GEO Jobe Welcomes Kenny Tran as a Technician

Kenny Tran, Technician

Kenny Tran, Technician

GULFPORT, Miss.Nov. 3, 2022PRLog — GEO Jobe is pleased to welcome Kenny Tran as a Technician on their Profession Services Software Development team. Prior to GEO Jobe, Kenny was a Management Sales Assistant, this role gave him a unique understanding of customer satisfaction and networking. Kenny has a bachelor of science degree in Business and Marketing Management from the University of South Alabama, in addition to his full-stack training at the Mississippi Coding Academy.

Kenny represents GEO Jobe’s second hire of a Mississippi Coding Academy graduate since entering into a relationship with the Coding Academy back in August 2021, when the first cohort in Biloxi began. GEO Jobe is proud to be a part of this program and believes it is a key to building a sustainable and resilient economy on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

With Kenny’s experience, skills, and education, he will be a valuable member of GEO Jobe’s professional services team. GEO Jobe welcomes Kenny to his new role and looks forward to his contributions to the company.

“We’re all excited to have Kenny joining the team.  He brings a methodical, relentless attention to detail and organization which, when paired with his developer abilities, will be a force multiplier for our entire team.”

– Eric Goforth, Vice President of Products & Services at GEO Jobe.

GEO Jobe is excited to see the team grow, year after year, with talented individuals. GEO Jobe continues to develop new approaches to aid others in the industry with their GIS needs.

You can connect directly with Kenny and the GEO Jobe team via

About GEO Jobe

GEO Jobe is a leading GIS software and geospatial solutions provider, serving almost 9,000 organizations globally. GEO Jobe has developed some of the most popular applications in the ArcGIS Marketplace, including Admin Tools for ArcGIS, Backup My Org, Clean My Org, and Mapfolio. GEO Jobe is also a provider of the GEOPowered Cloud for ArcGIS, which is a managed service offering focused on Esri technology. GEO Jobe also offers professional services centered around Esri’s ArcGIS System, including custom software development, enterprise solution implementation, and UAV data collection. Founded in 1999, GEO Jobe is in its 23rd year of operation and has been an Esri business partner since 2002, and is currently a Gold Partner.



About Mississippi Coding Academy

Founded in 2017 as a joint project between Innovate Mississippi and the Governor’s office via MDA, MS Coding Academy’s charter is to offer a non-traditional path to create new and diverse software professionals and offer improved economic opportunity for Mississippians, particularly the disadvantaged and underserved communities.

MS Coding Academy currently has three physical training locations: one based in Downtown Jackson, MS, Starkville, MS, and South Jackson in partnership with DSC Training Academy. They have affiliations with Mississippi State University, the Mississippi Development Authority, and several corporate partners.

Kenny “Sad Papaw” Harmon of viral internet fame published a book about his life and history

After becoming an internet star following a viral tweet last 2016, Harmon pushes his career forward by publishing a book about his life.

San Diego, CA, USA – WEBWIRE

“On March 16, 2016, a playful tweet by Kelsey Harmon soared through cyberspace making her Papaw into America’s Sad Papaw. Now through the pages of Sad Papaw’s Heritage, we get to learn more about the man behind the image.”

Kenny Harmon’s life changed overnight when a candid photo of him went viral across the globe, dubbing him the “Sad Papaw.” From his newfound fame, he collaborated with a writer to help write a book about him, his life, and his family. From this successful collaboration, Kenny Harmon released “Sad Papaw’s Heritage.”

When he initiated a cookout for his grandchildren, Kenny Harmon was disappointed to know that only one of them came. One of his grandchildren, Kelsey Harmon, snapped a pic and posted it on the social media site Twitter as a way to mess with her cousins. Due to the nature of the platform, more and more people interacted with it and the post became an internet meme. Kenny Harmon instantly became an internet sensation, and the rest is history.

Following his quick rise to fame, a freelance writer and reporter, Charlotte Hopkins, reached out to him and offered to help him write a book. Harmon reconnected after a few months and they wrote Harmon’s history book entitled “Sad Papaw’s Heritage.”

