Vancouverite joins Twitter

by Rob Lewis

Vancouver has been a hotbed for Twitter-related development in 2009. In addition to a handful of Twitter apps, both Hootsuite and Nambu call the West Coast home along with their respective shorteners, and

With Twitter's phenomenal growth, it was just a matter of time before a Vancouverite was on the payroll.

It looks like that day has come. Yesterday former Vancouverite and SFU alumni Kevin Cheng announced on his blog that he is joining Twitter.

Today, I signed an offer letter from Twitter. I’ll be a product manager there working primarily on the web client. As you might guess from my Twitter username (@k), I’m a pretty big fan of theirs and see a lot of potential for the medium next year—for that’s what it is; a medium, not a service.

Cheng was most recently the Director of Product Strategy at Raptr, a social network for gamers.

Congrats to Cheng on the new gig!

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Twitter is a privately funded startup with offices in the SoMA neighborhood of San Francisco, CA. Started as a side project in March of 2006, Twitter has grown into a real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices. In countries all around the world, people follow the sources most relevant to them and access information via Twitter as it happens—from breaking... more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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