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From Pierre Villard <>
Subject Re: In memoriam of Jeff Storck
Date Mon, 15 Jun 2020 19:30:58 GMT
I can't say how much we will miss you Jeff. You were a great guy, always
nice and helpful with everyone. You always went the extra mile to make
things easier and more robust.

RIP Jeff

Le lun. 15 juin 2020 à 21:13, Jeremy Dyer <> a écrit :

> This is shocking and heartbreaking news. Jeff was a great guy and will be
> deeply missed.
> The last time I saw Jeff in person was with Aldrin. We were eating at
> Bonchon chicken and he was mocking me for how little spice I could handle
> XD. I could always count on him for a good Dumb and Dumber reference and
> laugh. We also shared a common hatred for conference food.
> RIP Jeff
> On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 2:33 PM Joe Witt <> wrote:
>> You will be greatly missed.  Your impact to this community has been
>> tremendous.  The items Andy summarizes were huge efforts that you drove
>> over periods of many many months if not a year or more and they make NiFi
>> so much more accessible than before.
>> RIP Jeff.
>> On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 11:24 AM Andy LoPresto <>
>> wrote:
>>> It is with a heavy heart that I write to the NiFi community today. Jeff
>>> Storck, a PMC member, committer, and genuine and helpful presence in the
>>> community, has passed away.
>>> I was lucky enough to know Jeff personally for many years, and his
>>> absence is a huge loss to all of us who did. Jeff was incredibly
>>> intelligent, but also kind and willing to share his experience with
>>> everyone. Whether playing volleyball (I am nowhere near as good but he
>>> humored me), discussing the best ramen and sushi spots, or evaluating a new
>>> exercise regime, Jeff brought passion to everything. A number of us are
>>> sharing stories of our favorite times with Jeff, and I am touched by how
>>> many people have a memory of Jeff reaching out and patiently helping them
>>> when they were new or struggling with a task.
>>> While other colleagues would happily transition to any topic _but_ work
>>> when we went to a nearby brewery at the end of a long day, Jeff would sit
>>> down next to me and say with a smile, "Ok Andy, work's done, now we can
>>> _really_ talk about Groovy unit testing." He never shied away from
>>> expressing his perspective and stood on conviction, but he was also open
>>> and genuinely wanted to hear other views to expand his mind.
>>> If you come across a Spock test in the NiFi codebase, that was most
>>> likely Jeff's work. He was intimately involved in much of the most
>>> challenging code - especially Kerberos integration, making the difficult
>>> but critical processes easier for our users. Anyone running NiFi on Java 11
>>> should thank Jeff, as that was a labor of love, pushing against the
>>> headwinds of so many compatibility issues and language changes. The ease
>>> with which NiFi runs on multiple versions and platforms belies the immense
>>> amount of effort and dedication that he put into making this happen.
>>> There are so many aspects to Jeff that a note like this could never
>>> capture, but one that stands above the rest to me is Jeff's passion for
>>> learning and growth. He devoted himself to doing the best he could and
>>> constantly improving that. That is a noble philosophy that I know I will
>>> remember and admire moving forward. I’ve already started learning Kotlin
>>> because of Jeff’s enthusiasm and encouragement.
>>> Jeff’s family has created a GoFundMe page [1] and there they describe
>>> their intent to celebrate his life. I think that message is very positive
>>> and uplifting. To anyone wondering how they can honor Jeff's legacy, I
>>> suggest offering a helping hand to someone who needs it. Something as
>>> simple as responding to an extra "newbie" mailing list question at the end
>>> of a long day, or taking on a challenging task because your neighbor has
>>> their plate full. That's how Jeff lived, and he made the world a better
>>> place.
>>> Andy
>>> [1]
>>> Andy LoPresto
>>> He/Him
>>> PGP Fingerprint: 70EC B3E5 98A6 5A3F D3C4  BACE 3C6E F65B 2F7D EF69

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