Liz Gannes

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I Come in Peace, I Promise! Twitter Hires Developer Relations Manager.

Twitter, whose dealings with outside developers are often testy, has hired a developer relations manager, Jason Costa. Costa presumably won’t be the one making future calls about temporarily shutting down third-party Twitter clients like UberTwitter, but he’ll have to do his best to explain why.

Costa most recently did a short stint as an intern at Facebook and prior to that was a manager of developer products at Google for four years. He told Twitter developers in a posting on their Google group (picked up by ReadWriteWeb) that the company will “be holding a developer-focused event at the Twitter headquarters in a few weeks, so keep an eye out for a registration announcement here later this week.”

This is in line with Twitter telling NetworkEffect that it’s not currently planning a large-scale developer event like last year’s Chirp conference, but developers were of course quick to criticize Costa for presuming that they’ll travel to San Francisco on short notice.

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