One of our ThinkRevolution Social Super Fans, Atli Jarl Martin, has hit the first level of fandom, he is now a ThinkRevolution Innovator. Congrats, Atli!
We want to share a little information about our Social Super Fans as they progress in their quest to become a Revolutionist, here’s what we learned about Atli:
Atli lives in Hveragerði, Iceland (yeah, we don’t know how to pronounce that either!). Atli is currently a jack of all trades; he is a computer technician, butcher, truck driver and bartender! We hope he does each one of these separately…
When Atli puts his computer technician hat on he uses his Lenovo systems; and he has a lot to choose from: the ThinkPad W540, ThinkPad W520, ThinkPad T450s, ThinkPad Helix and several other specially configured T41p – T430 models. For his heavy lifting he uses his W Series where he runs several programs including Adobe CS, VMware, Hyper-V, and several other applications.
It’s obvious that Atli is a Lenovo fanatic so we asked him “why Lenovo”? Here’s what he told us:
“I’ve been a die-hard ThinkPad user and fan since the early era, really loved the IBM machines, but Lenovo has made them even better and more diverse. I’m a kind of crazy ThinkPad collector too and I have somewhere around 60 ThinkPads at the moment, many of which I’ve rescued from the landfill and refurbished.”
His love for ThinkPad also shows in the Lenovo Forums. He told us he watched others on the forums for a while before he stepped in to answer questions and interact, but as soon as he did he rose to the top; he is now a resident ThinkPad guru!
We also asked Atli what the coolest project was he ever worked on and he shared this with us: “Two projects come to mind. The first was when I used my W520 as a temporary 50+ employee domain server while I repaired the in-house one. It’s a beast! The second was when I used my workstation to skin and modify trucks for Euro Truck Simulator 2. They turned out awesome!”
Lastly, Atli shared a little bit of personal background with us, like we said, he’s a jack of all trades! He told us, “Besides being a computer geek, I’m a father to three lovely children, I love music (extreme metal music to be specific), I’m a bass player / vocalist, and occasional music promoter. I’m also a huge Star Wars and Transformers nerd.
We are excited Atli has joined ThinkRevolution as a Social Super Fan; you’ll see him posting all about Lenovo from @AtliJarl!