[sf-perl] matt moving on, permanently

Matthew Lanier matt at lanier.org
Fri Mar 2 12:13:22 PST 2012

Hey Folks-

When David Lowe and I started the SFPUG back in, what was it, 1998, we 
didn't have a clue that it would still be a going concern in 2012.  A lot 
has changed since then, but what hasn't it that this a smart, good hearted 
set of people who are passionate about perl and about the greater FOSS 
community.  We have persevered through mutliple "perl is dead" cycles, and 
are still here.

What has changed is that I'm not spending time doing perl, and there's a 
chance that I won't be any time soon.  It's time for me to acknowledge 
that and make a high level change in organization structure.

Since I handed this group off to Quinn back in 2002, I've maintained the 
role of Chairman if you will, ensuring that a qualified President was on 
board to keep things running.  While you haven't seen me at many meetings, 
I stay in contact with the current leader, ensure that meetings are 
happening, and keep a pulse for when it's time to give that leader a 
break.  It has been a fulfilling role to know that my baby, this group, 
continues to live on and fulfill a need in the perl community.

It is now time for me to step away permanently so that I can focus on my 
growing family (3 kids) a challenging job (running operations at Ooyala) 
and my vocation (as a musician and liturgician).  To that end, as of now 
Fred Moyer is the supreme leader of the SFPUG, with Joe Brenner as his 
right hand man.  You know how to bother them, so keep it up :-)

I'd like to thank the following folks:

* to the folks who were at the first meeting or two, and are still here at
   some level (david fetter, paul makepeace, rich and vicky brown,
   joe brenner, smurf), you kick ass.

* to the folks who have run this group, quinn weaver, fred moyer, and joe
   brenner, you seriously kick ass.

* to all the companies that have sponsored the spfug, including intershop, 
redhat, six apart, and countless other companies, thanks for your support.

Ok folks, I'm out,  enjoy your sigils-


Matthew D. P. K. Lanier

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