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In Memory of Tim “XMage” Tripcony
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Peter Presnell    

Tim Tripcony

Everyone at Red Pill Development was devastated by the news of Tim Tripcony untimely death. Tim was a co-founder of Red Pill Development and his unique thinking and high intellect played an important part in our formation. After moving to Best Methods in early 2013 we continued to meet once a week over pizza as part of a tradition from our days at GBS known as Lunch SCRUM. Tim will always hold a special place in the hearts of those he worked with at Red Pill Development.

I am sure the Notes community as a whole will be shocked and saddened by the news. In many ways the Notes community was Tim’s second family. He was one of those rare individuals who constantly looked to share his experience with others asking for nothing in return. He did that in as many forums as he could. Tim was an active participant in the XPages Chat, Stack Overflow, on his own blog, and attendance at many User Group conferences in both the US and Europe. Shortly before leaving GBS in 2012 Tim took it upon himself to take a personal vacation to attend UKLUG at his own expense. As he saw it, if he was going to take some personal time away from work it should be to do something he enjoyed and be with people he enjoyed hanging out with.

I believe one of Tim’s enduring legacies will be as a pioneer in the early days of XPages. At a time when many of us struggled to understand the power of the platform, Tim was out there leading the way delving into its complexities and subtle nuances and then just as quickly sharing what he had learned with everybody else. There are few that have dug deeper or worked as hard as Tim to unlock some of the many mysteries XPages holds. I have leaned on Tim a great many times for his insight. Sadly his amazing talent will not be there for me the next time I need help.

I will miss Tim greatly. I will also appreciate and be thankful for his friendship over the years and the many many ways in which he unselfishly helped me whenever I had reason to ask. Lunch SCRUMs will never be the same without you Tim.



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May 12, 2014
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