Rich Willis - 1 Year at Chevin!

By Ellen Sowerby
11 January 2022

Our Senior React Developer, Rich, has been with Chevin for 1 year this month!

Within his role at Chevin Rich was responsible for building the web front-end and mobile apps for our various products. He also enjoys occasionally dipping into some back-end work too!

When asked what he likes the most about Chevin Rich stated: ‘The people. It’s a very friendly, trusting & understanding work environment. Everyone I’ve met at Chevin has been nice.’

Rich enjoys long multi-day hikes, scrambling, running and just generally exploring the outdoors.

What you may not know about Rich is that he created an open-source project to help manage Java development in VS Code. It became so popular with over 150k downloads that he was approached by Microsoft about collaboration, however Rich transferred it fully FOC to Microsoft as it adds value to others. His name remains on the license and even wrote a blog ‘Microsoft adopted one of my open source projects.’

Congratulations Rich!

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