My IT Hero’s name is Corey Velan my ex-boss. This man is the smartest person I’ve ever met, and also an exceptional mentor who loved his subordinates. We were a team of 3 engineers handling a customer-base of 100,000 users, and before we came along he was actually handling all of them plus IT infrastructure and internal tools completely by himself. I will never forget the very first code review I had with him; he was following complex code that I spent a full week writing so fast, and coming up with situations where it would go wrong, that I couldn’t comprehend what he was saying. I was staring out in space, completely blank, and getting nervous for feeling incompetent. Once done, my colleague reassured me that his first experience with him was even worse.
–Mohamed El Gindi, Montreal Canada