What was the scope of their involvement?
They did and continue to do quite a lot of work in terms of data cleansing and building different pipelines in order to accommodate our different data acquisitions. They combined those into a single user journey across a number of different channels. Then, they’ve built profiles and clusters against which we can target different behaviors on our customers’ sites.
They’ve really worked from the ground up in terms of building the acquisition of the data, deploying pipelines, monitoring them, and accessing the quality. Then, they built those into a production environment and ensured they were stable and scalable. They’ve pretty much been working exclusively in Python.
They had to do quite a lot of work to understand our business. They had to learn the user experience flow, connect that to the generated data, and then process that data in a way that makes sense (not only from a data science perspective but also from a real-world perspective). After we worked with them for a couple of weeks, we were confident that they understood what they were taking on.
This was partly an audit process as much as it was an R&D process. We gave them a broad brief because we wanted to get a birds-eye view of the scope of the project.
What is the team composition?
We’re working with two people, and we’re about to include a third person.
How did you come to work with Algoscale Technologies, Inc.?
For a couple of weeks, we spent a lot of time speaking with the CEO, their data scientists, and engineers. It was a process of us getting to know them and vice versa. Ultimately, we decided they were intuitive, committed, and definitely open to working on a long-term basis. Also, they wanted to take a holistic approach.
How much have you invested with them?
We’ve invested between $25,000 and $50,000 so far. It will probably be a $50,000 per-year contract.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working together in September of 2019, and the work is ongoing.