My name is Basil Mohamed Gohar. Welcome to my home on the web. 🙂
(other than my height)
I am a Muslim, a loving & devoted father to five and husband to one, and a geek.
Professionally, I am a technical leader, senior engineering manager, and director of engineering who has been working in web development since 2004. Peruse my resume.
In 2005 I started as a Data Developer at eSchool Consultants. I became the Director of Data Services in 2012. I accepted a position at the Ohio Supercomputer Center in 2014 as the Manager of Web & Interface Applications. In 2018 I moved on to become the Director of Software Engineering at MavenView (Super-H Analytics when I first started).
As for my community involvement, I was the President of the Board of Directors of Omar Ibn El-Khattab Mosque (a.k.a., “Masjid Omar”) from 2012-2018. I was also the Ameer of AlMaghrib Institute in Columbus Ohio (i.e., “Qabeelat Hayl”) from about 2005–2007. I then founded and lead Columbus Dawah from 2007 and, technically, still in charge of that (good luck finding it, though!). From 2002–2004 I was the president of The Ohio State University Muslim Students’ Association.
I am the “founder” of HidayahTech, which is the branding for all my tech-related consulting I have done over the years.
I am an avid geek, programmer, and free software advocate and enthusiast. I am a devoted Fedora user and I am actively involved (at times more and other times less) with the Xiph.org Foundation. I am also the founder and primary author of LibreVideo.
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