My name is Basil Mohamed Gohar. Welcome to my home on the web. 🙂
(other than my height)
I am a Muslim, a father of five, a devoted husband, and a geek.
Professionally, I am currently the Director of Software Engineering at SUPER-H Analytics in Columbus, Ohio. I started in July of 2018.
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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