One of the remarkable things about 1xINTERNET is that our group of employees comes from all over the world. Part of our group works and live in Iceland and for many years we have serviced wonderful Icelandic customers with great joy and satisfaction. In March we opened a new office in Iceland to ensure even better service to our Icelandic customers. Since then the earth has not really stopped shaking in Iceland with endless earthquakes and now a volcanic eruption!
Iceland is an incredibly powerful island and you never really know what to expect when you wake up in the morning.
On March 19, 2021, an eruption began in FAGRADALSFJALL (yes, almost as easy as Eyjafjallajökull to pronounce) after three weeks of very strong earthquakes. This is the first eruption on the Reykjavík peninsula since 1240 or for 781 years and the first eruption in the Fagradalsfjall for about 6000 years.
Yesterday we decided to move the 1xINTERNET office into nature, spring is arriving and time to enjoy the weather! Hrannar, the project manager of 1xINTERNET in Iceland, decided to take some pictures for us and finish the working day there by a shine from the eruption.
No one knows how long this eruption will last, could be weeks and could be years. Next summer, the DrupalCamp Summer solstice will be held in Iceland, so there is a slight chance that we can go and see the eruption together. Good place for a keynote maybe?
A nice afternoon by the "fire"
Drone flying into the volcano
This was the third time Hrannar went to see this magnificent power of nature and says it's always as amazing. "It's always different and the sounds are crazy".
Now we just need to wait for all of our team to get vaccinated so we can get on a plane and check this out ourselves!
For those of you interested in drone footage of the eruption, check out this video and interview with Björn Steinbekk, who actually flew one of his drones into the volcano.
1xINTERNET welcomes three new employees!
The 1x team is growing and we are pleased to welcome three new employees. In addition, we proudly announce that we have now opened an office in Berlin at Warschauer Strasse 59a.
The secret sauce of 1xINTERNET
Last week I celebrated six months at 1xINTERNET. This time has been full of new experiences in many ways, so I thought I should do my own retrospective of this ‘first long sprint’ and share what I experience every day by working in and for such a special work environment.
Here is the the secret sauce of awesomeness at 1xINTERNET, my new family.