Elon Musk takes at least 50 Tesla engineers to Twitter. According to the report, most have little or no experience designing social networks and use an entirely different programming language.

Alex Kantrowitz

  • Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, is bringing in engineers from his other companies to work on the social network.

  • Insider previously reported that Tesla engineers were reviewing existing Twitter code.

  • Tesla engineers have little experience designing for social media and use a different programming language, CNBC reported.

As the new owner of Twitter, Elon Musk has brought in engineers from his other companies to review the code that runs the social media platform – but those he brought in for the job have little or no experience. experience in the field and use a different programming language. , reported CNBC.

More than 50 Tesla employees, two Boring Company employees and one Neuralink employee were asked to review the code on the social media platform, with current Twitter employees telling CNBC that, to meet deadlines for Musk’s review, they work 12-hour shifts, seven days a week with no communication about their pay or job security.

Twitter, which operates using publicly available posting and search engine functions, is developed in code written in Scala, an 18-year-old concise programming language, compared to Python, an 18-year-old programming language. of 31 years that Tesla engineers currently use. .

A Tesla employee who wasn’t involved in the Twitter code review told the Washington Post that the company’s engineers would struggle to accurately assess existing code on the social platform, which operates using large-scale distributed systems that are not their specialty.

“The idea of ​​Elon being flanked by his Tesla engineers reviewing Twitter code is laughable,” said the source, who was not authorized to discuss the topics on behalf of the company and spoke under the guise of anonymity for fear of reprisal, to the Washington Post.

Current Twitter employees have described unsustainable work hours to CNBC in an effort to prove their worth despite impending job cuts, while two Tesla employees told the outlet they feel compelled to take on overtime work without additional pay. Since the acquisition, Musk has made massive layoffs of executives and, in negotiations with investors, he promised to cut 75% of current Twitter employees.

Musk and Twitter representatives did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.

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