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Meet our people: Unnur Lára Halldórsdóttir, Web Developer

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Feb 8th, 2021

Monday coffee with... Unnur Lára Halldórsdóttir, Web Developer  

Unnur Lára Halldórsdóttir, Web Developer at Men&Mice

Tell us what you do at Men&Mice and how long you’ve been working here.

I graduated from the University of Reykjavik in June 2019 and joined Men&Mice full-time in late 2019 as a Software Developer. I’m a part of the front-end development team, Blackstar, where my task is to maintain and add new features to Micetro by Men&Mice, our DDI orchestration solution. One neat feature is Workflow, where an admin or someone with the appropriate access can review and approve changes made to specific items such as DNS records.

What is it like working as a female developer at Men&Mice?

It's the perfect environment to be because everyone's equal and your opinion is listened to. More and more women are joining the profession, and I'd love to see more female developers work with us at Men&Mice.  

Describe Men&Mice in three words.

Reliable, exciting, friendly.

What did you learn about working in a team during the pandemic?

My teammates and I have been working a lot from home this past year but it hasn’t really affected us in a negative way. We have daily Zoom meetings where we discuss what everyone is working on, and lately we’ve been meeting for a virtual cup of coffee every now and then to chat about non work-related stuff. I miss our weekly lunches, and I’m looking forward to uniting with the whole team back at the office.

What does the term ‘sustainable networking’ mean to you?

To me, sustainable networking is the future. Micetro, which I've mentioned earlier, helps you manage changes within your network ecosystem — migrate services and move platforms and data, without having a significant impact on your daily business.

Do you have a hobby?

I have a lot of hobbies but lately I’ve been most excited about hiking and split-boarding (the snowboard is split into two skis using climbing skins on the way up a mountain). Because of the pandemic-related restrictions, I’ve been able to work from my home town in the north of Iceland, Akureyri, where most of my family lives. There’s been a lot of snow in Akureyri this winter, and because there’s good access to the mountains and ski slopes, it's been great to both practice winter sports and catch up with my family. Also, the best part about all of this, is going to a hot tub or a swimming pool after a day on the slopes!

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