Rich Friedel

Rich has always had a passion for building things – from an earlier career in heavy industrial construction, to his current role as a developer at WillowTree, Inc. in Charlottesville, VA. As a self-taught software engineer, Rich has dabbled in everything from HTML to Javascript, C# to Python, before ultimately falling in love with all things Android. He’s helped ship one-off prototype projects, full-blown commercial and enterprise Android applications used by millions of users on a daily basis, and literal ships (in his previous life). When he’s not busy slinging code, Rich enjoys spending time with his family, various outdoor beer-league sports, and building all sorts of things without adult supervision.