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!

James Hicks

The Sultan of Cool. James is an all around stellar dude that blogs in the tech, new media space.

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.

rich! @ etiviti

Besides changing dirty diapers – I wrote a few BuddyPress Plugins, some quick hacks, a hook reference, and sometimes answer questions in vague terms.

I like a strong IPA – make it a double.

Adam W. Warner

I’m a web development consultant specializing in the use of WordPress and WordPress Multi-User. My development philosophy focuses not only on solutions, but also education, empowerment, and support for my clients. I will provide you the tools to achieve your project goals, and I will show you how to use those tools.

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.

Leland Fiegel

Web Developer / Freelancer. You might know me from ThemeLab.com or CustomTheme.com. I tweet oodles of WordPress-related stuff on @themelab.

Syed Balkhi

I am a blogger, Web Designer, SEM, Affiliate Marketer, WordPress Geek, Florida Gator, and one cool guy who you should know on the web.

Shane Hudson

Working behind the scenes everywhere, Shane Hudson is a WordPress Developer that deserves some serious publicity!

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!