Despite the fun in using the application, Twitter is actually a useful tool when it comes to marketing yourself to large and small companies. In this case, here are the necessary Twitter profiles you should follow if you want to succeed in the fast-paced, ever-growing world of DevOps. Be sure to click on the addresses for each account to go to their respective twitter feeds for more information.
Steve Brodie @stbrodie
Currently the CEO at Electric Cloud, Steve Brodie has garnered a reputation of building new businesses into market leaders at both venture-backed startups and leading enterprise IT organizations. If you are looking for advice from a proven leader who has successfully established teams and fostered DevOps cultures in business environments, this is your man.
Gene Kim @RealGeneKim
Author of the critically-acclaimed book, “The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win,” of which you can check out through the link here, Gene Kim is recognized as a bonafide expert of DevOps, especially in the written word. If his book isn’t enough, he’s also the founder of Tripwire, a software company in Portland, Oregon.
Jez Humble @jezhumble
The co-author of the Jolt Award winning Continuous Delivery, as well as a co-lecturer at UC Berkeley, Jez Humble is known to present DevOps in an approachable, fun way. Currently, he is currently researching how to build high performing teams at his startup, DevOps Research and Assessment LLC, while still lecturing at UC Berkeley.
Jayne Groll @JayneGroll
Currently the CEO of Devops Institute, which promotes a continuous learning community on DevOps practices, Jayne Groll is also currently the President of ITSM Academy, a full-service IT Service Management and ITIL education provider. Jayne Groll is known to take an educated approach to her DevOps, as evidenced by both her strong academic background and her involvement with multiple training providers.
Denise Dubie @DDubie
Previously a journalist with over a decade of experience as Senior Editor at Network World, Denise Dubie is also the Senior Principal of Content Strategy at CA Technologies, where she manages content across their blogs and sites; she also writes, researches, edits, and reports on a wide range of topics besides DevOps. With a strong writing background and a knack for knowing the latest technological trends, Denise Dubie surely an expert in all things DevOps.
Damon Edwards @damonedwards
A Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Rundeck, Inc., Damon Edwards devotes himself to DevOps and IT operations through his twitter. He also runs a show called DevOps Cafe, where he has friendly chats with different DevOps experts. Click here to check out the show.
Charles T. Betz @CharlesTBetz
Currently a Principal Analyst at Forrester, Charles Betz has also added to his prestigious career of having authored the first general survey textbook on IT management. He currently teaches as an Adjunct Professor at the University of St. Thomas, as well as excelling in Agile methods and DevOps pipelines, IT service management, and software engineering, among other topics.
Ann Marie Fred @DukeAMO
Serving as a Software Engineer and Manager at IBM, Ann Marie Fred also moonlights as both a blogger and conference speaker, specializing in DevOps, Continuous Delivery, Cloud Computing, and Virtualization, among other topics. Currently based in North Carolina, she engages in developing and testing state-of-the-art software for IBM, a role few can accomplish with such efficiency.
Julia Wester @EverydayKanban
Julia Wester has taken his interest in DevOps to the next level, and she now works as a Manager and Customer Education & Improvement Coach at LeanKit, a technology company that creates software that incorporates lean management principles to work environments. In terms of Twitter, Julia is definitely one of the more energetic DevOps personalities, but that doesn’t diminish her knowledge in any way.
Dominica DeGrandis @dominicad
Currently a Director of Digital Transformation at TaskTop, Dominica DeGrandis is also the author of “Making Work Visible,” which covers everything about being an IT time management expert, and which you can check out through the link here. She also works as a teacher of Continuous improvement throughout companies, as well as DevOps in work environments.
Ed Blankenship @edblankenship
Currently serving as the Head of Product at Algorithmia, Ed Blankenship previously served as the Product Manager at Microsoft for DevOps, which certainly validates his expertise as a DevOps specialist. With previous work experience at Microsoft and Heavybit Industries, Ed surely serves as a great example as to how one can develop and spread the influence of DevOps to all work environments.
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