Sad news. Our dear friend Jeff Goff has died in a scuba diving accident. He told me and many others about how he looked forward to learning more about scuba diving, getting more experienced in it, during the JoCo Cruise ( https://jococruise2020.sched.com/jeff_goff.1zitf4ff ). Apparantly, something went horribly wrong.
I have spent many hours with Jeff, not in the least when he broke his hip in Spain during the Perl conference in Granada, and I took it upon me to take care of several things for him. He has stayed as a guest at least twice in my home. I have learned to know Jeff as a warm, loving man, with a great sense of humor, wonderful ideas, and always helpful. Last time I saw him when he took over from me at the Perl & Raku booth at FOSDEM in Brussels.
Needless to say, but it needs to be said anyway: Liz and I will miss him terribly. The Perl & Raku communities will miss him dearly, as he was one volunteer who has done a lot of things to make things happen, to make things better.
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