Nathaniel Welch

Background

I am a software developer with an interest in communication and design. I enjoy experimenting with new things to expand my knowledge and I believe that creating ways for people to share knowledge is one of the greatest goals for mankind.

I strive to be a quick learner and both a competent leader and capable worker. I am an Eagle Scout and was an active officer of the Cal Poly Linux Users Group for three years. I was awarded Cal Poly's Residence Hall Council member of the year for both 2006 and 2007. In my free time I enjoy contributing to open source projects, hiking, reading and listening to music.

Education

Computer Science, B.S.
Fall 2006 - Spring 2011
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Proficiency

I have been writing code, running servers and experimenting with new software since 2002. Most recently the majority of code I have written has been in Java, Ruby, Javascript and Bash, but I have experience in C, Python, SML/NJ, C++, SQL and F#.

Experience

Google.com, San Francisco, CA

Site Reliability Engineer - April 2012 to Present

I work as an SRE for Google Compute Engine and Google Cloud Storage.

Software Engineer - August 2011 to September 2012

As a Software Engineer at Google, I worked on Punchd, Google Offers and Google Local.

Punchd, Mountain View, CA

Software Developer - May 2011 to July 2011

I was Punchd's backend and operations engineer until we were acquired by Google in July 2011. Once at Google I continued to maintain Punchd's servers, backend API and web frontend. I also helped implement a version of Punchd built on Google's infrastructure, but it was never released.

iFixit.com, San Luis Obispo CA

Software Developer - April 2009 to April 2011

I wore a variety of hats including -- but not limited to -- writing code to promote high quality content and a stable community, helping keep servers afloat, and working with users to develop content. I wrote code mainly in PHP and Bash, and helped maintain our fleet of servers on Amazon's EC2 Service.

BSA Camp Oljato, Lakeshore CA

Nature Director - Summer 2006

Camp Counselor - Summer 2002, 2003 and 2004

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