We are excited to announce that Derek Walker has joined the Chocolatey Team as an Infrastructure Operations Engineer!

Derek Walker, Infrastructure Operations Engineer

Derek's journey into the world of IT can be traced back to his early encounters with computers. He got his first PC in middle school and started building his own a few years later. His first taste of Chocolatey was during his time working at a Managed Service Provider (MSP). Over the years, he has used PowerShell and various deployment tools to automate tasks and make life easier.

Derek has experience in a variety of technical roles including helpdesk, networking, and systems administration. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science at the University of Illinois, Springfield and is an AWS Certified Solution Architect. His real passion is DevOps. Focusing on CI/CD pipelines and infrastructure as code to automate complex tasks.

"I'm honored to have the opportunity to be a part of Chocolatey and contribute to the community" says Derek. "I look forward to the responsibility of maintaining and improving Chocolatey's infrastructure."

Derek will be based remotely in Johnston, Iowa.

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