In Beta

In Beta

In Beta is a talk show about tech culture, making open source software, and how mobile, social, and web apps are changing the world.

Hosted by Christie Koehler and Kevin Purdy.

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#120: The Giant Pile of Whatever In Your Shade

October 22, 2014 at 1:00PM • 54 minutes

Is there any way to fix the big mess that is modern notifications? How can developers help prevent phones, tablets, laptops, and browsers from becoming wastelands of opt-out distraction?

#119: A Cookie Would Be Better

October 10, 2014 at 7:45PM • 52 minutes

Kevin and Christie make a wish list of conferences they want to attend, ask what makes a good conference, and plot to get bosses to pay for them.

#118: Open Source ALL the Libraries

October 10, 2014 at 7:00PM • 57 minutes

Proud library/librarian advocate and community builder Jennie Rose Halperin talks about building, hacking, appreciating, and using libraries.

#117: You Can't Stop People From Being Lonely

October 10, 2014 at 2:30PM • 58 minutes

Could you go back in time and stop the first spam message? How effective is spam, actually? How do we fight spam today, and what could we do better?

#116: Bit Rot & You

October 6, 2014 at 2:30PM • 59 minutes

All this stuff we're making: where are we gonna store it? Programs, games, music, your CD archive—how long will it last on its medium, and what's the next step?

#115: Exasperated, Knowing Sigh

September 29, 2014 at 10:00AM • 51 minutes

Imposter Syndrome: what is it, and why does it come up in tech conversations so often? Christie & Kevin talk about feeling like you're about to be found out.

#114: The Case of the Case Reviewer

September 24, 2014 at 9:00AM • 52 minutes

Nick Guy has reviewed literally 1,000 iPhone & iPad cases and accessories for iLounge. How does a human being do that? How do you write reviews in general for such a huge audience?

#113: The Weirdly Wonderful WikiWorld

September 17, 2014 at 1:00PM • 51 minutes

Christie is back from WikiMania, so her and Kevin talk WikiMedia, Wikipedia, MediaWikis ... there's a lot happening in the wikiverse we can learn from.

#112: I Really Like This IRC Thing Now

September 5, 2014 at 8:00AM • 54 minutes

Let's pretend (ha!) that some of us don't actually know IRC that well. How do you do the IRCs? What's the privacy like? How do you "get into it"?

#111: Anarchist Vegan Knitting Cooperative

August 11, 2014 at 2:30PM • 59 minutes

"The open source software movement was supposed to be like Woodstock," says the NY Times. Actually, no. Kevin & Christie dig into the way we perceive firms that are "open."