Jim, it was fitting that I heard of your passing at a Ruby conference — a conference you keynoted just last year.
Over breakfast, we sat and shared stories. Sure, we mentioned some things you made, but the lion's share of the conversation was about the man you are. Your humility. Your passion for teaching. Your willingness to help the most noob among us.
Every time I run
rake I'll think of you and reflect on the impact you had on the Ruby community. You are already missed.