Rahma Javed

DeliverooDirector of Engineering

Rahma is the Director of Engineering for Restaurants group at Deliveroo. She focusses on helping Deliveroo becoming the best partner for its restaurants and driving growth and profitability for restaurants. Prior to this, Rahma was a senior engineering leader at Wealthfront where she instrumental in the company’s shift from an investment management to the much larger financial advisory space by leading initial products like the 529 College Savings Plan as well as the Portfolio Line of Credit, which generated an alternate revenue stream and was the company’s first foray into cash products. Additionally, she’s also focussed on automation by building a risk platform from scratch.

Originally from Canada where she did her schooling from the University of Toronto in both Electrical and Computer Engineering. Along with working at startups and mid-sized companies, she’s worked at larger corporations like Microsoft (wherein she was working in the Windows team) as well as IBM Canada and Blackberry.

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October 17, 2:15pm PT, Jarvis Room

How we built the Twilio API for WhatsApp

WhatsApp was designed as a pure peer-to-peer messaging network with end-to-end encryption between devices. Rather than hitting a central API, WhatsApp business messaging requires hosting, managing and scaling Docker containers that emulate “devices” on the network. In this talk, we’ll dig into how we built the processes, infrastructure and orchestration necessary to reliably do this at scale. We’ll hear from Deliveroo on how they were able to integrate WhatsApp notifications in just a few weeks and the impact it’s had on their business.