Otto

Moderator and support forum member, and also does work on the WordPress.org website.

Oliver Schlöbe

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

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.

Milan Petrovic

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

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.

Nathan Briggs

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

Ian Stewart

Ian, a WordPress developer and designer, is the creator of the Thematic Theme Framework which the new WordPress default theme TwentyTen is based on.

He is also the leader of the official Automattic Theme Team which oversees submissions to the WordPress theme repository.

Michael Fields

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

Shawn Hesketh

Shawn has filled a gaping hole in the WP tutorial world. That is, tutorials for folks who’ve never used WP before and wouldn’t know a post from a page, or category from a tag.

The tutorials at WP101.com are well structured, thorough and at a good steady pace.

Designer/developers can now direct their clients to Shawn’s WP101 site and let his excellent tutorials teach them how to use WP.

For us designer/devs who suck at training – it’s a godsend!

Shawn’s a legend and should be knighted for services to the WP community!

Boone Gorges

BuddyPress and WordPress Multisite plugin developer/pizza eater extraordinaire