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Twitter employees were told to send updates on their work each week

Twitter employees were told to send updates on their work each week

  • Twitter CEO and billionaire Elon Musk directly oversees its engineering department.
  • Everyone doing the technical work is expected to send a weekly report of what they have achieved.
  • This will help Twitter “rapidly upgrade software,” according to a leaked email.

The rest of Twitter’s staff is expected to keep CEO Elon Musk updated on everything they’re working on for the week.

Engineers and “anyone who would have to write code in other departments” were notified Monday afternoon of a new process for tracking their work, according to an email sent from the address used by Musk and his management team. Starting this week, everyone doing technical work or coding will have to submit a weekly summary of what they worked on, what they were expected to accomplish, and the exact lines of code they wrote.

“In order to rapidly innovate in software, it is essential to understand what everyone is working on and who is coding what,” the email said. It was signed by Twitter Engineering, a department run by Musk himself.

The email came just hours after Musk hosted another meeting at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters, where he said no more layoffs to come and there are no plans to move the company’s base to Texas. Twitter now has about 2,300 full-time employees, Insider reported, down from 7,500 when Musk took over the company in late October.

Emails will now require employees to send individually, include a description of “What project you’re working on” and “What you’re trying to do,” along with specific “Code Samples/Phabricator links” to the code they’ve written. week”. Phabricator is a software development platform that enables active review of submitted code.

Depending on the specific type of work a person does, they will need to change the information they send each week, as specified in the email. He concludes: “We hope to make Twitter the world’s highest-performing technology software company.”

The full copy of the email is below:

Twitter Engineering email

Subject line: Weekly Software/Technical Updates

Twitter group,

In order to rapidly innovate in software, it is essential to understand what everyone is doing and who is coding what.

From now on, every Friday (Wednesday this week), please email the next weekly update to [email protected] in the following format:

-Subject: “Weekly Update, Name, Department, and Date (eg “Weekly Update, John Smith, SWE, 11/20)

– Email body:

    • What projects you are working on (eg Blue Verified)
    • What you’re trying to achieve (eg, reliably collect an $8 payment)
    • Code Samples/Phabricator links to code written that week

This weekly update applies to:

    • All SWE and ML managers/engineers
    • Anyone who should be writing code in other departments, such as SRE and Network
    • For non-code-writing technical positions (such as network/database administrator), replace the “Code samples/Phabricator links” above with “Job Summary”.
    • For technical jobs where code is not being written and analysis is being performed (eg data scientist), replace “Code sample/Fabricator links” with “Summary and analysis results”.

If you have any questions or ambiguities, write to [email protected]

We hope to make Twitter the highest performing software technology company in the world.

Twitter Engineering

Are you a Twitter employee or someone else with a vision to share? Contact Kali Hays at [email protected] in the secure messaging app the signal at 949-280-0267, or via Twitter DM at @hayskali. Contact using a non-work device.



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