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Tuesday, February 9
 

08:00

Registration
Tuesday February 9, 2016 08:00 - 08:30
St James Theatre 12 Palace Street, London

09:00

Welcome and Introduction
Speakers
avatar for David Acland

David Acland

Amsys
Apple sys admin working for Amsys in the UK since the release of the Summer 2000 iMac.


Tuesday February 9, 2016 09:00 - 09:05
Auditorium

09:10

Firefox Administration
Do you wish it was easier to customize and deploy Firefox?

There are tools available, like AutoConfig and the CCK2, but what do they do? We'll spend this session discovering how to create a fully customized Firefox and learn the best practices for configuring various Firefox features. By the time we're done, you'll be able to make Firefox do whatever you need it to do.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Kaply

Mike Kaply

Mike Kaply has been involved with web browsers for almost as long as they’ve been around. In his 15+ years at IBM, he built browsers for OS/2, represented IBM in the Mozilla community and worked to make the enterprise deployment of Firefox easier. He left IBM in 2009 to form Kaply Consulting and now he helps organizations that need to customize and deploy Firefox. In addition to writing custom extensions for Firefox, his extension CCK2 is... Read More →


Tuesday February 9, 2016 09:10 - 10:00
Studio

09:10

The Apple Management Toolchain
Today, we have Mac App Store apps, apps distributed through packages, apps with different Volume Licensing techniques. We also have profiles, managed preferences, directory services, backup, single sign on for network services and webapps. We have certificates to distribute, settings to manage and software to keep updated.

Some of this is easy. Some of this is time consuming. Most tasks though, fall somewhere in the middle. How can you limit the amount of time it takes to perform common tasks in an Apple environment?

In this talk, we’ll look at building an automated environment that allows you to manage your Apple devices. We’ll look at doing so with proprietary products, the open source community, and look at how few toolchains are complete without a mix between the two. 

Speakers
avatar for Charles Edge

Charles Edge

Charles Edge has been working with Apple products since he was a child. Professionally, Charles started with the Mac OS and Apple server offerings in 1999 after years of working with various flavors of Unix. Charles began his consulting career working with Support Technologies and Andersen Consulting. As the Chief Technology Officer of 318, a consulting firm in Santa Monica, California, Charles built and nurtured a team of over 50... Read More →


Tuesday February 9, 2016 09:10 - 10:00
Auditorium

10:10

Cocoa Development With Objective-C And Python
Have you always wanted to create graphical Mac applications, but felt intimidated by Objective-C? Or perhaps square brackets and long method names turn you off?

Fear not — this session will give you a gentle introduction to Cocoa development with Objective-C and Python, and is specifically targeted at Mac admins.

Speakers
avatar for James Barclay

James Barclay

R&D Software Engineer, Duo Security
James Barclay is an R&D Software Engineer at Duo Security. His interests include Python, Objective-C/Cocoa, interface design, art, science, and math(s). He writes software that saves people time and is a core member of the AutoPkgr and TMNotifier development teams.


Tuesday February 9, 2016 10:10 - 11:00
Studio

10:10

UI & UX for the Scripter
I'll try & explain UI & UX conventions through music (like a Bill Bailey sketch). Us admins write scripts etc., all the time, but when we need to communicate with users or move to more interactions such as an app, certain conventions are to be followed.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Toms

Ben Toms

Senior Infrastructure Analyst, Pentland Brands Plc
Ben is a Senior Infrastructure Analyst at Pentland Brands Plc, but is also known as macmule. Ben can be found trying to help people across JAMF Nation, MacE Mailing List, Twitter and IRC. As well as London Apple Admins, which he helped to set up.


Tuesday February 9, 2016 10:10 - 11:00
Auditorium

11:10

Agile Deployment: The Next Generation
Mac in the enterprise, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the IT department at Fastly, a Content Delivery Network based in San Francisco. Their mission: to seek out new ways to deploy and secure Macs, to boldly deploy the way no IT department has deployed before.
At Fastly, speed and security are the most important factors when it comes to deploying devices to end users.

