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Dropbox to Hold DBX, Its First Developer Conference

Given that Dropbox helps people save one billion files a day — of all different types, from all different devices — the company has been due for a conference to address the developers in its growing ecosystem.

fort-masonThe first such event will be called DBX, and will be held on July 9 at San Francisco’s scenic Fort Mason, usually the home of food trucks and nonprofits.

Tickets cost $350, and would-be attendees must register to request an invite, rather than signing up directly.

“At DBX, you’ll meet fellow developers, see the great things they’re building, and share ideas with the engineers and designers working on Dropbox’s API,” wrote Dropbox co-founder and CTO Arash Ferdowsi and API engineering lead Brian Smith in a blog post today. “But most importantly, you’ll be the first to learn about new products that will make developing on Dropbox even easier.”

Dropbox had previewed that it is working on tools that address content in context rather than just as files to be moved around. When the company launched photo albums in January, it said much more was on the way.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik