Hello! Nice to meet you. I'm Darren and I've enjoyed a long and varied career in Software spanning about 25 years (and even longer before as a hobbyist).
I started off at a web agency in the 90's, moved on into employment in big corporations in the 00's and then travelled the world contracting and consulting. For the last 10 years I've been running my own software company.
I've worked with every type of company, from the "Big 4" through to single person start-ups.
What matters most to me about software - is creating and maintaining an environment where people enjoy their work. In my experience the best results are produced when everyone on a project is motivated and all interested in the outcome.
Having seen a lot of software projects fail earlier in my career, I'm proud of my record in delivering projects on time, on budget and the praise that we've received from happy clients.
If you are working on a software project in a stressful or toxic environment, or you find that you are working all hours of the day I'm genuinely interested to see if I can help.
Over the next few months, I'm hoping to blog here about some of the lessons I've learned over the past 25 years, as well as continuing the techie posts that I've always written - I'll always be a coder at heart.
I currently reside in London, England - with aspirations to leave once my teenage daughter allows it.