Find out how we met PCI compliance standards without imaging, without Active Directory, without Antivirus, and without IT having to touch a single Mac during deployment.

Speakers
avatar for John Kitzmiller

John Kitzmiller

Senior Systems Administrator, Fastly
John Kitzmiller is an IT professional specializing in all things Apple. He has travelled to over 20 countries on 4 continents to work on some of the largest Apple deployments in the world. John is a frequent blogger, and can be found frequently in the MacAdmins Slack team.


Tuesday February 9, 2016 11:10 - 12:00
Auditorium

11:10

Zentral - Visualize Inventory, Manage osquery and Notify!​
Macadmins with security needs have turned their attention to osquery, which was released as open source by Facebook about a year ago.
Once a new tool becomes available, it takes time to see a widespread adoption. In late September 2015, Zentral was announced in a tech preview and it was released shortly after as one of the few open source solutions to manage osquery configurations for client devices. 
Zentral is a Django based server, build in a modular way. It will not only process criteria centrally discovered by osquery for mac and linux clients, but it also enables you to distribute policies for another Mac security focused open source tool named Santa, which is released by the Mac Operations team at Google.
A response to security related issues should be immediate and precise in respect to the level of information send to the addressee. 
Zentral gives you the power to bundle osquery and santa into Probes, push information where it needs to go, and start remediation with precisely stored details where needed. Notifications will range from TeamChat, Ticket systems, Push Notifications, SMS and more.
Existing inventory information is sourced for JAMF and munki managed clients from JSS or Sal. Time series visualization capabilities are added for inventory and all events stored for osquery and santa. You can use this to detect time correlations or conduct postmortem investigations.
The talk will give you an overview to osquery and santa along with insights on how Zentral works and it's modular architecture is build. We will also reveal our latest additions to the Zentral open source project and hope to gain your interest and participation.

Speakers
avatar for Henry Stamerjohann

Henry Stamerjohann

mac consultant, freelance
Henry has been working as a freelance systems engineer and consultant in the Mac domain for more than a decade. He is involved in long term contract work for large media and enterprises in Germany and used to bring in new technologies where applicable. During 2014 he joinedApfelwerk, a company of well known Apple specialists and JAMF Resellers in Germany. In the company he works as a Solution Architect and Professional Services Engineer to... Read More →


Tuesday February 9, 2016 11:10 - 12:00
Studio

13:00

"Advanced Munki” — A Deeper Dive Into The “Advanced” Features And Usage Of Munki
Join Greg for a look at some of the advanced features of Munki. Some of the topics we’ll look at include: forcing installs after a certain date, customizing installs without repackaging, making software available according to certain conditions, thin-imaging using Munki, implementing self-service tools for your users, and customizing the Managed Software Center interface. There might even be sneak peaks at future functionality!

Speakers
avatar for Greg Neagle

Greg Neagle

Sr. Systems Engineer, Walt Disney Animation Studios
Greg is the engineer primarily responsible for deploying and managing OS X machines at Walt Disney Animation Studios, a studio with a long history of family entertainment reaching back to ?Snow White and the Seven Dwarves? Greg has presented on various aspects of OS X management at Macworld, Apple?s WWDC, the MacTech Conference, Penn State Mac Admins, and MacSysAdmin. He is a frequent contributor to MacTech Magazine.ple?s Software Update service... Read More →


Tuesday February 9, 2016 13:00 - 13:50
Auditorium

13:00

Zen And The Art Of “Borrowing” Other People’s Work
In today’s stressful and time constrained work environment, it’s hard to keep pace and innovate at the same time. Thankfully there is another option: “borrowing work”. In this talk, Richard will be speaking about why you should “borrow”, stories of triumph and some better practice because it’s not all take take take. All punctuated with LOLcats.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Purves

Richard Purves

Richard is a freelance Mac System Administrator and Integrator for hire. He has been working with the Apple platform since his days working for HP as the sole UK customer phone support person in 2004. Since then he has worked his way up from phone support to system admin at various organisations across the UK, and most recently Saudi Arabia. In all roles, he has found himself doing things outside of his “comfort zone” because as... Read More →


Tuesday February 9, 2016 13:00 - 13:50
Studio

14:00

Managing Munki repositories with MunkiAdmin
While Munki is an awesome tool to deploy anything to your mac clients, maintaining and managing your repository can easily get tedious. In this session we'll talk about how MunkiAdmin can help administrators in their daily workflows. Starting from the simple every day operations and going all the way to major repository refactoring. Hannes also works as a consultant at mcare pro Oy, a Finnish Apple-specialised IT consultancy and service provider. 

