For more than a decade, 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.
I have over 20 years experience as a software engineer and consultant, collaborating with scientists and engineers with innovative technologies in the laboratory to the commercial marketplace. These collaborations have resulted in dozens of conference and journal papers, two R&D awards, and a patent. My current interest is in the application of functional programming principles to the processes of data science, geospatial analytics, big data and distributed computing.
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.
Gabby works as an open-source developer on CesiumJS. She also wrote the initial styling language for 3D Tiles, designed and developed the Cesium websites, served on the Program Committee for FOSS4G NA 2018, and works with the Cesium community on the forum. She earned a BS in Computer Science from Drexel University with a minor in Digital Media. While at Drexel, she co-created an indie game studio to release a mobile game. In her spare time, Gabby paints, plays overly-complicated board games, and watches horror movies.