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MacAdmins is the premier East Coast conference for anyone who deploys and manages Macs and iOS devices. We are featuring 69 sessions and seven workshops with top notch speakers in the macOS and iOS deployment community. MacAdmins offers an incredible level of expertise, value, entertainment, and a great opportunity to network with your fellow admins! Visit our website.

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Monday, July 8
 

3:30pm EDT

Conference Registration
Welcome to the MacAdmins Conference at Penn State! Once you are settled, come visit us at the registration desk to get your name badge and conference information.

Monday July 8, 2019 3:30pm - 7:00pm EDT
Registration Desk I Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, 215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA 16803, USA
 
Tuesday, July 9
 

6:45am EDT

Conference Registration
Welcome to the MacAdmins Conference at Penn State! Once you are settled, come visit us at the registration desk to get your name badge and conference information.

Tuesday July 9, 2019 6:45am - 4:00pm EDT
Registration Desk I Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, 215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA 16803, USA

7:30am EDT

Breakfast
Breakfast for all conference participants.

Tuesday July 9, 2019 7:30am - 8:45am EDT
Presidents Hall Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, 215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA 16803, USA

9:00am EDT

Best Practices Deploying Apple Devices
Apple devices can transform your organization and how your employees and students work. They can significantly boost productivity and give your employees and students the freedom and flexibility to work in new ways, whether in the classroom, the office, or on the go. Embracing this new way of working leads to benefits across the entire organization. Users have better access to information, so they feel empowered and are able to creatively solve problems. By supporting macOS and iOS, IT departments are viewed as solving real-world problems, rather than fixing technology and cost-cutting. Ultimately everyone benefits

Workshop Details

Remember: You've already reserved your workshop seat when you registered for the conference.  Adding this workshop to your schedule in Sched does not count.

Speakers
AI

Apple Inc

Apple Education, Apple Inc.
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apples four software platforms iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS provide seamless experiences across all... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:00am - 4:30pm EDT
Deans Hall 1 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am EDT

Fundamentals of Wi-Fi: Physics Always Wins
This workshop will provide an overview of the fundamentals of Wi-Fi networking, particularly as it relates to the Apple device ecosystem. Attendees will learn the fundamental principles of Wi-Fi, how Wi-Fi differs from the wired networking, and how Wi-Fi client devices and networks behave (or don’t) in the real world.

Workshop Details

Remember: You've already reserved your workshop seat when you registered for the conference.  Adding this workshop to your schedule in Sched does not count.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Bridge

Tom Bridge

Partner, Technolutionary LLC
Tom Bridge is a partner at Technolutionary LLC, providing IT support to dozens of Mac-focused businesses with more than 600 endpoints, from organizations as small as two to as large as two hundred. He is the producer of the Mac Admins Podcast. He lives in Brookland, District of Columbia... Read More →
avatar for Chris Dawe

Chris Dawe

Principal Systems Engineer, Wheelwrights
Chris Dawe is a consultant focused on macOS, iOS, and networking. He handles a wide variety of work, including system assessment, design, deployment, and support. Chris holds the Certified Wireless Network Administrator and the Ekahau Certified Survey Engineer certifications, and... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:00am - 4:30pm EDT
105 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am EDT

It’s dangerous to go alone, take this: A Treasure-filled Workshop for New Mac Admins
Calling new MacAdmins: Welcome to a foundational workshop for new or new-to-the-platform Mac admins. This workshop will provide an overview on managing Macs from the “boots on the ground” perspective. Attendees will leave this workshop with a greater understanding of macOS, specific tactics to improve their workflows, and the confidence and resources to continue learning.

Workshop Details

Remember: You've already reserved your workshop seat when you registered for the conference.  Adding this workshop to your schedule in Sched does not count.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Unger

Jennifer Unger

Platform Engineer
Jennifer has been an Apple user since birth and a long time Mac engineer. She is currently in the financial field, working to blend security regulations with user creativity.
avatar for Jamie Piperberg

Jamie Piperberg

Technology Support Specialist, Bucknell University
After a stint as a software developer, Jamie realized she preferred customer support to programming. She helps Faculty, Staff and Students get the most out of their computers with her colleagues and a team of awesome student employees. When off duty she enjoys fiber arts, Tae Kwon... Read More →
avatar for Caroline Bodager

Caroline Bodager

Mac Desktop Administrator, Wellesley College
Caroline Bodager is the Mac Admin at Wellesley College. She is interested in developing security awareness on campus, improving the College's mobile device management, and educating and empowering our users to take advantage their technology resources.
avatar for Lisa Davies

Lisa Davies

Security Engineer, Redox
Long time engineer specializing in automation and large Mac deployments, making a career transition to InfoSec.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:00am - 4:30pm EDT
206 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am EDT

Learn Incident Response for Mac
Learn how to analyze a Mac post-infection to identify what was done (or if it was even infected). Get practice analyzing data collected from infected systems.

Workshop Details

Remember: You've already reserved your workshop seat when you registered for the conference.  Adding this workshop to your schedule in Sched does not count.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Reed

Thomas Reed

Director of Mac, Malwarebytes
Mac user since 1984 and self-taught Mac security researcher. Founded The Safe Mac and created AdwareMedic, and am now working for Malwarebytes on development of their Mac and mobile products.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:00am - 4:30pm EDT
207 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am EDT

Packaging Workshop
Explore the anatomy of Apple Installer packages on macOS and learn how to create your own packages for mass deployment.

Workshop Details

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Speakers
avatar for Greg Neagle

Greg Neagle

Sr. Systems Engineer, Walt Disney Animation Studios
Greg is the engineer primarily responsible for deploying and managing macOS machines at Walt Disney Animation Studios, a studio with a long history of family entertainment reaching back to Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and forward to our latest films: "Moana", and the upcoming... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:00am - 4:30pm EDT
Deans Hall 2 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am EDT

Swift, Xcode, an App and You
Take some basic Swift skill from creating a Command Line application, to putting a UI on it all in this workshop. Some basic Swift knowledge is all you need, we’ll help you go the rest of the way.

We’ll start by discussing command line applications in Swift and how to make them, including the use of Process() to leverage other shell commands. Then we’ll create a GUI application in Xcode that incorporates your command line tool.

Workshop Details

Remember: You've already reserved your workshop seat when you registered for the conference.  Adding this workshop to your schedule in Sched does not count.

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:00am - 4:30pm EDT
208 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

12:00pm EDT

Lunch
Lunch for all conference participants.

Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:00pm - 1:15pm EDT
Presidents Hall Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, 215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA 16803, USA

1:30pm EDT

Don’t even think about doing this work alone! – Finding, Building and Maintaining
IT work is hard. You need partners. Regardless of your role, finding support within and outside your organization is essential to moving forward. Through deliberate communication with others, you can begin to locate goals within the vision of the larger community leading to increased support and a more effective team.This workshop will explore the importance of partners, allies and confidants. We’ll take time to articulate a framework of support. We will begin to identify partners, allies and confidants to accompany you. In small groups and dyads, we’ll explore ways to seek, build and maintain these relationships using meaningful conversations.

Note: This workshop is presented in the afternoon only, perfect for those traveling in that morning.

Workshop Details

Remember: You've already reserved your workshop seat when you registered for the conference.  Adding this workshop to your schedule in Sched does not count.

