The DevOps movement continues to gain traction in major US companies as a way for organizations to meet employee and customer needs with a smoother workflow. Short for "development and operations," the DevOps workflow seeks to integrate software developers and IT professionals who manage production operations, allowing companies to deliver software and security updates much faster both internally and for customers.
Want to learn more and stay up to date with the DevOps movement? Here are 10 Twitter accounts that will help you keep up with the conversation.
Gene Kim: @RealGeneKim
Kim, co-author of The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win and The DevOps Handbook, frequently tweets about all things DevOps. He's presented at dozens of companies and conferences. He is also interested in security and compliance, and how IT organizations can transform their operations.
Patrick Debois: @patrickdebois
Debois, IT consultant and co-author of The DevOps Handbook, is responsible for coining the term "DevOps" and hosting the first DevOpsDays event in 2009. On his Twitter, he is "bridging the gap between creativity and technology with a #devops mindset," tweeting useful DevOps tips with humor and GIFs.
Jennifer Davis: @sigje
Davis, a senior software engineer at Chef Software, is co-author of Effective DevOps and organizer of DevOpsDays Silicon Valley. She gives frequent presentations about DevOps, tech culture, and monitoring, and offers tutorials on a variety of technical topics. Davis often tweets about DevOps and the tech industry.
Jez Humble: @jezhumble
Humble, co-author of The DevOps Handbook, Lean Enterprise, and Continuous Delivery, has spent his career working with code, infrastructure, and product development in companies across three continents. As co-founder of DevOps Research and Assessment LLC, Humble frequently tweets from DevOps events.
Charity Majors: @mipsytipsy
Majors, the cofounder and engineer at data analysis startup Honeycomb and a former Facebook production engineering manager, tweets about her experiences working with DevOps. Her feed is entertaining as well as informative, with insights into programming and complex systems.
Bridget Kromhout: @bridgetkromhout
Kromhout, principal technologist at Cloud Foundry, is the lead organizer of the DevOpsDays conference and co-host of the Arrested DevOps podcast. She frequently tweets and gives presentations at DevOps conferences. She also tweets advice on making DevOps more accessible for a wider population.
Damon Edwards: @damonedwards
As Edwards writes in his Twitter profile description, "DevOps and improving how businesses operate is my thing." He is the co-founder of DTO Solutions, providing DevOps and automation solutions for large-scale and mission critical IT operations. A frequent conference speaker and contributor to the dev2ops.org blog, Edwards tweets about DevOps events and articles.
Katherine Daniels: @beerops
Daniels is a senior operations engineer at Etsy, focusing on monitoring and infrastructure automation, and co-author of Effective DevOps. They are also co-organization of DevOpsDays NYC, and a frequent conference speaker. Daniels tweets about conferences, tech culture, and their experiences in the workplace.
Kelsey Hightower: @kelseyhightower
Hightower, a developer advocate for Google Cloud Platform, tweets about DevOps, containers, and Kubernetes. He also gives technical workshops on topics including programming and system administration.
Jason Hand: @jasonhand
Hand is a DevOps Evangelist for VictorOps and author of ChatOps for Dummies. He is the organizer of the Denver, CO-area DevOpsDays, and has given a number of talks on DevOps and ChatOps. He tweets useful articles and conference take-aways on the subjects.
- DevOps isn't a matter of speed, it's all about software quality (TechRepublic)
- Gap between DevOps-savvy and non-savvy companies is huge, survey finds (ZDNet)
- Why the DevOps faithful keep pulling away from their competitors(TechRepublic)
- The road to digital bliss is paved with service thinking and DevOps (ZDNet)
- Enterprise cloud performs best with DevOps, software-defined networks (ZDNet)
Alison DeNisco is a Staff Writer for TechRepublic. She covers CXO and the convergence of tech and the workplace.