Growing up, Isaac Noble always knew he wanted to invent. He loved the idea of designing something and then watching it come to life. As a software architect, he is able to incorporate his love of designing into the technology aspect of his work everyday.
Though he never planned on working as a programmer, he found that between his scientific computing degree and a father who had been a programmer for 20 years, he naturally gravitated into the industry.
He’s come a long way from his early tech days, as he has now been working in the tech industry for 11 years. Isaac’s natural curiosity about the world led to an obsession with unravelling the human brain, leading him to explore machine intelligence as well as human intelligence. He is now on the organizing board for the Neural Symbolic Reasoning conference, giving him the exposure of what’s to come in the next 20 years. He notes that he’s “excited and apprehensive for the technology of the future”.
At Playground, he consults with the portfolio companies on machine intelligence and software architecture. Isaac adds, “Working here requires a lot of creativity and the general pace is quite fast. I’ve learned a lot about all the different start-up companies and I’m constantly ingesting new knowledge. The start-ups go deep into a variety of different fields, and you have to be able to go deep with them. It’s challenging, but it’s also a lot of fun.”
In his free time, Isaac enjoys soccer, partaking in extreme endurance racing, and playing poker.
Senior Software Engineer, Google
Alma Mater: UC Berkeley (BS in Computational Engineering Science)
Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA
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