I couldn’t resist participating in the recent O’Reilly webinar: Fitter, Happier: Improve Your Health and Productivity with R. There are many similarities between presenter Marc Garrett’s company, Intridea, and my own firm, OpenBI. We’re both in the app/dev-consulting space, Intridea in web development, OpenBI, analytics/big data. We’re similar in size, each in the 20-40 employee range. Perhaps most notably, both OpenBI and Intridea are distributed geographically, operating as virtual entities without central headquarters, tied together by customers and Internet technology. And both companies go to great lengths to assure a productive, collegial, happy work environment.
Add to that the focused use of open source software (Ruby, Rails, Pentaho, Python and Hadoop) as development platforms, a deep commitment to the usage of R for analytics, and an attraction for Strata Rx 2013, and I’d say we could be consulting cousins.
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