About

Nat Welch

Hi there! I am Nat. I was born in the San Francisco Bay Area, . I currently live in Beacon, NY with my wife Melissa and our cat Beasley. During the day I work as the Lead Cloud Platform Engineer for Time by Ping.

You can see my resume for my indepth work history.

See my Privacy Policy for what data I keep when you visit this site and others I maintain.

See Projects for a list of my current side projects.

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.

You can read a more indepth writeup of these beliefs on my blog: Nat Welch Manifesto

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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 do not 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 As such, they are very out of date.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.