South Dakota Road Trip

Hello, this is my ice breaker speech where I would like to introduce myself…
And tell you a little bit about myself,
And what I do,
and then end with what I want to do.

Hello, my name is Matt Comer.

I am glad to be a part of Toastmasters and so warmly welcomed into this Positively Charged Club. After attending several meetings as a guest, I had joined my local Austin IBM TM Club in 2019. I gave an Icebreaker Speech. Then another speech, then Covid happened. I thought, this is my chance to really get in some speeches and further down my pathway, from behind a computer. But then I was laid off and my priorities changed and I put Toastmasters on the backburner while I looked for another job.. Now that I have settled into my new role at ADT (Tuesday was my 1 year Anniversary at ADT) and just recently at ADT I was introduced to Karen Flam, I am now back in Toastmasters and would like to give another Icebreaker Speech for my new club, so that you can get to know me.

I live in Austin, Texas with my wife Jenny and are two children Garrett and Grace; 12 and 11. I’m from Austin and the secret is out and people are moving here in droves. The kids are 14 months apart and will be starting school next week. With my daughter joining my son in Middle School. And with these Covid times that we are in, it means masks are required and other non-norms that school children don’t normally worry about. But at least that will be back at school. They have been home with me mostly since Spring Break of 2020. That was a hell of a Spring Break, best Spring Break ever, let me tell ya!

Jenny and I have been married for 16 years and my wife is a Dental Hygienist, she works 3 days a week and home with the kids and school is what she really loves to do. Garrett plays tennis and is getting good. but he is about to be 13 and is transitioning from a Lego Master to a Game Master, playing remote games online with friends. Grace is a lover of animals, a social butterfly, and involved in many groups. She is both a Girl Scout as well as the the BSA, Boy Scouts of America, but now we just call them the Scouts.

Both kids are tall for their age and just this year now taller than my wife. And as of checking last night, both have now caught up to me. We love being together as a family and doing outdoor activities, lot’s of swimming in lakes and little creeks. Riding bikes taking them to places and showing and teaching them things. And recently we got a little pull behind the truck camper and at the start of Summer took a 2 week road trip through New Mexico, into Colorado, Wyoming, and South Dakota to explore National Parks, like Rocky Mountain National Park, Great Sand Dunes, Devil’s Tower from Close Encounters of the Third Kinds, like the mashed potatoes scene, Mt. Rushmore, the Badlands and the Black Hills. It was a fun and exhausting road trip and we are planning our next trip now.

What I love, besides spending as much time with my family is, I love music. Live music. Generally just a good time. Going to see live shows and attending events around town. There is usually so much to do here, with music festivals, fil festivals, touring groups, you name it we got it and it is fun. So you could only imagine what I’ve been going through with this lockdown. No music, no festivals, nothing.

And the light at the end of the tunnel was here, as things were just starting back up and I was able to get out to a couple things. Everything started shutting down again. Cancelled tours and events and looking like, at least here in Austin we are at Stage 5 and we are just about back to where we were at Spring Break last year, with a cancelled SXSW and everything else.

But don’t feel too bad for me, because at least I am employed! After 16 years with IBM and being laid off with 22 thousand other IBMers in the very early stages of this pandemic. I was freaking out. I hadn’t ever been in that position of not having a job and looking for a job. Along with my family to take care of… as a lot had changed in my last 15 years…

What I do now is, I am an Agile Lead at ADT. Which is basically the role of a Scrum Master. Previously I had taken some courses and earned some certifications on the Agile and Scrum path and this along with my Project Management experience is what helped set me up for my next opportunity. I enjoy what I am doing. I help “carry the water” for the team, it is called servant leadership.

