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Twitch is announcing new developer tools on 8/31 - you are invited

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Hi! I work for Twitch. We are hosting--and streaming--an event on August 31st where we will launch new tools for developers.

This announcement will most directly impact game developers and full stack web developers that are hobbyists, small business developers, and indie developers.

Visit the event page for more information: https://twitchdevplatformrevealrequest.splashthat.com

Request an Invite if you'd like to join us for this event in-person. And join the Twitch Developer community at dev.twitch.tv!



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Giving more info about the link.

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