Top 10 DevOps engineers to follow in 2022!

Sarah Lean
4 min readMar 9, 2022
Top 10 DevOps engineers to follow in 2022!

Below is a list of ten DevOps engineers who are doing great things in the community that you should keep an eye on and follow them on Twitter or subscribe to their blog or YouTube channel — enjoy!

What is a DevOps engineer?

A DevOps engineer is someone who can introduce processes, tools, and methodologies to their companies software lifecycle or infrastructure deployment.

A DevOps engineer can come from a Developer background or an Operations background or be new to the IT industry.

Anaïs Urlichs

Anaïs an Open Source Developer Advocate based in the UK. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) named her as their Top Ambassador in 2021. She is also a GitHub Star. Her passion lies in making the cloud native ecosystem more accessible for the community.

She created the “100 days of Kubernetes” which is a self paced challenge where you can learn something new about Kubernetes for 100 days.

You can find great content on Anaïs’s YouTube Channel about Kubernetes and DevOps. She regularly has live “coffee chats” where you can join her and ask questions.

Barbara Forbes

Barbara is an Azure Technical Lead based in The Netherlands. She is a Microsoft Azure MVP, Microsoft Certified Trainer and GitHub Star. She focuses on Azure, PowerShell, Automation, Infra as Code, Azure DevOps and Serverless.

In her spare time she is also the co-founder of the Dutch DevOps & GitHub Community (DDOG) and co-hosts the Dutch PowerShell User Group (DUPSUG).

Barbara shares some fantastic blogs on things ranging from how to implement a tagging strategy with Azure Bicep templates to ensuring your PowerShell modules are all updated on your computer.

Esther Barthel

Esther is a Solutions Architect based in Holland, designing and implementing Citrix solutions for both small-business and large enterprise infrastructures. She is a Microsoft MVP and End User Computer (EUC) vExpert for VMware.

Esther is also an author, in 2014 Esther authored the “Citrix XenApp 6.5 Expert Cookbook”.

Sarah Lean

Community Speaker — Lifelong Learner — Founder of the Glasgow Azure User Group