With my first three contributions to WordPress core, I also made it on the Credits page for the new release, which is a huge honor for me:
Ever since I started out coding in late 2008 and stumbleing across WordPress, I got more and more engaged with the software. In early stages I developed a few plugins and created a theme for a couple of friends of mine. Then I took it a step further, when I was given the opportunity to create and maintain the blog network of HolidayCheck, and took on my first outside freelance projects. But it wasn’t until this year, that I really got involved. After joining the WordPress Theme Review Team in March and publishing my first Theme at the Repository, I also started to read more through the core trac tickets and finally found opportunities to contribute.
If you also want to see your name on this page, get involved in WordPress!