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Five DevOps Thinkers to Check Out on Twitter

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As a leading provider of Agile, ALM, and DevOps solutions we stay on top of industry happenings so we can continually provide optimal services and solutions to our enterprise and government customers. DevOps is one of the hottest evolving trends in software delivery. Luckily, Twitter provides a fun and quick way to learn about current DevOps practices. As experts in the space, we’re curated a list of Twitter handles of thinkers in the DevOps arena who foster educational, lively conversations that are often also fun and witty:

Jez Humble – @jezhumble
Jez Humble surged onto the DevOps scene in 2010 when he co-authored the influential book,Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Release Through Build, Test and Deployment Automation, with Dave Farley (@davefarley77 , davefarley.net). Humble is now Deputy Director of Delivery Architecture and Infrastructure Services at 18F. He’s a frequent Twitter user, so follow him for insights and talks on DevOps and Continuous Delivery.

Gene Kim – @RealGeneKim
Gene Kim is most recognized for his novel, The Phoenix Project, which was one of the original pieces of literature to outline the benefits of DevOps in IT organizations. Ex-founder and CTO of Tripwire, Kim continues his career a DevOps, IT ops and security enthusiast. Follow him for his quips on the latest industry trends and thoughtful engagements with other industry leaders.

Patrick DeBois – @patrickdebois
The “godfather” of DevOps, Patrick DeBois is one of the most influential, and original, thinkers in the industry. An avid blogger on DevOps and Agile, DeBois is also an entertaining personality on Twitter. Follow him for his advice, frustrations, and tech-savvy humor on the latest DevOps trends and tools.

John Willis – @botchagalupe
Considered one of the Founding Fathers of DevOps, John Willis is a DevOps evangelist at Docker with more than 35 years of experience in IT operations. A frequent presenter at DevOps conferences worldwide, you can follow his Twitter handle to get the inside scoop on his presentations and his witty commentary on the state of today’s industry.

Damon Edwards – @damonedwards
Another one of the Founding Fathers of DevOps, Damon Edwards is founder of SimplifyOps and DTO Solutions. Follow him to hear his thoughts on the newest technology and scroll through his informative, and often hilarious, engagements with other DevOps leaders.

Remember to also follow CollabNet (@CollabNet), and CEO Flint Brenton (@Flint_Brenton), for the latest news in DevOps and how CollabNet TeamForge can help your organization create high-quality applications at speed.

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Mr. Flint Brenton has extensive experience building successful software companies, with a proven track record of accelerating growth through innovation and sales execution. He is currently CEO of CollabNet, a Vector Capital-owned leader in open Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). He also serves as an operating partner at Vector, advancing its position as a transformational partner to technology businesses. Mr. Brenton is a member of the Software & Services Division (SSD), and is on the board of directors for the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). Previously, Mr. Brenton served as president and CEO of AccelOps, a provider of IT operations analytics for cloud and virtualized infrastructures. Prior to that, he served as president and CEO of Tidal Software, a leader in application automation software. At both AccelOps and Tidal Software, Mr. Brenton more than tripled sales under his leadership while focusing both companies on disruptive product introductions. Tidal Software was later acquired by Cisco and Mr. Brenton served in follow-on capacities there, including vice president of advanced services, and senior vice president of engineering for Cisco's cloud-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings. He also has held leadership positions at NetIQ, Compaq Computer Corporation, BMC Software and IBM. He received a master's in business and public management from Rice University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Union College.

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