I’m Brett g Porter. My academic training was as a composer and trombonist. For my master’s degree in Electronic/Computer Music, I had to learn to program in C for a digital synthesis class, realized I was pretty good at it, and since 1990, I’ve supported myself as a software developer, specializing in applications in the pro audio/music instrument industries. Between 1997-2021, I worked at Art+Logic, where I was most recently Lead Engineer for Audio + Music projects. In May 2021 I started a new position as Lead Software Engineer at Artiphon.
In 2018, I got involved with the MIDI Association as part of their effort to develop the MIDI 2.0 standard, building tools and code libraries for developers of music software and instruments. I am a member of the MIDI 2 and Standard MIDI 2 File working groups, chair the Prototyping and Test group, and in 2021 was elected to serve on the Executive Board.
I created and maintain several open source projects that you can read about here.
I’m an enthusiastic home cook, and for the last few years have been especially fixated on making great ice cream at home.
Where To Find Me
Most other places on the web you can find me as ‘bgporter’ or ‘@bgporter'(Mastodon, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, github, LinkedIn, Stack Overflow, and probably many others that I’ve forgotten. I also managed/edited and contributed to a group blog at work when I was at Art+Logic focusing on software development; my posts are here.
Yes, there’s a story behind why my middle initial is lowercase, and no, it’s not interesting enough for you to ask about or me to explain. You’ll need to trust me on this.
…is defined as ‘an absence of willpower or an inability to act decisively.’
It’s an ailment I periodically work on overcoming.