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Dec 18th

Frank de Jonge

Frank de Jonge

Freelance Tech Person Extraordinaire

Where do you live? Frank de Jonge Amsterdam, The Netherlands
What are your roles / titles / jobs / companies? Frank de Jonge Freelance Tech Person
Are you more Christmas Cheer or Bah Humbug over the festive period? Frank de Jonge Christmas Cheer
Would you rather have to always A) Talk like Yoda or B) Breathe like Darth Vader? Frank de Jonge Talk like Yoda
What non-tech book have you read most recently? Frank de Jonge What are non-tech books and why do people read them? I'm so confused.
What technical book have you been reading? Frank de Jonge The Go Programming Language
With Christmas coming soon, what is your favorite thing about this time of year? Frank de Jonge Guilt-free face stuffing with food.
What TV show are you currently into? Frank de Jonge Punisher (Marvel)
What is your Christmas morning routine or Christmas Day routine? Frank de Jonge Dutch people normally have pretty boring breakfasts, but with Christmas I'll go all-out. Which is also the only time my girlfriend and I will have for ourselves, the rest of the time is spent stuffing our faces at (both) our parents' places.
For this Christmas, what would be your ideal gift? Frank de Jonge I got a raspberrypi recently (v3 model B) but I need more things to connect to it.
Many of us have pets, but are you a dog or a cat person? Frank de Jonge Dogs
What is your favorite hobby, sport or pastime that isn't coding Frank de Jonge Making punk music (drumming and guitar)
A lot of the Laravel community are musical, do you have a favorite band or song? Frank de Jonge Just because it's soap doesn't mean it's clean - Frenzal Rhomb (Australia)
Something every coder must know - what IDE doe you use? Frank de Jonge 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? Frank de Jonge I love the LaraconEU conferences, I've been to every edition!
What was the last conference you went to? Frank de Jonge ScotlandPHP, I drank whiskey there, I think.
What is the one piece of technology (hardware or software) that you cannot do without? Frank de Jonge I'm a hard-core 13 inch MBP'er. I'll never go bigger, never go smaller. It's the best size for a laptop, ever.
Easy one now! What is your favorite food? Frank de Jonge The best food in the whole world is the breakfast stack from the Green Refectory (Brunswick/Melbourne/Australia). . I also hate it because I live on the other side of the world from the place where I can have this heavenly food.
Have you got any sage wisdom or advice; it doesn't have to be technical - you want to share with the Laravel Community? Frank de Jonge Always be a junior at heart and surround yourself with smart people.
What is one thing you have always wanted to know? Frank de Jonge Why is Trump President? Who the f**k knows!?
What is your favorite Christmas movie? Frank de Jonge I hate Christmas specials because it makes shows break character.
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? Frank de Jonge A pro skateboarder. Which almost worked out, but I blew out my back.
Star Wars or Star Trek? Frank de Jonge Star Wars
How do you pronounce Laravel; Laara or Lahra? Frank de Jonge Laravel (like 'Lara' Croft) LAHRA-VEL
Are you going to be coding in your free time over Christmas? Frank de Jonge Yes
Do you have a secret talent? Frank de Jonge I'm awesome at googling.
Would you rather have A) a comically large head or B) comically large feet? Frank de Jonge Have comically large feet
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