20 DevOps Influencers to follow on Twitter — LinuxTechLab

As the Agile philosophy continues to increase in popularity DevOps have become more important than ever. A recent study showed that companies that fully embrace the DevOps mindset outperform the S&P 500 and had shorter development cycles.

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DevOps has come a long way from its grassroots beginnings in the 1980s and it is now a mainstay in the software development cycle and much can be learned from the best and brightest in this field. The best way to keep up to date with these individuals in through twitter and for this reason we have created a list of 20 DevOps influencers to follow on Twitter. This list is not exhaustive and is in no particular order.

Mike Cohn Jayne Groll

@JayneGroll CEO and Co-Founder of the DevOps Institute (DOI) — Jayne Grolls has over 25 years of experience in the realm of IT management. She is a certified Scrum Master, and a certified Agile Service Manager.

Brian Gracely

Director of Product Strategy Red HatAuthor of the popular article 7 Habits of Highly Effective DevOps, Brian is always tweeting about DevOps and related topics. He also runs a podcast which many people find interesting and enlightening.

John Allspaw

Co-Founder Adaptive Capacity LabsAuthor of the Art of Capacity Planning, has worked for companies such as Flickr, Friendster, Infoworld, and salon.

Gareth Rushgrove

@garethr Director Product Manager at snyksec — Gareth Rushgrove runs DevOps weekly, one of the most popular publications within the community.

Gene Kim

@realgenekim Founder of IT Revolution — Gene Kim is the author of WSJ best selling book The Unicorn Project. Kim, a household name in the development sphere, is known for his insightful talks and his wealth of knowledge.

Patrick Debois J Paul Reed Steve Smith

@stevesmithcd Continuous Delivery Consultant — Prior to running his private consultant business Steve worked for companies such as Sky Network, The Financial Times, and Visa. He is considered a leader in the field of continuous delivery and for this reason, he should be followed.

Alan Shimel Mark Imbriaco Gordon Haff

@ghaff Cloud technical consultantContributor to Enterprisers Project and technology evangelist at Red Hat, Gordon Haff developed quite the expert in all things cloud. Author of “ From Pots and Vats to Programs and Apps: How Software Learned to Package Itself,” along with William Henry.

Nicole Forsgren

DevOps Researcher and Strategist — Dr. Nicole Forsgren holds a
Ph.D. in Management Information Systems and a Masters in Accounting. She has published journal papers and is CEO and chief scientist at DORA (DevOps Research and Assessment)

Jez Humble

@jexhumble Cloud technical consultantJez Humble is a Cloud consultant specializing in infrastructure and product development and consults across three continents including with the US Federal government. Jez Humble teaches at Berkeley and is also employed with Google Cloud.

Robert Reeves

@robertreeves Chief Technology Officer — Robert Reeves has a career in DevOps that has impacted the software development lifecycle and IT organizations altogether. He has authored a publication titled

Brian Scott

DevOps technical consultantA manager, employed to perform systems engineering with Walt Disney Co., Scott’s interests are in the Cloud, automation, orchestration, and has had a career in development and DevOps for over 15 years, working with Myspace, RazorGator.

Kelsey Hightower

@kelseyhightower Development ConsultantCurrently employed with Google as a developer advocate, Kelsey Hightower is best known for helping to bring Kubernetes into the IT mainstream, and has authored a publication on it with Joe Beda and Brendan Burns entitled “Kubernetes: Up and Running”

Cindy Sridharan Charity Majors

@mipsytipsy Engineer and CEO- Charity is a modern system engineering analyst and is interested in how software products get ( or should get) built and maintained. Charity Majors is the CEO at Honeycomb, and formally employed with Facebook.

Mirco Hering Juni Mukherjee

DevOps Technical ConsultantA regular speaker at DevOps and Continuous Everything conferences, Juni Mukherjee is also the author of the publication “Continuous Delivery Pipeline — Where Does It Choke?” and “The Power of Continuous Delivery in DevOps.” and Designs metrics and dashboards to objectively measure behavior.

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Originally published at https://linuxtechlab.com on February 3, 2020.