Elon Musk, the new owner and CEO of Twitter, called the engineering staff into the San Francisco headquarters office after informing them that the company would be closing its doors until Monday, according to internal emails obtained by CNBC.

Late Thursday, Twitter sent out an email to the whole company informing everyone that its offices will be closed from Friday until Monday and that credential access would be suspended during this time.

Musk then requested that "everyone who actually writes software" report to Twitter's headquarters by Friday afternoon in a pair of widely received emails that were issuedat the start of the day. But first, he requested everyone to provide him a summary of the greatest code they had produced in the previous six months.

He issued a follow-up email after the first invitation for engineers to visit the office pushing individuals to fly to San Francisco to present in person. In one of his emails, he stated that he would spend Friday night and Saturday morning working late into the night in the company's corporate office.

The purpose of providing all this source code and meeting with him in person, according to Musk, is to conduct "short, technical interviews" that will enable him to "better understand the Twitter tech stack."

Musk said, those who are permitted to work remotely can talk to Musk via video. Nevertheless, he added quixotically, "Only those who cannot come to Twitter HQ or have a family emergency are excused."

After a wave of resignations from Twitter employees on Thursday, there are mixed messages about going back to work.

Musk, who jokingly refers to himself as their new "Chief Twit," had given them an ultimatum the day before, demanding that they accept his vision for Twitter 2.0 and put in "long hours at high intensity" to make it happen.

Here are the emails that Elon Musk sent to Twitter staff early on Friday during the early hours of the San Francisco business day:

From: Elon Musk
To: Team
Subj. All Software Engineers
Date: Nov. 18, 2022 [time stamp removed]

Anyone who actually writes software, please report to the 10th floor at 2 p.m. today.

Before doing so, please email me a bullet point summary of what your code commits have achieved in the past 6 months, along with up to 10 screenshots of the most salient lines of code. 

Thanks,
Elon

From: Elon Musk
To: Team
Subj. All Software Engineers
Date: Nov. 18, 2022 [time stamp removed]

If you’re working remotely, please email the request below nonetheless and I will try to speak to you via video. Only those who cannot physically get to Twitter HQ or have a family emergency are excused.

These will be short, technical interviews that allow me to better understand the Twitter tech stack.

Thanks,
Elon

 

From: Elon Musk
To: Team at Twitter
Subj. All Software Engineers
Date: Nov. 18, 2022 [time stamp removed]

If possible, I would appreciate it if you could fly to SF to be present in person. I will be at Twitter HQ until midnight and then back again tomorrow morning.

Thanks,
Elon

One source said it may take a while for Twitter to decide who should have access to email, Slack, and other systems disabled because so many members of the company's human resources and IT teams had quit or been fired.

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Nov 19, 2022
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