We’re a group of macOS 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 online, typically over Zoom.
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).
What’s New and the presentations are posted here after the meetup.
The odd-numbered months are more open-ended. We’ll either have a social gathering at a local restaurant, or meet at someone’s workplace (contact us if you’d like to host).
Last night, on October 17th, 2023, we held our second post-pandemic meetup at West Chester University!
Serge covered What’s New, then Brett Gross discussed many of the new macOS Sonoma, iOS 17, and iPadOS 17 features that are relevant to our work as Apple device administrators (and we might have missed).
Our thanks to WCU and Will McGrory for providing the venue, food, and refreshments! Also, thanks to Brett Gross and Kelly Dunaway from Apple for an excellent presentation!
It was great to see everyone in person again, and we’re looking forward to doing another one like this soon!
We held our last summer meetup on August 22nd, 2023. John covered What’s New, and Trevor Sysock from Second Son Consulting joined us to talk about Baseline (here are his slides)! Thank you to Trevor, as well as everyone that attended!
I completely forgot to post – our May meetup at Yards was a huge success! We were blown away by the number of people that came out, including a couple who made long trips from outside of the Philly area just to be here. Thank you! We had a blast, and we’ll definitely be doing this again soon.
Huge thanks to Adam @ Jamf for footing a large portion of the bill, as well as holding a raffle for AirTags and MagSafe chargers!
For July, we opted not to do another in-person meetup, as many of us were already attending PSU MacAdmins. It was great to both old and new faces at the conference! We took both “Philly” and “Springboard alumni” photos:
Come hang out with us at the next one! Stay tuned here and the #philly channel on the Mac Admins Slack!
Thanks for joining us for our June 2023 virtual meetup! John covered What’s New, and we had an open discussion. Please see the slides and video if you missed it!
We’re going to skip our in-person meetup for July in favor of PSU MacAdmins. If you’re attending the conference, look for us and say hello! We’ll have GPMA stickers, buttons, magnets, etc. Otherwise, see you at the next virtual meetup in August!
And now, for the moment we’ve all be waiting for…our first in-person meetup since February 2020!
Please join us at Yards on May 17th! As with the social meetups we held before the pandemic, there is no agenda – we’ll all just be hanging out and enjoying the food/drinks. Come talk shop with your local Mac nerds!
If you’re coming from outside of the city, Yards has a parking lot – and the Target next door has an even bigger one. Hope to see you there!