Seems fitting to start 2018 by finally posting this list I started in May while working on my DevOpsDays “SRE vs DevOps” presentation, I pulled an SRE and DevOps reading list from some of my favorite authors. I quickly realized that the actual influencer list needed to be expanded some – additional and suggestions welcome. A list like this is never complete.
Offered WITHOUT ordering… I’m sorry if I missed someone! I’ll make it up by podcasting with them!
SRE & DevOps Focused
- Charity Majors @mipsytipsy has a funny and pragmatic take on SRE (I got to do a fun SRE video with Charity!) who is very engaged about monitoring.
- Susan Fowler @susanthesquark was early and eloquent about SRE job requirements and benefits. Lately, well known exposing BS in tech workplace diversity (pre #MeToo).
- Leslie Carr @lesliegeek has great insights based on real practice on the http://pony.repair blog.
- Cindy Sridharan @copyconstruct talks about DevOps and challenges explaining IT
- Bridget Kromhout @bridgetkromhout ranges widely on dev process and is able to use modulo correctly in casual conversation
- Jessie Frazelle @jessfraz blogs about developer culture and impact of containers. A past Linux-on-the-Desktop fan, now enculturating at Microsoft.
- Dr Nicole Forsgren @nicolefv (DORA) delivers great DevOps and metrics presentations
- Erica Windisch @ewindisch seems to jump right to the new-new wave. Right now that means being deep-deep in Lambda at IOPipe.
- Kris Nova @kris__nova lives on the intersection of Kubernetes, Ops and Unicorns. Check out their Cloud Native Infrastructure with Justin Garrison @rothgar.
Developer, Open Source & Social Connectors
- Ashley McNamara @ashleymcnamara is the person who makes those awesome Golang stickers
- Lauren Cooney @lcooney builds great teams and products without apologies at Spark Labs (@sparklabsco).
- Sarah Novotny @sarahnovotny has just the right touch on Kubernetes community leadership – clearly not her first rodeo
- Amy Hermes @amyhermes runs influencer programs and makes it look effortless (which is scary hard to do)
- Swarna Podila @skpodila builds open communities using great discussion and engagement
- Edith Harbaugh @edith_h is building great software and can, more importantly, explain the process that makes it great.
- Rocky Grober @GroberRocky deserves a spotlight for working tirelessly on test, process and community in open source.
- Beth Cohen @bfcohen moves mountains in operations and cloud delivery.
- Gina Likins @linkqueen is an amazing combination of smart and persistent – really thinks deeply about technology, open source and engagement (Go Duke!).
- Gina Minks @gminks (another Austinite!) has great radar for interesting items and a spot on take about how they fit into current trends.
- Lisa-Marie Namphy @SWDevAngel brings together people for amazing discussions and then builds them into real communities.
- Liz Durst @lizdurst loves to get in the middle of the action with developer evangelism and doing a good job bringing Developer chops to IBM.
- Sarah Cooper @SMC_on_IoT is a IoT wizard helping Amazon with their IoT efforts
- Robyn Bergeron @robynbergeron always has an interesting take on open source, community, technology and the politics of those three things intersecting.
Completely non-technical, but have to shout out to my hard working author friends Heidi Joy Treadway @heiditretheway and Jennifer Willis @jenwillis.