Farewell to John Pinner


John Pinner passed away this morning after fighting cancer for the past months.

John Pinner has been a long time Python supporter and community builder. He ran his own company Clockwork Software Systems, created one of the first Open Source payroll systems built on Python called PayThyme, helped initiate the EuroPython conference in 2002, started PyCon UK in 2007 and was its benevolent chair ever since.

In 2009 and 2010, John hosted EuroPython 2009 and 2010 as chair in Birmingham. In 2010, he received the Python Software Foundation Community Award.

But most of all he was a kind and modest man with a great talent to create a pleasant and open community atmosphere.

We will miss you, John, and your kind and comforting smile.

Thank you for all the wonderful moments,

Your friends from the EuroPython community

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