ICANN 60 in Abu Dhabi witnessed the departure of Steve Crocker after six years as Chair of the Board of Directors. I knew Steve since 2008, and I have been blessed to sit on the same board and work under his leadership in the past 2 years.
Steve Crocker is an Internet pioneer, an early leader of ISOC and the IETF, and the creator of the RFC document series. He was a graduate student at UCLA in the late 1960s and 1970s, and along with Vinton Cerf and Jon Postel, was part of the team that developed the protocols for the ARPANET. Steve was the humble man who wrote the first RFC, or Request For Comments, a document series wherein questions and answers to the pressing technical issues were presented to and by the entire engineering and infrastructural community.