Rest In Peace, Adam Schneider

When you go to conferences, you tend to develop a group of friends that you hang out with and compare notes with and spend your evenings chatting with. As a blogger, I also spend time and energy trying to help other DBAs and give them opportunities. Adam Schneider was one of a small group of DBAs I spent my free time at conferences with. He tried out for DB2’s Got Talent in 2013, but did not make it into the finals. He passed away suddenly this week from heart issues. He was young, he was newly engaged, had a new job, and his death is a shock and a loss.

Adam was cheerful, he was eager, and he was thoughtful. Everyone who met him liked him, and he was easy to talk to on a whole range of topics. If you knew him, share your memories of him in the comments below.

I had promised him that I would post this picture from IDUG 2013 as the main picture on the blog when he finally wrote a guest blog for me. We had been talking about him guest blogging since IDUG 2012. Here it is, in his memory. He is the guy in the middle. Rest in Peace, friend.

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  1. He may have done this to get out of writing his blog. I wouldn’t put it past him. 🙂

    I will miss him though. We were attached at the hip at IDUG, he was a good friend. I didn’t realize how much his death would affect me.

    Remember your first degree Adam – Tempus Fugit Momento Mori. You put a lot in perspective for me. I will continue to pray for you, your Fiancee, and your family.

  2. Adam was volunteering as a member of the IDUG Web Committee and it was a great experience to have him on the team. I got to know him as a cheerful colleague and will miss him dearly. Thank you, Adam, for sharing your time and knowledge!

    My heartfelt sympathy goes to his family and fiance.

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