R.I.P. Rob :(
With Gravitational Cheers,
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:
>> 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
>> * EuroPython 2015: DumbDev – eight rules for dumb development
>> * EuroPython 2015: Lightning Talk announcing the Python Massage
>> * EuroPython 2013: TDM Test Driven Madness
>> * EuroPython 2012: An introduction to his neck and and shoulder
>> * EuroPython 2011: Pricing products using Python graphs and sets
>> 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
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