More on the whole VAT saga: HMRC have mislaid our VAT application. Our accountant is sorting out, but in the meantime we’ve temporarily suspended ticket sales. Otherwise it could get messy. Normal service will resume shortly.
Everybody loved Jim, and we were no exception. What typified Jim was his unfeigned delight everytime he met you, and the complete attention he gave during a conversation. Being with Jim made us feel important, smarter, and valued. He certainly did his bit to make us more informed and (hopefully) better programmers and people.
Jim was at the very first Scotland on Rails, 2008, and he’s been to every Scottish Ruby Conference since - keynoting in 2010. He was due to speak again this year.
We were priviliged to know Jim, and gratful for his life. He will be sorely missed. He really was the best of us.
(Photos by Fraser Speirs).