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”.

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!

Christine Green

One big bundle of creative neural pathways. Web Designer and Developer. Marketing Strategist. Social Media Consultant. Marketing Effectiveness Coach. Christine latches on to projects that facilitate thriving …of your business and the humor that sustains life.

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.

Donncha O Caoimh

Prolific Plugin author, Core contributor and the guy that brought us WordPress MU (now Multi-site).

Plugins include: No Adverts for Friends, Comment Referrers, Flickr Comment Importer, WP Super Cache, WordPress MU Domain Mapping, Tweet Tweet

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.

Jack and Katie put the world to rights

New to the world of blogging Jack and Katie have dived into the world of WordPress. In just a week of blogging they have attracted more then 1,000 views, with an increasing number of people commenting and following the pair. Already the blog has won the interest of local businesses, including requests to be featured in their blog!

Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Lisa Sabin-Wilson is the owner of E.webscapes and the Author of WordPress For Dummies.

Ptah Dunbar

Ptah is a core contributor of WordPress, BuddyPress developer and co-founder of DevPress.com. Since 2006, Ptah has been involved in WordPress creating themes and plugins as well as pioneering new development best practices. He is best known for his work contributing in WordPress 3.0 as well as authoring WP Framework, a rapid theme development framework. Ptah frequently travels and currently lives in Miami, FL doing WordPress consulting full-time. You can find Ptah online at ptahdunbar.com, or on Twitter (@ptahdunbar).

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.