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. Recently we’ve launched our first non-plugin product, a new app called SpinupWP.

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

Conference Attendance

Nov 1-3, 2019WordCamp US (St Louis)
Sep 30 – Oct 4, 2019CaboPress
Sep 16-18, 2019Business of Software (Boston)
Jun 20-22, 2019WordCamp Europe (Berlin, Germany)Article
Jan 22-25, 2019Big Snow Tiny Conf (Stowe, VT)
Jun 14-16, 2018WordCamp Europe (Belgrade, Serbia) 
Apr 29-May 1, 2018MicroConf Growth (Las Vegas) 
Feb 5-8, 2018Big Snow Tiny Conf West (Beaver Creek, CO) 
Apr 9-11, 2017MicroConf Growth (Las Vegas) 
Apr 6-8, 2017PressNomics (Phoenix) 
Feb 6-9, 2017Big Snow Tiny Conf (Sugarbush, VT) 
Dec 2-4, 2016WordCamp US (Philadelphia) 
Jun 24-26, 2016WordCamp Europe (Vienna)Article
May 26-27, 2016Bacon Biz (Philadelphia) 
Mar 3-5, 2016PressNomics (Phoenix)Highlights
Jan 25-28, 2016Big Snow Tiny Conf (Sugarbush, VT) 
Dec 2-6, 2015WordPress Community Summit /
WordCamp US
Oct 22-23, 2015Collide Halifax 
May 29-31, 2015WordCamp MiamiRecap
Apr 12-14, 2015MicroConf (Las Vegas) 
Jan 26-29, 2015Big Snow Tiny Conf (Sugarbush, VT) 
Jan 21-24, 2015PressNomics (Phoenix) 
Apr 14-15, 2014MicroConf (Las Vegas) 
Jan 19, 2014Podcamp Halifax 
Oct 17-19, 2013PressNomics (Phoenix) 
Nov 9-10, 2012PressNomics (Phoenix)Recap
Feb 6-8, 2008Web Directions North (Vancouver)Blog Posts: 12
Feb 6-8, 2007Web Directions North (Vancouver)Blog Posts: 12345
Jul 25, 2006OSCONPreview, Notes


Jul 30, 2019The Product BusinessAudio
Jul 15, 2019Themify.meArticle
May 7, 2019Brad Touesnard and SpinupWPAudio
Nov 28, 2018WP MRRAudio
Mar 21, 2018Hooked on ProductsVideo
July 21, 2017CloudwaysArticle
May 22, 2017Matt ReportAudio
Feb 5, 2016OfficeHours.fmVideo
Dec 5, 2013Bootstrapped WebAudio
Nov 28, 2013WP ElevationVideo
Nov 19, 2013WP EngineArticle
Sep 24, 2013TorqueArticle
Aug 20, 2013Matt ReportAudio
Jul 4, 2012Your Website EngineerAudio
Mar 20, 2012WP CandyArticle

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