Musk’s email to employees asked them to join the meeting in person, telling them “if possible, I would encourage you to fly to SF to present, in person.” What Is truly bizzare is that Musk asked the engineers to send the details of code they had pushed in the past six months, or arrive to the meeting with screenshots of the “most salient lines of code” they had written recently.
According to Reuters, Musk added in the email that he would be at Twitter’s office in person until midnight and back again on Saturday morning. The mercurial CEO, who is currently staring at labor lawsuits and even a potential regulatory scrutiny, told employees that he will be green-lighting “short, technical interviews” to better understand the core system that keep the social media platform running.
Twitter is in a rather precarious situation right now however, and social media is abuzz with speculation that the platform might implode. Twitter is already calling back some of the employees that were fired in the first wave of massive restructuring days after Musk finalised the deal.
The entire board has vanished, top minds handling security and compliance have also left, content moderation staff has been drastically reduced, and teams handling core systems have been gutted. Musk, on the other hands, recently tweeted that he’s not particularly worried as “the best people are staying.”