The Banks family mission
Dream as big as you possibly can. Set goals that will amaze but always help the world. Stay true to who you are and your values. Never stop learning.
CEO & Co-Founder
Father: Lead and the voice behind the mission.
Born and raised in the Los Angeles inner city Phillip started programming at 10 years old and his father got him started taking computer consulting jobs at 13. Starting in college he started working his way up to working for Fortune 500 companies and multi-million dollar companies before going into business for himself to focus on small businesses and startups. His passion for all things tech and web are only exceeded by his love for teaching youth and adults from his 30+ years experience at conferences. This is exemplified by his children that do technology and programming talks around the world especially his daughter starting at age 11.
The facilitator: Lays the groundwork for us to grow minds and build connections.
Phillip was the first born of four children in the Banks household. Learning to code by the age of 10 Phillip learned to lead and make an impact from a young age. Along with his father and brother Phillip started as a volunteer for the initial Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) at age 12 (which he still does to this day). His early exposure to technology led him into other arenas and now travels helping and empowering youth. Speaking, meeting and introducing influencial people in the tech community it has led him to working with groups like Computer4Kids and building networks for underpriviledged schools in Mexico. Currently along with his family making up the Banks Family Tech he teaches coding and technology to youth.
The Game designer: Teaches and designs what facilitates the learning.
Hunter was born into a family where technology was apart of living. Starting to code before the age of 10 he showed and aptitude for technology that was encouraged. At the age of 10 Hunter (along with his family) was a volunteer at the innaugural Southern California Linux Expo (which he still does to this day). Encouraged not to just watch video games but to analyze them he decided he wanted to be in the video game design community. Finishing college he found himself engaging in the family business of training youth technology and shows youth how to create the video games they love. Speaking, meeting and introducing influencial people in the tech community it has led him to working with groups like Computer4Kids and building networks for underpriviledged schools in Mexico.
The scientist: The brains behind the research.
David was born in inner city Los Angeles into a family that focused on technology. Early on in elementary school he decided his course was to be a neurosurgeon. Along with enjoying the family business of training youth to code David uses his knowlege to engage kids on a one on one level and build bridges that will empower them to go into areas that they never figured was possible. Most of his life he's been around great technology influencers while being a volunteer with his family at the Southern California Linux Expo (which he still does to this day). David brings the science and medicine perspective to the family as our soon to be surgeon.
The inspiration: Speaking, inspiring and leading with a feminine touch.
Keila Banks is a 18 year old programmer, web designer, entrepreneur and international speaker. She started programming at 9 and has been traveling the world speaking on being a young girl in tech. At age 12 she won the Young Entrepreneur of the year award beating out people much older than her. Since then she's been recognized by the mayor of Los Angeles, Long Beach California and presented in 2016 at the White House as an example of great things our youth are doing in technology. Coming from a tech family she loves and embraces many forms of technology without letting it getting in the way of just having fun being a kid.