Building the Retweet Button
I joined the Twitter engineering team in March 2009 and spent 5 years at the company, as it grew from ~30 to ~3000 people. It was a seminal experience in my career and the first few years generated some “interesting” stories about engineering work. Over the past decade-plus I have found myself telling these stories to coworkers so many times that I figured I should write them down. I want to write them especially for folks who have entered the industry more recently, as it can sometimes be hard to comprehend how things were in the “old days”.