What is your position at FlightStats?
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?
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.