Discover parallel passions of people who like working with computers.
About the show
There are a ton of engineering podcasts out there. But they focus on engineering. We strive to be different. Parallel Passion wants to be the podcast that delivers insight into vastly diverse lives of engineers.
Have a listen and tell us how we’re doing.
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40: Tobias Pfeiffer
July 2nd, 2020 | 58 mins 36 secs
berlin, community, diversity, organizing, public speaking, rails girls
Tobi is a developer, leader, benchmarker, Rubyist, Elixir fan, learner,
teacher and agile crafter by passion. He loves collaboratively creating
just about anything people enjoy - be it the Ruby User Group Berlin,
SimpleCov, benchee, or other projects while thinking about new ideas to
push boundaries. Currently he's helping companies onboard onto Elixir
and creating wonderful web applications in his journey as a freelancer.
39: Molly Struve
February 6th, 2020 | 1 hr 2 mins
aerospace, cold emailing, dogs, horses, interviewing, mentoring, options trading, public speaking, remote work, running, show jumping, writing
Molly Struve is a Lead Site Reliability Engineer. During her time working in the software industry, she has had the opportunity to work on some challenging problems. When not making systems run faster, she can be found fulfilling her need for speed by riding and jumping her show horses.
38: Tim McNamara
November 28th, 2019 | 1 hr 1 min
art, biology, humanitarianism, relationships, running, sleep, writing
Tim is an open source developer from New Zealand. He is a member of the Juju project's core team at Canonical and enjoys sharing how to make developers' lives simpler. His professional passion is data science, especially natural language processing. His recent experience has involved leading big data software projects, running training and outreach programs, and promoting open data. He's founded multiple startups and has also had several years in the public sector.
37: Steph Smith
October 31st, 2019 | 1 hr 1 min
burnout, digital nomad, diversity, happiness, learning, making, photography, sleep, social media, writing
Steph has been working remotely for over three years, as a growth marketer, writer, and indie maker. She’s a big advocate for remote work and actively writes about it over at her blog, which has been read by over 350.000 people since launch earlier this year. She is also a self-taught developer and has built multiple projects, some of which have gone to #1 on Product Hunt, won awards for inclusion, and led her to be nominated for Maker of the Year in 2018.
36: John Crepezzi
October 17th, 2019 | 1 hr 1 min
beer brewing, bouldering, car restoration, climbing, hacking, hardware, learning, metalworking, music, public speaking, woodworking
John is a Ruby developer at GitHub, based in New Jersey. He’s got a ton of
other interests including wood & metal working, climbing, beer making, drumming, and his family.
35: Rodoljub Petrović
October 3rd, 2019 | 1 hr 3 mins
basketball, culture, parenting, politics, social media, twitter
Rodoljub is head of Software at Turtl. He has spent the last two decades developing software and software development teams. He is a husband and a father, as well as a failed basketball player.
34: Phil Sturgeon
September 19th, 2019 | 55 mins 5 secs
climate change, cycling, cyclocross, touring, traveling, writing
Phil builds API Design tools for Stoplight.io, writes articles and books about pragmatic API design and systems architecture, lives on a bike, and occasionally upsets hordes of mens rights activists on Reddit.
33: Floor Drees
July 18th, 2019 | 58 mins 41 secs
community, conferences, graphic design, organizing, parenting, public speaking, rails girls
Developer Avocado, serial conference organizer, Rails Girls veteran.
32: Yannick Schutz
July 4th, 2019 | 59 mins 26 secs
activism, blogging, coffee, farming, gardening, hiking, hospitality, photography, slow life
Yannick is a little adventures’ photographer. Micro activist loving the outdoor. For him sharing is caring. Dad of a climber/adventurer to be. He does his best to share his values and make this planet a better place.
31: Joanne Cheng
June 20th, 2019 | 1 hr 1 min
berlin, cartography, culture, dancing, hiking, journaling, map making, remote
Joanne is a Clojure/ClojureScript developer working at Pitch. She currently lives in Berlin, Germany, after living in Colorado for nearly eight years. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, map-making, and thinking about mountains.
30: Aaron Patterson
June 6th, 2019 | 1 hr 1 min
cats, japan, meat curing, mechanical keyboards, public speaking, sausage making
Aaron is on the Ruby core team, the Rails core team, and the team that takes care of his cat, Gorby puff. During the day he works for a small technology company called GitHub. Someday he will find the perfect safety gear to wear while extreme programming.
29: Miha Filej
May 23rd, 2019 | 59 mins 33 secs
breadmaking, cars, cooking, karting, meditation, racing, simracing, skiing, therapy, traveling, wellbeing
Miha comes from Slovenia but he's currently traveling through Europe. He works as a software developer and has lots of passions that aren’t related to computers, like skiing, motorsports, long(ish) walks, dogs (but he doesn't have one), and food (both cooking and eating). He also loves coffee, but coffee doesn't love him back.