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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

127: The Fish? Thank You For All of Them

12/20/2014
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"Live coverage" of the Sony hack response, Neal Stephenson's new thing, and a very special Kevin Christie announcment.

126: Best/Worst Things of 2014

12/13/2014
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Kevin Christie run through the best and worst things on the web and in the development world for 2014. You might guess some of them—but not all of them.

124: Post-Blizzard Grab Bag

11/21/2014
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Kevin Christie run through lots of topics, about 5 minutes each: Uber, .NET, programmer agents, Google Inbox, and lots more.

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.

122: Strange Noises from the Guest Wing

11/7/2014
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There are a lot of words written about the features and problems with software. Words that describe how software actually feels, what story it tells? Not so much. Let's discuss.

120: The Giant Pile of Whatever In Your Shade

10/22/2014
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Is there any way to fix the big mess that is modern notifications? How can developers help prevent phones, tablets, laptops, and browsers from becoming wastelands of opt-out distraction?

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.

118: Open Source ALL the Libraries

10/11/2014
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Proud library/librarian advocate and community builder Jennie Rose Halperin talks about building, hacking, appreciating, and using libraries.

117: You Can't Stop People From Being Lonely

10/10/2014
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Could you go back in time and stop the first spam message? How effective is spam, actually? How do we fight spam today, and what could we do better?

116: Bit Rot & You

10/6/2014
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All this stuff we're making: where are we gonna store it? Programs, games, music, your CD archive—how long will it last on its medium, and what's the next step?

115: Exasperated, Knowing Sigh

9/29/2014
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Imposter Syndrome: what is it, and why does it come up in tech conversations so often? Christie Kevin talk about feeling like you're about to be found out.

114: The Case of the Case Reviewer

9/24/2014
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Nick Guy has reviewed literally 1,000 iPhone iPad cases and accessories for iLounge. How does a human being do that? How do you write reviews in general for such a huge audience?

113: The Weirdly Wonderful WikiWorld

9/17/2014
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Christie is back from WikiMania, so her and Kevin talk WikiMedia, Wikipedia, MediaWikis ... there's a lot happening in the wikiverse we can learn from.

112: I Really Like This IRC Thing Now

9/5/2014
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Let's pretend (ha!) that some of us don't actually know IRC that well. How do you do the IRCs? What's the privacy like? How do you "get into it"?

111: Anarchist Vegan Knitting Cooperative

8/11/2014
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"The open source software movement was supposed to be like Woodstock," says the NY Times. Actually, no. Kevin Christie dig into the way we perceive firms that are "open."

In Beta 110: Upgrades and Other Unnatural Disasters

7/29/2014
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Why do we all do day-of upgrades, when we know what can go wrong? What's the worst upgrade you've been through? Kevin Christie kick off the chorus of woe.

In Beta 109: Christie's Travel Packing Consultancy

7/17/2014
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Kevin and Christie share their travel tips and tricks as they both prepare for upcoming trips.

In Beta 108: The Great Facebookout

7/3/2014
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Facebook, man: it's getting a bit weird. Christie Kevin are (probably) killing their accounts, but that's not easy. This one's all about the big blue-ish social network.

In Beta 107: Welcomed, Even If It's By a Robot

6/27/2014
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Shauna Britta from OpenHatch talk about getting first-timers into the right open source projects, whether or not they're rock-star-ninja coders.

In Beta 106: The Netflix of Baby Bibs

6/20/2014
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Christopher Wink of Technical.ly talks about covering and pulling together startup communities in cities that aren't San Franscisco or New York..
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