Employee Spotlight — Andrew Eikum


He’s a Wine Developer who specializes in audio and video. He despises obligatory gift giving and waiting in lines. Podcasts, coffee and seeing diversity in the Twin Cities are small things that make his day better. If he had to give a 40-minute presentation on anything without any preparation it would be on Nintendo's home console business from the 1980s through the 1990s. The most fun way he has been injured is also the dumbest way he has been injured. Introducing Andrew Eikum—if he had to eat a worm he would Sautee it in butter with onion and garlic.

Name: Andrew Eikum

Birthplace: Saint Paul, MN

Currently Lives: Saint Paul, MN

In his own words: I've worked at CodeWeavers for nearly 9 years. I have an easy time remembering this: I changed jobs shortly after Michael Jackson died. Programming was always a hobby for me when I was growing up. I designed and wrote websites for high school garage bands, and created the first halves of countless video games. The games I'm most proud of were two homebrew games for the PlayStation Portable that I wrote in my last year of high school, one of which won me a prize in a contest.

Since getting a job as a programmer, it's no longer fun for me as a hobby. These days I'm into hand tool woodworking, cheesemaking, cooking, beer-making, and, of course, video games.

Personal website: https://smokingonabike.com

What website do you visit most often?
The Something Awful Forums

What will finally break the Internet?
Continued ISP and media company consolidation

What's the closest thing to real magic?
Quantum mechanics

What quote or saying do people spout but is complete BS?
God is responsible for <anything>.

What’s something you like to do the old-fashioned way?
Woodworking

What’s the best single day on the calendar?
Thanksgiving

If you could eliminate one thing from your daily schedule what would it be?
Sleeping

If you could learn one skill, what would it be?
Electronics engineering

What’s your dream car?
Jaguar E-Type

What's the dumbest way you've been injured?
Flipping over the handlebars and having my bike land on top of me while biking down a dirt cliff in a construction site. This is probably also the most fun way I've been injured.

About Jana Schmid
Jana has been working in the marketing profession for over 10 years. She joined the CodeWeavers marketing department in 2010 and has earned oddities such as the Margaritaville Tahiti Frozen Concoction Maker and a lifetime supply of sparkling water for her performance as Marketing Director. Contact Jana at jana@codeweavers.com and learn more about her professional accomplishments on LinkedIn.

About CodeWeavers
Founded in 1996 as a general software consultancy, CodeWeavers focuses on the development of Wine – the core technology found in all of its CrossOver products. The company's goal is to bring expanded market opportunities for Windows software developers by making it easier, faster and more painless to port Windows software to Mac and Linux. CodeWeavers is recognized as a leader in open-source Windows porting technology, and maintains development offices in Minnesota, the United Kingdom and elsewhere around the world. The company is privately held.

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