ADT is the leader in home security and now partnered with Google to integrate their products such as Nest doorbells and cameras with out monitored security services. I support teams that develop the mobile app and online experience for the Blue App that allows you to monitor your security system and smart home. It is very interesting stuff and I couldn’t be more happy with the role and company that I landed. It is just what I needed, I realized long before the lay off that I needed a change. But the trade-off at what I was doing at IBM and allowing me to work from home for over 10 years. That gave me the time and flexibility to be there for my family and small children and raising them and getting them to and from all of their activities and school. The last few years at IBM, the pioneer of work from home employees, had called everyone back into the office. And as much as I enjoyed the social aspect and making new friends and professional contacts and immersing myself into different groups and opportunities groups, Toastmasters, Mentoring mentees, volunteering, taking on stretch projects, patent groups (that is when and why I joined Toastmasters originally). And all of the free food, mmm tacos and fun office events. Nobody I worked with was in the office with me, meaning that I could still do my exact same job from home without the need for putting on pants and making the hour trip to the office and home again through all of the gridlock of traffic to rush and get kids to and from places. I don’t miss that part. My new ADT employment is a “work from home forever” kind of deal, so that too is a big perk for me.

What I want to do and where I want to be, where do I see myself in 15 years… I still have a lot to do to get there and be ready to be there. Baby steps. I used some IBM reimbursement monies to take some training and get 3 additional Scrum certifications and have another Agile certification that I need to schedule and take the exam for… I have been in talks with my boss about what ADT will reimburse and have some additional certifications like SAFe for Scaled Agile, PMP, and other certifications that will not only help me in my current position, but help me in the future. There is also a reimbursement program for a Master’s degree and this too is something that I have been exploring. Patents are also becoming a big thing at ADT, which is good, because this had been a big thing for me previously. I had submitted several patents, but only earned 1 submission just a few months ago from IBM. I am taking what I learned there and helping ADT and our teams form small groups of 4 to work on patent submissions. So as you can see I am taking the steps needed to further my career. It’s not a marathon

Anyhow, that is who I am and what I do. And what I want to do.
I hope that you have learned a little bit about me as you are going to be seeing a lot more of me. As Karen is my mentor and has given me some very good advise on giving speeches and has inspired me to get back on my path on my Toastmasters journey.
I want to thank you listening and being with me here today and excited to hear your feedback.
Thank you.

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Austin, Move Here or Not

Austin, Texas is a great place to live! I was born and raised in ATX and I’m still here.
It has long been on the lists year after year for being the #1 place to live in the US.
There are many a good reason for this ranking. And many people are coming to know this and moving to our beautiful city. You might like to move or visit here, too. Now, let me help you decide and by the end of this speech you might decide if you would like to come visit and take me up on a tour of the city that I love so much.
Today, I will give you an brief overview of Austin.
Then I will tell you about some of the wonderful things happening in Austin right now.
And then I will end with

Austin is the capitol city of Texas. It is only the 4th largest city in Texas, but growing at an alarming rate, it is a boom town; as it has been one of the fastest growing cities in America for over 10 years with a current population around a million.
Once a sleepy college town, home of the University of Texas, “The Longhorns”. Formerly, most of our residents came here for university loved it and stayed. Lately, this has been the case with the South by Southwest Music Conference (SXSW), South by.
Austin is in the hill country with many close lakes, rivers, and creeks, greenbelts; and all sorts of festivals like Austin City Limits (ACL) just like the PBS show hosted here for 45 years. And outdoor activities, such as stand up paddle (SUP) boarding on Lady Bird Lake with the other Austinites.
We are also the self-proclaimed “Music Capitol of the World” with many venues and musicians that make up live music each night on 6th Street and throughout the city.
Home of Willie Nelson and Minister of Culture, Matthew McConaughey who may soon be running for Governor of the great State of Texas.

The whole vibe in the his town is nobody is better than anybody else and folks just like to get by and live, what are known as Slackers, and also our city slogan is “Keep Austin Weird”.

Now that people are finding out about Austin and with Texas being so business-friendly; companies are moving here, many from Silicon Valley to here in what is being called the Silicon Hills. There are almost 100 corporate relocation and expansion projects in the works in Austin just since the pandemic hit. Oracle moved its headquarters to Austin late in 2020. Tesla is building its new Gigafactory here and will be building the Cybertruck here. Apple is building it’s second-largest campus here. Many other companies have a precense here too, like Google and Facebook, DropBox…

And a new Soccer stadium the Q2 and soccer team the Austin FC Club!

