Parent Driven Development

Parent Driven Development

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A podcast about parenting in tech


055: Jambo Books with Mijha Godfrey
Oct 14 • 38 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 055: Jambo Books 02:22 Welcome, Mijha Godfrey! Mijha Godfrey is the founder of Jambo Books. Jambo, which means both “hello” and “welcome” in Swahili, is a book subscription service for children aged 0 – 13 where all the…
054: How to Manage Your Tech Career With Kids
Sep 30 • 33 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 054: How to Manage Your Tech Career With Kids 01:17 How do personal priorities and desired job circumstances change? Flexibility + time off Managing parents during emergencies Building resilience within a company 08:18…
053: The Parenting Playbook with Anna Mackenzie
Sep 16 • 35 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 053: The Parenting Playbook with Anna Mackenzie Sponsor: Nurture Life Welcome, Anna Mackenzie Anna Mackenzie is a Software Engineer who is dedicated to improving parental leave policies in tech. She is currently working…
052: Taking Breaks
Sep 2 • 32 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 052: Taking Breaks 02:16 Taking breaks as a parent, how have you been coping? Is everyone taking breaks? Chris breaks with home projects Allison opts for a few full days off, rather than breaking during her day KWu dives…
051: Allowances for parents with Scott Hanselman
Aug 19 • 31 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 051: Allowances for Parents with Scott Hanselman Welcome, Scott Hanselman Scott is a programmer, teacher, and speaker. He works out of his home office in Portland, Oregon for the Web Platform Team at Microsoft. Scott has…
050: Agile Household with Yvonne Marcus
Aug 5 • 32 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 050: Agile Household with Yvonne Marcus Yvonne is a home system strategist, mom of two, lover of Girl Scout cookies, cake, craving song parodies and getting outdoors with the family. She is on a mission to revolutionize…
049: Arit Amana
Jul 22 • 34 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 049: Arit Amana 01:50 Welcome, Arit! Software engineer Mother of two, 8 and 3 years-old Background in public health 02:50 Panel check-in Pandemic times Adjustment for the kids, work and home life Stress level through the…
048: Darcy Lockman - All The Rage
Jul 8 • 39 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 048: Darcy Lockman - All The Rage: Mothers, Fathers and The Myth of Equal Partnership 00:23 Welcome, Darcy! Darcy Lockman is a former journalist turned clinical psychologist and the author of All the Rage: Mothers,…
047: Black Lives Matter
Jun 24 • 40 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 047: Black Lives Matter, How to be Anti-Racist, How to Talk to Your Kids about BLM 00:20 Black Lives Matter Movement 02:00 How NOT to raise racist kids Allison and Kwu both have young kids, so conversations are slightly…
046: Paternity Leave + Dad Talk
Jun 10 • 48 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 046: Mike McQuaid on paternity leave, Balancing Dad Podcast, and raising kids in different countries. 03:08 Welcome Mike McQuaid! Mike McQuaid is a father of two and lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is a senior…
045: Miriam Tocino: Zerus and Ona
May 27 • 43 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 045: Miriam Tocino - Zerus and Ona 01:56 Welcome Miriam! Zerus & Ona were born from Miriam's own circumstances as a mom. By the time she had her baby, Miriam was the coordinator and teacher of a Development Bootcamp in…
044: Recipe Swap
May 13 • 52 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 043: Recipe Swap 01:15 Welcome! 02:04 Feeding kids is a full time job What are your meal time rules? Home delivery meal service Personal chef for the kids?? No… Meal time is meal time, and if the kids don’t eat, tough…
043: Managing Parents on Your Team
Apr 29 • 48 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 043: Pressure and Considerations Around Leaving a Job for Ethical Reasons. Welcome, Nick Means! Nickolas Means loves nothing more than a story of engineering triumph (except maybe a story of engineering disaster). When…
042: Career Switching
