The Iowa group post got me thinking that having a Boston area group would be really great. Myself, I focus in high-security environments but I wouldn't want to limit to any particular user area. Depending on size, we can have sub-groups and areas of interest.
Being Fidelity, we have loads of meeting space and we've hosted things like this in the past (sometimes with the help of Apple) and I could likely kick off something pretty easily.
Actually, if you folks go ahead and arrange a get together after the Tech Update I'll shift down that way. Normally I hit Portsmouth, but it would be really convenient for me to go the Natick on the 30th.
Doh... oblivious me actually just noticed that @Eyoung][/url][/url posted up a JUG for tomorrow.
Is this the JUG you are referring to @Chris_Hafner][/url][/url that's rescheduled?
Boston JAMF User Group Meeting @ Thayer Academy
Cannot make tomorrow, but let's definitely post a link back here if/when a new JUG is set. I will take the hit for not checking on this one, but until JAMF figures out a way to auto-notify folks of nearby JUG meetings (based off something like my JN profile location field request, see below) there is no way of knowing when things get posted unless you're on a thread like this where you're notified.
If that matters to you, consider up voting my request for a JN user profile location field. This would (theoretically) allow a future JN release to notify us of upcoming area JUGs like the stuff we've setup here, without having to find/know about a thread like this one here:
Ah ha. Not sure if it affected others, but I never even saw that post. I only get notifications based on posts/threads I've posted to or subscribed to. @Eyoung let us know back here if you decide to reschedule. I'd be glad try and help spread the word on any JUG you/others host, here and elsewhere.
Just wanted to post a link here to another thread regarding Boston training happening soon, for anyone that is specifically following this thread you're reading right now :)
Looks like we may be able to make an impromptu meet up happen on one of the evenings during the training week. I'm going to do my best to make it out there. Would be good to see others that have attended this CUG make it to this meet-up as well!
Hi Boston area JAMF users,
Any interest in getting a Summer CUG meet up happening, before we go into Fall and JNUC?
The recent thread on the London Mac admins meet reminded me we haven't had a meeting in some time now, so wanted to see if I could spark some interest.
I wish I could host, but I don't have that ability where I am, so I need to rely on others to come up with hosting solutions. I'm willing to help out in others ways if possible though.
I'm always interested but I can't promise a lot. Schools about to start up and I'll be working with a number of companies coming in to film (Seems to be the year for it). Regardless, I'll cross my fingers and hope a date is proposed that I can attend.
Otherwise, I'm making my reservations for JNUC today.
I was wondering about MathWorks as well when I posted yesterday. @simbimbo - any interest? I know the location wasn't great for some of you coming from way into Boston, but it was fine for me and a few others. Plenty of space and easy parking were a bonus.
If not, perhaps @Eyoung is still interested? I know it didn't pan out too well last time, but maybe we can shoot for it again.
I'll keep my name on the list as host for a fall meetup... once School gets rolling again.
Our meeting room is currently the deployment room.. folding tables, duck tape on the floor, many iPads and macs :-)
@simbimbo - Sounds good.
@Eyoung - Sounds fun! Why not make it a working session? Half the time a meeting, the other half a room full of JAMF/Casper admins helping you with your deployment? ;) j/k, but would be pretty cool actually.
So, sounds like perhaps we can do one before JNUC, maybe at MathWorks, and then one after JNUC, at Thayer. Sound like the beginnings of a plan?
Someone will need to start up a new meeting item I think before we can sign up with anything.
Whoever decides to do the hosting will need to do that. Right now it looks like @simbimbo is the first one saying he would like to host, but it will up to him to do it. Or maybe a co-organizer to do it.
To start with it though, might be beneficial to begin putting some dates down in this thread that would work for everyone. I think Clif had done a poll at one point on a selection of possible dates.
@mm2270 that's correct. I always just used simple Google Forms poll on dates and topics (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1z-D548wjRnk_3_cJX7YlCV5hc_gI-acUjkdB1hmDqNc/viewform) but a simple poll here on times and top 3 topics of interest is likely more than sufficient.
I think we should start with a "dates" discussion. I can host almost any Wednesday or Friday after hours, beginning 8/27 (I'll be on vacation until then). I can also host during business hours, as long as we finish up before 4:30 as I have to drive to Worcester for a class every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.