Greetings!

Me

I'm Kay, a developer, blogger, teacher, and author from Stuttgart, Germany. My preferred pronouns are he/him.

I create content about software development. Cloud computing, serverless technology, security, API development, and Web3!

My services include creating blog articles, books, documentation, and more.

Currently, I volunteer as editor-in-chief for the Developer DAO blog. A community for people all around the globe that want to teach and learn about Web3.

I have over 15 years of experience as a developer and have written hundreds of articles on various technical topics. My blog has over 15,000 followers and half a million views.

I worked with companies all over the world. Including:

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Fauna
Serverless Database
(USA)
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IOD
Content Agency
(Israel)
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LogRocket
Browser Monitoring
(USA)
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Merz Academy
Design University
(Germany)
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Moesif
API Analytics
(USA)
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Publisher
(USA)
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Packt
Publisher
(UK)
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Thundra
Serverless Monitoring
(Turkey)
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Dashbird
Serverless Monitoring
(Estonia)
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Upstash
Serverless Database
(USA)
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Pulumi
DevOps Tools
(USA)
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Developer DAO
Web3 Education
(Global)
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Dev Spotlight
Content Agency
(USA)
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Incident.io
Incident Management
(UK)
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Godwoken
Game & Blockchain
(China)

My React Book

I wrote a book about learning React with basic JavaScript knowledge.

React From Zero book

My Web3 Course (WIP)

I writing a Web3 course for frontend developers. It's in the spirit of my book React from Zero, learning something new with basic JavaScript knowledge.

Web3 from Zero

Testimonials

Ofir Nachmani, CEO at IamOnDemand:

We've been collaborating with Kay since early 2020. During this time, he has written dozens of articles for us on a wide variety of tech topics. His technical expertise always shines through--he's even helped our clients debug their products along the way! He is communicative, deadline-driven, flexible, and extremely pleasant to work with--a true techie, writer, and a great guy.

An Editor:

Your writing is amazing, particularly for someone whose first language is (I assume) German. When I see that a job assigned to me was written by you, I always breathe a huge sigh of relief! [...] You are extremely meticulous about the small things that an editor needs to pay attention to [...] I almost thought you might be a native English speaker because your writing is so good and so colloquial.

Content Samples

✒️ Solidity Basics for JavaScript Devs

✒️ Building a Censorship Resistant Image Uploader

✒️ REST API Design Best Practices for Parameter & Query String Usage

✒️ REST API Design Best Practices for Sub and Nested Resources

✒️ API Best Practices for Feature Deprecation

✒️ The Tools Of The JS Trade

✒️ Creating Offline Web Apps with AWS Amplify DataStore

🎥 Serverless Debugging with AWS SAM and VSCode

🎙️ Using & Teaching React

🎙️ My JavaScript Story

Awards

DEV.to

Distinguished Author
2019

DEV.to

Distinguished Author
2020

Star of the Week on the Off-By-None Newsletter

There is a very long list of people who are doing #ServerlessGood and contributing to the Serverless community. These people deserve recognition for their efforts. So each week, I will mention someone whose recent contribution really stood out to me. [...]

This week’s star is Kay Plößer [...] thank you for your prolific work in sharing, teaching, and developing serverless! 🙌

Certificates

Technical Writing

C2 English Language Proficiency

DZone Core Member

Pluralsight JavaScript Expert (IQ 232)

Expired Certificates

AWS Solution Architect Associate (expired 2021)

AWS Developer Associate (expired 2021)

Social Media

📝 Dev.to blog

🐦 Twitter account

🐙 GitHub profile

🕶 Lenster

🐘 Mastodon

👔 LinkedIn profile