@breckbaldwin, thank you! It’s been a pleasure working with you on the SGB. I’m really glad you’re sticking around. There are two things that I’m very grateful that you did:
making the meetings more public and open
I know most of the people don’t know the work you’ve done behind the scenes. I want to share one story (of many) where you went above and beyond for the Stan community. This happened at StanCon 2018 in Asilomar. On the last day, you were told at 11:30 am that we were losing our space at 1 pm – meaning the last half-day of the conference would have been lost. Between 11:30 am and noon (lunch), you managed to get Asilomar to provide us space, came up with a plan to have us set up by 1 pm in a new space, coordinate with the contracted AV company to set up in a new space, communicate to the attendees, and actually have us running again within an hour and a half of the news breaking. The conference kept going and that was thanks to you. For that, I will be forever grateful.