8 Tech Influencers to Follow on Social Media

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In today’s hyper-connected world, where technology is the heartbeat of progress, staying informed isn’t just a choice; it’s a necessity. Following tech influencers on social media isn’t just about scrolling through your feed; it’s about curating an invaluable stream of insights that can shape your perspective and empower your decisions.

This article will introduce you to 8 tech influencers who constantly share useful information, advice, and tips on their social platforms. From software architecture experts to authors of renowned books and entrepreneurs, this list spans a diverse spectrum of tech influencers. Whether you are an experienced developer, an aspiring tech enthusiast, or simply someone who is curious about the tech industry, this list of tech influencers will surely serve as a reference. Check it out!

Tech Influencers to follow

Dave Farley

If you are in the tech industry, you have probably heard of Dave Farley before. He is a software engineer, consultant, and author of “Continuous Delivery”, “Modern Software Engineering,” “CD Pipelines,” and “Software Architecture Metrics.

Farley is synonymous with being at the forefront of modern software development practices. As a pioneering figure in the world of continuous delivery and DevOps, Farley has left an indelible mark on how software is conceived, developed, and deployed. With a wealth of experience spanning decades, he has been a driving force behind the evolution of agile methodologies and the integration of automated processes into software development pipelines. 

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His insights, methodologies, and thought leadership continue to shape the way teams approach the creation of robust, scalable, and high-quality software solutions.

You may find him on Twitter as @davefarley77

Gene Kim

Gene Kim is a multiple award-winning CTO, researcher, and author who has been studying high-performing technology organizations since 1999. With a distinguished career that spans authorship, research, and consultancy, Kim has become a guiding voice for modernizing and revolutionizing IT practices. His best-selling books, including “The Phoenix Project” and “The DevOps Handbook,” have garnered widespread acclaim for their profound insights into streamlining workflows, fostering collaboration, and driving digital transformation.

You may find him on Twitter as @RealGeneKim

Dr. Nicole Forsgren

Dr. Nicole Forsgren is an American technology executive, entrepreneur, and partner at Microsoft Research. She is best known in the software industry for being one of the authors of the Shingo Publication Award-winning book “Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps” and also for being a lead investigator on the largest DevOps studies to date. According to TechBeacon, Dr. Nicole has been a successful entrepreneur (with an exit), professor, performance engineer, and sysadmin.

You may find her on Twitter as @nicolefv

Simon Brown 

Simon Brown is the author of “Software Architecture for Developers,” the creator of the C4 software architecture model, and the founder of Structurizr. With a wealth of experience and expertise, he has made significant contributions to the field by advocating for clear, pragmatic, and practical approaches to building software systems. 

His work emphasizes visual communication, architectural sketching, and the creation of well-structured systems that stand the test of time.

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You may find him on Twitter as @simonbrown

Neal Ford

Neal Ford is a software architect and director at ThoughWorks. He has authored many well-known books in the industry, including “Building Evolutionary Architectures: Support Constant Change”, “Functional Thinking: Paradigm Over Syntax”, “The Productive Programmer (Theory in Practice) (O’Reilly)”, “Fundamentals of Software Architecture,”, “Software Architecture: The Hard Parts,”, and “Software Architecture Metrics.”

With a distinguished career spanning decades, he has become known for his expertise in guiding software professionals through the ever-evolving landscape of technology. As an author, speaker, and thought leader, Neal’s insights have helped countless developers and teams navigate the complexities of modern software engineering. His work often delves into topics such as software architecture, Agile methodologies, and the intersection of technology with business objectives. 

You may find him on Twitter as @neal4d

Mark Richards

Mark Richards is an experienced, hands-on software architect involved in the architecture, design, and implementation of microservice architectures, service-oriented architectures, and distributed systems. He actively collaborates with software communities and participates in software architecture conferences like the Global Software Architecture Summit in Barcelona as a speaker. 

Mark is the founder of DeveloperToArchitect.com, a complimentary online platform dedicated to aiding developers on their path toward becoming software architects. He has authored multiple technical books and videos for O’Reilly, which encompass various topics including microservices, the Software Architecture Fundamentals video series, Enterprise Messaging video series, Java Message Service, 2nd Edition, and he has also made contributions to the book “97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know.”

You may find him on Twitter as @markrichardssa

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Jacqui Read

Jacqui Read is a software architect and consultant at Read The Architecture, internationally recognized in the area of communication in software architecture.

With a rich and varied career, she has established herself as a guiding force in shaping innovative approaches to software engineering and team collaboration. Her expertise spans across areas such as Agile methodologies, DevOps practices, and fostering inclusive and diverse tech communities.

Jacqui recently published her book “Communication Patterns” with O´Reilly. In her book, she explains how to create documentation and diagrams that actually get the message across to the different audiences you’ll face and how to communicate and collaborate with distributed teams to successfully design and document software and technical projects.

You may find her on Twitter as @tekiegirl

Josh Long

Josh Long is a Spring Developer Advocate, Java Champion, Kotlin Google Developer Expert, author of numerous books, best-selling video trainer, open-source contributor, podcaster, and YouTuber. He is a prominent figure in the world of software development and open-source advocacy. With a passion for all things Java and Spring Framework, he has become renowned for his extensive knowledge and engaging teaching style. 

His passion for technology is contagious, and his contributions to the developer community through tutorials, presentations, and workshops have enabled countless others to flourish in the rapidly evolving field of software engineering.

You may find him on Twitter as @starbuxman

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