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Steven Gribble – Distinguished Software Engineer and TLM at Google
Steven Gribble is a computer scientist and full professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. In 2006 he co-founded SkyTap which offers cloud-based software development platforms while in 1996 co-founded ProxiNet Inc which built web browsers for wireless Palm Pilot PDAs.
Early Life and Education
When teenagers commit terrible crimes, it can be easy to blame an unhappy childhood, violent media content or mental illness as the main culprits. According to state prosecutor Gary Wenger however, these explanations are just excuses – instead the real issue lies within a lack of guidance from authority figures.
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire’s Delta Episode features Steven in a battle against Zinnia as she attempts to stop Grand Meteor Delta from destroying their world of Pokemon. He confides in Wallace his desire to step away from being Champion one day, so as to travel more widely; Wallace playfully accepts.
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Steven Gribble is a Distinguished Software Engineer and TLM at Google where he creates host-side networking software and SDN systems that make its planetary scale networks highly performant, available, debuggable, and safe for operations. Gribble’s current research interests lie within systems security – such as fighting spyware.
He has co-founded two companies. In 2006, he established SkyTap which provides cloud-based software development platforms; ProxiNet Inc built web browsers specifically designed for wireless Palm Pilot PDAs using cloud infrastructure to optimize and render web content; both businesses were eventually purchased by Pumatech Inc in 1999.
At his core is an endurance athlete who competes in Ironman triathlons and other Olympic distance races, and an avid cyclist. However, what brings him greatest pride are his family, specifically his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Achievement and Honors
Steve may have flunked second grade, but despite that he has accomplished much throughout his life. From butchering meat in his father’s grocery store to running his own charter fishing business and pouring beer at Cozy Cove Resort – every job has been an enjoyable one for Steve!
Professor Brewer also holds a faculty appointment at the University of Washington’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering, joining in November 2000 after receiving his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley under Professor Eric Brewer. His research interests focus on Internet infrastructure and services; wide-scale distributed systems; virtual machine monitor architectures; as well as security issues like fighting malware.
He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed research publications and successfully completed seven Ph.D degrees. He was also one of the founding members of ProxiNet corporation, which offers cloud-based software development, testing, and deployment platforms.
Steven Gribble lives with his wife Jessica and daughter Charlee Rae in Chatsworth, California. Steven is an endurance athlete, participating in Olympic distance and half iron distance triathlons as well as camping and hiking trips with his family.
At Google Inc. he currently works as a Distinguished Engineer building software-defined networking systems that make its planetary scale networks available, debuggable and safe to operate. Prior to Google he co-founded ProxiNet Inc. which created web browsers for wireless Palm Pilot PDAs while offloading content rendering to scalable cloud infrastructure.
Gribble was an avid member of the LDS Church and had recently begun missionary preparation classes. If he is found guilty of murder, his membership will be terminated and it would no longer be possible for him to rejoin it in future.
He works at Google as a distinguished engineer, where he develops host-side networking and hardware offloads as well as software-defined networking systems to make its planetary scale networks available, debuggable and safe to operate. He was also one of the co-founders of SkyTap – which provides cloud-based software development, test, deployment platforms – and ProxiNet, Inc – a company which created web browsers for wireless Palm Pilot PDAs that offloaded content rendering and optimization processes onto scalable cloud infrastructures.
Gribble is married to Nancy Hicks-Gribble and considers Joseph and Kate his biological children. Additionally, he enjoys chain smoking and firearms ownership as hobbies; furthermore, his tendency for conspiracy theorizing can often come out during conversations.