Advent Calendar

Dec 17th

Adam Wathan

Adam Wathan

Full Stack Radio, Tailwind CSS, TDD

Where do you live? Adam Wathan Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
What are your roles / titles / jobs / companies? Adam Wathan I create courses like Test-Driven Laravel and Refactoring to Collections, while working on way too many side projects like Tailwind CSS, KiteTail, and Refactoring UI 😄
Are you more Christmas Cheer or Bah Humbug over the festive period? Adam Wathan Christmas Cheer
Would you rather have to always A) Talk like Yoda or B) Breathe like Darth Vader? Adam Wathan Breathe like Darth Vader
What non-tech book have you read most recently? Adam Wathan The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
What technical book have you been reading? Adam Wathan The New CSS Layout by Rachel Andrew
With Christmas coming soon, what is your favorite thing about this time of year? Adam Wathan Candy Cane Ice Cream 😛 That's a thing!?
What TV show are you currently into? Adam Wathan Lethal Weapon, it's not amazing but it's good enough to fall asleep to, and I'm out of really good stuff 😄
What is your Christmas morning routine or Christmas Day routine? Adam Wathan My wife and I do our presents on Christmas Eve, then Christmas morning we go around to the in-laws houses to do presents there.
For this Christmas, what would be your ideal gift? Adam Wathan A Tesla Model X? 😇
Many of us have pets, but are you a dog or a cat person? Adam Wathan Dogs
What is your favorite hobby, sport or pastime that isn't coding Adam Wathan Powerlifting 💪🏻
A lot of the Laravel community are musical, do you have a favorite band or song? Adam Wathan SSSSSLLLLAAAAYYYYEEERRRR!!!!!!
Something every coder must know - what IDE doe you use? Adam Wathan Sublime
The Laravel forums and chat rooms often feels like a breath of fresh air in comparison to other online groups to me. What do you like most about the Laravel community? Adam Wathan Everyone is building something interesting; most people are more interested in creating than code
What was the last conference you went to? Adam Wathan Laracon US 2016
What is the one piece of technology (hardware or software) that you cannot do without? Adam Wathan Apple AirPods
Easy one now! What is your favorite food? Adam Wathan I have a sick obsession with garlic bread with cheese.
I listen to podcast every day and most Laraveler's do too. What is your current podcast stack? Adam Wathan The ones I look forward to most are The Bootstrapped Web, Startups for the Rest of Us, and The Art of Product.
Have you got any sage wisdom or advice; it doesn't have to be technical - you want to share with the Laravel Community? Adam Wathan Write integration tests, forget about the single responsibility principle, and listen to Slayer.
What is one thing you have always wanted to know? Adam Wathan I'd give anything to get a tour of the Basecamp codebase! I will contact DHH :)
What is your favorite Christmas movie? Adam Wathan Home Alone!
Not many of us as a kid wanted to be a developer or designer, or even knew that was an option. What did you want to be? Adam Wathan A cartoonist
Star Wars or Star Trek? Adam Wathan Don't love either! 😬
How do you pronounce Laravel; Laara or Lahra? Adam Wathan Laravel (like Cair Paravel from Chronicles of Narnia) LA-RA-VEL
Are you going to be coding in your free time over Christmas? Adam Wathan Yes
Do you have a secret talent? Adam Wathan I've been playing guitar for about 20 years 🤘🏻
Would you rather have A) a comically large head or B) comically large feet? Adam Wathan Have a comically oversized head
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