From Twitter Engineer to Startup Founder: The Journey of Jeff Hara and the Creation of Typeahead

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In this Double Tap interview, hosts Steven Scott and Shaun Preece interviewed Jeff Hara, a former Twitter engineer and co-founder of a new AI app called TypeAhead AI. The episode covered a wide range of topics, including Jeff’s experience working at Twitter, the impact of mass layoffs, the influence of Elon Musk on the company, and the development of the screen reader assistant.

Jeff shared his thoughts on the mass layoffs at Twitter and the feeling of uncertainty and stress that permeated the workplace following the departure of key staff members. He also discussed his initial optimism when Elon Musk took control of Twitter, as well as the challenges and distractions he faced while working at the company.

The conversation also delved into Jeff’s motivation for creating Typeahead, a Mac app that allows users to quickly access information about people, companies, and more. He explained his vision for the app and how it was influenced by his experience at Twitter.