Speakers
avatar for Hannes Juutilainen

Hannes Juutilainen

Systems Analyst, University of Jyväskylä
Hannes works at the University of Jyväskylä IT Services in Finland where he is part of the infrastructure and platform team. Most of his time goes to centralised management of various platforms and running the backend services for them. | For a few years, Hannes has been mostly a datacenter guy but he always wants to keep a small footstep in customer contact. Hannes has been working with Apple technologies full time since 2003. | In... Read More →


Tuesday February 9, 2016 14:00 - 14:50
Studio

14:00

Managing Your Casper Infrastructure
Managing your Casper Infrastructure

As if managing the client devices was not hard enough. In large and small scale deployments, your management infrastructure is comprised of a lot of moving pieces as well. You have your JSS, distribution points, update servers, caching servers, netboot, and the list goes on. See how we handled this problem – using tools we all know how to use – in a worldwide deployment consisting of dozens of locations.


Speakers
avatar for Andrew Seago

Andrew Seago

Sr. Engineer
Andrew lives in Santa Clara, California, with his wife, Stephanie, and 7-year-old daughter, Mackenzie (although Stephanie and Mackenzie would prefer to live in Disneyland). Their extended family includes a menagerie of fish, cats and dogs. A very creative and hands-on person, Andrew’s hobbies include designing and building furniture, cultivating a year-round garden, classic board games and BBQ. | He works as the Senior Mac Systems... Read More →


Tuesday February 9, 2016 14:00 - 14:50
Auditorium

15:00

Mac Management Mixology at the University of Oxford
How can we mix Mac management tools to create a delicious cocktail of
inventory and settings management, package and patch management?

This talk by Marko Jung will cover the deployment and maintenance workflows in use at the
University of Oxford.


Marko's first computer was a Sun SparcStation. He's been using Unix –
the world's greatest text adventure – for the past 20 years and has
attained a ninth-degree black belt in Unix ninja skills. Marko
believes an operating system is useless without a console and is
allergic to coloured icons but appreciates the need for shiny things.
He studied Computer Science at Saarland University and worked at the
Max Planck Institute for Computer Science and SUSE Labs before he
joined the University of Oxford leading a team of OS X and Linux
experts. 

Speakers
avatar for Marko Jung

Marko Jung

Marko’s first computer was a Sun SparcStation. He’s been using Unix – the world’s greatest text adventure – for the past 20 years and has attained a ninth-degree black belt in Unix ninja skills. Marko believes an operating system is useless without a console and is allergic to coloured icons but appreciates the need for shiny things. He studied Computer Science at Saarland University and worked at the Max Planck... Read More →


Tuesday February 9, 2016 15:00 - 16:00
Auditorium

15:00

Practical WiFi Tools and Usage
Fifteen years after the introduction of the Airport Base Station, terrible WiFi remains unsurprising if not expected. Design and implementation problems, outdated and overloaded equipment, and a host of environmental factors contribute to terrible user experiences and cynicism, with Apple administrators often unable to do much to help because a mysterious network team runs the WiFi from an undisclosed location far away from the network's most demanding users.

