Forever curious, prolifically innovative and dazzling to everyone she meets, Shani Banerjee is the quintessential Renaissance woman for the 21st Century. Please join us in welcoming her to the BlastPoint Team!
When it comes to product design and development for a software platform that future-focused customers rely on, there’s no one better to provide a fresh perspective than Full Stack Engineer, Shani Banerjee.
With a foundation in photography, music and writing—and a seemingly unquenchable thirst for figuring stuff out—Shani comes with a vast array of tools to help us build and improve our product.
After college, she pursued certifications in UX/UI at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Full Stack Development certification and bootcamps through AcademyPGH, and mentoring with Stitch Fix. All this in order to, as she tells it, “demystify tech” for her curious mind.
Those skills led to positions at nationally-renowned companies, where she performed back- and front-end development, product design, multi-page web application, coding, client needs assessments and data interpretation.
Some of her responsibilities with the BlastPoint Development Team include “working on the front end for a reporting tool that helps our customers leverage their marketing potential,” she says. We know her contributions to bettering our platform’s user experience will be extremely helpful, and we’re very grateful to have her on board.
When Shani isn’t at the office, you might find her volunteering to create leadership opportunities for kids, or writing, performing and producing classical, punk or country music. She spearheaded Pittsburgh’s version of the nationally acclaimed GirlsRock! program, an enrichment-focused summer camp that teaches girls how to play instruments, using music as a tool to help them “amplify self-confidence, creative expression, independent thinking, mutual respect, and cooperation.” She also received the Martin Guitars Charitable Foundation and Ace Hotel Up & Comin’ Grant in 2018.
Shani says that humility is the most important asset she’s developed as a result of her creative journey. “Having a teachable spirit,” she says, “makes you realize that iterative processes require you to consider feedback, and that it’s not an option to forge ahead without trial and error.”
Welcome to BlastPoint, Shani! We’re so glad you’re here!