Through his youth Daan lived, played and lingered in the village of Duiven. He attended the Candea College high school in the nearby city of Zevenaar. As extracurricular activity Daan joined the video group CandeAV.
Daan went to the university where he studied mathematics. He specialized in the field of computer algebra, but his interests include analysis, group theory, and discrete mathematics.
Daan persuid a job as software engineer. First at Sogyo where he got a formal training in the art of programming. After that Daan worked at Topicus where he honed his skill. Currently Daan holds a job at Luminis