It has been quite a while since the last official user group meeting in the UK. As Chip announced that there will be no local events organised by JAMF in 2013, I thought we should organise a get together in the UK ourselves.
I assume it won't be an issue to get organise a venue as I am confident one of the UK JAMF distributors would happily host such an event or we can always host such a user group meeting in Oxford.
To kick off the discussion, I would be interested in what people's expectations are for such a user group meeting. Shall we aim at a more regular evening/half day event with just one or two short talks a lot of time for networking or should be do a full day conference with lunch and evening reception for networking?
Can everyone interested in participating or even contributing please get in touch either using this thread or by personal email? Thanks a lot!
I would like to attend if this gets setup. A days conference would be good with speakers talking about their current Casper setup, maybe some topics covered by JAMF and partners around new features and advanced topics?
If you are struggling for venue, we have a big technology campus with auditorium in the North West (Cheshire) if I can coax the London guys to leave the M25 circle 🙂
MPC have now been using casper for 12 months and have seen the benefits already.
I'd be happy for MPC to host a half day user group meeting in our screening room on Wardour street.
It is busy with paid bookings most weekday evenings and weekends, but I could arrange a free weekday booking with sessions either side of lunch if that could work - perhaps a sponsor could be found to provide refreshments.
I'd like to see the user forum provide a couple of presentations on real world Casper suite deployments with Q&A sessions and provide an opportunity for Caspers Suite Admins to network and mull over feature requests.
Timing a User Forum to co-incide with the Casper suite V9 release would also seem to make sense.
Happy to talk about this through if having a venue helps.
I've had a quick discussion with Marko earlier today. If David at MPC is still amenable, i'd love this still to happen. Marko suggested that we could have quick talks on various different things. I'm happy to discuss out "out of hours" update system and/or my universal windows bootcamp deployment.
There is going to be 3 London Apple Admin meets a year: March, June & September.
The idea is that at some point there will be a UK conference 🙂
Infrequently I work out of our other UK offices, the next will be Nottingham sometime before the end of the year. So, arrange something & I could be there + I'll mention it on the LondonAppleAdmins site.