I aim to build simple, creative, and independent technology. I believe this will empower humans to create a better future.
I've had the privilege of working on projects for clients such as BFI, CTVC, Paul McCartney, MTV, Victoria & Albert Museum, Elsevier, Dixons, Santander, and consulted on EU-funded research projects P2P Next, Saracen and Bloomen.
TestimonialsNice things people have said about me...
Darren is very responsive and personable; always willing to adapt to our requirements, while offering his advice and experience. The quality of his work has been very high and I have enjoyed working with him.
-- Zoë Mullan - Editor, The Lancet Global Health
Darren has worked on Lancet website projects for many years. He most recently developed the Lancet Global Health's blog site for us. As always, his work was excellent, thorough, and to our specifications.
-- Justine Davies - Editor in Chief, The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology
Darren really knows his onions.
-- Paul Reeves - Senior Developer, Viacom International Media Networks
Darren knows his stuff + great trainer
-- Ronald Ashri - CTO, Blue Spark Labs
I must say a very big thank you to @mothersele for being amazing with Drupal
-- Helena Markou - Head of New Business, Perini
- Cracking day of training! Panels, Views, Blocks, context, Content types and Themes! Thanks @mothersele 4 ur patience & skills
-- Gary Bird - @Gary_Bird
Advanced Drupal training workshop today with the very clever @mothersele Is there anything he doesn't know?!
-- Catch Digital - @catch_digital
Why?I am passionate about helping others more fully experience their lives. I am driven by finding new and creative ways to accomplish a goal. I love to engage with people who are curious and smart. I love open source and Drupal. I believe in business models based on providing value. I love to provide training and help get the best out of people. I believe excellent outcomes are produced by people who have opportunities each day to do what they do well. I'm fascinated by ideas. I strongly believe we should create more than we consume. I want to live in a world where more people are creators than consumers.
Went full-stack. Entered the exciting world of front-end frameworks. Functional programming, immutability. Angular, React, TypeScript, Redux, NgRx. Ionic for building cross-platform mobile apps. Electron for desktop. Even building for Smart TVs with Angular.
Giving training in modern PHP and Drupal 8. Working on building tools for the open and independent web.
Building stages at festivals, painting (lots of painting). More creative coding. Projections. Art. Time to reflect on what's important.
Drupal Training I launched successful "Everything I know about Drupal" training courses, an intensive tour of Drupal's best features. After running the course publically I adapted it for several agency clients and ran individual trainings.
Cyril Live Coding I released open source programming language, Cyril, for live coding of 3D visuals
Founded Ideation Networks I became a full time freelance Drupal developer and founded Ideation Networks
Uploader I was a co-founder of the successful b2b digital music startup Uploader. Operating in the exciting rapidly developing world of digital music services we licensed over 50,000 tracks of music and build systems for mass transcoding and delivery of audio.
Joined the New Media Commitee at AIM I joined the New Media Commitee at AIM (Association for Independent Music) advising the trade association on the rapidly developing digital music markets.
Head of Digital I became head of digital for independent record label Cooking Vinyl.
Professional DJ I worked professionally as a DJ and my remixes featured on MTV, QTV, and XFM
Teaching web development I devised and delivered a training course in commercial web development at the adult education centre in Sheffield.
Post-graduate research in the formal semantics of object oriented languages.
Sir Douglas Lewin Memorial Prize I graduated Sheffield University with 1st class degree in computer science and was awarded the Sir Douglas Lewin Memorial Prize for computer science.
My first paid gig I got my first paid gig building a website for a local business.