Collaboration and sharing knowledge is a staple of the programming community. Software developers share open source projects and contribute to forums as a way to better themselves and others in their field. Since this is the mindset of many programmers, Twitter is the perfect medium to engage with other technical professionals. If you’re looking for insights from other developers, check out my list of who to follow on Twitter:
Paul Buchheit @paultoo – As the creator and lead developer of Gmail, it’s pretty easy to understand why Paul made the list. Follow him for lighthearted tweets and informative retweets. He also coined Google’s former motto, “Don’t be evil.”
Who is the better billionaire super-hero?
— Paul Buchheit (@paultoo) February 11, 2018
Federico Cargnelutti @fedecarg – Federico is a Senior Software Engineer at BBC who blogs about software architecture and PHP. Follow him for tech news, tutorials, and other helpful links.
— Federico Cargnelutti (@fedecarg) February 12, 2018
Vanessa Hurst @DBNess – Founder of Girl Develop It, Vanessa is a strong advocate for inspiring and empowering people to “use computing to improve the human experience.” Follow her for informative retweets from women in the computer science field.
— Vanessa Hurst (@DBNess) February 2, 2018
Reto Meier @retomeier – Reto is the author of Professional Android Application Development and a Developer Advocate at Google. He also makes frequent appearances on Google Developers YouTube series, Build Out. Follow him for tweets on all things Android.
— Reto Meier (@retomeier) January 18, 2018
I recently did a podcast with @jesslynnrose about what it was like to step down from jQuery. Leaving an Open Source project isn’t something that’s talked about much – I hope it can be useful for others! https://t.co/WJwrckTT8Z
— John Resig (@jeresig) December 26, 2017
Jennifer Dewalt @JenniferDewalt – Jennifer made her claim to fame by making one website a day for 180 as a way to teach herself to code. Since then she’s founded multiple startups, one of which is Zube. Follow her for technology news and inspirational retweets, like this one:
So many people ask me: “I’m [30, 40, 50] years old. Is it too late to start my developer career?”
I got my first software developer job at age 31.
Who are some developers you know who started their careers in their 30s and beyond? I’m building a list. Please RT for reach.
— Quincy Larson (@ossia) January 5, 2018
David Heinemeier Hansson @dhh – This Danish programmer is the creator of Ruby on Rails as well as the founder and CTO of Basecamp. He’s also a racing enthusiast and even won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, one of the oldest active sports car race. Follow him for business and Ruby on Rails tips.
The problem with metrics is exactly that they work too well to focus the mind. You get what can be measured, and you sacrifice that which can‘t be. Most of the meaning I derive from Basecamp comes from all the things that are hard to measure.
— DHH (@dhh) February 23, 2018
Jeff Atwood @codinghorror – Jeff is one of the co-founders of StackOverflow and Discourse.org. His blog, Coding Horror, covers software development topics and his experiences with them. Follow him for an entertaining human side of software development.
Another glorious day of typing words into little boxes on my computer
— Jeff Atwood (@codinghorror) February 22, 2018
Jesse Stay @Jesse – Jesse is regularly featured on Techcrunch, Mashable, Venturebeat, Readwrite, AdWeek, Forbes, USA Today, and The New York Times. He used to work as a software developer for Facebook and now spends his time speaking, writing, and reviewing tech. Follow him for technology news and events.
— Jesse Stay (@Jesse) February 9, 2018
Paul Irish @paul_irish – Paul works on web performance as a Frontend Developer at Google. He’s passionate about making the web tools better for developers. Follow him for updates on web and app development.
— Paul Irish (@paul_irish) January 3, 2018
Who is on your feed? Let us know who you love following and why!