As you may have heard by now, Carl Backstrom, one of the APEX developers, was killed in a car accident late Sunday night outisde of Las Vegas, NV.
I met Carl a few years ago when I was still the Product Manager for what was then called HTML DB. Carl was one of the most enthuiastic people that I have ever met, filled with a seemingly unending supply of energy.
His great attitude was only surpassed by his technical expertise and willing to share it with others. Carl would go to great lengths to help complete strangers solve their APEX-related issues on the OTN Forums.
My thoughts are with his family, friends and co-workers at this most difficult of times.