Apr 15 • 42 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 042: Career Switching and Learning to Code After Babies. Welcome, Bekah! A content-creator by nature. Bekah is working on websites, coding-related projects, and her blog, but she has also written three screenplays, three…
041: COVID-19
Mar 25 • 46 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 041 : COVID-19 In today's episode we discuss what everyone is talking about, COVID-19. Yes, we talk about it. We're talking about the new normal, full time remote work, childcare - or the lack there of, how to communicate…
040: Ethics and Leaving a Job
Mar 4 • 42 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 040 Pressure and Considerations Around Leaving a Job for Ethical Reasons. 00:20 Welcome We discuss what it's like to work for a company that you may not agree with their ethics The difficult decisions and thoughts when…
039: Parenting Roles and Gender Equality
Feb 12 • 45 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 039: Parenting Roles and Gender Equality with Richard Schneeman Welcome Richard Schneeman! Schneems writes Ruby at Heroku, and maintains CodeTriage.com, a tool for helping people contribute to Open Source. He is in the…
038: Women Mentorship with Kari Clark
Jan 22 • 51 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 038: Women Mentorship with Kari Clark from Uplift Parents Welcome, Kari Clark! Kari is the founder Uplift Parents, a coaching service for working moms. She previously worked at Google for 8 years, invented their live case…
037: New Panel Intro - Welcome Chris and Adarsh
Jan 2 • 60 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 037: New Panel Intro - Welcome Chris and Adarsh! This episode we feature two new panelists on Parent Driven Development, Chris Arcand and Adarsh Pandit! Chris is a Minnesota native holding two bachelor degrees in musical…
036: The Process for International Adoption
Dec 11, 2019 • 43 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 036: Adoption This episode will discuss the process of international adoption, the major changes that hit home, and future challenges adopting parents and children face 00:28 Welcome, Kalimar How long does it take to…
035: Summer Vacation
Nov 20, 2019 • 43 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 035: Summer Vacations Welcome! 00:35 Summer vacationing as a kid vs. adult The hosts reflect back on their experience of summer vacation as a child vs. what their kids experience now. How much do kids actually remember on…
034: Extracurricular Activities
Oct 30, 2019 • 56 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 034: Back to School and Extracurricular Activities for Kids 00:59 Welcome, Barrett Clark Barrett Clark is a data programmer, speaker and author of Data Visualization ToolKit. He is a longtime member of the Ruby community…
033: Raising Children Away From Family
Oct 13, 2019 • 50 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 033: Raising Children Away From Family 00:28 Welcome, Adarsh Pandit Adarsh is a self taught coder, scientist and consultant. He is the founder of Cylinder Digital, a software design and development studio, and is on the…
032: Tackling More
Sep 11, 2019 • 42 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 032: Tackling More 00:45 Welcome, Dana Jones Our guest, Dana Jones, Engineering Manager at Abstract. Dana has 4 children. Came in to software development from an untraditional path. 2:00 Dana goes back to school Dana has…
031: Negotiating A Shorter Workweek
Jun 12, 2019 • 37 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 031: Negotiating A Shorter Workweek 00:16 Welcome, Itamar Turner-Trauring Itamar Turner-Trauring started his software career in the cutting-edge field of multimedia CD-ROMs. He currently works as a consultant helping…
030: Moving and Traveling Internationally
May 29, 2019 • 49 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 030: Moving and Traveling Internationally 00:11 Welcome, Annyce Davis! Annyce spends her day-to-day working as a Software Developer and Leader. She has specifically been focused on Android applications for the past…
029: Organizing Conferences
May 15, 2019 • 44 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 029: Organizing Conferences 00:57 Balancing Conferencing with Parenting Andy has organized RedDotRubyConf, still organizes Brighton Ruby, and has spoken the past few years at RubyConf. Andy also puts out an email…
028: Primary Caregiving
