Hi, I'm Devon.

I'm a solutions architect interested in application integration, data engineering, event-driven architecture, and software design. I live in Lorain, Ohio with my wife Chrissie and our dog Banjo. We're the proud parents of Nick and Leilani.

I grew up in Cincinnati where I had the incredible good luck to attend the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA). I studied Music Education at Ohio State and still love to write and arrange music when I get time, although my few pro credits are long behind me.

Random Bits

  • I love to learn. I always have a book in my hands or a podcast in my earbuds.
  • When I was a kid, my dream jobs were typist, animator, astronaut, ILM special effects artist, and film music composer. If my 7-year-old self could see me now, spending 90% of my day typing, he would be ecstatic.
  • My favorite non-fiction book is A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.
  • My name is pronounced DEH-vin bee-AIR.

Contact / Follow

Github - dbiere
LinkedIn - Devon Biere

What's Up?

  • Recently composed my first orchestral piece (Adventures with Boo) as a college graduation gift for my daughter.
  • Wrote my first original choral piece (Come to Me) since college.
  • Completed my B.S. of Data Management/Data Analytics at WGU in June 2021.
  • Diving back into Python and Django. The source code for this site is shared on Github.
  • Recently read...
    • Brave New Words: How AI Will Revolutionize Education (and Why That's a Good Thing) by Salman Khan (2024)
    • The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz (1997)
    • The Butcher's Masquerade: Dungeon Crawler Carl, Book 5 by Matt Dinniman (2022)
    • The Demon of Unrest: A Saga of Hubris, Heartbreak, and Heroism at the Dawn of the Civil War by Erik Larson (2024)
    • Thinking in Systems: A Primer by Donella H. Meadows (2008)
    • Home Before Dark: A Novel by Riley Sagar (2020)
    • More...
  • Recently watched...
    • A Bronx Tale (1993)
    • Jim Henson: Idea Man (2024)
    • Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023)
    • Dune: Part Two (2024)
    • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022)
    • Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
    • More...