What are your roles / titles / jobs / companies?Laracasts Owner
Are you more Christmas Cheer or Bah Humbug over the festive period?Christmas Cheer
Would you rather have to always A) Talk like Yoda or B) Breathe like Darth Vader?Talk like Yoda
What non-tech book have you read most recently?Creativity, Inc.
What technical book have you been reading?Refactoring to Patterns
With Christmas coming soon, what is your favorite thing about this time of year?Business shuts down for a bit. It's nice to get away from the computer for a week or two, without feeling like my inbox will be overwhelmed by the time I return.
What TV show are you currently into?Stranger Things Season 2
What is your Christmas morning routine or Christmas Day routine?We're usually up around 6:00am. The family opens half of the available presents, then we break for a nice breakfast, and finally finish opening the second half. We go around in a circle, as each person opens one present at a time. In the past, it was tradition to go to a movie in the afternoon, followed by Chinese food for dinner. But, now that we have a one year old, we've had to adapt a bit.
For this Christmas, what would be your ideal gift?There's not much I want these days. Time off is my biggest luxury/gift at this point.
Many of us have pets, but are you a dog or a cat person?Dogs
What is your favorite hobby, sport or pastime that isn't codingFootball - Steelers
A lot of the Laravel community are musical, do you have a favorite band or song?AC/DC - Back in Black is as close to a perfect rock song as I've ever heard.
Something every coder must know - what IDE doe you use?VS Code 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?The friendliness.
What was the last conference you went to?Laracon 2016
What is the one piece of technology (hardware or software) that you cannot do without?Hate to say it, but my iPhone.
Easy one now! What is your favorite food?Greek food.
I listen to podcast every day and most Laraveler's do too. What is your current podcast stack?Joe Rogan Podcast, Full Stack Radio, Waking Up With Sam Harris, Freakanomics Radio, StarTalk, The Tim Ferris Show, Laravel Podcast
Have you got any sage wisdom or advice; it doesn't have to be technical - you want to share with the Laravel Community?Ignore any developer who would suggest that you're 'doing it wrong.' Dogma is a horrible thing in our industry.
What is one thing you have always wanted to know?What happens next... :)Well tomorrow is Christmas. So barring a sleigh catastrophe a lot of presents will be opened by crazed children!
What is your favorite Christmas movie?Hmm - Home Alone is a classic.
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?Musician
Star Wars or Star Trek?Both
How do you pronounce Laravel; Laara or Lahra?Laravel (like Cair Paravel from Chronicles of Narnia) LA-RA-VEL
Are you going to be coding in your free time over Christmas?No
Do you have a secret talent?Yes, a snake charmer.
Would you rather have A) a comically large head or B) comically large feet?Have comically large feet