[sf-perl] matt moving on, permanently
fred at redhotpenguin.com
Mon Mar 5 12:53:40 PST 2012
I've been away from the keyboard for a couple days, but just got back and wanted to say thanks to Matt for all his contributions to the group throughout the years. Thanks Matt!
On Friday, March 2, 2012 at 12:13 PM, Matthew Lanier wrote:
> 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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