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Darren Gehring

Principal Test Manager


Darren Gehring is a Test Manager on the Advanced Development Team. He works under Gavin Jancke GM Engineering in Research at Microsoft Research, Redmond.

email: darrenge_NO_SPAM@microsoft.com (remove _NO_SPAM) to email me.
Twitter: @DarrenGehring
Work: 425-703-4986
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The BBC micro:bit and Microsoft

Established: May 28, 2015

Try our Block/JavaScript editor! The BBC and partners, including Microsoft, announce the BBC micro:bit – a pocket-sized, codeable computer that allows children to get creative with technology. Up to 1 million micro:bits will be given to every 11 or 12…

Hands-Free Keyboard

Established: March 24, 2015

The Hands-Free keyboard is a project to enable people who are unable to speak or use a physical keyboard to communicate using only their eyes. Our initial prototypes are based around an on screen qwerty keyboard very similar to the 'taptip'…

Eye Controlled Wheelchair

Established: December 15, 2014

We envision using Eye Gaze technology to bring independent mobility to people living with disabilities who are unable to use a joystick. This project was initiated during the Summer 2014 Hackathon.  During the Hackathon, Steve Gleason came…

Kinect for Windows SDK Beta

Established: April 15, 2011

The Kinect for Windows SDK beta, created by Microsoft Research, was a programming toolkit for application developers. It enabled easy access to the capabilities offered by the Microsoft Kinect device connected to computers running the Windows 7…

.NET Gadgeteer

Established: September 20, 2010

Microsoft .NET Gadgeteer is a rapid prototyping platform for small electronic gadgets and embedded hardware devices. It combines the advantages of object-oriented programming, solderless assembly of electronics using a kit of hardware modules, and quick physical enclosure fabrication using computer-aided…

WorldWide Telescope

Established: April 2, 2002

WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a virtual telescope to astronomers, a virtual observatory of the Earth to geo-researchers, and an interactive teaching and learning tool to science educators. Since its initial release in late 2006, WWT has become an integral part…






Patents Pending

  • Interactive Presentations
  • Providing Rewards And Metrics For Completion Of Microtasks

Microsoft Career

  • 1995-2000 – SQL Server Tools (6.0, 6.5, 7.0, SQL 2000)
  • 2000-2005 – SQL Server Replication (SQL 2005)
  • 2005 – Present – MS Research – Advanced Development Team