Speakers
avatar for Vi Lynk

Vi Lynk

Tech + People Consultant
Working as a creative consultant I help individuals expand their technological abilities and empower them to connect with others in a collaborative way. I use various digital platforms such as video, photo, websites and audio clips to tell the stories of individuals and non-profits... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
205 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

4:45pm EDT

Speaker's Meeting
MacAdmins? Speakers ONLY
Meeting for MacAdmins' Speakers to meet the conference staff, get room orientation, and Q/A.

Tuesday July 9, 2019 4:45pm - 5:15pm EDT
Deans Hall 1 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

5:00pm EDT

Conference Opening and Dinner
Kick off the conference with dinner and a great opportunity to network with colleagues, speakers, sponsors, and the conference staff.

Join us in Presidents Hall for dinner and opening remarks, the Hack-A-Thon kick off, and special presentations. Later, enjoy dessert, games, and great conversation in the Penn Stater Courtyard. A cash bar will be on-site.

Tuesday July 9, 2019 5:00pm - 7:45pm EDT
Presidents Hall Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, 215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA 16803, USA

7:00pm EDT

Hardware Hacking for macOS Admins in the Hacker's Cabin
Join us at the MacAdmins Hacker Cabin to learn and hack hardware for making Mac Administration easier. All you need is your Mac with the Arduino editor installed and we will provide the rest. We will provide you with some basic projects to get you up and running. You can then modify and extend them to implement your own ideas. Don’t worry, we’ll have some suggestions as well! Please visit the following link to reserve an Arduino board. https://twocanoes.com/hardware-hacking-for-macos-admins/

Speakers
avatar for Timothy Perfitt

Timothy Perfitt

Founder, Twocanoes Software
Timothy Perfitt is founder and CEO of Twocanoes Software. He started the company in 2012 in Naperville, IL in an effort to build best of breed Mac and iOS software and hardware. Taking advantage of Apples iBeacon and the excitement around close-proximity sensors, Twocanoes has created... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 7:00pm - 11:59pm EDT
Senate Suite
 
Wednesday, July 10
 

6:45am EDT

Conference Registration
Welcome to the MacAdmins Conference at Penn State! Once you are settled, come visit us at the registration desk to get your name badge and conference information.

Wednesday July 10, 2019 6:45am - 4:00pm EDT
Registration Desk I Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, 215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA 16803, USA

7:30am EDT

Breakfast
Breakfast for all conference participants.

Wednesday July 10, 2019 7:30am - 8:45am EDT
Presidents Hall Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, 215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA 16803, USA

9:00am EDT

Please pass the Salt... Agents and MDM.
Most assume that configuration management is only as good as the agent running on the device. Salt is a multifaceted tool that runs locally as an agent but is also capable of managing devices that don't run an agent. In this session, we'll go over practical uses of the agent and as well as an intro to the potential of Stateful MDM through Salts proxy minion system.

See a full description about this session on our website

Speakers
avatar for Wesley Whetstone

Wesley Whetstone

Mac Operations Engineer, Square
Current lead of the Mac Operations team at Square, where we use a variety of open source and in house tools to manage our fleet of thousands of Macs..
avatar for Shea Craig

Shea Craig

Senior IT Systems Engineer, SAS
High Cleric of Vim, Destroyer of Burritos, Scourge of Coffee Beans.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
207 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am EDT

Fold, spindle, and mutilate
Network printing, like much of IT, is simple in concept with devilishly difficult details your users will have no problem stumbling over. You've discovered lpadmin and config profiles for installing printers, but what about pushing or locking down features on them? Explore techniques for doing so along with things like discovering AD published printers on not-AD bound Macs and getting the Mac to hunt drivers for a printer hiding behind a server rather than making your users do it.

See a full description about this session on our website

Speakers
JS

Joshua See

Campus Technology Support Engineer, UW-River Falls
Head of care and feeding of Mac and iOS devices at a small midwestern university for over a decade, I've watched hardware, software, management tools, and concepts come and go, getting a feel for what works, what doesn't, and that "obsolete" ideas that might work again.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
208 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am EDT

Best Practices for Mac Management and Deployment
(This session will not be recorded.)

Hear about best practices for deploying Mac in both one-to-one and shared-use environments—from hardware considerations to zero-touch deployment. Explore how macOS works with device management solutions and Apple School Manager or Apple Business Manager to help IT teams get users up and running in minutes. And discuss new macOS installer

Speakers
AI

Apple Inc

Apple Education, Apple Inc.
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apples four software platforms iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS provide seamless experiences across all... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
105 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am EDT

Starting from Scratch with Munki
Are you a new Mac admin exploring management options? Thinking about switching from another tool? Or maybe just want to learn about munki for the first time? This session will teach the basic terminology and concepts around getting started with Munki.

See a full description about this session on our website

Speakers
avatar for Rick Heil

Rick Heil

IT Director, MERGE Atlanta | Boston | Chicago
Rick is the IT Director for MERGE, a full-service marketing communications firm in Atlanta, Boston, and Chicago with deep domain expertise in health sciences, technology, and financial services. As the leader of a four-person IT team, Rick's goal is to automate himself out of a job... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
206 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am EDT

Linters, Hooks, and Pipelines — Automation to Save Your Bacon
I'll introduce you to three tools from the dev ops world that seamlessly fit into the Mac admin toolkit: linters, pre-commit hooks, and CI/CD pipelines. When used properly, these tools can act as guard rails for your code as it goes from development into production. AutoPkg recipes, Munki repositories, MDM profiles, Jamf extension attributes, package builds: I'll show you examples of how each of these benefit from strategic dev ops automation.

See a full description about this session on our website

Speakers
avatar for Elliot Jordan

Elliot Jordan

End-User Platform Security, Nordstrom
Elliot has secured and automated Mac management at a diverse range of companies over the past 15 years. A frequent open source contributor and collaborator, Elliot co-created Recipe Robot, led the AutoPkgr development team, and maintains over 1,000 public AutoPkg recipes. Elliot works... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
Deans Hall 1 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am EDT

Santa in the Summer: Getting Started with Google Santa
A whitelist/blacklist application can keep your environment secure and log activity for audit purposes. Google developed a free tool called Santa for internal use and shared it with the world. This session will demonstrate how to create basic rules about what programs are allowed to run. We'll also setup a basic server to receive alerts of unauthorized application launches and monitor events.

See a full description about this session on our website

Speakers
avatar for Todd Houle

Todd Houle

Engineer, MIT
Command line junkie


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
Deans Hall 2 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am EDT

Branding and customizing Munki & Munki Report.
A look at how branding can help improve overall adoption rates within your organization. The session will explore and demonstrate the ability that Munki & Munki Report now have to customize its overall appearance to gain user confidence and boost IT credibility.

See a full description about this session on our website

Speakers
JB

Jon Brown

CEO, Grove Technologies
Jon started Jon Brown Designs & Grove Technologies as a Mac enthusiast and hobbyist. When Konfabulator first hit the scene, thats when the company first started creating widgets for the platform to be used on users desktops.When Konfabulator was sold to Yahoo, Apple started with their... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
205 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am EDT

Utilizing Jamf Pro in a HIPAA Compliant Environment
Patients are vulnerable in health care settings, not just because they are seeking medical attention but also because they are sharing private information with their health care organization. Helping patients feel comfortable enough to share this data allows professionals to provide the most efficient care and can strengthen the patient experience. This presentation will discuss helpful tools and security best practices to ensure data is stored and removed from shared devices securely. Explore simple workflows to provide a zero-touch deployment when new devices are purchased. Learn about utilizing new offerings in Jamf Pro to make technology work for you in your unique environment while ensuring HIPAA compliance.

