Advent Calendar

Dec 5th

Chris Fidao

Chris Fidao

Applications Engineer at Userscape

Where do you live? Chris Fidao Connecticut, living in Texas
What are your roles / titles / jobs / companies? Chris Fidao UserScape - Application Engineer
Are you more Christmas Cheer or Bah Humbug over the festive period? Chris Fidao Christmas Cheer
Would you rather have to always A) Talk like Yoda or B) Breathe like Darth Vader? Chris Fidao Breathe like Darth Vader
What non-tech book have you read most recently? Chris Fidao Artemis
What technical book have you been reading? Chris Fidao It's been years >.>, maybe Domain Driven Design?
With Christmas coming soon, what is your favorite thing about this time of year? Chris Fidao Engorging myself on great food!
What TV show are you currently into? Chris Fidao Stranger Things 2, Star Trek Discovery, & The Orville
What is your Christmas morning routine or Christmas Day routine? Chris Fidao It's changed since being married and moving to Texas! Now family comes to our house and we eat Texas BBQ
For this Christmas, what would be your ideal gift? Chris Fidao Amazon gift cards, Diapers.
Many of us have pets, but are you a dog or a cat person? Chris Fidao Dogs
What is your favorite hobby, sport or pastime that isn't coding Chris Fidao Writing about tech/servers
A lot of the Laravel community are musical, do you have a favorite band or song? Chris Fidao Currently: Hamilton soundtrack
Something every coder must know - what IDE doe you use? Chris Fidao PhpStorm
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? Chris Fidao Friendly, knowledgable
What was the last conference you went to? Chris Fidao Laracon 2017
What is the one piece of technology (hardware or software) that you cannot do without? Chris Fidao Airpods
Easy one now! What is your favorite food? Chris Fidao Thai curry!
I listen to podcast every day and most Laraveler's do too. What is your current podcast stack? Chris Fidao Pod Save America, Startups for the Rest of Us, Throwing Shade, Laracast Snippet, Bootstrapped, Fresh Air, Full Stack Radio, Laravel, Laravel News, Tropical MBA
Have you got any sage wisdom or advice; it doesn't have to be technical - you want to share with the Laravel Community? Chris Fidao Learn all the advanced OOP stuff, over-use it, and then mostly stop using it. Rinse and repeat.
What is one thing you have always wanted to know? Chris Fidao How ipv6 works Magic? Hokum?
Maybe a video for Server For Hackers is in order. Or maybe it is just tiny unicorns pushing buttons in switches
What is your favorite Christmas movie? Chris Fidao Love Actually
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? Chris Fidao I have no idea. Honestly, no clue.
Star Wars or Star Trek? Chris Fidao Star Wars
How do you pronounce Laravel; Laara or Lahra? Chris Fidao Laravel (like Cair Paravel from Chronicles of Narnia) LA-RA-VEL
Are you going to be coding in your free time over Christmas? Chris Fidao Yes
Do you have a secret talent? Chris Fidao Is not being talented a talent?
Would you rather have A) a comically large head or B) comically large feet? Chris Fidao Have comically large feet
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