Something unexpected happened: I got a movie credit! Movie credits happen when working at ILM, but not very often for people in R&D like myself. ILM does not own most of the property it works on and so we do not have a lot of control over how many credits are available for our staff. However we just released Strange Magic which is a Lucasfilm property. They were generous with credits and the whole R&D department seems to have been included!
I now have my own IMDb page which is super super cool. My new job continues to be awesome.
I haven't seen Strange Magic yet, but the reviews are not very positive. Apparently the look is quite good though.