May 1, 2019 • 39 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 028: Primary Caregiving 00:17 Introducing Guest, Nick Gauthier! Becoming a Full-time Parent Nick is currently the CTO and Co-founder at Nomics. Before co-founding Nomics, Nick created MeetSpace, a video conferencing…
027: Fear Mongering and Inducing Panic
Apr 17, 2019 • 40 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 027: Fear Mongering and Inducing Panic Show Background Resources Momo challenge: The real victims of the hoax are the parents who believe it Momo Is as Real as We’ve Made Her A pediatrician exposes suicide tips for…
026: Breastfeeding
Mar 27, 2019 • 42 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 026: Breastfeeding 01:21 Making Feeding Decisions KWu and Allison both breastfed. Mandy did not. Feeling tied down vs feeling guilt. 13:32 Things They Don't Tell You Nursing clothes suck. Lactation happens even if you…
025: Girls in STEM
Mar 13, 2019 • 40 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 025: Girls in STEM 00:34 Why Joulez? Getting girls and women engaged in technology Lending opportunity for girls in the 8-12 age bracket The Juelez Formula: Identity Vocabulary Skills Tribe 06:05 Designing Into Motivation…
024: Teaching Kids to Code
Feb 27, 2019 • 31 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 024: Teaching Kids to Code 01:29 Winding up in a developer evangelist role and teaching coding 02:58 Teaching younger vs older audiences 03:52 Getting kids motivated in the coding space Scratch 05:13 The benefits for kids…
023: The Holidays: A Retrospective
Feb 13, 2019 • 36 min
** Warning: This episode contains potential holiday spoilers for young children. Parent Driven Development Episode 023: The Holidays: A Retrospective 00:18 Spending the holidays with your extended family… When families celebrate different holidays and…
022: Single Parenting
Jan 30, 2019 • 47 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 022: Single Parenting 00:46 Single parenting is becoming more common… … but events can feel ostracizing. Logistics are hard to navigate. There are full-time and half-time single parents. 04:06 It takes a village Having a…
021: Self-Care For Parents
Jan 16, 2019 • 35 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 021: Self-Care For Parents 00:25 Defining Self-Care Refilling your energy bucket. Naps. Taking care of your human body. Parenting yourself. 04:50 Flexible Sleep and Work Schedules Treating yourself with respect and…
020: Fertility Struggles
Jan 2, 2019 • 39 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 020: Fertility Struggles 00:23 Welcome, Adam Cuppy! Adam started as a professional actor, turned the corner into advertising, and found his way to tech entrepreneurship and education. Adam performed for the world-renowned…
019: Being Adults
Dec 19, 2018 • 43 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 019: Being Adults 00:25 Welcome, Jonan Scheffler! Jonan is a free-range computer sciencer at Heroku and cheerleader for hire (all major hugs accepted). He is also a board member of RubyTogether and all-around swell human…
018: Designing Apps/Digital Products for Parents with Anne Halsall and Sara Mauskopf of Winnie
Dec 5, 2018 • 35 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 018: Designing Apps/Digital Products for Parents 00:24 Welcome, Anne Halsall and Sara Mauskopf! Anne is the co-founder & head of product of at Winnie. Sara is the CEO. 01:12 Coming Up With Winnie: Providing Local…
017: Work and Family Boundaries
Nov 28, 2018 • 36 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 017: Work and Family Boundaries 00:16 Welcome, Chris Arcand! Chris is a Software Engineer at HashiCorp where he works on Terraform Enterprise, a product that adds collaboration and governance features to the popular open…
016: Media Picks! Great Apps, Books, Shows, Etc. For Kids
Nov 21, 2018 • 43 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 016: Media Picks! Great Apps, Books, Shows, Etc. For Kids 01:15 T.V. Shows / Binge Watching Discussion The Good Place (Josh) 05:56 Music Avoid "Kids" Music!! Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive (Allison) Apple Music (Chris) 08:54…
015: On-Call Schedules
Nov 14, 2018 • 44 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 015: On-Call Schedules 00:20 Welcome, Alyson van Hardenberg! Alyson is a Software Engineer at Honeycomb and the mother of two boys. 02:41 Pager or Baby? Which do you choose? It was a non-issue for Alyson. One of…
