Andrew Nacin

Andrew is a WordPress core developer and member of the commit team. He developed the Log Deprecated Notices plugin which is very useful, and he is also a WordPress consultant.

BloggerLuv

BloggerLuv is the fun place where bloggers hang out, socialize, and meet new friends. Almost 300 members are waiting for you to join them.

Matt Mullenweg

This guy needs no introduction. He is the reason this honours “contest” even EXISTS! Due to him, millionaires have been created. Due to him, kids who would normally be out playing football are now able to become international superstars by using nothing but their fingers.

Matt Mullenweg, deserves to be honoured for creating this magnificent piece of software – WordPress.

And if that is not enough, you probably all know that he (with the rest of Automattic) gave the trademark of WordPress to the WordPress Foundation so that it will be protected and stay open source forever. If you don’t vote for him, you are either evil or part of Joomla!

Fernando Tellado

Divulgador y promotor de la comunidad WordPress en Español, creador del blog más influyente sobre WordPress en Español, Ayuda WordPress, el foro de la comunidad WordPress y ponente en numerosos eventos.

Puedes seguirle en su blog personal, Navegando con Red, donde además de WordPress también publica artículos de opinión sobre temas de actualidad, social media y management 2.0, a través de Twitter, Facebook o LinkedIn.

Joshua Parker

Joshua Parker supports the web standards project and is a web standards coder and PHP developer. He codes websites using web standards in order to make sites more accessible as well as less complex.

James Coletti

Entrepreneur, Boston WordPress Meetup founder, consultant, and blogger (kind of).

Andy Bailey

Creator of the CommentLuv plugin and ComLuv Network. Writes PHP/MySQL code and plays with WP/WPMU.

Shawn Hesketh

Shawn has filled a gaping hole in the WP tutorial world. That is, tutorials for folks who’ve never used WP before and wouldn’t know a post from a page, or category from a tag.

The tutorials at WP101.com are well structured, thorough and at a good steady pace.

Designer/developers can now direct their clients to Shawn’s WP101 site and let his excellent tutorials teach them how to use WP.

For us designer/devs who suck at training – it’s a godsend!

Shawn’s a legend and should be knighted for services to the WP community!

Clay Griffiths

Clay revolutionized WordPress theme development with the Headway Theme Framework. This was, and still is, the only theme framework with a full real-time wysiwyg visual editor.

Although this makes it easy for anyone to design their own WordPress theme, Clay has made Headway a very powerful tool for developers as well, with an extensive array of hooks and intelligent declaration of CSS selectors.

Version 2.0 of Headway brings a huge array of enhancements and optimizations, all coded by this brilliant up and coming developer.

Headway and Clay are certainly ones to watch in the WP community.

Otto

Moderator and support forum member, and also does work on the WordPress.org website.