[zeromq-dev] Goodbye my friend

Brian Knox bknox at digitalocean.com
Wed Oct 5 02:21:20 CEST 2016

I was just reading over the first PR I ever made to CZMQ and thinking about
the first time I met Pieter, in London in 2013. We had a wonderful evening
bar hopping and having  adventures, and a night long rambling conversation
about anything and everything except ZeroMQ.

I'm so glad to have known him, grateful for the impact he had on my life,
and grateful to be a member of this community with all of you.


On Tue, Oct 4, 2016 at 3:57 PM Kevin Sapper <kevinsapper88 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I had been searching for a messaging library in 2013 for a "peer to peer
> file sync" student project. When I finally discovered the ZeroMQ guide I
> was stunned and excited. My first encounter with Pieter was on this mailing
> list, where he suggested to use zyre for the student project. After using
> it for a couple of days I suggested a few improvements. That's when I got
> challenged the first time to implement the improvements myself. I created a
> pull request and he merged it within seconds and fixed some minor bugs
> within minutes. Thereby he hooked me onto the C4 development process.
> @Wes zproject actually was when Pieter challenged us for about a month to
> create an own space for the code generation in czmq until I created the
> first prototype :)
> From thereon he taught me so much that it changed my mind on software
> development entirely.
> In June I finally met him on his wake together with a couple of you guys,
> which was a blast and I'm confident that through his lessons we will
> continue to be a great community.
> I'm sad that he's gone now - rest in peace
> //Kevin
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