Happy Canada Day to our neighbors to the north! In honor of your special day, we've rounded up a list of Canadians in open source to follow on Twitter.
- David Ascher | @davidascher
Follower count: 2,731
Twitter bio: VP Product @ Mozilla Foundation; Before that, Mozilla Labs, Mozilla WebFWD; always thinking about product opportunities for Mozilla
- Pauline Barmby | @PBarmby
Follower count: 589
Twitter bio: Too many galaxies; too many hobbies. No time to make official Western U tweets.
London, Ontario, Canada
- Tim Bray | @timbray
Follower count: 32.8K
Twitter bio: Web geek with a camera.
- Angie Byron | @webchick
Follow count: 15K
Twitter bio: Herder of cats. @Drupal core committer. Director of Community Development for @Acquia. @OReillyMedia author. @DrupalAssoc. Mom. Wife. Queer. Nerd. Gamer.
- Luke Closs | @lukec
Follower count: 1,270
Twitter bio: An internet toolsmith doing his best to serve others. Founder & CTO of Recollect.net
- David Eaves| @daeaves
Follower count: 9,110
Twitter bio: Connecting: open innovation, data, public service renewal, public policy, open-source, & gov 2.0 with negotiation, collaboration, life, fun & rockband drumming
- Mike Gifford | @mgifford
Follower count: 4,988
Twitter bio: President OpenConcept Consulting - Drupal 8 Core Accessibility Maintainer - Free Software Advocate - Father - Feminist - Quaker - Prolific Photographer
Ottawa, ON, Canada
- Jeff Griffiths | @canuckistani
Follower count: 1,299
Twitter bio: Web hacker / Product Manager for Firefox Developer Tools
- Emma Jane Hogbin Westby | @emmajanehw
Follower count: 5,235
Twitter bio: Beekeeper, project manager, recovering developer, feminist, Scotch drinker, crafty advocate, and small town champion. Author of Git for Teams.
England (formerly Canada)
- TJ Holowaychuk | @tjholowaychuk
Follower count: 23.5k
Twitter bio: Code. Photography. Art. @tj on Github, working with team @segment.
- Leigh Honeywell | @hypatiadotca
Follower count: 14.2K
Twitter bio: 'pretty close to top of my list of people to give the keys to the orbital nuke cannon to' --@benjammingh. Security at @slackhq. Icon by @kivabay.
San Francisco, CA [editor's note: Leigh is from Toronto, currently living in SF]
- David Humphrey | @humphd
Follower count: 2,344
- Emma Irwin | @sunnydeveloper
Follower count: 1,209
Twitter bio: Participation Designer @Benetech, Mozilla Rep #FOSS #OpenEd Web Dev, Mom above all other things
#Sooke BC Canada
- Allan Jude | @allanjude
Follower count: 3,974
Twitter bio: FreeBSD Server Admin, Scalability Expert, Host of TechSNAP.tv and BSDNow.tv Podcasts
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
- Leif Madsen | @leifmadsen
Follower count: 1,707
Twitter bio: Co-author of Asterisk: The Future of Telephony and Asterisk: The Definitive Guide. Director of Product Development for AVOXI.
ÜT: 43.521809,-79.698364 [Caledon, Ontario, Canada]
- Mark Mayo | @mmayo
Follower count: 1,388
Twitter bio: VP Firefox @Mozilla. Helped make node.js and SmartOS happen as former CTO of Joyent. Yes, I've still got the vmunix blues.
Vancouver? San Francisco?
- Andy McKay | @andymckay
Follower count: 989
Twitter bio: Engineering Manager at Mozilla. Neophyte at Life.
- Diane Mueller | @pythondj
Follower count: 4,880
Twitter bio: Director, Community Development @ Red Hat for @OpenShift; developer of @DiscoverTotems; founder of @GetMakered.
- Colin Percival | @cperciva
Follower count: 6,068
Twitter bio: Computer Scientist, FreeBSD Security Officer Emeritus, and author of Tarsnap.
Burnaby, BC, Canada
- Mark Surman | @msurman
Follower count: 6,480
Twitter bio: City geek. Gadget freak. Father. Cyclist. Facilitation nerd. Community nut. Culture hacker. Executive director @Mozilla.
- Roland Tanglao | @rtanglao
Follower count: 2,848
Twitter bio: create compelling content constantly! - do it!
Vancouver, British Columbia
- Greg Wilson | @gvwilson
Follower count: 2,833
Twitter bio: A lot of my stories aren't true, but this is a true story.
- Mike Milinkovich | @mmilinkov
Follower count: 3,474
Twitter bio: Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation. Director of the Open Source Initiative. Open source, travel and hockey. Based in Ottawa, Canada
- Ian Skerrett | @IanSkerrett
Follower count: 4,969
Twitter bio: Vice President of Marketing and Ecosystem at the Eclipse Foundation; Thinking how open source will change M2M and Internet of Things.
- Dick Hardt | @DickHardt
Follower count: 5,116
Twitter bio: Entrepreneur, public speaker, Identity 2.0 promoter, crazy monkey and @Bubbler founder.
San Francisco [from canada]
- Zak Greant | @zakgreant
Follower count: 719
Twitter bio: Cook. Electronic frontierist. Magnolian. Jack of all trades.
- Sean Kerner | @TechJournalist
Follower count: 9,147
Twitter bio: IT consultant, technology user, tinkerer and sometimes Klingon
Did we leave one of your favorite Canadians in open source off our list? Let us know who in the comments.