Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Certified

In addition to:
Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Certified
http://www.matthewcomer.com/certified-scrumm…er-csm-certified
http://www.matthewcomer.com/certified-product-owner-cspo-certified

Although, I bought all of the PMP books for the Project Management Professional Certification | PMP – Project Management Institute (PMI) As the PMP® is recognized the world over as the gold standard in project management. The Project Management Professional (PMP). And I attended and participated in several IBM PMP Study Groups, I decided in 2019 to change my focus to Agile.

Currently, I am also working on various stretch projects for the MSC. While studying for my PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification.

In 2019, I have joined an IBM PMI-ACP Study Group, to take an exam for my certification. Th MSC awarded me a prize to study towards a Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) Scrum Alliance certification.

But someday, just someday, you never know:

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Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Certified

In addition to recently taking the course and achieving the following Scrum Master Certification, I have now completed the Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Certification.

Although, I bought all of the PMP books for the Project Management Professional Certification | PMP – Project Management Institute (PMI) As the PMP® is recognized the world over as the gold standard in project management. The Project Management Professional (PMP). And I attended and participated in several IBM PMP Study Groups, I decided in 2019 to change my focus to Agile.

Currently, I am also working on various stretch projects for the MSC. While studying for my PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification.

In 2019, I have joined an IBM PMI-ACP Study Group, to take an exam for my certification. Th MSC awarded me a prize to study towards a Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) Scrum Alliance certification.

But someday, just someday, you never know:

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WP Engine Summit 2019 Attendance

IBM allowed me to take off and go to the following this week: WP Engine Summit 2019
WP Engine Summit 2019 – June 24 – 26 – The Digital Breakthrough Conference Photos
Agenda

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Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Certified

Although, I bought all of the PMP books for the Project Management Professional Certification | PMP – Project Management Institute (PMI) As the PMP® is recognized the world over as the gold standard in project management. The Project Management Professional (PMP). And I attended and participated in several IBM PMP Study Groups, I decided in 2019 to change my focus to Agile.

Currently, I am also working on various stretch projects for the MSC. While studying for my PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification.

In 2019, I have joined an IBM PMI-ACP Study Group, to take an exam for my certification. Th MSC awarded me a prize to study towards a Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) Scrum Alliance certification.

But someday, just someday, you never know:

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Matt Comer IBM Originals

Meet the Originals

Matt Comer


“When you meet someone from Austin, you realize how rare it is.”
WordPress Product Owner
(AUSTIN, TX)

Austin is such a music city, and really it always has been. My father would take me to shows when I was younger and even though I don’t play, I really developed an appreciation for the arts. Austin has a film community too. I belong to the Austin Film Society, founded by Richard Linklater. It’s really big. I recently saw the 20th anniversary of Office Space. It still stands up, and it’s probably even better now! Anyhow, I think a lot of us from here can really relate to artists.

SXSW just happened here. For me, it officially kicked off when my friends and I got up on stage with Rage Against the Machine. Which was almost as cool attending Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion. It’s 2,000 people that get together at his movie studio, which is a ghost town, and people just take over. There’s a jail, a saloon, a chapel that only holds about 60 people. You have to get really lucky to get in. We’ve gotten in for the past several years. Maybe that’s one of the benefits of being born and raised here. You know exactly where to go, and what to do.

Talk to me about:

Korean thrillers, How I met my wife (hint: it includes my lack of insurance and tooth pain), Kayaking, canoeing, boating, Armadillo Day, Living on the Colorado River

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Deep Dives w/ Matt Comer & tiny curations

Formerly known as Darkest Before Dawn Radio Show – Relaunched on IBM Radio

Darkest Before DawnDeep Dives w/ Matt Comer

Deep Dives w/ Matt Comer – started in the Spring of 2019, where I host a one hour episode spotlighting an artist or genre. This show features songs that rarely if ever get any airplay; these type of songs are typically known as Deep Cuts or Deep Tracks. The songs that you may not know unless you have really dug into an artist or band and listened to albums and a discography in its entirety. Rather than focusing on the hits that we all know and love, we will hear alternate recordings, rare recordings, live recordings, alternate takes, cover versions from other artists, along with vintage advertisements and interviews. Along with our own guest hosts and interviews. This is my favorite music and I am happy to curate this music for you! Please listen and I hope that you enjoy these songs as much as I do, so please join me and let’s go on a Deep Dive!

Also, please check out Antonio Banda and I’s Valentines Day show – “Valentine’s Day love songs that you didn’t know were actually stalker and creeper songs”.

Short attention span? Check out Tiny Curations! Where you can get the skinny on some great music in around 15 minutes. Come on, you’ve got the time!

tiny curations

This shows are distilled into only the very best and mostly rare tracks that represent an artist to me. Attention spans are short and so are these shows. We try to keep these shows to around 15 or so minutes. That might mean 2-4 songs, so hope you enjoy and thanks for listening!Like it a bit longer? Well check out a full artist spotlight and Deep Dive into the music with Deep Dives w/ Matt Comer!

