In Beta Retired

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.

#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 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.

#101: You Are Likely to be Eaten by a DIV

May 15, 2014 at 5:30PM • 58 minutes

Guest Eitan Isaacson (@eeejay) walks Kevin & Christie through what's new in accessibility, what's still really challenging, and how to think about better design through description.

#100: Plot Your Life on a Burndown Chart

May 8, 2014 at 10:30AM • 60 minutes

On a Very Special In Beta: Gina Trapani returns to talk about ThinkUp, GitHub monoculture, exactly how coding sucks and how it turns her mildly nihilist, and more.

#99: The Problem with Prioritized Podcast Playlists

May 1, 2014 at 10:45AM • 55 minutes

Co-founder of PocketCasts maker Shifty Jelly, Russell Ivanovic, joins Kevin & Christie to talk about designing, server-backing, and improving a popular podcast client

#98: Of Course I'm Going to Hire my Friends

April 24, 2014 at 11:00AM • 55 minutes

Founding a startup is a heck of a thing. Christie and Kevin talk about founder dilemmas, hiring practices, GitHub kerfuffles, and having to fire your friends.