Donnie Berkholz

Donnie Berkholz

Former Research Director, Development, DevOps & IT Ops


Donnie Berkholz was the Research Director for 451 Research's Development, DevOps, & IT Ops Channel, which covers the technologies employed for software development and software lifecycle management to drive business growth. Donnie's own coverage encompassed development, testing and release engineering. This included areas such as programming languages and tooling, source-code management, application lifecycle management, and continuous integration and delivery.

Prior to joining 451 Research, Donnie covered trends in software development, data science and DevOps at RedMonk, with a particular focus on data-driven approaches to industry analysis. In that role, he worked closely with both vendors and end users to understand and advise on leading-edge adoption. He previously served as a Research Fellow at the Mayo Clinic and a writer for, and he has spent more than a decade as an open-source developer on Gentoo Linux and other projects.

Donnie holds a PhD in biochemistry and biophysics from Oregon State University. He received a BS in biochemistry and molecular biology and a BA in chemistry, with a journalism minor, from the University of Richmond. He has also studied at the University of Minnesota and Gustavus Adolphus College.

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