London Apple Admins

If you in some manner manage or administer devices with an Apple logo & work in London, or happen to be in town when a meet is happening... This is the group for you!

Aug 18, 2016

7th September 2016 - Meetup @ ITV Southbank

Our next meet will be on the 7th September 2016 at ITV’s Southbank Studios.

The Schedule is as follows:

  • 19:00 – 19:30 Arrive & mingle

  • 19:30 - 19:35 Welcome & Introduction to ITV

  • 19:35 - 19:45 ITV and Mac management - How ITV went from Windows XP to Mac to managed Macs

  • 19:50 - 20:10 Utilising Casper API for business workflow - How we make automation rock the Kasbah (Casper!)

  • 20:15 - 20:30 Santa - Because AV Sucks, Allister Banks

  • 20:30 – 21:00 Open Discussion

  • 21:00 – ?? – To the Pub!

ITV will be supplying food & drink for the event, but please be aware that you will** need your ticket with you **to be granted access to the site.

ITV Studios are located near the OXO Tower, & can be walked to from Blackfriars, Southwark or the Waterloo stations.

In a London Apple Admins first, we were joined by a remote speaker. Allister Banks presented on Santa, & the following is a worksheet for the talk: https://www.dropbox.com/s/y8baauecl3nl0sk/santaWorksheet.pdf

The video of the event can be found below:

Jul 4, 2016

28th July 2016 - Meet Up @ Airbnb

Our 28th July 2016 was at Airbnb’s London office.

The Schedule was as follows:

  • 19:00 - 19:30 Arrive & mingle

  • 19:30 - 19:50 “Being nice with your management tools” - Graham Gilbert, Airbnb

  • 19:55 - 20:10 ”Testing AutoPkg Recipes” - Ben Goodstein, University of Oxford

  • 20:15 - 20:30 “Full Stack DEP: Modern Mac Deployment” - Francois Levaux-Tiffreau

  • 20:30 - 21:00 Open Discussion

  • 21:00 - ?? - To the Pub!

Airbnb’s office is on the fourth floor of 40 Compton Street - look for the wooden door and ring us on the intercom if no one is downstairs to greet you. The nearest tube stations are Barbican or Farringdon.

There will be drinks and pizza, so please register for free on Eventbrite so we have an idea of numbers.

Eventbrite - 28th July 2016 - Meet Up @ Airbnb

May 25, 2016

23rd June 2016 - Meet Up @ LSE

The lovely people at the LSE hosted our  June 2016 meet up.

The schedule was:

  • 19:00 - 19:30 Arrive & mingle

  • 19:30 - 19:50 “Embracing Mobility in Higher Education IT” - Yannis Lagogiannis, LSE

  • 19:55 - 20:10 “A Short Dive Into File Level Distribution And Intelligent Down-Loaders” - Christoph Fellner, Filewave

  • 20:15 - 20:30 “Introducing iCalverter: ics to O365 cleanup tool” - Darren Wallace, Amsys

  • 20:30 - 21:00 Open Discussion

  • 21:00 - ?? - George IV

Video of the event can be found below:

Mar 8, 2016

23rd March 2016 - Meet Up @ ustwo Shoreditch

The fine folks at ustwo are hosted us at their Shoreditch office.

The schedule is below:

  • 19:00 - 19:30 Arrive & mingle

  • 19:30 - 19:50 “How we do Munki on AWS with Tutum (now Docker Cloud)” - Seb Nash, ustwo

  • 19:55 - 20:10 “Everything you wanted to know about iBeacons but where afraid to ask” - Richard Mallion, Amsys

  • 20:15 - 20:30 TBA

  • 20:30 - 21:00 Open Discussion

  • 21:00 - ? Brewdog 

Here is the video of the event:

Jan 6, 2016

27th January 2016 – Meet Up @ ThoughtWorks London

For our first meet of 2016, the lovely people at ThoughtWorks are hosting us again. This meet will be slightly different - rather than presentations, we are having a steel cage deathmatch style panel entitled “To bind or not to bind” featuring David Acland (Amsys), Yannis Lagogiannis (LSE) and Francois Levaux-Tiffreau (Amaris).

Binding (or the lack of) to a directory service has been a hot topic recently in the Mac Admin community, especially since IBM said they were no longer binding their Macs and with the release of Enterprise Connect by Apple. Our panel of experts (and Ben and Graham) will be discussing the benefits, drawbacks of binding with the attendees and look at some of the new methods that have come to the forefront in the past few months.

The schedule is as follows:

  • 18:30 - 19:00: Arrive and mingle

  • 19:00 - 20:00: To bind or not to bind panel

  • 20:00 - 21:00: Open discussion

  • 21:00 - ?: To the pub!

Aug 26, 2015

10th September 2015 London Apple Admins @ Amsys

Amsys have generously offered their Poland Street office to host our 10th September 2015 meetup. We will be streaming the event via Hangouts on Air.

They will be some drinks & food supplied, & the schedule is below:

  • 18:30 - 19:00 Arrive & mingle

  • 19:00 - 19:05 “Intro to Amsys & Mac Admin & Developer Conference UK“ - Charley Allen, Amsys

  • 19:05 - 19:20 TBD - Richard Mallion, Amsys

  • 19:25 - 19:40 “JSS Automations” - James Ridsdale, DataJAR

  • 19:45 - 20:00 “Intro to Imagr” - Graham Gilbert, Xerox Services.

  • 20:00 - 20:30 Open Q&A/Discussion

  • 20:30 - ? Coach & Horses (next door)

A video of the event is below: