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Aubrey Portwood

Senior Backend Engineer

Aubrey is a Senior Backend Developer here at WebDevStudios, and today you’ll likely find him taking care of our Microsoft projects, performing large-scale site migrations, and maintaining a slew of internal tools like our own coding standards!

Aubrey began his WordPress journey in college, where he built his alma mater’s first WordPress Theme when WordPress was just 2.2 (that’s 10+ years of WordPress experience!). After graduating, knowing WordPress was his future, he worked freelancing building WordPress themes, plugins, and other solutions in Phoenix, Arizona. In April 2014, Aubrey decided to take a stab at getting his dream job, applied to work for WebDevStudios and has been working in his sweatpants ever since!

If Aubrey isn’t plugging away at some WordPress site, he’s probably pounding the fuzz off a Tennis ball, being an outnumbered male in his household (3 to 1), with his wife and two daughters, or hitting up every Goodwill in town for some retro gear for his home-office.

The best part of working at “WebDev”

The best part of working at WebDev is the relationships we’ve all built with each other as a team. WebDev has a family-feel atmosphere where everyone works closely together and we can often be found chatting, laughing and joking around. And even when we’re grinding on a project, you can still really count on that vibe keeping us all going. We all start (and end) the day together, and that’s what I love about working at WebDev the most! — Aubrey

His Tools

  • A Macbook Pro named “Valdemar
  • WordPress, of course (sometimes plays around with Jekyll)
  • Sublime Text all the way! (@TODO still needs to purchase license)!
  • Local By Flywheel (known to keep a well-maintained repository of exports)
  • Google Chrome (because the inspector is so-good!)
  • iTunes (and a large collection of Chillhop)

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