All are invited to the Tribute to Jim Gray, May 31 2008, at UC Berkeley. Although Jim will be listed as missing until 2011, his wife Donna Carnes has asked that we have this Tribute now, to honor him, before too much time has passed. There are two parts to this event: the morning event, which will be in a very large hall, is open and public; the technical session, which is in a smaller hall, we are asking people to register for (on the web site), so we have an idea of how many are coming.

Please go to the tribute website for information, and to register.

– Joe

It has been many months of quiet here.

However, there is a new, very well-done article by Steve Silberman in Wired this week that was done with input from the family, the Coast Guard, and many of Jim’s friends and colleagues. The article describes the efforts made by so many — including folks active here — to help find Jim. I recommend it.