New job; moving to Cambridge!

Posted on October 12, 2020 by Noon van der Silk

So, I’m very excited to share that we’re moving overseas! We’re headed to Cambridge in the UK at the end of this month.

I’m very lucky to be starting work with a very cool quantum computing company: Riverlane.

Leaving Melbourne

It’s going to be interesting leaving Melbourne. I’ve lived here all my life basically, and I’ve found a really nice group of friends. I’m going to miss everyone.

I owe a big thanks to everyone that’s helped me in my career and life over the years here. I won’t list all of you, but thanks :) I wouldn’t be where I am if I hadn’t had your help and support. ❤️ 💖

In particular the meetup community has been a great place for me and somewhere I was able to forge some really strong friendships. Specifically, I’ve had a great time at the Melbourne Maths and Science Meetup, the Haskell Meetup, back in the day I loved MXUG, and of course I have to thank my friend David Kemp for being the only consistent attendee of the Quantum Lunch, started way back in the day! I’ll also miss hanging out with the cool people who’ve come to events I’ve helped organise, such as compose conference and post-prediction conference. I love Melbourne for the really nice connection you get between different communities, and it’s been some of my favourite times meeting people from outside my standard little bubble.

I also have to thank my friend Charles Hill from Melbourne University, who taught me so much about quantum computing, is an amazing researcher and very kind and generous person.

Thanks also to the other people in the tech community here that have supported me and helped me first move into new jobs and learn interesting and fun things. I’ve been very lucky.

Of course, thanks again to all the people that helped out with Braneshop whom I’ve already mentioned over there.


We’re totally new to Cambridge, so if you’ve got suggestions/connections I’d love to hear about it! Definitely keen to meet some people and get into the community over there.

Reach out if you like!

I’ve benefited a lot from emailing random people and just asking questions, so please feel free to reach out to me if you think I can help with anything!