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Alan Noble
Works at Google
Attended Stanford University
Lives in Adelaide, Australia
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Head engineer, Google Australia and New Zealand
Employment
  • Google
    Engineering Director, 2007 - present
  • NetPriva
    CEO, 2005 - 2007
  • Foursticks
    CTO, 2002 - 2005
  • Intellisync
    VP of Engineering, 2000 - 2002
  • NetMind
    VP of Engineering, 1996 - 2000
  • Schlumberger
    Software Engineer, 1988 - 1996
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Adelaide, Australia
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Eindhoven, Netherlands - Tokyo, Japan - Santa Cruz, USA - Sydney, Australia
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Head engineer for Google Australia & New Zealand
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I've been Engineering Director for Google Australia and New Zealand since 2007. I joined Google from NetPriva, a networking software company I founded in 2005 which was acquired by Expand Networks and in turn acquired by Riverbed. From 1986 until 2002 I lived in California. I worked for Schlumberger for 8 years, then in 1996 I founded NetMind, which developed the Internet's first change detection service.  NetMind was acquired in 2000 by Intellisync (now part of Nokia) where I was VP of Engineering until returning to Australia in 2002.

I'm also a co-founder of SA Angels and a co-founder and director of StartupAUS. I also serve on the advisory boards of several Australian universities (Adelaide, NSW, Melbourne and Carnegie Melon), the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) Industry Advisory Committee and the advisory committee of the Chief Scientist of AustraliaI attended Adelaide University and Stanford University.

In my free time I enjoy spending as much time on the water as possible (windsurfing, kitesurfing, kayaking and sailing) as well as snowboarding. I've also developed the following web apps for fun:
  • Cluey Voter, an app for voting "below the line" in Australian elections.
  • KML Tools, an app for visualizing data on Google Earth and Google Maps.
  • Chart plotter, for plotting charts on Google Maps.

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Education
  • Stanford University
    Computer Science, 1986 - 1988
  • University of Adelaide
    Electrical Engineering, 1978 - 1982
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CS + police work = myEvidence.
Moving crime fighting to the cloud.
#StartupAUS  
TWO Adelaide police officers are behind a new application they say can reduce the time taken to conduct an investigation by 65 per cent and save SAPOL about $21 million per year.
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Latest update from the Board of #StartupAUS.  Lots has been happening.
+Bill Bartee, +Peter Bradd, +Stephen Baxter, +Jana Matthews 
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Thanks for sharing! I have a question that may be unrelated... Having just recently discovered that Australia has an Innovation Festival - and that it starts this Saturday (which is IP Day, who knew?), does StartupAUS have any tie-ins to this apparent festival? 
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More coverage of the #StartupAUS  Crossroads report.
“Software is becoming pervasive in everything we are,” says Alan Noble, head engineer for Google Australia, with investment in technology the key to the country’s future economic prosperity.
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Met a new neighbor who was very friendly.
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I WISH I WAS THERE!!! I wanna pat its golden locks.
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For something completely different,  the +RiAus "Science of Doctor Who" looks like it could be fun. 
#sodoctorwholive 
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This looks like fun. Thanks for posting it.
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CS + police work = myEvidence.
Moving crime fighting to the cloud.
#StartupAUS  
TWO Adelaide police officers are behind a new application they say can reduce the time taken to conduct an investigation by 65 per cent and save SAPOL about $21 million per year.
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Nice work Alan! Greats points you raised.
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The US has started building its biggest tall ship in 100 years, the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry. It's going to be a wonderful vessel.
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Visited the Adelaide Hills Sculptors 2014 Symposium at the beautiful The Cedars, near Hahndorf. It was fantastic to see the amazing creations formed from massive blocks of granite and marble. #Want

http://www.adelaidehillssculpture.com.au/
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The final installment of my Port Lincoln sailing trip.
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Superb wines. Everything on offer is good, but I particularly liked their Semillon Sauv Blanc and their Section 67 Cab Sauv. Also, if you love desert wines, don't pass on their Moscato. We were fortunate to meet the winemaker, Anita, who was wonderful.
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We really enjoyed Paco Meralgo. Great food, great service and great ambiance.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Not fancy, but decent pub food and reasonable prices. A particularly great place to lunch when the tall ships are visiting Port Adelaide, as they are berthed directly opposite.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Star of Greece has a stunning location overlooking Port Willunga Beach. The food is beautifully presented and tasty, and the wine list is quite good. Unfortunately, the service is a bit lack lustre. We waited over an hour for our main course to appear. More attentive wait staff would have offered us a snack in the meantime. Also, if you dine outside on a warm, still day - as we did to enjoy the view - be prepared to sweat, as the shade was inadequate. Nevertheless, worth a visit.
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I've ordered engine parts online both from Torresen Marine and from the renamed TOAD Marine Supply (hmm, why the name change?). In my experience, shipping always takes longer than they advertise. My second experience was particularly mediocre. They will claim "factors beyond their control" and blame Volvo Penta but if they are serious about selling online it's just not good enough. Further, simple things, like getting UPS tracking number, require follow-up emails. Interactions with their customer support staff are not particularly pleasant either.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
The Hok Mok Talay - mixed South Australian seafood - was superb. The building is, err, rustic, but the food more than compensates.
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