Meet John Welker

John joined the technical arm of SilverPoint in the early part of 2018 and quickly settled into his role within the team.  A quick learner and a steady presence, John quietly goes about closing tickets like it’s no big deal.

An anime fan, John has curated a movie library larger than most small countries and has spent most of the COVID-period missing the time spent during his commute on HWY 1.

Question: Why did you decide to pursue a career in technology?

Answer: It was the one thing that felt natural for me to be doing, and was the one thing I have been able to picture myself doing as a career.

Question: Is there something specific about yourself which you would like to share?

Answer: I have strictly defined number of cats, which would commonly be known as too many.

Question: If you could invent a holiday, what would it involve?

Answer: A second Halloween, but instead of kids going door-to-door, we would launch candy out of t-shirt cannons into crows of adults.

Question: Growing up, what was your favourite TV Show?

Answer: Digimon

Question: Cats or Dogs?

Answer: Cats

Question: What is your favourite word in the English language?

Answer: Colloquial, because it is the exact opposite of its own definition.

Question: Can you play any instruments?

Answer: Yes!  Trumpets and Drums.

Question: If you were a superhero, what would your power be?

Answer: Long-range teleportation.

Question: When you were 5, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Answer: A firetruck.

Question: A firetruck?

Answer: Yes.  A firetruck.

Response: Ok…

Question: What electronic device can you not live without?

Answer: My computer.  I love video games too much to go without it for a prolonged period.

Favourite Pastime: I know it’s cliche, but it has to be video games.  I am a single-player strategy gamer at heart.

Question: Do you have any hobbies?

Answers: All of the hobbies.  Petting cats.  Cuddling cats.  Scratching cats.  Video games, Dungeons and Dragons, Snowboard.  But mostly cats…

Question: If you were a pasta shape, what shape would you be and why?

Answer: Rotini, because sauce is the best and nothing holds sauce better than rotini.

Special Note: This last answer has caused some contentious internal debate about the sauce-holding capacities of different pasta shapes – let us know if you have any special thoughts on the subject.  We will be performing a scientific study soon.

Favourite Food: For my birthday every year, my Mom makes the best seafood chowder which is served in a bread bowl, and it is the best thing in the universe.

Favourite Type of Candy: Chewy Sour Things (the sourer, the better)

Favourite Childhood Toy: A teddy bear I was given when I was 3-months old, which I still have today.

Favourite Flavour of Potato Chip: Salt ‘n Vinegar or Ketchup