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!

Jul 17, 2017

12th July 2017 – Meet Up @ ThoughtWorks London

Our July meet of 2017 was hosted by the lovely people at ThoughtWorks - thanks Steve! Here’s the video:

The schedule was as follows:

  • 18:30 - 19:00: Arrive and mingle

  • 19:00 - 19:15: “Presenting is for everyone…” - David Acland - Amsys

  • 19:20 - 19:35: “Flask (not the good one)” - Graham Gilbert - Airbnb

  • 19:40 - 19:55: “When Heath Robinson met Rube Goldberg - scripting UI elements for, er fun and not much profit” - Steve Quirke - Thoughtworks

  • 20:00 - 21:00: Open discussion

  • 21:00 - ?: To the pub!

Feb 20, 2017

20th April 2017 - Meetup @ Sony Music London

On April 20th, Sony Music kindly hosted us in their London office. Massive thanks to Ross Drummond at Sony for a fantastic evening and for Henry Stamerjohann for his most informative workshop!

Here’s the schedule:

Unfortunately, due to network issues, the live stream of the event was not successful and regretfully, Ross’ presentation was not recorded as a result. However, Henry’s Zentral workshop was caught - watch it below:

Sony Music’s office can be found at 9 Derry Street, with High Street Kensington tube station round the corner.

Jan 12, 2017

19th January 2017 - Meetup @ Just Eat London

On January 19th, Just Eat hosted us in their London office. Thank you, Sachin Parmar! We had a great turnout and the venue was fantastic. Watch the video below:

Here’s the schedule:

Just Eat’s office can be found at Fleet Place House, with a few tube stations within walking distance.

As always, the event was free to attend.

It wouldn’t be Just Eat if there wasn’t food involved, and certainly was no disappointment there! Sachin kindly arranged a banquet fit for the hungriest of admins - an assortment of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, with loads of pizza (vegetarian and meat)! Nom!

Oct 31, 2016

9th November 2016 - Meetup @ Gett London

On November 9th, Gett hosted us in their UK office.

The schedule was as per the below:

  • 19:00 - 19:30 Arrive & mingle

  • 19:30 - 19:50 “Cloudy with a chance of IT” - Steve Larsen, Gett

  • 19:55 - 20:10 ”Demystifying Apple School Manager” - Ben Toms, dataJAR ltd

  • 20:15 - 20:30 “Changing of the guard” - the London Apple Admins, admins

  • 20:30 - 21:00 Open Discussion

  • 21:00 - ?? - To the Pub!

The last “talk” was for a farewell to Graham, before his move to the USofA & some information about the London Apple Admins “personnel”.

Gett’s UK office can be found at Seal House, with a few tube stations within walking distance.

As always, the event was free to attend.

A link to a video of the event can be found below:

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:

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