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August 14, 2015: Returning to Microsoft

I'm proud to say that I'm returning to Microsoft as a full-time employee.

Life as a contractor certainly had its fair share of perks (such as the flexibility to take extended trips to France), but it's time to come home. Microsoft has been a big part of my life for many years — I'm excited to see what's next!


June 7, 2015: Time to explore the Pacific Northwest!

Since moving to Washington in 2006 I've kept myself busy with plenty of things, but I haven't taken the time to properly explore the majesty that's right in my own back yard.

That's all about to change!

Destination: Pacific Northwest is where I'll document my local adventures.


May 27, 2015: Shifting the focus of darrenmart.com

Now that I've completed my adventures in Europe (for now), I'm shifting the focus toward software projects I'll be tackling in 2015 and beyond. It's very likely that most of the articles going forward will be technical in nature and they'll explore various facets of the development process.

I'm still keeping the personal blog for non-technical articles (language learning, travel notes, etc.), they'll just be tucked away in their own section.