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New Feature: Top Hadoop Influencers to Follow on Twitter

March 2, 2014 by Updated July 28th, 2017

Hadoop Influencers on Twitter

Starting this week, Qubole will be highlighting some of the top Hadoop influencers on Twitter. The list, which will be updated weekly, is meant to be a resource to those researching Hadoop and are looking for thought leaders to follow. The rankings on the list are based on data from Followerwonk. Followerwonk assigns social authority based on the retweet rate of the person’s last few hundred tweets, how recently the user has tweeted and an assortment of other factors, such as follower count.

Since this list focuses on influencers rather than experts, those on the list may not be the most authoritative figures on Hadoop. However, they are all actively engaged in the Hadoop community and frequently discuss the technology on social media. The list is updated weekly in order to accurately reflect who is actively participating in the Hadoop community.

Click to see the Hadoop Influencer Top 20 List.

Hadoop Influencers Offer Tips and Engage on Twitter

The Top 20 List this week consisted of a variety of individuals with various backgrounds. For example, Josh Wills, a data scientist for Cloudera offered some tips on using Oozie:

Josh Wills on Twitter

Merv Adrian, an IT industry analyst for Gartner, had the following discussion on Spark:

Spark discussion on Twitter

Then there is this call for Hadoop engineers from Dmitriy Ryaboy, manager of the data platform team at Twitter.

Dmitriy Ryaboy on Twitter

If we happen to be missing someone who you consider to be a top Hadoop influencer, we will be accepting nominations for those the community believes should be recognized and adding a new section featuring those nominations.

In addition, we invite the community to tag helpful tweets related to Hadoop with the hashtag #HadoopInfluencer.

Click here to see the Top 20 Hadoop Influencer List.

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