Rest in Peace, Carl Backstrom

Carl Backstrom (@carlback), a member of the Oracle family, died last weekend in a tragic car accident.

I did not know Carl well, but my few interactions with him were always a pleasure. He was one of those people with a permanent smile on his face, and I know he was a great asset in, and contributor to, the Oracle APEX developer community.

His manager, Joel Kallman, blogs here about a possible memorial fund; you may want to check back there for details as they emerge.

My condolences to Carl's friends and family.


I met Carl at Collaborate07. I will remember him as fun-loving guy with a huge smile who contributed mightily to APEX and its community. I am very sad to hear his life was cut short so suddenly. I wish his family and friends the best through this difficult time. RIP Carl.

Posted by Chris Conley on October 27, 2008 at 10:48 PM PDT #

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