See a full description about this session on our website

Speakers
avatar for Adam Derrick

Adam Derrick

Systems Engineer, Jamf
Adam Derrick has 12 years of diverse technical experience deploying and maintaining anything Apple. He is a hands-on information technology professional instilling leadership, vision, and creativity. Adam has many years overseeing and administrating s the day-to-day operations of... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
207 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am EDT

What's New in Apple School Manager
(This session will not be recorded.)

Apple School Manager is a simple, web-based portal that lets IT administrators deploy iPad and Mac in schools. Easily provide access to key Apple services for students, set up devices, get apps or books, and enable teachers with tools to create engaging learning experiences—all from one place. Discover new Apple School Manager features like federation with Microsoft Azure AD and strategies for integrating it into your environment.

See a full description about this session on our website

Speakers
AI

Apple Inc

Apple Education, Apple Inc.
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apples four software platforms iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS provide seamless experiences across all... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
105 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am EDT

5 Years Later: Plexify Your Classrooms!
VHS tapes are a dead technology. DVDs are dying a rapid death. But your teachers still need access to this media in their classrooms. Learn how can you future-proof your school with a digital streaming solution.

See a full description about this session on our website

Speakers
avatar for Damien Barrett

Damien Barrett

K-12 Mac System Administrator, Montclair Kimberley Academy
Damien has been supporting Macs for more than 20 years in corporate, small business, and education environments. Hes worked as an Apple Certified Macintosh Technician, Apple Certified Trainer, Interim IT Director for a cable access television station, and ran his own consulting business... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
206 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am EDT

From Imaging to Installation in 1 Semester
In our presentation 'From Imaging to Installation in 1 semester', we'll explain how we transitioned from an imaging based workflow to leveraging Apple School Manager and Jamf Pro for the provisioning of our 230 macs and 70 iOS devices in our higher education environment. We'll give examples of how we package apps and setup policies for installation at enrollment, and we'll discuss the challenges and issues we overcame while deploying High Sierra and Mojave, including the transition to APFS and the death of NetInstall.

See a full description about this session on our website

Speakers
JC

Jimmy Chiaramonte

Sr. Systems Engineer, Robert Morris University
DM

Dylan McKenna

Systems Administrator, Robert Morris University
I am a Systems Administrator at a mid-major University in Pittsburgh PA with about 5000 students. We provision and manage 4 Mac Labs totaling 98 iMacs and another 130 employee Macs. We also manage ~70 iOS devices (mostly iPads). We do most of our management via an on-premise Jamf... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
Deans Hall 2 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am EDT

Python 101
Scripting aptitude is a fundamental tool in your typical Mac admin's utility belt. This session will go over the basics of scripting in python, offer some examples of how python can help you with your day to day work, and will finish up with an interactive session to build prototype automation tools.

See a full description about this session on our website

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Chilcote

Joseph Chilcote

Client Platform Engineer, Facebook
Client Platform Engineer at Facebook.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
Deans Hall 1 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am EDT

Breach -> ATT&CK -> Osquery - Learning from breach reports to improve endpoint monitoring
Large breaches like SingHealth's resulted in detailed public reports.
Using those, we will map portions of the attacks to ATT&CK, then see how to monitor for them using qsquery.
Though most of these public reports address breaches that touched Windows environments, we will translate the Windowsness into "what would that same technique look like on Mac?".

See a full description about this session on our website

Speakers
avatar for Guillaume Ross

Guillaume Ross

Principal Security Researcher, Uptycs
Guillaume is a security consultant, working for his company, Caffeine Security, responsible for providing Information Security Program development, security architecture, incident response and other services.With a background in IT and Security Architecture, he advises clients on... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
208 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am EDT

Patch and You: Exploring External Patch Sources with Jamf Pro
Are you a Jamf Pro customer and wanting to learn more about leveraging "External Patch Sources" for your own patch definitions? Learn about the open source tools aiding others in setting up custom patch reports and patch policies, and then hear from a current Jamf customer on how they have put this to use within their environment.

See a full description about this session on our website

Speakers
avatar for Bryson Tyrrell

Bryson Tyrrell

Systems Development Engineer II, Jamf
Bryson Tyrrell is an IT professional from the Twin Cities. He works at Jamf on the Cloud Engineering team on automation and services for Jamf Cloud. In past years he has presented at the Jamf Nation User Conference, Atlassian Summit, Penn State MacAdmins, and MacADUK. You can normally... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
205 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

12:00pm EDT

Lunch
Lunch for all conference participants.

Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
Presidents Hall Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, 215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA 16803, USA

12:30pm EDT

Lunch and Visit our Sponsors
Lunch for all conference participants. After lunch, visit our sponsors in the lobby!

Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm EDT
Presidents Hall Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, 215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA 16803, USA

1:30pm EDT

Get in tune with Intune
In this session we will go over the basics of device compliance, registration, and troubleshooting with Microsoft Intune and Jamf Pro for macOS.

See a full description about this session on our website

Speakers
avatar for Bryce Carlson

Bryce Carlson

Senior Support Engineer, Jamf
Bryce is a Senior Support Engineer working on macOS and service integrations escalations at Jamf in Support. Before coming to Jamf in January of 2016 he was the Mac Admin and Manager of Housing IT at UW - Green Bay. He has been breaking and then fixing Macs ever since he got an iMac... Read More →
avatar for Shonda Hodge

Shonda Hodge

Sr. Support Engineer, Microsoft
Shonda Hodge is a Senior Support Engineer at Microsoft where she focuses on Microsoft Intune mobile device management solution. Shonda is known as the partner integration subject matter expert for Jamf, Saaswedo DatAlert, Sandblast, SEP Mobile, LookOut, and Cisco ISE. She's also responsible... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
208 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

1:30pm EDT

What's New from WWDC
(This session will not be recorded.)

Hear a recap of major announcements from WWDC across all Apple platforms. Understand how deployment workflows will change with enrollment customization and learn about significant improvements to security in macOS Catalina. Review how User Enrollment will help enable BYOD programs and cryptographically separate corporate data on Apple devices. Discover Managed Apple IDs for business, as well as new developer frameworks that support single sign-on for apps and websites.

This session will be repeated on Wednesday at 1:15 p.m., Thursday at 10:15 a.m., and Friday at 9 a.m.

See a full description about this session on our website

Speakers
AI

Apple Inc

Apple Education, Apple Inc.
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apples four software platforms iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS provide seamless experiences across all... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
105 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

1:30pm EDT

The Mythical CLI (Command Line Interface), OHH My!
In this session we will take a look at the command line interface for some of todays modern operating systems. Primarily looking at the unix based command lines of Linux and macOS. We will look at some basic commands that can make the life of a systems administrator a lot easier both on the machine and in your deployment systems.

