A husband since 1998, a professional software developer since 1999, and a parent since 2000.
JC has worked primarily as a web developer in many industries, including communications, financial, and e-commerce.
During this time his family has grown to four children and two dogs. They keep him and his wife busy and keep life interesting.
He’s also an amateur musician and considers himself a decent guacamole maker.
After all these years, he may be starting to figure things out, but there’s still a lot to learn.
April 15th, 2020 | 42 mins 3 secs
after babies, career switching, coding school, learning to code
Today we are joined by Bekah Hawrot Weigel! Bekah is a content-creator by nature whom has recently switched into the world of coding! We discuss her career switching process, what helped, what didn't, the massive role community played a part in her success, and how she managed it all with 4 young kids in the house!
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!
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?
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.
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
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 21st, 2018 | 41 mins 51 secs
We talk about net neutrality with our guest Jonathan Wallace. As usual we follow up with some genius and fail moments from the panel and our guest.
March 7th, 2018 | 50 mins 20 secs
We discuss managing multiple children with our guest Dave Bock, proud father of triplets!
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!