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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#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.


#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.