In this talk, we will provide an introduction to the tools available (and unavailable) in the Apple ecosystem to help administrators survey, analyze, design, and troubleshoot, and demystify WiFi. The presentation will include real-world demos, scenario walkthroughs, and before and after comparisons demonstrating how the available tools can be deployed to render your WiFi reliably invisible rather than visibly unreliable.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Bridge

Tom Bridge

Tom Bridge is a founding partner at Technolutionary LLC, based in Washington DC. Technolutionary supports 400 users from small business to medium enterprise in a mix of Mac and PC, with a dash of Linux and a healthy serving of iOS devices. He lives in Brookland, DC, with his wife, Tiffany, their son Charlie, and their cats, Macro and Bokeh.
avatar for Chris Dawe

Chris Dawe

Principal Systems Engineer, Wheelwrights, LLC
Chris is a consultant focused on MacOS, iOS, and networking. He handles a wide variety of work, including customer assessment, system design, deployment, and support. When not working, Chris dabbles in American history, cooks in a kitchen containing an unreasonably large collection of seasonings, and appreciates both whiskey and whisky. Chris lives with Emily in Seattle, Washington.


Tuesday February 9, 2016 15:00 - 16:00
Studio

16:10

Be a Mentor Not a Monster
Being a Mac Sys Admin puts us in a position of power. How we wield this power determines how our customers both internal and external and team mates perceive us. We all know those guys who are too big for their boots but none of us perceive ourselves as such.
Join the discussion on how being a nice guy can get the job done faster and with less stress.

Speakers
avatar for Gerard Allen

Gerard Allen

Senior Manager, Field Services, JAMF Software
Gerard heads up the Field Services team for EMEIA at JAMFSoftware. He specialises in integrating Macs into Enterprise environments. Gerard started his Apple career in the days before they had a mouse and GUI! He spent 8 year with Apple in the beige days and has spent most of the past 20 years designing and implementing solutions for his business and education clients in Ireland, UK and most recently in the Middle East. | Beware: Gerard can... Read More →


Tuesday February 9, 2016 16:10 - 17:00
Studio

16:10

Puppet on OS X
Configuration management and DevOps are the current buzzwords bandied around, but how can they be applied to managing OS X? This session will look at where Puppet fits into the Mac Management ecosystem, how it can be used in combination with Facter to apply dynamic configuration to OS X and look at some common use cases. And gifs. There will likely be gifs.

Speakers
avatar for Graham Gilbert

Graham Gilbert

Senior IT Manager, Xerox Services
A serial releaser of open source Mac administration tools, Graham is the author of Sal, a multi-tenanted reporting tool for Munki, Crypt, a FileVault 2 key escrow solution and Imagr, an open source alternative to DeployStudio. In his day job, Graham works with teams across the world supporting OS X machines at Xerox Services. He has a slight obsession with automating all of the things.


Tuesday February 9, 2016 16:10 - 17:00
Auditorium
 
Wednesday, February 10
 

09:00

FileVault 2 Decoded

One of the changes that Steve Jobs briefly mentioned in the course of the WWDC 2011 keynote address was that Apple had revamped its FileVault encryption solution for Mac OS X 10.7.x, changing it from encryption that primarily protected your accounts home folder to encryption that protects your whole boot volume. Since that initial announcement, FileVault 2 has evolved into an encryption solution that can be easily managed by both home users and enterprises alike.

This session is going walk though various topics, including information  on how FileVault 2 works, the different kinds of recovery options for FileVault 2, how to use Apple's fdesetup tool for managing FileVault 2 from the command line, and various tips and tricks for better managing this encryption solution.

Key Take Aways:

At the end of this session, the attendees should have the following knowledge:

  • How to set up FileVault 2 for their own use
  • How to build and deploy an institutional recovery key
  • How to use most of the functions of Apple's fdesetup command line management tool for FileVault 2

Speakers
avatar for Rich Trouton

Rich Trouton

Lead Help Desk Technician, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Rich Trouton has been doing Macintosh system and server administration for over eighteen years and has supported Macs in a number of different environments, including university, government, medical research and advertising. His current position is providing support for Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia.


Wednesday February 10, 2016 09:00 - 10:00
Auditorium

09:00

Packet Sniffing and Reverse Engineering
This session will be a big demo of packet sniffing and reverse engineering applied to a real commercial software. The aim of this session is to introduce concept of security audit from an IT point of view.

