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Patrick Audley
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Lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada
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One of our team at LXV, Maura, has written a great article on empowering women in tech that's worth a read.  I'm in a very happy position to be in a tech company that is soon to be a 50/50 gender dev shop - something of a nirvana in the development world.  I've had the luck to be a several gender balanced teams in my career and have always found them to be more productive, higher velocity and with a better track record of finding and solving problems than imbalanced teams (either way!).
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Misty Vancouver morning. I love the fog, it makes walking to work a little magical.
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Google bought the guys that make some of the most advanced robots in the world.  Boston Dynamcis is the maker of Big Dog, Cheetah, Wildcat, Petman and Atlas - arguably some of the freakiest robots today.   This combined with the recent Ray Kurzweil related AI projects and self driving cars reveal a much longer term and deep strategy based on evolving computers significantly beyond what we are familiar with.

I am truly excited about some of these developments in a way that I've not been since the original Internet explosion.  Fascinating times!

See also:  http://www.youtube.com/user/BostonDynamics
 
Google has acquired Boston Dynamics, the MIT spin-off research company behind some of the world's most advanced robots and androids, for an undisclosed amount.
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I have been watching this for the past few years. Add in nano tech to the Google group and they'll be smoking.
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Hi All,
    I've assigned a custom URL to a page, is there a way to transfer it to a profile or another page?    (I was so excited when I saw the prompt that I didn't notice which page I was logged in as... sigh).
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Thanks, I've given that a go.   Does anyone know if deleting the page a url has been assigned to frees up the URL?   (not my preferred option obviously...)
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Back from a wonderful Mediterranean cruise.  Still decompressing from the flight but relaxed, spa'ed and cruised fully.
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Walking to work this morning I saw this beautiful scene with the Sun Tower framed by the rising sun and the lighting booms of Vancouvers perpetual filming activities.   Almost all the buildings in this shot are heritage exteriors with high-tech, fashion and art sprinkled into their old husks; this juxtaposition of cherished old and raw new endeavours is what I love most about Vancouver.  That and the green everywhere (except when it's grey).
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Well done. “Beauty will save the world” ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It's great to 'chance' upon these things and we thank you for sharing and placing this beauty among us. I truly hope there can be agreement to decidedly place beauty among us rather than seeing it as a waste of time , funds and resources.
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One of the great reasons to work in Gastown (Vancouver, BC) is the prevalence of excellent coffee; a favourite of mine is Revolver a few blocks away from my office.   This photo captured the care and hand brewing along with the jittery anticipation of people waiting patiently in line for their morning dose of caffeine.
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Will definitely have to come by with Co workers for our evening drinks, I'm close to gas town 
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Morning walk from my new condo to work along the Seawall.  It was a beautiful morning to be strolling along the water with +Erin Audley.  Look,  Frolicking ducks!
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Amazing to see the beauty of nature in such stunning colors! 
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By far the most entertaining bathroom fixture I've ever seen.  'Tis a vomit sink in a Polish restaurant that I went to last night.    Not sure how often it gets used - the restaurant felt more like a family style restaurant back home and was not really rowdy. 
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Yikes!
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Vancouver is full of little profound works of art.  Gastown, the area I work in, is littered with them (in a good civic way).   Here is a gem on the side of a building a block from Gassy Jack.     #urbanpoetry   #urbanphotography  
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Occupation
Managing Director
Skills
Startups, technology herding, distributed and cloud computing, devops and people-ops.
Employment
  • LX Ventures
    Managing Director, 2013 - present
    LX Ventures launches, integrates and acquires early stage high growth companies in the Financial, Health and Advertising technology sectors. As LX's Managing Director and Master of Technology, I'm responsible for the overarching technical landscape and making sure that we get the make the best use of our stellar resources and minds. LX Ventures is a publicly traded incubator that launches, integrates, and acquires early stage high growth technology companies. LXV is a group of entrepreneurs dedicated to developing the next generation of entrepreneurs by providing funding, resources, mentorship, and access to our global network. LXV is in the business of building businesses. For further information about LX Ventures, its technology, collaborations and partnerships, please visit: www.lxventures.com
  • Mobio Technologies Inc.
    VP Engineering, Chief Architect, 2011 - 2013
    Cloud deployments, devops automation and the challenges of a lean startup development shop fill most of my days. If I'm daydreaming at Mobio, it's probably about game theory, stats or new ways to use the cloud.
  • Dominion Enterprises
    Integration Architect, 2011 - 2011
    In this broad position my time was split between moving groups within Dominion into more scalable technologies, making sure the right mix was chosen, and getting my hands dirty implementing and testing. I did all the cloud bits for DMM as well as security and DRP during my brief stay there.
  • Cambrian House
    VP Technology, 2008 - 2010
    I led a turn around team at CH, taking their existing platform and recasting it into a commercialized crowdsourcing platform. I ran the Agile development efforts with my other team members and built some very cool technology. We had a great group of people and fascinating technology that was a pleasure to take to market.
  • Galaxytelecom
    Hacker, 2008 - 2008
    Dipped my toes in VOIP and spent time reforming code bases.
  • Cogneto
    CTO, Founder, 2006 - 2007
    I was a founder and one of the key fundraisers for Cogneto. We tried to bring cognitive biometrics to market in a very challenging security spending climate. I led the effort to bring deeply user-centric design and high security programming together to improve security and make it enjoyable. I loved Cogneto because I touched almost all the facets of building a first-rate startup.
  • Adzilla New Media
    Sr. Software Architect, 2004 - 2006
    I ran the development shop at Adzilla as part of a turn around effort. I personally built a gigabit speed traffic analyzer and modification pipeline (think deep packet inspection, but better). We did some amazing things with our technology but sadly, the advertising space is a very hard place to play ethically and we lost the battle in the end.
  • University of Dundee, Scotland
    High Performance Computing Manager, 2002 - 2004
    Big networks, massive infrastructure and fascinating projects! I designed and built large-scale SAN infrastructure, high performance computing clusters, very fast secure networks and the software to manage them all. I was also involved in helping researchers move wet research to cluster computing. And it was in Scotland so there was lots of good beer and Scotch.
  • GT Group Telecom
    Sr. Ecommerce Architect / Mgr. of PKI Development, 1997 - 2001
    I spent a lot of time at GT building and managing the PKI infrastructure - from designing the shielded physical vaults we used to running the CA and writing software to use it. I was also involved in our national security efforts and did internal pen tests and social security audits. I wrote packet billing software that was used for over ten years to collect and generate billing data for IP flows.
  • Blackcat Systems
    Owner, 1994 - 2013
    My private consulting service. Hacking, security and performance optimization, and technology alignment.
  • Axion Internet
    System Administrator / MIS, 1996 - 1997
    I loved running one of the last major dial-up ISPs in Vancouver. It was a logical continuation of my old days running BBSes, only with MORE modems and a much bigger pipe. I was responsible for the technology and the support teams which meant that I was personally involved in feeling the effects (good or bad) from each little change. At one point I had our Usenet server in the top 10 worldwide.
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paudley
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Freelance Technologist and Sometime Adventurer
Introduction

