Re: Chris Elliott has passed away...

Simon Pietro Romano <> Thu, 03 March 2016 18:18 UTC

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The very first time I stepped into the NOC as a member of the team, I was proud and shy at the same time. Chris let my shyness fade away in a second, with his warm welcome, his jokes ad his gentle attitude (he was the one who brought to the NOC the nice habit of gathering orders from the entire team before going to Starbucks to buy some well-deserved, freshly brewed coffee). During the last two intense years of IETF meetings I also had the pleasure to learn tons of interesting things about network management and configuration from him. I liked the fact that he had both a deep understanding of theory and a flair for practical work. He loved to work side-by-side with his colleagues, with his open mind and his cooperative attitude. I will bring with me the memory of a nice, wise and funny gentleman with whom it was a pleasure to chat about both technical and non-technical topics.
Ciao, Chris…


> On 03/mar/2016, at 17:41, Jim Martin <> wrote:
> Friends and Colleagues,
> 	Many of you know Chris Elliott, an active member of the IETF community for more than 20 years, and a critical member of the IETF’s NOC team. I sadly need to pass on that Chris is no longer with us. I just got off the phone with Carolyn his wife, and she confirmed that he died overnight. There aren’t any details on how he passed. 
> 	Chris had been a strong voice in the Management and Wireless communities, contributing to a number of the SNMP, NetConf, as well as CAPWAP RFCs. He had been participating and attending IETF meetings since the late 80s. Over the last decade, he’s also become a crucial member of the IETF NOC team, handling the design and deployments of our wireless nets. In fact, he was the main person behind the re-architecture of the Concorde Hotel wireless during the Paris meeting that garnered such attention that it got it’s own article in Network World (*). 
> 	But far more important than any of that, Chris was a friend and colleague. His wit and ready laugh, his kindness and his wisdom will be missed. We on the NOC Team will be lesser without him, but will strive every time to deliver a network he would be proud of. 
> 	In talking to Carolyn, I asked if there was anything any of us could do to help. She did ask one thing … she asked for notes from Chris's friends on something positive we’ll remember about him. If you knew Chris and want to help. please put together something that resonates with you on a memory of Chris or a shared experience, I know it will help her and their kids through this tough time. Something heartfelt and quick is probably the best. You can send them to me at <> and I’ll make sure she gets them.
> 	There’s no information about any memorials at this time, but I’ll pass on anything I learn.  Please keep his family in your thoughts, and if you’re so inclined, your prayers.
> 	- Jim
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