Adam Sontag came to Bocoupwith a reputation for community support. Between his tireless commitment to
newcomers in the
#jquery IRC channel on
freenode.net and his commanding presence onthe yayQuery podcast, if you were learning jQuery in
2010, you probably got a tip or two from Adam. (We’d be remiss if we neglected
to mention his widely-cited talk on debugging,
to this day an exemplar of classy bullet point selection.)
…though if you follow Bocoup’s work, you’re probably already familiar with all of that. Adam’s dedication to his co-workers may be less apparent but is certainly no less important. With a personal style that’s equal parts playful and creative (along with some grade-A writing chops), Adam has helped us improve our blog posts and advance as writers. As a true believer in Bocoup’s mission, he’s kept our meetings focused on the big picture. And that characteristic empathy has guided decisions ranging from the shape of our education offerings to the color of our conference swag.
It’s no easy thing to have a friend move on to other projects, especially after
seven years of collaboration. We take some comfort in the knowledge that Adam’s
stewardship will keep him in the forefront of our minds (and our Twitter
feeds) no matter where our paths take us. Just
like a web browser that finds a
< character, we can’t wait to see where this
‘tag goes next!