As it becomes a more widely adopted concept among businesses, DevOps is a hot topic across the web. Countless articles, events, and resources exist on the topic, as do a number of influential experts. We’ve decided to aggregate many of these resources and names for you DevOps professionals — we hope you find them helpful as the field evolves and you expand your skills.
A Technology Fellow at Battery Ventures, Adrian is a Netflix alum and an expert in all things cloud. He’s an avid retweeter and you’ll find a mix of topics on his blog and twitter feed, from cloud conferences to craft beer to new technologies.
John is SVP Tech Operations at Etsy. His blog includes thoughts on systems safety, capacity planning, and web operations and he tweets interesting stuff from around the web on these topics.
Blog: Contributes to Forbes
Joe is an analyst and contributor at CBS interactive and Forbes. He writes about cloud computing and IT and tweets often about these topics.
Sean is one of the most followed influencers on this list. He blogs often, offering sound advice on a range of cloud, DevOps and tech topics.
Gene is a self-proclaimed DevOps enthusiast, and a top expert in our eyes. His blog Twitter feed is chock-full of quotes and info relating to DevOps.
Andrew is a security professional, author and cloud expert. Follow his blog and Twitter feed for plenty of cloud and DevOps goodies.
Mark R. Hinkle
Mark is the Senior Director of Open Source Solutions at Citrix. He tweets and blogs about Open Source, Cloud Computing, DevOps, and Systems Management.
Damon is the co-founder of DTO Solutions, a frequent conference speaker and a contributor to the dev2ops.org blog. He focuses on DevOps and operational process topics for software-as-a-service, e-commerce, and cloud businesses.
Marten is the CEO of Eucalyptus and former CEO of MySQL. Read his blog and twitter feed for his thoughts on cloud, AWS, DevOps, software and more.
Stephen is the co-founder of Atalanta Systems, a seasoned UNIX and Linux system administrator, and has a background in Enterprise Hosting.
Kevin is the Chief Science Officer at Praxis Flow. His blog is not entirely up to date but you can find some interesting tidbits about DevOps, infrastructure, data and cloud in his Twitter feed.
Julian, aka the Build Doctor, works for Neo Technology and is an expert in DevOps, Unix & Linux SysAdmin. While he only blogs once every couple months, you’ll find useful (and humorous) stuff on his Twitter feed on all things cloud and DevOps.
Xavier is a director at Netflix who tweets and blogs about recommender systems, machine learning, software, data and more. His blog, while rather quiet right now, includes some thought-provoking posts from the past.
Elisabeth is an author and consultant working on Cloudfoundry. She tweets and blogs about test automation, Exploratory testing, and Agile development.
Dominica teaches Kanban to DevOps enthusiasts, meaning she uses Kanban boards – visual process management systems – to integrate the flow of work from Dev to IT Operations. Her blog includes thoughtful learnings from training classes she teaches as well as takeaways from books she reads and events or talks she attends.
Alison is currently the CTO/CSO of a business innovation agency in NYC and has a huge online following. She gives an entertaining warning about following her on Twitter, as her feed is not always industry related and often NSFW, but she does put out a lot of great content about DevOps, software, web dev and tech in general.
Liz is a Lean / Agile consultant who blogs and tweets about everything from continuous delivery to BDD to poetry.
Jabe tweets and blogs about innovation and process management, lean UX and development, and a range of things under the tech umbrella aimed at solving “strange problems.”
Sascha is a consultant for Chef. Her blog has some thoughtful posts on topics including Ruby, women in tech, DevOps and more, and her Twitter feed is full of humorous quips about these topics.
Mandi is a Technical Practice Manager at Opscode with a ton of past experience in Ops, Sysadmin, and software engineering. She tweets about DevOps, sysadmin, development and other general tech topics.
Jez is a principal at Thoughtworks and co-author of Continuous Delivery and Lean Enterprise. He tweets and blogs about continuous deliver, DevOps, software, innovation, and social & economic justice.
Esther is a consultant passionate about designing organizations to succeed by influencing work environment and organizational dynamics. She tweets and blogs about Agile development, programming, systems, and of organizational structures.
Andrew Clay Shafer
Andrew is the co-founder of Puppet Labs and has worked on other startups include Cloudscaling. He tweets about DevOps, startups, programing and more — and has some humorous one-line tweets that make his feed entertaining.
George is a Research Director at Gartner who tweets and blogs about IT & quality management, human error and governance.
Martin is an engineer at ThoughtWorks. His blog and Twitter contain content about software development, which primarily focuses on software design and agile methods.
Patrick is a Java/Unix web consultant with a penchant for all things Star Wars and jedis. He tweets and blogs about infrastructure, web programming, DevOps, open source and more. Many credit Patrick for championing the term “DevOps”, as he brought the first DevOps Days conference to a reality.
Blog: O’Reilly contributor – http://programming.oreilly.com/courtneyn
Courtney is the Velocity Conference Co-chair and Editor at O’Reilly Media. She has a background in neuroscience and manages all O’Reilly content related to web performance and operations.
Blog: Chef blog – http://www.getchef.com/blog/
Adam is the Chief Dev Officer for Chef. His Twitter feed is full of interesting stuff about DevOps, open source, and infrastructure and more.
John is the VP of Customer Enablement at Stateless Networks. He tweets about monitoring, DevOps, networking, PaaS, and other cloud-related topics.
Chris works at DRW where he helps developers and operations deliver more value faster. His tweets cover topics from web development to DevOps to software.
James is the VP of Services at Docker and an author of six technical books. He tweets about Ruby, security, DevOps and all things tech.
Gareth is a Technical Architect working at Gov.UK. He tweets and blogs about sysadmin, general web, programming and technology. He’s also the curator of Devops Weekly.
Matthias is the CTO for helpster. He blogs and tweets about Continuous Delivery, Infrastructure Automation, and all things Devops.
John E. Vincent
John works at Dell. He tweets and blogs about DevOps, cloud, Ruby, Python and Agile Infrastructure.
*Bonus!* DevOps Reactions
Just for fun, you should follow @DevOpsReactions for some hilarious gifs that encompass daily DevOps frustr
ations. DOUBLE bonus: follow the always humorous @Devops_Borat for some additional chuckles.
DevOps Blogs & Websites
Here are some great DevOps-focused blogs and sites to add to your list.
The DevOps Zone is a very active blog presented by Puppet Labs and New Relic that tackles some key DevOps issues and challenges.
From the site that hosts Silicon Angle, Cloud Angle, and other various “Angle” blogs is DevOps Angle, covering news, opinions, interviews and more on DevOps and cloud topics.
The blog from the DevOps Guys is packed with helpful tutorials, interesting content and opinions on all things DevOps.
The Lone Sysadmin
The Lone Sysadmin is a blog by Bob Plankers, discussing all types of technology, system administration, virtualization, how it all relates to people, and other interesting things he finds along the way.
Netflix Tech Blog
Netflix’s tech blog is full of interesting tidbits on how their engineering team operates, tools they use, their architecture, AWS, and more.
While not a blog per se, this is a great resource for any DevOps pro looking to attend some great conferences across the globe.
What DevOps resources or influencers did I miss? Let me know in the comments!