Twitter Engineering Boss quits day of DeSantis’ botched campaign launch

  • A Twitter engineering chief said he quit his job the day Ron DeSantis’ campaign launched.
  • The launch, on Twitter Spaces, was plagued with technical difficulties.
  • Foad Dabiri did not give the reasons for his departure. He says he lived “in two distinct eras: before and after M&A”.

One of Twitter’s top engineering bosses said he quit his job on the day of Governor Ron DeSantis’ botched presidential campaign launch.

“After almost four incredible years on Twitter, I decided to leave the nest yesterday”, Foad Dabiri tweeted THURSDAY. He did not give the reason for his departure.

On Wednesday, DeSantis announced his long-awaited plan to run for president in 2024 during a Twitter Spaces livestream with company owner, tech mogul Elon Musk.

The stream was delayed nearly 30 minutes after the site crashed and the event was plagued by technical difficulties. Twitter was widely mocked for the issues, with Musk apparently furious with how the event unfolded.

Twitter had “two distinct eras: before and after mergers and acquisitions”

Dabiri, Twitter’s head of engineering for its growth organization, had worked at the company since July 2019.

During his time at the company, he experienced “two distinct eras: pre and post M&A,” Dabiri tweeted.

Musk took control of Twitter in October and quickly fired the company’s CEO and other top executives before laying off half of its workforce all at once.

It also made sweeping changes to Twitter’s subscription service and changed various content moderation policies. Musk’s leadership style has radically shaken the company. He recruited workers from his other companies, set strict deadlines and told staff to commit to working “extremely hard”.

“To say it was difficult at first would be an understatement,” Dabiri wrote. “The change has been massive and rapid; we have come out of it and come out of it stronger, thanks to the remarkable team that held the fort.”

Working with Musk has been “very informative,” Dabiri tweeted. “It was instructive to see how his principles and vision are shaping the future of this company,” he added.


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