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Who is Eyþór Máni?

I spent the first sixteen years of my life comfortably cocooned in a small town on the southern coast of Iceland, called Hella. Once I had finished my compulsory education I moved to the fearful city of Reykjavík on my own two feet and haven't looked back since. I have now matriculated from Reykjavík Technical College and after trying my hand in Computer Science and Business at RU and the University of Iceland I decided to take a gap year to gain some practical skills in the field. I deeply enjoy keeping myself busy with the projects I invlove myself with and I hope to one day make something my mother will think is cool.

I try to keep my projects diverse but they tend to gravitate towards information technology. If you continue scrolling through this page you'll run into a breakdown of the various projects I've worked on as well as a short account for each of them. If you then want to contact me you can find the relevant information at the very bottom of the page.

Curriculum Vitae

Volunteerwork

CISV Iceland - Junior Branch
Board member
Shortly after moving to Reykjavík I joined the board of CISV Iceland's Junior Branch and have since then assisted in setting up short weekend camps for kids between nine and twelve. I've also helped set up a large number of events for the older members of the branch, aged thirteen and up. My tenure on the board tought me skills in co-operation, organization and event-management.
2014/09/01 - 2017/09/01
Reykjavík Technical College Programming Club
Chairman of the Board
Before ENIAC the Programming Club was the closest thing the School of IT had to a student union. After a large argument and an attempted coup d'état amongst the sitting board of the club several members decided to resign and needed to be replaced. The remaining boardmembers sought for new members and I decided to apply in order to try and create some sort of stability within the club in hopes of re-starting their regular oparations. After the new board was elected I recieved the opportunity to steer the direction of the board as Chairman. During my tenure as chairman I focused on fighting for greater funding from the then defunct student body of the School of IT in order to improve the quality and frequency of the Programming Club's events.
2015/05/01 - 2016/05/01
ENIAC Studend Union
Godlike Dictator
My first directive as the Secretary General of the School of IT's Student Body was to fire all sitting board members and shut the organization down. But not without good reason, for several years the Student Body had been completely defunct because of corruption and bad attitude along with poor organizational structure putting too much authority into the hands of the chairperson. It was beyond salvation and even keeping the original name would be damaging to starting a new Union. Then, along with an enthusiastic team, founded a new Union with fresh faces, a more open attitude and a new name in order to try and breath life into the then non-existent social life of the School. Because I started this new Union during my last semester at the Reykjavík Techical College, I was only able to lay the base for the Union but the work continues today for the sitting board of ENIAC.
2016/08/14 - 2016/12/21
National Grade School Programming Competition
Webmaster and organizer
When the Techical College decided to host a Programming Competition for Grade School students similar to the Programming Competition for Colleges that RU hosts, I was contacted by the Marketing Director of Reykjavík Techical College and asked to manage the registration and organization of the Programming Competition on behalf of the students of Reykjavík Techical College. I also made the website (www.kóðun.is) for the competition, which has now become an annual event.
2015/08/17 - 2016/04/03
Programming Bootcamp
Head organizer
As a precursor to the aforementioned Programming Competition, the School of IT decided to host a programming bootcamp for Grade School Students. It was put into my hands to develop ten hours of curriculum for the Bootcamp as well as being the sole teacher. However, when the registration for the bootcamp turned out significantly better than expected we quickly realized that we would need much more preparation than originally expected. We ended up hosting over 100 students from all over the country, all the way from the second to the tenth grade. This meant that I needed to develop curriculum for a much wider age-range, train six teachers and finding two teaching assistants for each of them. All-in-all the success of the bootcamp surpassed all of our expectations. The University of Akureyri even requested that a team of teachers come there and host a bootcamp. Several months later we also hosted a bootcamp tailored for teachers interested in learning programming. The bootcamp has, along with the programming competition, become an annual event.
2015/08/17 - 2016/02/22
K2, Technology and Sciencetrack
Webdeveloper and sysadmin
In the fall of 2016, the Reykjavík Technical College started a new and experimental track called K2. After making and hosting the website for the Programming Bootcamp and Competition, I was asked to design and host a website to advertise the track. I happily accepted and designed a beautiful looking website containing all the pertinent information with a comfortable form that's pleasing to the eye at the same time as it is attention grabbing. (www.k2.tskoli.is).
2016/02/09 - 2016/12/21
Free Software: For Your Freedom and Privacy
Sole organizer
I organized a lecture with Dr. Richard Stallman titled "Free Software: For Your Freedom and Privacy" about what free software is and it's importance in an increasingly digitally depentend world. I had originally organized the event as the crown jewel of my tenure as Foreman of the Programming Club but unfortunately we couldn't book Dr. Stallman until several months after I'd graduated. Therefore I decided to take the project into my own hands. Besides logistical organization I also took care of advertising and financing the project. I also hosted Dr. Stallman during his four day long stay in the country.
2016/04/27 - 2017/09/01

