About Us

We first set up shop in 2001, probably the worst possible time to start a web development company. The market reeled, but we persisted ... and 10 years later here we are.

Today, thousands of people use web applications built by ShakingHand in their everyday work.

Our mottos:

  • Simple is good
  • Don't reinvent the wheel
  • Constant learning & discovery
  • Every client deserves something great

We LOVE building websites and applications, and we love making our clients happy.

ShakingHand was founded on the principle of adopting technologies ahead of the market. We pride ourselves on using the best tools & techniques available.


  • Orchard CMS
  • HTML5, jQuery & Knockout.js
  • SQL Server / Entity Framework
  • Azure Cloud Services
  • Silverlight & WPF
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    Kurt Mang

    lead developer, solution architect, principal

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If you want to set off and go develop some grand new thing, you don't need millions of dollars of capitalization. You need enough pizza and Diet Coke to stick in your refrigerator, a cheap PC to work on and the dedication to go through with it.

- Daily quote: : John Carmack

About our name ...

Disparate systems "shake hands" when initially connecting. This is when useful work becomes possible and imminent. "Shaking hands" is also what people do when they meet and wish to show mutual respect and trust.

And ultimately, the inspiration came from the following lines:

  • One night in a club called the "Shaking Hand"
    There was a 42 decibal rockin' band ...
    Bonn Scott, Let There Be Rock (AC/DC)