Headshot of website owner Omar El-Etr

Hi friends 👋🏻 I'm Omar!

I'm a Product Manager, Blogger, and YouTuber

What I'm working on

  1. I am a Product Manager @ Pluralsight. I studied Computer Science at a liberal arts college in Pennsylvania.
  2. On my Medium Blog, I write articles about my professional journey and lessons I learn as I navigate my professional career.
  3. I have a YouTube channel where I try helping students in the Middle East understand the US college application process and talk about my experience living in the US.

What you'll find on this website

  • Blog — where I pour out thoughts that my friends and family would otherwise have to endure me talk about for hours.
  • Reads — where I share books that I've read and my ratings of them. In the future I'm hoping to take elaborate book notes and share them with you all.
  • Impossible List — where I share a more extreme version of my bucket list with the world.
  • About Me — where you'll get to know what I'm working on and a little more about who I am.

Let's get in touch!

  • 1:1 Mentorship — My college years were filled with tons of uncertainty about my career and what I want to do after college. I'd love to offer you mentorship if you're interested in Product Management or UX Research, or if you are doing CS but it's just not hitting the spot!
  • Curiosity Chat — This is pretty much our chance to start a conversation and see where it takes us! It could be about work, life, or anything. I'm excited to meet you and see where our conversations would take us!
  • In-person Meet-up — One thing that I love and think I should do more of is meeting new people. So if you ever find yourself in Salt Lake City hit me up; I'll buy you a cup of coffee. All that I'll ask in exchange is some good conversation.

Check out my latest blog posts

Sep 21, 2021
~10 MINS

Ola | علا

Today, Ola Farouk will have made it for half a century in this world. Still, she looks 15 years younger and has the spirit of a 25-year-old. I wanted to make this day very special for her, but we’re 6,894 miles apart. So I figured, why not dedicate a blog post to her beautiful soul!

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Nov 27, 2020
~ 6 Mins

I asked my manager for a prayer space

As a Muslim living and working in a non-Muslim country, navigating my religion and spirituality can pose some challenges. That only means that I should rise up to these challenges and work on finding solutions. In this article, I talk about how a simple chat with my manager led to two prayer rooms in my company's new headquarters.

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Nov 27, 2020
~ 7 Mins

Why I love doing the dishes

I cannot tell you how many people I've spoken with who just dread the thought of doing the dishes. Every time I tell someone that I love doing the dishes, they look at me with the utmost bewilderment. Yet, when I begin explaining why that is the case, they start viewing it from a lens that makes the idea more palatable.

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Oct 9, 2020
~ 3 mins

Hey friends 👋🏼 Welcome to my Blog!

This blog is meant to be a place where I pour down thoughts about any and everything that I would like to share with the world. I have no idea where this will take me, how frequently I will post, or what my writings will be about, but it's really about time I stopped overthinking this and just start writing.

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