Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Doug Reilly will be missed

I learned today that fellow MVP Doug Reilly (Douglas J Reilly) recently lost his battle with cancer.  I remember from the last two MVP conferences sitting and talking with Doug at meals and being amazed at how self-effacing and sincere this guy was.  He was an old timer in the tech industry to be sure, but with such depth of experience and insight that it was always a pleasure to sit and listen to him speak.  There are some personalities in MVP program that drive me nuts with their egos, but never Doug.  A more level-headed, humble, and genuinely nice person would be hard to find.  Everyone will miss Doug's contributions to the .NET community for sure, but I will miss his personality and presence the most.