Dedicated to gh3ablo
Gh3ablo was a Topcoder MVP and talented designer at Topcoder. As we dedicate Design Month to him, we want to take some time to appreciate all that he was as an amazing designer and person at Topcoder.
Gh3ablo, Gerald Balleta from Philippines, joined Topcoder in May of 2009. He was passionate about his family, his music, gaming, playing bass, programming, designing, and helping all of us through his wit and charm. On March 5, 2020, we lost our beloved Gh3ablo to an illness. Gh3ablo was one of the Topcoder legends who was always bold in his design approaches, and he was always having fun in the design process, whether he was winning or losing.
In addition, he was a great team player and a community member as he was very supportive of guiding newbies in design and taught different skills like XD. He was one of the members who took care of the design newsletter for a few years and his fun memes were always great to see there.
Gh3ablo was always wearing a mask because he was unique! For many years he was a mystery to the community, how he looked, not revealing his face. We will keep always him in our minds and hearts for the great person he was.
Here are some of the amazing designs he created for Topcoder customers
QUOTES FROM GH3ABLO
Gh3ablo had many wise quotes about life and the spirit of competition
Fun memes he used to create for the Topcoder Design Newsletter