We is me, Fred Richards. I started working independently in 1998, originally doing business as Dynamic Software Solutions but changing to Working Software, LLC in 2008. Prior to 1998 I worked for five years at Entropic Research Laboratories, Inc., in Washington, DC (acquired in 2000 by Microsoft).
I started at Entropic as a Unix/C programmer, then became a project manager for the TrueTalk text-to-speech (TTS) software product, and ultimately became the Engineering Manager for the Washington DC office. As Engineering Manager I oversaw the team of software developers responsible for much of Entropic's commercial product line.
Prior to working at Entropic I was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC, and a postdoctoral research fellow at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications in Urbana, Illinois. Prior to that I was a graduate student at the University of Illinois, where I received my Ph. D. in Physics in 1991.
I began my study of computers and programming while a co-op student at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ, where I worked between 1982 and 1985, when not pursuing my B.S. degree from Northeastern University.
For more than 25 years now I have been developing software systems in a variety of languages and system environments.