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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

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.

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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

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.

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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
 
Thursday, July 11
 

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

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.

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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

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
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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

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
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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
 
Friday, July 12
 

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
avatar for Lucas Hall

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