Brad Touesnard is an entrepreneur, podcaster, developer, and designer living in Nova Scotia, 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, collaborating 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 Costa Rica, Mexico, 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, Nova Scotia.

I play hockey, tennis, and ultimate frisbee. I love to compete.

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. Posts are few and far between here as I now write mainly on my company blog. I also share short thoughts on Twitter and post code to GitHub and I also cohost the Apply Filters podcast.


May 27, 2017 How to Get from Employee/Freelancer to Plugin Business Owner WordCamp Halifax
May 9, 2014 Database Deployment Strategy: Avoiding Merging WordCamp Miami
Dec 7, 2013 WordPress Podcasting Roundtable (Video) WordSesh 2
Jun 24, 2013 A Critical Piece Missing In Your WordPress Development Workflow (Video & Transcript) BostonWP Meetup
Jan 20, 2012 WordPress Workshop (Summary & Notes) Podcamp Halifax
Oct 27, 2011 Getting Started with WordPress (Summary & Notes) Atlantic Interactive Marketing Conference
Jan 23, 2011 HTML5: Why aren’t you using it? (Slides & Review) Podcamp Halifax
Sep 27, 2008 WordPress as a CMS: Not just another list of plugins (Summary & Slides) WordCamp Vancouver

Conference Attendance

Jun 14-16, 2018 WordCamp Europe (Belgrade, Serbia)
Apr 29-May 1, 2018 MicroConf Growth (Las Vegas)
Feb 5-8, 2018 Big Snow Tiny Conf West (Beaver Creek, CO)
Apr 9-11, 2017 MicroConf Growth (Las Vegas)
Apr 6-8, 2017 PressNomics (Phoenix)
Feb 6-9, 2017 Big Snow Tiny Conf (Sugarbush, VT)
Jan 16-19, 2017 Big Snow Tiny Conf Europe (Chamonix, France)
Dec 2-4, 2016 WordCamp US (Philadelphia)
Jun 24-26, 2016 WordCamp Europe (Vienna) Article
May 26-27, 2016 Bacon Biz (Philadelphia)
Mar 3-5, 2016 PressNomics (Phoenix) Highlights
Jan 25-28, 2016 Big Snow Tiny Conf (Sugarbush, VT)
Dec 2-6, 2015 WordPress Community Summit /
WordCamp US
Oct 22-23, 2015 Collide Halifax
May 29-31, 2015 WordCamp Miami Recap
Apr 12-14, 2015 MicroConf (Las Vegas)
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: 12
Feb 6-8, 2007 Web Directions North (Vancouver) Blog Posts: 12345
Jul 25, 2006 OSCON Preview, Notes


Feb 5, 2016 Video
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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