Rich has worked in the Business and IT divisions at Raytheon Company for the past 10 years. His current position as a software engineer has provided an opportunity to develop with BIRT. He enjoys BIRT's flexibility and appreciates how he can develop quick and simple reports or add specificity to a report based on explicit requirements. Rich likes participating in the BIRT Exchange forum questions and discussions because it challenges him to learn new facets of BIRT and provides opportunities to try and offer solutions to the community. Rich's BIRT strengths revolve primarily around report development and he's currently interested in BIRT's extension framework.