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.
Hire me for
- A reliable and motivated freelance developer with the product and end-users as a priority.
- Well-thought-out development of your product and idea.
- Over 15 years of professional experience creating for the web.
- Pragmatic approach to improving your existing product.
- Help lift your in-house developers to a new level.
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?
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.
Some of the Companies That Hired Me
What Do Other Say About Me?
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
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
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.
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.
Read my full resumé for my past work experience.
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.