Employment

Sláturfélag Suðurlands
Conveyorbelt Employee
For the last two summers of Grade School I worked as a meat packer for Sláturfélag Suðurlands, Iceland's largest meat processing company. There I learned the true value of labour and how immensely mentally and physically tired you can get just from handling hot dogs for eight hours each day for three months. I also worked for them for the first Christmas after I moved to Reykjavík, but then as a stock picker.
2013/05/20 - 2015/01/05
Tölvutek
Sales Representative
Quite shortly after I started at Reykjavík Technical College, I applied for work at Tölvutek, an electronics retailer because I needed some income for rent and nutrition. At Tölvutek, I recieved a chance to develop my previously non-existent skills as a salesperson at a work that complemented my interests and schooling. The work felt more mature than anything I had previously done as well as being extremely enjoyable.
2015/03/04 - 2016/08/13
Kóder ffs.
Secretary General
After my successful work for the programming bootcamp, I was offered work at Kóder, a month-old non-profit organisation that aims to lower barriers of entry for programming and IT education for children. Since starting there, I have assumed the position of TA, Mentor, Project Manager and,now, Secretary General. While working for Koder, I have written curriculum and grant applications, many of which have been accepted. I have also traveled abroad to conferences and study trips, taught hundreds of children and buit the structure of the organization so that it can be effective and open for anyone's participation. My aim as Secretary General is to quadruple the current size of the organization and try to start working on a more trans-national level. More can be read about Kóder at our website: Kóder.is
2016/02/20 - Now
Eldstó Art Café
Web Developer
As a part of my work for Eldstó, I diagnosed the needs of the customer and put together a WordPress-based solution. As well as setting up the website and CMS, I taught the client the basics of using WordPress so that she could gain some independence in updating the site's content. Still today, I manage their hosting and take care of occasional maintenance work. (www.eldstó.is)
2015/12/01 - 2016/04/21
Kópavogur Shooting Club
Web Developer
For the Kópavogur Shooting Club, I set up a custom, self-written, CMS solution after I was hired as a contractor to make a newer and more-modern looking website that still appealed to their base of older users. The look and feel of the website was created in a cooperative effort with the club's board. (www.skotkop.is)
2016/06/01 - 2017/09/01
The Fish Market
Bartender
After working for Tölvutek for over a year and a half I felt I needed a change, so I decided to look for a job in a sector I had absolutely no experience in. Because I didn't know what I wanted to apply for I decided to apply for every available job listing. In order to optimize the process of applying for hundreds of jobs I wrote a script that scraped an Icelandic job listing aggregator for all email addresses posted on the website and sent a job application to every one of them. The first response I received was from the Fish Market, and working as a bartender seemed pretty interesting. The time between running the script and my first shift at the restaurant was just a hair under 24 hours. Starting work as a bartender at such a high-class restaurant without any experience in the field was an interesting experience, to say the least. Learning to mix drinks by the side of professional bartenders who'd been in the field for literally decades had me learning the recipies and methods quicker than I would have thought possible.
2016/11/28 - 2017/05/06
Advania - Oracle software soulution
Hugbúnaðarsérfræðingur
After graduating from Reykjavík Techical College, I was offered summer employment at Advania, a nordic software development company based in Reykjavík. I was hired two days after I graduated and I work there part-time. I mainly work with Oracle's APEX but I have been utilized as a "jack of all trades" for the various project the department undertakes.
2016/12/22 - Now
Tröllaskagi Junior College
Week-course teacher
Through a job listing posted to a course I was taking at Reykjavík University, I found work teaching a week-long course at a rural Junior College in the north of Iceland. I wanted to undertake new and bigger challenges, so I decided to apply and was pleasantly surprised when I ended up getting the job. My job was to teach a group of students Computer Science concepts through a project which was to be completed during the week. The project in question was to build a Raspberry-Pi powered arcade console inside of an Ikea "LÄCK" coffee table. I personally felt the project should be called "Läck of Education", but unfortunately I only managed to come up with that on my way back from Tröllaskagi.
2017/03/06 - 2017/03/10
Austurbær Grade Shool
Teacher
After being intially hired to teach a programming elective for the eight to tenth grade I was offered take on more classes teaching IT to kids in the sixth and seventh grades. I was given complete freedom to innovate the curriculum as I wanted and have so far taken steps with enthusiasts from Kóder to do what I can to improve the curriculum that was already in place.
2017/06/03 - Now

Education

Hella Grade School
The first seven years of my grade school education, as with most, weren't particularly eventful. However, after becoming inspired by an episode of The Simpsons I decided to pursue, with my very limited strength, to finish my schooling with the greatest possible speed. This pursuit ended somewhat successfully when I was allowed to take a couple of courses at double speed, which allowed me to take a number of Junior College level courses in the last year of Grade School. I was also the foreperson of the student body in the 10th grade where I worked with a team of people to organize events and fundraise for the graduating class's graduation trip.
2004/08/18 - 2014/05/18
Reykjavík Technical College - School of IT
Information Technology Track
After a large number of hours with Guidance Counselors, at presentations and general ponderings about which Junior College I should attend I ended up going to the School of IT under Reykjavík Techical College. Now, after graduating, I'm certain that this was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. While there, I had the privilege of working with other students and faculty to improve the school as well as working on several other projects. I have had the opportunity to work on a larger number of more amazing projects with more astounding people than I ever could have expected.
2014/08/18 - 2016/12/21

Interested? Hit me up.

I can always be reached by calling (+354) 663 1806

If you're more traditional my email address is hi@eythormani.com

My PGP key is here.

If you feel the matter requires a handwritten letter (or TCP via carrier pigeon) my address is Engihlíð 7 (Bottom floor), 105 Reykjavík

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