It was just brutal to read of the passing of [White House staffer] Jake Brewer.
We had encountered Jake a few years ago when he was working with Change.org. Alex had known him from previous work and "tech for good" circles beforehand. He asked a lot of questions about what we were doing, and how we did what we did. He was warm and genuinely curious, which was especially striking because he was so obviously doing great things and bound for doing more and we were just some production company.
Jake was killed while trying to raise money and awareness for charity. Reality is often an unpredictable beast. We lost a good one yesterday.
Rest well, Jake.