Advent Calendar

Dec 14th

David Hemphill

David Hemphill

Web Maker at Monarkee LLC

Where do you live? David Hemphill Springfield, MO USA
What are your roles / titles / jobs / companies? David Hemphill Web Maker at Monarkee LLC
Are you more Christmas Cheer or Bah Humbug over the festive period? David Hemphill Christmas Cheer
Would you rather have to always A) Talk like Yoda or B) Breathe like Darth Vader? David Hemphill Breathe like Darth Vader
What non-tech book have you read most recently? David Hemphill The Daily Stoic
What technical book have you been reading? David Hemphill Practical Object-oriented Design in Ruby
With Christmas coming soon, what is your favorite thing about this time of year? David Hemphill Time off hanging out with my crazy family (both on my side and my spouse's side) and the varied traditions of each
What TV show are you currently into? David Hemphill Stranger Things (season 1) You are going to love Stranger Things Season 2! :)
What is your Christmas morning routine or Christmas Day routine? David Hemphill We eat donuts, drink chocolate milk, and open gifts as a family. From there we head to my parent's house for a crazy 4-generation opening of gifts one-by-one for hours on end. We tell embarrassing stories and are generally just way too loud for an introvert like me. My parents used to have a nominated 'elf' who gave out present one by one to the four brothers. Meant we didn't finish till midday!
For this Christmas, what would be your ideal gift? David Hemphill Probably something martial arts or Raspberry Pi related.
Many of us have pets, but are you a dog or a cat person? David Hemphill My Kids! (Humans)
What is your favorite hobby, sport or pastime that isn't coding David Hemphill I would say coding, but since that's also my job, I have to go with training and competing in mixed martial arts
A lot of the Laravel community are musical, do you have a favorite band or song? David Hemphill Foo Fighters
Something every coder must know - what IDE doe you use? David Hemphill In order of frequency: Visual Studio Code / Sublime Text, Vim, and 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? David Hemphill The friendliness, appreciation, and pragmatism much of the community shares.
What was the last conference you went to? David Hemphill Laracon US 2017
What is the one piece of technology (hardware or software) that you cannot do without? David Hemphill My Macbook Pro 13 inch
Easy one now! What is your favorite food? David Hemphill Stromboli
I listen to podcast every day and most Laraveler's do too. What is your current podcast stack? David Hemphill Your Mom's House, Joe Rogan Experience, Twenty Percent Time, North Meets South, Laracasts Snippet, and Full Stack Radio
Have you got any sage wisdom or advice; it doesn't have to be technical - you want to share with the Laravel Community? David Hemphill Learn as much as you can so you can use as little as you need.
What is one thing you have always wanted to know? David Hemphill The true answer to Fermi's Paradox I use this all the time to prove a point that even if your think you are 100% right you are not. I also use it as a means to accept religious people (we need a bigger sample!)
My interpretation is maths can prove anything; even aliens
What is your favorite Christmas movie? David Hemphill Home Alone 2 - Lost in New York
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? David Hemphill I wanted to be a comic book penciler.
Star Wars or Star Trek? David Hemphill Interstellar
How do you pronounce Laravel; Laara or Lahra? David Hemphill Laravel (like Cair Paravel from Chronicles of Narnia) LA-RA-VEL
Are you going to be coding in your free time over Christmas? David Hemphill Yes
Do you have a secret talent? David Hemphill I used to play in rock bands and record my own music
You totally missed out your MMA so I am posting a link! David Hemphill Takedown in the Octogon KICK!
Would you rather have A) a comically large head or B) comically large feet? David Hemphill Have comically large feet
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