Over the past 10 years, Rich Fecher has been solving the hard technical challenges that face the U.S. Defense and Intelligence Communities. Rich has extensive expertise in architecting and building end-to-end systems. His experience ranges from visualization to distributed computing, and he has primarily focused his career toward enriching geospatial content and delivery. Rich has embraced open source technologies as an effective means to provide cutting edge solutions.
Rich holds an M.S. in Computer Science from George Mason University; he received his post-graduate certificate in GIS from Pennsylvania State University, and received a B.S. in Computer Science with minors in Applied Math and Physics from the University of Virginia.
Active Java developer with a hands-on approach available for consulting and training. Brings an enterprise computing / business intelligence background to GIS and standards work.
Serves on the Project Steering Committee of GeoServer, GeoTools and uDig projects. Outreach to new projects as a member of both the Open Source Geospatial Foundation and LocationTech Industry Working Group.