I set up the sqlmemorial.org site earlier this year. It’s not quite complete, with some networking and process to work out, but it’s there, which is the important thing. The site gives us a way to remember celebrate those that we’ve known as a part of our SQL community.
There are only a few people that I’ve personally known well, and fewer still that I’ve met. As a result, there are only a few people about whom I can write something about from my own memories.
I’d like to know more about the others we’ve lost.
It can be difficult to write a memorial to someone’s life, especially someone that is close to us. It is a sad moment to think that you’ll never get the chance to spend time with a friend again. The few times I’ve had to put words down are upsetting, but they are a bit cathartic.
The site runs from a GitHub repo, and I have a page on how to add a thought, a note, or a picture. If you have a link, a note, or a picture, please think about adding a pull request to add some depth to the description of someone’s life. Leave a note for them, for others, or for yourself. If you are unsure how to do this, feel free to email me something and I’ll add it in your name, or anonymously.
I’m saddened when I run across a message or note from someone that’s gone, but I also have some happy memories that I hold on to. If you have any memories, please consider adding something in tribute to sqlmemorial.org.