Andy Bailey

Creator of the CommentLuv plugin and ComLuv Network. Writes PHP/MySQL code and plays with WP/WPMU.

Secret Blog Club

There is no other collaboration quite like Secret Blog Club because the benefits far outweigh the time required to participate. Pop in, grab what you need and pop out. We’re all about sharing what really works, putting together blogging niches and supporting the efforts of other bloggers including business blogs. You have to see it to really understand what we’re doing. Visit the links in the post in this entry and the one on Murray Newlands that contains details on what we share there. If you are serious about blogging this is one community you do not want to miss.

John James Jacoby

John is a lead developer for not one, but *two* core WordPress projects; namely BuddyPress and bbPress.

After practically carrying BuddyPress on his shoulders for several months, John also volunteered to rewrite the existing bbPress project into a WordPress plugin.

Let’s hear it up for this crazy-coding JJJ guy!

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.

Jean-Baptiste Jung

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

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.

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!

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.

Joshua Parker

Joshua Parker supports the web standards project and is a web standards coder and PHP developer. He codes websites using web standards in order to make sites more accessible as well as less complex.

Justin Tadlock

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