My name is Snorri Páll Haraldsson and I come from Iceland.
I'm a very positive person and I find it easy to work with people (and vice versa). I'm honest, opinionated and unafraid to express my point of view.
I've always been drawn to exciting and challenging projects which at the same time teach me new skills or advance my current ones.
I have a deep-rooted need to understand how things work which has helped me train my analytical and critical thinking skills.
I first browsed the web in 1994 with Gopher and I made my first website in 1995. Since then I have been intrigued by this thing we call the internet.
A large part of my experience comes from working at Iceland Telecom. Iceland's largest telecom operator.
Before I moved to Berlin I worked at Hugsmiðjan which is one of Iceland's leading web design and development agencies with over 18 award-winning websites and counting.
I organize my self using Getting Things Done method from David Allen.
Joined Zalando as a Product Manager for Collabary. Collabary is a influencer marketplace where brands can promote their product via the channels of the influencers. Me and my team took the product from idea to launch in 7 months.
Currently working on other projects.
Was doing front end development. I also acted as a part time Scrum Master.
Hugsmiðjan is one of the leading web development agencies in Iceland. My main focus was front end development and user experience. I advocated the usage of data analytics in redesign and quickly became the goto person when it came to analytics and consulting relating that topic.
This approach led Hugsmiðjan to getting bigger clients such as WOW Air which is one of the leading low cost airlines in Iceland.
I also taught analytical thinking, critical thinking and web analytics in Hugsmiðjan's Web Academy which is where we shared our knowledge to those who wanted to learn more about the web.
Worked with a number of startups companies as a consultant and a web developer.
Worked as a bartender for a better social life as I was living in a small village outside of the city at the time.
During my employment I had the roles of a designer, webmaster, project manager, product owner, programmer, system administrator and data analyst.
I worked as a salesman for one year.
My role was to make sure our main stock didn't run out and also process orders to our outlets.
I worked two summers in gardening.
Musical composition, classical guitar and piano.
Learned the basics of 3D graphics, animation, editing, programming and publishing.
Classical guitar and piano.
Finished a course in Adobe SiteCatalyst Advanced Implementation Training.
Finished a course in PRINCE 2 project management.
Finished a course in basic studio work and mixing.
I was the Product Owner of Iceland Telecom's self service website for 3 years.
With an annual budget of 250.000€ I was responsible for finding and meeting the needs of stakeholders, analyze and write down requirements and manage a team of 5 contracted developers.
This is one of the most complicated projects I've dealt with due to a complex technology infrastructure within the company.
I helped OZ get their frontend for content creators up and running for SXSW 2015.
I helped WOW air migrate their website in over 12 different languages into Hugsmiðjan's CMS system.
First we migrated their old design to our CMS. Later we redesigned the site and made it responsive.
My main role was a front end developer on this project but also did some business and data analysis.
The front end was implemented in Backbone and I used SCSS to build a skeleton CSS framework for them to simplify vendor and game theming.
I also wrote a responsive addon for Backbone Layout Manager so it could support re-rendering of templates depending on which media queries were active at a given time.
Reykjavík Excursion is the leading tour company in Iceland. Doing day tours for tourists.
I was responsible for a major part of the front end development on their new website. A fun and challenging project.
Helped a fashion startup in Iceland getting their ecommerce store up and running.
Over the years I have taken part in countless strategic planning and managements workshops both for Iceland Telecom and Hugsmiðjan.
Took part in rebranding Iceland Telecom. My role was to combine multiple websites into one. Challenging task in a company of 1000+ employees and plenty of politics.
I was responsible for the implementation of the web analytics tools Adobe SiteCatalyst.
After implementation our team was able to show how much money was saved by running the website which enabled us to increase the budget for the web to make it even better.
I was responsible for the implementation of Vyre Unify (CMS).
A big and challenging project which required us to rewrite large parts of our code.
In 2013 I started advocating the usage of web analytics in the Icelandic web community to make better websites. I’ve done that by lecturing and teaching.
We asked about the performance of the speakers and the average response of the question was a score of 4.01 of 5 possible. You got 4.39 for your lecture. Which was also the highest score. - The Icelandic Computer Society
Wrote jingles for a reality TV episode called Designed for Iceland. Not every time you get to write cheesy TV music!
When I was 18 I started my first business. I got a camera with a custom made fisheye lens to take 360 degree images (similar to Google Street View) for use online and on multimedia disks.
I did photography for restaurants, Reykjavik City, Iceland Complete (multimedia disk distributed to tourists at the time) and a number of other businesses.
I worked on and helped organizing a number of trade shows for Iceland Telecom.
A few B2B trade shows but mostly B2C.
You can reach me at +49 176 25823518 or email@example.com