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My Life as a Web Developer

Hello there! My name is Alex Young, and I am a web developer with over a decade of experience under my belt. I have spent most of my time mastering WordPress development, but recently, I’ve been expanding my horizons and diving headfirst into JavaScript frameworks like React. But hey, there’s more to me than just coding! I’m a family man who loves video games, outdoor adventures, and cooking up a storm on my Traeger. Let me share a bit about my journey.

Alex young and his family sitting on a couch together

Finding My Path to Web Development

My love for web development started around 12 years ago. I remember coding my first website. It used <frame> all over the place, but I was thrilled to see my creation come to life on the screen. That’s when I knew this was the path for me. Since then, I’ve had the privilege of working on hundreds of projects, mostly WordPress-based, helping businesses and individuals establish their online presence. I love seeing a client’s vision transform into a live, interactive experience.

Exploring New Territories: JavaScript and React

While WordPress development is my bread and butter, I’ve always believed in expanding my skills. Recently, I started exploring JavaScript frameworks, particularly React. It’s been quite a ride! React has opened up new possibilities in how I build and structure websites. I’m excited to apply this to future projects and see where this new tool can take me.

A Gamer at Heart

When I’m not developing websites or learning new coding languages, you’ll probably find me unwinding with a video game like Call of Duty or Dark Souls. It’s not just about the fun of gameplay for me; I’m also fascinated by the way games are designed and developed. It inspires me to be more creative and innovative in my own work.

Sharing the Knowledge: My YouTube Journey

I believe that knowledge is best when shared, and that’s why I started creating tutorials on YouTube about WordPress (WPCasts). It’s my way of giving back to the community that helped me learn so much. Plus, it’s a great way to connect with other developers and learn from their experiences too.

Family, Camping, and Smoked Meat: The Perfect Combo

Away from my computer, my favorite place to be is outdoors, preferably around a campfire with my family. There’s something incredibly refreshing about swapping the sound of keyboard clicks for the chirping of birds and crackling of fire.

And what’s a camping trip without some good food? I have a passion for smoking meat. Whether it’s a rack of ribs or a whole chicken, the process is almost therapeutic for me. Plus, the end result is always worth the wait!

Wrapping Up

So there you have it, a little insight into my life as Alex Young, the web developer who loves to code, game, teach, and cook. Each day is a balance between professional growth and personal enjoyment. I wouldn’t have it any other way!

Until next time, keep coding, gaming, and enjoying life!