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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#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.


#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?