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Alan Noble
Works at Google
Attended Stanford University
Lives in Adelaide, Australia
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  • Stanford University
    Computer Science, 1986 - 1988
  • University of Adelaide
    Electrical Engineering, 1978 - 1982
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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 cofounded 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 advisory committee of the Chief Scientist of Australia and the board of the South Australian MuseumI attended Adelaide University and Stanford University.

In my free time I enjoy spending as much time on the water as possible (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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Head engineer, Google Australia and New Zealand
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  • 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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Passing along this invitation form +Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin & +Rebekah Campbell:

Labor for Innovation is new group designed to help create awesome new policy to support startups.

We're launching at a get together next Wednesday eve where Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen and his parliamentary colleague Ed Husic will outline some of their ideas.  

It would be great if you could come along and join the conversation (invite attached).  Either RSVP at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/labor-for-innovation-chris-bowen-ed-husic-join-the-startup-community-tickets-16574132677  
Food & drinks are provided and it's a free event.

Details are:
Wednesday 22 April
6pm for 6.30pm start
@BlueChilli HQ, 125 York St (opposite QVB Building)

#StartupAUS  
You're invited: launch of the Labor for Innovation group. Connect and improve communities. Create jobs and a stronger economy. Build the future. What are the ideas and policies needed to achieve this?   NSW Labor is creating a new advocacy group to work across the party, reaching into the startup community and working with people passionate about seeing a more innovative, smarter Australia.   Labor for Innovation is an action group designed t...
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I wonder that those foils are built of. They sure are under a lot of stress.
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Shark cage dive operators in South Australia want to expand to new sites. Here is my submission as to why we need to be very careful.
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The Connected Continent report has been updated. The digitally-enabled economy contributed $79B to the Australian economy in 2013-2014, which is two years early than the 2011 forecast !
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Of course even if (strictly hypothetically) no taxes were paid on the $79B, it's still creating economic wealth by enabling business to operate more efficiently, etc. AFAIK, there is no "Netflix Australia", just like there is no "Amazon Australia".
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Kangaroo Island lets you combine sailing with wine tasting. Bliss!
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Congrats FIRST Robotics Competition Team 3132 on winning the Engineering Inspiration award.
#omgrobots #syd2015
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Looking good, Alan.   Hope all is well
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Tips for diagnosing marine heads.
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Physical and mathematical sciences contribute 11% to the Australian economy according to this new report from the Chief Scientist of Australia.
#stemeducation  
On 25 March 2015, the report The Importance of Advanced Physical and Mathematical Sciences to the Australian Economy was released.
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KPMG has launched the “Energise” accelerator for the Energy and Natural Resource (ENR) sector.
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KPMG Australia's accelerator program, known as Energise, is forging a new path in the ENR sector. A three-month intensive program for start-ups, Energise is designed to promote innovation and collaboration across the sector by taking the best start-ups/early-stage tech companies and connecting ...
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Attn NSW voters: Cluey Voter is back for the NSW state election. Be a cluey voter and vote below the line in the NSW Legislative Council.
#nswvotes #nswpol
First, select your election. This takes you to the Order Groups page where you specify your support for various groups (parties and independents) according to the following simple scale: Support a lot; Support a little; Don't care; Against a little; Against a lot ...
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I'm glad you got it sorted Alan :-)
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Enjoyed breakfast here. Great ambience, good food, great coffee.
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Enjoyed the burger with the lot.
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We enjoyed everything we tasted, but the shaking beef warrants a special mention.
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We really enjoyed Paco Meralgo. Great food, great service and great ambiance.
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I used to frequent Duartes a lot when I lived in nearby La Honda in the late 80s and early 90s. I went back last week for the first time in decades and it hasn't changed one bit, which is a GOOD THING. The small-town rustic ambience is unchanged and the green chilli soup and the artichoke dishes are as tasty as ever. I hope it's the same 20 years from now!
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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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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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