I’ve seen this town change a lot in my life, mostly starting around 20 years ago, but it has further excelerated in the past 5 years and the population has grown by 25% since covid started, this has created a housing shortage and home prices to increase by $50% in just one year! Now this may have been included in the great things about Austin section, but if you want to continue to live in Austin, you can’t take advantage of that appraisal increase because where are you going to move to?
Also, in Texas we don’t have income tax. But we do have property tax. Which means that you might think that you have paid your house off and own your house and property, but if you don’t pay your property tax, then your house will be taken from you and auctioned off on the courthouse steps.

And last, but not least, it’s hot here. It is so daggum hot! Which often means 30 straight days of over 100 degrees in July and August. And with humidity the heat index can feel in the high 90’s throughout September and into August.
And nevermind that we are so far south that it doesn’t snow. Austin got snowed in last February for over a week. Most went without power and water for 3 or more days at a time.

As you can tell, I really do love this city. My family and I are rooted here. Only the best is yet to come with new diversity in culture and foods and opportunity and growth with all of the new business moving into the area. But I too think it is too damn hot. But it is up to you, maybe come for a visit first and see if you like it and want to move to our town.

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Hi, I’m Matt Comer at ADT

Hello, this is my ice breaker speech where I would like to introduce myself…
And tell you a little bit about myself,
And what I do,
and then end with what I want to do.

Hello, my name is Matt Comer.

I am glad to be a part of Toastmasters and so warmly welcomed into this Positively Charged Club. After attending several meetings as a guest, I had joined my local Austin IBM TM Club in 2019. I gave an Icebreaker Speech. Then another speech, then Covid happened. I thought, this is my chance to really get in some speeches and further down my pathway, from behind a computer. But then I was laid off and my priorities changed and I put Toastmasters on the backburner while I looked for another job.. Now that I have settled into my new role at ADT (Tuesday was my 1 year Anniversary at ADT) and just recently at ADT I was introduced to Karen Flam, I am now back in Toastmasters and would like to give another Icebreaker Speech for my new club, so that you can get to know me.

I live in Austin, Texas with my wife Jenny and are two children Garrett and Grace; 12 and 11. I’m from Austin and the secret is out and people are moving here in droves. The kids are 14 months apart and will be starting school next week. With my daughter joining my son in Middle School. And with these Covid times that we are in, it means masks are required and other non-norms that school children don’t normally worry about. But at least that will be back at school. They have been home with me mostly since Spring Break of 2020. That was a hell of a Spring Break, best Spring Break ever, let me tell ya!

Jenny and I have been married for 16 years and my wife is a Dental Hygienist, she works 3 days a week and home with the kids and school is what she really loves to do. Garrett plays tennis and is getting good. but he is about to be 13 and is transitioning from a Lego Master to a Game Master, playing remote games online with friends. Grace is a lover of animals, a social butterfly, and involved in many groups. She is both a Girl Scout as well as the the BSA, Boy Scouts of America, but now we just call them the Scouts.

Both kids are tall for their age and just this year now taller than my wife. And as of checking last night, both have now caught up to me. We love being together as a family and doing outdoor activities, lot’s of swimming in lakes and little creeks. Riding bikes taking them to places and showing and teaching them things. And recently we got a little pull behind the truck camper and at the start of Summer took a 2 week road trip through New Mexico, into Colorado, Wyoming, and South Dakota to explore National Parks, like Rocky Mountain National Park, Great Sand Dunes, Devil’s Tower from Close Encounters of the Third Kinds, like the mashed potatoes scene, Mt. Rushmore, the Badlands and the Black Hills. It was a fun and exhausting road trip and we are planning our next trip now.

What I love, besides spending as much time with my family is, I love music. Live music. Generally just a good time. Going to see live shows and attending events around town. There is usually so much to do here, with music festivals, fil festivals, touring groups, you name it we got it and it is fun. So you could only imagine what I’ve been going through with this lockdown. No music, no festivals, nothing.

And the light at the end of the tunnel was here, as things were just starting back up and I was able to get out to a couple things. Everything started shutting down again. Cancelled tours and events and looking like, at least here in Austin we are at Stage 5 and we are just about back to where we were at Spring Break last year, with a cancelled SXSW and everything else.

