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Building with Twitter – How to Dominate the API


Few API’s spew out as much data as Twitter’s does, and few come anywhere close to its popularity with developers. But it’s not a walk in the park. It takes a lot of careful design and experience to build apps that please users even when Twitter is overloaded or the API’s limitations get in your way. In this panel, we'll talk about lessons from developers in the field who have tapped into Twitter’s API successfully. The panelists will share their technical and strategic tips for how to build applications with the API that perform consistently, reliably and innovate beyond basic uses. If you’re thinking about using the Twitter API for the first time or are a seasoned pro – this panel will be an insightful discussion about the techniques and strategies that help you make the most of it.



Dominiek ter Heide Co-founder Bottlenose Inc

Dominiek is co-founder and CTO of Bottlenose Inc, a (stealth) startup that personalizes activity streams by understanding you and your tweets. Dominiek has been building mashups on top of the Twitter API for quite some time (,, Dominiek has worked for several web startups in the Netherlands and Japan and holds an engineering degree in intelligent systems

Paul Berry CTO The Huffington Post

CTO of HuffPost Media Group at AOL...

Vishal Sankhla CTO Viralheat Inc

Vishal Sankhla is the CTO and Co-founder of Viralheat. Viralheat makes social media actionable by providing vital customer insights to brands, agencies and marketers. Vishal holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California.


Sunday March 13



AT&T Conference Center

Room 204

1900 University Avenue




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