A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in engineering. -- Freeman Dyson

Everything I do these days seems to straddle the boundary between the new and the old. I'm currently living and working in beautiful downtown Vancouver. My real work experience is just like the below... only better with more cool technologies, a variety of nutty co-workers, lessons in code, love and life... and crammed with cowboys and sizzling gypsies. And a small Operetta too but I don't talk about that unless there is a lot of beer involved, sorry.

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Just married :)
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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Edmonton, AB, Canada - Calgary, AB, Canada - Dundee, Scotland, GB
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paudley@blackcat.ca
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#902 1325 Rolston St. Vancouver, BC, V6B 0M2 Canada
Amazing gem hidden away in one of Yaletown's old brick buildings. The food is gourmet variations of comfort food and well executed classics. I highly recommend the brunch (don't miss the crazily good hash browns!). They have an excellent charcuterie offering in the evenings as well (make sure you try the bone marrow cheese toast).
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reviewed 2 weeks ago
Incredible selection including a number of nitro taps. Great atmosphere, stellar beer selection and a solid burger. Strongly recommend the Inferno burger and the Parallel 49 N2.
Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
By far the most professional of the alarm companies we recently had quote on a residential alarm system and monitoring. We ended up with a great system and we love not having a contract for the monitoring (it seems silly to sign a three year contract for something like monitoring). Any issues we've had have been dealt with promptly and their support staff is very pleasant. As a bonus, it's a local business.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Friendly, on-time and quick. Had a move out clean with them recently and it was hassle-free and inexpensive. I would definitely recommend them again.
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Great place for a weekend brunch!
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Great service, awesome boxes and cheaper than cardboard. This was the first move that I didn't end up with boxes that fell through or squashed their contents. Aside from the great delivery and pick service, it's the little things that made the move easier like easily being able to stack boxes and the molded handles that made carrying them very easy. Having Frogboxes easily shaved a quarter of the cost off our movers bill because they were so quick to move around.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Fast, efficient movers. They recently did a condo move for us and we could not have asked for better movers. No damaged goods and pleasant to deal with. Honestly one of the most hassle free moves we've ever had.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago