I have been working with Macs and other Apple devices for over twenty-five years and probably held most existing technical job titles at one time or another. I worked for nearly ten years at Apple Germany and US as a Systems Engineer, Consulting Engineer, and Solutions Architect.
Then I worked for five years as System Administrator at University of Southern California where I had to put Mac management theory in to practice with Jamf Casper, Munki, and many, many custom scripts and packages.
We recently moved back to Europe which gives me an opportunity to ponder my career, the present and future of Mac management, and write about all of it.
When I am not writing, I work as a System Engineer at Pro Warehouse, a Dutch Mac Reseller and system provider.
I have written three books for Apple Administrators:
- macOS Installation for Apple Administrators
- Packaging for Apple Administrators
- Property Lists, Preferences and Profiles for Apple Administrators
Presentations and Media
I regularly give presentations on topics relevant to Apple Administration and Scripting at conferences and meeting. Some are available online:
Mac Manager Meeting, Marriot Library of the University of Utah, January 2017
MacSysAdmin, Göteborg, October 2017
MacAD.UK Speaker Interview (Jan 2018)
MacAD.UK, London, February 2018
Presentation: “The macOS School of Terminal Witchcraft and Wizardry” (Session Notes and Links)
MacSysAdmin, Göteborg, October 2018
Presentation: Swift for Apple Admins
MacAD.UK, London, March 2019
Presentation: Modern Deployment Workflows for Business
MacSysAdmin, Göteborg, October 2019
Presentation: Moving to zsh
Texas Apple Admins Virtual, May 2020
Presentation: Obscure Terminal Features