014: Conferencing After Babies
Nov 7, 2018 • 39 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 014: Conferencing After Babies 00:16 Welcome, Tess and Sean Griffin! Tess is a Site Engineer at GitHub. Sean is a developer at Shopify, renowned Rails committer, the creator of the Diesel Framework, host of The Yak Shave…
013: Babies at Work
Oct 31, 2018 • 56 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 013: Babies at Work?! 00:15 Welcome, Leah Silber! Leah is the CEO of Tilde Inc. She is also an organizer of EmberConf, RustConf and RailsConf, and Ember.js Core Team Member, a jQuery Core Team alum, author of Event…
012: Traveling with Kids
Oct 24, 2018 • 50 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 012: Traveling with Kids 00:48 The Great Screen Debate Today's particular panelists are all about screens while traveling as long as it's not detracting from the travel experience. Everyone agrees that screens are a great…
011: Being a Trans Parent
Sep 11, 2018 • 54 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 011: Being a Trans Parent 00:30 We're joined by our friend Jess today We've been soliciting questions from our audience which will help guide our conversation today 02:00 How do you help young children who want to…
010: Doing Good with Our Children LIVE! From Ruby For Good
Aug 15, 2018 • 45 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 010: Doing Good with Kids, Live Episode 00:50 We're LIVE from Ruby For Good 02:30 How do we make our kids do good? School is a good place to start. There are lots of options for kids and parents to start out. We talk…
009: Planning Childcare at Conferences
Jul 11, 2018 • 55 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 009: Planning Childcare at Conferences 00:25 We're joined by Abby Phoenix today 01:00 When did childcare at Ruby Central events start? started in 2015 and have now been at 6 conferences The intention is to always have…
008: Remote Work with Kids
Jun 20, 2018 • 54 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 008: Remote working with kids 00:37 Who all works remotely? 02:30 Working remotely with kids at home Lifestyle choice Nursing and alternate schedules Spouses working from home as well 06:00 Working remotely before and…
007: Learning After Kids
May 23, 2018 • 54 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 007: Keeping up to date with tech 00:27 Welcome back Allison 01:00 Today topic: Learning during the work day 02:47 It's ok if learning doesn't happen when your kids are little 04:14 Learning if you're a single parent is…
006: Screen Time
Apr 18, 2018 • 48 min
Parent Driven Development Episode 006: Screen Time 00:17 Today topic: Screen Time 03:10 Screen time limits How do we set limits for our children and their devices 06:59 Other people's screen time policies Negotiating our screen time policies versus other…
005: Net Neutrality
Mar 21, 2018 • 41 min
00:32 Meet our guest Jonathan Wallace He is a mentor, speaker, organizer, developer and open source contributor. Married with three kids and a dog. He's also been a Georgia state legislator since January. 01:07 Net neutrality We start off talking about…
004: Managing Multiples
Mar 7, 2018 • 50 min
00:19 - Dave Bock - Multiples! Dave has been a software engineer since 1991, with several forays into management, and even ran a small consulting firm with a couple of friends for 8 years. He’s currently the DevOps Service Area Lead at Excella Consulting,…
003: Internet Privacy and Kids
Feb 21, 2018 • 44 min
0:31 First Guest! Heidi Waterhouse - Parent of two. Developer evangelist for LaunchDarkly. Volunteers teaching sex ed to teenagers. She likes to sew her own conference dresses and ride her bike. 1:00 Internet privacy and safety and how it is adaptable to…
002: Travel Guilt, Playing Hooky, and Getting Judged as Parents
Feb 7, 2018 • 47 min
00:34 - Combating Burnout Mandy was on “vacation” and has to make an appearance at another conference. Her daughter doesn’t want her to go and Mandy feels really bad about it. She’s been on the road a lot the past six months and is feeling overwhelmed and…
001: Greetings & Salutations
Jan 25, 2018 • 59 min
01:40 - Allison Intro Allison talks a bit about kids being curious, asking questions, and how they somehow sneakily get past some safety measures we try to put in place. The older ones blatantly just write us notes and leave the house. 04:53 - Andy Intro…