Goodbye, Sam

PlayMotion has enjoyed a long relationship with Wheeler High School here in Atlanta. Wheeler has a great magnet program in mathematics, science, and technology. We have had great experiences using Wheeler students as interns over the past few years.

Yesterday, I received a terrible phone call from the Wheeler folks, letting us know that Sam Eisen, a talented young man who was interning here as a software developer and game designer, was tragically killed in a car accident on the way back to school from our office.

Sam was a bright young man, and was blessed with an enormous amount of raw talent. We were very excited to have him here. The world has been robbed of the many great contributions that I was convinced he was destined to offer to us all. Sam was a very affable kid, and seemed to have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. I quipped the other day about how amazingly more technologically savvy Sam and his generation are, coming right out of high school often already having familiarity with several different programming languages.

The atmosphere here at the office has been very somber since we heard the news. Our heart goes out to his family and friends.

Goodbye, Sam – you will be missed by many.

Scott Burkett - Peace Out!

1 Comment

  1. Brent Edens ยท October 11, 2007 at 2:27 am

    So sorry to hear about the loss of Sam. It is heart breaking to hear about the loss of someone so young.

    We could all honor Sam’s memory by keeping perspective on what really matters and where work falls with in that priority.

    God Bless.

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