Last week, 120 engineers gathered at LBI in Brick Lane for the Twitter UK Engineering Open House. After making the place look sufficiently Twitter-y, we got down to business.
Put a bird on it #ukopenhouse cc @olivia twitter.com/helenmoyes/sta…
— Helen Moyes (@helenmoyes) April 24, 2012
TweetDeck’s founder, @iaindodsworth, kicked off with a quick welcome talk introducing the engineering efforts underway at Twitter UK.
The Twitter #ukopenhouse starts with @iaindodsworth. Great (30min) intro! twitter.com/pocketsteve/st…
— Steve Summers (@pocketsteve) April 24, 2012
Then @danwrong, an engineer from Twitter HQ, discussed the use of hashbangs (#!) on Twitter.com and the decisions involved in the “PushState or bust!” approach.
@danwrong on stage #ukopenhouse twitter.com/detronizator/s…
— Ivan De Marino (@detronizator) April 24, 2012
At #ukopenhouse @danwrong explains the correct way to use pushState: fall back to full page refreshes for browsers without pushState (IE— Simon Willison (@simonw) April 24, 2012
After Dan answered a bunch of questions from the crowd, @jmwhittaker and I took the stage to talk about TweetDeck, the tools and techniques used to build it, and what the future may have in store.
. @jmwhitaker talking about what @tweetdeck is built on to make it platform agnostic #ukopenhouse twitter.com/Jef_Lau/status…
— Jeff Lau (@Jef_Lau) April 24, 2012
The final session of the evening was lead by Twitter HQ designer @mdo and engineer @fat, who gave a Voltron-heavy guide to the open-source UI project Bootstrap.
Listening to @mdo and @fat rocking it at #ukopenhouse talking all things bootstrap. twitter.com/jmwhittaker/st…
— James Whittaker (@jmwhittaker) April 24, 2012
— ilicco elia (@ilicco) April 24, 2012
The UK Engineering Open House was a great way for us to meet some of London’s best developers, and we hope it provided a useful look into the kinds of challenges and opportunities our team faces every day. Thanks to everyone who turned up, and for those that couldn’t make it, you can find us on Twitter: @TweetDeck and @TwitterUK.
We’re hiring, so if you’d like to #JoinTheFlock, please check out the international jobs site.