What was the scope of their involvement?
I’ve worked with them on several different projects. For health analytics, we partnered on business intelligence for marketing pharmaceutical clients’ applications. They had to identify and address the following: opinion leaders and key organizations in each medical field, and the physicians working on specific diseases.
They developed both iOS and Android apps for the oil and gas company that was under my direction. For one project, the key challenge was building a state-of-the-art BI system for a large data source that was constantly streaming into the organization.
In total, the team did analysis using Python, SQL, and Big Query, which is a Google platform. They’ve worked on both LAMP stack and Windows-based stacks. In other engagements, they also used MySQL, BigQuery, PHP, and Apache.
What is the team composition?
That first group I worked with was approximately 40 people. About 10 or 15 members from that team then formed Smart RockStars. At this point, I’ve likely worked with everyone there.
How did you come to work with Smart Rockstars?
I engaged the same group under a different company name when I was promoted to manage overseas development at another firm. Subsequently, I moved to the oil and gas company, where we needed additional resources for web development and BI. I hired them – then as Smart Rockstars – due to past experience. I stayed with them when I moved to the medical analysis company.
How much have you invested with them?
Counting all the engagements and companies, I would estimate I have spent around $300,000 working with Smart RockStars. I continue to work with them now.
What is the status of this engagement?
I started working with Smart Rockstars in May 2015 and the partnership is on-going.