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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
August 5th, 2020 | 32 mins 15 secs
accountability, agile home, agile household, mom life, yvonne marcus
Yvonne Marcus joins the panelist to discuss Agile Household. Yvonne created Agile Homes, a four-week course that looks to get your family together by making everyone feel like a valued member of the team, and instilling autonomy and having fun!
July 22nd, 2020 | 34 mins 24 secs
arit, new panelist, parenting podcast
New panelist Arit Amana joins the group! The group discusses quarantine, childcare duty, WFH, and all the madness in-between.
July 8th, 2020 | 39 mins 50 secs
all the rage, darcy lockman, moms and dads, myth of equal partnership, parenting, parenting share, parenting tips
JC and Chris are joined by author and journalist, Darcy Lockman, to discuss her book All The Rage: Mothers, Fathers and The Myth of Equal Partnership. From our society culture, to patriarchy, to the parent dynamic at home, The group hashes out the realities and ways to improve parenting dynamics at home.
May 27th, 2020 | 43 mins 12 secs
children's book, miriam tocino, new mom, parenting, zerus and ona
Allison and Chris are joined by Miriam Tocino, a former architect turned teacher and coder, new mom, and creator of Zerus and Ona, a children's book that explains the difficult topics of the binary world.
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.
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.