You're a non-technical entrepreneur at the well-researched idea stage. You realize it's too early to look for a co-founder. Instead, you want to build your Minimum Viable Product (MVP) to validate your business. This lets you raise funding and recruit a top-tier technical team.
MVPs are like hackathons - a high-speed sprint to get to something testable. We've put together initial versions of quite a few products, including Findery, in the past.
You've started working on a project with a new engineering team or using a new piece of the stack (welcome to node!). Mistakes now are going to hurt down the road, so you want to be certain you're doing it right.
We've designed and written code that has had to scale in Python, Ruby, Node, and PHP. We offer a second opinion about your architecture choices and team that has the potential to save you a lot of heartache down the line.
Your start-up has a working prototyping and maybe (hopefully) some users.You're ready to move away from one-off, freelance talent to a core engineering team, and may have made a hire or two already. Technical recruiting is tough, though.
From migrating the application from your outsourced team inside, to setting up your recruiting pipeline and vetting candidates for technical competency, we smooth your transition so you can focus on the product and the business.
Your core product is moving along. You've come up with an idea - a new feature, additional product, or user acquisition strategy; it might be crazy, or it might be huge. Both you and your existing team is bandwidth-capped on building the thing that already works.
We'll spike your new idea for you. Having built products from the ground up before, we require significantly less overhead than managing your existing team.
You're at the point where provisioning an extra box manually every few days is an error-prone, time consuming nuisance. Your engineer lead wakes up with a cold sweat some nights because the server might be down. DevOps would help.
We've been there. We'll set you up with all the right tools for your product. Everything from monitoring to error logging to server provisioning, we'll set it up and make sure to transfer knowledge to your team.
...is everybody's favorite six-letter word (other than hacker). Your company has a reasonable list of clients and is growing, albeit at a modest clip. You've experimented with a few ideas, but you'd honeslty just rather focus on making a better product.
We're your fresh set of eyes. We'll pore through your analytics tier and come up with a set of hypotheses. Then, with your blessing, we'll run the highest-potential experiments and see how what it takes to make your user graph go up and to the right.
From engineering roles at Facebook, Findery, and the Israeli Defence Forces to leading an engineering team via PennApps Labs and a web consultancy for Facebook apps via fbDevDir, Alexey has been doing this 'tech' thing for nearly a decade now. Whoa.
I've He's been making stuff or making stuff happen since 2005.
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Eric is a polyglot developer, most recently experienced in Node.js, iPhone development, and Ruby on Rails, but also ready to dive into Python (including Twisted), Java, and C. He is most useful in projects that require great technical solutions built on a solid foundation of quality code.