Docker—and containers in general—are one of the hottest topics in technology these days. Developers and operations teams are flocking to modernize their applications using software containers designed to help separate applications and infrastructure—with the goal of speeding development and promoting innovation. Docker claims more than 3.5 million applications containerized to date, with 37 billion such applications downloaded.

To help you stay current with the latest, most important news and commentary in the fast-growing world of Docker and containers—especially with DockerCon18 coming to San Francisco in June—we assembled this collection of 20 experts worthy of your attention, listed in alphabetical order. Follow these folks online to keep up with the conversation, grow your knowledge and skills, and stay close to the community:

 

Jim ArmstrongJim Armstrong

Product marketer at Docker, tweets and retweets company news and platform tips.
Twitter: @JDArmstro
GitHub: github.com/JimCodified
Blog: blog.docker.com/author/jim/

 

Kevin CrawleyKevin Crawley

Developer evangelist at Instana and founder of Nashville-area Docker meetups.
Twitter: @notsureifkevin
GitHub: github.com/kcrawley
Blog: kevincrawley.io

 

Nicholas DilleNicholas Dille

DevOps engineer at Haufe-Lexware, posts largely about containers and Docker from a Windows angle.
Twitter: @NicholasDille
GitHub: github.com/nicholasdille
Blog: dille.name/blog

 

Phil Estes Phil Estes

Distinguished engineer & CTO for container and Linux OS architecture strategy at IBM, often presents at DockerCon.
Twitter: @estesp
GitHub: github.com/estesp
Blog: integratedcode.us

 

Bret FisherBret Fisher

Docker consultant, offers Docker Mastery course at Udemy, posts how-tos and tips.
Twitter: @BretFisher
GitHub: github.com/BretFisher
Blog: www.bretfisher.com

 

Jenny FongJenny Fong

Director of product marketing at Docker, and a regular contributor to the company blog.
Twitter: @TechGalJenny
GitHub: github.com/jennyfong
Blog: blog.docker.com/author/jenny-fong/

 

Laura FrankLaura Frank

Director of engineering at CloudBees, writes about containers, Docker, and other technology.
Twitter: @rhein_wein
GitHub: github.com/rheinwein

 

Jessie FrazelleJessie Frazelle

Former Docker core maintainer, blogs extensively about containers.
Twitter: @jessfraz
GitHub: github.com/jessfraz
Blog: blog.jessfraz.com

 

Tobias GesellchenTobias Gesellchen

Self-described Docker fan, blogs extensively about Docker and other developer topics.
Twitter: @gesellix
GitHub: github.com/gesellix
Blog: gesellix.net

 

Nick JanetakisNick Janetakis

Developer and consultant, author of Dive Into Docker: The Complete Docker Course for Developers.
Twitter: @nickjanetakis
GitHub: github.com/nickjj
Website: nickjanetakis.com

 

Sean KaneSean P. Kane

Lead Site Reliability Engineer at New Relic, co-author of Docker: Up & Running, Shipping Reliable Containers in Production (2nd edition out Fall 2018), and longtime Docker trainer with O’Reilly Media.
Twitter: @spkane
GitHub: github.com/spkane

 

Mario LoriedoMario Loriedo

Principal software engineer at Red Hat, author of doclipser tool for running Docker containers in the Eclipse IDE.
Twitter: @mariolet
GitHub: github.com/l0rd

 

Scott McCartyScott McCarty

Responsible for global container strategy at Red Hat, including all aspects of Linux and containers.
Twitter: @fatherlinux
GitHub: github.com/fatherlinux
Blog: crunchtools.com

 

Adrian MouatAdrian Mouat

Author of Using Docker: Developing and Deploying Software with Containers, retweets a lot of other Docker experts.
Twitter: @adrianmouat
GitHub: github.com/amouat
Website: adrianmouat.com

 

antonio murdacaAntonio Murdaca

Senior engineer at Red Hat, working on all things containers. Fedora Ambassador. One of the CRI-O runtime guys. Moby Project core maintainer.
Twitter: @runc0m
GitHub: github.com/runcom

 

OCI logoOpen Container Initiative

Established by Docker and others in the container industry, the Linux Foundation’s Open Container Initiative (OCI) has created the Runtime Specification and the Image Specification standards for containers.
Twitter: @OCI_ORG
Website: opencontainers.org

 

jerome PetazonniJérôme Petazzoni

Former senior engineer at Docker. Interested in containers, diversity, languages, music, and more.
Twitter: @jpetazzo
GitHub: jpetazzo.github.io

 

Arnaud PorterieArnaud Porterie

Former Docker Engine lead, now VP of engineering at Vente-Privee. Still tweets about the platform.
Twitter: @icecrime
GitHub: github.com/icecrime/
Website: icecrime.net

 

LIz RiceLiz Rice

Frequent speaker on container security, author of Learning Path: Building Containers from Scratch with Go.
Twitter: @lizrice
GitHub: github.com/lizrice
Medium: medium.com/@lizrice
Website: www.lizrice.com

 

Tonis TiigiTõnis Tiigi

Often retweeted, contributes a lot of container tips and tools.
Twitter: @tonistiigi
GitHub: github.com/tonistiigi
Docker Hub: hub.docker.com/u/tonistiigi/
Medium: blog.mobyproject.org/@tonistiigi

 

Daniel WalshDaniel Walsh

Consulting engineer at Red Hat, provides how-tos on his blog.
Twitter: @rhatdan
GitHub: github.com/rhatdan
Blog: danwalsh.livejournal.com

 

Bonus!

solomon hykesSolomon Hykes

Co-founder and core developer of Docker who left the company in March 2018, but remains an active board member. Stay tuned to find out what he’s up to next.
Twitter: @solomonstre
GitHub: github.com/shykes
Medium: medium.com/@solomonstre

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