Brian Eyster
Brian Eyster's Blog

Brian Eyster's Blog

About Me

After spending more than a decade as a vice-president in the music festival industry (producing the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival), my passion has turned back to software development. I’ll bet you don’t read that in many programmer bios?

I began my programming career 25 years ago, earning 2 degrees in Computer Science (M.S. and B.A.) and working as a software engineer in startups and academic research centers. I wrote lots of C++, PHP and Java, and even co-authored a paper in the academic journal Physics in Medicine & Biology.

As a lifelong musician (and 3rd place winner of the RockyGrass dobro contest!), I eventually took a position in marketing and technology for festival producer Planet Bluegrass. As I rose to the role of vice-president, I learned a lot: from building our own in-house ticketing platform, to digital marketing and public relations, to book editor and negotiating agreements with local governments – and of course, working with folks like Bela Fleck and Robert Plant.

As the pandemic shutdown the music festival industry in 2020, I was finally able to catch my breath and return to my love for software development. These days I’m excited about full stack web development in ReactJS, while also dabbling in React Native.

And I'm available for hire as a freelancer!