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  • David Houston – Community Legend

    Posted on June 1st, 2010 Andy Parkes 4 comments

    If you follow the SBS Community at all you’ll have no doubt heard the sad news of the passing of David Houston.

    I met David “virtually” online in 2007. Both he and I participated in the long departed monthly SBS Chat and were the only people from this part of the world. (mainly because it started at 1am GMT!)

    Once upon a time I also tried to help promote an event he was running by blogging about it.

    I only met him once when he attended an AMITPRO meeting and while I knew he had http://premier-pharmacy.com/product/ambien/ health problems I was still shocked to hear the news over the weekend as he was very much a community person and you won’t hear a bad word said about him.

    Hearing about the death of anyone you’ve been connected to in one way or the other certainly makes you take stock of things.

    There are a lot of people in the SBS Community I don’t know as well as I’d like so I‘m going to try and change that over the coming months.

    Susanne Dansey (Purple Cow Ideas Management) talks about David in her vLog here which prompted me to post as I wasn’t entirely sure what to talk about but since she went to the effort of getting in front of a camera I thought I could at least put a paragraph together.

    My thoughts go out to David’s family and I’d like to thank David for all his efforts over the years

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    Andy Parkes is Technical Director at Coventry based IT support company IBIT Solutions. He is also Microsoft Partner Area Lead for 2012-2013 and coordinates AMITPRO which is a peer group for IT Professionals in the Midlands area. He also isn't a fan of describing himself in the third person.

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    4 Responses to “David Houston – Community Legend”

    1. Andy – I was saddened to hear of David’s passing. I think it’s a testament to David’s personality that he is remembered so fondly by all of us within the IT Community that he touched.

    2. Andy, a wonderful post in honour of Dave – wherever he is, I hope he gets the chance to see how much he touched everyone he met along the way.

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    4. Dave will be greatly missed and was a fantastic ambassador for the SBS community in Ireland.

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