That is very sad news. I'll never forget the ripple that would go through an audience when they realised he was going to do a code presentation with a variable width font. A true iconoclast.AndyOn Sun, 24 Jan 2021, 08:44 Wilson MacGyver, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: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 funnyI 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 friendOn Sat, Jan 23, 2021 at 3:30 PM Guillaume Laforge <email@example.com> wrote: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.My best thoughts and my condolences to his wife Geri and his family.Russel, you will be deeply missed.--Omnem crede diem tibi diluxisse supremum.