Many attendees and JAMF staffers know each other. Jehan Aziz, manager of Apple services at National Geographic, talked about losing his colleague Scott Secrest to JAMF Software. Now a senior systems engineer at JAMF, Secrest introduced Aziz, whose session focused on custom workflows.
There were hugs exchanged on stage during the opening keynote. I've never seen that at other tech conferences. It seems like a tight community.
The social options at JNUC included athletic and nightclub events. There was a sunrise 5K run on Wednesday morning, and a party later that evening. I didn't attend Wednesday night's party, which was held at the legendary concert venue First Avenue (the setting for Purple Rain). But on Thursday, analgesics showed up among the freebie candies at JAMF Software help desks. I'm guessing it was a fun crowd and a fun night.