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Dec 3rd

Michael Dyrynda

Michael Dyrynda

Lead Developer at Nuskope Internet

Where do you live? Michael Dyrynda Adelaide, South Australia
What are your roles / titles / jobs / companies? Michael Dyrynda Lead Developer at Nuskope Internet
Are you more Christmas Cheer or Bah Humbug over the festive period? Michael Dyrynda Bah Humbug
Would you rather have to always A) Talk like Yoda or B) Breathe like Darth Vader? Michael Dyrynda Talk like Yoda
What non-tech book have you read most recently? Michael Dyrynda Rework
What technical book have you been reading? Michael Dyrynda Laravel Up and Running
With Christmas coming soon, what is your favorite thing about this time of year? Michael Dyrynda Getting some time off to relax and see family and friends
What TV show are you currently into? Michael Dyrynda The Punisher
What is your Christmas morning routine or Christmas Day routine? Michael Dyrynda If I'm at home, usually Christmas Eve with my family (we're a big Polish-originated mob) and Christmas Day with my wife's family. If I'm visiting my sister and her family interstate, both with her!
For this Christmas, what would be your ideal gift? Michael Dyrynda As my sister lives quite a way away, getting to spend Christmas with her and her family will be my favourite part. Other than that, seeing The Last Jedi over and over!
Many of us have pets, but are you a dog or a cat person? Michael Dyrynda Dogs
What is your favorite hobby, sport or pastime that isn't coding Michael Dyrynda Basketball, AFL
A lot of the Laravel community are musical, do you have a favorite band or song? Michael Dyrynda Dream Theater is my long-time favourite, but recently stumbled upon a Finnish band called Liquorworks https://liquorworks.bandcamp.com/
Something every coder must know - what IDE doe you use? Michael Dyrynda 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? Michael Dyrynda The community really is the best part. Being able to bounce ideas off of each other and learn from each other. Everyone is always ready and willing to help out.
What was the last conference you went to? Michael Dyrynda Laracon US
What is the one piece of technology (hardware or software) that you cannot do without? Michael Dyrynda iPhone
Easy one now! What is your favorite food? Michael Dyrynda You've never been to Australia haha. Bacon!
I listen to podcast every day and most Laraveler's do too. What is your current podcast stack? Michael Dyrynda So many. PHP Town Hall, Rework, Full Stack Radio, Laravel Podcast, Soft Skills Engineering, Bootstrapped, Dads in Development, Developer Tea, The Laracasts Snippet, North Meets South (shameless plug!)
Have you got any sage wisdom or advice; it doesn't have to be technical - you want to share with the Laravel Community? Michael Dyrynda Whatever you learn, no matter how you feel about it (surely everybody knows this?) write it down and share it! There's always somebody in the shoes you were wearing when you learnt that. Maybe your blog/video/tweet will be what makes it click for them.
What is one thing you have always wanted to know? Michael Dyrynda Where does Taylor Otwell get all his product ideas from? It does sometimes feel like Taylor can just summon a higher power of thought and know what people want
What is your favorite Christmas movie? Michael Dyrynda Jingle All the Way, 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? Michael Dyrynda Always wanted to do something with computers - worked out pretty well for me!
Star Wars or Star Trek? Michael Dyrynda Star Wars
How do you pronounce Laravel; Laara or Lahra? Michael Dyrynda Laravel (like Cair Paravel from Chronicles of Narnia) LA-RA-VEL
Are you going to be coding in your free time over Christmas? Michael Dyrynda Yes
Do you have a secret talent? Michael Dyrynda I'm a pretty good cook
Would you rather have A) a comically large head or B) comically large feet? Michael Dyrynda Have a comically oversized head
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