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Turns out children arrive with no manual. There's no coherent online tutorial. Between staying up to date with emerging technologies and balancing work and home life in an industry that often requires un-timeable bug fixes, on call schedules, and more, working parents are balancing a lot. Parents are also exploring additional technical issues like "screen time" or internet privacy, coming at these issues from a different perspective as technologists ourselves. We cover all of these topics an ...
 
In this show Cody and Teresa will share everything from how they got their babies to sleep through the night, to how they hit huge goals at work, all while balancing the pressure of parenthood. Disclaimer - they are not perfect parents, don‘t claim to have a perfect relationship and could always improve personally and professionally. However, they are driven and curious people that want to learn how to not only be better parents; they want to learn how to have a deeper relationship with thei ...
 
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Cryptocurrency is a trillion dollar industry & with a billion people in India the potential is huge! So today my guest Edul Patel CEO of Mudrex. A Y-Combinator startup building an algorithmic trading platform for cryptocurrency. They help crypto traders create, test and deploy their trading rules into automated trading algorithms without writing co…
 
Today you will hear some of the best guests I have spoken to over the past 5 years. You will hear from Vineet Rajan. Co-founder of Scout My Trip - India's premier do-it-yourself platform for road trips .talks about pivoting, new insights on the India travel market , growing 5x , expanding into S.E Asia, using virtual scouts & life changing road tri…
 
Giving a voice to people who don’t have a voice. Today my guest is Meet Singhal. Co-founder of Stamurai. A Mobile app that helps you learn & practice speech therapy exercises for stuttering & stammering. So in this episode he talks about how stuttering controlled his life almost having a breakdown and how he turned it all around by developing this …
 
Parent Driven Development Episode 067: Goodbye, for now. 1:00 Parent Driven Development reflects on what it’s like being a panelist on the podcast Imposter syndrome Multiple purposes to be an effective parent Expanding perspectives, ideas, and parenting techniques Ability to relate with one another 8:40 What we hope to our listeners take away from …
 
This is a topic we know many struggle with, including ourselves! Everyone is vying for your attention and it is hard to say no; we often neglect quality time with our spouse and kids for the sake of others. While that is ok at times, it is important that you and your family get to enjoy the holiday as you envision them! The days of running around f…
 
Pampering your furry friends the right way! Today my guest is Anjali Kalachand, co-founder of A Petter Life an e-commerce platform to understand your dog’s nutritional & lifestyle needs. In this episode she talks about why she quit corporate life to do this. Growing 150% after launching only 2 months ago. Talks about identifying gaps in the market …
 
Parent Driven Development 66: Finding a new job during the pandemic. Welcome, Jean Hsu! Jean Hsu is a writer, coach, and software engineer turned leadership coach after working for a decade in Silicon Valley. She is the VP of engineering at Range Labs and Co-founder of Co Leadership, which focuses on filling the gaps in leadership development in th…
 
Our house can be a place of peace or a place of anxiety - pending what messes your kids made or didn't make this week. These are tips we have found and implemented to try and keep all the things in order while helping us better enjoy our time at home! There will always be messes and chaos but we hope these tips help you create a more enjoyable spac…
 
Dropping out of education to do an EdTech startup! Today my guest is Mohammad Yousuf CEO of Edunify. Edunify assists schools in connecting with prospective parents online and helps parents find the right schools for their children. Think of it like a matchmaking service. So in this episode he talks about great traction so far, talks about how they …
 
I catch up with Dr Geetha Manjunath, CEO & CTO of NIRAMAI, a deep-tech startup, offering a radiation-free, non-invasive, non-touch, breast cancer screening solution. I spoke to her back in Sept 2017 (Ep67) when they only had a handful of customers, now they are one of the top deep tech startups in India. In this episode we talk about their core tec…
 
