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About This Site

This blog launched around September 2014. All posts are written by Rachel R. Vasquez and will mostly be WordPress based whether they’re tutorials or food for thought.

I try to update my blog with a new post at least twice a month. Sometimes that doesn’t always happen and other priorities pull me away instead or I suffer a case of writer’s block, but eventually I’ll come back to it.

About The Domain, RachieVee

What is a RachieVee? Feel free to ask me. 🙂

About Rachel’s Professional Experience

I’m a WordPress enthusiast with front-end roots and have been expanding my full stack skill set within the last year. I’ve been writing code for about 8 years and while I still have lots to learn, I want to use this blog to share my journey.

When I can, I try to contribute to WordPress core. I’m no longer very active on the support forums or stack exchange these days, but I used to spend a lot of time in the Accessibility Slack room for Core, helping out with handbook documentation.

I occasionally contribute to open source as well on Github.

You can get a full picture of my professional skillset on my LinkedIn profile.

About Rachel’s Personal Life

I’m a New Yorker who is also hard of hearing – hence why writing about accessibility is close to my heart.

Huge fan of tea, chocolate, the One Piece anime and Mass Effect. On my free time, I’m tending to her majesty, a shiba inu named Tali, or spending time with fam.

I’ve been writing all my life, and it’s that hobby that has helped bring this blog to fruition. I wrote as a kid, wrote slam poetry in high school, wrote tutorials at my first dev job, and am still writing for my job today.

After college, I was writing AS3 and had aspirations for making games. Instead, the first opportunity I landed out of school was a web dev job and that was the beginning of the path I’m on in the present, years later. Right now I’m in love with WordPress, but I like to occasionally dabble in backend languages like PHP and Python, and still hope to settle on a skillset that will lead me back to more creative/interactive builds like games or installations. I have hopes in the future that I’ll end up working in a way that’s true to my ideal work life balance, while still maintaining my writing muscles and creativity.

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