Kenny wanted to write a book about his family because he knew there were some interesting characters among them. When he began looking into his family and his history, he discovered that it was interesting enough to be turned into a book. Hopkins and Harmon did extensive research into Harmon’s family history; they even visited museum curators to find new things.

“Sad Papaw’s Heritage” deals with Harmon’s family as they lived during the mid-1800s and their westward migration to Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma. In the book, Harmon revisits seeing the early days of baseball, accompanying hardworking farmers, dreaming of the American life, and tasting graham crackers and peanut butter cookies for the first time.

To learn more about the man behind the viral image, purchase a copy of his book “Sad Papaw’s Heritage” now at Amazon or visit his website.

ReadersMagnet featured this book during the 2022 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition that was held last June 24-27, 2022, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

“Sad Papaw’s Heritage”

Author | Kenny Harmon

Genre | History

Publisher | Peppertree Publishing

Published date | February 12, 2019

Book Retail Price| $15.95 (shipping fee not included)


Kenny Harmon was an Ironworker for 40 years, and during his career, he worked in 27 different states. On March 16th, 2016, his granddaughter Kelsey Harmon posted a photo of him on Twitter, the photo went viral across Europe, Asia and Australia, and he became known as “Sad Papaw.”

Kenny Harmon’s Book “Sad Papaw’s Heritage” Gets a 5-star Review From Manhattan Book Review

Explore the past to appreciate the present in the viral sensation’s book on pioneer history as told through the experiences of his family.

San Diego, CA, USA – WEBWIRE

“I definitely recommend it!” Foluso Falaye, Manhattan Book Review

Good reviews are in for the book “Sad Papaw’s Heritage” (Peppertree Press) by Kenny “Sad Papaw” Harmon. The author shot into internet stardom in 2016 after his granddaughter tweeted a photo of him looking disappointed after his other grandchildren skipped a cookout he had prepared for them. Sad Papaw’s internet fame led to a collaboration with Charlotte Hopkins, a freelance writer and reporter, who offered to help him write a book, which is “Sad Papaw’s Heritage.”

This book on pioneer history as told through the experiences of the Harmon (initially spelled as Harman) clan will help the young readers get a glimpse of the past and the elders relive their youth and fair memories with their loved ones.

Foluso Falaye of Manhattan Book Review left a sparkling review for “Sad Papaw’s Heritage.” In his review piece, Falaye noted the book’s historical value, which evokes nostalgia that beckons the reader to find ways to celebrate their own past to create a rich and fulfilling present (and future life). He also pushes the book’s social value, affirming: “the need to make conscious, calculated efforts to resolve some issues,” one of which is the exploitation of workers by profit-motivated enterprises.

Falaye wrote: “Experiencing history through a family lineage provides a more personal, micro view of history that leaves a lasting and distinctive impression. Kenny Harmon’s natural and enthusiastic style gave me a warm and cozy experience that’s similar to listening to captivating stories by the fire on a cold evening.”

Overall, the reader will enjoy “Sad Papaw’s Heritage” as Falaye noted, the book moves through different events and stories at a comfortable pace while maintaining one’s attention by not spending too much time on a subject.

Know more about Kenny “Sad Papaw” Harmon’s family history and the days of America’s past in “Sad Papaw’s Heritage”. Order a copy today on

“Sad Papaw’s Heritage”

Author | Kenny Harmon

Published date | 2017

Publisher | Peppertree Press

Book retail price | $15.95 (Shipping not yet included)

Author Bio

Kenny Harmon was born in Chickasha, Oklahoma, on 1-12-1950. He was raised on a 475-acre farm in Dibble, Oklahoma. He watched most sports that were on TV in the 1950s and 1960s. For most of his adult life, he worked in construction as an ironworker. Throughout his career, he worked in 27 different states. He is the author of three books: “Sad Papaw’s Heritage,” “Sad Papaw’s The Early Years,” and “Sad Papaw’s Those Were The Days.”