After a seven-year hiatus, Twitter hosts in-person events again . The company is bringing back Chirp, which will take place in San Francisco on November 16th. Back in 2010, Chirp was the name of Twitter’s first-ever developer conference, though the event was canceled in the years that followed. The last time the company held a live developer conference was Twitter Flight in 2015.
Since then, Twitter’s relationship with developers has been somewhat rocky. The company made a series of API changes in 2018 that were very unpopular and poorly communicated.The makers of third-party Twitter clients have been particularly affected, blaming the company their application.
More recently, Twitter has tried (again) to improve its relationship with developers. The company rolls out a brand new version of the APIand also introduced new tools to make it easier Go to the research platform.It also tests new developer-friendly features such as Some third-party services in own apps.
It’s unclear what Chirp’s specific agenda is. In a blog post, the company said it would hold “keynotes, tech conferences, [and] Get the chance to meet the Twitter Developer Platform team, get your questions answered, and connect with other developers in our global community. ” The keynote will also be streamed live on Twitter for those not attending in person.
It’s also worth noting that Twitter continues to hold meetings despite Elon Musk’s efforts to take over the company amid uncertainty over the company’s future.Company executives noted that they are very keen When it comes to Musk’s Twitter plans, current CEO Parag Agrawal may not stay on for a long time After the transaction is completed (whenever it happens).On the other hand, Twitter’s developer tools could be an important source of revenue for the company — something Musk did too .
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