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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

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

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.

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Speakers
JC

Jimmy Chiaramonte

Sr. Systems Engineer, Robert Morris University
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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

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.


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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

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
 
Thursday, July 11
 

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
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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

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

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
 
Friday, July 12
 

9:00am EDT

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

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Speakers
avatar for Darren Wallace

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

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
avatar for Brian Davis

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

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Speakers
avatar for Dave Weale

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