At least fifty of Tesla’s most talented engineers will be joining Elon Musk on Twitter. Most people have little to no experience working on social networks and use a different programming language.
As the new owner of Twitter, Elon Musk has been bringing in engineers from his other businesses to look over the code that runs the social media platform. However, CNBC said that the engineers he has brought in have little to no experience in the field and use a different programming language.
More than 50 Tesla employees, two Boring Company employees, and one Neuralink employee have been asked to review code on the social media platform. They will be working 12-hour shifts, seven days a week, to meet Musk’s review deadlines, although they haven’t heard anything about their pay or job security.
Twitter is made with code written in Scala, a short programming language that has been around for 18 years. This is in contrast to Python, a programming language that has been around for 31 years and is used by Tesla engineers.
One Tesla employee who wasn’t part of the Twitter code review feels thee engineers will have a hard time judging the existing code on the social platform as it uses large-scale distributed systems, which aren’t their area of expertise.
Since the acquisition, Musk has fired a lot of top executives and told investors that he will get rid of 75% of Twitter’s current employees.