Advent Calendar

Dec 2nd

Matt Stauffer

Matt Stauffer

Partner & Technical Director @ Tighten

Where do you live? Matt Stauffer Originally Ann Arbor, MI, but now Gainesville, FL
What are your roles / titles / jobs / companies? Matt Stauffer Technical Director - Tighten
Are you more Christmas Cheer or Bah Humbug over the festive period? Matt Stauffer Christmas Cheer
Would you rather have to always A) Talk like Yoda or B) Breathe like Darth Vader? Matt Stauffer Breathe like Darth Vader
What non-tech book have you read most recently? Matt Stauffer Robert Jordan - The Path of Daggers
What technical book have you been reading? Matt Stauffer Programming Ruby (old book, skimmed around a bit for reminders)
With Christmas coming soon, what is your favorite thing about this time of year? Matt Stauffer Everything. If I had to pick it'd probably be music.
What TV show are you currently into? Matt Stauffer Stranger Things season 2, Star Trek Discovery, Dark Matter, Parenthood, This Is Us, Doctor Who, The Tick, The Expanse, probably others
What is your Christmas morning routine or Christmas Day routine? Matt Stauffer Family breakfast, family opening presents (everyone gets one and all open at once, share and ooh and ahh, repeat), then just lots of family time
For this Christmas, what would be your ideal gift? Matt Stauffer My daughter sleeping through the night 😬
Many of us have pets, but are you a dog or a cat person? Matt Stauffer Dogs
What is your favorite hobby, sport or pastime that isn't coding Matt Stauffer LOL keeping my children alive
A lot of the Laravel community are musical, do you have a favorite band or song? Matt Stauffer I'm not sure, but U2's 'A Beautiful Day' is definitely top 10, so let's go there
Something every coder must know - what IDE doe you use? Matt Stauffer Sublime
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? Matt Stauffer The focus on learning, growing, and helping
What was the last conference you went to? Matt Stauffer Laracon 2017
What is the one piece of technology (hardware or software) that you cannot do without? Matt Stauffer iPhone ¯\(°_o)/¯
Easy one now! What is your favorite food? Matt Stauffer Oh, man. Sweet potatoes, corn bread, and pecan pie are tops, for sure.
I listen to podcast every day and most Laraveler's do too. What is your current podcast stack? Matt Stauffer LN podcast, Fits & starts, Up First, Art of Product Podcast, The New Washington, Full Stack Radio, Pod Save the People, How I Built This, Red Couch Podcast, Truth's Table, Bootstrapped, occasionally North Meets South and Pass the Mic and Pixels and Pads. Also, Welcome to Night Vale
Have you got any sage wisdom or advice; it doesn't have to be technical - you want to share with the Laravel Community? Matt Stauffer Be kind.
What is one thing you have always wanted to know? Matt Stauffer Why are some things that are baked/cooked ok to leave out of the fridge but some aren't? We all seem to have these 'rules' that we follow!
When it comes to cooked food it is usually down to whether the cold preserves the molecule structure of the food. So a Pumpkin pie can spend only hours on the kitchen table before the egg and milk molecules degrade beyond recovery. Where an Apple Pie can last over a day before the crust get a bit stale!
What is your favorite Christmas movie? Matt Stauffer Elf
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? Matt Stauffer I think as I kid I wanted to be a firefighter but I’m really not sure
Star Wars or Star Trek? Matt Stauffer Star Trek
How do you pronounce Laravel; Laara or Lahra? Matt Stauffer Laravel (like Cair Paravel from Chronicles of Narnia) LA-RA-VEL
Are you going to be coding in your free time over Christmas? Matt Stauffer Yes
Do you have a secret talent? Matt Stauffer I play electric bass, piano, guitar, and a little bit of drums
Would you rather have A) a comically large head or B) comically large feet? Matt Stauffer Have comically large feet
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