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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#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.


#87: The Stuff We Use

February 18, 2014 at 10:45AM • 59 minutes

Kevin & Christie straight-up list, describe, brag, and critique the tools they use to get their work done every day: web, browser, phone, desktop, and more.


#86: A Fish With Rolling Stone Lips

February 13, 2014 at 11:00AM • 53 minutes

What can indie developers learn from the saga of Flappy Bird? How feedback filtering, expectation management, and quantifying success can help you avoid Flappy Burnout.


#85: The Google Basket

February 6, 2014 at 3:15PM • 53 minutes

Christie & Kevin discuss putting all your eggs in one basket: Google, iCloud, wherever, and get specific on safely moving your email, calendar, search, and other pieces around.


#84: This Button Should Go First, Not That One

January 30, 2014 at 6:15AM • 49 minutes

Beta testing software, webapps, and mobile apps can make you feel like an insider who can help, or make you feel lost and duplicative. What's the best way to be a good tester? How can developers get great feedback from outside the dev cave?


#83: The Black Spring Pile

January 22, 2014 at 9:00PM • 60 minutes

Kevin & Christie follow up on The Tablet Life (a.k.a. "leaving your laptop at work"), appreciate Henry Miller's rules for working, talk about diversity in startups and tech events, and touch on The Dr. V story and the apology that followed. Whew.


#82: Agile Heat Developers

January 15, 2014 at 4:30PM • 60 minutes

Kevin and Haddie Cooke delve into the weird world of home automation, smart thermostats, and Google's maybe creepy intentions.