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From Wilson MacGyver <>
Subject Re: Russel Winder passed away
Date Sun, 24 Jan 2021 08:44:03 GMT
It's a sad day indeed. I still remember the first time we met at the first
ggx in London , after a long discussion. He stared at me with his wild eyes
and said “WHY are you using groovy?” Friendships were formed right away. I
go to his talk when possible. They are always funny

I would always ask questions Russel leads the audience to ask, he's great
at doing leading questions in his talks. And of course always tease him as
he gets ready for talk forever messing with Linux display settings on his
laptop. He was very much a believer of “year of Linux desktop” you will be
missed my friend

On Sat, Jan 23, 2021 at 3:30 PM Guillaume Laforge <>

> Hi all,
> Today I heard the very sad news that our good friend Russel Winder passed
> away.
> The Groovy community will remember Russel for his great contributions to
> the Groovy project, the GPars parallel framework, his presentations at
> conferences about Groovy, but also his involvement in the Java ecosystem,
> the Python community, and more.
> I'm very sad today to lose a good and dear friend.
> I fondly remember our conversations at conferences like Groovy & Grails
> eXchange, at GR8Conf, or Greach. He had a wonderful sense of humour, and
> was a friendly and lovely person, with deep insight and knowledge.
> [image: graeme-guillaume-russel.jpg]
> My best thoughts and my condolences to his wife Geri and his family.
> Russel, you will be deeply missed.
> Guillaume
> --
> Guillaume Laforge
> Apache Groovy committer
> Developer Advocate @ Google Cloud Platform
> Blog:
> Twitter: @glaforge <>

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