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First Mac Conference Opens in London

Cream of Europe’s Apple Techs Gather to Discuss Apple’s March into Enterprise

Europe’s first conference for Mac Administrators and Developers, MACADUK, opened in London today with two hundred delegates from all over Europe attending. Apple’s acceleration into the enterprise is well documented and the event has attracted the cream of Europe’s Apple technical talent. Hosted by Apple Service experts, Amsys at the St James Theatre in Victoria, MACADUK is the only event of its kind where Europe’s Apple technical talent can share ideas, experience and techniques.

Apple device usage has grown quickly in enterprise presenting IT directors with deployment, support and skills challenges. The conference is designed to address those challenges and features 28 speakers covering technical topics like: “Agile Deployment: The Next Generation”, “Managing Your Casper Infrastructure”, “Advanced Munki” and “Cocoa Development with Objective-C and Python” as well as practical management topics including “Social Inclusion in Technology” and “Be a Mentor not a Monster”.

A live Q&A session titled “Apple in the Enterprise” will be broadcast live online on the channel at 16:00 today featuring David Acland from Amsys and Gib Chan, UK Systems Engineer at JAMF Software.

David Acland opened the conference and explained how it came about: “I spoke to lots of people who asked me why there wasn’t a big Apple admin conference in Europe and I gave them all the same answer. There is no good reason. There are plenty of Mac admins and developers in the UK and Europe and there was no forum for them to get together. So, we decided to create one and this is it. We hope it’s the start of something.”

Running over two days, the conference is sponsored by JAMF Software, SirWise, Watchman Monitoring, MacAce and London Apple Admins.