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!

Mitcho

Linguist, teacher, coder. PhD student in Linguistics at MIT, open web aficionado. Friend of Mozilla, and Automattic.

Justin Tadlock

Justin is the developer of the Hybrid theme framework and multiple plugins and tutorials.

Ozh Richard

WordPress and Php hacker.

Shane Hudson

Working behind the scenes everywhere, Shane Hudson is a WordPress Developer that deserves some serious publicity!

Chris Brogan

President, Human Business Works and President, New Marketing Labs. Expert in things that are good.

Joost de Valk

Joost de Valk, an SEO consultant and web developer living in Wijchen, near Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Plugin Author of: Sociable, Yoast Breadcrumbs, Upcoming and many more.

Michael Torbert

Christian, Patriotic American, Veteran, Linux Aficionado, Professional Geek, Programmer, WordPress Developer, Mac User.

Jonathan Christopher

Husband, Web designer, developer, WordPress bigfan, Pods CMS dev team member, amateur photographer, writer, and I like Seinfeld a lot.