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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#97: Pushbullet and the Castles of Work

April 17, 2014 at 10:00am • 50 minutes

Christie Koehler and Kevin Purdy interview Pushbullet founder Ryan Oldenburg about starting up, YCombinator, emailing yourself, and balancing your projects and work.


#96: A Series of Mathy Things

April 10, 2014 at 9:15am • 53 minutes

Christie & Kevin run down the Heartbleed security bug: what it really is, who it affects, and how browsers and servers fix it. Also: math is amazing.


#95: School of Hard NOCs

April 6, 2014 at 9:00am • 45 minutes

Christie walks Kevin through what it's like to have your indie website get utterly traffic-bombed, and how to defend your site from future popularity.


#94: Clippy for Android

March 31, 2014 at 10:00am • 48 minutes

Christie Koehler and Kevin Purdy talk about web, open source software, oss, tools, mobile, and social.


#93: Stratofortress versus MacBooks

March 27, 2014 at 10:30am • 49 minutes

Christie and Kevin consider how the B-52 bomber has been in service for nearly 80 years, while our phones barely make it two.


#92: The ISO to Remember!

March 24, 2014 at 11:00am • 49 minutes

You know what makes life hard, especially for remote teams? Time zones. Daylight Savings Time. And tools that aren't good with time differences.


#91: Know Thy License, Know Thyself

March 13, 2014 at 1:45pm • 53 minutes

Christie and Kevin talk with Luis Villa about his work as a geek lawyer: on open-source licenses, for WikiMedia, and many side projects.


#90: We Want Our 2003 Back

March 6, 2014 at 11:00am • 46 minutes

Christie and Kevin talk to Amber Case about creating and evangelizing the Indie Web: your own site, talking to other sites, outside of silos. Like old, good times.


#89: The Extreme Pain that Created Boomerang

February 27, 2014 at 10:45am • 1 hour 1 minute

Kevin & Christie chat with Boomerang founder Alex Moore about building, deploying, and supporting the clever inbox management tool, and what it's like working with and around Gmail.


#88: Messing with Google Glue Settings

February 19, 2014 at 11:45am • 57 minutes

Google+: what is this thing now? Why does it bother people, how do you "use" it, and does it really need you to like it? Kevin & Christie dig into the big red button.