Allen Noren

Allen Noren

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Petaluma, California

Allen Noren is VP of Online & Digital Initiatives at O'Reilly Media. He's been with O'Reilly since 1992 when one of his first jobs was to maintain the O'Reilly Gopher site. He was a founding member of the GNN team that built one of the first commercial web portals, and was part of the group that created Safari Books Online and SafariU. He started O'Reilly's ebook and online events programs. He manages O'Reilly's online efforts, from the machines and platforms to ecommerce and community.

Allen also occasionally edits trade books for O'Reilly, including Hackers & Painters, We the Media, Revolution in the Valley, and Devices of the Soul.

Allen is the author of Storm: A Motorcycle Journey of Love, Endurance, and Transformation.

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Announcing O'Reilly Answers

November 04 2009

We're launching the beta of O'Reilly Answers, and I'm inviting you to be part of it. In brief, O'Reilly Answers is a community site for sharing knowledge, asking questions, and providing answers that brings together our customers, authors, editors, conference speakers, and Foo (Friends of O'Reilly). O'Reilly is at the… read more

No Need for Weed. Or, Misadventures in Google Book Search

March 03 2009

We all know that Google is known for their ground breaking software, their keen ability to mine the collective intelligence of users and deep data sets to deliver just the right bit of information one needs at a point in... read more

Setting Up Your Android Development Environment

February 03 2009

Last week I excerpted a section from Jonathan Zdziarski's iPhone SDK Application Development, and today I want to give equal time to an excerpt from the Rough Cut (still in development) version of Android Application Development, by Rick Rogers and John Lombardo. read more

Installing the iPhone SDK

January 29 2009

Anyone interested in iPhone development will want to get their hands on Jonathan Zdziarski's iPhone SDK Application Development: Building Applications for the AppStore. I have a fresh copy here on my desk, and it's filled with tips and code from this noted expert. The following except is a good overview… read more

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