Advent Calendar

Dec 11th

Ian Landsman

Ian Landsman

Founder, UserScape

Where do you live? Ian Landsman Poughkeepsie, NY
What are your roles / titles / jobs / companies? Ian Landsman Founder, UserScape
Are you more Christmas Cheer or Bah Humbug over the festive period? Ian Landsman Christmas Cheer
Would you rather have to always A) Talk like Yoda or B) Breathe like Darth Vader? Ian Landsman Breathe like Darth Vader
What non-tech book have you read most recently? Ian Landsman Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
What technical book have you been reading? Ian Landsman Laravel Up & Running by Matt Stauffer
With Christmas coming soon, what is your favorite thing about this time of year? Ian Landsman Family trip to cut down a tree
What TV show are you currently into? Ian Landsman Seinfeld
What is your Christmas morning routine or Christmas Day routine? Ian Landsman My kids get up super early so we're up at 5:30am. Then we make breakfast and chill out until dinner.
For this Christmas, what would be your ideal gift? Ian Landsman Pizza
Many of us have pets, but are you a dog or a cat person? Ian Landsman Dogs
What is your favorite hobby, sport or pastime that isn't coding Ian Landsman Currently I've been having a lot of fun improving my poker game
A lot of the Laravel community are musical, do you have a favorite band or song? Ian Landsman Been listening to The Weeknd a lot, but I don't have one fav really
Something every coder must know - what IDE doe you use? Ian Landsman VS Code
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? Ian Landsman It's such a welcoming place for new people who are new to programming.
What was the last conference you went to? Ian Landsman Laracon US '17
What is the one piece of technology (hardware or software) that you cannot do without? Ian Landsman iPhone
Easy one now! What is your favorite food? Ian Landsman Pizza
I listen to podcast every day and most Laraveler's do too. What is your current podcast stack? Ian Landsman I mostly listen to audiobooks these days, but I like ATP, Bootstrapped Web, Full Stack Radio. The Talk Show
Have you got any sage wisdom or advice; it doesn't have to be technical - you want to share with the Laravel Community? Ian Landsman Let's double down on what got us here
What is your favorite Christmas movie? Ian Landsman Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas and Die Hard
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? Ian Landsman Never really knew
Star Wars or Star Trek? Ian Landsman Star Wars
How do you pronounce Laravel; Laara or Lahra? Ian Landsman Laravel (like 'Lara' Croft) LAHRA-VEL
Are you going to be coding in your free time over Christmas? Ian Landsman Yes
Do you have a secret talent? Ian Landsman Communicating via movie quotes
Would you rather have A) a comically large head or B) comically large feet? Ian Landsman Have comically large feet
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