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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#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."


#110: Upgrades and Other Unnatural Disasters

July 29, 2014 at 9:00AM • 54 minutes

Why do we all do day-of upgrades, when we know what can go wrong? What's the worst upgrade you've been through? Kevin & Christie kick off the chorus of woe.


#109: Christie's Travel Packing Consultancy

July 17, 2014 at 4:45PM • 46 minutes

Kevin and Christie share their travel tips and tricks as they both prepare for upcoming trips.


#108: The Great Facebookout

July 3, 2014 at 12:45PM • 57 minutes

Facebook, man: it's getting a bit weird. Christie & Kevin are (probably) killing their accounts, but that's not easy. This one's all about the big blue-ish social network.


#107: Welcomed, Even If It's By a Robot

June 27, 2014 at 6:30PM • 55 minutes

Shauna & Britta from OpenHatch talk about getting first-timers into the right open source projects, whether or not they're rock-star-ninja coders.


#106: The Netflix of Baby Bibs

June 20, 2014 at 6:30PM • 55 minutes

Christopher Wink of Technical.ly talks about covering and pulling together startup communities in cities that aren't San Franscisco or New York..


#105: Seven Years Went Into a Cup

June 13, 2014 at 4:00PM • 54 minutes

Christie & Kevin move through VESSYL cups, Tesla patents, the sharing economy, the failed promise of Facebook, and ultimately uplifting hackathons. Another week of the internet, y'all.


#104: Snowden Day

June 6, 2014 at 4:30PM • 56 minutes

Grab-bag: The how and why of giving talks, with or without slides; DuckDuckGo as an iOS 8 option; Snowden, Greenwald, and telling the privacy story; Reset the Net and caring about things.


#103: One Pill Two Pill Red Pill Blue Pill

May 28, 2014 at 6:00PM • 54 minutes

A talk about the internet with a human face gets Christie & Kevin thinking about cars, personal data, living online, and living offline-but-online. It's a whole thing.


#102: A Three-Act DRM Drama

May 21, 2014 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 1 minute

Christie & Kevin walk through the recent W3C/EME/CDM (whew!) argument, how Mozilla's notable move changed it, and what really bothers us about DRM. Also: monkeys.