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Oscar Merida


Senior Web Application Developer


Oscar was born in Bolivia, but grew up in Virginia, where he now lives with his family. He has both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Prior to joining smarTours, Oscar owned php[architect], a journal for professional PHP programmers, and co-founded a consulting service called Musketeers.me, which focused on website development with Drupal, WordPress, and other frameworks.

After joining as a contractor in January 2021, Oscar joined the team at smarTours full time in August 2021 as a Senior Web Application Developer,. He tackles all aspects of our platform, including performance, SEO, frontend UI and backend integrations. 

Oscar enjoys the new experiences that travel brings. Top on his bucket list are seeing a match at the Bernabeu in Barcelona, visiting the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, and wandering through anywhere in Germany with lots of castles. He enjoys futbol, drawing, tabletop games, D&D, and has a minor obsession with beagles.

Favorite smarTours destination: Portugal