In some circles, Max Ogden is kind of famous. After skipping college, the young coding prodigy was lured from Portland to the Bay Area by tech guru Tim O’Reilly himself, became a civic coder for the prestigious San Francisco nonprofit Code for America, and spearheaded a dizzying number of open-source web projects that have inspired a cult-like Internet following. This award, however, is not for any of that stuff; it’s for his beard. Almost as synonymous with the man as the programmer’s long list of achievements, his facial hair is scraggly, roughly a foot long, and raging orange, contrasting pleasantly with his long blond locks. The end result is what Ogden himself has called “a magnet of serendipity” — a beard that, like his “Fear the Beard” ex-compatriot across the bay, has definitely added to his legend.