I was deeply sad to hear of the untimely death of John Pinner.
I met John at PyCon UK a few years ago, and very quickly learnt a great respect for him as a man, a friend, a mentor.
I saw him but once a year at the annual PyCon UK conference, and yet he had a great effect on me; I can only imagine the huge void that will be left by his passing for those who knew him more closely.
RIP John. I’m glad you were part of my life.