Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.
Geeky Devils developed the initial pages for the website. We don't have the budget to hire a web designer, and this seemed to be a happy medium. Since it was a pro bono project, they didn't want to devote hours and hours, so they suggested WordPress as a good option for us.
As you know, WordPress is more of a template-style web application, so it was easy for them to take the template and insert some pictures and history to fill in the boxes. There wasn't any consulting in terms of what I wanted. We had pre-agreed that they would put together a template, and I would fill in the details as we went forward. A friend of mine volunteered to input all the names of the businesses in the directory and things like that.
How did you come to work with Geeky Devils Web Solutions?
The owner of Geeky Devils [Al Lawati] moved to the area, and we met at a focus group for the city. Al was a standout in the meeting. He was young, energetic, had fresh ideas, and I was just really impressed with him.
I sought him out after that, and I asked him to lead the vision planning workshops that we were doing. He had a strong background working with small businesses. He was very effective in demonstrating his leadership at those workshops, and we came away with some very good thoughts about the direction we're supposed to go in.
Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?
There was no cost. I am working on another project now, and I will definitely send out a request for bid. This will be paid this time because I'll be getting advertising dollars. I do plan on asking for a bid from Geeky Devils.
What is the status of this engagement?
In terms of the website itself, we started in February 2016, and it was done by April  approximately. It's just a framework right now, and the website is just basic text and pictures. I need to insert unique pictures. Right now, it's all stock photos.