Mike Watson - TestsForge (TForge & TF) Expert Profile

When Mike Watson accepted his position as part of TestsForge's software development team, he brought with him an expert level of knowledge about embedded systems, firmware development, firmware testing, computer vision related embedded systems, Java technologies, and .NET technologies. These skills were obtained while Mike Watson attended the University of Michigan and Xi'an Jiaotong University. After completing his education, Mike Watson worked at Cisco Systems, VMware, RIM, and Amazon Web Services as a Software Development Engineer, Senior Staff Software Engineer, Software Engineer, and Software Developer. Most recently, he works on a variety of certification exams, including: 642-321 Optical SDH, 642-467 Integrating Cisco Unified Communications Applications, HP0-081 OpenVMS System Administration, FC0-TS1 CompTIA IT for Sales Specialist, 412-79 EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), 646-364 Cisco Express Foundation for Account Manager, E20-547 VNX Solutions Specialist Exam for Storage Administrators, E20-002 Cloud Infrastructure and Services, HP0-761 NonStop Advanced Networking and Communications and HP2-E45 Technical Introduction to the HP SMB Portfolio. Mike Watson also creates the website of heartofamerica. There is a growing opinion among the public that the next generation growing into adulthood is not receiving the education they need to make the world a better place. The statistics are depressing. Sixty-one percent of low-income level children have no books at home and are not able to read at their grade level. Low literacy can lead to crime, unemployment and poverty. Mike Watson has joined with the Heart of America Foundation in providing books for children and in opportunities to volunteer in a child literacy program. During the past seventeen years, the non-profit organization has served over one million students with 3.6 million books and transformed over 250 school libraries and education spaces in high need areas across the United States. By providing children with the tools to read, we are providing them with the means to improve their educational opportunities and help make the world a better place.

1. About the webpage of whatsnew.htm: Become a librarian for a day or more by volunteering with the Heart of America to work within their offices and warehouses. Mike Watson tells you the upcoming news with the foundation, volunteer opportunities and offers a list of books you can purchase that will help with their efforts.


2. About the webpage of booksfromtheheart.htm: There are many things you can do to support the efforts to provide reading materials to children in need, and Mike Watson lists them at a page designed for the Heart of America Foundation. Volunteers may help with the READdesign make-over for elementary schools, take part in voluntary book distributions and activities, or join a Partner School Initiative.


3. About the webpage of readesign.htm: Mike Watson assisted with the programs of the Heart of America Foundation in the progressive READdesign make-over of numerous elementary schools. The make-over includes vibrant paintings and murals to give reading places a warm atmosphere and to stimulate the desire to learn. The program emphasizes volunteers, especially local youth, as well as corporate team members and the community as a whole, to distribute books and engage in local reading activities.


4. About the webpage of about.htm: Teaching the values at the heart of America and teaching people, particularly children, that they can help themselves by helping others is the core message behind the Heart of America Foundation. The non-profit organization is head-quartered in Washington, D.C. Mike Watson encourages the volunteer efforts to put books in the hands of children who need them.


5. About the webpage of buddypack/: The Heart of America Foundation works directly with impacted schools and districts to help deliver greatly needed books and supplies into the hands of children as quickly as possible. Mike Watson helped the Books from the Heart team in preparing four mobile classroom libraries for two elementary schools in Moore, Oklahoma in the advent of a storm. Six hundred library books were donated to replace the ones that had been lost, as well as 5,500 take-home books for students, over 2,000 student books for Briarwood Elementary and 1,800 student books for Plaza Towers.


6. About the webpage of scholarships.htm: Children can become heroes and recognizing their spirit of giving while they are young paves the path of adult community spirit. Mike Watson worked with the Heart of America Foundation in presenting their two scholarship awards; the Christopher Reeves Award and the Gee Whiz Kids Award. The recipient of the 2014 Christopher Reeves Award was a high school senior who was granted a $1,000 scholarship for his outstanding work in helping with homeless shelters.


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