Abrar Sheikh, Software Engineer
- Oct 29, 2018
Introduction My name is Abrar Sheikh, and I’m a backend engineer on Yelp’s Distributed Systems team. Our team enables real-time data transfers between microservices and different data stores by building streaming infrastructure on top of Kafka using technologies like Python, Scala, and Apache Flink. I suffer from a genetic disorder called Albinism, which is mainly characterized by two things: Lack of pigmentation in the body, resulting in a white skin and hair tone. Severe loss of vision, which limits the ability to perform routine tasks such as driving, reading, or using computers. Growing up, I was fascinated by computers. Luckily...