The developer conference has now been completely canceled, less than two weeks before it was scheduled to take place. 2022 was supposed to be the year Chirp made a huge comeback, but the ownership shift threw a wrench in those plans. The official Twitter Dev account was used to spread this information. The cancellation, according to Twitter, was made because the team is “working hard to make Twitter great for everyone, including developers.”
It’s simple to think that the team is putting in extra effort right now. CNBC report says that those who are still employed by Twitter are now required to work 12-hour shifts seven days a week in order to fulfill the new targets. According to inside accounts, Musk’s first item of business was to fire many Twitter higher-ups and regular staff equally. This is sad, especially for the developers who had intended to attend the conference, but an event the magnitude of Twitter Chirp may be disruptive in this circumstance.
There are several requests for repayment in Twitter’s announcement. The attendees who were planning to fly in for the conference are now left with pre-paid airfare and hotel reservations and no longer have a need to travel. Will you pay back what individuals spent on travel and lodging to attend #Chirp? asked one Twitter user . The business has not yet responded.