The man who wrote Linux kernel & maintains the overall project. He is also behind a distributed version control and source code management (SCM) system. I know many people hate him because of his response to devs in kernel mailing list. He has his own unique way of addressing issue.
ESR is wrote The Cathedral and the Bazaar and how to become a hacker, which changed my life & got me in the world of free software. I have contributed a chapter about same in open advice title “Life Changer Documentation”.
The guy who invented apple1 & 2.
Tim is responsible for this blog/http/www. 🙂
The man behind one of the most popluar programming language python
Better known for wikipedia 🙂
For what they did to the web technology one after the other starting with the google search.
For what he did to e-commerce with PayPal & now with Tesla.
Adrian is the guy behind the tech/cloud stuff at Netflix. He is responsible for running one of the biggest service on cloud. We don`t have Netflix yet in India. I often address him as “Cloud Daddy” 🙂
Well Simon is one of the best guy in business. Anyone who wants to become an evangelist should for sure read his blog its absolutely brilliant. I follow/admire him for the passion & devotion in his work not for whom he works. 🙂
I am not sure about the tech background of Sean but i admire him for what he has done in such a young age. Also not to forget the guy who got Facebook $$ intially for what it is now. He does everything in style not sure about his marriage ceremony though which created hell lot of controversy.
NOTE: I know i have some friends/people i follow on twitter must be knowing them. It be awesome if they will help me in meeting these folks. Also i will keep adding this list as time progresses or reducing/MET tag incase i meet any of the guys above. HELP ME
UPDATE: In Aug 2016, I got opportunity to join Adrian Cockcroft for lunch.