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.
Stephanie is the Program Coordinator at Eclipse Foundation which requires interaction with many internal staff members, as well as significant interaction with the broader international Eclipse community. In her downtime, she enjoys being a foodie- blogging about local restaurants, cycling the Ottawa trails, and developing her skills in front-end web development.
I'm a Java and Eclipse Expert skilled at knowledge sharing, who love multicultural environments.
I contributed to Eclipse for few years, before being elected as a Committer on the Platform UI project. Besides this, I'm also interested in JSDT, ECP, GEF, JDT and Oomph projects.
My passion for Open Source has roots in 2005 when, following EclipseCon slides, I developed an Interactive, Eclipse-based Graphical IDE to support Computer Security teaching to M.Sc Engineering students.
Then, In 2007, I graduated from the University of Bologna, with a Master in Computer Engineering.
From 2007 to 2012, I worked as Software Engineer for multiple clients in different areas; such as Banking, Credit Information, and Healthcare. In this period, I advanced my experience with Web Applications, SOAs and Workflows; working mainly with Java / JEE and a minor Experience in C#/.NET.
From 2012 to 2016 I lived as an expat in The Netherlands, working as R&D Software Engineer, to co-design and develop a suite of Scientific Applications, for an Oil and Gas Corporation. Within this period I lived in a multicultural environment, and I advanced my experience with Java, Eclipse Plug-ins, CBIs and Agile methodologies.
In early 2016, I started working as a contractor for the Eclipse Foundation, through the FEEP program. That was an excellent opportunity to improve my experience on the Eclipse Platform working with great people in the community.
Then, I moved to Italy, where I registered a Consulting firm specialized in Eclipse plug-ins and Java technologies. My mission is to provide high-quality services to Companies who want to implement, learn and work with Eclipse plug-ins, Java, and Web technologies.