Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Twitter to hold 'Chirp,' first conference for developers

Twitter on Monday announced plans to hold its first conference for developers interested in making applications to synch with the wildly popular microblogging service. "We're happy to tell you that Chirp has now officially launched!" members of Twitter's "Chirp Team" said in an email message. Speakers at the two-day event will include Twitter founders Ev Williams and Biz Stone. The first day of the conference on April 14 will take place in the Palace of Fine Arts theater in San Francisco's Marina District and be devoted to topics including business strategies, geolocation services, and streaming content. The second Chirp day will be a 24-hour, nonstop hackathon at Fort Mason where developers will get to adapt applications to Twitter's software platform. The Chirp team promises attendees a "sneaky peak" at Twitter features poised for release and an after-party to be missed "at your peril." Twitter said there will be 800 tickets for the event, with the first "wave" of 100 tickets made available on Monday. The sign-up cost for Chirp was $469, according to an official chirp.twitter.com website.

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