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Meet our people: Eythor Thorsteinsson, Frontend Developer

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Mar 22nd, 2021

Finding joy in what you do is everyone's holy grail, and the one that Eythor is fortunate enough to experience at Men&Mice as he turns code into features that make people's lives easier. The Mousepad met him for a cup of Monday coffee.

Eythor Thorsteinsson, Frontend Developer at Men&Mice.
Eythor Thorsteinsson, Frontend Developer at Men&Mice.

What do you do at Men&Mice and how long have you been working here?

I started with Men&Mice in 2010 on the professional services team. Over the years, I began spending more and more time developing frontend customizations for our customers. So, in 2018, I joined the frontend development team full time and now work on developing the Micetro Web Application.

Describe Men&Mice in three words.

Full of joy. Flexible. Unique.

What is the most interesting part of what you do?

Turning code into features that benefit our customers, solving challenging problems and creating new things with code gives me joy. Also knowing that we're creating software that makes the lives of our customers a lot easier is a great feeling.

One of the features I've worked on was the DNS Record Approval Workflow in Micetro, Men&Mice's orchestration solution. It allows for every company employee to easily request a new DNS record or a change to an existing record, even when they don't have any access permissions to do so. A privileged user or administrator will then review the change and, if acceptable, approve it with a single mouse click.

I think this is a particularly exciting feature because it allows such a wide group of users that normally wouldn't have access to perform any changes in Micetro, to request changes within a seamless approval process.

What does the term 'sustainable networking' mean to you?

Utilizing any existing network infrastructure to its full potential and seamlessly adjusting to its ever-changing environment.

Do you have a hobby or an interesting fact about you that you’d be willing to share?

I come from Vestmannaeyjar, an island off the coast of Iceland, that had been affected by a volcanic eruption a few years before I was born. When I was young, the ground rendered enough heat for my Mom to bake bread in it, but it's not warm enough now.

In my free time I occasionally brew beer, using my own recipes most of the time. And there's no better place to enjoy that beer than in the hot tub I have in my garden!

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