QuarkWorks: Meet the Team Series — Chao Shi

Cassie Ferrick
Jan 30 · 2 min read
Chao Shi in some QuarkWorks swag!

It’s that time again where we feature one of our team members. Get to know one of our Software Engineers who joined us from abroad and is now is a full-time developer here at QuarkWorks!


Chao Shi


Software Engineer

When did you join QuarkWorks and how did you feel once you joined the team?

Since 2017, I still remember I spent 3 days driving from Phoenix to Columbia and went to the office the second day, feeling tired but excited. The office at that time did not look like a real office, but more like a club, which was cool to me. I love our new office too!

What excites and energizes you about the company?

The atmosphere is awesome, which is so friendly and energetic, just like a family.

We learn and play around with cool tech together.

What has been your favorite project to work on or are currently working on?

Maybe not my favorite, but the project Hello means a lot to me, not from the tech perspective, but from the emotional level. It is the first project I have ever worked on for this type of industry. I jumped in the project in 2017, and worked on it for over two years. It is just like an old friend, teaching me a lot and making me level up. Even though I am not on it anymore, I still remember the moments I was trying my best to make it better.

Advice you would give someone working at a startup?

Try to be hungry, motivated, and be foolish. This was actually said by Steven Jobs. I cannot agree with it anymore. Especially at startups, you really need to keep motivated to learn new things, and ready to take on new challenges.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

Reading books about history, gym, and documentary movies.

What is your all time favorite movie?

The movie called, “Ritual” from Brandon’s (my manager) recommendation. I am not a person who really loves horror movies, but this one really touched me. I like the atmosphere of it, as well as the things behind the story. I’m going to definitely watch it again.

As ever, QuarkWorks is available to help with any software application project — web, mobile, and more! If you are interested in our services you can check out our website. We would love to answer any questions you have! Just reach out to us on our Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

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