While I loved my Macintosh Classic when I was a kid, I really started IT with FreeBSD. I loved how simple and elegant this OS was. I’m not saying it wasn’t complex and difficult to use, but the software engineers behind seemed to like simple things (as in good design). When I heard that Apple used BSD as its underlying kernel, I quickly jumped and bought a white iBook. And that was love at first use. I missed the open source part, but how happy was I to have a computer which could do a lot out of the box. And I never looked back.
My first job was at Apple, as an AppleCare agent. I quickly moved to Tier 2, then became a Software Test Engineer thanks to Benoit Roche. But that was just before the release of the iPhone, where all the resources were dedicated to it, and i wasn’t in the loop. I got QuickTime for Windows. Adding the fact that this was in Ireland and my girlfriend was living in Paris, i quickly resigned and came back to Paris. Well... enough digression.
Long story short, I became a MacAdmin. And implemented Jamf Pro in 2011. I instantly loved this product, thanks to the Jumpstart. I love that it was made by and for MacAdmins. The community is positive and helpful, something quite rare in IT administration.
Six years later, I will be on stage to talk about its Open Source ecosystem.