I respect a lot of software developers, but many of those are not going to have an entry in this series, and not because they are lesser in my eyes... I need a news item that would trigger a post. Thing is, if you write about someone, you actually need to have some content (duh!), and saying "Guide van Rossum rocks for creating Python, and am grateful!" is simply not enough, hence a need for a trigger. In fact, I used to call this series developer of the moment, but at some point felt that the new name is more fitting, especially since a few of these developers generated some new triggers along the way.