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Guillaume Demerliac

Meet our people: Daníel Ingólfsson - Front-End Developer

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Aug 3rd, 2021

Daníel Ingólfsson - Front-End Developer

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

I have been working at Men&Mice for just over four months now and I was assigned to the very talented front-end development team called 'Stardust'.

Describe Men&Mice in three words.

Professional, Ambitious, Fun.

What is the most interesting part of what you do?

We (the front-end development teams) are currently working on migrating our management console from a desktop application into a web application, but at the same time, we are “re-thinking” every feature to see if we can improve the system and user experience. Most features don’t need a massive overhaul or any change at all, but we have found ways to make various tasks much more practical to use.
What I found very interesting is that the junior developers are actively encouraged to criticize and give feedback on every task and decision. This practice isn’t common in my experience, but getting a completely different perspective on how tasks are achieved without a doubt makes for a better final product. Being listened to and valued also encourages junior developers to get more engaged and invested in the product because they can have an effect on how it turns out.

What inspires you?

Having the opportunity to work with exceptionally talented developers and being part of a solution that will change the DDI market has been a huge inspiration to me.

Why do you do what you do?

It all comes down to my interest in solving problems and passion to learn. I don’t think I would thrive well in an environment that doesn’t challenge me, as a software developer at Men&Mice, I’m being challenged every single day.

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

In enterprise networks, reliability is always the first thing that comes to mind and with virtually everything connected to the internet, a network infrastructure must be able to handle exponential growth without much interaction from network engineers.

Tell us an interesting fact about you.

Everyone I know has been telling me since I can remember that I would become a software developer. Me being mildly stubborn decided I was going to swim against the current and for a couple of years, I pursued various education paths, everything but software development.
I was halfway through my degree in marketing when I quietly enrolled in an introduction to computer science course, just to see what all the fuss was about. After one computer science class, I dropped out of the department of business administration and enrolled at the University of Iceland where I graduated with a BSc in Computer Science.