Parallel Passion

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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Episodes

  • 25: Žan Ilić

    March 14th, 2019  |  58 mins 49 secs
    cars, learning, off grid living, philosophy, running, teaching, woodworking

    Pixel maker and minimalist. Žan makes mobile apps that look good and solve problems between humans and apps. He's also recommended by 4 out of 5 people that recommend things.

  • 24: Nathan Barry

    February 28th, 2019  |  58 mins 34 secs
    building, creating, farming, podcasting, productivity, soccer, woodworking, writing

    In previous careers Nathan has been a designer, author, and blogger. After learning the power of email marketing he gave up a successful blogging career to build ConvertKit. Outside of work Nathan spends his time playing soccer, woodworking, and chasing after his two little boys.

  • 23: Sebastian Gräßl

    February 14th, 2019  |  53 mins 38 secs
    music, music production, organizing, partying, privacy, tattoos

    Programmer; data & information nerd; Ruby & JS Developer; can't live without music; tries to make music.

  • 22: Simon Belak

    January 31st, 2019  |  1 hr 1 min
    philosophy, physics, theatre, traveling, vanlife

    Philosopher-hacker. Sometimes theatre director. Surfing in the ever shifting space spanned by computers, philosophy and theatre. The more he pursues these disparate threads, the more they converge and intertwine.

  • 21: Joren De Groof

    January 17th, 2019  |  58 mins 55 secs
    climbing, cycling, organizing, running, traveling

    Joren is doing Ruby for about 10 year now and from the beginning he also got involved in the Ruby community in Belgium. First by organising ArrrrCamp and then taking over the monthly usergroup now known as Ruby Belgium. Since a couple of years he also fell in love with running. It even went that far that he's now preparing for his second marathon. Next to that he does almost all of his commuting on bike which he also uses to travel on as many beautiful places he can. In all of the things he does he tries to follow one simple rule: "Don't complain, suggest what's better".

  • 20: Domen Kožar

    December 20th, 2018  |  54 mins 52 secs
    burnout, digital nomad, foodie, meditation, sleep, surfing, yoga

    Domen is functional programming developer that recently co-founded Hercules CI and Cachix in search of a better continuous integration for developers.

  • 19: Ben Orenstein

    December 6th, 2018  |  54 mins 44 secs
    climbing, journaling, productivity, public speaking, singing

    Ben is the host the Art of Product Podcast, created Refactoring Rails, and co-created Upcase, Trailmix, and Briefs. Currently, he's building Tuple, a tool for remote pair programming.

  • 18: Matic Jurglič

    November 22nd, 2018  |  56 mins
    art, concrete, music, philosophy, sculpturing, stoicism, techno

    Matic is a web engineer, a maker and co-founder at Nightwatch, where he's responsible for development. In his free time he's at physiotherapy due to heavy concrete sculptures that he designs and creates.

  • 17: Casey Liss

    November 8th, 2018  |  1 hr 5 mins
    bmw, cars, podcasting, running, youtube

    Casey is one third of the Accidental Tech Podcast. He's also a host of the Analog(ue) podcast. Besides podcasting he's trying to make it big in the YouTube world and is writing a fantastic blog.

  • 16: Erik Berlin

    October 11th, 2018  |  1 hr 2 mins
    coffee, podcasting, public speaking, traveling

    Maker, Breaker

  • 15: Linda Liukas

    September 27th, 2018  |  59 mins 40 secs
    books, illustrating, organizing, public speaking, rails girls, running, teaching

    Linda is the author and illustrator of Hello Ruby, a children’s picture book about the whimsical world of computers, as well as the founder of Rails Girls, a global movement to teach young women programming in over 260 cities. She loves Muji, Zelda Fitzgerald, software and sparkly things.

  • 14: Piotr Szotkowski

    September 13th, 2018  |  58 mins 47 secs
    mechanical keyboards, organizing, photography, public speaking

    Piotr is a web developer with 20 years of experience who started dabbling in Ruby a dozen years ago, initially for his PhD thesis and later in his work as an assistant professor at Warsaw University of Technology. In his other life Piotr runs Rebased (a Ruby and JavaScript software house), develops a system for operating solar power plants, speaks at various Ruby conferences, organizes Warsaw Ruby Users Group and co-maintains the Bogus and Reek gems. His parallel passions include photography, mechanical keyboards and extremely slow jogging.