But don’t feel too bad for me, because at least I am employed! After 16 years with IBM and being laid off with 22 thousand other IBMers in the very early stages of this pandemic. I was freaking out. I hadn’t ever been in that position of not having a job and looking for a job. Along with my family to take care of… as a lot had changed in my last 15 years…

What I do now is, I am an Agile Lead at ADT. Which is basically the role of a Scrum Master. Previously I had taken some courses and earned some certifications on the Agile and Scrum path and this along with my Project Management experience is what helped set me up for my next opportunity. I enjoy what I am doing. I help “carry the water” for the team, it is called servant leadership.

ADT is the leader in home security and now partnered with Google to integrate their products such as Nest doorbells and cameras with out monitored security services. I support teams that develop the mobile app and online experience for the Blue App that allows you to monitor your security system and smart home. It is very interesting stuff and I couldn’t be more happy with the role and company that I landed. It is just what I needed, I realized long before the lay off that I needed a change. But the trade-off at what I was doing at IBM and allowing me to work from home for over 10 years. That gave me the time and flexibility to be there for my family and small children and raising them and getting them to and from all of their activities and school. The last few years at IBM, the pioneer of work from home employees, had called everyone back into the office. And as much as I enjoyed the social aspect and making new friends and professional contacts and immersing myself into different groups and opportunities groups, Toastmasters, Mentoring mentees, volunteering, taking on stretch projects, patent groups (that is when and why I joined Toastmasters originally). And all of the free food, mmm tacos and fun office events. Nobody I worked with was in the office with me, meaning that I could still do my exact same job from home without the need for putting on pants and making the hour trip to the office and home again through all of the gridlock of traffic to rush and get kids to and from places. I don’t miss that part. My new ADT employment is a “work from home forever” kind of deal, so that too is a big perk for me.

What I want to do and where I want to be, where do I see myself in 15 years… I still have a lot to do to get there and be ready to be there. Baby steps. I used some IBM reimbursement monies to take some training and get 3 additional Scrum certifications and have another Agile certification that I need to schedule and take the exam for… I have been in talks with my boss about what ADT will reimburse and have some additional certifications like SAFe for Scaled Agile, PMP, and other certifications that will not only help me in my current position, but help me in the future. There is also a reimbursement program for a Master’s degree and this too is something that I have been exploring. Patents are also becoming a big thing at ADT, which is good, because this had been a big thing for me previously. I had submitted several patents, but only earned 1 submission just a few months ago from IBM. I am taking what I learned there and helping ADT and our teams form small groups of 4 to work on patent submissions. So as you can see I am taking the steps needed to further my career. It’s not a marathon

Anyhow, that is who I am and what I do. And what I want to do.
I hope that you have learned a little bit about me as you are going to be seeing a lot more of me. As Karen is my mentor and has given me some very good advise on giving speeches and has inspired me to get back on my path on my Toastmasters journey.
I want to thank you listening and being with me here today and excited to hear your feedback.
Thank you.

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Certified SAFe Agilist 5 (SA) 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 Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (A-CSM®) Scrum Alliance certification.

But someday, just someday, you never know:

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Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner (A-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 Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (A-CSM®) Scrum Alliance certification.

But someday, just someday, you never know:

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Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-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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First Day at ADT

I am now officially an ADT Employee!

On March 4, I accepted an offer of full-time employment with ADT, as an Agile Lead. I have been working as a contractor with TEKsystems for a little over 6 months, since August 10, 2020.

Today, on March 15th, I onboarded with ADT and now an ADT employee! Even went into the local office in Austin to make it official, which is a rare thing, as this is work from home type of job. Most other folks that I work with are either in Irving, TX or Blue Bell, Pennsylvania or surrounding areas. And some other folks are a bit more spread out like I am here in Texas. Anyhow, I am super proud and excited to take this opportunity and recent Contract Conversion from my Contracting employment company TEKsystems and my Recruiter Carrie Pieri, whom I have dubbed the “Job Whisperer”, to her I am very grateful. If you too are looking to change jobs or need to find a new one, she will work tirelessly to help place you in a new role. Please reach out to me and I would be more than happy to provide an introduction.

There is a lot to be excited about in this new role as an Agile Lead (Scrum Master, Project Manger, IT Manager), along with a few other Agile Leads leading up the direction to full on Agile Scrum workplace through all of our projects and teams.

