Gizra

Gizra formed in 2009 and incorporated in the U.S. as Gizra USA, LLC in 2015, is a fast-growing international software development company with an extensive track record in site building and implementation of content management systems. Gizra is experienced in agile and continuous deployment and is a pioneer in Drupal development and other bleeding-edge projects. Gizra is known among its clients as an efficient executor of complex web solutions.

What Makes Us Different
There is a better way to implement IT projects.
This belief drives Gizra’s ever evolving work methodology called The Gizra Way. It is a culmination of best practices, lessons learned, and open source philosophy that is incorporated into our project workflow, saving our clients money and ensuring the timely delivery of a product. The satisfaction of our clients is found not only in the excellence of their web solution, but in the way we get there.
The key elements of The Gizra Way are:
True Transparency. As early as the price estimation, our clients receive a detailed breakdown of project tasks and their cost. Our clients have full access to the source repository and task-tracking system, viewing code commits as they happen. This means that all of Gizra’s project costs, time management, internal communications and actions are in full view to the client. We like it this way because it fosters an environment of collaboration, openness, and accountability.
Effective Communication. The detailed budget breakdown, where every feature has a time and price tag on it, creates a common language and sets expectations early on. Our clients are members of the task-tracking system and are encouraged to participate fully in the development process, interacting directly with developers of all levels. All stakeholders stay up to date on progress, and decision making occurs in real time according to the client’s needs and priorities.
Meticulous Execution. A complete deployment and testing system is built into our projects from day one, growing as the code does. We use Shoov, a Gizra developed testing toolkit, which ensures design is optimal from visual, interaction, and technical standpoints. The final design is completed with pixel-perfect implementation.
Investment in Human Assets & Community. The Gizra Way is also implemented internally with a flat organizational structure, a diligent mentorship program, persistent execution of best practices, and an in-house mechanism for continuous improvement. As pioneers in the Drupal community we regularly present at DrupalCon and DrupalCamp conferences worldwide. Employees are encouraged to contribute to the open-source community on company time.

Drupal contributions

Gizra contributes to Drupal 7 and 8 core and has created and maintains several key Drupal modules used by thousands of websites, including the White House, Stanford University, The Economist, Symantec, MSNBC, and Energy.gov. Gizra’s deep expertise and proven process has led to many return client engagements and long-lasting partnerships with organizations such as Harvard University, The European Commission, The United Nations, Acquia Inc., The National Library of Israel, and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Gizra’s founders, Amitai Burstein and Brice Lenfant, are deeply involved in the Drupal community and speak regularly at Drupal conference worldwide. Their keynote videos and articles on advanced Drupal programming can be found on Gizra's Blog.