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Who are the most influential DevOps people in the Twittersphere? After analyzing thousands of accounts, we created a list of people that every DevOps enthusiast or pro should be following.

All influential people have something in common: they can spread ideas faster and better than anyone else. We are aware that following these people has a handful of perks, including staying on top of the latest news and trends. Therefore, we decided to concoct a list of Twitter accounts all DevOps fans should follow.

The analysis ranks the top accounts in accordance with their social influence, although interestingly enough, not all household names of DevOps evangelists are on the list. Nevertheless, we are very proud of the list that we came up with.

Congratulations to all influencers who made it into our top 20 list. Click on each username to visit their Twitter accounts or the list on twitter.


We first generated a list of twenty thousand DevOps-related Twitter accounts (including all accounts that contain the keyword DevOps in their bio or in any of their tweets.)
To score the account and rank them accordingly, we analyzed their social authority and reach using two key metrics: MozRank and Klout.

Moz Social Authority Score: Social Authority score is composed of:

    1. The retweet rate of users’ last few hundred tweets.
    2. The recency of those tweets.
    3. A retweet-based model trained on user profile data.

Visit this MOZ blog post for more in-depth information.

Klout Score: Klout uses more than 400 signals from eight different networks to update the Klout Score daily. It’s mainly based on the ratio of reactions a user generates compared to the amount of content he shares. Read more at the Klout score blog.

1. Martin Fowler@martinfowler
Programmer, Loud Mouth, ThoughtWorker.

Klout score: 90
Moz score: 75
Total score: 165
2. Laurent MILTGEN @kubernan
#Microsoft #Office365 #MVP, #Geek, Founder of http://danstoncloud.com , Communautes.ms and Les #Afterworks des #Communautés Microsoft

Klout score: 72
Moz score: 81
Total score: 153
3. Eric Vanderburg @evanderburg
Security and Technology Leader, Author, Speaker, Private Investigator and Expert Witness. Posts may not represent the views of http://www.jurinnov.com

Klout score: 70
Moz score: 75
Total score: 145
4. Tech Junkie @techjunkiejh
Experience and passionate software engineer, focus on .NET and Java EE technology, and front end development. Practicer of unlearn principle. Always learning.

Klout score: 66
Moz score: 76
Total score: 143
5. Thorsten Heller @ThoHeller
#CEO, Co-#Founder & Über-#Geek at @greenbirdIT. Wild thoughts on #IoT, #BigData, #DataScience, #AI, #Microservices, #Containers & #Startups.

Klout score: 69
Moz score: 69
Total score: 139
6. suɐɥ ɟǝoq @HansB001
#IBM Cloud Innovation Space #hackathons #Amsterdam, #IBMBluemix #IoT, #startups, #IBMWatson @B__amsterdam, #AFCAjax 🙂 Tweets are my own

Klout score: 63
Moz score: 71
Total score: 135
7. John Arundel @bitfield
The right kind of consultant. Helps with devops, Puppet, Docker, etc. Automates stuff for you, because you haven’t got time. Ally.

Klout score: 62
Moz score: 72
Total score: 134
8. Greg Bledsoe @geek_king
Everything is changing, asking why. Managing consultant with @accenture #Linux #devops #cybersecurity writer, speaker. Views=mine rts != endorsements etc

Klout score: 62
Moz score: 71
Total score: 133
9. Gene Kim @RealGeneKim
DevOps enthusiast, The Phoenix Project co-author, Tripwire founder, Visible Ops co-author, IT Ops/Security Researcher, Theory of Constraints Jonah, rabid UX fan

Klout score: 65
Moz score: 64
Total score: 129
10. Jez Humble @jezhumble
Co-author of Continuous Delivery, Lean Enterprise, DevOps Handbook. CTO http://devops-research.com , lecturer @BerkeleyISchool. PGP: https://keybase.io/jezhumble

Klout score: 63
Moz score: 65
Total score: 129
11. Charity Majors @mipsytipsy
engineer/cofounder at @honeycombio, formerly Parse/Facebook. likes whiskey, rainbows, and systems engineering

Klout score: 62
Moz score: 66
Total score: 129
12. Amitav Bhattacharjee @bamitav
@Ta3s_Co Co-Founder; Technical Leader; #Technology #API #DevOps #IoT #IIoT #Industrie40 #M2M #AI #ML #VR #AR #BigData #MobileTech #FinTech @BITSAA Alumnus

Klout score: 63
Moz score: 64
Total score: 128
13. mike d. kail @mdkail
Chief Innovation Officer @Cybric #CIO #DevOps #DevSecOps #CyberSecurity #Cloud #SaaS

Klout score: 68
Moz score: 58
Total score: 127
14. Bridget Kromhout @bridgetkromhout
Principal Technologist for @cloudfoundry at @pivotal. Podcasts @arresteddevops. Organizes @devopsdays. Was ops at @DramaFever. Likes snow, bicycles, & @joelaha

Klout score: 60
Moz score: 65
Total score: 126
15. Jason Bloomberg @TheEbizWizard
I write and consult on Agile Digital Transformation in the enterprise. President of @Intellyx. Latest book: Agile Architecture Revolution http://www.agilearchitecturerevolution.com

Klout score: 60
Moz score: 63
Total score: 124
16. Donnie Berkholz @dberkholz
Research director for development, DevOps & IT ops @451Research. PhD biophysicist. Open-source OG. Emerging tech, craft beer, and zeroth-world problems

Klout score: 60
Moz score: 62
Total score: 122
17. patrickdebois @patrickdebois
bridging the gap between creativity and technology with a #devops mindset – eternal researcher and pragmatic implementor – cto @townheroes – started @devopsdays

Klout score: 60
Moz score: 61
Total score: 122
18. James Turnbull @kartar
Australian author. CTO @ Empatico. Previously CTO @kickstarter, OG @docker/@puppetize. Likes tattoos & good food. The Terraform Book https://goo.gl/NnSJpe

Klout score: 62
Moz score: 58
Total score: 121
19. Daniel Bryant @danielbryantuk
Chief Scientist @OpenCredo, CTO @SpectoLabs, dev/ops, teacher/student, traveller, runner, @InfoQ editor, @DevoxxUK, @oscon, @ContainerSched, @jaxlondon

Klout score: 61
Moz score: 58
Total score: 120
20. Matthew Skelton @matthewpskelton
Co-founder at @SkeltonThatcher. Continuous Delivery & DevOps advocate. Co-author @Operability, @CDwithWindows, @BuildQualityIn / Runs @londoncd, @PipelineConf

Klout score: 55
Moz score: 64
Total score: 119

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