Each week, Continuum spotlights an employee who has gone above and beyond. The spotlight is more than just recognition of the hard work being done at Continuum, but a look into the personbehind that work. We find out what our employees do for fun, what their favorite movies are, what their passions are and much more. We also ask them about their experiences working at Continuum and what they like most about their job. Check back each week to find out who made the Employee Spotlight.
This week, Kent Porter is being featured!
Kent is the Quality Engineering Manager for Continuum and R1Soft.
Let's get to know Kent a little better...
Kent at Continuum
How long have you been working for Continuum?"I've been with Continuum since July 2014, but have been a member of the R1Soft team since 2008."
How did you hear about Continuum in the first place? "I heard about Continuum when it acquired R1Soft in 2014."
What is your favorite thing about working for Continuum? "Continuity247 is an awesome project to be a part of!"
What is your best memory as a Continuum employee? "My best memory is the outdoor crawfish event. I love anything outdoors!"
What is one skill that you have acquired since starting with Continuum? "Working in Confluence/Jira."
Do you have any fun or funny stories that involve any of your co-workers? "Yes! Dare I?"
What do you look for in a good company? "I look for great teams with growth potential."
Would you recommend applying at Continuum to a friend?"Yes, I would."
More about Kent
What is an interesting fact about yourself? "Using my own ham radio station, I have talked to astronauts onboard the MIR space station, The ISS space station and the orbiting Space Shuttle, and received radio transmissions from moonbounce, the planet Jupiter, the Sun, and a variety of satellites in space."
What is your favorite movie? "I have way too many to mention, mostly SciFi and comedy."
What is your favorite TV show? "Any Star Trek series."
What do you like to do for fun? "I like computers, ham radio, astronomy, air rifles, electronics, recording/editing, gardening, my Jeep and ElCamino, boating/RVing/glamping, anything science and I'm usually outside."
What is your hidden talent? "My bride calls me " Mr. Fixit "
Do you have any pets? What are their names?"I have two dogs, Sweet Pea (Long haired Dachshund) and Charlie (Golden lab)."
What is your favorite animal? "Dogs. I also like tropical fish."
What kind of music do you like to listen to? "I like a wide variety, but I collect old original vinyl LPs - usually 50's-90's, mostly rock."
Do you play any instruments? "I play many, but none very well."
Do you follow/play any sports? If so, which teams/sports?"I participate in fantasy football leagues."
If you could travel anywhere on earth to vacation, where would you go? "I would go to Alaska."
If you could have any super power, what would it be? "Folding space and reading minds. 1. Travel to distant worlds. 2. I knew you'd ask me why?"
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