See a full description about this session on our website

Speakers
TE

Todd Echterling

Campus IT Security Specialist / Systems Administrator, Millersville University
I am currently the Campus IT Security Specialist / Systems Administrator at Millersville University. I have been on the IT staff at MU for 20 years. In my role as Security Specialist I manage our layers from vulnerability scanning to endpoint protection. I also hold other roles on... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
207 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

1:30pm EDT

Deploying Macs from the Recovery Partition with MDS
Quickly set up and provision Macs with MDS. Within minutes of a Mac pulled out of the box, it will be set up, configured, and ready to deploy. MDS works with all Macs, including new Macs with Secure Boot and System Integrity Protection. MDS sets up all the resources for booting from the recovery partition or an external drive, wiping and installing macOS, and installing required packages. Come to this session and learn how to admins are using MDS, how MDS works, and get your questions answered.


See a full description about this session on our website

Speakers
avatar for Timothy Perfitt

Timothy Perfitt

Founder, Twocanoes Software
Timothy Perfitt is founder and CEO of Twocanoes Software. He started the company in 2012 in Naperville, IL in an effort to build best of breed Mac and iOS software and hardware. Taking advantage of Apples iBeacon and the excitement around close-proximity sensors, Twocanoes has created... Read More →
avatar for Kitzy

Kitzy

Senior IT Engineer, Fastly


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
Deans Hall 2 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

1:30pm EDT

Make your MDM Proactive and solve issues before they are problems
Finding ways to utilize cloud services to extend your MDM and make it an automated part of your workflow without needing developer skills. Get an easy glance of the state of your network's devices quickly, and parlay that into a help-desk ticket that will let you proactively solve issues before they have a chance to become problems. No matter which systems you use, the roadmap for connecting systems through APIs will hold up and give you tools to manage your department/school/business.

See a full description about this session on our website

Speakers
avatar for Jon Goldman

Jon Goldman

Director of Technology, Playbill
Jon is a former Broadway Stage Manager and has been back in IT for about 9 years. He has been working with Apple Products since his first Apple ][. He lives in Westchester (North of NYC) with his wife, 2 daughters and big fluffy white dog.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
Deans Hall 1 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

1:30pm EDT

Identity management, the step after device management
You're managing your fleet with an EMM? Great! Now what about your identities? How do you handle all those cloud-based services? The accounts on each? What about UX when we've to connect many times to multiple services with same or different credentials for work?

See a full description about this session on our website

Speakers
avatar for Yoann Gini

Yoann Gini

CEO, Abelionni
Yoann is CEO of Abelionni, a consulting working anywhere on the planet, on anything related to a SMB information system, highly experimented on scenario with intellectual property to defend. You might already have used one of his tools made for system administrators like the Admin... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
206 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

1:30pm EDT

Advanced Jamf Pro Scripting Workflows
Building better user-centric IT is a high priority for many organizations, but there are often technical hurdles that are difficult to overcome. Alectrona will go over some recent projects around solving common but time-consuming IT issues with advanced scripting workflows in Jamf Pro.

See a full description about this session on our website

Speakers
CS

Chad Swarthout

founder, Alectrona
Alectrona's expertise is in integrating Macs & iOS devices into enterprise and mid-market businesses, assisting in modernizing traditional IT towards a user-centric model. We help IT organizations solve problems with integrating their Macs with AD (either natively or via configuring... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
205 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm EDT

Welcome to Slack aka What does the dolphin mean?
Starting out as a new Mac admin? Not sure where to go to get answers to questions? Come learn about the MacAdmins Slack, the best resource for all things Apple administration and support. And best of all, you'll finally learn what the dolphin means.

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Speakers
avatar for John Eberle

John Eberle

Mac Desktop Engineer
A native of the Pittsburgh area and graduate of Penn State. Currently a Mac admin at a non-profit in the Pittsburgh area web apps, fixing hardware of all kinds, and supporting everything IT.
LR

Louise Radifera

Manager Client Services, CBS
Louise entered the world of geekdom after seeing her first tech movie where she watched HAL refuse to open the pod bay doors and then seeing the old Duotronic computers not only work, but provide answers by voice on starships on TV. She has been fascinated by computers ever since.Currently... Read More →
avatar for Alexander Smith

Alexander Smith

IT Engineer, Sprinklr


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
206 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm EDT

What's New in Apple Business Manager
(This session will not be recorded.)

Apple Business Manager is a simple, web-based portal that lets IT administrators deploy iPad, iPhone and Mac in businesses. Easily provide access to key Apple services for employees, set up devices, and purchase apps or books. Learn about new features like Managed Apple IDs for employees, federation with Microsoft Azure AD, and strategies for integrating Apple Business Manager into your environment.

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Speakers
AI

Apple Inc

Apple Education, Apple Inc.
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apples four software platforms iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS provide seamless experiences across all... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
105 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm EDT

To MDM or Not To MDM - Is that a Question?
(This session will not be recorded.)

Is MDM a requirement for managing your MacOS and iOS fleet? We were able to get by without it for a long time. However, we recently moved our organization to using MDM. This talk will cover our rationale for implementing MDM as well as how we were able to make the change with minimal impact to our users. We will touch on MDM, SKEL, DEP, and some security projects we implemented at the same time.

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Speakers
avatar for Matthew Schnittker

Matthew Schnittker

Manager, Technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios
Matt Schnittker began his association with Walt Disney Animation Studios in 1998, and currently serves as a Manager in the Systems department. His first film contribution was on Disneys ambitious 2000 animated feature, Dinosaur, and he most recently worked on the Studios feature release... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
207 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm EDT

Using DEPNotify to automate your DEP/Non-DEP build workflows
Are you looking for a way to manage the experience after DEP enrollment? I'll show you how to automate your build workflow using DEPNotify which will capture important user info, push all the apps you want delivered right away, and most importantly, keep the end user notified of what's happening on their system. This program works with most MDM's and DEP enrollment is not required.

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Speakers
avatar for Hoppy Shaw

Hoppy Shaw

Sr. Enterprise Systems Engineer, Alaska Airlines
Hoppy has worked in the tech industry for over 20 years with a focus on endpoint management. Starting with Microsoft products like SMS 2.0, he's been able to work in many different industries helping other companies manage their devices in a better way. Products that he works with... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
Deans Hall 1 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm EDT

The Joy of Semicolons
SQL is everywhere, and Mac admins are going to need some fluency with it. I want to help get you started even if I still can't write a proper JOIN statement.


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Speakers
avatar for Jason Broccardo

Jason Broccardo

Lead Systems Engineer, Glassdoor
Doing my best to not successfully automate my mistakes across the entire fleet.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
Deans Hall 2 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm EDT

Threat hunting and Malware Analysis on Mac OS X with osquery
In this talk, we share the experience of the Threat Intelligence team at Uptycs, a SaaS EDR solution provider for Mac OS X and Linux cloud workloads based on osquery, in effectively hunting for threats on the Mac OS X platform. An innovative approach to using advanced system monitoring capabilities of osquery instead of an instrumented virtualization environment for analysis and hunting will be described.

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Speakers
MS

Milan Shah

CTO, Uptycs, Inc
Intrusion Detection, Incident Investigation, Threat Hunting, Vuln Mgmt, Compliance, Linux, Containers, OSX


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
208 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm EDT

Empowering the Slack-Powered Workplace
Slack is no longer a "new" tool (see: public offering), and we have entered a new era of mature Slack use. Join us as a panel of MacAdmins Slack experts discusses how to get the most out of Slack.


