Rebekah Van Epps

Backend Engineer

Rebekah is a Backend Engineer at WebDevStudios who fell in love with programming in 2006 and has been doing it ever since.

A life-long student, she began teaching herself web development after graduating in 2011—putting that degree in Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology to good use. Quickly realizing a preference for backend-focused work in PHP, she started dabbling in various CMSs and PHP frameworks in 2013 but kept returning to the flexibility and scalability offered by WordPress, which has been the cornerstone of her career. As a former full-stack engineer, she’s worked on everything from eCommerce setups and API integrations to custom theme and plugin development, though her passion still lies in working with databases and constructing backend functionality.

On the side, she’s pursuing graduate certification in GIS with a focus on spatial database design and web mapping, as she loves anything related to cartography and archaeology. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, gaming, experimenting in the kitchen, making art, crafting, researching mythology, learning new languages, and teaching her cat, Princess Leia Murder Muffin, to do tricks.

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