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Meet the People and Technology Behind Yelp

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Meet the People and Technology Behind Yelp
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Hear how remote-first teams work together to power Yelp’s infrastructure.

Yelp, the company that connects people to great local businesses, continuously strives to improve its products and work culture. During this virtual event, they shared insights on the technology that powers Yelp’s engineering infrastructure and how their distributed environment empowers teams to thrive.

Watch the recording to:
  • 📣 Hear what it’s like to work at Yelp
  • 🔓 Dive into Yelp’s infrastructure technology
  • 🌱 Learn how they support professional development
  • 📈 Gain advice + industry insights
  • 3:00 PM GMT/ 4:00 PM CET - PowerToFly Kickoff
  • 3:05 PM GMT/ 4:05 PM CET - Welcome Address/Tech Talk from Rakhi Salanke, Engineering Manager, Database Reliability Engineering SQL
  • 3:15 PM GMT/ 4:15 PM CET - Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A featuring:
  • 4:25 PM GMT/ 5:25 PM CET - Closing Remarks from PowerToFly
  • 4:30 PM GMT/ 5:30 PM CET - Event Concludes

About Yelp: Yelp connects people with great local businesses. With unmatched local business information, photos and review content, Yelp provides a one-stop local platform for consumers to discover, connect and transact with local businesses of all sizes by making it easy to request a quote, join a waitlist, and make a reservation, appointment or purchase. Yelp was founded in San Francisco in 2004.

About PowerToFly: PowerToFly is a women-run platform that works with companies to identify skilled professionals for networking and recruiting opportunities. Over the past few years, we’ve produced 1,500+ events across the world with brands like Meta, Spotify, Microsoft, and Deloitte, resulting in countless hires.

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Meet The Speakers

Eman Elsabban
Eman Elsabban
SRE - Compute Infrastructure Platform Experience

Eman is a site reliability engineer on the Compute Infrastructure Platform Experience Team at Yelp. She joined Yelp in August 2022. Prior to joining Yelp, she received her Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto. Eman is based in Toronto and enjoys going for walks and playing sports in her free time.

Rob Johnson
Rob Johnson
Software Engineer

Rob is a software engineer and group technical lead who works on Yelp's Compute Platform that developers use to build, deploy, and run their software in production. He works closely with engineering leaders across the company to ensure that Yelp's infrastructure is delivering the most important requirements for the business and drives a technical roadmap that provides an industry-leading experience for the developers who use it every day. He has been at Yelp for eight years, working as a site reliability and software engineer.

Jason Perrin
Jason Perrin
Software Engineer, Observability Platform

Jason has been a site reliability engineer at Yelp for the past 5.5 years. He has primarily worked on improving the Slack bot tooling around incident response within the company and providing the latest Ubuntu OS release for other teams to use in their kubernetes services and EC2 instances. He also loves removing tech debt with tenacity wherever possible. On weekends (when not on call anyway), Jason likes to make pottery on the wheel, go on bike rides, and eat burritos.

Rakhi Salanke
Rakhi Salanke
Engineering Manager, Database

Rakhi is an engineering manager for the Database Reliability Engineering team at Yelp. She has been with Yelp for four + years, and has worked extensively with SQL databases and infrastructure. She has been leading Awesome Women in Engineering’s Public Speaking space for three years. Prior to joining Yelp, Rakhi was a database engineer working for Electronic Arts Inc. Rakhi is a mom to 2 little ones and loves cooking and gardening.