Jack with Twitter’s CTO, Parag Agrawal; lead engineering team, Micheal Montano; and Twitter product lead and Periscope co-founder, Kayvon Beykpour took turns responding to questions from people at the meeting.
“Speaking specifically about Nigeria, in the future, many of our customers will be from here [more] than there are today. There is [a] massive opportunity here for Twitter because Nigeria has many technical talents and impactful public conversations happen here too,” Parag added.
Here are highlights of the town hall meeting.
Twitter’s product lead offered Dara Oladosu a job at Twitter
After listening to Dara Oladosu talk about his Twitter bot — @QuotedReplies — Twitter’s product lead, Kayvon Beykpour offered him a job on the spot.
Kayvon went as far as offering Dara his seat on the panel.
Parag had earlier pointed out that the company is working on decentralising its workforce.
Interestingly, Kayvon joined Twitter, along with Micheal after it acquired his startup, Periscope.
There are not enough Nigerians on Twitter
Corroborating this, Kayvon added, “I’ll just say not enough, and that’s one of the reasons we’re here. We sense the impact that can be made is relative to the number of people.”
Jack to spend six months in Nigeria
Responding to a question from the moderator, Jack revealed that he would be spending six months in Nigeria in 2020.
However, Jack didn’t mention what he would be doing in the country during this period.
He further stated that CEOs should ensure decisions are made with rich context that can properly address solutions.
He went on to say entrepreneurs shouldn’t set mediocre goals.
“Remote work helps me connect well with my team.”
Jack mentioned how working from home on Tuesdays and Thursdays helps him bond properly with his team.
He added that this gives him ample time to have elaborate discussions regarding the company’s growth.
“Working remotely twice a week gives me so much time to focus. When I invite these three over, we set apart three hours to have deeper conversations and make tactical plans we may not have in the office environment.”
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