140 | The Twitter Conference launched on March 8th, 2009, and the first event was held in Mountain View, CA, at the Computer History Museum, on May 26-2th, 2009. We sold out at just over 300 attendees, and everyone had a fantastic time.
Here’s a few selected quotes from conference attendees:
From Scott Budman, at NBC News:
From the tiny start-up (PeopleBrowsr), to the well-established (Yahoo!), the aptly-named “140” (am I the only one reminded of a U2 song about a Psalm here?) brought all comers together to, in many cases, actually meet face-to-face with people they’d been hitting up on their Twitter feeds.
From Brent Harrison, at SmokeJumping:
I rarely attend conferences (or not nearly as much as I’d like to) but I will make a point of attending another conference that utilizes Twitter and involves the conference participants in such intelligent and impactful ways.
From Tara Hunt on Horsepigcow:
I showed this wee slideshow to open up our panel at 140 | The Twitter Conference today (great conference, btw) to demonstrate the essence of what I think is the reason that Twitter has captured our imaginations.
From the Social Studies Blog:
Throughout the two days of the first ever Twitter Conference in Mountain View, CA (hashtag: #140tc), it was apparent that Twitter, the platform as we know it, is only the beginning.
For more buzz, check out the “collected links” blog post.