An exciting day for my colleague Harley Puckett, who filed his first patent! I am no longer the only patent holder in the Tucson EBC.
Our manager Bill Terry presented Harley with a "First Patent" plaque that he will add to his crowded wall of awards. IBM is the [#1 leader in U.S. Patents for the past 18 years in a row], and encourages all engineers to file invention disclosures.
Congratulations to my colleague and close friend, Harley Puckett, who celebrated his 25th anniversary of service here at IBM. This is known internally as joining the "Quarter Century Club" or QCC. This is not just a figure of speech, the members of this club hold get-togethers and barbeques throughout the year.
Here is Harley welcoming Ken Hannigan and others he worked with back in Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) software development.
Our manager, Bill Terry, presenting Harley with a plaque.
By the time I got to the cake, it was half gone!