Twitter ranking

The power list: Top 20 Java influencers of 2017

JAX Editorial Team
Java

Who has the most influence on Twitter? The JAX team has trawled thousands of tech accounts to find 20 Twitter profiles that belong in every Java developer’s Twitter stream.

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. This year’s list includes 9 Java Champions. 

 

Step 1: Infographic

Congratulations to all influencers who made it into our top 20!

Check out the JAX London blog for the detailed scores.

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.

SEE ALSO: 10 influential women in Java, Scala and everything in between

Step 2: Interview series with Java influencers

Now that you’ve met this year’s top 20 Java influencers, it’s time to see why they deserve to be called influencers. We asked six questions and we received great answers. Next week you’ll find out what they want to see in Java 10, their views on the biggest misconceptions about Java 9 and more. Stay tuned.

Java influencers then and now

As mentioned above, 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. 

Have a look at last year’s list and find out who’s still there, who has left and who had a higher/lower score.

Java influencers 2017

Java influencers 2016

 

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If you want to meet the movers and shakers in the Java world, don’t miss JAX London, a four-day conference taking place between October 9-12, 2017. We have a few surprises for you! 

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