Portfolio

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Case Studies

Past Performance

Risk Focus

Client Engagement


Company Overview

Risk Focus, A Ness Company, is a global technology consulting firm that delivers insightful, innovative solutions to Capital Markets clients and top banks. Risk Focus features deep domain knowledge in Financial Services and Capital Markets. Risk Focus is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner with 5+ competencies and hundreds of certifications across their cross-disciplinary team.

Our Value Add

We provide world-class software engineering, user interface design, user experience services, and marketing consulting services to Risk Focus. Our engineering team works closely with Risk Focus on software technology projects for New York-based clientele, and provides design support on their sales materials and applications to promote growth.

Business Outcome
  • Provides high-level leadership and technical expertise to Risk Focus on medical technology business line.
  • Works with the executive team to augment outreach tactics through sales sheets, email and presentation templates, and marketing materials that encapsulate various offerings.
  • Refreshes and maintains modern website design to showcase thought leadership, engineering offerings, and AWS consulting services with consistent aesthetic, branding, and messaging.
Unparalleled Results

Risk Focus was in need of world-class talent to contribute to their engineering and sales efforts, which we were happy to oblige with our team.

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News Literacy Project

Client Engagement


Company Overview

News Literacy Project is a nonpartisan education nonprofit that provides programs and resources for educators and the public to teach, learn, and share the abilities needed to be smart, active consumers of news and information through an embrace of news literacy. NLP’s vision is to enable students to be engaged participants in a democracy and in the civic life of their communities.

Our Value Add

We led NLP’s effort on new feature development, security audits, and back-end refactoring of their browser-based Virtual Classroom platform Checkology®. In addition, we developed Informable, NLP’s mobile app entry that allows students to practice four distinct news literacy skills in a game-like format. We provided go-to engineering resources to reinforce their products' stability and infrastructure.

Business Outcome
  • Performed Veracode security audits for compliance and licensing; a requirement for NLP to work with the second largest school district in the nation: LAUSD, which enrolls more than 600,000 students.
  • Supported educators and students from 4,600+ schools via back-end refactoring, infrastructure instantiation and monitoring, dashboard maintenance, and platform enhancements.
  • Developed mobile educational game Informable for iOS and Android that was featured on the Apple App Store shortly after launch, attracting media attention and garnering 30,000+ downloads.
Unparalleled Results

News Literacy Project required a technical team to support their platform's technologies, and we were proud to provide expertise to bolster their efforts.

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Past Performance

Fruit Street

Client Engagement


Company Overview

Fruit Street provides diabetes prevention and weight loss programs that cover a variety of health and wellness topics, including meal planning, tips for eating away from home, and ways to increase daily physical activity. These lifestyle and dietary programs support dietitian and group insight, and are available on a browser-based administrative platform and mobile applications.

Our Value Add

We collaborate with Fruit Street to migrate their legacy web application's backend from CakePHP to Node/Express for future extensibility across platforms. We helped the team migrate to Kubernetes for virtualized containerization for scale and reduced reliance on one overloaded server. Over time we have become Fruit Street's go-to technical company that supports their systems and platforms.

Business Outcome
  • Led technical migration of a legacy CakePHP telehealth backend to a modernized MERN stack (MongoDB, Express, React, Node) implementation.
  • Set up containers, pods, and nodes on Kubernetes network to allow for system to scale dynamically according to server load on AWS infrastructure.
  • Connected third-party APIs from Stream.IO and Zoom for real-time IRC and in-app conferencing/tele-health consultations, respectively.
  • Support internal web and mobile app front-end teams to ensure codebase and API deliver the correct payloads needed for feature development.
Unparalleled Results

Fruit Street was in need of a US-based technical partner to reduce their server load and migrate their infrastructure, we delivered on-time and on-budget.

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Marinus Analytics

Client Engagement


Company Overview

Marinus Analytics empowers the collaboration between AI and individuals on the frontlines of our world’s most pressing problems. They internationally-recognized technology pioneers whose mission is to protect the vulnerable and end systemic exploitation. Marinus deploys SaaS applications in the public sector to disrupt human trafficking, child abuse, and cyber fraud.

Our Value Add

We worked alongside Marinus to design and support their law enforcement and social worker platforms. Our design team and software engineers assisted in developing more streamlined, user-friendly websites and applications through an Agile feedback framework.

Business Outcome
  • Provides high-fidelity mockups on Marinus’ flagship law enforcement tool, Traffic Jam, to guide developers and ensure components are consistent across pages.
  • Design user interfaces for a social worker administrative dashboard to track cases and contact notes in an intuitive fashion on desktop and mobile.
  • Assist with React components and web styles via design-based CSS consulting.
Unparalleled Results

Marinus Analytics initially turned to us for CSS help; subsequently our relationship morphed into a solid foundation of trust and engineering support.

