Advent Calendar

Dec 4th

Taylor Otwell

Taylor Otwell

Founder & Creator of Laravel

Where do you live? Taylor Otwell Hot Springs, AR, USA
What are your roles / titles / jobs / companies? Taylor Otwell Founder, Laravel
Are you more Christmas Cheer or Bah Humbug over the festive period? Taylor Otwell Christmas Cheer
Would you rather have to always A) Talk like Yoda or B) Breathe like Darth Vader? Taylor Otwell Talk like Yoda
What non-tech book have you read most recently? Taylor Otwell Art Of Virtue - Sharon Lebell
What technical book have you beeen reading? Taylor Otwell Refactoring: Ruby Edition
With Christmas coming soon, what is your favorite thing about this time of year? Taylor Otwell Christmas Lights & Christmas Trees
What TV show are you currently into? Taylor Otwell Star Trek: Enterprise
What is your Christmas morning routine or Christmas Day routine? Taylor Otwell Open presents with our kids / family.
For this Christmas, what would be your ideal gift? Taylor Otwell Amazing Laravel pull requests.
Many of us have pets, but are you a dog or a cat person? Taylor Otwell Dogs 🐕
What is your favorite hobby, sport or pastime that isn't coding Taylor Otwell Basketball
A lot of the Laravel community are musical, do you have a favorite band or song? Taylor Otwell Artist: Changes Too Often, Song: Mr. Jones By Counting Crows
Something every coder must know - what IDE doe you use? Taylor Otwell 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? Taylor Otwell The positive attitude and enthusiasm.
What was the last conference you went to? Taylor Otwell Laracon EU 2017
What is the one piece of technology (hardware or software) that you cannot do without? Taylor Otwell 5K iMac + Airpods
Easy one now! What is your favorite food? Taylor Otwell A really good steak.
I listen to podcast every day and most Laraveler's do too. What is your current podcast stack? Taylor Otwell I don't generally listen to podcasts.
Have you got any sage wisdom or advice; it doesn't have to be technical - you want to share with the Laravel Community? Taylor Otwell Be nice and do good.
What is one thing you have always wanted to know? Taylor Otwell Why won't Apple make an even bigger iMac screen? That is true! I found this but alas no dice. Maybe you will have to settle for a second LG screen, and hide the iMac under the desk?
What is your favorite Christmas movie? Taylor Otwell Rudolph (1964).
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? Taylor Otwell Marine Biologist
Star Wars or Star Trek? Taylor Otwell Star Trek
How do you pronounce Laravel; Laara or Lahra? Taylor Otwell Laravel (like Cair Paravel from Chronicles of Narnia) LA-RA-VEL You are the authority on this 😊
Are you going to be coding in your free time over Christmas? Taylor Otwell Yes
Do you have a secret talent? Taylor Otwell Drummer
Would you rather have A) a comically large head or B) comically large feet? Taylor Otwell Have comically large feet
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