Hi, my name is

Dan Norris

I’m a AWS Certified Developer & Software Engineer based in Bristol, UK who builds full-stack cloud-hosted applications. Experienced in PHP, Laravel, React, Vue and TypeScript.Find me on Twitter and GitHub.

About Me

Hey, I’m Dan. I live in Bristol, UK and I’m a Software Engineer at Oddschecker.

I have a background and over 5 years experience as a Principal Technical Recruiter and Manager. Some of my clients have included FTSE100 and S&P500 organisations including Marsh, Chubb and Hiscox.

After deciding that I wanted to shift away from helping companies sell their tech enabled products and services and start building them myself, I graduating from a tech accelerator called DevelopMe_ in 2020 and requalified as a Software Engineer.

Here's what I've been working with over the last 18 months:

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It's worthwhile noting featured projects listed here were originally built either during or immediately after the bootcamp I completed in Aug, 2020. They're kept here for posterity sake.

Featured Project

A Touch of Wellness

Migrated this client's web app from PHP, JavaScript, Less to React, TypeScript, Next.js on a headless CMS using Contentful. Also implemented unit testing and HTTPS. Reduced operational spend and improved web vitals from 40% percentile to 99% across both desktop and mobile.





Featured Project

Neu UI

Prototype and build projects faster using Neu UI - an open source React component library designed to neumorphic style. Built using React, Jest and Storybook.




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Enabling you and friends to draft, select, randomise and predict the probability of winning a football game of team sizes between 1 - 9 players. React, Redux, Sass, AWS EC2, Jest.





Featured Posts

27th Sep 6 min read

Setup Docker for PHP in 5 minutes

Docker is a tool that I have recently been using at work and it has changed, to such a significant…

24th Aug 11 min read

How to build a portfolio using Gatsby - part 1

[ Live Demo ] Hey, welcome to this two part series where I'll walk you through how to build your…

12th Aug 8 min read

How I secured my first Software Engineer job in 4 weeks

… after graduating from a bootcamp, with no CS degree and during the worst economic contraction on…

12th Apr 4 min read

How modular design has made me a better Developer

So, week #2 of bootcamp has already flown by and we’re also day 3,504,229(?) into quarantine. It’s…


Always happy to connect with new people and my inbox is always open to discussing potential new opportunities.

I'm particularly interested in opportunities featuring a tech stack that includes either Java, Python, Go, a front-end framework (e.g. Vue, React or Angular 2+), with micro-service architecture on the cloud.