Chirp! Twitter Sets Coordinates For Geolocation Developer Conference
Calling all Developers! Get those APIs a' humming! The wait is over, and the location has been selected. Chirp, the Twitter Developer Conference is offically slated for San Francisco, April 14-15, 2010. It will take place at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre and the Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center. It's exclusivity is evident by its limited seating of 800.
The first wave of 100 tickets are available at $469 and will require some of your programming 'sleuthing' abilities to use the API to find the user id6253282 in order to register on Eventbrite.
The two-day conference, which will be keynoted by Twitter’s top brass including co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams, accompanied by Twitter Director of Platform Ryan Sarver and COO Dick Costolo.
Day One will will cover topics such as Oauth, geolocation and business strategies, mobile integration, and the product roadmap - while the second day will be a 24-hour hack-a-thon for 'newbie' developers to work with top seasoned developers in collaborating, sharing and building the actual apps.
On the Chirp page, there is also a hidden area / secret portal that teaches you how to make Magical Origami Chirp Birds, which apparently is the event's mascot.
The Chirp team promises attendees a "sneaky peak" at Twitter features poised for release and an after-party to be missed "at your peril." They will be continuous running announcements from the @chirp Twitter account. And additional contact information is listed here
Twitter user Peter Boctor has also made a useful Twitter list that is auto-updating with all the prospective attendees who have registered to attend the conference..
If you would like more information and some deep background on Twitter's newly acquired GeoAPI that these developers will be working with, please see my previous blogs, titled, "Twitter & GeoAPI's Great Land Rush Of 2010," and "Twitter's 50,000+ Will Be "Location" Game Changer In 2010."