Pictures I gained extensive knowledge of Photoshop, Canto Cumulus (digital media archival system), and isdn Manager, Easytransfer and transparency and slide scanners. As well as assisting with network maintenance and trouble shooting.

Employment Summary:

Before starting a course at Queen Mary and Westfield College in 1994 I completed my Military service and worked as a courier.

Education and Qualifications


nvq Level 2 Computer networking installation and maintenance of NovelNetware networks.


Queen Mary and Westfield College Aero Eng Year 1 and 2


‘A’ level Economics via correspondence


Portuguese ‘A’ level equivalent in Mathematics


Portuguese ‘O’ level equivalent in: Portuguese, English, Maths, Physics and Chemistry, Geography and Philosophy