Software Engineer and Musician
I'm a creative software engineer with an interdisciplinary background as a musician, writer, and educator. These experiences empower me to collaborate smoothly across diverse teams of technical and non-technical backgrounds. I thrive building consensus in cross-functional collaborations.
Some career highlights:
- 🤖 Leading a team to win Google Magenta's Bitrate Hackathon for DearDiary.ai in 2020
- ⛺️ Building the interactive audio "Campfire Mode" with freeCodeCamp.org in 2021
- ✍️ Growing local brands with content strategy and Wordpress development in the 2010s
- 🚌 Traveling overland from SF, CA to Cusco, Peru, studying with local musicians along the way from 2012-2013
- 🎸 Collaboratively developing and leading a grant-funded "rock band" music program in the Tenderloin, San Francisco between 2014-2020
I'm available for consulting, contract work, and joining your team full-time if the fit is right.
Google hackathon winner
DearDiary.ai is a musically mindful journaling tool that uses AI to turn your jounral entry into a new song based on the emotion of your entry.
Winner of the hackathon Bitrate: Machine Learning & Music Series by Gray Area and the Magenta team at Google Research.
Gave invited talk at Google Research, wrote technical blog post detailing our process
Collaborators: Stephen Haney (CTO of Modulz, acq. WorkOS) and Suyash Joshi.
Worked with Quincy Larson and lead developer Naomi Carrigan to create relaxing interactive musical coding experience for freeCodeCamp.org.
Gave invited talk at freeCodeCamp Summit 2021
Have you ever wondered what an image sounded like? Working from a client brief, I built out an image sonification proof-of-concept to demonstrate how data from the visual domain could be translated into sound.
Building on my work with the Climate Music Project (below), I developed a web app that uses music to communicate the frequency of earthquakes in the USA, pulling data from the USGS.
Climate Music Project
As the Artist Engagement Manager at the Climate Music Project between 2020-2021, I worked with the executive team to develop & scale strategic methodologies to improve artist and scientist communications, expanding the creation of scientifically-faithful music that spurs public action on the climate crisis.
Since 2007, I have run a small business teaching thousands of lessons to hundreds of students on guitar, bass, piano, voice, drums, ukulele, songwriting, and recording production.
I regularly publish popular guitar tutorials on YouTube
Up On Top
Between 2014-2020, I developed and led a grant-funded after-school music program for youth at Up On Top in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood.
Blue Bear School of Music
Between 2014-2021, I developed curriculum and led group classes, after-school programs, ensembles, and private lessons for the renowned Blue Bear School of Music
Here's a clip of an advanced band I mentored
Vibo Music School
Between 2017-2021, I led successful private lessons at Vibo Music School for hundreds of students on guitar, bass, drums, piano, voice, and songwriting.
Since 2014, I have developed and led successful music programs at the following Bay Area Schools: Tenderloin Recreation Center/Up On Top (2014-2020), St. Vincent De Paul Elementary (2015-2017), Brandeis School of San Francisco (2015-2017), The Academy High School San Francisco (2016), New Traditions (2017-2018), Alt School (2017-2018), Rooftop Alternative School (2017-2019), Creative Arts Charter School (2018)
In the Eyes of a Stranger
Seven track album written, performed, produced, mixed by Devin Lane.
This Is Really Happening
Ten track album written, performed, produced, mixed by Devin Lane. Additional vocals on "Your Smile" by Amanda Salguero. Mastered by Piper Payne.
Ten track album written, performed, produced, mixed by Devin Lane. "Bogotá": produced by Stephen Haney and Devin Lane. Steve Hernandez: drums on Bogota, Roof Blues, Switches. Andy Mignano: drums on The Conservatory, Mamita Papita, Blue and Gray. Mastered by Ash Clayton & Devin Lane. Full album credits here.
2 Real 2 Talk
Five-song EP written and performed by Real Real Talk: Devin Lane, Sean Real (composer for 99% Invisible), Ashley Clayton, Kellen Morimoto.
All songs by Real Real Talk.
Primary songwriter on "Christmas" and "Cut Him Out".
Additional lyrics by Nina Berman on "Paid Sick Leave".
Recorded and mixed by George Rosenthal at The Complex SF.
Mastered by Ashley Clayton
Real Real Talk
Five song EP written and performed by Real Real Talk: Devin Lane, Sean Real (composer for 99% Invisible), Ashley Clayton, Kellen Morimoto.