Ezra Zygmuntowicz: In Memoriam

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Ezra Zygmuntowicz: In Memorium
Nearly ten years ago, three great developers with a need to deploy Rails quickly and easily got together and created a company called Engine Yard. It was with heavy hearts that we received news of the death of one of these founders, [Ezra Zygmuntowicz](https://twitter.com/ezmobius). Ezra, along with [Tom Mornini](https://twitter.com/tmornini) and [Lance Walley](https://twitter.com/lancewalley), founded Engine Yard in 2006. Additionally, he created Merb, a framework that competed with Rails until being merged with it. In 2010, Ezra left Engine Yard to pursue new start-up opportunities, while continuing to help the Ruby community with his many talks and contributions. Ezra's brother Eli had this to say on a thread sharing memories of Ezra: > Thank you all for you kind comments. I know he valued his programming and tech community immensely. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends and son. Ezra’s good friend, and Engine Yard co-founder, Tom Mornini said: > It's an incredibly sad day: a great hacker, founder, and community member has been lost forever. > > Goodbye Ezra, I'll miss you. As most of us will remember Ezra through his community work, here he is speaking at RailsConf 2012:
Service and burial: 1:30pm, Wednesday, December 3rd River View Cemetery
Adams Chapel
0300 SW Taylors Ferry Rd
Portland, OR
97219 Tel.: 503-246-4251

About PJ Hagerty

Developer, writer, speaker, musician, and Team Lead of an elite band known as the Engine Yard Community Team, PJ is known to travel the world speaking about programming and the way people think and interact. He is also known for wearing hats.