With a background in financial accounting and budget forecasting, Darren has been developing software since the late '90s, focussing on .NET Technologies from the beta days of 2000 onwards. In that period he has designed and developed a wide range of solutions using .NET.

Darren has a passion for community involvement and has been a leader in local User Groups and online communities. Darren has achieved Microsoft Certification M.C.A.D. status, and in 2004, was awarded MVP status for the ASP.NET technology.

Recently a quirky character change led Darren into the dark world of Regular Expressions resulting in excessive amounts of time being devoted to maintaining a library of them on his website: RegexLib.com [1], and writing about them in his blog http://markitup.com/ .

(correlates: NorvigLaws, GreatAndNobleTasks, FreeLibrary, ...)