A Report from Chirp, Twitter’s Developer Conference

Yesterday, Twitter held its first major developer conference, Chirp.

The event featured a combination of presentations by Twitter executives, product announcements, presentations by companies that have integrated with the Twitter platform, a guest appearance by will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas (!!!) , and panels with industry thought leaders. You can follow the tweet stream summarizing people’s reaction to the events, using #chirp hash tag.

Among the items announced, Twitter stated that they will be giving the entire archive of public tweets since Twitter’s inception to the Library of Congress. That’s fantastic news. They also announced some upcoming enhancements to the Twitter platform for developers such as Places, a new User Stream API, and an Annotations feature. GigaOm captures some of the in-depth info on these announcements.

One of the other products that Twitter unveiled was their new javascript-based identity service for publishers, called @anywhere. In the spirit of @anywhere, Twitter invited us at Yahoo! to show off how we’ll be working together with Twitter, and what our integration will mean for developers, publishers, and users.

We presented the following materials at the conference, to highlight the Yahoo!/Twitter integrations:

Here’s a quick video of me and Dick Costolo, COO, Twitter, explaining the significance of the Twitter/Yahoo integration and what it will mean for developers:

The conference continues today with a Hack Day event at Fort Mason. A number of YDN folks are there to help you use the YQL Twitter tables, the Y! Updates Firehose API, YAP, and more. Flag down someone from @ydn if you have questions about using Yahoo! services with Twitter.

To learn more about the event overall, check out: http://chirp.twitter.com/