Montana Flynn

Montana is a WordPress designer who loves to push the envelope in his work. He is currently into wider designs with lots of CSS3 and whitespace.

Oliver Schlöbe

German WordPress Plugin Developer. Created WPSeek and a bunch of WordPress plugins.

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.

Shayne Sanderson

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

Dougal Campbell

Dougal was one of the original WordPress core developers, contributing features such as XML-RPC API support, mass re-enabling of plugins, Conditional GET support for feeds, and Post Custom Fields, which became the basis for countless plugin and theme features.

He has contributed several plugins to the WordPress ecosystem over the years, including Fancybox Gallery, Easy Gravatars, Theme Preview, and a filter for Talk Like a Pirate Day which has been subsequently adapted for numerous other systems including Drupal and Joomla.

Dougal has presented at WordCamp Birmingham for all three years it has been around, and was also selected as a presenter for the inaugural WordCamp Atlanta. Topics have included “The Future of WordPress”, which discussed upcoming features in WordPress 2.7, “Jumping Into WordPress Plugin Programming”, which will see an updated version at the October PHP Atlanta meeting, and “Pitfalls of a Popular Project”.

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!

Owen Greaves

I’m a Headway Themes Enthusiast, a Futurist, Keynote Speaker, Think-Tank Leader, Author, Blogger, Strategist.

Jean-Baptiste Jung

Developer and blog author of multiple WordPress sites. Provides great tutorials and resources for people learning to use WordPress.

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.

Ariff Shah

Ariff Shah has been helpful in delivering pretty good SEO tips and tutorials in Malaysian language for WordPress users and bloggers. He’s already well known for his contributions and tips that has proven to help lots of Malaysian bloggers, both new and old.

Ariff Shah telah banyak menghasilkan tutorial yang terbukti berkesan dan lain daripada yang lain. Pencalonan ini adalah sebagai penghargaan atas kerja keras dan usaha berterusan yang telah disumbangkan olehnya kepada komuniti blog Malaysia