JavaScript and Modern Frontend Development

Gaya KesslerFreelance Developer,
Gaya Kessler

I create web applications for the Internet and mobile platforms. Both in the front-end and in the back-end. Specialised in JavaScript, React, Node.js, TypeScript, and modern front-end.

My name is Gaya Kessler, an independent (full stack) web developer located in the Netherlands. Opinionated, always ready for a discussion, and to help build something great.

My passion is to create the best for the web, and to always keep up with the latest technologies and trends.

In a nutshell: I create simple solutions to complex problems.

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What I am Good at

The main value I provide is that I can take a complex subject and turn it into something understandable. This way even starting programmers can follow what the complex parts of your product are doing.

I love sharing my knowledge and like to teach and mentor developers while I work on projects. This way the team I am working with will get a bit of my experience transferred to them.

My belief is that I bring more value to the product if I teach my ways to the current development team.

My work is at its best in agile environments, and with remote teams. On site is also possible.

Why Hire me?

Hire me for freelance JavaScript / React development. I can solve your whole front-end of your projects. My experience lies in creating solid and stable applications which teams of developers like to keep working on and improve.

My strength is that I know how to structure and create the right architectures for complex web applications. I also have an eye for code quality and following best-practises.

I also have a background in backend / web services development, therefore I can cover a broad spectrum of needs. This also makes it a lot easier for me to interact with existing teams.

I help teams create readable solutions and future proof code.

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Some of the Companies That Hired Me

Philips

Cloud hosting platform for Philips Healthcare in Node.js

Graylog

React development for core and cloud product

Intoto

Visualising intelligent river data

Route42

Improving development experience and educating development team

Dekode

Node.js web services, mobile and web applications

BrewPi

Web Application for a Brewery Controller

What Do Other Say About Me?

Scott Basgaard, CTO at Intoto
I often compare trying to find the best developers with finding an amazing drummer for a band. They are the key to success and almost impossible to find. There are so many out there but the good ones have already found success and are usually unavailable. Gaya is that perfect drummer who has been available for me on multiple projects and a key to success. He’s an amazing developer, communicator and innovator and always sees the bigger picture of whatever I’ve thrown his way. I’ve worked with a large amount of people over my career and Gaya is on the top of my list!
Scott Basgaard, CTO at Intoto
Robin Verlangen, CTO at Route42
Gaya is one of the most skilled developers I know, striking the right balance between being pragmatic and delivering high quality code. This helped us to move forward quickly with our products.
Robin Verlangen, CTO at Route42
Tom Hirst, Freelance WordPress Developer
Gaya is an absolute pleasure to work with. Not only is he one of the most skilled developers I've ever collaborated with, but he's one of the nicest people too. If you need a JavaScript pro to code your project, teach your developers or run a workshop for your company; Gaya is your man.
Tom Hirst, Freelance WordPress Developer

Technologies I Excel at

While the technologies I use do not necessarily affect the results of my work, it shows what I most comfortable with.

Subjects I mainly focus on are JavaScript (and TypeScript), back-end JavaScript using Node.js, front-end development, React, Redux, WebPack, Single Page Applications / Progressive Web Apps, and mobile apps (React Native).

JavaScript

JavaScript

React

React

Node.js

Node.js

TypeScript

TypeScript

Professional Experience

I have been working in web development professionally from 2006. Since then, I’ve seen a lot of trends come and go, which has formed a solid opinion on what works, and what doesn’t, what sticks, and what doesn’t.

I also occasionally speak at meetups, conferences, and do in-company training about technology and trends.

In the past I have worked on projects of various sizes. This helped me in choosing the right tool for the job. From small JavaScript widgets to full-blown applications; anything is possible.

Read my full resumé for my past work experience.

CleverNode Projects

Apart from freelance work, I also spend a lot of my time working on side-projects. Here are some projects I’ve launched over the years.

Thyme

Privacy First Time Tracker

CreateMy.Run

Running route generator

Drammit

(Discontinued) Social Whisky App

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