A picture of me adjusting my bowtie at my wedding

Josh Fridstrom

Software Engineer

I am a software developer with five years of professional experience building quality software. My interests include methodology, scalability, productivity, and workplace culture. I currently get to run experiments with the Hamburg-based startup Fashion Cloud and I am a major contributer to the Modtalk project (a modern, modular Smalltalk) where I get to build new and interesting tools.


2013-05 - Present
Software Engineer
The Modtalk Group
Marquette, MI, USA / 2017-08 - Present
Marquette, MI, USA / 2015-01 - 2015-05
Marquette, MI, USA / 2014-01 - 2014-05
Marquette, MI, USA / 2013-05 - 2013-12
  • Develop and maintain Modtalk: a modern, modular Smalltalk
  • Implemented threaded and bytecode interpreters
  • Wrote full-program semantic analyzer
  • Developed debugger prototype for bytecode runtime with Pharo frontend
  • Enhancing the semantic analyzer to support subsystem compilation
2016-08 - Present
Software Developer
Fashion Cloud GmbH
Hamburg, Germany / 2016-08 - 2017-06
Marquette, MI, USA / 2017-06 - Present
  • Develop and maintain Europe's leading digital platform for the fashion industry
  • Architect the platform for scalability
  • Design and implement web services with Node.js and MongoDB
  • Migrate the content platform frontend from AngularJS to Angular
  • Work productively with an international team
2015-07 - 2016-08
Software Development Engineer
Amazon Web Services / Seattle, WA, USA
  • Developed and maintained e-commerce Java services
  • Contributed Web APIs to a Learning Management System using ASP.NET MVC and over 25 different AWS services
  • Took over the development of a distributed accounting-automation tool written in Java
2014-05 - 2014-07
Software Development Intern
Amazon Web Services / Seattle, WA, USA
  • Wrote big data aggregation job with Hadoop and Amazon EMR
  • Developed and maintained Java web services
2013-05 - 2015-05
Web Developer
Northern Michigan University / Marquette, MI, USA
  • Developed new department home pages with html and scss
  • Created an interactive campus map with vanilla Javascript and Google Maps
  • Managed content in Drupal CMS and customized Drupal plugins


2011-08 - 2015-05
B.A. in Computer Science and Mathematics
Northern Michigan University / Marquette, MI
  • Computer Science Major
  • Mathematics Major
  • German Language Certification