Shoaib Ahmed is a software developer with experience in design and development of software solutions for IoT - ranging from fail-safe system software for high availability cloud servers to firmware and middleware for gateway and edge devices. He specializes in system and network programming for open-source messaging protocols, IoT application enablement platforms (AEP) and frameworks. He is a proponent of free software and has made notable contributions to (and continues to be actively involved in) several open-source software projects like KAA (IoT framework) and Mosquitto (MQTT broker implementation).
He is also an IoT and crypto enthusiast, exploring newer ways in which blockchain technology can revolutionize IoT.
Shoaib is a traditionalist Urdu Sufi poet of the 'ghazal' genre. He writes under the nom-de-plume of 'Sufi-Al-Hussaini'.