April 28 is National Superhero Day! I asked myself the question “If Marvel was casting their movies using the staff at Velsoft’s headquarters, who would get what part? After an exhausting and very scientific assessment, here are the results:

Person Superhero AKA Why
Michael Star Lord The Entertainer Bold, original, practical, observant, with excellent people skills
Cindy Invisible Woman The Campaigner Enthusiastic, outgoing, spontaneous, changeable, impulsive, energetic, and understanding.
Dave Iron Man The Debater Logical, innovative, creative, debater, knowledgeable, and a leader who dislikes being controlled.
Ben Nick Fury The Executive Honest, dedicated, dignified, valued for clear advice and guidance, and will lead the way on difficult paths.
Scott Black Panther The Commander Self-driven, motivating, energetic, assertive, confident, competitive and takes a big-picture view.
Jim Odin
Ian Captain America The Advocate inborn sense of idealism and morality, capable of taking concrete steps to realize their goals and make a lasting positive impact.
Carol Hawkeye The Defender
Sandra Black Widow The Architect Deeply perceptive, are able to see how everything is interconnected.
Kevin Vision
Brandon Mr. Fantastic The Logician Quiet, reserved, and thoughtful, flexible, tolerant, highly logical and objective. “Outside of the box” thinkers.
Sydney Emma Frost
Dylan Hank Pym
Jimmy Uatu

What’s in the Pipeline

  • Jan is working on course components.
  • Dylan is working on custom projects.
  • Ben is working on custom projects.
  • Carol is working on refreshing courses.
  • Sydney is working on custom projects.

Course Count

Courses released this month:

Story Marketing for Small Businesses

Microsoft Office 365: 2018 New Features

Here is the official count of courses for both courseware and eLearning:

Computer SoftSkills Total Courses
Courseware 291 180 471
eLearning 947 178 1125

Other Interesting Facts for Superhero day

  • Batman’s real name — Bruce Wayne — has historical roots. He was named for Scottish national hero Robert the Bruce and Mad Anthony Wayne, an American Revolution hero.
  • The character of Spider-Man was inspired by a winged insect that creator Stan Lee saw crawling along a wall at Marvel headquarters.
  • Captain American was first named Super American, but it was changed because it was felt that too many superheroes had the word “super” in their name.
  • Vibranium is a super strong mineral used by both Black Panther and Captain America. Black Panther’s uniform, claws and boots are made of Vibranium, and so is Captain America’s shield.
  • In one comic series Batman married Catwoman and had a daughter named Helena who grew up to be the comic book character The Huntress.
  • The Hulk was originally supposed to be grey in color, but was changed to green because the grey ink didn’t print very well.
  • Superman originally only had the power to leap tall buildings with a single bound, but was given the ability to fly when he was being animated for a 1940s cartoon because it was too difficult for artists to draw him bending his knees to jump.
  • Tony Stark’s artificial intelligence system is known as JARVIS, which stands for Just A Rather Very Intelligent System.

Source: https://www.rd.com/culture/surprising-superhero-facts/