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In Beta is a talk show about the ever-changing state of web-based and open source software. We examine how "ship first, fix later" affects our tools and culture, with an emphasis on mobile, social, and web apps.

In Beta is a talk show about the ever-changing state of web-based and open source software. We examine how "ship first, fix later" affects our tools and culture, with an emphasis on mobile, social, and web apps.
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Austin, TX

Description:

In Beta is a talk show about the ever-changing state of web-based and open source software. We examine how "ship first, fix later" affects our tools and culture, with an emphasis on mobile, social, and web apps.

Twitter:

@ginatrapani

Language:

English

Contact:

5by5 Broadcasting 5114 Balcones Woods Drive Suite 307-292 Austin, TX 78759-5273


Episodes

123: Eggplant Angry Landlord Thumbs-Up!

11/14/2014
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Emoji. What are they? Where did they come from? If a picture is worth a thousand words, how do you know which thousand words? Kevin and Christie discuss all things emoji.

119: A Cookie Would Be Better

10/11/2014
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Kevin and Christie make a wish list of conferences they want to attend, ask what makes a good conference, and plot to get bosses to pay for them.

In Beta 101: You Are Likely to be Eaten by a DIV

5/15/2014
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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.

In Beta 100: Plot Your Life on a Burndown Chart

5/8/2014
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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.

In Beta 99: The Problem with Prioritized Podcast Playlists

5/1/2014
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Co-founder of PocketCasts maker Shifty Jelly, Russell Ivanovic, joins Kevin Christie to talk about designing, server-backing, and improving a popular podcast client

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

4/24/2014
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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.

In Beta 97: Pushbullet and the Castles of Work

4/17/2014
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Christie Koehler and Kevin Purdy interview Pushbullet founder Ryan Oldenburg about starting up, YCombinator, emailing yourself, and balancing your projects and work.

In Beta 96: A Series of Mathy Things

4/10/2014
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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.

In Beta 95: School of Hard NOCs

4/6/2014
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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.

In Beta 93: Stratofortress versus MacBooks

3/27/2014
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Christie and Kevin consider how the B-52 bomber has been in service for nearly 80 years, while our phones barely make it two.

In Beta 92: The ISO to Remember!

3/24/2014
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You know what makes life hard, especially for remote teams? Time zones. Daylight Savings Time. And tools that aren't good with time differences.

In Beta 91: Know Thy License, Know Thyself

3/13/2014
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Christie and Kevin talk with Luis Villa about his work as a geek lawyer: on open-source licenses, for WikiMedia, and many side projects.

In Beta 90: We Want Our 2003 Back

3/6/2014
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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.

In Beta 89: The Extreme Pain that Created Boomerang

2/27/2014
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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.

In Beta 88: Messing with Google Glue Settings

2/19/2014
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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.

In Beta 87: The Stuff We Use

2/18/2014
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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.

In Beta 86: A Fish With Rolling Stone Lips

2/13/2014
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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.

In Beta 85: The Google Basket

2/6/2014
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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.

In Beta 84: This Button Should Go First, Not That One

1/30/2014
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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?

In Beta 83: The Black Spring Pile

1/22/2014
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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.

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