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Parents of the tech industry unite! Right after the kids get to bed...

Shower thoughts.

They're the best, aren't they? The time to be alone, go through a rote routine, and just let your mind wander while warm water pours over your body.

Back in May of 2015, I had been ruminating on starting a podcast for a month or so, but couldn't quite nail down the subject. I'm definitely not one for re-inventing what's already been done; many projects I start are dropped simply because I find out someone has already done it.

This is both a good and bad habit, but I'll save that for another post.

So the thought of starting a podcast was in the back of my mind when I stepped in to the shower. About halfway through it hit me. Parent Programming (a twist on the term Pair Programming), a podcast about parenting in the tech industry.

There were lots of podcasts about parents. Any many about tech, but I hadn't heard of any that combined the two subjects.

After a tweet about the idea confirmed it was an interesting subject, I took the plunge and started the podcast. Over the past 12 months, I've been able to post 12 episodes, each about an hour long.

I was hoping to make the recordings on a weekly or semi-weekly thing, but such is the life of a parent that the best laid plans are ruined by adorableness and cuddles with my kids.

Still, I've been having a lot of fun getting to know parents out there in the tech industry through these conversations.

If you haven't checked it out yet, you can catch up on all the episodes via http://parentprogramming.xyz, or by plugging in the RSS feed in to your podcast app of choice: http://parentprogramming.libsyn.com/rss