Rich Vogel has been doing game development for 12 years. He has worked on console, PC, and online games. He was the Producer of Meridian 59 and Ultima Online. He helped launch and run the service for both online games. He is currently Director of Development at Sony Online Entertainment. He is overseeing the development of Star Wars Galaxies. He speaks frequently on issues of online world design, online development process, and online community management.
Vogel contributed to the "Lessons of Going Online" panel.