Nat Welch

Hi there! I'm Nat. I was born in the San Francisco Bay Area, ago. I currently live in Brooklyn with my wife Melissa and our cat Beasley. During the day I work as a Site Reliability Engineer for Google's Customer Reliability Engineering team.

You can see my resume for indepth work history.

I have some core beliefs that are the basis for most things that I do.

  • Sharing information is the most important action in human society.
  • I love automating things and building software tools to make maintaining the internet easier.
  • Nature is beautiful and must be preserved.
  • Humans are inherently good and hilarious, and communicating with them well is important.

I expand on these in depth on my blog: Nat Welch Manifesto


Nat around the world

I have lived in San Francisco, London, New York and a few other places. When I move, I try to create a blog post of my favorite places in a city right before I leave. I then don't update them. As such, they are very out of date. That being said, I enjoy looking at them and sharing with friends traveling.

Speaker Bio

Nat Welch is an Site Reliability Engineer based in Brooklyn, NY, and the author of "Real World SRE" from Packt Publishing. He has been professionally building and running software on the internet since 2005, and loves making tools and promoting conversation online. He currently works for Google on the Customer Reliability Engineering team. In the past, he has worked for First Look Media, Hillary for America, iFixit, and others.