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Team Awesome: Karlis Ivansons, Network Wizard

Posted by Team Awesome on Feb 23, 2021 4:04:04 PM
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Karlis

Karlis' title of Network Wizard truly defines his role at WhyFly and his passion for that is seen in everything he does. Just wait until he pulls out a white board to illustrate his point (it's our FAVORITE!). When Karlis is explaining something to you, not only do you get it, but you want to know more because he's just so.darn.excited.

It's pretty clear he loves what he does, and that's just one of many reasons we're so grateful to have him as part of the WhyFly family. 

In honor of his big 3-0, we made him tell us a little more about himself...

Birthday:
February 23, Pisces

Where were you born?
Christiana Hospital, Newark DE
Also, my mother's maiden name is Hall.
My first car was a 1991 Honda Accord.
My childhood best friend was Preston Thompson.
Editor's Note: Awwwww! That's his cousin, co-worker and still best friend. Heart melted.
My favorite teacher was Christopher Gaspare.
My first pet’s name was Newton. 

Need any more security questions answered? :P

Do you know what time you were born?
You think my memory is that good?

Name something that is Awesome: 
Extra-orbital space flight!

What time do you usually wake up?
8am… then again at 8:05, and 8:10, 8:15. By 8:20 I usually drag my ass out of bed.

What’s your usual breakfast?
Eggs on toast

Karlis Shark Hat
Something you geek out on:

Besides networking? History of manufacturing and precision.  I find it fascinating that we can measure and manufacture to less than a micron reliably. It’s interesting learning about the inventions that allow us to be so precise and how the advances in manufacturing changed and continue to change the world.

What website do you visit most often (keep it clean, please this is a family blog!)?
Duckduckgo.com. Non-search related is old.reddit.com.

Favorite movie?
Stranger than Fiction

Favorite show to binge?
King of the Hill

Favorite pastime?
Video games. I've been playing a lot of city builders and management sims lately.

Current food craving (like, right this second)?
A bowl of creamy tomato soup and grilled cheese.

Any pets? Any cute pics of your pets?
Two cats, Tesla and Edison.

Cute Kitties

What do you love about your job?
Designing a solution to a problem then getting to build and implement it.

If you could have one birthday wish, what would it be?
For Covid-19 to be eradicated and lockdown to end.

What fictional place would you most like to go?
Milliways, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe.

Anything else we should know?
To make chloroform from household chemicals:

  1. Place one gallon of extra strength bleach in the freezer until it is below 0c. 

THE REACTION IS HIGHLY EXOTHERMIC! IF THE BLEACH IS NOT CHILLED THE REACTION WILL CREATE ENOUGH HEAT TO MELT THE BOTTLE!


Editor's Note: Yes, he wrapped this birthday questionnaire up with specific instructions on how to make chloroform from common household products. To steer clear of lawsuits, we've made the executive decision to omit this from our blog - but it sure does illustrate just why we love this man to pieces.

You now have your homemade chloroform!

Topics: WhyFly Wilmington, Humans of WhyFly, Team Awesome

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