Parent Driven Development Episode 065: Teaching Programming to Kids with Felienne Welcome, Felienne! Felienne is the creator of the Hedy programming language, and was one of the founders of the Joy of Coding conference. Since 2016, she has been a host at SE radio, one of the most popular software engineering podcasts on the web. Felienne is the aut…
 
Ever wonder where your money goes at the end of the year? What if you could take a trip with the fam? What if you could pay off some debt early? These are all questions Teresa and Cody asked themselves at one point. They discuss how they found answers to these questions and share 8 tips to help you do the same! Let’s go further together!…
 
My first ever guest is back on the show! Harshdeep Singh Hura founder of WrapItUp - a text summarizer. He appeared on show back in August 2015. We talk about how his app now has 3.5M users. Why he turned down $20 million acquisition for the app. How a anthropology course on apes was a breakthrough moment. Talks why he almost quit tech, what changed…
 
Parent Driven Development Episode 064: Moving and Renovating 0:30 Moving and renting realities KWu moves Allison’s home renovations Preparation before the kids 4:30 Toys Ethical parenting of getting rid of toys Hiding and cleaning out old toys from the kids (out of sight out of mind) 10:05 Establishing new house rules Setting realistic expectations…
 
In this episode Teresa and Cody talk with Holly Jefferd who is a child sleep and behavior coach. Her company is Tiny Sleepers Big Dreamers and she is on Instagram @tinysleepersbigdreamers - she is truly a god send to all parents. In this episode we focused on sleep issues and strategies for babies, and how mom and dad can be confident parents in re…
 
Building India’s first home-grown AR headset. Today my guest is Pankaj Raut the co-founder & ceo of AjnaLens. AjnaLens designs & manufactures AI-powered mixed-reality glasses for defence , education and enterprise customers. He talks about it all got started by being inspired watching James Bond movies. He talks about how the product helps the Indi…
 
In this episode Cody and Teresa look back on the time before welcoming their first child. They will share the lessons learned and advice that will no doubt help you feel more prepared if you are in this stage. They discuss strategies around parenting styles, the importance of being on the same page as parents, and how to make the most of the time y…
 
Parent Driven Development Episode 063: Fear in Parenting 0:40 Fear and stress of parenting From independent… to having dependents Trends of becoming more conservative once a parent 2:50 Decision making process High alert, more burden than non-parents Different decisions and problems at different stages of the kids Background buzz of constant anxiet…
 
We all know the negative people or the gossipers, but do we actually realize where else negativity is showing up in our lives?? That answer is no! We also don’t realize the effect it is having on us everyday, especially that negative self talk. In this episode we talk about how to spot negativity and how to nip it in the bud before it seriously kil…
 
Building a digital bank to help small businesses in india. My guest today is Anish Achuthan CEO & co-founder of Open - a new age digital banking platform. In this episode he talks about how they raised $37 million from prominent investors, and shares amazing growth statistics. He talks about how they use customer acquisition channels. He shares UX …
 
Ever feel like you pass your partner or spouse in the hall and wonder “what if” - what if we dressed up, went to a nice dinner, and enjoyed each other's company. Then your toddler hits you in the shin with a plastic golf club and that previous thought fades quickly... This happens and ultimately life happens but we cannot let life distract us from …
 
Parent Driven Development 062: Celebrating Our Favorite Episodes from the past 3 Years! Episode Highlights KWu, Chris, Josh, and Allison reflect on the past 3-years of podcasting. They touch on their favorite episodes and guests over the years, as well as some favorite parenting genius and fail moments! 1:30 Episode 43 - Managing parents on your te…
 
We are given wishes but we are also given the power to work for those wishes.. In this episode we share what we believe is one of the most underutilized tools in making your dreams become your reality. We will talk about how we have used a vision board to hit big goals and get closer to the life we have dreamed of. We will talk about the pillars of…
 
