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Twitter Announces Flight, Its Inaugural Mobile Developer Conference

Twitter is ready to show off developer tools like MoPub and Crashlytics.

Anthony Quintano for Re/code

Twitter is ready to show off the developer tools it has been collecting over the past 18 months.

On Wednesday, the company announced Flight, Twitter’s first-ever mobile developer conference, scheduled for late October in San Francisco. An agenda has not yet been set, although Twitter CEO Dick Costolo will provide the opening keynote.

Twitter has acquired a number of companies involved in mobile development over the past two years, including MoPub, a mobile ad exchange, and Crashlytics, a reporting tool for app crashes and bugs. The official conference website doesn’t offer details, but it’s safe to assume both tools will be part of the program. It’s unlikely, however, that Twitter will announce any significant product news for users (e.g. the changes to the Twitter experience) — developer conferences typically focus heavily on engineering and back-end technologies.

Flight, which should generate a turnout of more than 1,000 people, is the company’s first mobile developer conference, but not the first time it has hosted a conference specifically for developers. Twitter’s first developer conference, Chirp, was held in 2010, but never took off.

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