David Hoare (1966-2016)
David Hoare, a key member of the IUCr research and development group in the Chester office, died after a prolonged illness on 9 August 2016. David had worked with us for nearly 20 years, and had particular expertise in database and web programming. Many in the worldwide community of crystallographers got to know him through his prompt, courteous and careful responses to software support queries - typical of the way in which he always supported his in-house colleagues. Many more are unknowingly indebted to him each time they use the World Directory of Crystallographers, purchase goods or services directly through the IUCr website, submit articles, or search or navigate through the beautifully designed new journals website. He is survived by his wife and three children.