After a seven-year hiatus, Twitter is once again going live . The company will bring back Chirp, which will take place in San Francisco on November 16. Chirp was the name of Twitter’s first developer conference in 2010, although the event was canceled in later years. . The last time the company held a live developer conference was Twitter Flight in 2015.
Since then, Twitter has had a rather difficult relationship with developers. The company made a series of API changes in 2018 that were not deeply popularized and poorly communicated. Third-party Twitter client creators were particularly affected, and they accused the company of their application.
More recently, Twitter has tried (again) to improve its relationship with developers. The company has launched a brand new version of its APIand also introduced new tools to make it easier for background research. It also tested new developer-friendly features like some third-party services in their own apps.
It’s not clear exactly what will be on the agenda at Chirp. The company said in a blog post that there will be a “key keynote, technical sessions, [and] chance to meet the Twitter Developer Platform team to 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 in attendance.
It’s worth noting that Twitter is still conducting the conference despite uncertainty about the company’s future when Elon Musk takes over. Company executives have noted that they have a lot when it comes to Musk’s plans for Twitter and current CEO Parag Agrawal may not continue in his position for long term after the transaction ends (whenever that might happen). On the other hand, Twitter’s developer tools could be an important source of revenue for the company – something Musk has also generated. .
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