21 Feb '14, 8am

Jim Weirich -- Farewell, Friend.

Jim Weirich -- Farewell, Friend.

It’s been an odd day. The sort of day where you really don’t know what to say. The only thing you can manage to get out is, “Sigh. I’m going to miss him.” Jim Weirich was building interesting stuff with Ruby several years before I was introduced to it. Tools that most of us have taken for granted. Tools that were just there. Before Jim came along… they didn’t exist. Back in the early Ruby on Rails explosion era (circa 2004-2006), it was much easier to get to know the great Rubyists. I remember finally getting a chance to meet Jim (and _why) at FOSCON here in Portland, which still goes down as one of the best “conferences” I have ever attended. (I think we all knew something special was happening.) Jim spoke at a ton of conferences. At any conference that I seemed to get invited to speak at… Jim seemed to always be on the speaker list too. We’d end up meeting up on the conf...

Full article: http://www.robbyonrails.com/articles/2014/02/20/jim-weirich

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