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TOP 20 SOCIAL INFLUENCERS IN JAVA 2016

social influencers in java

Who are the most influential Java people in the Twittersphere? After analyzing thousands of accounts, we created a list of people that every Java enthusiast or pro should be following.

All influential people have something in common: they can spread ideas faster and better than anyone else. We are aware that following those people has a handful of perks, including staying on top of the latest news and trends. Therefore, we decided to concoct a list of Twitter accounts all Java fans should follow.

The analysis ranks the top accounts according to their social influence, although interestingly enough, not all household names of Java evangelists are on the list. Nevertheless, we are happy to announce that 9 Java Champions are on the list.

Congratulations to all influencers who made it into our top 20. Click on each username to visit their Twitter accounts.

Methodology

We first generated a list of one thousand Java-related Twitter accounts (including all accounts that contain the keyword Java in their bio or in any of their tweets.)
To score the account and rank them accordingly, we analyzed their social authority and reach using two key metrics: MozRank and Klout.

Moz Social Authority Score: Social Authority score is composed of:

    1. The retweet rate of users’ last few hundred tweets.
    2. The recency of those tweets.
    3. A retweet-based model trained on user profile data.

Visit this MOZ blog post for more in-depth information.

Klout Score: Klout uses more than 400 signals from eight different networks to update the Klout Score daily. It’s mainly based on the ratio of reactions a user generates compared to the amount of content he shares. Read more at the Klout score blog.

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The Scores

Markus Persson @notch

Founder and Game Developer at Mojang AB

Total score: 169 = Klout score: 84 + Social Authority score: 85

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Martin Fowler @martinfowler

Programmer, Loud Mouth, ThoughtWorker.

Total score: 164 = Klout score: 90 + Social Authority score: 74

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Thorsten Heller @ThoHeller

Co-#Founder & Über-#Geek at @greenbirdIT with way too many thoughts on #IoT, #BigData, #AI, #ApacheSpark, #ApacheKafka, #Docker, #Containers, #PaaS & #Startups.

Total score: 133 = Klout score: 65 + Social Authority score: 68

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Josh Long @starbuxman

Spring Advocate @Pivotal ; @david_syer’s my spirit animal; @pearson; @OReillyMedia.

Total score: 129 = Klout score: 61 + Social Authority score: 68

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Mario Fusco @mariofusco

RedHatter, Drools developer, Java Champion, Milano Jug coordinator, speaker, co-author of Java 8 in Action. A functional mind hosted in an object oriented brain.

Total score: 128 = Klout score: 60 + Social Authority score: 68

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Quentin ADAM @waxzce

CEO @clever_cloud cloud Platform as a Service for node, scala, java, php, python, docker or ruby apps + DBaaS The best way to host your app, give it a try.

Total score: 127 = Klout score: 64 + Social Authority score: 63

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Dee Value @monkchips

Shouty developer advocate and industry analyst. Made redmonk with sogrady.

Total score: 126 = Klout score: 62 + Social Authority score: 64

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Uncle Bob Martin @unclebobmartin

Software Craftsman

Total score: 125 = Klout score: 61 + Social Authority score: 64

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Oliver Gierke @olivergierke

Spring Data Project Lead @ Pivotal, OpenSource enthusiast, all things Spring, data, DDD, REST and software architecture. Musician, producer… Soul Power!

Total score: 124 = Klout score: 63 + Social Authority score: 61

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Viktor Klang @viktorklang

Deputy CTO at Lightbend Inc. Life-long learner, programmer, father of twins, flyfisher and Islay single malt fan. My tweets are my own.

Total score: 123 = Klout score: 59 + Social Authority score: 64

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Arun Gupta @arungupta

Runner, Author, Father, Husband, Java Champion, JavaOne Rockstar, JUG Leader, Minecraft Modder, Devoxx4Kids, http://devrelcon.com , Couchbase …

Total score: 122 = Klout score: 59 + Social Authority score: 63

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Bruno Borges @brunoborges

Brazilian, Product Manager for Developer Engagement on Cloud at Oracle. Promoting Cloud technologies to the world.

Total score: 121 = Klout score: 66 + Social Authority score: 55

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Jessica Kerr @jessitron

Functional developer, speaker, mother, crazy nut. Stripe. Learning and growing. All tweets are mine, licensed CC0. she/her.

Total score: 120 = Klout score: 58 + Social Authority score: 62

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Joshua Bloch @joshbloch

Effective Java author, API Designer, Swell guy.

Total score: 119 = Klout score: 57 + Social Authority score: 62

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Dan Allen @mojavelinux

Open Source Developer, Community Catalyst, JVM Polyglot Champion – @Asciidoctor Project Lead – Arquillian Strategic Advisor – Once & Future Author #FeelTheBern.

Total score: 118 = Klout score: 59 + Social Authority score: 59

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Venkat Subramaniam @venkat_s

Programmer, Founder Agile Developer, Inc., creator of http://agilelearner.com , Author, Professor of CS at U of Houston.

Total score: 117 = Klout score: 58 + Social Authority score: 59

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Trisha Gee @trisha_gee

Coder/blogger/speaker, working for JetBrains. Human. More or less.

Total score: 116 = Klout score: 62 + Social Authority score: 54

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Lukas Eder @lukaseder

Minister of Bringing Sanity Back to Java / SQL Development at Data Geekery GmbH

Total score: 115 = Klout score: 54 + Social Authority score: 61

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Brian Goetz  @BrianGoetz

Java Language Architect at Oracle.

Total score: 115 = Klout score: 54 + Social Authority score: 61

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Simon Maple @sjmaple

Developer Advocate for ZeroTurnaround, Java Champion, JavaOne Rockstar, @virtualJUG founder, LJC co-org, @RebelLabs, PC for Devoxx UK, JavaOne & GeekOut. Ex-IBM.

Total score: 114 = Klout score: 57 + Social Authority score: 57

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Dion Almaer @dalmaer

Technologist, product engineer, googler and human dev aggregator.

Total score: 113 = Klout score: 57 + Social Authority score: 56

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