Jamf After Dark: Getting to Know App Installers with Justin Clark

Jamf product strategy director Justin Clark explains his work on the Kinobi and Kinobi Pro apps during his time with Mondada, along with how they evolved to power Jamf's Title Editor and App Installers.

May 4 2022 by

Tim Herr

The Jamf After Dark title and logo, a microphone superimposed over a speech bubble, against a green background with office hardware

Jamf’s 2020 acquisition of Australian developer Mondada, who was responsible for developing the patch management solutions Kinobi and Kinobi Pro, has led to new Jamf-branded functionality with major ramifications for IT admins. In this episode of the Jamf After Dark podcast, hosted by Kat Garbis and Katie English, Mondada cofounder and now Jamf director of product strategy Justin Clark provides an overview of the patch management services that Mondada provided and how they grew into Jamf’s Title Editor and App Installers.

At Mondada, Justin Clark was one of a team of five, with everyone working remotely and each team member “wearing a lot of hats.” Now he works for a global company that employs thousands, but he only met his first fellow Jamf a week and a half before recording, at a meetup for Jamf residents in the Australian state of Victoria. If you caught the recent Jamf Event, with its news about App Installers, you already know a little bit about what he and his original team were working on, and this episode maps out how their projects fit into Jamf’s ongoing patch management initiative.

Justin Clark

Listen to the entire conversation, which touches on:

  • The weather differences between Victoria and Minnesota
  • Onboarding during a global pandemic
  • Transitioning from a company without sales or marketing staff to one with an "avalanche of resources"
  • The challenging schedule when you work from Australia with teams in the United States and Poland
  • The mysterious origins of the Jamf name
  • Where his patch management efforts are headed in the future
  • The joys of buying expensive external hard drives and juggling floppy disks

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