About Me

I am an IT Engineer & Web Developer from the North West of England.


I’ve spent the last 10 years working as an IT Engineer in Schools. I’ve worked with all kinds of technologies, everything from Interactive Displays & Hall Audio systems through to USB Microscopes.

As an Engineer at Ed-IT Solutions I’ve built Windows domains from scratch and designed school internet connections. I run a cluster of VPS Web servers and provide web hosting to schools.

I’m a component NodeJS and PHP developer that has worked on websites and web applications ranging from small shop Gatsby sites to school WordPress sites and data management apps.



  • Windows Server 2003 - 2016.
  • Windows XP - 10.
  • Full Domain construction and management, Group Policy, AD and supporting services.
  • Client imaging through WDS.
  • HyperV.


  • iOS.
  • MDM (Mosyle, Meraki & Lightspeed MDM).
  • Apple School Manager
  • OSX.
  • AppleTV and other software based solutions.



  • Wireless Systems
  • Switches
  • Routing
  • VLANs

My Articles

Caching Apple Downloads

14th July 2015

Solving the worst part of iPads in schools.

  • Apple
  • Squid

Improving speed in Jekyll-Atom

22nd January 2016

Jekyll-Atom can be made faster with a new feature in Jekyll

A picture of me


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Adam Laycock

IT Engineer, Developer & Blogger.