R.I.P. Rob :(

-- 
With Gravitational Cheers,

Christian Barra
EuroPython Society board member

> On 16 Nov 2016, at 15:44, Nicholas H.Tollervey <nt...@ntoll.org> wrote:
> 
> This is sad news. :-(
> 
> I remember him giving me a massage at my first ever PyCon UK. I remember
> him explaining to a group of us how to give a massage just before we
> were unleashed on an unsuspecting EuroPython conference meal (somewhere
> in Florence). I also remember him telling me that his "Python Massage
> Foundation" efforts were, for several years, one of the largest single
> donations to the PSF.
> 
> He supported our education efforts and brought his own kids to PyCon
> UK's kids' day.
> 
> Rest in peace.
> 
> On 16/11/16 10:21, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>> We would like to share with you the sad news, that Rob Collins has
>> passed away earlier this month, on November 2nd, after a short but
>> intense illness.
>> 
>> Many of you may know Rob from the sponsored massage sessions he
>> regularly ran at EuroPython in recent years and which he continued to
>> develop, taking them from a single man setup (single threaded process)
>> to a group of people setup by giving workshops (multiprocessing) and
>> later on by passing on his skills to more leaders (removing the GIL)
>> to spread wellness and kindness throughout our conference series:
>> 
>> https://ep2015.europython.eu/conference/talks/sponsored-massage-training-in-aid-of-the-python-software-foundation
>> 
>> His massages regularly raised more than a thousand dollars which were
>> donated to the Python Software Foundation (PSF) to do even more good.
>> 
>> Rob also gave a lot of thoughtful talks at the EuroPython conferences,
>> always very cheerful, full of humor and many good insights. Here’s a
>> selection:
>> 
>> * EuroPython 2015: DumbDev – eight rules for dumb development
>>   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEOI8y0qHMk
>> 
>> * EuroPython 2015: Lightning Talk announcing the Python Massage
>>   Foundation
>>   https://youtu.be/WmvTfUYJ2Bw?t=1539
>> 
>> * EuroPython 2013: TDM Test Driven Madness
>>   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj4nwh_VrPM
>> 
>> * EuroPython 2012: An introduction to his neck and and shoulder
>>   massages
>>   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itn8W9zI0Wk
>> 
>> * EuroPython 2011: Pricing products using Python graphs and sets
>>   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN9nIBxDXU8
>> 
>> Rob was a true Pythonista from the heart. He will always be remembered
>> for his humor, great spirit and kindness.
>> 
>> You were such a cheerful person. We will miss you, Rob.
>> 
>> Thank you for all the inspiration,
>> -–
>> Your friends from the EuroPython community
>> http://www.europython-society.org/
>> 
>> Full blog post:
>> http://www.europython-society.org/post/153253946400/farewell-to-rob-collins
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