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From Yolanda Davis <yolanda.m.da...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: In memoriam of Jeff Storck
Date Mon, 15 Jun 2020 19:47:32 GMT
I echo everyone in saying I am heartbroken over the loss of Jeff. I'm so
happy to have known him.  We had lots of conversations around all things
code, food and one of our favorite TV shows "Atlanta".  At times if anyone
were listening in they'd hear us go from having a fierce (but friendly)
debate to laughing hysterically.  He was (and to me will always be) such a
good guy.

Rest in Peace, Jeff

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 3:13 PM Jeremy Dyer <jdye64@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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 <joe.witt@gmail.com> 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 <alopresto@apache.org>
>> 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] https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-memory-of-the-awesome-jeff-storck
>>>
>>> Andy LoPresto
>>> alopresto@apache.org
>>> alopresto.apache@gmail.com
>>> He/Him
>>> PGP Fingerprint: 70EC B3E5 98A6 5A3F D3C4  BACE 3C6E F65B 2F7D EF69
>>>
>>>

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