Twitter just acquired a bunch of top-notch Silicon Alley engineering talent with their purchase of real time search firm Julpan, adding about a dozen staffers, including some high level Xooglers. The company also opened up an official NYC office a few months back.
Now they are making New York part of their whistle stop developer tour, hosting a Twitter “Tea Time” at betaworks with some help from the folks at SocialFlow.
“There’s a lot going on in the ecosystem and we’d like to take this chance to share the highlights with you – including the latest developments with the platform, areas of opportunity that we’re seeing, and a heavy focus on the iOS 5 Twitter integration for developers,” wrote Twitter’s Jason Costa. “We’ll also be holding a Q&A session with members of the platform team, plus time to hang out with each other.”
Over time betaworks, which focuses on the real-time web, has become closely aligned with a big part of the Twitter ecosystem. It’s bit.ly links count for a big percentage of shortened links on Twitter and Tweetdeck has now been acquired and integrated directly into Twitter. Now they are actively helping the company to build a better relationship with NY’s developer community.