Tyler C. Lund

327 Added | 5 Magazines | 22 Likes | 2 Following | 14 Followers | @tylerclund | Dad on the Run is a collection of personal stories and experiences from a first time dad of identical twins and marathon runner. The highs and lows, tears and smiles of being a dad. Tyler Lund is the founder and lead contributor to Dad on the Run. Tyler is a software development manager, tech nerd, home-brewer, 3-time marathoner, and rescue dog owner. Tyler loves traveling to new and unique places a bit off the beaten path and sharing stories from these adventures. A foodie with a taste for the unique, Tyler enjoys trying anything new. Tyler began running in 2013 and has since run over a dozen half marathons and three Marathons; New York City, Belfast, and Philadelphia. Still looking to improve finishing times, Tyler has been trying some new things with training in preparation for his next marathon. Aside from running, Tyler enjoys hiking with his wife, dog, and twins. He once ran into a black bear and scared it away by singing Bon Jovi at it.

13 Essentials For Traveling With Baby, Tried And Tested By A Dad Of Twins

<i>This post originally appeared on</i> <i>TheBump</i>Traveling with children doesn’t have to be a high-stress event that ends in tears and tantrums—especially for …

Parenting

I am a force of Chaos: Why I practice Chaos Engineering to improve user experiences

As systems grow in size, they inherently grow in complexity. As complexity increases, systems eventually reach a point where no single individual can …

DevOps

What It’s Like To Be Treated As The Lesser Parent, According To A Dad

<i>This post originally appeared on</i> <i>TheBump</i>I’m not a babysitter. I’m not a best friend. I’m not the muscle. I’m a dad, and not only can I change a diaper …

Parenting

Charleston with Children: my top tips for what to do in the River City

Charleston, a city known for history, top-notch food, beer, beaches, and… kid friendly spots? Not really, but like just about anywhere, Charleston …

Craft Beer

5 Things To Do When Your Toddler Says “No”

<i>This post originally appeared on TheBump</i>Why is it that every toddler learns to say “no” before they even say their own name? While they can barely …

Parenting

Music soothes the savage soul, but can it really soothe children?

Parents quickly learn that songs are a great tool for calming children and building a bond, but there is so much more music can do for them. Music …

Flute

8 Ninja Hacks For Surviving A Road Trip With Baby

<i>This post originally appeared on</i> <i>TheBump</i>Family road trips are an American pastime as cherished as backyard BBQs and bouncy houses at birthday parties. …

Parenting

Questions my mentees ask me

I’ve been mentoring a few people who are interested in moving from an individual contributor to becoming a manager and they tend to have similar …

Leadership

What to do in Park City: the perfect ski destination

Park City, Utah is as close to winter sports nirvana I’ve ever come. While there may be bigger or taller mountains, for sheer breadth of amazing …

Skiing

Taking the great American car trip

Whether it was riding in a sideways facing seat in the trunk of a station wagon or the back of a minivan, we’ve all experienced road trips growing …

Can Blockchain get kids to do their chores?

Everyone is talking about Blockchain. As the technology that powers Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, the idea of a decentralized distributed …

A short Q&A on how I got into software development

I recently read a great post on Medium about how some people had gotten into software development and thought sharing my experiences might be …

Hiking through the Valley of Fire – the best hikes and trails

Nevada’s Valley of Fire State Park is the perfect escape from Las Vegas for those looking for some nature and scenery. Only about an hour from the …

Hiking through the Valley of Fire – the best hikes and trails

Nevada’s Valley of Fire State Park is the perfect escape from Las Vegas for those looking for some nature and scenery. Only about an hour from the …

Toddlers are A-holes

If one of my coworkers or friends just started screaming in my face during a conversation or throwing things at me, I’d probably stop talking to them …

Hiking the Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon: The best hikes

Bryce Canyon offers the perfect hiking mix for amateur and expert hikers alike. Weekend warriors will find plenty to challenge them while offering …

A letter to my new-manager self

Nearly four years ago, I started managing engineering teams. I took the plunge from being an individual developer to managing because I felt it would …

Reaching for the sky: the best hikes at Zion National Park

I love Zion National Park. I’ve been there twice in the last two years and can’t get enough. The soaring mountain peaks that overlook the canyon, the …

My 10 favorite Children’s Books: Start practicing your voices

Parents know that books are a key part of early development for children. Families who read together at least five minutes a day raise kids with …

Sending AWS Cloudwatch Alarms to Amazon Chime

If you love Amazon Chime, and who doesn’t, you’ve probably already embraced it as a widespread communication platform for your team. Since moving to …

I’m raising little conservationists before it’s too late

The world will be a very different place when my boys are grown up. There might actually be fewer protected public land, fewer animal species, and …

National Parks

Hiking Mount Tammany, Dunnfield Creek, and the Appalachian Trail at the Delaware Water Gap in the ice and snow

One day, taking inspiration from <i>Wild</i> and <i>A Walk in the Woods</i>, I’m going to hike the entirety of the Appalachian Trail. When I do it though, I don’t …

Hiking

I’m using Chaos Engineering to monkey with my children

What’s more complex, a large-scale distributed system or a child. For parents, it’s obvious. At least systems tend to behave rationally. However, …

Software Development

An analysis of SparkJava for IoT Device Control

This is another great example of the awesome people I work with. One of my team members built a homegrown Internet connected controller for his A/C …

Emerging Technology

Measuring Technical Debt and its cost with SonarQube

I am constantly amazed by the genius of the people I am surrounded by at work. While setting up a demo of SonarQube to show my team’s tech debt, I …

Research