Over the past 15 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 has been leading GeoWave development from the project’s inception in 2013. He has authored multiple academic papers on the topic to include a contribution to Advances in Spatial and Temporal Databases 2017 (https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-64367-0_6) and a contribution to the Free and Open Source for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference Proceedings in 2017 (https://scholarworks.umass.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=&httpsredir=1&article=1027&context=foss4g).

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.