Welcome!

We’re a group of Mac and iOS administrators, serving the Greater Philadelphia region (including eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and South Jersey).  Generally, we meet the third week of the month.  Our meetings follow one of two formats:

  • The even-numbered months take place at the Walnut Street Apple Store.  Just walk to the back of the store, open the large door on the right, go up the stairs, and head to the conference room at the end of the hallway.  You can also mention to an Apple employee that you’re attending the Mac Admins meeting.
    • We discuss “What’s New” since we last met, and dive into a group discussion or a featured presentation (contact us if you’d like to present).
    • Food and refreshments are provided, usually by a sponsor.
    • The presentations are livestreamed via YouTube, and the link is posted here several minutes before the meetup starts.
    • Chat is in the #philly channel in the MacAdmins Slack.
  • The odd-numbered months are more open-ended.  We’ll either meet at someone’s workplace (contact us if you’d like to host), or have a social gathering at a local restaurant.

All meetings are free to attend and open to everyone.  To view and RSVP to our upcoming meetings, please see the sidebar to the right, or our Meetup page.

May 2017 Meeting Summary

We held our May 2017 social meeting at The Industry.  Many thanks to everyone who attended, and our sincere thanks to the staff at The Industry for hosting us!

See you next month at the Apple Store!  Details to follow soon.

May Meeting Reminder

Hey everyone!  Just a reminder that we’ll be meeting at The Industry in South Philly on Monday.  Please RSVP if you’d like to attend – see you then!

April 2017 Meeting Summary

We held our April 2017 meeting at the Apple Store.  We’d like to thank Joe Hutsko for all of the support he’s given us for the entire time Greater Philadelphia Mac Admins has existed – nearly two years!  We don’t know what our group would have looked like without him.

Jamf generously sponsored food and refreshments.  Serge covered What’s New:

  • iOS, tvOS, WatchOS updates
  • macOS Sierra updates
  • Office Updates
  • Jamf Updates
  • Security round up
  • Items of Interest
  • Conferences

Afterwards, Mike Solin presented on Munki 101, a primer on implementing and using the Munki open source project to manage Macs in the enterprise.

See you next month!  Details to follow soon.

March 2017 Meeting Summary

For March 2017’s meeting, we held a happy hour at Bleu Martini in Old City – our first social meetup of the year.  Many thanks to Blue Martini for hosting us!

We were joined by special guests Joel Rennich and Samantha Phillips, of Trusource Labs.  Joel discussed his latest creation, NoMAD, and discussed the future of Active Directory on the macOS.

Here’s a group picture from the meetup:

February 2017 Meeting Summary

We held our February 2017 meeting at the Apple Store. Many thanks to Joe Hutsko and his team for lending us the conference room!

Serge covered What’s New:

  • iOS, tvOS, WatchOS updates
  • macOS Sierra updates
  • iOS Beta news
  • Office Updates
  • Security round up
  • Items of Interest

Afterwards, we held an open discussion.

December 2016 Meeting Summary

We held our December 2016 meeting, the last of the year, at the Apple Store.  Many thanks to Joe Hutsko and his team for hosting us, as well as Jamf Software for providing food and refreshments!

Serge covered What’s New:

  • iOS, tvOS, WatchOS updates
  • macOS Sierra updates
  • Skype backdoor
  • Office Updates
  • Jamf | Pro Server Update

Afterwards, we held an open discussion.  See you tonight at the Apple Store, for the first meeting of 2017!

November 2016 Meeting Summary

We held our November 2016 meeting at Interphase Systems in Blue Bell, PA. Many thanks to Interphase for hosting us again, as well as providing the food and refreshments!

Serge covered What’s New:

  • PoisonTap
  • OAuth 2 Vulnerability
  • MacBook Pro SIP issue
  • Office Updates

We held an open discussion afterwards. See you on Wednesday for the last meetup of the year!

October 2016 Meeting Summary

We held our October 2016 meeting at the Apple Store.  Our continued thanks to Joe Hutsko and his team for graciously hosting us.  Thanks to Jamf for sponsoring food and refreshments, too!

This month, there were more big releases from Apple to talk about in What’s New:

  • GlobalSign snafu
  • Dyn DDOS
  • task_t vulnerability
  • iOS, watchOS, macOS, Safari updates
  • New Apple Hardware
  • Office Updates
  • Skype for Business
  • JNUC and Jamf | Pro 10
  • Future of Mac Administration

Afterwards, we held an open discussion.  See you this week, for the November meeting!

September 2016 Meeting Summary

We held our September 2016 meeting at the Apple Store.  Huge thanks to Joe Hutsko and his team for coming through (especially with the short notice), and to Jamf Software for providing food and refreshments for everyone.

With some big releases from Apple, Serge had a lot to cover with What’s New:

  • Trident Vulnerabilities
  • MySQL vulnerability
  • Yahoo breach
  • macOS Sierra
  • Office Updates
  • JSS Update
  • JNUC

Afterwards, we held an open discussion.  If you’d like to host a meeting or present, please get in touch!

See you at the October meeting – this week!

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