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Twitter’s Seattle engineering facility

Twitter_logo_blueSeattle is the site of Twitter’s first organically grown engineering office away from the mother ship (the company’s Boston and New York City outposts resulted from acquisitions).

Chris Fry, Twitter’s Senior VP of Engineering, and Raffi Krikorian, VP of Platform Engineering, flew up to Seattle this week to check out the new digs.

Krikorian tells GeekWire that Twitter has always hired people from the Seattle area, so it was only natural to open up a permanent office here. “A lot of people come from the major technology companies here, and we also love University of Washington grads.”

Fry says “Seattle has all the right ingredients: Major tech companies, great universities and a startup scene that does a ton of innovation.”

Read more in GeekWire here.