Container technology is the killer app when it comes to building and running microservices architectures. There are a countless number of articles, events, and resources out there related to the hot topics of containers, microservices, and DevOps. Docker is a player in the container market that has great momentum behind it at the moment—they recently raised $95M in a Series D funding round.
Following is my list of favorite Docker influencers and their resources as relates to containers. There is deliberately no ranking in this list:
Jérôme Petazzoni – @jpetazzo – Tinkerer Extraordinaire at Docker
Jérôme is a frequent speaker at conferences and that’s probably why he calls himself a “traveling salesman.” He’s a DevOps enthusiast who evangelizes Docker to people around the world. Check out his slide decks and articles:
James Turnbull – @kartar – VP of Engineering at Kickstarter, Advisor at Docker
Check out his Docker related publications:
Jessie Frazelle – @frazelledazzell – Core developer at Docker
Adrian Cockcroft – @adrianco – Technology Fellow at Battery Ventures
- SE radio podcast episode 216 on modern cloud-based platform
- Slideshare with this DockerCon talk
Alex Polvi – @polvi – CEO at CoreOS
Werner Vogels – @werner – CTO at Amazon
Werner is CTO at Amazon. He’s responsible for driving the technology vision of Amazon. He blogs about “building scalable and robust distributed systems.” He is also a frequent speaker at AWS related conferences and events, like AWS re:invent and AWS Summits.
- Cloud computing blog with post on Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS)
- Docker containers in Elastic Beanstalk
John Willis – @botchagalupe – Founder of SocketPlane (acquired by Docker)
Gene Kim – @RealGeneKim – Founder, CTO, Author, Researcher
Ben Kepes – @benkepes – Writer and contributor at Forbes
James Governor – @monkchips – Co-founder of RedMonk and industry analyst
James writes about people and technology. Thousands of people follow him on Twitter. His company @shoreditchworks offers coworking space for tech startups that also regularly shares container-related insights.
Peter Roßbach – @prossbach – JavaEE coach and CEO, bee42 solutions
Peter is a contributor to the Apache Tomcat project and a frequent speaker at conferences. In his talks he evangelizes microservices running in dockerized Tomcats. He also frequently holds Docker workshops in Germany. His Twitter timeline explores Docker related news.
- DevOpsCon session about Docker orchestration (German)
- Docker Container Infrastructure (German)
There are many others worth mentioning here. Feel free to comment and propose other influencers for inclusion in this list.
Update June 11th:
Usman Ismail – @usman_ismail – Service engineer at Kik Interactive
Usman is well experienced with building cloud-based systems and regularly writes about scaling and monitoring Docker environments. He also tweets about integrations of various systems with Docker.
Update Dec 1st:
Kesley Hightower – @kelseyhightower – Chief Advocate at CoreOS
Kesley is a strong open source advocate focusing on building systems. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and meetups and evangelizes container scheduling tools.