Sorry if this isn't the right forum but I'm looking for what a lead or manager might look for. This summer I'm interning at a small start up: there's less than five coders currently but they are all very experienced. My dad is one of those coders. Would it be inappropriate or even harmful to me if I put him on my resume as a reference in the future? Does it make a difference if, say, my dad is the author of one of the top 5 most influential CS books? Or would that be cheating?