Nóirín Plunkett

I'm sad to report that Nóirín Plunkett has passed away. Many in the Perl community knew them as a speaker and participant at YAPC::NA 2012 in Madison, Wisconsin, and YAPC::EU 2012 in Frankfurt, Germany, as well as other conferences including Open Source Bridge, OSCON, and ApacheConf.

Nóirín was passionate about open source, open documentation, and open community. In addition to their leadership within the Apache Software Foundation and the Ada Initiative, they were also a contributor to Perl v5.14. Most importantly, they were a friend and advocate to many in the open source and tech communities.

Farewell Sherm Pendley

Sherm Pendley passed away on Saturday, July 9th. He was best known in the Perl community as the primary author and maintainer of CamelBones, an Objective-C/Perl bridge for use in Cocoa development. He was known among his friends and loved ones for his wit, humor, and intelligence. Sherm once wrote: "Simply put, my overall goal is to leave the world a better place than I found it."

See also his obituary and guestbook.

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