I am an experienced engineer, author, leader, and entrepreneur that has led the software development for some of the best software on this planet.
Currently I am building mobile and cloud based applications (that work with devices) and want to reinvigorate my personal brand. My plan is to become the most recognized person in the industry for mobile and cloud computing [working with devices] outside of the big companies like Apple, Google, and Microsoft.
My personal brand and blog is Wicked Programmer. I let it lapse over the last two years while I worked on some other efforts. Now is the time to bring it back in a big way. The plan is to offer some of the best advice and wisdom on how to use and build applications using mobile, cloud, and devices.
"Wicked" is based on the following definition.
"Programmer" is because I love programming.
*** Here are some quotes from my LinkedIn recommendations ***
"Rich Crane is one of the people who helped make Microsoft great."
"He always offered expert advice, great solutions and considered the full weight of an architecture when making a recommendation."
"Richard is a great architect of application and database platforms, as I've had the pleasure of working with him"
"Rich is technically deep, an expert in the Microsoft platform, a very good project manager and consultant. Rich has that rare combination of technical depth and excellent communication and presentation skills."
"Rich is one of the deepest technical professionals I've ever had the pleasure to work with. He loves big challenges and if you can frame a problem for Rich, it will be solved!"
"Rich looks for ways to re-invent his organization and to help all those associated with it to develop"
"Rich is by far one of the most unique and impactful technologists that I've worked with"
"Rich is one of the smartest guys I know and the quality of his work is outstanding."
"Over the years I’ve dealt with many IT architects, and bottom line, Rich is the guy who does it all."
"You know those guys that seem to either know everything or learn everything so quickly it makes your head spin? Yeah, Rich is one of those."
"Richard is one of the best IT architects I have ever known regarding large scientific computing or technical computing applications."