WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THE NAME FAFADIA TECH?
Fafadia is Sidharth's Family Surname. His father Dilip J Shah already runs Fafadia Group, so the idea was that Fafadia Tech would be a subsidiary company under Fafadia Group focusing on Technology. Keeping up the legacy and goodwill was one of the main intentions.
WHAT IS FAFADIA TECH'S MISSION?
Fafadia Tech's mission is to help small and medium enterprised become more efficient, reliable and competitive by use of Technology.
ARE YOU GUYS A REAL COMPANY?
Yes indeed we’re a real company. We’ve been in business since 2009. We operate out of Mumbai, India. We have real employees working from our office. You can check out our Flickr account for a proof.
WHY DO YOU THINK YOU'RE FIT FOR MY PROJECT?
Each member of Fafadia Tech has Passion for Technology, Hunger to learn more and Empathy to solve real problems for our clients. We’ve 50+ projects under our experience. We take extra effort to craft software with love and communicate clearly and honestly with our clients.
WHAT ARE YOUR CORE COMPETENCIES?
Fafadia Tech has mostly been an Open-source Shop. In past we did do couple of Project in .NET & other Windows Technologies. If we were to pick three technologies that are core to Fafadia Tech it would be Python, Android and iOS. We worked on wide spectrum of technologies including Apache Hadoop, Storm, CouchDB, Cassandra, MongoDB, Solr etc. These days we’re tinkering with Rails and R. Also to mention we have worked on Few Arduino related projects as well. You can checkout our Labs section for more details.
DO YOU GUYS FOLLOW STEPS IN JOEL'S TEST
We’d score about 7/12 on Joel’s 12 Step Checklist. We use Git for version control. We have worked with Jenkins but use it only on projects that we’re maintaining long term. Yes we do fix new bugs before we work on new features. We now have a template for Project Requirements and way to maintain updated Schedule. We have an open working space, but it's quite mostly. In our new office we have a dedicated Conference room as well. We like to keep our hardware updated. Anytime someone makes a request for hardware update we do it without questioning. We have two dedicated testers that keep breaking things up for our programmers. Yes we do ask candidates to write code during their interview. We’re trying to get hallway testing going..
WHAT TOOLS DO YOU USE FOR COMMUNICATION?
Fafadia Tech is big fan of HipChat, we have integration with most of repos on Bitbucket. Occasionally to communicate with our clients we use Skype and Google Hangout. We’ve used variety of issue tracker including Redmine, Trac, Trello (our favourite), JIRA, Github & Bitbucket issues and Basecamp.
WHAT KIND OF CUSTOMERS YOU LIKE TO WORK WITH?
Generally speaking we like to work with customers that are as passionate as our team. We’ve worked with large corporates to small startups. Personally following our vision and mission statement we ideally like work with Small and Medium enterprises. But hey, we welcome them all.