My name is Tim Benniks. I'm a Dutchman living in France where I work remotely from a farm in the countryside. I Developer Relations Lead for Outreach and Awareness at Hygraph.
Before I joined Hygraph I worked for Uniform as director of developer relations and I spend about 15 years at agencies building websites for huge brands. I was global front-end director at Valtech Principal front-end developer at AKQA.
In 2020 I forged a new career path for myself by re-exploring my creativity. I’ve been a lifelong musician and since we moved countries many years ago, I didn’t play much. The agency life was resting heavy on my shoulders and I missed sharing with my community and being creative.
I jumped right in and decided to make a new YouTube video each week and to start speaking at conferences once a month. This creative path changed my life. I learnt a lot from the developer community and I started to make a name for myself.
The outcome of a year if creative work was a job at a start up where I led developer relations. Fast forward a few years and I'm now on solid ground in the start up world continuing with roles in developer relations like the one I landed at Hygraph in 2023.
I love to explore my creativity by making videos, live streams and speaking. Now that virtual conferences are a thing I have specialised in making entertaining, high production value talks that I pre-record.
On my YouTube channel I explore web development related topics but I also conduct interviews and I try out services with live commentary.
Making all these videos is lot's of work. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe or even sponsor me.