About Me

Hi everyone! :)

My names Darren Straight and I'm a Network Manager and Technology Blogger with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Information Technology and FdSc Foundation Degree in Information Technology from the University of Kent. As well as these qualifications, I have also obtained other various qualifications including a Certificate in Basic Shift Management (Honours) along with a Certificate in Advanced Shift Management, both obtained at McDonalds. I'm also a member of The British Computer Society.

While not at work, some of my hobbies include driving, exploring, swimming, listening to music, socialising and going out with my mates though I guess that one's not really a hobby! ;)

When I'm doing none of these I am of course doing what I love, that is going to tech meetups, tech events, beta testing for companies like Microsoft (mainly in the MSN/Windows Live division of software and services) and blogging on my blog.

Some achievements I have obtained include being a Microsoft Student Partner (Alumni - Now), a Windows Live Butterfly Expert and being on the front page of the East Kent Gazette.