Hi, my name is Omar.
Im a digital creative and business developer.
I was born almost at noon on April 26, 1986 in Cancun, a paradise on the shores of the Caribbean Sea in Mexico.
Had I been born the same day at the same time in Chernobyl, Ukraine, the story would surely have been very different.
I came to this world in the midst of the action and revolutions of the 20th century to grow during the explosion of the internet, personal computers and the boom of MTV .
Since my childhood, I was always attracted towards creativity and technology, video games, video and animation.
I remember that my first PC was an Intel 386 with 500 kb of ram memory and 80 mb of storage.
Since that time I learned how to assemble and disassemble computers, I slowly became the technical service for my family and friends and discovered my love for video games at the time when DOOM 3D amazed the world with graphics never seen before.
In my quest to understand everything and find new ways to interact with the digital world that began to engulf us, I found myself learning different programming languages, using the first programs for graphic design and discovering 3D modeling at the time of dial-up internet connections.
Internet came into our lives faster than adolescence, bringing new communication tools never seen before.
Chat rooms went from IRC in text mode to ICQ with color emoticons and avatars, meanwhile downloading an image sent in an email took several minutes, sometimes the connection was severed and you had to start over.
It was during this stage of discovery in which we witnessed the birth of giants like Google, who came out of nowhere to put before us virtually unlimited knowledge instantly and answering every conceivable question.
Or Apple, radically transforming the hardware and design of computer technology and popularizing the use of new ways of interacting with machines using devices nobody had seen before.
I was always a self-taught person, in the same way that I learned electronics by disassembling all the appliances in my home, it was how I learned to move within the digital world.
I used reverse engineering for everything, looking at things from a different perspective, discovering all the pieces that made up a problem, step by step.
I continued on this path with hobbies that every day became less unknown and more valuable, before I even realized this and even before I started my university career, a lot of passions had become sources of work.
I did maintenance and software updates on personal computers, installing networks and telephony, surveillance systems and virus cleaning , a lot of cleaning since people apparently loved getting infected with viruses.
Before finishing high school and even before deciding what I would do with my life, I was already building a career into the digital world and integrating the management of new technologies into my non-existent curriculum vitae.
While my friends had fun sending buzzes in MSN Messenger and sharing spam via email, I was learning to design and program websites, modifying video games and “testing” the security of different programs and local networks.