My name is Omid Farivar.

I’m 29, and I work as a UX Researcher at Facebook. I’m extremely passionate about Facebook’s mission — making the world a more open and connected place. I’ve been at Facebook since May of 2014 and work on Videos. I’ve been lucky enough to work on a bunch of products that have shipped here that I will write about later.

I love games of all kinds, especially video games. Current favorites include: Undertale, Path of Exile, Super Mario Maker, and everything on the Oculus Rift + Touch.

I love eSports in particular, which is essentially “being a pro gamer”. The “pro” part means kids are getting sponsored by companies, salaries, etc. I love eSports so much I did a Nerd Nite SF talk on it in February 2014.

Lastly, but perhaps mostly importantly, I have an adorable cat named Luna. Lots of cat owners will say their cats are the best, but mine is actually the best.