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Last Updated Jan 04, 2015 — DevOps Expert

TwitterOps - DevOps Influencers You Need To Be Following



DevOps and Continuous Delivery communities seem to be popping up all over the place. From Hacker News to Stack Exchange to Podcasts, the DevOps world is becoming bigger and better every day. I always urge people to explore new communities and find the right fit for them, but let's not forget about the classics.

Twitter has become a serious hub for everything DevOps, Continuous Delivery and Release Automation. Every major company, founder, and thought leader are at your fingertips, giving you 140 characters of DevOps and Agile gold everyday. I have composed a list of my Top Ten DevOps Twitter Influencers in todays Twittersphere that everyone needs to be following. @adrianco - Adrian Cockcroft As the brilliant mind behind Chaos Monkey, Adrian Cockcroft is always around to Tweet the latest in DevOps happenings and news. This thought leader and blogger is a necessity for any DevOps Twitter List @RealGeneKim - Gene Kim This Tripwire founder and Visible Ops co-auther refers to himself as a Devops enthusiast. Gene Kim's twitter board will make you think deeper and more positively about our blossoming culture. @allspaw - John Allspaw If you have ever seen you can begin to imagine how interesting and diverse this twitter board can be. John is never afraid to post or retweet strong opinions and ideas being talked about in the DevOps world. @jezhumble - Jez Humble If aliens landed tomorrow and wanted to talk to one of us about DevOps and Continuous Delivery, this is the guy we would send. A constant proponent for good causes, Jez Humble should always be on your feed. @davefarley77 - Dave Farley The amount of DevOps culture that surrounds Dave Farely's Twitter account is unprecedented. Whether you are looking for a new DevOps book, blog or quote to pass by the time on those long plane rides, this is the feed you want. @botchagalupe - John Willis DevOps Days wouldn't be the same without John Willis explaining "What is DevOps." Co-Voice on the wildly popular DevOps Cafe podcast, John Willis loves start-ups and loves tweeting about DevOps events. 
@patrickdebois - Patrick Debois Speaking of DevOps Day, Patrick Debois is the founder! That means if you aren't following him already, you are doing something wrong. With fantastic hashtags and short tweets this is a handle you can't do without. @garethr - Gareth Rushgrove One of us! This software developer and occasional sysadmin is always in the know when it comes to industry news. As the curator of DevOps Weekly, which you should read, Gareths feed is DevOps heaven. @nanobeep - Matt Jaynes and his book Taste Test in its second edition is all you really need to know about Matt Jaynes to start following his Twitter. With plenty of pictures and videos this twitter feed is a big crowd pleaser. @KentBeck - Kent Beck If you want to talk about serious thought leaders in the agile and development industry, Kent Beck is always in the conversation. This twitter feed will keep you motivated with plenty of Kent Beckisms. @devopsreactions - DevOps Reactions Whether you are having a rough Monday or your tests keep failing, DevOps Reactions is a great way to put a smile on your face. The folks behind this original tumblr account really understand the pains of our industry. Honorable Mention: Incase 10 new DevOps accounts weren't enough to feed your twitter appetite, here is are a couple more that definitely deserve a place on your feed. @LordCope, @lnkxchk, @marcchenn, @thatch45, @kartar, @mmarschall, @agentdero, @damonedwards


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