20 must-follow DevOps experts on Twitter

20 must-follow DevOps experts on Twitter

Want to keep learning more about all things DevOps? Use our curated list of DevOps people to follow

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Brian Scott aka @brainscott

Bio: Father/DevOps Badass. Tweets are my own. Automating the Cloud and improving Web Operations. Manager, Systems Engineering @ The Walt Disney Company.

Why to follow: A manager, systems engineering at Walt Disney Co., Scott tweets regularly on DevOps, cloud, automation, orchestration, and related topics.


Matty Stratton aka @mattstraton

Bio: Hosts @arresteddevops. Organizes @devopsdays. Works at @pagerduty. The most dangerous DevOps Evangelist on Twitter.

Why to follow: One of the hosts of the of the ArrestedDevOps podcast and an organizer of DevOpsDays, Stratton is a prolific and passionate preacher of DevOps’ mammoth potential in IT organizations.


Gregory Bledsoe aka @geek_king

Bio: @accenture'd servant, #devops, #lean, #agile, consultant, writer, speaker. Disruptor-In-Chief. Gentleman Barbarian, Peaceful Nerd Warrior.

Why to follow: Bledsoe currently brings his extensive experience in IT operations to bear as a consultant with Accenture, and tweets regularly on DevOps and a slew of related topics.


Ryn Daniels aka @rynchantress

Bio: Ops witch/cat inspector @travisci, 10X nonbinary engiqueer, powerlifter, cellist, photographer, #EffectiveDevops coauthor, artist, \m/,  they/them

Why to follow: Daniels is a veteran infrastructure operations engineer and author of the Effective DevOps book, whose self-described mission is to “bring modern development practices and human-first culture design to world-class operations teams, to make engineering practice more effective, empathetic, and efficient.”


Donnie Berkholz aka @dberkholz

Bio: VP DevOps'ing & OSS'ing @carlsonwagonlit. Program chair, Open Source Summit. Wrote plenty of code, now focused on culture. Opinions & beer mine.

Why to follow: DevOps is literally his job (or least a big part of it these days): As a VP of IT service delivery at Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Berkholz is driving a DevOps transformation at the corporate travel giant. Berkholz is also a committed open source advocate, and currently serves as a program chair for the Open Source Summit.


Robert Reeves aka @robertreeves

Bio: CTO/Cofounder @Datical, CTO/Cofounder Phurnace, avid mixologist, semi-pro horticulturist, unsponsored snowboarder, punk rock MBA, hubby badger, father. #HookEm

Why to follow: Reeves tweets on DevOps impacts throughout the software development lifecycle and IT organizations as a whole. Bonus feature: Reeves has a sense of humor about software. (Read what he has to say about winning a DevOps Job: See DevOps Jobs: How to win that role.)


Alan Shimel aka @ashimmy

Bio: DevOps, Security, Open Source, Tech, Business, Writer, old dude

Why to follow: Shimel is founder and editor-in-chief at DevOps.com. So, yeah, it’s not a big surprise that his tweetstream mentions DevOps from time to time. (And by that, we mean: all of the time.) Shimel’s focus also includes a healthy dose of security, cloud, open source, and boots-on-the-ground updates from a variety of tech industry conferences.


Rob England aka @theitskeptic

Bio: The IT Skeptic: writer, commentator, IT consultant, life balancer, DevOps anticryptoequinologist. Keeping IT antifragile. Often compelled to speak out.

Why to follow: England’s own self-described DevOps journey is one that should sound familiar to others in IT: As his handle suggests, England was skeptical of DevOps before some of its luminaries won him over. Today, he tweets (and writes and consults) regularly on the subject.


Gordon Haff aka @ghaff

Bio: Red Hat cloud guy, photographer, traveler, writer. Opinions are mine alone.

Why to follow: Haff, a regular contributor to Enterprisers Project and technology evangelist at Red Hat, lives and breathes all things cloud, containers, DevOps, and microservices. He’s a frequent public speaker on those topics and the author of "From Pots and Vats to Programs and Apps: How Software Learned to Package Itself," a book he co-wrote with Red Hat colleague William Henry. (Want the book? You can download a free PDF.)


Matthew Skelton aka @matthewpskelton

Bio: Head of Consulting at @ConfluxHQ / Co-founder, @SkeltonThatcher / CEng / Author @Operability, @CDwithWindows / @PipelineConf, @CodeMillHQ, @LeedsFrontEnd 

Why to follow: A long-time software pro and consultant, Skelton opines on continuous delivery, operability, and plenty more of the cultural, process, and technical elements of DevOps.

[ Read also: DevOps: The IT Leader's Guide, for advice from CIOs and experts on DevOps culture change, DevOps metrics, the DevOps jobs outlook, and more. ]

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