MeetUp: A get together between System Admins
Sharing, chatting and snackingThe Tranquil IT team wanted to connect with its customers and bring together their community of users, but how? We thought that seeing each other in person, and being able to put faces to all these names would be ideal. We can’t deny it, we don’t all know each other, for the moment! To solve this problem we put in place regular meetups designed for system admins and other IT managers. We decided to call it : The Systemadmins Meetup ! Sounds great, right ?!
But, what is a MeetUp?A MeetUp is a rather informal meeting of people surrounding a common interest. Blah, blah, blah… In short, for us, it is above all an opportunity to regularly bring together our community of customers, forum users or even the undecided. Depending on the occasion, the event will last several hours or a full day, for breakfast or for the aperitif, in Nantes or elsewhere,… The format will vary according to the sessions. So feel free to share your suggestions in comments on this article: for themes, animations or even meeting places ! The Systemadmins Meetup’s are for nothing more than to share between developers, technicians and other users of the software. It’s also an opportunity to improve our network and to discuss possible projects. It is also a unique opportunity to meet around a common theme and share your ideas and suggestions for the future.
#1 : The first System Admins MeetupIn March 2019, our baby- WAPT Enterprise was one year old and version 1.7 was released. To help her celebrate her first birthday candle, we launched our first meetup the morning of Thursday 28 March 2019 in Nantes. And we were quite happy to say it was a success! From Rennes to Toulouse, via Poitiers, there were about twenty joined us at Hypercube, a specialist in VR animation. From 9am, a breakfast was available while waiting for all the guests. Between a croissant and a coffee, Hubert, our chief developer briefly introduced WAPT Enterprise and its latest features. Once we had filled up with information and rested our stomachs, it was with Virtual Reality animations that we finished the morning. We also used this first MeetUp to interview our most loyal WAPT user, here’s the result:
#2: Samba AD in the spotlight!Wednesday June 12 we held the 2nd edition of the Systemadmins Meetup. This time it was in Paris, at Cap Digital, where we met again! Between loyal customers and secret admirers, it was a great opportunity to highlight the Active Directory and more precisely Samba AD. To complete this event, we had the privilege of welcoming the lead-developers from Samba, straight from New Zealand! The afternoon passed with 4 main conferences:
- “Migrating 170 Samba3-NT4 domains” by Denis CARDON, Managing Director of Tranquil IT
- “Samba: The unexpected! “by Andrew BARTLETT and Garming SAM, Samba AD developers at Catalyst in New Zealand
- “The complementarity between WAPT and Samba AD” by Simon FONTENEAU, WAPT expert at Tranquil IT
- “Migrating to Samba Active Directory” by Philip RICHARDSON, System and Network Manager of Brussels Training