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Speakers
MT

Mike Tong

Spoke
I lead partnerships at Spoke, a ticketing tool that your employees will love. Deep in Enterprise HR and IT topics from time with McKinsey. Love learning about your experience in IT - particularly with AI or Slack based tools.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
205 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

5:00pm EDT

MacAdmins Heads to the Mountains!
What a better way to spend an evening at “MacAdmins Summer Camp” than at Tussey Mountain, State College’s family-friendly fun center!

Join us for dinner and summer fun at Tussey Mountain, our local ski mountain. A cash-bar will be available. There will be go-karting, mini golf, batting cages, a skate park, hiking trails, a par-3 golf course, and more! The ski lift will also be in operation to take you to the top of the mountain for some of the best views of Happy Valley. Bus transportation is available to and from the event.

Wednesday July 10, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Tussey Mountain 301 BEAR MEADOWS ROAD, BOALSBURG, PA, 16827

8:00pm EDT

Python 3 Convert-a-thon in the Hacker's Cabin
Python 2 is end-of-life in January 2020. There are a bunch of Mac admin tools that will need to be converted to run under Python 3 before the end of the year. Perhaps you have some Python tools of your own that need to be ported to Python 3. As part of the MacAdmins Hacker’s Cabin, we’ll be working together to help get some popular Mac admins tools ready for Python 3. Or bring your own Python 2 code and work with others to help you get it ready for 2020 and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Neagle

Greg Neagle

Sr. Systems Engineer, Walt Disney Animation Studios
Greg is the engineer primarily responsible for deploying and managing macOS machines at Walt Disney Animation Studios, a studio with a long history of family entertainment reaching back to Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and forward to our latest films: "Moana", and the upcoming... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:00pm - 11:59pm EDT
Senate Suite
 
Thursday, July 11
 

7:30am EDT

Breakfast
Breakfast for all conference participants.

Thursday July 11, 2019 7:30am - 8:45am EDT
Presidents Hall Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, 215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA 16803, USA

7:30am EDT

Conference Registration
Welcome to the MacAdmins Conference at Penn State! Once you are settled, come visit us at the registration desk to get your name badge and conference information.

Thursday July 11, 2019 7:30am - 4:00pm EDT
Registration Desk I Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, 215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA 16803, USA

9:00am EDT

Committing to Thoughtful Leadership
A conversation around building a better, more modern team and ideas around how to be (and become) a great manager.

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Speakers
LR

Louise Radifera

Manager Client Services, CBS
Louise entered the world of geekdom after seeing her first tech movie where she watched HAL refuse to open the pod bay doors and then seeing the old Duotronic computers not only work, but provide answers by voice on starships on TV. She has been fascinated by computers ever since.Currently... Read More →
EM

Erin Merchant

IT Success Manager, Envoy
Erin is the Workplace Tech Success Manager at Envoy, bringing her extensive knowledge of operational IT to the B2B space. She focuses on the success of IT through its redefinition as a decision maker in business and the success of individuals through the development of dynamic career... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
206 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am EDT

From Flooded Server Room to 100% Cloud: Making your K-12 (or Business) Modern, Distributed, Resilient, Secure, and Scalable
Could your organization communicate and operate in the event of a total site shutdown? Are you leveraging all the benefits of modern cloud computing, or following the status quo? Can you operate from the coffee shop down the street as easily as the IT office?

We'll examine the total communications failure and rapid expansion imperative that motivated The Winston Preparatory School to decentralize every technology component and go 100% cloud. Part case study, part retrospective, we'll discuss not just the technology choices, but the motivation, debates, culture shifts, false starts, and pivots that led to where we are today.

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Speakers
avatar for Pax .

Pax .

Chief Technology Officer, Winston Preparatory School
Mac IT, educational technology, lifelong learning, social media, photography, music, travel, being 80/20.


Thursday July 11, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
207 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am EDT

Preparing for the Next macOS: Testing In Your Environment, and What's New!
Apple's annual OS releases, and frequent, fundamental OS changes, have caught some Mac admins unprepared. In this session, we'll discuss considerations, offer advice, as well as testing methodologies, and mention how best to provide feedback to Apple. We'll also detail specific changes coming in the next version of macOS, and how they might affect admins.

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Speakers
avatar for Robert Hammen

Robert Hammen

I've been managing Macs since before the days of OS X. As a consultant, I've performed OS X and iOS integration and support for a diverse group of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to education to small and medium businesses. I now help deploy, manage, and secure the Mac... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
Deans Hall 1 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am EDT

Wi-Fi Network Design for Apple Devices
(This session will not be recorded.)

Learn about the wireless specifications of Apple products and how iOS and macOS devices discover, join, and roam within your Wi-Fi network. Review how Wi-Fi configuration can be managed with MDM and learn the details required to support the design of a Wi-Fi network that provides the best experience for your users.

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Speakers
AI

Apple Inc

Apple Education, Apple Inc.
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apples four software platforms iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS provide seamless experiences across all... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
105 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am EDT

Getting Started With the Jamf API (Part 1)
Are you intrigued by the Jamf API but not sure how to get started? Learn how to interact with the Jamf API using real world examples.

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Speakers
avatar for Kitzy

Kitzy

Senior IT Engineer, Fastly


Thursday July 11, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
Deans Hall 2 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am EDT

A Journey From Bugs To SecureTokens
A story about two bug discoveries that led me to a clearer picture about the inner workings of SecureTokens. SecureTokens have been characterized in various ways, but the predominant viewpoint seems to be that they are a pointer.

Speakers
avatar for Simon Carlson-Thies

Simon Carlson-Thies

Macintosh SME, mPower
I am a long-time Macintosh consultant and System Administrator. I currently put my skills to work at NIH, providing Macintosh desktop support escalation and desktop engineering services via an IT contractor. In a previous life I spent a significant amount of time as a writer. One... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
208 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am EDT

Fun with User Approved MDM enrollment and Privacy Preferences Policy Controls in Mojave with FileWave!
With changes in Mojave, managing Privacy Preferences Policy Control payloads to generate expected behavior takes some careful planning. While these changes are a good thing, they do change behavior of how apps interact with the users. We'll cover when and how to create and implement them in FileWave as well as giving some background on how they work. We'll review User authenticated MDM and how that ties into kernel extension whitelisting and the Privacy profiles (also known as Transparency, Consent, Controls, aka TCC profiles).

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Kane

Jonathan Kane

Systems Engineer, Filewave
Jon is a Systems Engineer for for Filewave. He has been been active in the Apple community for over 20 years. He was a network manager for the Natick Public Schools (MA) for many years, where he used FileWave to manage a large number of endpoints. He has also worked for Apple service... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
205 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am EDT

What's New from WWDC
(This session will not be recorded.)

Hear a recap of major announcements from WWDC across all Apple platforms. Understand how deployment workflows will change with enrollment customization and learn about significant improvements to security in macOS Catalina. Review how User Enrollment will help enable BYOD programs and cryptographically separate corporate data on Apple devices. Discover Managed Apple IDs for business, as well as new developer frameworks that support single sign-on for apps and websites.

This session will be repeated on Wednesday at 1:15 p.m., Thursday at 10:15 a.m., and Friday at 9 a.m.

