Koski SpotlightBlog Post

Team Spotlight: Mark Koski

Team member:

Mark Koski

What is your position at FlightStats?

Software Engineer

What made you interested in what you do?

I was actually in high school when I started software engineering, and I majored in it from there. My dad was an electrical engineer, so I’ve always liked engineering.

How long have you been working at FlightStats?

4 years

How has FlightStats evolved since you started?

Our team is more focused now than we were in the past. When I started, it seemed like we had one guy working on things and now we have a whole team of people in charge of onboarding data, processing data and managing our web and mobile properties.

What do you like about working at FlightStats?

The people. I don’t dread coming here. I look forward to coming to work. The people are friendly, and I enjoy what I do.

What’s the best part of working in software engineer at FlightStats?

There are millions of people using our data. Without us in the mix, it leaves a huge hole in the travel industry. From airport dashboards, mobile apps, etc. It’s nice knowing that I’m not writing software for five people. I can see that a lot of people rely on our website and our data, and I can especially see that when there are storms disrupting travel.

What are your hopes for our company?

To point to the acquisition, we have a lot of data. FlightGlobal has introduced a lot more data that we can use to make our apps even better.

What do you do in your free time?

Besides nerd out, I have some mobile apps and Arduino projects I work on like an auto-waterer for my plants. Experimenting. I program iOS apps to gain more self-knowledge around other APIs or SDKs.

Any other fun facts you want to share?

My bowling average is 167.