Parent Programming

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Apr 5, 2017

I chat with Rosie Sherry, who helps run Ministry of Testing in the UK.

She talks about playing things by ear, morphing a side project in to a full-time job, and how community is what it's all about.


- Ministry of Testing


- Rosie Sherry

Mar 21, 2017

Graham Daniels joins to talk about his life as a trans parent, his love of tacos and much more.

Oct 24, 2016

Allison joins to talk about her conference presentation on Baby Driven Development, which covers the struggles mothers face in the technology workspace. It was an incredibly insightful conversation, and taught me just how much I still have to learn about being a mother in the tech world. 

Oct 11, 2016

Katie Sylor-Miller is a Senior Software Engineer at Etsy. She lives in Acton, Massachusetts and is crazy about Design systems + all things nerdy (esp. Star wars!) + Arts & Crafts.

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Sep 21, 2016

Marc Drummond joins me to talk Star Wars, kids in the street, and finding balance in life. 

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Aug 28, 2016

It took three months and two recordings, but I was finally able to get this episode with Jon Dowdle finished. It only makes sense, as it's episode 13.


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May 16, 2016

Micah Godbolt, author of Frontend Architecture for Design Systems, speaker, host of Sassbites, and so much more, joins to talk about two-year olds, games that teach programming, and how kids could be great project managers (who we love!). 

Show Notes:

- Frontend Architecture for Design Systems

- Robot Turtles

- Human Resource Machine

- Free Visual Regression Testing Course

- Kanban Board Game

Micah's Twitter

Mar 7, 2016

Stacy joins to talk about sleep habits, life as a freelancer after kids, and what her favorite parenting moments are all about.

Find here on twitter (@stacykvernmo) and instagram (@funstacy).

Dec 31, 2015

I talk with Marcelo Somers, UX Designer and Developer, about his life as a parent, how he managers priorities, and why he thinks it's important to include parents in the workplace. 

Oct 16, 2015

Kari Halsted joins to talk about parenthood, breaking points, and the weird things we do to keep our kids safe. She's the host of "I Guess We’re Grown-Ups Now" and a great guest to have on the show. 

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Sep 24, 2015

A talk with Lemon about "the miracle of life", the transition to parenthood and keeping up with technology. 

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Aug 28, 2015

Katherine White is the Director of Interactive Development at nFusion. She joins me to talk about how parenting has directed her management style, how she balances both her professional goals and her love for her kids, and how the girls beat the boys at soccer.

Aug 21, 2015

Aaron McHone joins me to talk about working from the office, leaving work at work, and how kids teach you to take learning slowly. You can find Aaron online at and on twitter @acmac35. 

Aug 11, 2015

Kevin Old joins me to talk about his son, the remote work lifestyle and how it benefits parents, along with some discussion on how to apply parenting skills in the workplace.


Be sure to listen through the end credits for a special message from Kevin's son. 


Jul 28, 2015
Garth Braithwaite joins us to talk about parenting as a remote employee.
Jul 6, 2015
Derick Bailey joins to talk about his kids and how fortunate he was to find a way to pursue his Entrepreneurship while being a parent of young kids. Find Derick at, and on Twitter at @derickbailey.
Jun 16, 2015
Joel Taddei joins to talk about making the transition to the tech sector, finding time to be with kids and why it's important to be with your kids, instead of your phone. 
Jun 4, 2015

Kent C. Dodds is a parent, husband and programmer living in Utah. He hosts Angular Air, a live weekly video broadcast and podcast about AngularJS.

Kent talks about what it's like to raise two young kids, going over the highs and lows of parenting. He also mixes in a little bit of "leaky abstraction" humor in regards to figuring out how to work with his children.