Brad Touesnard is a WordPress developer, designer, podcaster, and founder living in Halifax, Canada.


I currently spend all my working time managing Delicious Brains Inc, a company I started in December 2012 to develop and sell WP Migrate DB Pro, a database migration plugin for WordPress.

Before that, I built web sites for a living. Working as an independent web developer, I collaborated with creative agencies and independent web designers. I did frontend and backend development, working with SilverStripe CMS and WordPress. Check out my portfolio and LinkedIn profile for more.

I love to travel. Most recently I've been a tourist in Jamaica, Cuba, NYC, Boston, New Zealand, Tasmania (Australia), Malaysia, and China. I can hardly wait to visit South America and Eastern Europe.

I grew up in beautiful, rural Cape Breton, Canada. But I love cities. I've lived in both Vancouver and Melbourne. They truly are the most liveable cities on the planet. I miss them both. Today, my wife Carolyn and our two sons call Truro, Canada home.

I love sports. I play rec league hockey in the winter, tennis and competitive ultimate frisbee in the summer.

I've had a personal web site since 1996 but only started blogging in 2004. This site is now mainly geared toward my professional career, showcasing my work and publishing my original writings about the business of building the web. I also share short thoughts on Twitter and Google+ and post code to GitHub and I also cohost the Apply Filters podcast.


May 9-11, 2014 WordCamp Miami
Dec 7, 2013 WordSesh 2 Video
Jun 24, 2013 BostonWP Meetup Video & Transcript
Jan 20, 2012 Podcamp Halifax Summary & Notes
Oct 27, 2011 Atlantic Interactive Marketing Conference Summary & Notes
Jan 23, 2011 Podcamp Halifax Slides & Review
Sep 27, 2008 WordCamp Vancouver Summary & Slides

Conference Attendance

Jan 26-29, 2015 Big Snow Tiny Conf (Sugarbush, VT)
Jan 21-24, 2015 PressNomics (Phoenix)
Apr 14-15, 2014 MicroConf (Las Vegas)
Jan 19, 2014 Podcamp Halifax
Oct 17-19, 2013 PressNomics (Phoenix)
Nov 9-10, 2012 PressNomics (Phoenix) Recap
Feb 6-8, 2008 Web Directions North (Vancouver) Blog Posts: 1, 2
Feb 6-8, 2007 Web Directions North (Vancouver) Blog Posts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Jul 25, 2006 OSCON Preview, Notes


Dec 5, 2013 Bootstrapped Web Audio
Nov 28, 2013 WP Elevation Video
Nov 19, 2013 WP Engine Article
Sep 24, 2013 Torque Article
Aug 20, 2013 Matt Report Audio
Jul 4, 2012 Your Website Engineer Audio
Mar 20, 2012 WP Candy Article

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