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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  • 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.

  • 13: Aaron Cruz

    August 30th, 2018  |  55 mins 6 secs
    chatbots, cooking, freelancing, organizing, programming languages, public speaking

    Aaron used to cook food for a living but now is a code monkey who also organizes meetups, conferences, and hackathons. He sometimes speaks at conferences and has picked up skateboarding in some kind of midlife crisis.

  • 12: Jure Čuhalev

    August 16th, 2018  |  59 mins 1 sec
    breadmaking, coffee, cooking, entrepreneurship, freelancing, organizing, vegan, yoga

    Jure Čuhalev is an entrepreneur, freelance web developer, certified Yoga teacher and enthusiastic about vegan food.

  • 11: Katherine Wu

    August 2nd, 2018  |  1 hr 9 mins
    ask vs. guess, canning, culture, education, jam, parenting, public speaking

    Katherine aka KWu is a Ruby developer at Heroku who likes efficiency, making things from scratch, and holding strong opinions.

  • 10: Don Goodman-Wilson

    July 19th, 2018  |  1 hr 3 mins
    electrical engineering, magic, model trains, philosophy

    Don is a philosopher-engineer who advocates for platforms and developers at GitHub.

  • 9: Rayta van Rijswijk

    July 5th, 2018  |  1 hr 58 secs
    kickboxing, organizing, yoga

    Rayta is a gym rat, a developer, a serial event organizer, with more energy than a power plant.

  • 8: Primož Cigler

    June 21st, 2018  |  56 mins 13 secs
    artificial intelligence, astrophotography, health, surfing, wordpress

    Since he built his first website in primary school, Primož had a strong passion for web development. When not visiting conferences, giving talks or organizing local development related events, he focuses on fast and highly optimized online solutions. He's a windsurfer, snowboarder and beer lover in his leisure time.

  • 7: Ajda Pretnar

    May 24th, 2018  |  1 hr 43 secs
    curling, cycling, data mining, improv, orange, running

    Ajda Pretnar is a computational anthropologist, a tester, doc writer and an occasional developer of Orange data mining software. She teaches data mining online (YT) and offline. When she is not working, you can find her biking up a hill, running around a forest or sweeping in front of a curling stone.

  • 6: Jonan Scheffler

    May 10th, 2018  |  1 hr 38 secs
    home automation, live streaming, machine learning, magic the gathering, podcasting, robots

    Jonan is a developer advocate at Heroku and an aspiring astronaut. He believes in you and your potential and wants to help you build beautiful things.

  • 5: Tomaž Zaman

    April 26th, 2018  |  56 mins 35 secs
    flying, freelancing, paragliding, pricing, running, skydiving, wordpress

    Tomaž is the founder Codeable, where he’s responsible for product development and promotion. You might find him at a WordPress conference or UX workshop, where he’s trying to learn about users’ habits as much as possible. In his free time, he spends time with his wife and four children, jumps out of perfectly working airplanes and enjoys a good movie.