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TOP 20 SOCIAL INFLUENCERS IN DEVOPS 2018

top 20 social influencers in Devops 2018

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. Moreover, the list does not in any way rank a person’s character, skill set or talent; it reflects her/his impact on Twitter from an algorithmic perspective. If you think we have missed you or any DevOps rockstar you know, drop us a line here.  Nevertheless, we are very proud of the list that we came up with. This blog contains the latest and correct version of the rating.

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.

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METHODOLOGY

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:164
2.Laurent Miltgen @kubernan
#Geek in the #cloud

Klout score:72
Moz score:81
Total score:153
3.John Arundel @bitfield
Cloud-native devops consultant for hire. Helps with Kubernetes, containers, Puppet, Go, AWS, GCP, monitoring, performance, resilience, infrastructure as code.

Klout score:67
Moz score:78
Total score:145
4.Eric Vanderburg @evanderburg
Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Tech Leader, Author, Consultant, and Speaker, VP, Cybersecurity @TCDI http://tcdi.com

Klout score:71
Moz score:74
Total score:145
5.Gregory S Bledsoe @geek_king
@accenture’d servant, #devops, #lean, #agile, consultant, writer, speaker. Disruptor-In-Chief. Gentleman Barbarian, Peaceful Nerd Warrior.

Klout score:64
Moz score:77
Total score:140
6.Simon Wardley @swardley
I like ducks, they’re fowl but not through choice. Corporate cartographer, chaotic evil, destroyer of undeserved value. RT ≠ +1

Klout score:68
Moz score:69
Total score:137
7.Charity Majors @mipsytipsy
engineer/CEO at @honeycombio, formerly Parse/Facebook. likes whiskey, rainbows, and systems engineering

Klout score:65
Moz score:72
Total score:137
8.Tech Junkie @techjunkiejh
Experience and passionate software engineer, focus on .NET and Java EE technology, don’t follow the herd. Practicer of unlearn principle. Always learning.

Klout score:65
Moz score:71
Total score:136
9.Amitav Bhattacharjee @bamitav
Co-Founder & SVP @Ta3s_Co | Tweets for #Tech Community & Tech Leaders (#CSuite #CXO #CEO #CIO #CTO#Architects) on Global #TechTrends & #Technological Advances!

Klout score:65
Moz score:70
Total score:135
10.Bridget Kromhout @bridgetkromhout
Principal Cloud Developer Advocate at @Microsoft. Podcasts @arresteddevops. Organizes @devopsdays. Was: @pivotal, @DramaFever. Likes snow, bicycles, & @joelaha.

Klout score:63
Moz score:72
Total score:135
11.Jaana Burcu Doğan @rakyll
Programmer. Distributed systems observability at Google. Previously #golang. Keeping things boring.

Klout score:64
Moz score:71
Total score:134
12.Jez Humble @jezhumble
Co-author of some books on software. CTO @devops_research, lecturer @UCBerkeley, ex-@18F, “such a knob” – @ranisanghera. PGP: https://keybase.io/jezhumble

Klout score:62
Moz score:69
Total score:131
13.Mike d. Kail @mdkail
CTO @Cybric #CTO #CIO #DevOps#DevSecOps #CyberSecurity #Cloud#SaaS #AI #Blockchain #Dad

Klout score:74
Moz score:57
Total score:131
14.Gene Kim @RealGeneKim
DevOps enthusiast. Coauthor: DevOps Handbook, The Phoenix Project, & Visible Ops. Tripwire founder, IT Ops/Security Researcher, Theory of Constraints Jonah.

Klout score:63
Moz score:67
Total score:130
15.Solomon Hykes @solomonstre
Hacker & entrepreneur. Founder of Docker, formerly known as Dotcloud.

Klout score:62
Moz score:68
Total score:129
16.Quentin Adam @waxzce
CEO @clever_cloud IT automation and application sustainability for node, scala, java, php, python, docker or ruby apps + DBaaS… Build and update apps faster

Klout score:65
Moz score:64
Total score:129
17.Dan Wahlin @DanWahlin
Training & architecture on Angular/React/Vue, TypeScript, Docker/Kubernetes, ASP_NET Core, Node.js, Azure. Pluralsight author.

Klout score:68
Moz score:62
Total score:129
18.Thorsten Heller @ThoHeller
#CEO, Co-#Founder & Chief-#Geek at @greenbirdIT. Thoughts on #IoT, #BigData, #DataScience, #AI, #Microservices, #Containers, #Docker, #Akka, #Java & #Startups.

Klout score:66
Moz score:63
Total score:129
19.Liz Fong-Jones @lizthegrey
Staff SRE, @googlecloud Customer Reliability.

Klout score:65
Moz score:63
Total score:128
20.Jérôme Petazzoni @jpetazzo
I have four words for you: containers, containers, containers, containers. All opinions expressed here are my own. jerome at docker dot com.

Klout score:61
Moz score:65
Total score:125
20.Hans Boef @HansB001
Dev Advocate #hackathons #Amsterdam, #AI, #Bluemix #IoT, #startups.

Klout score:58
Moz score:67
Total score:125

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