The people are great! Such a smart group of hard smart working dedicated folks whom I am humbled to a part of and able to work with side by side. The teams are amazing and highly functional development for Web and Mobile for Android and iOS. Along with the critical thinking QE and QA people alike. And the Management team that was so gracious to give me a shot are top notch go to bat for you and your ideas and give the flexibility to try and succeed or try and fail. And if you fail to try and try again, this is truly Agile coming from the top down. The Executive Leadership by all accounts and measures is steering the company in the right direction and forging new paths to bring in new businesses and extremely valuable partnerships. And to all of this is the reason that ADT is growing and hiring.

I feel that myself and my family have been truly blessed by such a wonderful opportunity and that the leadership at ADT had extended the offer for Full-time employment. I am appreciative and will do my best to be an asset to the company 146 years in the making.

The teams we leading are on the Google integration for all of their mobile apps in Android, iOs, and Web. The team sizes are to double, they are hiring for Product Engineers.

As for ADT as a company, profit and market share are at really great levels and on pace to get even better. And the day that I started as a Contractor, ADT announced Google partnership, with an almost 10% stake in the company and almost 1 billion investment and ADT investing 1/2 billion, too. And similar cash infusions over the next few years by both companies towards this venture, so it is a very exciting opportunity that I am part of and I feel that I am truly making a difference for the better and going to be able to reach the goals that are in our sights.

After a great pre-interview with my future Contracting employment company TEKsystems. interviewing like it wasn’t coming. While interviewing decided to take job with ADT in Irving, but then it became work from home forever.

With ADT got a raise, and 2% more 401k match, and what I am most stoked about is a potential 15-25+% yearly bonus. So fingers crossed that I can pull this off, as there is a lot to learn and do!

They were up 33% this year because everything going on and all the work from home stuff. But on the day I started, they announced Google partnership, with 10% stake in the company and almost 1 billion investment and ADT investing 1/2 billion, too.

The teams we leading are on the Google integration for all of their mobile apps in Android, iOs, and Web. The team sizes are to double, they are hiring for Product Engineers.

Finally, I would like to recognize somebody, Carrie Pieri, via Stayton Morgan, and per Kaia Naftel, all from TEKsystems, as they were all very helpful to me.
But it was Carrie that went ABOVE & BEYOND with words of encouragement and direct 1-on-1 daily help and assistance to help answer all of my questions and make me feel confident that I was making the right choice.

CARRIE. Carrie is the job whisperer. She took time to learn about me and ensure that I would be successful in my role and that it would be both a good fit for me and ADT as a Scrum Master. For me it was a very difficult decision. As at the same time, my old team from my 16 year tenure at IBM gave me a job offer that was considerably higher in pay rate.

Carrie was a great sounding board for me to understand my role at ADT and the opportunity that lay ahead for me. She prepared me for the interview, which became the best interview that I have had in my entire life (had previously performed terribly in past interviews and was deathly afraid of them).

She put me in touch with a previous employee, who had just left this position, where I was able to gain a ton of insight into the team, culture, company, and project prior to the interview. And even offered to connect me to others on the team to help me with my decision to accept the offer from ADT or not.

Carrie was extremely patient with me and helped me work through all different scenarios to ensure that the decision was all mine and that I was making the best decision for me and my family. Especially, during these crazy and unprecedented times!

After 16 years at IBM, June 22 was my last day, due to a large resource action that affected 22k US Employees primarily. It was unexpected and came as a shock to me as I had been performing many roles with complete client satisfaction. But on my 15th wedding anniversary I became a statistic and joined the 40 million recently unemployed looking for work. I was extremely anxious as I was looking to provide for my family as my wife who is a Dental Hygienist had not worked since Spring Break, due to Covid.

I have been contacted by many Recruiters over the years. And have worked successfully with one only once before.
All of the Recruiters that I contacted that were referred to me were unable to help and made me feel like there was no chance for a new role for what could be at least 6 months. Other Recruiters who randomly reached out to me during this period never took the time to get to know me and what I really had to offer.
Only one did. Carrie Pieri. At first I was a little taken back by the depth and duration of her questions, as I did not understand her methods. She is the reason that I am working at ADT. If I had not connected with her, I am certain that if the IBM offer had not come through, then I would still be unemployed to this day, just like most of my former co-workers.

