Jerry Lipscomb

Jim Pistrang jim at
Fri Sep 11 15:37:09 EDT 2020

So sad.  Jerry's Denver conferences had a huge impact on me, and on many others as well.  I used to arrive a day early and help with setup - always a crazy time!  As Thad said, his energy was infectious.  Miss you Jerry!


>Hi All,
>It saddens me to say I just learned that Jerry Lipscomb has passed
>away.  I'm afraid that I do not have any details regarding his passing,
>but I will say that he will be missed greatly.
>Jerry helped me to get my start in Omnis programming in the early 90s
>after moving to Denver to work for Chris McCall who shared an office
>with Jerry.  The move was my first time living away from friends and
>family.  Jerry and Chris  took me under their wing and helped me to
>adjust to my new home.  He became a big brother to me.
>Working with Jerry was an experience that I will always cherish.  I
>remember how he, Chris and I would have debates about how to write the
>tightest code. He helped me to grasp the KISS principle.
>Jerry's passion for Omnis programming helped start the Omnis Underground
>and would eventually lead him to a position at Omnis and a product
>evangelist where eventually brought me on the team.  It was great to
>watch him in action. His energy was infectious.  If anyone could give
>Steve Jobs a run for the money it was him.
>Our paths diverged during the PICK merger.  I moved to California, and
>he returned to consulting.  But we always remained good friends despite
>the distance.
>I will miss you Jerry.
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Jim Pistrang
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