Robert Brodrecht

About Robert Brodrecht

Introduction

Robert Brodrecht is a web developer from Birmingham, Alabama.

Currently

On April 1st, 2013 (around 3 years and 8 months ago), I joined Big Communications’ web team as a web developer. Our web team primarily builds WordPress sites on top of a framework/extension theme I created called Launchpad. In 2016, I accepted the role of Digital Operations Lead, which added inter-departmental communications, tool development, project planning, and various administrative tasks to the mix. Like most jobs I’ve had, the path is meandering and I find myself doing other creative tasks.

A Quick Overview

At my core, I am a problem solver. That typically manifests itself through web design and development. I’m also a technology geek, a rationalist, a pragmatist, and I’m a bit of a perfectionist. I have in the past fancied myself an artist, a writer, a philosopher, a theologian (in the -ology sense), and an aggressive inline skater. My interests tend to rotate around technology-related topics, but I’m into cars, DIY, and vodka, among other things.

Apparently, I am a typical capricorn, which, I am told, inclines me to believe that astrology is bullshit. I can’t deny the latter part of that statement. I’m an (unofficial) INFJ.

I am a web developer by profession. I am what Jeffery Zeldman decribed as a “jack-of-all-trades punk” that came up in the late 90’s when there weren’t specializations in web development. I’m a standardista that speaks the latest in HTML and CSS while doing my best to keep up with the rapidly evolving JavaScript landscape. On the back end, I work with PHP and mySQL, and typically develop sites on WordPress.

At home, I’m a husband of 8 years and father of a 4 year old girl and a 1 year old boy. We have a Scottish Terrier named AJAX (as in Asynchronous JavaScript And XML) and a Pomeranian named Cooper (as in the car).