Allison McMillan is the Engineering Manager for Atom at GitHub. She's worn many hats including startup founder, community builder at the University of Michigan, Software Developer, and Managing Director of a national non-profit. Allison started programming at a Rail Girls workshop and is now a chapter organizer. She speaks on a variety of topics including mentorship, working remotely, and being a parent and a developer.
Speaking about and doing research on being a parent and developer is what inspired Allison to start the Parent Driven Development podcast. She has a 3-year-old son and an infant daughter. When Allison is not coding, you can find her encouraging her toddler's climbing skills, making funny faces at her daughter, or pretending she has time to bake. She lives in the Washington, DC area.
November 7th, 2018 | 39 mins 10 secs
childcare, conferencing, travel
In this episode, Tess and Sean Griffin talk about what it's been like attending and speaking at conferences with their infant daughter, Ruby. They also talk about what makes attending some conferences more attractive than others, logistics around travel, and options for evening childcare.
October 31st, 2018 | 56 mins 40 secs
breastfeeding, childcare, work
Leah Silber joins the show to talk about why her company, Tilde.io, implemented a bring your baby to work option for new parents. She talks about dealing with fussiness, nursing, how much employees and co-workers aren't bothered by babies, and that having the babies at work actually make for a much happier baby!
October 24th, 2018 | 50 mins 3 secs
childcare, transportation, travel
In this episode, we talk about helpful what it's like to travel with kids: challenges, woes, pro tricks, and great tips!
September 11th, 2018 | 54 mins 19 secs
gender identity, parenting, tech, transgender
We talk about being a trans parent, gender identity, and talking about these things with your children.
August 15th, 2018 | 45 mins 30 secs
doing good, kids, volunteering
We record live from Ruby for Good about volunteering and doing good with our children
July 11th, 2018 | 55 mins 32 secs
childcare, conferences, rails, ruby, tech
We talk about how to get started if you want to have childcare at your conference and what it's like to be a conference organizer
June 20th, 2018 | 54 mins 8 secs
children, distributed team, remote work, work
The panel discusses working remotely after having children (and sometimes with kids around)
May 23rd, 2018 | 54 mins 13 secs
goals, learning, parenting, tech, time management
We talk about how we keep up to date and learn new things with limited time.
March 7th, 2018 | 50 mins 20 secs
We discuss managing multiple children with our guest Dave Bock, proud father of triplets!
February 21st, 2018 | 44 mins
geeks, internet privacy, internet safety, kids, parenting, technology
Our first guest, Heidi Waterhouse, talks to us about internet privacy and kids at different ages followed up by some genius and fail moments from the panel.
February 7th, 2018 | 47 mins 15 secs
geeks, guilt, kids, parenting, technology
A week of parental guilt followed up by some genius and fail moments from the panel.
January 25th, 2018 | 59 mins 40 secs
geeks, kids, parenting, technology
Meet all the hosts of the Parent Driven Development, let them introduce themselves, their kids and have a little chat!