Alan Eustace

Alan Eustace

Alan Eustace retired as Senior Vice President of Knowledge in April 2015 after 13 years with Google. He held various executive positions, including the SVP of Engineering from 2005 to 2011. In his last three years at Google, his 20% project was to work with the world class StratEX team to build and test a scuba-like system for the exploration of the Stratosphere. In the final test of this system, Alan and the StratEX team set three new world records for the highest exit altitude (135,899 feet), distance of fall with drogue (123,435 feet) and vertical speed with drogue (820 mph). This project was a 2014 finalist for the Collier Award, the most prestigious award in aviation. Alan was also recognized as the winner of the 2014 Laureus Award for Action Sports, the 2014 FAI/Breitling Milestone Trophy and the 2015 Northern California Crystal Eagle Award. Prior to Google, Alan spent 15 years at Digital/Compaq/HP’s Western Research Laboratory (WRL) where he worked on a variety of chip design, architecture and architectural evaluation tools. Alan was promoted to director of the Western Research Laboratory in 1999. WRL had active projects in pocket computing, chip multi-processors, power and energy management, Internet performance and frequency and voltage scaling.

Alan is actively involved in a number of community-related activities such as the Second Harvest Food Bank. He is a member of the Board of the Trustees for AnitaB.org and She++. He earned a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Central Florida.

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Roe v. Wade Has Been Overturned. You Have Every Right to Be Upset. Here’s how to take action

We at AnitaB.org, are disheartened and dismayed by the United States Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a landmark ruling that enabled the right of an abortion to people around the nation. AnitaB.org brings together allies and champions across every sector to advance intersectional gender equity in technology. The technologists we support are also people impacted by targeted oppressive and unjust laws including laws that restrict reproductive rights. Not only do we empower technologists through our year-long programming but, we also advocate for better systemic solutions for the workforce and for their humanity. 

In response to the Supreme Court ruling, we are joining to elevate the calls to action of our social justice colleagues and community partners. 

If you feel called to do something today or in the next coming days, here are some action steps:  

  • Support and donate to Repro Legal Defense Fund, which is a national organization that covers bail and funds strong defense for people who are investigated, arrested, or prosecuted for abortion. Because no one should be behind bars for ending their pregnancy or helping someone else do so.
  • Support and donate to Plan C, an educational resource for learning about how people in the US access abortion pills.
  • Support and donate to your local Planned Parenthood, independent abortion clinics, and abortion funds.
  • Go to the streets and join a protest near you. Most protests are happening today at 5 PM at the federal courthouses or state capitols.

AnitaB.org is also launching a political advocacy series, Power to the People, with our first event on July 20th. The first event of this series, Power to People: Abortion Rights and Digital Privacy, will elevate the voices of abortion advocates and the risks emerging with digital rights and privacy. This event will empower you to take additional action regarding abortion rights and data privacy. Stay tuned for more information about this upcoming event. 

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