Advent Calendar

Dec 13th

Mohamed Said

Mohamed Said

Laravel Employee #1

Where do you live? Mohamed Said Hurghada, Egypt
What are your roles / titles / jobs / companies? Mohamed Said I work at Laravel Jealous :)
Would you rather have to always A) Talk like Yoda or B) Breathe like Darth Vader? Mohamed Said Talk like Yoda
What non-tech book have you read most recently? Mohamed Said The Night Circus
What technical book have you been reading? Mohamed Said Rework, my favourite book of all time.
With Christmas coming soon, what is your favorite thing about this time of year? Mohamed Said We don't see much Christmas trees here, but I love watching decorated trees.
What TV show are you currently into? Mohamed Said Marvel's The Punisher
For this Christmas, what would be your ideal gift? Mohamed Said A bike
Many of us have pets, but are you a dog or a cat person? Mohamed Said Dolphins
What is your favorite hobby, sport or pastime that isn't coding Mohamed Said Freediving
A lot of the Laravel community are musical, do you have a favorite band or song? Mohamed Said Coldplay
Something every coder must know - what IDE doe you use? Mohamed Said 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? Mohamed Said Never felt not belonging even though I came from beyond the wall
What is the one piece of technology (hardware or software) that you cannot do without? Mohamed Said My Macbook
Easy one now! What is your favorite food? Mohamed Said Burger is my favourite, also an Egyptian plate called Koshari
Have you got any sage wisdom or advice; it doesn't have to be technical - you want to share with the Laravel Community? Mohamed Said Don't spend the whole time at your desk, inside an office. Find some interesting outdoor activities to do :)
What is one thing you have always wanted to know? Mohamed Said I always wanted to know why people love wine, as far as I know it tastes bad :D It does feel a bit like Marmite for some people! During University everytime I went shopping I would buy a different $7 bottle of wine to expose me to all the types of wine on a budget. End result is I don't like most wines!
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? Mohamed Said Mechanical Engineer
Star Wars or Star Trek? Mohamed Said Star Trek
How do you pronounce Laravel; Laara or Lahra? Mohamed Said Laravel (like 'Lara' Croft) LAHRA-VEL
Are you going to be coding in your free time over Christmas? Mohamed Said Yes
Do you have a secret talent? Mohamed Said I used to act in plays in school, one play I was a drug addict and I was super in that role :D
Would you rather have A) a comically large head or B) comically large feet? Mohamed Said Have comically large feet
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