We recognize our top users by making them a Tindarian. Tindarians have access to secret & unreleased features.
We look for the most active & best members of the Tindie community, and invite them to join. There isn't a selection process or form to fill out. The only way to become a Tindarian is by being a nice & active member of the Tindie community!
I'm a software guy turned hardware, working professionally in designing hardware and firmware for a geophysical product. As a side effect I end up with a lot of designs that I think would be useful to others, so here we are ;-)