In Memoriam - Kate von Roeder

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James Roper

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May 4, 2015, 8:23:01 PM5/4/15
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In October last year, Kate von Roeder, known as Damiya on GitHub, left us under tragic circumstances. Kate was responsible for the implementation of Play's automatic HTTP HEAD support, a non trivial feature for which we are thankful for her efforts. She was fun to work with, very responsive to code reviews, and a great example of a Play contributor.

Kate's passing is a reminder of the challenges that underrepresented groups can face. As a community that is dominated primarily by one demographic, let's never forget the impact we can have in making those who are underrepresented in our community feel welcome. One of the great things about open source is the potential diversity of the communities, people coming together from many countries, cultures, beliefs and backgrounds to work together towards a common goal. My hope is that the Play community will be a place that showcases this diversity.

Kate was a great member of the Play community, she will be missed.

Sincerely,

James

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Marius Soutier

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May 6, 2015, 11:27:25 AM5/6/15
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Well said, James. I’d suggest naming the next release after her.

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Pascal Voitot Dev

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May 6, 2015, 11:36:15 AM5/6/15
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Sad news... Let's try not to forget her thanks to her contribution to the community...
+1 to what you said

James Roper

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May 6, 2015, 5:52:29 PM5/6/15
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On 7 May 2015 at 01:27, Marius Soutier <mps...@gmail.com> wrote:
Well said, James. I’d suggest naming the next release after her.

Interesting idea.  Perhaps we could name it after her GitHub name.  How would you suggest that we name the release?  Eg on https://playframework.com/download, we could say:

Download Play 2.4.0 "Damiya"

Or do you have different ideas?

Manuel Bernhardt

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May 7, 2015, 1:59:05 AM5/7/15
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On Wed, May 6, 2015 at 11:51 PM, James Roper <ja...@typesafe.com> wrote:
Interesting idea.  Perhaps we could name it after her GitHub name.  How would you suggest that we name the release?  Eg on https://playframework.com/download, we could say:

Download Play 2.4.0 "Damiya"

That sounds like a very nice idea

Manuel

Marius Soutier

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May 7, 2015, 3:47:46 PM5/7/15
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Yeah, sounds great. Maybe the name could link to her GitHub, or some PR?

greenLED

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May 8, 2015, 10:04:04 PM5/8/15
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I think it could be a nice way to remember her, and let others know about. I would add a little in memoriam text near the download link explaining why is the release named that way.

Regards,
Juan Carlos

Ian Rae

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May 9, 2015, 9:36:39 AM5/9/15
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+1 on naming the release after her github name.

--Ian


James Roper

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May 26, 2015, 9:08:01 PM5/26/15
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Here's the PR for adding support for this to playframework.com, including screenshots of what it will look like:


On 9 May 2015 at 23:36, Ian Rae <ianr...@gmail.com> wrote:
+1 on naming the release after her github name.

--Ian


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