I was inducted into the Hall Of Fame, alongside some fellow admins. Below is some history on why Jamf Nation holds a special place for me.
In the beginning
Around March 2008 I joined Grey Communication Group, supporting Grey London & various other agencies within the Grey Group across EMEA.
It was at Grey where I was first exposed to Casper Suite & it’s mailing list.
Back then, Jamf Pro was the Casper Suite & a lime green. Also Jamf Nation was a mailing list with some 100 or so members.
When I first joined the mailing list, I thought a shebang was a Ricky Martin song. But the Jamf Nation mailing list embraced & taught me as only an Apple admin focused community can.
Pay it forward
Around August 2010 I started this very blog.
This came about from my ever growing confidence with the Casper Suite & the fantastic support offered by my fellow admins via the Jamf Nation mailing list.
It took some time, but I finally felt like I could finally respond in kind to my fellow admins & offer some assistance.
With my first post being a short snippet about disabling Safari’s pop-up blocker.
So much of my admin education has indeed come from Jamf Nation & it’s members.
I am now Technical Director at dataJAR, which when I joined in April 2016 was 3 & we are now 12 with a 13th joining early next year & a few more folks joining before 2021.
Becoming Technical Director of a startup has meant I don’t have the same amount of time for Jamf Nation, but I have been on a great learning journey.
Hall Of Fame
Each inductee, was inducted due to their work with the Jamf Nation & wider Apple Admin community.
For myself it was due to the contributions I’ve made over the past decade, with 5 thousand posts alone from myself! (quantity over quality perhaps?).
New Years Resolution
Jamf Nation truly has been a very important part of my story & one that I feel like I’ve neglected.
Therefore, whilst I don’t normally do these, my new years resolution is to contribute more on Jamf Nation.
My team & I at dataJAR have a few tools in the pipeline we’re looking to release as FOSS over the year too, so watch this space.