What was the scope of their involvement?
CodeProud was hired to develop our new website.
Some of the inspiration for the site came from Bochum Theater and Gorki Theater in Germany, but the new material came from our designer, who also created posters and other material. Then the concept was approved by our artistic director.
The site is integrated with our ticket reservation system, which was built by another developer.
I was in touch with 3 people, including Tomasz Stradomski, the main contact, the programming lead, who posted tasks in JIRA, and the project manager, who served as the main contact when Tomasz was away. There may have been more people behind the scenes. Tomasz selected the team for us. We are not a large theater, so this was a small project.
During the project, Tomasz came to our location 5-6 times, in order to meet with me and the graphic designer. We discussed what we needed, and CodeProud offered their assistance in building the website and its structure. After these meetings, we maintained communication via email and JIRA, which CodeProud introduced to us. We found it very convenient.
How did you come to work with CodeProud?
We looked at 3-4 offers in total and found the one from CodeProud to be very good. All of the offers had almost the same price, but the contact we had with Tomasz was very good. I know that this was an important factor in projects like this one.
I had met with Tomasz Stradomski, their CEO, in November 2016, while he was working for InteliSoft. He made a presentation of the marketing solution his firm could offer, and we found it impressive. The contact with him was fine, so when we started thinking about changing the website, I asked him for a proposal from his current position at CodeProud. The offer was very good, and we started talking about the site.
How much have you invested with CodeProud?
The cost of their work was around €6,000. [$7,000]
What is the status of this engagement?
We decided to change the website in December 2016. Our new director wanted to build the new website fast, so we had a short timeline. Our first deadline was only 3 weeks. Our artistic director looked at the first pages produced by CodeProud and decided to change direction. We started again in March 2017.