MacTech is a conference for the Mac engineer and developer. And at JAMF Software, whether you prefer the Casper Suite or Bushel, we love to hang out with engineers and developers. So we’ll be at MacTech this week, in Southern California, hanging out to meet you, answer any questions you might have, and maybe have people from product management ask you lots of questions. If you’ll be there, come find us. For more on MacTech, check it out at:
I still remember the days of sitting in the back of my Grandparents car and listening to talk radio. Back then I thought it was boring and something only the elderly would do…
Man have times changed. Back in 2005 when Apple iTunes started supporting podcasts, who knew it would become such a rich and diverse form of media? I look back at my young self and giggle, because now, my days are consumed with podcasts. I listen to them on my way to work, at work, on my way home, while I’m doing random chores, walking, and even before bed. There is really something to be said for a form of media that can completely take you to another place to learn or even just listen to opinions.
I ventured out to put together this list for our Bushel followers, but I found some new shows to listen to as well!
Here is the Bushel Team’s most frequented Podcasts.
Bushel users, What is your favorite podcast?
Charles is the Product Manager for Bushel. He’s ultimately responsible for pretty much everything Bushel, including customer acquisition, budget, the tech, etc. Charles came to Bushel after several years at the Chief Technology Officer at 318, a reseller and integrator for JAMF Software and Apple, where he provided (and managed the providing of) consulting services to organizations of all sizes who were integrating Apple technology. While Casper and other tools were great for larger customers, Charles wishes Bushel had been available for him to sell to his smaller customers.
Charles has a 7 year old daughter named Emerald, who is far better at using his iPad than he is. When he’s not working on Bushel, he writes books, has a personal site at krypted.com and speaks at a number of conferences every year. Charles likes computers, surfing, and writing. Clearly he does more of two of those these days, given that he now lives in Minnesota. Charles recently started an Instagram for @deadtechbooks to help cope with the separation anxiety of getting rid of his ridiculous tech book collection, which had over a thousand titles dating back to before the Windows 3.11 and Pascal era…
Your first computer?
DEC. It was beige. I still have it.
The most critical app on your phone?
Untappd and Mail. Wish Untappd had the ability to disable mail for a period of time. Hmmm…
Favorite part about working here?
I love working with all the awesome smart people and the freedom for us to just do what we’re good at!
Favorite Internet meme?
Grumpy cat. Mostly because my daughter told me about it. And she’s 7. Which was weird.
Favorite comic book character?
Toaster head guy from Stray Toasters. bill sienkiewicz
The Emperor from Star Wars. Or JarJar Binks. Or something in the middle. Which is basically everything. Otherwise, I saw a dog standing on the front of a guys surf board riding waves one time. No clue what breed, but he looked stoked, so I’ll take him.
Always the next one. In the past, Istanbul was amazing!
I was drinking at the bar last night, so I took a bus home. That may not be a big deal to you, but I’ve never driven a bus before…
Alex is a Software Developer and the latest addition to the Bushel development team. He spends most of his time alternating between sitting and coding then standing and coding. He wouldn’t have it any other way.
Alex is an introvert and has played on a professional sports team: http://www.windchillultimate.com/ (sure it was Ultimate Frisbee, but the title is what counts). You can always tell when he’s concentrating because his tongue is sticking out…
Macintosh Performa CD – Growing up I always felt like the last one to get cool toys, like getting a Nintendo right around when the SNES was coming out, same went for this guy.
Most Critical App On My Phone:
Clash of Clans – The game isn’t going to just play itself!
Best Part of JAMF:
Culture – Everyone here is committed to doing things right and providing the best. Makes me feel good.
Favorite Comic Book Character:
Batman – This requires no explanation.
I’m as confused about this question as the readers… Can my spirit animal be Batman?
Q: How many Smurfs does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Two, but don’t ask me how they got in there!