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Questions and Answers with John Welker

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