The demo will allow you to understand how to start an audit for a new software, from the network point of view to the decompiled source code.

Anyone can comfortable with IP network and software/script development can follow this session. You don’t need any experience in Objective-C, you just need to be used to read code.
Wireshark and Hopper will be used on a real commercial software to demonstrate how poorly developed software can open a security breach and lead an attacker to obtain a remote shell on your system.

Speakers
avatar for Yoann Gini

Yoann Gini

CEO, Abelionni
Yoann is a French freelancer, working anywhere on the planet, on anything related to OS X and iOS in business or education. You might already have used one of his tools made for system administrators like the Admin Tool Radius, ARD Inspector or Hello IT. He works on a day to day basis with OS X Server and always try to develop advanced usage like Mac-based virtualization infrastructure. His skills include reverse engineering of Cocoa... Read More →


Wednesday February 10, 2016 09:00 - 10:00
Studio

10:10

JAMF Guest Speaker Presentation
Wednesday February 10, 2016 10:10 - 11:00
Auditorium

10:10

OSS and Docker For Mac Admins
With Apple's exit from most Enterprise products it is upon the Mac Admin with scale needs beyond that of OS X Server to find something new and better. In recent years a very active and healthy OSS landscape has formed from within the Mac Admin community which may very well contain a tool or two (or three) that could benefit your organization. Throw in Docker and your deployment timeline goes from months to 'whoa!'

Speakers
avatar for Pepijn Bruienne

Pepijn Bruienne

Senior Mac Development and Operations Specialist, University of Michigan
Pepijn Bruienne is a Senior Mac Development and Operations Specialist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He specializes in OS X and Linux server and client deployment. With more than a decade and a half of experience in a variety of Mac Admins areas, his skills include Systems Administration, Operations Management, Mac/Linux/Windows Server and Desktop integration, software deployment, configuration management and process... Read More →


Wednesday February 10, 2016 10:10 - 11:00
Studio

11:10

How Google Manages Our Fleet Of 65,000+ Globally-Distributed Macs, Using A DevOps Approach.
Google has one of the largest managed fleets of Macintosh computers in the world. With tens of thousands of globally distributed assets to manage and an ever-changing security landscape, the Macintosh Operations team has leveraged a devops approach to develop many of its own tools for effectively maintaining its fleet and keeping its end-users safe and productive.

Speakers
avatar for Clay Caviness

Clay Caviness

Clay Caviness has been a Mac and UNIX systems engineer since the early 90s and was thrilled when NeXT bought Apple. Clay has worked in advertising and technology companies since 1996 and currently works for Google in New York City.


Wednesday February 10, 2016 11:10 - 12:00
Auditorium

11:10

Leveraging DEP And VPP From Casper Suite
Leveraging DEP and VPP from Casper Suite
James Ridsdale, founder and director of Brighton UK-based dataJAR Ltd, looks at the ways in which Apple's Volume Purchase Program (VPP) and Device Enrolment Program (DEP) can revolutionise deployment tasks.

Introducing VPP

VPP provides large organisations with the facility to purchase apps in bulk, and then distribute them to employees for use on iPad, iPhone, or Mac.

In this way, companies benefit from controlled app deployment and reduced costs, whilst employees get access to required resources and tools.

Introducing DEP

DEP enables businesses to set up and provision new iPad, iPhone, or Mac computers – seamlessly.
Used in conjunction with Casper Suite, DEP goes beyond simple mobile device management (MDM) capabilities by offering: zero-touch device enrolment, configuration, and a simplified setup experience.

From JNUC2015 to MacAd.UK

Fresh from his successful debut presentation at JAMF’s JNUC 2015, James will offer the MacAd.UK audience his expert opinion on the benefits offered by VPP and DEP.

Via insightful case studies and anecdotes, James will take IT admins through the workflows and tricks that can help them get the most out of their MDM tool - and start getting home from work on time!

