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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#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.

#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.