The Eternal Beta – Can it Work in an Institution? [A9]


Google’s famous for it, Flickr’s moved to Gamma, Moo are on an eternal 1.0 – yet still in institutions we plod on with a tired, slow-moving and opaque process for developing and enhancing applications. From our closed support lines to official notices on unread websites and applications mysteriously changing in front of a user’s very eyes we look staid and tedious. But it doesn’t have to be like that, we could be fast faced and interactive – but at what cost? Continuity? Uptime?

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the session attendees should have a better idea of:

  • why eternal beta is used
  • where we can use it
  • technical and personnel processes for adoption of eternal beta status