Jake Goldman

Web developer & strategist, WordPress guru & plug-in author, Director of Client Services at C. Murray Consulting

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!

Syed Balkhi

I am a blogger, Web Designer, SEM, Affiliate Marketer, WordPress Geek, Florida Gator, and one cool guy who you should know on the web.

Kurt Eng

Full-time scientist, part-time tech support, part-time gamer, part-time cook, part-time WordPress guy, full-time geek

Jason Schuller

Digital Creative Professional / Press75.com & ThemeGarden.com Founder / WordPress Junkie / Ski & Mountain Bike Enthusiast.

Otto

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

Adam W. Warner

I’m a web development consultant specializing in the use of WordPress and WordPress Multi-User. My development philosophy focuses not only on solutions, but also education, empowerment, and support for my clients. I will provide you the tools to achieve your project goals, and I will show you how to use those tools.

Mark Ghosh

Owner of the hugely popular Weblog Tools Collection blog. His blog can be found right in your Dashboard under “Other WordPress News”.

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!

Mike Schinkel

Mike helps companies recognize WordPress as a Strategic Business Platform, and also develops Plugins to leverage the 13 million+ self-hosted WordPress sites.

He can be quite helpful on the WP-Hackers mailing list as well, too.