I want everyone to wish @Aaron1011 a very happy birthday! As I was telling him, I remember the day I went over his application to join Sponge (yes we did those at the start, it was pretty silly so…uh yeah) but we never responded! (actually we never really did to any of them). Ultimately he stepped up and proved to be a member of the team.
A member is perhaps putting it slightly. Over the years, Aaron has established himself as one of the most crucial members of my team. He is a juggernaut when it comes to fixing mod related issues and no task is out of scope. When he is around, the entire ecosystem can feel it. At Minecon in 2016, our tag team round of fixes before showtime allowed us to have one of the most popular booths. His work is, simply put, that significant.
I can truly say that the Sponge project would simply not be where it is today without him being on the team. As his project leader, a colleague, and most importantly, a dear friend I wish him all the best today.
Thank you Aaron.