This news saddens me so much. There was a small group of North Americans (@clarkej was proudly Canadian) that came to the 2018 conference. John stayed at a different hotel than I did, but we met every morning for breakfast and then walked to the conference. He had traveled internationally much more than me and encouraged me to soak up as much India/Mumbai culture as possible.
One night we agreed to get dinner together and were trying to balance our need for food with a bit of familiarity and safety. John convinced me to walk from the hotel near the Dadar train station down to this place in Lower Parel. It was ~45 minutes each way on a beautiful night and we got to see so much more of Mumbai than I would have on my own.
It was a great gift from John.
A gift of time, a gift of experience, and a gift of wisdom.
He told me how much he loved his family and we all saw how much he loved the ERPNext community. And he was TRULY shocked to receive the Best Forum Contributor Award! He considered it a great honor.
Within the project, John’s anthem/drumbeat was “TESTING”. So many of my questions to him came back with good answers and then a reminder to “Be sure to include tests. We need more tests!” If you want to do something for John this week, write a test!
… and Peace to you my friend John. I have no doubt you are reading the forum from somewhere.