Speakers
avatar for James Ridsdale

James Ridsdale

James Ridsdale is the founder and director of dataJAR Ltd since October 2013. James is trained and certified by both Apple and JAMF Software and is an expert in intelligent provisioning, Mobile Device Management, robust backup solutions, cloud deployment and professional services. James has used his 20 years experience within the IT industry to design a suite of services and products focused around Apple and open source technology... Read More →


Wednesday February 10, 2016 11:10 - 12:00
Studio

13:00

Managing OS X with Chef
We shall discuss the brand new OS X management features that were recently added to Chef (12.6.0+) and go over some common management patterns. This session will also cover the various preferences, services and configs which are commonly used on our favorite OS as well as some sweet chef secrets for self-management nirvana.

Speakers


Wednesday February 10, 2016 13:00 - 13:50
Auditorium

13:00

The best talent might not always look like you: A look at inclusion in technology
Just as the gender balance shifted from mostly women at the dawn of the computer age, to the mostly-men environment we have today, our modern workplaces are shifting.   Looking at your co-workers won’t be like looking in the mirror, they might be different genders or ethnicities, have different language or education backgrounds, and may be a bit older or younger than you. Join us for a frank discussion on how these differences are changing our workplaces and how you can benefit from them.

Go here to submit your questions to the panel in advance http://goo.gl/forms/SKlREbC0Ya. 

Speakers
avatar for James Holt

James Holt

New Business Relationship Manager, Amsys Ltd
Working at Amsys for over 3 years, starting as recruitment manager until stepping away from the dark side 6 months ago to take over as New Business Relationship Manager. | | Talk to me at the conference about anything you want, if i don't know the answer i know someone that will. | | See you in the Bar after !
avatar for Jennifer Unger

Jennifer Unger

Desktop Engineer


Wednesday February 10, 2016 13:00 - 13:50
Studio

14:00

Getting Out Of The Hole: A Path To Sustainable Mac Management
Speakers
avatar for Sam Keeley

Sam Keeley

Samuel is an IT Security Engineer at Airbnb in San Francisco, California.  Specializing in server and endpoint management, he is the current administrator of AFP548.com and can be found on Freenode in ##osx-server.


Wednesday February 10, 2016 14:00 - 14:50
Auditorium

14:00

How (Not) To Do Bad Things With AutoPkg
AutoPkg is the time-savingest thing since sliced bread. But if you administer a software distribution system that includes AutoPkg, you owe it to yourself to be suspicious of recipes and processors. During this 50-60 minute session, I'll go over a few key ways AutoPkg automation can go bad, provide example scripts for detecting such problems, and generally provoke a healthy sense of paranoia in all who attend.

Speakers
avatar for Elliot Jordan

Elliot Jordan

Senior Consultant, Linde Group
Elliot Jordan is a senior consultant at the Linde Group in Emeryville, California. He has been a professional Mac geek for 15 years (and an amateur Mac geek for 15 years before that). Elliot has worked on and led projects large and small for San Francisco Bay Area companies who are in the headlines as well as those yet undiscovered. Elliot is a member of the core AutoPkgr development team, and collaborates on several other open source... Read More →


Wednesday February 10, 2016 14:00 - 14:50
Studio

15:00

How I learned to stop worrying and start project managing my entire life
Nothing gives you a crash course in project management like waking up one morning with a chronic, intractable illness shortly after becoming a systems administrator. Come learn from my mistakes and triumphs, have a couple laughs, and gain some insights into project management and life with invisible disabilities.

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa White

Vanessa White

Technomancer, PaperCut
Vanessa White is a lifelong Mac geek who has done everything from end user support to client systems and server administration and most recently has begun working as a software support engineer. She has worked in higher ed, small business, enterprise, and general public facing settings, supporting users and customers from all walks of life. She enjoys spreading her enthusiasm for learning and humane tech support by speaking at... Read More →


Wednesday February 10, 2016 15:00 - 15:50
Studio

15:00

Leveraging Windows Virtual Apps In A Mac Lab Environment

Leveraging Windows virtual apps in a Mac lab environment.

