Mat Newman October 2 2013 15:15:52Without doubt, one of the strongest forces within the Community over the years has been Bruce Elgort.
Knowledgeable Contributor. Gifted Developer. OpenNTF Driving Force. Fierce Friend.
For over a decade, beginning with the NotesOSS (Notes Open Source or "Notes Sauce") initiative, Bruce has been instrumental in building the organisation that what we know today as the largest single collection of source code - OPEN SOURCE code - available for everything IBM Collaboration Solutions - OpenNTF.
OpenNTF has provided developers with the opportunity to share their ideas, collaborate to provide solutions and educate themselves based on the contributions of others. As a developer resource for anyone interested in IBM ICS technologies it's simply one of the most important resources available.
But it's not only the Community that have contributed and benefited from OpenNTF, IBM has donation of vast amounts of code, samples, and what has eventually become core features based on feedback derived from the site. Bruce worked tirelessly to ensure IBM's involvement and commitment to the OpenNTF project.
To his students at Clark College, he's simply one of the most insightful, dedicated and supportive Professors they will ever encounter.
To me, he's one of the brightest minds in the community. Our thought provoking discussions have always challenged my perceptions and made me see things from another perspective. And he gives great (HUG)'s.
Today, Bruce steps down as Chairman of the OpenNTF board and I'm looking forward to the chorus of Thanks that will echo from the community for Bruce's hard work and dedication over so many years.
Thanks Bruce. (hug)