Elon Musk, who completed the acquisition of Twitter, becomes CEO, and more than 50 engineers gathered from Tesla join Twitter's code review



It has been revealed that Elon Musk, who

completed the acquisition of Twitter in October 2022, will become Twitter's new CEO. Furthermore, Mr. Musk is reported to have selected software engineers from companies such as electric car manufacturer Tesla, of which he is the CEO, to work on Twitter code reviews.

Elon Musk has pulled more than 50 Tesla employees into Twitter
https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/31/elon-musk-has-pulled-more-than-50-tesla-engineers-into-twitter.html

Elon Musk, who runs four other companies, will now be Twitter CEO | Reuters
https://www.reuters.com/technology/elon-musk-says-he-will-be-twitter-ceo-2022-10-31/

Updates from Elon Musk's second day as Twitter owner - Silicon Valley Business Journal
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2022/10/31/elon-musks-takeover-of-twitter.html?page=all

Mr. Musk announced in a document submitted to the US Securities and Exchange Commission on October 31 that he will serve as Twitter's CEO. Additionally, the nine-member board of directors was dissolved, leaving Musk as the sole director. The overseas media Silicon Valley Business Journal said, ``This was an expected step in conjunction with going private.''

In addition, even before it was reported that Mr. Musk would be appointed CEO of Twitter, his Twitter account profile was 'Chief Twit'.



According to internal documents seen by foreign media outlet CNBC, Musk has hired more than 50 people from Tesla, where he is CEO, two people from tunnel -drilling company Boring Company, and one person from Neuralink , a company that develops brain-machine interfaces. It is said that the company has selected employees and given them the authority to work at Twitter.

Some of the employees brought to Twitter by Tesla include Ashok Elluswamy, director of software development, Milan Kovac, director of engineering for Autopilot and Teslabots , Maha Virduhagiri, senior director of software engineering, and technical program manager. Pete Scheutzow, a senior staff member, and Jake Nocon, a senior manager of security intelligence. CNBC says, ``Musk relies on his inner circle and loyal subordinates to decide what to cut on Twitter.''

Although Mr. Mask emphasizes freedom of speech, he has shown a certain degree of moderation, saying, ``I will not turn Twitter into a hellscape of free participation.'' The hired employees are under pressure from Musk to learn about Twitter's content moderation and data privacy requirements as quickly as possible so they can redesign the platform, Twitter employees said. has testified.

Mr. Musk fires Twitter's CEO and CFO and plans to set limits on speech, saying ``Twitter will not become a hellscape of free participation'' - GIGAZINE



Additionally, a Twitter employee told CNBC that the skills Tesla employees working on Twitter tasks have are related to software and hardware, such as self-driving cars, and building and maintaining social networks. There is no overlap between the two. For example, most of Tesla's engineers have no experience designing or operating widely accessible search engines and platforms like Twitter. Also, while Python is preferred as a scripting language at Tesla, there seems to be a difference in that Scala is widely used on Twitter.

Musk plans to lay off many employees as part of his acquisition of Twitter. Long-time Twitter employees are being asked to show all kinds of technical documents, demonstrate the importance of the work their teams have done, and prove their value within the company. On the other hand, there is no explanation of specific personnel reduction plans or long-term strategies to Twitter's employees, and it seems that fear and distrust are widespread among employees. Multiple employees told CNBC that many employees have stopped communicating on internal systems, and some Slack channels have become nearly silent.

It is reported that the first round of layoffs will target 25% of employees.

Elon Musk plans Twitter layoffs with new team - The Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/10/31/elon-musk-twitter-layoffs/

One of Musk's most important projects is redesigning the paid subscription service Twitter Blue and its verification system. Mr. Musk wants this work to be completed in the first week of November, and in order to meet this deadline, Twitter managers have given some employees a strict ``12-hour work week, seven days a week.'' They were told to work shifts, CNBC reports. This instruction was said to have been made without any discussion regarding overtime pay, compensatory time off, or job security.

In addition, Mr. Mask is conducting a survey on whether to revive the 6-second video application 'Vine' that used to exist on Twitter, and is considering incorporating an authenticated badge into a paid service of $ 20 (approximately 3,000 yen) per month. It is reported that it is.

Elon Musk conducts a survey on Twitter whether to revive the 6-second video app 'Vine' - GIGAZINE



Twitter is reportedly considering asking for a monthly fee of 3,000 yen to maintain the official mark - GIGAZINE



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