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!

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.

Owen Greaves

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

Boone Gorges

BuddyPress and WordPress Multisite plugin developer/pizza eater extraordinaire

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!

Andrew Nacin

Andrew is a WordPress core developer and member of the commit team. He developed the Log Deprecated Notices plugin which is very useful, and he is also a WordPress consultant.

Fernando Tellado

Divulgador y promotor de la comunidad WordPress en Español, creador del blog más influyente sobre WordPress en Español, Ayuda WordPress, el foro de la comunidad WordPress y ponente en numerosos eventos.

Puedes seguirle en su blog personal, Navegando con Red, donde además de WordPress también publica artículos de opinión sobre temas de actualidad, social media y management 2.0, a través de Twitter, Facebook o LinkedIn.

Jeff Star

Web developer & graphic designer at Perishable Press and Monzilla Media. Co-Author of Digging into WordPress. Creator of jquery-mix.com, mindfeed.org, & more..

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!

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