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Elon Musk asks ‘if anyone knows coding’ after more than 2000 employees leave Twitter

Musk said in an email, “Anyone who really builds software, should go to the 10th floor at 2 pm today.”

Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, is seeking any workers at the business who know how to code after hundreds of employees departed the social media giant.

He asked the staff members who could handle the technical tasks in emails to the Twitter team. The billionaire reportedly questioned the staff whether “someone who genuinely builds software” had requested them to see him, according to an Insider article.

In the email he sent to the workers on Friday, he requested that “everyone who really builds software, come report to the 10th floor at 2 pm today.” Additionally, he said that he needed “up to 10 images of the most important lines of code” and “a bullet point overview of what your code instructions have accomplished over the last six months.”

Musk made an effort to collaborate with folks doing remote work. He said in another email, which was cited by Insider, “If you’re working remotely, please send the request below still and I will attempt to chat to you through video.”

“The only exceptions are individuals who are physically unable to travel to Twitter HQ or who have a family emergency. The email said that these would be brief technical interviews that would help me comprehend the Twitter technology stack.

He went on to say that he would be grateful if the staff flew to San Francisco to meet in person, adding that he would be there until midnight and “back again the following morning.”

In addition to the people that Musk dismissed, a number of Twitter staff members left because Musk threatened to make them go “hardcore” or give them three months’ worth of severance pay if they didn’t. Almost 2,000 employees left the firm rather than adopt the CEO’s “Twitter 2.0” strategy.

The emails show how chaotic Twitter has become since Musk took control last month. Some firm divisions had no personnel at all, according to sources who asked to remain anonymous and spoke to Insider. The worst damaged departments were those in finance and accounting, recruitment, and communications.

He has made a number of contentious decisions that have led to hashtags like “#RIPTwitter” that forecast the imminent demise of Twitter.

In order to attract more users, the Indian competitor of the microblogging network, Koo, is advertising itself and introducing new features. According to a story in India Today, the app is making a number of improvements and persuading users and former Twitter workers to join them.

Source: TheNews

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Written by Alex Bruno

Freelance space writer Alex Bruno specializes in covering China's quickly expanding space industry. In 2021, he started writing for SpaceXMania. He also contributes to publications including SpaceNews, IEEE Spectrum, National Geographic, Sky & Telescope, and New Scientist. When Alex was a small child, he first experienced the space bug after seeing Voyager photographs of alien planets in our solar system. When not in space, Alex likes to go trail jogging in the Finnish countryside.

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