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!

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:

Aug 1, 2015

Venue needed for September meet

We are still looking for somewhere to host our meet in September - we are hoping to have it in the first two weeks of September, but are flexible on those dates. Our needs are very modest - a screen / projector, internet connectivity and space for around 40 people are all we need.

If you know of anywhere that might be able to help us, please let us know!

May 15, 2015

11th June 2015 London Apple Admins @ University of East London

Our June 11th meet was hosted at University of East London, Stratford [Directions], & hosted by Neil Martin. Thanks Neil!

The meet up was recorded live & can be found below:

Below is the schedule, the hyperlinks are to the talks presentations in PDF.

• 18:30 - 19:00 Arrive & mingle

• 19:00 - 19:20 “How the !%$@ do you manage oddball software?” - Neil Martin, Technical Associate - Music, University of East London

• 19:25 - 19:40 “Death by .local” - Richard Ashton, 2nd Line Support Analyst, The White Company

• 19:45 - 20:00 “iBeacons and Mac management” - David Acland, Technical Director, Amsys

• 20:00 - 20:30 Open Q&A, WWDC playback.

• 20:30 - ? To the pub?

Feb 5, 2015

19th March 2015 - Meet Up @ ThoughtWorks London

On March 19th we had our second meet up. This time the good folks at ThoughtWorks London not only offered us the use of their space, but also supplied beverages & food.

As you may see from the survey, the schedule has changed as we’ve learnt a few things.

A recording of the meet up can be found on our YouTube channel & has been embedded below

Below is the schedule, the hyperlinks are to the talks presentations in PDF.

  • 18:30 - 19:00 Arrive & mingle

  • 19:00 - 19:20 Bushel, Overview - Steve Quirke, TechOps, Thoughtworks

  • 19:25 - 19:30 OSX Virtualisation & Docker, Introduction - Ben Toms, Senior Infrastructure Analyst, Pentland Brands Plc

  • 19:30 - 19:35 Docker, Use Case - Graham Pugh, IT Services, University of Bristol

  • 19:40 - 20:00 Sal+, Overview - Graham Gilbert, Technical Director,

  • 20:00 - 21:00 Open Q&A, voluntary introductions then more mingling.

  • 21:00 - ? To the pub! Follow @ Graham Gilbert if you wish to continue the conversation.

Sep 7, 2014

First Meetup

On September 3rd we had our first meet up, some 60 people had signed up to the event & around 45 attended & we had 8 speakers.

Many, many thanks for Charley & James @ Amsys for securing the venue & for all speakers & attendees. It was everything we all hoped for from a debut event.

If you missed the event, the transitions between speakers were flawlessly smooth & no one hollered through a door whilst people where presenting.

If you attended, you’ll know the truth to the above & I truly hope you enjoyed the event.

In the next few days, a survey will be sent out to those whom attended & watch this space for the next event.

Please also visit or join the following to carry on the conversations from the night.

##osx-server IRC

Mac Enterprise


Details of the nights speakers can be found below, as well as links to reach out to them directly.


BEN TOMS / MACMULE (Pentland Brands)

Twitter: @macmuleblog

IRC: macmule

JAMFNation: bentoms



Twitter:  @n0nsensefactory

IRC: franton

JAMFNation: franton



Twitter: @mintzdaniel1

JAMFNation: mintzd01



Twitter: @daz_wallace


DAVE RENWICK (airwatch)


DANA CAMPBELL (macbrained)

Twitter: @danajc

IRC: danajc


GERARD ALLEN (Stream Solutions)

Twitter: @zdordauk

JAMFNation: zvordauk



Twitter: @grahamgilbert

IRC: grahamgilbert