Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Carl Backstrom

I received the terrible news this morning of Carl Backstrom's passing.
I met Carl for the first time at Oracle Open World this year.

When someone is introduced to you, you make yourself a first impression of the person. My first impression was that this is a great guy.
After talking to him a few times later on in the week, I knew my first impression was right on.

I had a chance to talk to him a bit more one night when we went out for a beer during the Apex meet up. We had a great time and that will be my memory of him.
He was a very bright man and will be missed.
Condolences to all his family and friends.

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