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About the Project
"Can't imagine a better engineering team to work with. Translating our business challenges into engineering solutions, Pavan communicates extremely well with all departments and has pulled through for us on every task we've thrown at him. Pavan excels at juggling projects that support the long-term vision of the company as well as emergencies, and consistently manages resources to accomplish both. When tasked with a new project, he not only solves the problem at hand, but implements a solution that simultaneously strengthens/simplifies our systems for long-term stability. Most recently, Pavan and his team created a new Administration system for our CX department that not only saves us time, but allows us to scale up our team, squashing bugs in the process that existed long before Pavan's time. Always friendly and upbeat, a great team player, and has thoroughly understood needs of our company. Thank you, Pavan!"
- Jeff Jureller, Head of Customer Experience
"Pavan has been our go-to guy to help with our engineering efforts at drinksoma.com. We came to him for help with a huge redesign of our e-commerce website. He was able to put a new face on our website and vastly improve the capabilities of our platform -- leading to many more sales and happier customers! He has a great ability to take our business problems and solve them with his engineering expertise. We look forward to continuing to work with him!"
- Mike Del Ponte, Founder & CEO
Services
  • CTO & Technical Consulting
  • Custom Software Development
  • Product Design
About the Project
"I have worked with Pavan for 18 months on [the Green Commons] project that includes ingesting ingestion in multiple formats, indexing it, making it openly accessible, providing social tools for people to collaborate on projects using that data, and making it available through an open API. I recommend him without reservation, and would gladly hire him again. He has strengths at every level of the project stack, from system architecture, to frameworks, to implementing features, to UX, to some web site design, all the way up to suggesting features and improving the ones already scheduled. He is entirely reliable, managing his time and that of the people he brought on board, hitting his marks, and pretty consistently coming in under budget. He is committed to doing good work that does good in the world. He is a trustworthy and delightful person."
- David Weinberger, Green Commons
Services
  • Custom Software Development
"We reached out to Gray Bike while redesigning our site... Having worked with them before, we knew they’d be reliable for a high quality of work, responsiveness, and excellent communication... On short notice, they were able to scale the team up quickly in order to deliver a large volume of work in a relatively short amount of time. Pavan and team are experts in all things web development and have a strong eye for design, so we knew we could count on the quality of their work being up to our standards... we’d happily recommend them to anyone looking for an experienced technical partner to work with."
- Mike Smith, VP of Growth Marketing
Services
  • CTO & Technical Consulting
  • Custom Software Development
  • Maintenance & Iteration
"It was such a wonderful experience to work with Gray Bike. They communicated well, in a timely fashion, and made sure we were comfortable with all the decisions they were making on the stack. They inherited a lot of spaghetti code and turned them into well-documented, production-ready environments, and made it easy for our new engineers to onboard. They’re organized, highly skilled, and true professionals, and embedded with our team really well. We’re beyond happy with the quality of engagement. They’ll always be top of mind when we need great engineers."
- Jen Yu, Co-Founder & Head of Product
Services
  • Custom Software Development
About the Project
"We came to Pavan when were completely rebuilding our SaaS analytics dashboard. He worked extremely well with our team, providing mentorship and coaching without us prompting. The thing that sets Pavan apart from other freelance talent is that he is a pragmatist, always careful about the tradeoff between progress, performance, and long-term maintainability--something that is absolutely critical for an early stage company. We would absolutely recommend Pavan & Gray Bike if you're looking for an experienced technical partner for your next project."
- Deepa Subramanian, Founder & CEO
Services
  • Product Design
  • Data Visualization
About the Project
"We came to Pavan with an complex, abstract problem: we needed a team member to help us develop an interactive data visualization to represent complex biology concepts while highlighting our client's product offering. Pavan's versatile knowledge surrounding data visualization was invaluable in creating a scientifically accurate visualization that was easy to understand and looked great. The visualization gave excellent exposure to our client's product line. Pavan is a great engineer, thinker, and communicator -- we'd hire him again in a heartbeat!"
- Ted Dillon, Managing Producer at Captains of Industry
Services
  • CTO & Technical Consulting
  • Custom Software Development
In the News
"We had the pleasure of working closely with Pavan and his team on a project that went from a rough idea to research and exploration to a fully functioning launched product. Pavan is an expert in a wide range of modern development technologies and follows best development practices. What we loved about working with Pavan is that he really cares about the end user, and gives incredible insight into design and user experience... We have really enjoyed working with Pavan and the Gray Bike team, and are looking forward to continuing to work with them down the line."
- Vahed Qazvinian, Co-Founder, CTO
Services
  • Custom Software Development
"Pavan is the very best consultant I have worked with in San Francisco. His work ethic, efficiency, and attention to detail are attributes that make him one of the best technical consultants I've encountered in my last decade of technical experience in the SF bay area. We've worked together on several occasions and he has always delivered the highest quality software products. Pavan generally goes above and beyond expectations by asking design questions and proposing alternatives that may further improve original specifications. Pavan + team have provided us with very accurate timeline estimates and always delivered code on time."
- Alex De Simone, CEO and Co-Founder
Services
  • CTO & Technical Consulting
  • Custom Software Development
  • Maintenance & Iteration
  • Ecommerce
"Gray Bike had been managing our custom-built e-commerce store for Soma for over a year, but our product range was expanding quickly and we realized we needed to find a more turnkey approach to updating our site. We needed to be able to update our site assets more frequently and utilize a customizable technology to do so. Pavan and the team at Gray Bike were integral in migrating our custom site to Shopify, a complex process given we offer single-purchase and subscription services. They transferred tens of thousands of active subscriptions to a new platform and helped us troubleshoot any hiccups with the new platform. They helped us navigate all the technical decision making, rebuilt our site from the group up in Shopify, and built out custom integrations for the various 3rd-party services we ndeeded, and managed the migration itself. After launching the the rebuilt site, we've been able to manage the site, for the most part, outselves and have made small tweaks since the launch to ensure we can manage it entirely internally. Pavan and his team were great with follow up, ensuring that projects didn't get lost in the shuffle. I recommend working with them if you need a seasoned technical advisor and partner!"
- Ashley Lund-Pearson, Digital Marketing Manager
Services
  • CTO & Technical Consulting
  • Custom Software Development
"We started working with Pavan at Gray Bike for our MVP app (www.hellohummings.com) at the wireframe stage. Pavan quickly grasped the vision of our product and provided a great deal of insights to shape our UX, product architecture, and the engineering milestones. He also came up with really smart solutions to leverage existing tools & frameworks to optimize the custom coding work. Throughout the project, Pavan was professional, prompt, reliable, and communicated very well. He is very methodical, tested rigorously, and was very smart about figuring out the bugs. He also worked hard to make sure the project delivered on time - we were actually a week early. This was the most enjoyable and 'glitch-free' software development experience I've had to-date. Our ultimate product was clean, beautiful, and stable. Pavan was more than an engineer. He was an integral part of our product team. We really enjoyed working with him and would happily recommend him to anyone looking for a technical partner for their next project."
- Katherine Chen, Founder

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