Keeping up with the latest Redis news and information isn’t always easy. Redis community events like RedisConf, RedisDays, and various meet-ups are great, immersive experiences, but they come around only so often and not everyone can attend an in-person event.
Thanks to the magic of the internet and social media, though, you can stay on top of all things Redis right from your computer or phone. Follow the folks on this list of some of our favorite “Online Redis Geeks” and you’ll always be in the know. (The list starts with Redis folks, but also includes Redis experts from a wide variety of backgrounds and regions.)
Yossi Gottlieb, Redis’s chief architect, is an experienced tech leader with diverse software engineering experience in various fields. He’s far more active on Github than on Twitter.
Oran Agra is a senior software architect at Redis. His background is in real-time and embedded systems, and he puts his expertise on display on the Redis core, Redis on Flash, and CRDTs-based Active-Active replication. He’s definitely worth a follow on Github.
With his striking gray beard, it’s hard to miss the newest Redis developer advocate. Guy Royse has more than 25 years of developer experience, but he hardly touched Redis until he joined Redis. Read about his experience with Redis as a Noob, and catch his thoughts on everything from coding to pop culture on Twitter.
As Redis’ first Technology Evangelist, Itamar Haber knows Redis inside and out. Follow him for consistent Redis technology commentary, insights, tutorials, and conversation addressing everything from adding a local cache with Redis 6 to Redis milestones and commands timelines.
Marc is a developer for Stack Overflow, author of StackExchange.Redis, a leading C# client for Redis, and a frequent commentator on things happening in the developer world. Follow him and you also might get to see pictures of his snake bites.
Nick is an Architect Lead for Stack Exchange and contributor to StackExchange.Redis. He frequently discusses his work at Stack Overflow—often touching on Redis. For example, in a 2019 blog post about Stack Overflow’s caching system, he asks: “Why Redis and not <something else>? Well, because it works. And it works well. It seemed like a good idea when we needed a shared cache. It’s been incredibly rock solid. We don’t wait on it—it’s incredibly fast.”
Veteran software developer Carlos Justiniano is Co-Founder of Zenerchi. He also wrote the Hydra framework, a Node.js package that leverages Redis to facilitate building distributed applications, including microservices architectures. A two-time RedisConf speaker, he writes frequently on Medium.
Dmitry Polyakovsky is a Senior Software Developer at Oracle Cloud. Besides recently speaking at Redis Day Seattle about using Redis with Python, Dmitry writes often about his developer experiences on his blog. Plus, he also runs the Seattle Redis meetup group, so hit him up if you’re in the area and want to meet some fellow Redis geeks.
Molly is Lead Site Reliability Engineer at DEV Community. Besides frequently tweeting developer memes, she also writes frequently on the DEV Community website, covering everything from job advice to switching from Memcache to Redis.
Mark is a self-described software craftsman with extensive experience in software engineering, and also updates the Lettuce Redis client library. Follow him on Twitter for developer commentary, and check out his blog for more in-depth thoughts and experiences.
Bobby is the founder of Evident Systems, which provides banks with turnkey services. He contributed the Streams support to Carmine, the Redis client and message queue for Clojure. He’s an expert on microservices architectures, and tweets DevOps news and commentary, sports news, and culture commentary.