Stéphane Pinel, Xojo’s Director of QA, died suddenly and unexpectedly yesterday at the age of 51. He was a valued member of the Xojo team for more than a decade and personally, a good friend.
He was a trained lawyer who decided instead to focus on his love of technology. He lived for much of his adult life in Paris (he introduced me to Nutella on my first trip to there) but for the past several years he had been living in his hometown of Normandy where he had a home next the ocean. He loved to take pictures of the beach and sea which he frequently posted on Instagram.
Some of you met him at one of the Xojo conferences so I wanted you to know.
We are all in a state of shock here. He seemed just fine at our engineering meeting on Thursday. That’s how sudden this was. He is survived by his brother and mother. If you knew Stéphane, met him or just interacted with him through email or Feedback, please take a moment to think of him and his family. Keep them in your thoughts.