Michael Shick

About Me

My name is Mike; I’m a programmer.

By day I mostly write C++ for Google’s privacy infrastructure engineering team. Otherwise I’m either hanging out with my wife Arielle, learning on YouTube, or tinkering with my personal projects.

The gory detail of my professional history can be found in my resume or on my LinkedIn profile.


Free Software Projects

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I’m a big fan of free and open source software. I like to release almost all of my personal work under the GPL.

Recently I’ve been moving my active projects to management by Fossil SCM. I love the baked-in wiki and ticket system: it fits very well into my organizational style.


Project Contributions

In addition to my own, I also enjoy working with others on their projects:

MTG Familiar: My largest contribution is the design of the life counter. I worked quite a bit on project initially; in fact my friendship with the developer started with our working together on the first release.

Diode for Reddit: I forked Diode from Reddit is Fun when the developer closed the source in 2012. My goal has been is to change very little but keep a libre version available. As such my role is primarily that of manager, reviewing and merging changes from a variety of independent developers.


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