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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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Wednesday, July 10
 

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.

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Speakers
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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

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.

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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 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.

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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

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.

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Speakers
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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

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
 
Thursday, July 11
 

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

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.

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 →


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

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
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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
 
Friday, July 12
 

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
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 →
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 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 →
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
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.


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.

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