Tim Banks is a lead developer advocate at Dell Technologies. His tech career spans over 25 years. Tim's journey into tech started as a U.S Marine, having originally joined up to be a musician. He was later reassigned to avionics. Upon leaving the military, he worked for hardware manufacturers and defense contractors as a civilian. Later, he left government contracting for the private sector, working both in large corporate environments and small startups. In the private sector, he honed his skills in systems administration, automation and operations for large Unix-based data stores. Today, Tim leverages his years in infrastructure, operations, DevOps, and site reliability engineering to advise and consult with engineers and leadership in his current role.