Danie Banks

software analyst

My name is Danie Banks and I am a self-taught developer, born and raised in the Bronx, NY. I’ve been involved in the tech industry for 3-4 years. Prior to that, I worked as an office manager for several years. That experience allowed me to enhance my team management skills. I am currently a QA at ThoughtWorks Chicago. My career goals are racial diversity in tech and using technology in underserved communities. My interests are hiphop, embroidery and documentaries.

The Interview

I came to find ThoughtWorks by

networking my butt off during my time with Startup Institute New York.

My geeky passion is

cross world puzzles and dr seuss books

The best advice I can give a current or future ThoughtWorker is

Keep following your dreams and use technology as a tool.

The thing I'm most proud of from my time here is

the challenges I've overcome.

The thing I love most about my work is


If I could fix one of the world's problems, I'd put my powers to use on behalf of

Black trans women, trans people, Black people, queer people, and gender non-conforming people.

With ThoughtWorks, I've visited

Pune, India and Chicago, IL.