Listen to Episodes.

New IBM Radio Show – Deep Dives w/ Matt Comer

Deep Dives and Tiny Curations Episodes
Listen at ibmradio.net and on the interwebs

More Places to Listen

Anchor FM

Apple Podcasts
Breaker
Google Podcasts
Overcast
Pocket Casts
RadioPublic
Stitcher

An hour episode spotlighting an artist or genre, featuring songs that rarely if ever get any airplay; these type of songs are typically known as Deep Cuts or Deep Tracks. The songs that you may not know unless you have really dug into an artist or band and listened to albums and a discography in its entirety. Rather than focusing on the hits that we all know and love, we will hear alternate recordings, rare recordings, live recordings, alternate takes, cover versions from other artists, along with vintage advertisements and interviews.

Or have a short attention span, tiny curations is for you

Based out of Austin, Texas, near the hill country town of Cedar Valley, just short of Dripping Springs. Brought to you by your host Matthew Comer. Now featured on IBM Community Radio – ibmradio.net.

Here is one of my favorites playlists on my Sansa® SanDisk Clip+ 8GB with expandable memory MP3 Player, via Last.fm.

[lastfmplaylist:mcomer:a975414d32bba582f47ad3ae74aedc39:Favorites]
[lastfmplaylist:mcomer:a975414d32bba582f47ad3ae74aedc39:Willie]

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Valentine’s Day love songs that you didn’t know were actually stalker and creeper songs

Check out Antonio Banda and I’s Valentines Day show – “Valentine’s Day love songs that you didn’t know were actually stalker and creeper songs”.

Short attention span? Check out Tiny Curations! Where you can get the skinny on some great music in around 15 minutes. Come on, you’ve got the time!

Deep Dives and Tiny Curations Episodes
Listen at ibmradio.net and on the interwebs

More Places to Listen

Anchor FM

Apple Podcasts
Breaker
Google Podcasts
Overcast
Pocket Casts
RadioPublic
Stitcher

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Statesman – Forget Groundhog Day: It’s Armadillo Day in Texas

Forget Groundhog Day: It’s Armadillo Day in Texas

https://www.statesman.com/news/20190202/forget-groundhog-day-its-armadillo-day-in-texas

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Phillip Lee Houlton, Jr. Memorial

In Memory of
Phillip Lee Houlton, Jr
August 28, 1973 – January 20, 2019

I am saddened to inform you of the sudden passing of a great young Club Member, Phillip Lee Houlton, Jr on Sunday 01/20/2019, after spending the day with his wife and son at the CRGC.
I will defer to his wife Kathryn for more details or if she wants an email announcement or inclusion in the minutes about arrangements for this coming Saturday. She is on CC.
Or rather, will send you an email when the obituary is ready, so then if you could please send out an email blast to all Club Members about the Celebration of Life Saturday 01/26/2019 at Harrell Funeral Home 4435 Frontier Trail, Austin, TX 78745.

Obituary

Phillip Lee Houlton, Jr, 45, was born on August 28, 1973 in St. Clair, Michigan. He passed away unexpectedly Sunday, January 20, 2019, in Austin, Texas. He is survived by Kathryn Buck Houlton, wife, Phillip Lee Houlton, III, son, and sisters Shelrie Houlton and Shannon Hungerford.

Phillips early childhood was spent traveling the world with his family, accompanying his father on international construction projects. He lived the majority of his life in Texas, graduating from high school in Burnet. He then entered the United States Air Force and served six active duty years. He attended Southwest Texas State University, while being a reservist in the U.S. Air Force, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science. He worked for the City of Austin for fourteen years. While working for the City, Phillip enlisted in the United States Coast Guard Reserves and later attended Officer Training School. During his time in the U.S. Coast Guard, Phillip took part in Deep Water Horizon and Hurricane Sandy Relief. Phillip retired from the U.S. Coast Guard with twenty years combined service, as a Lieutenant. Phillip continued serving the City of Austin until his passing.

Phillip was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Texas being a Master Mason. He was a member of the Capitol Rod and Gun Club and spent many years volunteering on the Youth Committee. Phillip was an avid outdoorsmen enjoying kayaking, hunting, camping and simply spending time with friends, family and enjoying life.

A visitation with family will be held at 1pm Saturday, January 26, 2019 and the Celebration of Life will begin at 2pm. Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you consider a donation to Veteran Outdoors, an organization that Phillip dearly supported.

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Other Worlds Austin

Myself and a friend volunteered this year at Other Worlds Austin one and only Science Fiction Film Festival held on December 5-8, 2019. It is one of the premier SciFi Film Festivals in the US, championing filmmakers and writers and bringing the best films to the Geek Capital of the World. With a diverse and approachable team of programmers, we are building a network of SciFi fans and filmmakers, leading a loyal community, and launching SciFi films into the wider world.

As OWA Hospitality Assistants, we had a great time meeting with people and helping out and ensuring that all had a great time! We too had a great time viewing many SciFi and Horror movies and premiers! Looking forward to doing it again next year.

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