For his open source work, Robert Fischer has stumbled upon tools like Gradle and Bytescript, a Ruby based DSL for the JVM. He's also been finishing a couple of Grails projects. Fischer began creating plugins for Gradle after he discovered the tool and found out how easy it was to build plugins. Fischer's desire to run Cucumber in Gradle, for example, lead him to create six new plugins to make it work.
Robert Fischer is a software developer at Duke University and a national speaker. Fischer is involved in academia and he's trying to spread the good news about projects like LaTeX and Gradle. He's been working on several open source projects and he's also writing his own programming language.