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Speakers
AI

Apple Inc

Apple Education, Apple Inc.
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apples four software platforms iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS provide seamless experiences across all... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
105 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am EDT

The Unusual Suspects: Existing Tools and Harvesting Knowlege
When the CIO's edict for Mac support doesn't come with a new budget, you use the tools you have. Follow a Windows-based unit's journey to Mac support, through errors, misguided assumptions, and trials that didn't work out, to success by embracing the tools already on hand. We rediscover old truths and embrace the practical aspects of Mac management while thinking differently.

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Speakers
avatar for Andrew Laurence

Andrew Laurence

Systems Analyst, University of California, Irvine
Andrew Laurence wrangles endpoints at the University of California, Irvine's Office of Information Technology. He has been a systems analyst and administrator for longer than he cares to admit. His career includes being "the Mac guy", a linux/Solaris sysadmin, product owner for an... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
207 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am EDT

A Year on the Client Platform Engineering Team at Uber
It's been a busy year for the Uber Client Platform Engineering team! Come share the lessons learned from globally deploying MDM to tens-of-thousands of devices globally during a time of hyper-growth. This session will focus on procurement considerations, as well as Workspace ONE cross-platform architecture, provisioning options and enrollment for currently deployed devices.

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Speakers
DD

Danielle Di Bella

Senior Client Platform Engineer, Uber
Danielle is a Senior Information Technology Engineer experienced in cross-platform systems architecture, procurement, automated provisioning, management, security and monitoring for computers and other mobile devices. She has been an Apple Certified Trainer since 2012 and ran her... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
206 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am EDT

Getting Started With the Jamf API
Are you intrigued by the Jamf API but not sure how to get started? Learn how to interact with the Jamf API using real world examples.

See a full description about this session on our website

Speakers
avatar for Kitzy

Kitzy

Senior IT Engineer, Fastly


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
Deans Hall 2 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am EDT

Notarization and macOS, what it does, why you need it, and how the OS handles things when you don't have it.
Beginning with macOS 10.14.5, macOS will be more aggressive about requiring notarization of some application binaries. What is notarization for? What does it ensure that developers do? How does it benefit you as a user? How do you need to prepare your environment to check for notarization, provide exceptions for critical utilities, and plan fo the future? This session will take you through the basics of what it means to have a notarized binary, how notarization occurs during the build cycle, what it can mean if an application isn't notarized, and how to handle whitelisting applications with UAKEL and UAMDM.

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Speakers
avatar for Tom Bridge

Tom Bridge

Partner, Technolutionary LLC
Tom Bridge is a partner at Technolutionary LLC, providing IT support to dozens of Mac-focused businesses with more than 600 endpoints, from organizations as small as two to as large as two hundred. He is the producer of the Mac Admins Podcast. He lives in Brookland, District of Columbia... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
Deans Hall 1 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am EDT

Hands On with DNS Security
Get familiar with the techniques used to attack and break DNS.

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Speakers
avatar for Ben Greisler

Ben Greisler

Owner, Kadimac Corp
This is the place I am supposed to be telling you how long my history is in the IT/Apple world but AARP decided to send me a membership card today and that is a bit of a buzzkill so let's just say that I've had an opportunity to learn from and stand on the shoulders of some really... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
208 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am EDT

Next Gen Mac Management: Harnessing the power of Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager to deliver state control
Ever wondered how to enforce a certain security configuration, make real-time adjustments on the fly or solve issues through automation? Learn about what Ivanti is doing that enables this capability today and how we are moving to real-time actions and automation to offer administrators unprecedented control.

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Speakers
avatar for Steve Goodrich

Steve Goodrich

Software Engineer, Apple Technologies, Ivanti
Steve is an Apple technologies specialist at Ivanti (or as his team like to say iVanti). Steve has been a professional software developer for over 30 years. He has written embedded systems, telecom engineering software, warehouse management systems, and integrated medical practice... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
205 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

12:00pm EDT

Lunch
Lunch for all conference participants.

Thursday July 11, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
Presidents Hall Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, 215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA 16803, USA

12:30pm EDT

Lunch and Visit our Sponsors
Lunch for all conference participants. After lunch, visit our sponsors in the lobby!

Thursday July 11, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm EDT
Presidents Hall Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, 215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA 16803, USA

1:30pm EDT

From Mac Servers to NAS: The Great Migration
In this session, I will give an introduction to Network Attached Storage (NAS) servers. The session will include information on what a NAS server is, what one can do, how you might be able to replace a Mac server with a NAS server, potential limitations, and some tips and tricks for managing a NAS server.

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Speakers
BH

Bryan Heinz

IT Manager, Simantel Group, Ltd.
Bryan Heinz is the IT Manager for the ad agency Simantel in Peoria, IL. He works on everything from resetting user passwords to managing server infrastructure. When not at work, you can find Bryan hanging out with his spouse and friends, playing video games, programming, or watching... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
207 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

1:30pm EDT

Installer Package Scripting: Making your deployments easier, one !# at a time
Use the power of installer packages and scripting to solve your deployment problems!

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Speakers
avatar for Rich Trouton

Rich Trouton

IT Technology Senior Consultant, SAP
Rich Trouton has been doing Macintosh system and server administration for over twenty years and has supported Macs in a number of different environments, including university, government, medical research and advertising. His current position is at SAP, where he works with the rest... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
Deans Hall 1 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

1:30pm EDT

Building and Executing an Amazing Shared iOS Environment
Educators embrace adding new technology into the classroom, however, are they taking the necessary steps to ensure an optimal user experience while ensuring students data is not left out in the open for others to compromise? Are you wasting hours manually configuring carts of iPads every summer? Investing time in proper configuration of shared iOS devices allows IT professionals to provide optimal support as well as strengthen the relationship with faculty members.

This presentation will review effectively executing Jamf Setup & Reset to ensure data is stored and removed from your shared device securely. Discuss the initial implementation, configuration, and time investment necessary. Examine best practices for setting up managed iOS applications so you can eliminate shared Apple ID’s. Discover how proactively managing devices eliminates the need for annual wipe and refresh of shared devices. Explore tools that will assist you to succeed in your unique shared environment..

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Speakers
avatar for Adam Derrick

Adam Derrick

Systems Engineer, Jamf
Adam Derrick has 12 years of diverse technical experience deploying and maintaining anything Apple. He is a hands-on information technology professional instilling leadership, vision, and creativity. Adam has many years overseeing and administrating s the day-to-day operations of... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
206 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

1:30pm EDT

Robotic Process Automation: Leveraging Cron, Scripts and Databases for Automating Tasks
(This session will not be recorded.)

Want to eliminate repetitive tasks, free up time for fun projects, feel a sense of achievement, impress bosses/colleagues/family/friends? Then you won't want to miss this presentation! I'll explain key concepts on RPA and how to apply them from your Mac. Warning: This is not a presentation on DevOps automation, but rather just a talk about general task automation via blending of cron jobs, scripts and databases / data sources / REST APIs, etc.

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Speakers
JD

John Duong

Senior Manager, Solutions Architect, Pfizer Inc
John Duong is a proven Business Technology Senior Manager with over 19 years experience and demonstrated history of success working in the pharmaceuticals and defense industries. John has been with Pfizer for the past 3.5 years and now serves as Senior Manager, Solutions Architect... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
208 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

1:30pm EDT

Impractical Python file and data for today's Mac admins
Learn why you might want to choose Python to process data on macOS and how you can get started.

