As Twitter Undergoes a Shift in Management, the Chirp Conference for Developers is Canceled

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In light of recent management changes at the firm, Twitter has announced that it will not be holding its Chirp conference, which is geared at developers. The conference was going to take place on November 16 in San Francisco, as was originally planned.

Following Elon Musk’s takeover of the firm a month ago, there have been a number of management departures as well as changes to the company’s overall approach to the development of its products. Therefore, it should not come as a surprise that social network has decided to scrap its plan for the conference’s comeback after an absence of more than a decade.

Twitter’s official account for developer-related announcements sent out a tweet stating that the company is “hard at work to make Twitter better for everyone, including developers,” and that it may soon share some news regarding the subject matter. The tweet was sent from Twitter’s official account for developer-related announcements.


Amir Shevat, who is the head of developer products for the firm, provided a response to the news in the form of a cryptic statement that simply said, “Winds of change.”


Twitter, which is run by Parag Agarwal, made the announcement in June that it would resume hosting the Chirp conference in November. The business has launched a competition for software developers to demonstrate innovative applications of its new v2 application programming interface (API). The winners of the competition will get prizes such as $10,000 and free access to the enterprise tier of the API for a whole year. It was said that even though the conference would no longer be taking place, the winners of the contest will still be announced on the social network.

Chirp was initially conducted by Twitter in 2010, however the company decided to stop hosting it the following year. In spite of the fact that the platform’s connection with developers has been strained over the course of the last decade, it has been making efforts in recent years to regain the support of the community by introducing new programs and updating its API. In addition to this, the API was made available to academic researchers late last year by the corporation.

A tool known as Twitter Toolbox was introduced at the beginning of this year. Within it, various applications developed by third parties were featured. Shevat had said at the time that the firm was willing to investigate new business models, such as Twitter’s own own app store.

This past week, Twitter opened up additional endpoints to direct messages via the v2 Application Programming Interface (API), which allows third-party applications to give users with a more enjoyable experience while using DMs.

It is yet unknown what form Twitter will take for developers under Musk’s leadership. Because the CEO of Tesla has made statements indicating that the business would emphasize engineering, software developers have reason to believe that they will have improved access to the tools that the company offers.

However, until that time comes, there will be uncertainty over the long-term prospects of some programs like Tweetdeck, which is well-liked among power users of the social networking service. The business decided to begin testing a new version of Tweetdeck in the hopes of eventually turning it into a paid product last year. Earlier in this year, studies published by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong raised the possibility that Twitter would add Tweetdeck to its subscription umbrella known as Twitter Blue. However, given Musk is in the process of making significant changes to the subscription program, it is impossible to say for certain whether or not Tweetdeck will continue to be a part of it.

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