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.

Stefan Brockhaus

Skills are not something we talk about. They are shown!

Dremeda

WordPress Contributor Dev/Design/Security Addict. Founder of @CubicTwo, and Co-Founder of @Sucuri_Security.

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.

Konstantin Winkler

Blogger, journalist and radio host.

Konstantin is also responsible for the social media activities of the football radio station 90elf in Germany. He blogs about social media, social networks, blogging and games at konni.org.

Owen Greaves

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

rich! @ etiviti

Besides changing dirty diapers – I wrote a few BuddyPress Plugins, some quick hacks, a hook reference, and sometimes answer questions in vague terms.

I like a strong IPA – make it a double.

Nathan Briggs

WP plugin coder and securitising dude, geek, atheist, chronic pain sufferer, owned by two cats and a human

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.

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.