I am Danny van Kooten, a young and passionate Dutch guy with loads of experience building web applications.
In the past, I worked as a freelancer on various projects, ranging from small scaled blogs to pull-powered web platforms.
Nowadays, I build great web products with my company 12notions which will help you build your online business. The most prominent example of this is MailChimp for WordPress, with close to half a million downloads.
My first apps
Another few months later, I developed an application for the Texas TI-83 calculator while in class. The application helped you solve the Pythagoras formula and became extremely popular at my local high school.
I loved that feeling and was hooked on programming ever since.
Studying Computer Science and starting as a freelance web developer
I started studying Computer Science when I was 19. A few weeks of classes later, I was bored. I found that I could learn at a much higher rate by consuming the endless amount of online resources on the subjects.
As a result, all my free time was spent reading and playing around with code. As most students, I needed money to cover the bills so I started taking on some freelancing jobs. In the 2 years that followed, I converted well over 200 PSD’s to full-fledged WordPress themes .
During those years, I released my first plugin for WordPress called “Newsletter Sign-Up”. At the time of writing, it’s downloaded nearly 200.000 times.
Besides nerding around..
When I’m not nerding around (not that often…) you’ll often find me visiting music festivals, eating, having a drink with friends or practicing sports, particularly mixed martial arts (MMA) or calisthenics. I’ve competed professionally 5 times (amazing experience) and participated in various Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) tournaments.
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