Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Scott Spadafore

The Oracle community lost a good friend & colleague this past weekend.

Scott Spadafore was one of the most intelligent developers that I have ever met. I had the pleasure of working with him on the APEX team during my tenure at Oracle. His thoroughness and ability to see a problem from all angles was simply amazing.

He also liked to help people. A lot. Scott had 16,582 posts on the OTN Forum. That's one post a day EVERY day for almost 45 1/2 years. I'll say it again: 1 post a day for almost 45 1/2 years. Simply amazing!

I was often confused with Scott, only because the first 7 letters of our full names are the same. I'd always joke with him about how many e-mails that I'd have to forward to him, as someone thought that I was the one who helped them on the OTN Forums. He'd joke back that he never had to return the favor.

Scott will be missed dearly, and my thoughts are with his friend & family during this difficult time.

In an effort to consolidate comments, please post them on Joel Kallman's blog entry about Scott, which can be found here: http://joelkallman.blogspot.com/2010/03/scott-spadafore.html


Bharat said...

He will be missed


Andeberhan said...

I am using ms access 2003 to manage all pharmaceutical distribution in the public sector in eritrea. Now I want to migrate to oracle 11g. Is it possible, what are the requirements I need. What basic training course can I suggest to my immediate boss to allow me to take that course.