Bil Lewis is co-author of the Threads Primer (the first book on threaded programming), Multithreaded Programming with PThreads, and Multithreaded Programming with Java. He also wrote the GNU Emacs Lisp Manual. He created and maintains much of the information on the the threads newsgroup (comp.programming.threads), and is a regular speaker on the topic in many forums.
He studied at Ripon College, IU, and Penn, is an accomplished teacher (Peace Corps, Kenya; Stanford Instructor; Industry Trainer) of enormous enthusiam and wit (well, my mom likes my jokes!), and is particularly adept at making otherwise complex topics seem clear.
Bil, who lives in Somerville, Massachusetts with his two White Rats (Angel and Vanity) was most recently a computer scientist at Sun Microsystems, where he worked with multithreading as it pertains to application development, both inside of Sun and with external ISVs. Previously he was an engineer in the Sun tools group, a field engineer with Sun Sweden, and worked in AI at SRI. He is now teaching at Tufts University and doing research on Voting at the Media Lab at MIT.
Among other avocations, Bil is an accomplished hang glider pilot, an avid nordic folk dancer, and all around cool dude.
Somerville does ArtBeat, Bil does the Dunk Tank. ArtBeat
Schoolmates mean to you? Perhaps a witch could help. A Witch in Tallinn
So, what's it like to go zooming around the world, teaching people who are smarter than you are? Read on! Adventures of A Traveling Threads Teacher
There's always my adventures in Dancing through Sweden , Svensk hoest, Finland 97
A rather depressing story when my high school in Kenya had a Riot!, Busted!
A story about 3rd grade in the future 2054
A most lamentable fairy tale Simple Hans
Historia om en skatt som var gloemd Skatten som inte fanns
A couple poems and stories for the kids in my life girls Six Little Girls, Mud Puddle, The Bored Princess, The Pirate Princess
My Norweigen group would always camp out during the Turlock festival Turlock 96, Turlock 98, Turlock 99, Turlock 2000,
A few flights in my hang glider Cross Country, Everybody flys but me, Standing on Launch
I loved my first computer PDP 8/L
I love to run Running in the desert
Me in Bunad Me in Suit
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