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CodeConf 2011

The last two days have been filled with awesome talks of developer communities, code philosophies, merriment, and food consumption. @ pulled off an excellent first @ and I'm already anticipating the next one. I've laid out my thoughts on a few presentations below plus an embed of some choice tweets from attendees.



Metrics, Metrics Everywhere by @
Unfortunately I missed this presentation but I hear it was really good and I'm looking to implement some of the ideas for my upcoming @unicornmetrics project.

Hacking Space Exploration by @
Space is awesome!

Documentation isn’t optional by @
Excellent documentation is key and it should be readable.

Networks with Node.js by @
Windows has a lot of issues but it is still the dominant OS platform.

OSS on GitHub: Your Community is Your Best Feature by @
Make it super easy for your community to contribute. Especially in none code related ways.

The Ethics of Abandoning Software by @

Joining @twitterapi as a Developer Advocate

On this nice sunny day I'm happy to announce that I will be joining the Twitter Platform team as a Developer Advocate. This is especially exciting for me as I have been thinking about developer communities a lot recently and can now officially start implementing some of my Unicorn Theories.



I will also be acting as a voice representing the third-party community within the company and will be looking into pushing a few projects out the door. High on my priority list are: open sourcing Twitter for Android, increasing rate limits to 1500 requests/hour, launching a cleaner, simpler version 2 of the API, and opening Annotations to a wider audience.

As I start implementing Unicorn Metrics I will be keeping a birds eye out for potential additions to the advocate team. If you are interested solving hard problems be sure to check out #jointheflock. All new employees get an awesome Twitter shirt!

Stay tuned for news on Chirp 2 (Trust me! You are going to love it!), and be sure to to enjoy …