We’re a husband and wife team in Mountain View, CA. Each day we’re learning how to parent from our kids, parents, grandparents, friends, each other, and random folks we meet on the street.
As of today, 9/16/09, residing in our home are an 8-month-old girl who is becoming rapidly and surreptitiously mobile, a 2-and-a-half-year-old boy with a fierce youtube train fetish, and two nearly-identical 5-year-old cats who get petted and tackled a lot.
Andrea is an interaction designer with over 10 years of experience designing, driving, researching, testing, iterating and advocating award-winning useful, usable and desirable experiences at TiVo, Tellme, Microsoft, IBM, Carnegie Mellon’s HCI Institute and more. She’s drawn to good design challenges and products and services that make a difference. It seemed to be a good, hard problem that needed solving when, as a new mom, she faced the most powerful learning curve of her life and couldn’t find intelligent, diverse, data-driven, parent-driven information on the web around parenting.
Steve is a software engineer with 15 years of experience building large-scale infrastructure components and services. He spent almost 7 of those years at TiVo working on everything from drivers to UI, and is currently at Google. For Steve, the problem that most needs fixing is that most online parenting resources are directed at Moms, complete with pink text, nursing bra ads, and chat rooms littered with insider acronyms like “DH”. He doesn’t think he’s alone as fully-engaged dad in this, the 21st century, and is intending to help the online parenting universe catch up.
Feel free to contact us if you’d like to get involved, have ideas, or for any other reason.