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

I live in Long Beach, California with my wife, son 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 an avid home cook, photographer and occasional cyclist.

In order to fund these habits, I lead a team working 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.