Chris is the VP of Engineering at Radius Networks, where he builds mobile proximity tools and services. He cofounded the Arlington Ruby Meetup and helps organize both Ruby Retrocession and Ruby for Good events.
When not working, Chris likes doing projects with with his kids: Hardware, LEGO, dog training, woodworking, and of course some programming.
March 25th, 2020 | 46 mins 33 secs
covid-19, covid19, family, full time remote work, the new normal
Everyone's talking about it, covid-19 is all the rage. In today's episode KWu, Chris and Allison share their quarantine updates, remote work highlights, and dish on the extreme scenes seen in most grocery stores right now.
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.
December 11th, 2019 | 43 mins 12 secs
international adoption agencies, parenting school, process for international adoption, things to consider when adopting a child
November 20th, 2019 | 43 mins 40 secs
family vacations, road trips, summer break, summer vacation
Josh, KWu, JC and Chris reflect back on summer vacations when they were growing up, as well as the differences and similarities they're faced vacationing now as the parent. Plus, road trips are always nostalgic to reminisce on!
October 30th, 2019 | 56 mins 10 secs
activities, back to school, extracurricular
Special guest, Barrett Clark, joins Josh, Kwu, Allison, JC and Chris to discuss back to school and extracurricular activities for kids: how to help your kids find their passion, the expectations of school activities, the financial side, and what it means for the parents. Tune in for a deeper dive!
September 11th, 2019 | 42 mins 58 secs
back to school, engineering, management
Dana Jones talks about going back to school with four older children and teaching herself to code when they were little. We also talk about some of the similarities of management and parenting.
June 12th, 2019 | 37 mins 55 secs
communication, remote work
Itamar Turner-Trauring talks about some of the tactics he wrote about in his book, "You Can Negotiate A 3-Day Weekend", such as overcoming "this isn't normal" and "entitlement" feelings, scheduling your shorter workweek, and optimizing your output value and impact when you're not measuring your working hours.
May 15th, 2019 | 44 mins 55 secs
balance, conferences, time management
Andy Croll and Chris Sexton talk about their experiences with juggling organizing conferences and parenting.
May 1st, 2019 | 39 mins 30 secs
communication, nannies, remote work
In this episode, Nick Gauthier stops by to talk about being a full-time parent as a man, partner dynamics and making decisions, how having a child has changed the way Nick works, and why he is a big proponent of Communication Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
April 17th, 2019 | 40 mins 10 secs
fear, panic, scary
Due to the "Momo Challenge": the latest in a series of internet "challenges" and urban legends, Chris, Jess, JC, and Mandy talk about fear mongering and inducing panic: What do we do as parents to protect our kids? Do we, as technologists, have an advantage in understanding "hoaxes" better than non-technologists? Should we ignore the hype and "let live and let go?" And how much do we/should we be monitoring our kids?
March 13th, 2019 | 40 mins 46 secs
Stephanie Rowe, the founder and CEO of Juelez, joins the panel to talk about getting girls involved in STEM. Conversations around topics such as designing into motivation, how parents can help, and gender ensue.
February 27th, 2019 | 31 mins 2 secs
coding resources, learning, teaching
In this episode, Kevin Whinnery of Twilio joins the show to talk about teaching kids to code: getting them motivated, benefits to becoming coding literate, and using real-world technology and tools to pique their interest.
January 16th, 2019 | 35 mins 39 secs
In this episode, the panelists talk about the importance of self-care: having routines, setting environments, and taking time for yourselves as individuals while being okay with your child's temporary discomfort and happiness.
December 5th, 2018 | 35 mins 25 secs
In this episode, co-founders Anne Halsall and Sara Mauskopf join the show to talk about creating the app Winnie: a place where crowdsourced information is spread amongst parents that relays important information such as childcare, activities, and advice.
November 28th, 2018 | 36 mins 38 secs
boundaries, childcare, remote work, work
In this episode, Chris Arcand joins the panel to talk about ways to balance working from home with a child in the house. They discuss options for childcare, how to minimize interruptions, and how to improve your mental presence with your family when you are not working.
November 21st, 2018 | 43 mins 39 secs
apps, games, shows
In this episode, (and just in time for the holiday season!), Allison, Chris, and Josh give recommendations for kid-appropriate T.V. shows, music, games, books, apps, and YouTube channels.