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Alan Noble
Alan Noble is an IT entrepreneur and executive with 25 years of international technology leadership and management experience, in Australia, the United States and Japan.  

Since Feb 2007 he has lead Google's research and development operations in Australia, one of Google's fastest growing engineering centres and the home of Google Maps and Google Wave.  He joined Google from NetPriva, a networking software company he founded in 2005 which was acquired by Expand Networks.  From 1982 to 1986 he lived in Japan where he worked for Daiichi Kaden and NEC.  From 1986 until 2002 he lived in California,  where he worked for Schlumberger, the world's largest oilfield services company, for 8 years.  In 1996 he founded NetMind, which developed the Internet's first change detection service.  NetMind was acquired in 2000 by Intellisync (now part of Nokia) where he remained as VP of Engineering until returning to Australia in 2002.  

Alan is also a national director of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), a cofounder of SA Angels and an advisor on five Australian University advisory boards (NSW, Queensland, Adelaide, ANU and CMU).He is a graduate of Adelaide University and Stanford University and an adjunct professor at Adelaide University.  He has been granted seven patents and has several others pending. 

Arne Roomann-Kurrik

Arne is a Developer Programs Engineer at Google, working with the Chrome team. Just like the rest of you, he puts his pants on one leg at a time; except that once his pants are on, he makes excellent samples, developer tools, and documentation.

Ken Liu

Ken is a Developer Advocate at Google focused on Android and the AdWords API. Before joining Google, he worked at Microsoft as software engineer and consultant. He enjoys learning new technology and sharing development experiences, especially on web and mobile topics.

Shawn Shen

Shawn Shen is a developer advocate working on Geo APIs at Google, where he also worked on the OpenSocial project.  Prior to Google he worked at Yahoo, Ariba, Webex, and eBay. He received a Ph.D. in physics with a focus on Superstring research.

Timothy Jordan

Timothy is a Developer Advocate at Google working on the social web. He has taught broadcasting, theater, programming, and various forms of new media at the University of California at Santa Cruz, the Academy of Art University, and the Digital Media Academy. He has a B.S. in Computer Engineering, a Theater Arts graduate degree, and an MFA in Digital Arts and New Media from UC Santa Cruz. In his spare time he runs half marathons and announces for the Santa Cruz Derby Girls, the Silicon Valley Roller Girls, and any other Roller Derby team that asks. As an engineer he enjoys solving problems for the benefit of fellow humans. As an artist he enjoys the search for truth and beauty.

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Tony Chan

Tony Chan joined Google in 2007 as a developer program engineer. Since then, he's helped developers with various Google products/APIs like Google Checkout, Apps and Android. Currently, Tony is a Developer Advocate for Android. Prior to joining Google, Tony was a senior application developer at the University of Michigan and a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCooper. He received his M.B.A and M.S.E. degrees from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.