About the show
Turns out children arrive with no manual. There's no coherent online tutorial.
Between staying up to date with emerging technologies and balancing work and home life in an industry that often requires un-timeable bug fixes, on call schedules, and more, working parents are balancing a lot.
Parents are also exploring additional technical issues like "screen time" or internet privacy, coming at these issues from a different perspective as technologists ourselves.
We cover all of these topics and more using a panel of parents coming from diverse perspectives and a variety of technological backgrounds. We'll shine light onto these issues and provide a valuable food for thought for these folks.
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067: Goodbye, for now
March 31st, 2021 | 28 mins 40 secs
parent driven development, parenting, podcast
Allison, KWu, Chris A, and Chris S come together for a goodbye, for now, episode to reflect on their experience being a panelist on the Parent Driven Development Podcast.
066: Finding a new job during the pandemic
March 17th, 2021 | 29 mins 14 secs
hiring, jean hsu, job searching, leadership, management, pandemic
Software engineer turned leadership coach, Jean Hsu, joins the panelist to share her experiences find a new job during the pandemic, her thought process, the non-negotiables , and the new remote standard.
065: Teaching Programming to Kids
March 3rd, 2021 | 27 mins 16 secs
felienne, kids programming, programming, teaching code
Felienne and Allison discuss techniques and methods of teaching programming to kids, cognitive load, and the cross-over for working professionals.
064: Moving and Renovating
February 17th, 2021 | 27 mins 10 secs
kid toys, moving, renovating
Allison and KWu share their experience on their current house renovations and moving. The good and bad, and the recent acceptance of having little roommates with no impulse control.
063: Fear in Parenting
February 3rd, 2021 | 28 mins 47 secs
anxiety, fear, kids, middle school, parenting, screen time, young kids
Do you have anxiety as a parent? Chris, Jess and KWu gather to discuss the various stresses and anxiety parents face for kids of all ages, and how their decision making process has shifted over the years.
062: 3-Year Anniversary - Episode Highlights
January 20th, 2021 | 37 mins 31 secs
#parenting #podcast #3years #celebration #episodehighlights
KWu, Chris, Josh, and Allison reflect on the past 3-years of podcasting. They touch on their favorite episodes and guests over the years, as well as some favorite parenting genius and fail moments!
061: DHH - Internet Famous with Kids
January 6th, 2021 | 47 mins 17 secs
dhh, family, internet famous, kids, podcast
DHH joins the podcast to talk about his experience as a parent while being internet famous. The group touches on security concerns, privacy, financial privilege, and share an eye role over highlight parenting reels on social media. Plus DHH suggests a few favorite parenting books.
60: Must Haves
December 23rd, 2020 | 28 mins 32 secs
facebook groups, facebook rabbit holes, kid toys, parenting
KWu and Allison talk about the ins and outs of Facebook groups for parents. The inevitable power kids-products have to validate one as a parent and high expectation of gifts this holiday season.
059: Hiring and Interviewing
December 9th, 2020 | 37 mins 1 sec
hiring, interviewee, interviewing, manager, tech
Jess, Chris S, and Allison discuss the hiring and interviewing process in tech. They share their experience as the interviewee, as well as the interviewer. The team identifies the underlying bias in the process, good signs and bad signs, and why it's important to set up a potential interviewee in the best environment possible.
November 25th, 2020 | 40 mins 48 secs
co-parenting, coparenting, covid, covid-19, parenting, remote work, virtual school
Brandon Hays joins the panelist to discuss how the pandemic has impacted parenting, co-parenting and the new responsibilities that come along with it.
057: Virtual School
November 11th, 2020 | 34 mins 34 secs
high school, kindergarten, learning, middle school, virtual school, zoom school
Chris and Allison discuss the pros and cons of virtual school, how they're managing the new school year and whether or not they think life is better with zoom school.
056: Child Care Educators with Jessica Sager
October 29th, 2020 | 34 mins 13 secs
all our kin, child care, covid, essential workers, jessica sager
Today we sit down with Jessica Sager, co-founder and CEO of All Our Kin, to discuss the changes of child care during COVID-19 and how we can help make positive changes in our own communities.
055: Jambo Books with Mijha Godfrey
October 14th, 2020 | 38 mins 16 secs
children's book, jambo books, mijha godfrey, race
Jambo Book Club sends members 2-3 age-appropriate books each month that feature children of color as the stars of their own stories.
054: How to Manage Your Tech Career With Kids
September 30th, 2020 | 33 mins 35 secs
dev work, raising kids, tech manager, working parent
Chris and Chris discuss their experiences with balancing their tech careers, being a manager and raising kids! They also share key strategies on how to manage parents on their teams for optimal workflow.
053: The Parenting Playbook with Anna Mackenzie
September 16th, 2020 | 35 mins 42 secs
anna mackenzie, parenting, tech, the parenting playbook
Anna Mackenzie joins the podcast to talk about The Parenting Playbook, a book she co-authored that helps startups navigate how to create quality policies that support parents.
052: Taking Breaks
September 2nd, 2020 | 32 mins 12 secs
quarantine, self care, taking breaks
This week, Allison, KWu and Chris discuss the importance of taking breaks, how they take breaks, and why sometimes choosing the adult decision isn't always necessary.