Donncha O Caoimh

Prolific Plugin author, Core contributor and the guy that brought us WordPress MU (now Multi-site).

Plugins include: No Adverts for Friends, Comment Referrers, Flickr Comment Importer, WP Super Cache, WordPress MU Domain Mapping, Tweet Tweet

Mariano Amartino

Mariano has run the first WordCamp outside San Francisco almost 3 years ago, bringing Matt to Argentina… and he is helping people on at least 3 countries in Latinamerica to run their own WordCamps without even asking to be mentioned.

Mariano hizo el primer WordCamp fuera de San Francisco hace 3 años y trajo a Matt Mullenweg a Argentina (ya 2 veces) y ahora está ayudando a otros 3 países de la región a armar sus propios Wordcamps sin siquiera pedir ser mencionado y eso vale resaltarlo.

Antonio Fernandes

Antonio is has mad more WordPress sites than I can count. He turns a PSD mockup into a theme like a machine. He is an innovative developer that makes new concept and ideas a reality.

Shayne Sanderson

Shayne is a WordPress developer, geek at 9seeds.com and speaks at WordCamp events around the country.

Jack and Katie put the world to rights

New to the world of blogging Jack and Katie have dived into the world of WordPress. In just a week of blogging they have attracted more then 1,000 views, with an increasing number of people commenting and following the pair. Already the blog has won the interest of local businesses, including requests to be featured in their blog!

Jeff Chandler

The “unofficial” voice of the WordPress community Jeff has built an outstanding resource known as the WordPress Tavern.

He is also founder and host of the WordPress Weekly podcast.

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.

Milan Petrovic

Long time WordPress developer with extensive experience developing WordPress themes, plugins and custom websites built on WordPress.

Michael Fields

A developer who provides custom solutions for WordPress including tons of great resources for WP 3.0.

Ben Gillbanks

Founder of the popular WordPress voting site, WPVote and big contributor to the WP community with great tutorials, and resources. Ben is a WordPress developer, and has had a hand in creating some really awesome themes from ProThemeDesign.