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Education Blueprint

Client Engagement


Company Overview

Education Blueprint’s vision is to harness the insight and experience from educators around the world and let them showcase their app, website, book, and game recommendations to other users on the platform. Their unique website allows educators to tailor their own experiences by selecting what subjects, disciplines and grade levels are relevant to their needs.

Our Value Add

We constructed Education Blueprint from the ground up, providing both technical and creative support. Inspired by Education Blueprint’s purpose, our team fleshed out the idea into a workable platform, implementing everything from setup and management, content and design, to long-term maintenance.

Business Outcome
  • Created high fidelity prototypes and user interface design for usage in administrative dashboard/CMS.
  • Performed website development on our enterprise-grade CMS platform for system integrations.
  • Manage technical reports and feedback in the dashboard as the Education Blueprint team grows.
Unparalleled Results

Education Blueprint came to us for a technical team to support their initial liftoff and continuation towards becoming a household name for educators.

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Thrillhop

Client Engagement


Company Overview

Thrillhop is a social media app that allows users to quickly make plans with friends at nearby locations. Users create a profile to see nearby places on a map, where they can explore and tap on map pins to invite contacts to join them on a specified date. Users can also post pictures while they are out and about. Thrillhop is developed with React Native and is available on both iOS and Android.

Our Value Add

We spun up Thrillhop’s infrastructure on AWS, including applicable environment servers, a load balancer, and relational database instances. In addition to infrastructure, we fully integrated a technology stack that allowed Thrillhop to be built seamlessly across mobile platforms. Throughout the project the client was able to utilize our deep engineering knowledge to ensure development practices were properly coded.

Business Outcome
  • Consults on best practices for creating cloud-based solutions for mobile app, utilizing AWS services.
  • Designed back-end architecture and spun up LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) stack with continuous integration/continuous delivery cron jobs for faster development cycles.
  • Implements Node chat functionality to allow users the ability to create chats with friends via Google’s Firebase service; assists with push notification background services with Laravel framework.
Unparalleled Results

Thrillhop, like many app-based startups, was in need of consultation and infrastructure to launch; we provided the leadership needed for success.

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Samuel Baron Clothiers

Client Engagement


Company Overview

Samuel Baron Clothiers provides polished, upscale clothier offerings to clients in the Pittsburgh region. With their cadre of master clothiers, they deliver unmatched services in tailoring custom-fitted suits, tuxedos, and shirts for men. They have recently augmented their line to include cashmere, skirts and pants, pullovers, and tops for women.

Our Value Add

We consulted directly with the client to provide unparalleled web design and development services to ensure their brand, messaging, and aesthetic were portrayed correctly and the website could garner leads from potential customers through effective service offerings. A website is often the first stop that prospective customers take on their journey to become a loyal patron; we believe the website turned into an effective tool for SBC.

Business Outcome
  • Designed bespoke website using textile-based textures, a cozy color scheme, serif typography, and cover-image design pattern.
  • Developed website using Bootstrap framework, and modern web technologies, on a custom platform that scales with customer usage.
  • Consults with team on improved marketing, messaging, and branding approaches during COVID-19 to improve sales methodologies.
Unparalleled Results

Samuel Baron Clothiers was in need of an company that could take care of their technical needs and provide insight; we are there for them.

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Fig & Ash

Client Engagement


Company Overview

Fig & Ash is a rave-reviewed “farm-to-flame” restaurant based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The cozy restaurant serves wood-flamed, scratch-cooked mash-ups of Modern American and Classic European fare, and couples them with classic and inventive seasonal cocktails.

Our Value Add

Over time, we've built a great relationship with the proprietors of Fig & Ash, who lean on us as their technical team to update their patron-facing website and integrate it with various third-party platforms for showcasing their changing menu and reservation schedules. Our creative team developed the Fig & Ash brand and provides ongoing public relations and marketing support.

Business Outcome
  • Attractive, on-brand consumer website that provides curious customers and media with up-to-date information on the Fig & Ash concept, reservation availability, and the latest seasonal menus.
  • Web support, incorporating new visuals and ever-changing demands to accommodate COVID-19 safety protocols from changing dining availability to hours.
  • Provide ongoing branding, marketing, public relations support to bolster brand and presence.
Unparalleled Results

Fig & Ash found a dedicated partner with us—we're there to support their online and marketing presence as they continue their success.

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