Hi there! My name is Omer. I’m a software engineer.

I’ve had a rather unorthodox career path. I got my first software development job straight out of high school, and worked as a software engineer from the mid-1990s until the mid-2000s. I then spent about 15 years as an academic linguist, all the while nurturing my techie skillset on the side. In 2022, I decided to resign my tenured faculty position as a professor of linguistics and return to software engineering.

These days, you can find me at Sylabs Inc., where I work on developing & maintaining containerization software for high‑performance computing, primarily using the Go programming language (a.k.a. Golang).Mastodon

Some other things:

If you’re interested in stuff I produced in academia, try my old academic homepage.

Recent blog posts:

A note on good fortune

(This post was written & published on April 1st, but no, it’s not some April Fools thing, it’s 100% sincere. I’m not gonna wait to publish it tomorrow or something just because today happens to be Annual Prank Day.) [Read More]
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