My former colleagues are so impressed with me for how quickly I was able to get an offer and start work. I attribute this success to Carrie and refer all of them to her, so they too can be connected to their dream job.

The role at ADT that I had hired for could not be revealed to me at the time. But it was announced to the world on my start date ;-), that Google would be in long-term partnership with ADT for 1 billion investment and almost 10% ownership in the company. With additional monetary investments from both Google and ADT over the next 3 years.
This is certainly an amazing opportunity for the company and for me personally! I made the right decision.

Not only that, but with the bonus potential at ADT, I will have more earning potential than was possible for me at IBM. I know because I had been trying to get a Band increase and raise.

Again, I want to reiterate, all of this would not have been possible without Carrie.
I do not want to underestimate Kaia’s role and help either, as she too had been crucial in helping me realize and seize this opportunity.

Getting to know Carrie, I know that she enjoys what she does and likes to get to know people and help them through some of the worst and most troubling times of their lives. She likes to place the right people with the right company. And ensuring that she has left a person’s life better off than she found it. I feel that this is what drives her in her pursuit and career and her putting in long hours and weekend work. For what she has done for me, I have so much to repay, this may be my only way with this testimonial to her employer and for me to show her the kindness and respect that she deserves. But she deserves so much more. In my humble opinion, I think that she deserves a very nice bonus, raise, promotion, or all of the above.

Sincerely,
Matt Comer CSM CSPO

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Awarded My First Patent

IBM Patent Ref #: P202005330US01 – New Patent Application for preparation and filing

Patent Title: A method to customize Convolutional Neural Network with an application to assist user in determining whether to give permission to share media instance
Patent Reference Number: P202005330US01
Attorney Rating: 2
Patent “TO BE FILED DATE” (Due Date): February 12, 2021
Patent “FILE BY DATE” (Bar Date):
Law Firm: Rochester Patent Center
Law Firm Case Manager: Peter Suchecki (Peter.K.Suchecki@ibm.com)
Patent Center Specialist: MICHELLE SCHUSTER (mrschust@us.ibm.com)
Primary Inventor: Mayoore Selvarasa Jaiswal

Please be advised that Patent reference #P202005330US01 has been assigned to Rochester Patent Center for preparation and filing. The Law Firm Case Manager contact responsible for drafting this application and the planned filing date can be found in the table above.

The IBM Patent Center received a request to prepare a patent application for the subject docket. Most patent applications are provided an administrative due date of 3 months from assignment, unless there is a statutory bar date or other reason for a change of the standard timeline.

Before proceeding, please inform us if this invention has been, or will be, publicly disclosed (e.g., in an external IBM presentation, white paper, lecture, or the like) or incorporated into a product or service offered for sale, or sold, by IBM, or otherwise commercialized by IBM, and if so, when that occurred or is planned to occur.

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First Day at ADT

After a great pre-interview with my future Contracting employment company TEKsystems. interviewing like it wasn’t coming. While interviewing decided to take job with ADT in Irving, but then it became work from home forever.

With ADT got a raise, and 2% more 401k match, and what I am most stoked about is a potential 15-25+% yearly bonus. So fingers crossed that I can pull this off, as there is a lot to learn and do!

They were up 33% this year because everything going on and all the work from home stuff. But on the day I started, they announced Google partnership, with 10% stake in the company and almost 1 billion investment and ADT investing 1/2 billion, too.

The teams leading are on the Google integration for all of their mobile apps in Android, iOs, and Web. The team sizes are to double, they are hiring for Product Engineers.

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Certificate of Appreciation for ACP Veteran & Spouse Mentoring Program 2020

Certificate of Appreciation for For successfully completing ACP’s Veteran & Spouse Mentoring Program in 2020.

Awarded to Matthew Comer & Daniel Dizon

PDF version

Thank you for your dedication and enthusiasm for our program!

ACP

Sidney E. Goodfriend

American Corporate PartnersACP Chairman and Founder

 

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