Oh we can beat them, for ever and ever
Then we could be heroes, just for one day
– David Bowie, Heroes
This tweet made my day:
If the Clojure community ever created a Clojure Hero award (like the Ruby Hero Awards) my nominees would be @ztellman, @bbatsov, and @weavejester - wonderful people whom I've learned a lot from and who have given tremendously to the community :-)— Daniel Higginbotham (@nonrecursive) June 10, 2019
It’s a great reminder of how awesome the Clojure community is. I was truly touched by the tweet (as I didn’t really expect it, plus I was having a pretty bad day) and I already feel like I’ve won the “Clojure Hero” award! Thanks for the kind words, Daniel! I’m honoured and humbled to be on your list!1
This all reminded me that we often don’t value enough the people who make Clojure so awesome. Let me address this today by “nominating” three more Clojurians for the “Clojure Hero” award:
I’m reasonably certain they need no introduction and that most of you are well aware of their huge impact on the Clojure community. I’ll just say “Thank you! You’re awesome! Clojure wouldn’t not be the same without you!”.
Last, but not least - a very big “Thanks!” to Rich, Stu Halloway, Alex Miller, David Nolen and everyone else on Clojure(Script)’s team. There wouldn’t be a Clojure community without you!2
So, who are your nominees for the “Clojure Hero” award? Why don’t you reach out to them and let them know how much you value their contributions to the Clojure community? I’m sure that small gesture is going to mean a lot to them!