Josh Sherman

Full Stack Enginer, Technical Blogger, Maker of Sauerkraut
[email protected] 813.421.2378




The easiest way to automate paperwork and communication with people (like dealing with repetitive recruiting tasks). Started as a side project helping my best friend to build a management hub for his user experience & research consultancy. Applied to Y Combinator, got an in-person interview but didn't get in :*( Decided to roll the dice. Bootstrapping and proud. (formerly

Senior Software Engineer and Team Lead

Joined the team as engineer #4 (single digit overall) and built the Google Analytics, Discover and Message Center apps while contributing to improvements, maintenance and scaling of our existing suite of marketing apps.

World Independent Hotels Promotion

Senior PHP Developer

API integration engineer supporting a myriad of hotel booking engines. Systems integrated with ranged from small boutique systems handling a small number of properties up to larger corporate systems supporting hundreds of properties. Integration development went both ways, both consumption of APIs as well as development of internal APIs that were pushed to. Heavy focus on basic LAMP technologies as well as introducing the firm to Node.js and Meteor.

Founder & Sole Proprietor

Built and maintain a premium RESTful API for holiday data. (Formerly

Founder & Sole Proprietor

Built and grew a network of social networking websites to over 120 thousand active users and over 10 million monthly page views. Technologies include PHP (on top of my PICKLES framework), JavaScript (jQuery), MySQL, Redis, Memcached and Nginx. The platform itself was designed to service multiple domains from a single codebase with a heavy focus on scalability. (acquired in 2013 for $6.4MM)

Chief Technology Officer

Built and maintained one of the largest daily deal sites in the US. Prior to being acquired ourselves, we acquired and migrated 15 sites into our own system. These migrations gave me the experience of reverse engineering systems in languages that I was not necessarily proficient in very short periods of time. In addition to powering, the platform I developed runs,,, and

HealthPlan Services

Senior Web Applications Developer

Developed systems for our internal customer service representatives and built the batch processing that transitioned Cigna’s customer base to our system. Technologies included PHP 4.x and migrating to 5.x, eZ Publish, MySQL and DB2.

Online Sales Strategies

Web Systems Architect

Original developer on the consignment platform known as AuctionSound which was also used by our own brand of eBay drop-off stores. Also transitioned the platform from PHP 4.x to 5.x and managed two additional developers.

Flash Developer / Web Applications Developer | AT&T (Contractor)

Started out as a Flash developer working on courseware for AT&T eLearning. Eventually migrated into a web applications developer role supporting AT&T's Online Facilitated Learning Platform (PHP).