Chris Arcand is a senior engineer at HashiCorp where he works on Terraform, a tool for building, changing, and versioning cloud infrastructure. He organizes RubyMN, and as a public speaker has had the privilege of speaking at major conferences as close as the American Midwest and as far as Kyoto, Japan. Beyond programming he enjoys ice hockey, backpacking, and fulfilling his responsibility as a native Minnesotan to making pointless connections to Minnesota at every opportunity.
June 10th, 2020 | 48 mins 50 secs
dad podcast, homebrew, mike mcquaid, paternity leave, raising kids in different countries
Chris and Allison are joined by Mike McQuaid discussing paternity leave, Balancing Dad Podcast, and what it's like raising kids in different countries. Unsurprisingly, there are more difference in the UK verse the US than just calling a diaper "nappie".
April 29th, 2020 | 48 mins 27 secs
manager, managing parents, parents, teamwork
Today our panelists sit down with Nick Means to talk about strategies and experiences of managing parents on your team. Parent have unique needs as they care for little humans and some may not exactly know what those unique needs are, unless you too are a parent. We break down techniques and share experiences of what it's like managing parents in tech.
February 12th, 2020 | 45 mins 12 secs
equal parenting, equal partnership, fathers, mothers, progressive parenting
We're joined by Richard Schneeman this week to discuss parenting roles and gender equality. Inspired by the book, All the Rage: Mothers, Father and the Myth of Equal Partnership, we break down progressive parenting, invisible vs visible work, and how to implement a calendar system for maximum efficiency.
January 22nd, 2020 | 51 mins 27 secs
mothering, parenting, uplift parents, women mentorship, working mom
In this episode we feature Kari Clark, founder of Uplift Parents, a coaching service and women mentorship for working moms. Kari shares all that she's learned from the most successful working moms and offers great tips to amplify your life.
January 2nd, 2020 | 1 hr 23 secs
growing families, irregular schedules, traveling with kids
In this episode we welcome two new panelist to Parent Driven Development, Chris Arcand and Adarsh Pandit! We learn a little bit about our new panelist and then dive into topics about irregular work schedules, the kids, traveling with the kids, and our teams growing families.