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Which Non-US Software Engineers Should I Follow? (Includes Big Twitter Thread)

Jacob Herrington (he/him)
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I've been trying to expand my network, and I'm particularly passionate about building relationships with software engineers in other parts of the world.

I asked Twitter to recommend a few new faces for me to follow, and I got an awesome response in this Thread:

I advise anyone looking for more international diversity in their Twitter feed to check that thread out!

Now, I'm asking the same question here!

Who should I follow (non-US please)?

Twitter links, Dev.to profile links, blog articles, or whatever are all appreciated!

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Ben Halpern

If you go to the top all-time posts on DEV, you won't see many American-based authors as you scroll down the list compared to folks from around the world.

For the Big Thread Badge we saw multiple winners from the continents of Oceania and Africa before we got our first North American winner.

So, suffice to say, if you're following popular developers here, you're going to get folks from around the world. I think the center of gravity on Twitter are still California (big tech) and New York (media). We don't have that same pull around here.

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Ben Sinclair

What does that page use to determine order? It's not date (for all posts > 1 gazillion hearts) and it's not (total interactions) and it's not (number of hearts). I am confuse.

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Miguel Bolivar

We have a pretty cool community in Latin America, I'll tag some from Colombia, Venezuela, and Brazil so you can check it out, maybe consider sending some talks to our events 🎉

twitter.com/julian_duque

twitter.com/lizparody23

twitter.com/RamirezAlex_

twitter.com/alejandronanez

twitter.com/maleja111

twitter.com/keeevinh

twitter.com/Gerson4G

twitter.com/khriztianmoreno

twitter.com/freddier

twitter.com/erickwendel_

twitter.com/cvander

And this is kind of self-marketing but my Twitter too 😅

twitter.com/Darking360

Let's keep in touch! 🚀

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Jacob Herrington (he/him) Author

I spoke at a conference with Erick Wendel, he is a very nice guy. Thanks for sharing, I'll be sure to follow you.

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Miguel Bolivar

Oh! That's so cool, I met him back in June this year, we spoke together at Node Conf Colombia 😁 Great 🚀

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Bob Nadler

I recommend @bbatsov.

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weibenfalk

You could follow me ;) @weibenfalk

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Krzysztof Góralski • Edited

Could you describe the areas of your interest?

Like: specific language, architecture, security, devops, cloud?

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Jacob Herrington (he/him) Author

computers

😉

I love web development, super interested in cloud stuff, programming language doesn't matter to me

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José Muñoz

You should follow Dan Abramov, he's based in London so I guess he fits the query

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#ZedZed
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Evan Plaice

@ricostacruz

Not super active on social media but he puts out a lot of OSS work.

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Ben Sinclair

I have no idea what countries most of the people I follow come from. Unless they're talking about local events or writing in another language, what difference does it make?