Advent Calendar

Dec 9th

TJ Miller

TJ Miller

Director of Application Development @ International Bancard

Where do you live? TJ Miller Detroit Area, MI, USA
What are your roles / titles / jobs / companies? TJ Miller Director of Application Development @ International Bancard
Are you more Christmas Cheer or Bah Humbug over the festive period? TJ Miller Bah Humbug
Would you rather have to always A) Talk like Yoda or B) Breathe like Darth Vader? TJ Miller Breathe like Darth Vader
What non-tech book have you read most recently? TJ Miller Deep Work
What technical book have you been reading? TJ Miller Build APIs You Won't Hate (for the 1000th time)
With Christmas coming soon, what is your favorite thing about this time of year? TJ Miller Spending time with family and friends
What TV show are you currently into? TJ Miller Dark Matter
What is your Christmas morning routine or Christmas Day routine? TJ Miller Coffee, New PJs, and watch my son/wife/dogs open their gifts
For this Christmas, what would be your ideal gift? TJ Miller Leaning towards a Switch, but would settle for a iMac Pro
Many of us have pets, but are you a dog or a cat person? TJ Miller Demogorgan
What is your favorite hobby, sport or pastime that isn't coding TJ Miller Cycling (bicycle) & Skateboarding
A lot of the Laravel community are musical, do you have a favorite band or song? TJ Miller Right now I've been really vibeing on a lot of downtempo, lo-fi, hip-hop beats
Something every coder must know - what IDE doe you use? TJ Miller 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? TJ Miller A vast majority of community members work really hard to lift those around them up and help in any way they can.
What was the last conference you went to? TJ Miller Laracon
What is the one piece of technology (hardware or software) that you cannot do without? TJ Miller iPhone
Easy one now! What is your favorite food? TJ Miller Burgers
I listen to podcast every day and most Laraveler's do too. What is your current podcast stack? TJ Miller The Bike Shed, Twenty Percent Time, LN Podcast, North Meets South, Dads in Dev, Larachat Live, REWORK, Kernel Panic, How I Built This, Syntax, Full Stack Radio
Have you got any sage wisdom or advice; it doesn't have to be technical - you want to share with the Laravel Community? TJ Miller Don't take yourself too seriously. Remember there is no 'Right Way™', its all opinions, and we're all making it up as we go.
What is one thing you have always wanted to know? TJ Miller Drawing a blank here
What is your favorite Christmas movie? TJ Miller Can't think of anything
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? TJ Miller A pro cyclist or web developer heh
Star Wars or Star Trek? TJ Miller Star Wars
How do you pronounce Laravel; Laara or Lahra? TJ Miller Laravel (like Cair Paravel from Chronicles of Narnia) LA-RA-VEL
Are you going to be coding in your free time over Christmas? TJ Miller Yes
Do you have a secret talent? TJ Miller I'm pretty alright at juggling
Would you rather have A) a comically large head or B) comically large feet? TJ Miller Have comically large feet
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