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Meet Tom Brecht of 1iota Productions in Hollywood

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tom Brecht.

Tom, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
From the time I can remember, I have always been interested in solving puzzles and building things. Technology was a natural transition when I was a teenager, providing an endless playground to learn something new. I got started writing software at the University of Colorado Boulder and quickly found that I excelled at some of the more frustrating aspects that my classmates disliked.

After graduating with a degree in computer science, I took a job in the Midwest developing healthcare software. While a great place to get started, I wanted to work on products that everyone could get their hands on and experience.

Upon moving to the Los Angeles area, I secured a position writing software in the video game industry. Quickly the software I was writing was being used by millions of gamers worldwide to deliver up-to-date game patches and other content.

After some time in the video game industry and the publishing industry, I landed at 1iota and currently lead a diverse team of developers and am in charge of creating and managing the company’s software products. Being in the entertainment world provides myself and my team an endless stream of exciting new ideas, goals and challenges.

Has it been a smooth road?
One inherent challenge of working in software is that technology is always changing, providing a constant supply of new software languages, techniques and platforms to try. My team and I strive to stay toward the cutting edge of technology and use the right tool for the job even if that means learning something new.

The company has grown significantly since I joined more than 6 years ago, so we’ve had to adapt rapidly and learn new ways to communicate as a team to streamline the development process. We find that constant iteration is the best way to ensure that everyone is satisfied with the process and sanity is maintained.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
1iota Productions specializes in connecting fans with thousands of live events in the entertainment world, including exclusive access to popular TV shows, red carpet events, sporting events, movie premieres and more. 1iota also works behind the scenes to support their clients with premier solutions for event management, ticketing, fan engagement, casting, data and analytics, onsite logistics and more. 1iota continues to lead the market as the only full-service fan experience company dedicated to providing tailored access between brands and consumers in the constantly evolving entertainment industry.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Being home to so many TV shows, movie productions and special events, Los Angeles is one of the only cities for doing exactly what 1iota does on a regular basis. For software development in general, Los Angeles has become one of the premier locations to be working in tech due to the great weather, restaurants and plentiful activities.

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