This article was published on June 1, 2012

Twitter’s Mobile team to hold WWDC Open House event for developers on June 11th

Twitter’s Mobile team to hold WWDC Open House event for developers on June 11th

Tickets just went up for an open house event thrown by Twitter’s Mobile and Engineering teams, reports 9to5Mac. The event will be centered around ‘tech talks’, food and beer and is limited, with only 39 tickets available as of this writing.

Twitter notes right up front that this is not an event for press, so it’s obviously a developer outreach timed to coincide with when they’ll be in town for WWDC.

Twitter says two talks that will be given at the event, one by Ben Sandofsky, Twitter’s lead on Twitter for iPhone, iPad and Mac and one by Chris Mitra, an engineer on the iOS team.

Sandofsky’s talk, titled ‘Ship it!’, is centered around learning ‘how the Twitter for iPhone team ships code’.

Mitra’s talk, entitled Patterns for Mobile-Friendly API Design, is described this way:

Mobile applications have a number of constraints which impact how they integrate with back-end systems via web service APIs. Lower-bandwidth networks, higher round-trip latency and intermittent disconnected usage are just a few of the factors that contribute to a mobile app’s unique role in a distributed system. We plan to share our experience building mobile applications at large scale for Twitter and discuss a set of pragmatic patterns which can be applied to network API design to increase efficiency, robustness and testability of apps that rely on them, with an ultimate goal of providing the best experience for end users.

If you’re a Twitter-ecosystem developer who will be in town for WWDC, you can sign up for the open house here.

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