I am extremely happy to announce that Clinton Gormley ("clintongormley") has joined elasticsearch. I still remember those early days in elasticsearch, when we had 3 people on IRC and "that Perl dude" kept asking questions on how it works, and gave instrumental insights on the elasticsearch API design and usability. When I created elasticsearch, the goal was always to make it usable and easy to use from any language, and Clinton, with his "Perlishness", helped keep elasticsearch honest. As time passed Clint has also become an invaluable source of information and help to the rest of the elasticsearch community, on the mailing list, IRC, and at conferences.
Joining our company, Clint will continue to do his thing, but now full time on elasticsearch. He will continue to develop the Perl libraries, help the community around elasticsearch, and sprinkle his high standards when it comes to keeping and making elasticsearch usable and easy to use.