About

I'm Nat Bennett, and this is my newsletter.

I use they/them pronouns. I live in Oakland with a large man and a small dog. I've worked as a software engineer, a software tester, and a writing instructor. I spent about five years doing eXtreme Programming the Pivotal way, on Cloud Foundry.

I write about a number of things, but mostly software and navigating the psychological hazards of the profession. I'm kind of obsessed with systems thinking. I write about what I'm learning as I try to start a business.

The e-mail version of the newsletter also has media recommendations, and links for jobs I'd like my friends and readers to have. These are primarily test-friendly software engineer gigs, but I keep an eye out for design, data engineering, and engineering management jobs as well.