I only knew K. Scott Allen in a professional context; as a teacher and developer that loved to dive deep in .NET and teach others what he knew. He was a wonderful teacher, speaker, and a joy to be around. He passed away last Friday.
I met K. Scott Allen at the 2009 Stack Overflow DevDays. He was showing off some features in ASP.NET MVC (this was way back in the 1.0 days), and as invariably happens during a presentation, he hit an exception. So naturally, I tweeted to him:
And thus started a twitter friendship that has lasted. He went on from that presentation to become one of the most popular (if not the most popular) Pluralsight author, and share his love of programming with hundreds of thousands of people (if not millions). He was the cohost of the Herding Code podcast, and maintained a blog at OdeToCode.com
His grace, charm, and the devotion he had to helping others will not be forgotten. I shall miss him greatly.