Like many things in my (programming) life I have come across Douglas and JSON after "doing things the hard way".
I may not have worked at Lucasfilms but I did have hardware in geosychronous orbit! We both graduated aroud the same time (1975/76) and both started a masters degree. My bachelors was a B.Sc in Electronics his a B.A. in Television, my M.Sc in Computer Science, his Education Technology. I worked in satellite television distribution and then morphed into computer stuff.
There is so much to learn