Advent Calendar

Dec 8th

Marcel Pociot

Marcel Pociot

Managing partner and developer at Beyond Code

Where do you live? Marcel Pociot Germany - near Cologne
What are your roles / titles / jobs / companies? Marcel Pociot Managing partner and developer at Beyond Code GmbH
Are you more Christmas Cheer or Bah Humbug over the festive period? Marcel Pociot Christmas Cheer
Would you rather have to always A) Talk like Yoda or B) Breathe like Darth Vader? Marcel Pociot Talk like Yoda
What non-tech book have you read most recently? Marcel Pociot Daemon by Daniel Suarez
What technical book have you been reading? Marcel Pociot Async PHP by Christopher Pitt
With Christmas coming soon, what is your favorite thing about this time of year? Marcel Pociot My son's face when he sees the Christmas presents underneath the Christmas tree.
What TV show are you currently into? Marcel Pociot Currently none. Last show I watched: American Horror Story
What is your Christmas morning routine or Christmas Day routine? Marcel Pociot Usually we enjoy a nice evening with the whole family. My wife's uncle and cousins from Italy visit us and we enjoy good food, beer/wine, talk a lot and play with my son.
For this Christmas, what would be your ideal gift? Marcel Pociot As I just started my own company: a macbook stand and a new monitor ;)
Many of us have pets, but are you a dog or a cat person? Marcel Pociot Cats
What is your favorite hobby, sport or pastime that isn't coding Marcel Pociot Most of my pastime is either in front of my Xbox or my guitar
A lot of the Laravel community are musical, do you have a favorite band or song? Marcel Pociot Dispatch
Something every coder must know - what IDE doe you use? Marcel Pociot I mostly switch between PhpStorm and Sublime, depending on what I do
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? Marcel Pociot I think I found a lot of new friends in the community. It's a very welcoming community.
What was the last conference you went to? Marcel Pociot International PHP Conference in Munich
What is the one piece of technology (hardware or software) that you cannot do without? Marcel Pociot My Macbook
Easy one now! What is your favorite food? Marcel Pociot Pasta with a lot of parmesan
I listen to podcast every day and most Laraveler's do too. What is your current podcast stack? Marcel Pociot Laravel Podcast, Laravel News Podcast, North Meets South, Full Stack Radio
What is one thing you have always wanted to know? Marcel Pociot The meaning of life 42
What is your favorite Christmas movie? Marcel Pociot Come on... 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? Marcel Pociot An archaeologist - like Indiana Jones :D
Star Wars or Star Trek? Marcel Pociot Star Wars
How do you pronounce Laravel; Laara or Lahra? Marcel Pociot Laravel (like 'Lara' Croft) LAHRA-VEL
Are you going to be coding in your free time over Christmas? Marcel Pociot Yes
Do you have a secret talent? Marcel Pociot I think I am a pretty good cook
Would you rather have A) a comically large head or B) comically large feet? Marcel Pociot Have comically large feet
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