Happy birthday, Torsten! 🎂 I don’t remember the exact moment we met, probably because I was experiencing a rush of conference-induced endorphins at the time. But I clearly remember what happened after.
This happened. You helped making it happen. It sent a message lots of folks had been waiting to hear.
And they came. (That’s Zé, Tammie, Yoav, and Sergej, but there were also Konstantin, Mario, and others.)
And a bunch of them stayed to get some work done.
And we’re talking thought leadership here.
So eventually, this would happen.
And although much can be said (and has been said, by yourself no less) about those days being gone and in the past, and we’re all getting old…
…there is no way around the fact that you were one of the few key people who made all that happen. And by “all that” I mean so much more than just one WordCamp: empowerment, initiative, careers, and – dare I say it – no small amount of healing.
So here’s to you, my friend, and to many more merry meetings. 🍻
Never ever stop being you. ❤️