A Blow for the Community…

I was just informed that Carl Backstrom died in a car accident during the weekend.

Carl was a driving force and evangelist especially for APEX. I only met him (physically) once, during Oracle Open World 2008, during Mark Drake’s presentation were he helped out and I had the honor to shake hands. He had the same warm presence, as I would have expected, after reading his posts on his personal blog site.

I am shocked and lost for words… He will be greatly missed.
My sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

Carl Backstrom during Oracle Open World 2008, helping out during the XMLDB presentation of Mark Drake