Christian, Patriotic American, Veteran, Linux Aficionado, Professional Geek, Programmer, WordPress Developer, Mac User.
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.
Entrepreneur, Boston WordPress Meetup founder, consultant, and blogger (kind of).
Justin is the developer of the Hybrid theme framework and multiple plugins and tutorials.
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”.
Chris Garrett is a professional blogger, internet marketing consultant, new media industry commentator, writer, coach, speaker, trainer and web geek. He has been involved in several startups and has written for some of the webs best-loved blogs.
Sarah Gooding is a User Interface Designer/Developer, specializing in open source content management systems and social networking architecture. She writes daily at WPMU.org on WordPress, Multisite and BuddyPress. In her spare time she enjoys writing plugins for WordPress and BuddyPress as well as creating new themes.