CASA for Kids of East Texas provides valuable volunteer advocacy for abused children in the community. CASA volunteers serve as the "eyes and ears" for the judge in child welfare cases. Last evening, Genesis was honored to provide technical and logistical support for their annual Justice is Served event, which raises funds for CASA to continue the good work they do for children in East Texas.
The latest addition to our GenLabs all-star cast is Colorado native André Padilla. Prior to his career in software testing, André worked at IBM and Coral Systems as a System Engineer and Client Support Technician. In those capacities, he installed and maintained cellphone fraud systems in the Philippines, Chile and Mexico. André has over ten years of experience in software testing working for Lightbridge, Inc., Catalyst Repository Systems, Dish Network, and Trueffect, Inc. When he is not behind a computer monitor, he is an avid golfer as well as a "cruiser" — he and his wife have adventured the high seas in the Caribbean and plan to soon weigh anchor in the Mediterranean. The Padillas have a full house with five daughters and nine grandkids.
The Genesis Ops Bridge Manager of Managers provides a single pane of glass view across a multi-technology, multi-vendor network, eliminating the need to individually monitor multiple systems. All major network components are consolidated into the Ops Bridge MoM including: radios, backhaul network, CEN networks, voice loggers and several other servers and applications.
According to computerworld.com, 18.2 million people worldwide develop software professionally. Less than 1% of those become Scrum Masters. This week, we recognized our developers who have achieved Professional Scrum Master and Professional Scrum Product Owner status through the scrum.org certification program. With their expertise and leadership, our future is brighter than ever.
Congratulations to our Professional Scrum Masters (pictured L-R): Kirby Hearn, Jay Hopping, Shannon Latham, James Wansley, Michael Rainer, Chris Fair, Marcus Carey, Robert Boggs, as well as our Professional Scrum Product Owners: Dale Clarkston and Chad Richey.
GADI® — Genesis-Aided Dispatch Interface — enhances the standard features in the Motorola MCC 7500 Dispatch Console to improve dispatcher efficiency and increase officer safety. The GADI suite provides a valuable toolset to existing dispatch centers or meets functional requirements during the design phase of a new ASTRO® 25 or Dimetra system. GADI client software resides on each console position and communicates with the Centralized GADI Server. A hot standby server is also available for demanding uptime requirements.
Genesis welcomes Kevin Lewis to our GenLabs team as Quality Assurance Developer. Kevin was born and raised in Whitehouse, Texas and grew up wanting to be a professional baseball player. In high school, he played baseball, football, and ran track. To this day, he enjoys a life-long love affair with video games. But, in time, Kevin refocused his time and energy from sports into his studies. He attended Blinn College in College Station, then became a Texas A&M Aggie in Spring of 2015, where shifted his focus once again and graduated in 2017 with a BS in Computer Science.
Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders from all over the East Texas area came together to support the 2017 East Texas Regional Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #51 Blue Santa Shopping Spree. Area police officers nominated children they had met in the community who were underprivileged, child victims, or witnesses to crimes to participate in the Blue Santa program. Over 100 children were paired with a Police Officer and were given a $100 Walmart gift card to shop for anything they wanted. It’s a humbling experience when you hear an officer tell a child they have $100 to spend on anything they want and the child leads them by the hand to the food aisle.
Genesis has built a business for 25+ years by putting First Responders first. We are so proud to support the ETFOP as they are truly putting their hearts into serving our community, making it not just a safer place to live but a better community to live in.
The men and women who serve in our military courageously answer the call to protect our Nation. As guardians of our freedom, they bear a burden few people are willing or able to carry. When they are called into duty, the burden is shared with their families as they face an empty seat at the dinner table or unopened presents around the Christmas tree. For our National Guard and Reserve citizen-soldiers, a deployment often means a dramatic loss of income for their family.
This year, employees of The Genesis Group set aside a portion of our paychecks to help some deserving citizen-soldier families over the holidays. As your family gathers to celebrate this holiday season, we ask that you take a moment to remember the men and women, dads and moms, sons and daughters who aren’t able to be together and the sacrifices they all make on our behalf.