It’s official!  I am the black sheep of the Lickly boys. Why you ask? I am charming, handsome, smart, funny and very humble……

Well, I didn’t go into Compilers.  It turns out my brother Ben (B.S. in Math and Computer Science @ Harvey Mudd & Ph.D. in EECS @ U.C. Berkeley) and my father Dan (Masters in Aeronautical Engineering @ M.I.T) have both been involved with writing compilers.

Ben is presently working on Java to Java Script compilers at Google. From what I could understand depending on the device, applications are written in one of the two, so for peak performance Google writes these compilers.  I hope to get a little more direct clarification on this. Now Dan, he was involved with compilers for HAL at Intermetrics more on this guy HAL in a future post.

Just to throw some salt on the wound and make me feel more like a goat (sheep), there’s Shaomei Wu Lickly (M.S. Computer Science @ UC Santa Barbara & Ph.D in Information Science @ Cornell) who works for Facebook.  You have probably seen some of her work with the recent announcement of the new Facebook feature that helps the blind see photos. I didn’t ask if this involves compilers. :-{

Today we hit the road and I hope to start posting some more interesting stories and first hand accounts from “The Dome”.  In the meantime, please accept the rest of this Facebookie post. If you haven’ been to Google, it’s sort of like a cross between College, grad school and summer camp.  Ok, that’s in the common areas, the work areas are a bit more serious!  One thing for sure, not many grey hairs to be seen.  Note to self, avoid Google around the end of the day to avoid being run over by the massive white Google buses.

Whooping it up at Google

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The California Lickly’s

Teaching my niece a first class Raspberry

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Three Generations

And Finally

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The Conference Bike @ Google – Seats 6

Stay tuned for more…

3 thoughts on “Bah Bah Black Sheep

  1. I really great to learn all these factoids of the family…………I am starting to agree with the black sheep thing……….this stuff is soooooo good

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