Thanks to virtualisation technologies, some very handy management tools and a fair amount of creative thinking, the student Apple facilities at LSE have access to +150 sequenced Windows virtual applications for teaching and research.  This session will focus on planning, best practices and lessons learnt and will also take a closer look at a case study for the deployment of one of the LSE’s latest Mac labs…a Microsoft certification training and exam facility! 


Speakers
avatar for Yannis Lagogiannis

Yannis Lagogiannis

Apple Systems Specialist, London School of Economics
Yannis Lagogiannis is the Apple Systems Specialist at the London School of Economics & Political Science and is responsible for the LSE’s Apple enterprise infrastructure, deployment, and support strategy.  | He has been integrating and supporting Apple technologies in Higher Education for over a decade and is a keen evangelist for open, flexible and empowering managed environments.  | Yannis joined the London School of Economics in... Read More →
avatar for Danny Simpson

Danny Simpson

Danny is a windows systems specialist at the London School Economics where he has worked for the past 11 years. He has spent the last 8 years designing and implementing robust, highly available and scalable server architectures for a variety of services. Danny has been the technical lead in both presentation and application virtualisation for the past 5 years, and has they can be used to provide a platform agnostic experience for end... Read More →


Wednesday February 10, 2016 15:00 - 15:50
Auditorium

16:00

What It Takes Beyond the Terminal Window

Writing a simple Bash script, now that's easy – right? How about teaching someone Bash? Do you have what it takes?

This panel of amazing IT professionals will be diving into the importance of career growth and soft skills. We’ll cover things like work/life balance, experience vs. education, being an individual contributor vs. management, and lots more. 

Have a question for our panel? Head over to the #beyond-macaduk Slack channel @ macadmins.orgtweet using the hashtag #beyondmacaduk or fill out this form anonymously: http://goo.gl/forms/cy8Fv2HE4v.


Panel:

Joel Rennich is the General Manager for Trusource Labs Enterprise Services in Austin, Texas providing Apple device management and help desk to customers around the globe. Previously he was an Enterprise Systems Engineering Manager at Apple doing all kinds of fun things with lots of cool people and solving crazy problems to allow for integrating Macs and iOS devices into enterprise environments.

Prior to Apple Joel was frequently seen speaking at Macworld, WWDC and other conferences and gatherings of Apple-minded admins. Joel has traveled the world helping customers adopt OS X and in 2002 he setup afp548.com and had a lot of fun with that too.

Joel is a classically trained journalist and plied his trade as a paparazzi chasing Monica Lewinsky before rising to become the Director of Photography for United Press International in Washington DC. If you’re lucky he’ll even tell you some of his Monica stories, as the stories are better than the photos…

 

Andrina Kelly leads the Field Technician team and the Integrator program at JAMF Software. These two groups are primarily responsible for every Casper JumpStart anywhere in the world.

 

She has spoken at MacSysAdmin, JAMF National Users Conference, Apple's WWDC, Macworld IT conferences, Mac Networkers Retreat and Canada MacExpo.

Andrina is also a foolish triathlete, unhurried runner, occasional musician, quaffer of beer and devotee of really good food. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her Duck Tolling Retriever, Mackenzie.

 

Rich Trouton has been doing Macintosh system and server administration for over eighteen years and has supported Macs in a number of different environments, including university, government, medical research and advertising. His current position is providing support for Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia.

 

Ben Toms is the Senior Infrastructure Analyst at Pentland Brands where he oversees the management of the Mac Estate. Through his great work on JAMF Nation, Ben has been named a Dean and he continues to contribute through his great work including the Netboot tool 'AutoCasperNBI' and his MacMule blog.


Speakers
avatar for Dana Campbell

Dana Campbell

By day Dana works as the IT Technical Lead at Slack, helping innovate and build a best-in-class IT team. With a passion for community and knowledge sharing Dana co-founded Macbrained, an Apple device focused community for IT developers, engineers and administrators-alike. Macbrained holds monthly meet-ups at different San Francisco Bay Area tech companies which are streamed live for the world to see. You can find Dana in the MacAdmins Slack... Read More →


Wednesday February 10, 2016 16:00 - 16:50
Studio