10 awesome sysadmins and devops
It’s Sysadmin Appreciation Day, so here is my personal list of the most interesting and influential sysadmins and devops folk that I know (in alphabetical order, not order of merit). If you are on Twitter, you need to be following these people, and all of them are also excellent bloggers as well as awesome sysops / devministrators / tech gods.
Lindsay is the author of Cucumber-Nagios and the Flapjack monitoring system. Currently Senior Engineer at Bulletproof Networks, Lindsay is frequently to be seen at conferences, speaking on deployment, configuration management, testing, and automation.
Matthias is tech lead for helpster and co-editor of the must-read Agile Web Operations blog. He writes frequently on devops, kanban, and Agile techniques, and describes himself as “passionate about simplicity and agility in web development”.
Patrick is the founder of the DevOpsDays conference and a hard-working consultant, developer, network specialist, system administrator, tester and project manager. His blog, Just Enough Developed Infrastructure, is full of interesting and thoughtful articles on the devops movement and how operations fits into the bigger picture.
Michael is Developer Advocate for The Guardian, certainly the country’s most technically enlightened newspaper. He’s also organiser of Scale Camp, the performance and scalability unconference, and a frequent writer and speaker on Python, Django, web development, data, scaling, and all sorts of good things.
Stephen is an experienced tech leader and consultant, founder of Atalanta Systems and author of the excellent Agile Sysadmin blog, which regularly features useful articles on open source software and agile operations.
Tom is co-author of The Practice of System and Network Administration, an invaluable book which is, or should be, on all good sysadmins’ desks, along with his Time Management for System Administrators. His blog at EverythingSysadmin is likewise essential reading.
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