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Robert Farnum

Principal II, Architecture, Comcast

Robert Farnum is a professional chief software architect, software engineer, and software instructor with over 32 years experience in both large corporate and startup environments. His strong technical leadership and communication skills are exemplified in positions as a Principal II Software Engineer, Chief Architect, and Professional Software Instructor.

He has in-depth knowledge of emerging and existing Internet, IoT, Enterprise and Telecommunication standards used to develop cutting edge large-scale client/server and embedded system software on a variety of operating systems, application platforms and programming languages. He has been working at Comcast for the past 5 years as a Principal II Software Engineer in the TPX Connected Living organization delivering Smart Home IoT solutions using MQTT as the primary communication protocol. He is also a member of the Connectivity Standards Alliance and an active participant in Matter.

On a personal note, he is a father to a soon to be Graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas in Data Science and Computer Science. As a hobby he enjoys riding his road bike, typically over 4000 miles/year, including many century rides and more recently a 7 day, 750 mile ride across Texas from Hobbs, NM to Surfside, TX.

Talk: MQTT: A Messaging Standard for IoT