Nothing is useless in this world. What can be a waste to you is someone's asset’ - The ‘Recycle man of India’ aka Dr Binish Desai, social entrepreneur & founder of Eco-Eclectic . I spoke to him back in February 2019 (Ep 106) and he is back again to talk about inventing a new type of brick made from recycled PPE material. He talks about creating a f…
 
It’s early, your kid wakes you up crying, now you have to feed them and yourself; not to mention get out of the house on time for drop off and work! The morning struggle is real - we get it! This used to be our struggle, now it is much less of a struggle. Forget the morning routine of social media influencers - we are talking about the morning rout…
 
100 million famers are expected to be online in the next 5 years. So today I speak to Siddharth Dialani, co-founder & CEO of BharatAgri a farming technology platform where they work with farmers directly. improving their productivity. Think of it as a digital farming assistant. So in this episode he talks about what inspired him to do this, buildin…
 
Ep 61 : DHH on being Internet Famous with Kids 1:48 Welcome, DHH David is the creator of Ruby on Rails, cofounder & CTO at Basecamp, best-selling author, Le Mans class-winning racing driver, frequent podcast guest, and family man. 2:50 Security concerns Social Media COVID times Parenting boundaries 13:45 Privacy Picture surplus Authenticity 16:45 E…
 
No 1 Best Business Podcast in india! Big Thank You to CEO magazine India. I am humbled and honoured. Today you will hear some of the best guests I have spoken to over the past years. You will hear from Shankar Prasad. Founder of Pureplay Skin Sciences. They are Building India's fastest growing new-age, values-driven vegan skin care & beauty brand. …
 
Today you will hear some of the best guests I have spoken to over the past 5 years. You will hear from The Tech Witches - A group of 5 Indian high school girls. They have built an app that connects children at orphanages to senior citizens in nursing homes, allowing them to spend time together. Next up Dr Siddhant Bhargava co-founder & nutritionist…
 
Ep 60 : Must Haves for Parents Facebook Rabbit Holes for Parents + Kid Toys Subculture for wooden toys The Nugget couch Parents become hyper focused on specific products Careful what your Google How to choose your Facebook groups The Social Dilemma Social media groups are "bad"/addicting, but also useful.. Geo-fencing - creating fairer ways for int…
 
Charanjeev Singh aka CJ aka The Flying Sikh is back on the show! I spoke to CJ on the show 5 years ago and he is still going strong. In fact they are now launching in Thailand, Malaysia, Australia and Singapore. He talks about acquiring 10% Sikh grooming market just through word of mouth. Talks about Product development life cycle and why the weath…
 
Parent Driven Development 059: Hiring and Interviewing 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 …
 
Everyone knows that social media is highly edited. Only the best photos make the cut and normally only positive status updates are shared. Displaying overly-perfect images alerts people that it’s just too good to be true. This can cause feelings of distrust, envy or aggression if people feel you are creating separation, which is the opposite of wha…
 
Parent Driven Development Episode 058: Co-parenting with Brandon Hays Welcome Brandon! Brandon Hays is a dad and engineering leader based in Austin, TX. His professional mission is to help the tech industry improve by organizing people to accomplish things together in environments that recognize and support their "human-ness". His personal mission …
 
This episode concentrates on how families can use traditions to strengthen family bonds while communicating values to children. Traditions, both the big ones as well as the day-to-day ones, teach our children about what family looks and behaves like. Both types are useful because they mark different times circuits. Holiday traditions mark the calen…
 
Making space explorable & economical for the future generation. Today i speak to Dr Srimathy Kesan CEO of SpaceKidz India - SpaceKidz india helps students to pursue their space dreams regardless of their field of education, social status, and geographic location. in this episode she talks about how it got started. How under her guidance, students d…
 
Most parents are familiar with spending a lot of time and money searching for gifts that after being unwrapped and briefly explored, end up in the back of a closet, tucked into a toy box, or simply discarded. Most of the highly advertised, “top toys,” or “must have gifts” are just marketing successes sold to children and parents rather than meeting…
 
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