Advent Calendar

Dec 6th



Laravel Shift

Where do you live? JMac Louisville, KY
What are your roles / titles / jobs / companies? JMac Laravel Shift
Are you more Christmas Cheer or Bah Humbug over the festive period? JMac Bah Humbug
Would you rather have to always A) Talk like Yoda or B) Breathe like Darth Vader? JMac Talk like Yoda
What non-tech book have you read most recently? JMac Options Pricing
What technical book have you been reading? JMac Implementation Patterns
With Christmas coming soon, what is your favorite thing about this time of year? JMac Snow
What TV show are you currently into? JMac Game of Thrones (series repeat)
What is your Christmas morning routine or Christmas Day routine? JMac Open presents and make biscuits and gravy
For this Christmas, what would be your ideal gift? JMac Just bought a house, so gifts will focus on that. Maybe some items for the theater room.
Many of us have pets, but are you a dog or a cat person? JMac Wolf
What is your favorite hobby, sport or pastime that isn't coding JMac I enjoy the outdoors - hiking, camping, sailing.
A lot of the Laravel community are musical, do you have a favorite band or song? JMac Sucker for anything 80s.
Something every coder must know - what IDE doe you use? JMac 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? JMac I think the community is very open and positive. I don't always see both of these qualities in other development communities - Java, .Net, even PHP at times.
What was the last conference you went to? JMac ZendCon
What is the one piece of technology (hardware or software) that you cannot do without? JMac iPhone
Easy one now! What is your favorite food? JMac Cheeseburgers
I listen to podcast every day and most Laraveler's do too. What is your current podcast stack? JMac Fast Money
Have you got any sage wisdom or advice; it doesn't have to be technical - you want to share with the Laravel Community? JMac Your time is valuable. Don't waste it upgrading your app. Use Laravel Shift -
What is one thing you have always wanted to know? JMac Not sure. I feel like anytime I want to know something I ask those around me or Google. Google ~ God
What is your favorite Christmas movie? JMac Christmas Vacation
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? JMac Paleontologist
Star Wars or Star Trek? JMac Star Wars
How do you pronounce Laravel; Laara or Lahra? JMac Laravel (like Cair Paravel from Chronicles of Narnia) LA-RA-VEL
Are you going to be coding in your free time over Christmas? JMac Yes
Do you have a secret talent? JMac Not that I can think of. I grew up reading X-Men comics, so I always wanted a secret power.
Would you rather have A) a comically large head or B) comically large feet? JMac Have comically large feet
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