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Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Reichman

Jeremy Reichman

Macintosh Systems Engineer, Tamman Technologies, Inc.
Jeremy Reichman is a Lead Macintosh Systems Engineer with Tamman Technologies in Philadelphia and a resident of Southeastern Pennsylvania. He presented or co-presented at Penn State MacAdmins Conferences in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016 on topics such as packaging, scripting/automation... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
Deans Hall 2 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

1:30pm EDT

Apple Security and Privacy Overview
(This session will not be recorded.)

Apple is committed to helping protect customers with leading privacy and security technologies that are designed to safeguard personal information, as well as comprehensive methods to help protect corporate data in an enterprise environment. Learn the fundamentals of macOS and iOS security, as well as what's new in security this year.

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Speakers
AI

Apple Inc

Apple Education, Apple Inc.
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apples four software platforms iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS provide seamless experiences across all... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
105 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

1:30pm EDT

Balancing User Security and Privacy with Device Management and how Addigy can help
One of the things that separates Apple from others is their emphasis on privacy and security for the device user. This emphasis can make it seem that Privacy and Security are contradictory to supporting your organizations goals with Device Management, but the two are complementary. In this session we will discuss the privacy and security measures that Apple is building and how they will help you get your job done. And, how Addigy and the Addigy community can further help!

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Speakers
avatar for John Sutcliffe

John Sutcliffe

Senior Product Manager, Addigy
John is part of the Product Management team at Addigy. Addigy is a multi-tenant web app for managing your your Macs and iOS devices. John has been working with the Apple eco-system for the last decade. He lives in Minnesota despite the long never ending winters with his better half... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
205 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm EDT

Project Management and the Mac Admin
Learn how key project management skills dovetail into being a Mac Admin.

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Speakers
avatar for Chris Golebiowski

Chris Golebiowski

Engineer, Biogen
Chris is a Systems Engineer, responsible for Mac and mobile engineering at Biogen. Along with several technical certifications, including ACMT, he is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) of over 8 years. Chris has led and supported major technology roll outs both as... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
Deans Hall 1 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm EDT

Empowering Teachers: A Classroom Centric Approach to iPad Management
How do we know students aren't using their iPads to goof off?
"We can just lock the iPads down, right?"

If your students use iPads, you've probably been asked some variant of these questions by your teachers. Learn how Canisius High School has implemented Apple Classroom, Schoolwork, and other management tools to give teachers control of their classroom without sacrificing the student learning experience.

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Speakers
avatar for Nikki Lewandowski

Nikki Lewandowski

Systems Administrator, Canisius High School
Nikki joined the Canisius High School (Grades 9-12) IT staff in 2011 to provide support and assist in developing educational resources for their 1:1 iPad deployment for both teachers and students. In addition to the continued development of the iPad program, Canisius has three student... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
206 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm EDT

Fast macOS Management with Chef
A hands-on session where you will learn how to use Chef to manage your macOS machines. We will cover the basics of using API Cookbooks and testing changes.

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Speakers
avatar for Nate Walck

Nate Walck

Sr. Client Platform Engineer, Uber
Nate has been involved in the MacAdmin community and in various open source projects since 2010, including Munki, Puppet and Chef. Nate is part of the Client Platform Engineering team at Uber.


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
208 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm EDT

Moving to the Future of macOS Deployment (a little late)
We knew macOS changes were coming, we knew imaging was dying, but now we really need to make changes to our workflow to deploy new machines. These are the steps it took to get DEP "imaging" working from signup to deployment.

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Speakers
avatar for Adam Wickert

Adam Wickert

Desktop System Administrator, Hamilton College
A computer enthusiast who went to school for digital video and ended up supporting the Macs he worked on. Currently working in higher education in upstate New York, with experience in .gov. Also, a former Genius.


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
Deans Hall 2 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm EDT

Everyone Can Code, even MacAdmins!
(This session will not be recorded.)

Learn about some of the new developer technologies like SwiftUI that were previewed at WWDC and explore some of the work that students and educators have done with Everyone Can Code curriculum. Discover how easy it is to actually build an iOS app using Swift and hear how these skills can be applied in your job as a MacAdmin.

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Speakers
AI

Apple Inc

Apple Education, Apple Inc.
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apples four software platforms iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS provide seamless experiences across all... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
105 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm EDT

Making a Jamf Uploader for Everyone
Give your site admins the ability to upload and edit scripts, packages and profiles to jamf without giving away the keys to the kingdom.

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Speakers
avatar for Joshua Harvey

Joshua Harvey

Senior Systems Administrator, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Over the past 9 years, working with computers went from being just a hobby to a career that allows me to say I love what I do. I started with a big beard and glasses as a Genius at Apple, then jumped (feet first) into the world of Government Contracting (they had cookies..) as a Systems... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
207 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm EDT

Complete the Zero-Touch Puzzle: Prestage User Enrollments Using munkipkg, DEPNotify, JumpCloud, and your MDM of Choice
DEP makes onboarding systems a breeze but what about the onboarding and activation of end-user email and system accounts? Eliminate "temporary" passwords from your workflow and allow users to activate their system and email accounts by creating a secure password during the enrollment process. This session will illustrate how to achieve a true zero-touch experience for user and system onboarding by integrating JumpCloud's Directory-as-a-Service

Speakers
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Scott Reed

Manager Solutions Architecture, JumpCloud
Scott Reed is a Solutions Architect at JumpCloud who is dedicated to solving problems with his keyboard. He is the author of the JumpCloud PowerShell module and JumpClouds Zero-Touch macOS workflows. He lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife Annie and their black lab Lucy.


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
205 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

5:00pm EDT

MacAdmins Survey Says…
Start the evening with dinner and the sponsor drawings promptly at 5:30 PM, followed by MacAdmins Community Feud! Watch your fellow admins team up and compete to name the most popular community responses to survey questions with a chance to win bragging rights for a whole year!

After dinner, shuttles will be looping to the Creamery, the Nittany Lion Inn, and the Penn Stater till 9:30 PM.

Thursday July 11, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Presidents Hall Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, 215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA 16803, USA
 
Friday, July 12
 

7:30am EDT

Breakfast
Breakfast for all conference participants.

Friday July 12, 2019 7:30am - 8:45am EDT
Presidents Hall Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, 215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA 16803, USA

9:00am EDT

Going full cloud with Azure AD or Google Cloud Identity
Going full cloud for an information system can be challenging, especially when it's time to think about identity and device management. During this talk, we will walk through the Azure AD and Google Cloud Identity services to discover how to use them with any kind of device management solution that support LDAP.

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Speakers
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Yoann Gini

CEO, Abelionni
Yoann is CEO of Abelionni, a consulting working anywhere on the planet, on anything related to a SMB information system, highly experimented on scenario with intellectual property to defend. You might already have used one of his tools made for system administrators like the Admin... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
207 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am EDT

iPad Evolution at Gateway School District
A case study of the iPad Deployment at Gateway School District covering mistakes learned from our first 1:1 deployment back in 2014 to our second change deployment in 2017 and covering our Shared iPad mass deployments in Elementary this year with all the craziness that came with it.

