Hi, I’m Matt Blair, and this is my little corner of the Internet.

I live in Long Beach, California with my wife, Morgan Brunelle and a lot of animals. I was born in 1987 in Brooklyn, New York, grew up on Long Island, and moved to California in 2011.

I’m a very avid home cook, carpenter, gardener, skier and cyclist.

In order to fund all these habits, I work on security infrastructure at Google. Previously, I was an early engineer at Figma. Prior to that, I spent five years at Flipboard, eventually leading the site reliability engineering team. Before that, I attended Cornell University and Stony Brook University’s Southampton campus, where I met my wife.

This site’s source is on GitHub, if that’s your jam.


A couple of my recorded technical talks from ages ago are online; one was at HBaseCon, and the other was at a RethinkDB meetup. I was also on a panel on mentorship for underrepresented folks in the technology industry.

Feel free to email me.