Elon Musk posted pictures with engineers at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters, saying they were leaving after the billionaire asked some employees who had not resigned to meet with him.

  • Elon Musk posted pictures with engineers at Twitter’s San Francisco offices early on Saturday.
  • The billionaire emailed engineers on Friday to ask for help from those who can “write software.”
  • He told them to gather on the 10th floor of its headquarters on Friday afternoon.

“Just leaving Twitter HQ code review,” the billionaire wrote in a Saturday tweet at about 1:30 a.m. PT.

—Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 19, 2022

Responding to a user who said Twitter was “more alive at 1 am than it used to be during the daytime,” Musk said it was the “most amount of people I’ve ever seen in the building by far.”

In a series of emails sent about 24 hours earlier, Musk asked to meet with “anyone who actually writes software” on Friday afternoon.

Employees were asked to first send Musk a “bullet point summary” of their code for the past six months, along with “up to 10 screenshots of the most salient lines of code.”

His memos came after mass resignations following an ultimatum made by the billionaire earlier this week. Musk told employees to decide by Thursday afternoon whether to sign up for his “extremely hardcore” version of “Twitter 2.0” or resign.

Some divisions of the company no longer have any employees left, three people told Insider’s Kali Hays.The New York Times and Fortune also reported that another 1,200 employees resigned following Musk’s ultimatum.

Twitter didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment by Insider.

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