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Speakers
avatar for Jesse C. Smillie

Jesse C. Smillie

Mac & Linux Adminstrator, Gateway School District


Friday July 12, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
206 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am EDT

macOS 10.15, the future of Mac administration and more, AMA
You’ve got questions… and we’ve got answers! Or, at least some rather strong opinions. Here's your golden ticket to ask some of the veterans of the Mac Admin community for their wisdom, advice, and individual perspectives. Bring your questions, particularly about macOS 10.15, career prospects, etc.

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Speakers
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Rich Trouton

IT Technology Senior Consultant, SAP
Rich Trouton has been doing Macintosh system and server administration for over twenty years and has supported Macs in a number of different environments, including university, government, medical research and advertising. His current position is at SAP, where he works with the rest... Read More →
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Jennifer Unger

Platform Engineer
Jennifer has been an Apple user since birth and a long time Mac engineer. She is currently in the financial field, working to blend security regulations with user creativity.
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Robert Hammen

I've been managing Macs since before the days of OS X. As a consultant, I've performed OS X and iOS integration and support for a diverse group of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to education to small and medium businesses. I now help deploy, manage, and secure the Mac... Read More →
avatar for Allen Golbig

Allen Golbig

Mac Systems Engineer, NASA GRC
Allen has worked as a Mac admin in healthcare, education and now in the federal space at NASA Glenn Research Center. Yes, NASA is in Cleveland.
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Amanda Wuest

Client Systems Administrator, Lower Merion School District
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Lisa Davies

Security Engineer, Redox
Long time engineer specializing in automation and large Mac deployments, making a career transition to InfoSec.


Friday July 12, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
Deans Hall 1 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am EDT

What's New from WWDC
(This session will not be recorded.)

Hear a recap of major announcements from WWDC across all Apple platforms. Understand how deployment workflows will change with enrollment customization and learn about significant improvements to security in macOS Catalina. Review how User Enrollment will help enable BYOD programs and cryptographically separate corporate data on Apple devices. Discover Managed Apple IDs for business, as well as new developer frameworks that support single sign-on for apps and websites.

This session will be repeated on Wednesday at 1:15 p.m., Thursday at 10:15 a.m., and Friday at 9 a.m.

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Speakers
AI

Apple Inc

Apple Education, Apple Inc.
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apples four software platforms iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS provide seamless experiences across all... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
105 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am EDT

Deployment considerations and workflows for Adobe CC2019 in Education
Covering Adobe CC2019 deployment workflows, rollouts and the new Shared Device Licensing

See a full description about this session on our website

Speakers
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Darren Wallace

Lead Systems Engineer, dataJAR Ltd
Darren has been tinkering with Macs on a professional level for more than 15 years. He started as a fresh-faced hardware repair trainee and has fond memories of iBook G4 Logic Board repairs! Over the years, he progressed on to executive relations and eventually consultancy.In the... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
Deans Hall 2 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am EDT

Build a Web Application with Swift
We all know Swift is great for writing iOS and macOS end user applications. But did you know that Swift is also great for server side applications as well? In this session we will look at a Swift web application built with the Vapor web framework. Our example application will maintain a list of e-mail addresses and allow you to check the list against the "Have I been pwned" web site for security breaches in which those e-mail addresses may have been exposed.

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Speakers
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Steve Goodrich

Software Engineer, Apple Technologies, Ivanti
Steve is an Apple technologies specialist at Ivanti (or as his team like to say iVanti). Steve has been a professional software developer for over 30 years. He has written embedded systems, telecom engineering software, warehouse management systems, and integrated medical practice... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
208 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am EDT

The XML-Files: I Want To Believe
A year after the introduction of the iPhone, Apple began hinting at their vision of the future of device management: mobile profiles. Eleven years later, Mac management with profiles is still a world of unfulfilled promises, mysteries, misdirections, and strange disappearances. But the promise of simplicity and consistency that MDM _could_ bring is so compelling, I want to believe. And the MacAdmin community of geniuses, skeptics, crackpots, and believers are the people making that future possible today through hard work, guess work, reverse work, tears, and lots and lots of coffee.

See a full description about this session on our website

Speakers
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Tobias Morrison

Technology Alignment Manager, GlobalMac IT
Tobias Morrison is an aging hipster from an age before fixy bikes and steampunk hats. His favorite computer is his first, an Apple ][ on which he learned to type BASIC from the pages of COMPUTE! magazine. He likes his music heavy and loud. He has strong opinions that he keeps to himself... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
Deans Hall 1 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am EDT

Manage Software in Computer Labs on a Budget
Want to manage software on Macs in a shared, computer lab environment, but your resources (budget) are limited? There is an option! This session will cover Munki and other complementary tools that can be used to manage software on your shared macOS lab devices.

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Speakers
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Brian Davis

Desktop Engineer, East Carolina University
I have worked in higher education for the past 15 years supporting computer labs on the campus of East Carolina University, with the past 3 years supporting roughly 400 Macs. Apple Certified Mac Technician


Friday July 12, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
208 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am EDT

Zero Touch Deployment on a budget
Not everyone is using modern deployment methods yet, and still run internal directories and manually deploy devices. 
  • What are the options for a cloud directory service ?
  • Do I really need an MDM ?
  • What do I need the MDM to do ?
  • What about other tools ?
  • What about Single Sign on ?
  • What is the client budget ?
What is Zero Touch Deployment ?
Once committed what is the process and how do we test the new workflow ?
  • Pick a Directory
options: AzureAD, Google & JumpCloud
  • Configure other infrastructure
  • Procure devices for deployment
  • Shortlist MDMs that fit client requirements 
We chose to investigate SimpleMDM, Mosyle & Fleetsmith.
  • Deploy test devices and compare

See a full description about this session on our website

Speakers
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Dave Weale

Consultant, IT Dept
Serial Conference Attendee, Apple Certified Trainer & Consultant. Dad. A milestone birthday, along with gentle encouragement from colleagues in the UK provided the motivation to talk this year.


Friday July 12, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
207 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am EDT

Slack CPE and Chef
Learn how Slack's CPE team uses Chef's methodology to develop, test and deploy configuration management against its clients and infrastructure.

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Speakers
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Lucas Hall

Client Platform Engineer, Slack
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Ryan Moon

Sr Client Platform Engineer @ Slack, Slack Technologies Inc.
"I stepped out onto the midway."I've always wanted to use that in a biography.One of the thousand aspiring audio engineers who found it easier to stick with computers.I ride a ferry to work, so that I can say: "I've been at sea."


Friday July 12, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
Deans Hall 2 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am EDT

Best Practices for macOS and iOS Security
(This session will not be recorded.)

Apple products are secure by design. From the platform to the network to the apps, everything a business needs is available in both iOS and macOS. Together, these components give Apple platforms their industry-leading security without compromising the user experience. Learn about how to leverage native security features to accomplish requirements set by your organization. Discover how to ask the right questions and apply best practices to achieve the best end result.

See a full description about this session on our website

Speakers
AI

Apple Inc

Apple Education, Apple Inc.
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apples four software platforms iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS provide seamless experiences across all... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
206 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am EDT

What’s New for macOS Management in Workspace ONE UEM
VMware will talk about new features and functionality for macOS management recently added to Workspace ONE UEM.

Friday July 12, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
205 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

12:00pm EDT

Lunch
Lunch for all conference participants.

Friday July 12, 2019 12:00pm - 1:15pm EDT
Presidents Hall Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, 215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA 16803, USA