At the DLD conference in Munich today, Twitter chairman and Square CEO, Jack Dorsey took to the stage to answer questions from David Kirkpatrick and Focus magazine’s Holger Schmidt and revealed that Twitter is currently looking to build a German team.
Dorsey wouldn’t specify the number of hires the company was looking to make, just that he was looking for great people. A focus on Germany is interesting as it was mentioned on-stage by Schmidt that usage levels in the country aren’t as high as in some other parts of Europe.
Still, Twitter has a strong connection with the country – some of its earliest code was written there by original team member Florian Weber. Weber, who is now CTO and co-founder of hot Berlin startup Amen, worked on Twitter code in Germany for three months before he returned to the US.
When asked about the recent acquisition of startup Summify, Dorsey said that the deal would help Twitter tackle the “extremely complicated” task of uncovering meaningful content from the firehose of tweets in real-time.
More acquisitions could well be on the way too. Dorsey said the company was “always looking for amazing teams,” whether via acquisitions or hires.
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