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Sunday, June 26
 

3:30pm

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.

Sunday June 26, 2016 3:30pm - 7:00pm
Registration Desk I 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803
 
Monday, June 27
 

6:45am

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 June 27, 2016 6:45am - 5:00pm
Registration Desk I 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

7:30am

Breakfast
Breakfast for all conference participants.

Monday June 27, 2016 7:30am - 8:45am
Presidents Halls 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

8:30am

Workshop Welcome
Workshop Day Welcome from a member of the conference steering committee.

Monday June 27, 2016 8:30am - 8:45am
Presidents Halls 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am

Packaging Workshop
(This workshop will not be recorded.)

A hands-on workshop where you will learn how to tear apart and inspect third-party Apple installer packages and to build your own packages.

Workshop Details
Lunch and Snack service will be provided during this workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Neagle

Greg Neagle

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


Monday June 27, 2016 9:00am - 4:30pm
206 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am

Deploying iPad and Mac in Education
(This workshop will not be recorded.)

Learn how to automate device setup, manage devices over the air, and streamline content distribution with Apple Deployment Programs. At this event, you’ll get details about the Device Enrollment Program, Volume Purchase Program, Apple ID, and mobile device management.

Workshop Details
Lunch and Snack service will be provided during this workshop.


Monday June 27, 2016 9:00am - 4:30pm
205 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am

Mac Deployment Options
(This workshop will not be recorded.)

This workshop will focus on the deployment of Macs and all the different methods admins can use to get a computer ready for the end user. In discussing different deployment solutions we will cover the pros and cons of each method. Areas that will be touched upon will include workflows on image creations and the tools to create and deploy them, software deployment options covering tools both free and commercial, and lastly managing computer and user preferences. Hopefully you will come out of this workshop with new ideas on how to deploy your Macs in your environment.

Workshop Details
Lunch and Snack service will be provided during this workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel McCullough

Daniel McCullough

Support Engineer, JAMF Software
I'm a multimedia artist & electronic musician, from Lancaster, Pennsylvania; I'm currently residing in Wisconsin. I worked at Apple for 5 years, training newcomers and power users alike in Logic Pro, Aperture and Final Cut. I attended Drexel University in Philadelphia, where I first encountered the Casper Suite; the rest is history!
avatar for Vaughn Miller

Vaughn Miller

Desktop Engineer, Lafayette College
Vaughn has been working in higher ed IT for longer than he cares to admit, and is currently working as a Desktop Engineer at Lafayette College in Easton, PA.
BP

Balmes Pavlov

Senior Desktop Engineer, VSA Partners, Inc.
Balmes Pavlov currently works as the Senior Desktop Engineer at VSA Partners. In his time managing Macs, He has made use of various tools including: AutoDMG, DeployStudio, packaging software tools such as Packages/Iceberg/pkgbuild for the deployment of packages, JAMF's Casper Suite, configuration profiles to manage OS & application preferences, and netboot services.


Monday June 27, 2016 9:00am - 4:30pm
Deans Hall I and II

9:00am

Build your own pocket Netboot Server and Munki/Reposado repo with a Raspberry Pi / Goooooooaaaaaaaaallllllll!
(These workshops will not be recorded.)

This workshop session features two half day workshops

Build your own pocket Netboot Server and Munki  Get ready to dive into Raspberry Pi hacking. During this 1/2 day workshop, build a working netboot server with a Munki/Reposado repository from start to finish. Learn the basics of setting up the Raspberry Pi, installing software, and tweaking the settings. No soldering required, but you do have bring your own Raspberry Pi to the session (we will have a limited number that you can purchase if needed).
Presentation Feedback at: https://bit.ly/psumac-47

Goooooooaaaaaaaaallllllll!  Trouble getting off the mark? Too much to do and not enough time? Too many interests and don’t know how to get it all done? Learn to make this year a year or productivity.
Presentation Feedback at: https://bit.ly/psumac-44

Workshop Details 

Lunch and Snack service will be provided during this workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Lefkowitz

Pam Lefkowitz

President, Core Computing Technologies, Inc.
IT Consultant, business owner, DNS Goddess, conference mom, power knitter, dog owner, joke teller, cider-drinker, shoe-buyer, adult coloring book fan, and all around nice guy. I believe that David Tenant is the one true Dr. Who, that Batman isn't really a superhero, and that Buffy's musical episode rocked. I am bi-platform and when I work on Windows it makes me sad. I color outside the lines and I suffer imposter syndrome but don't tell... Read More →
avatar for Timothy Perfitt

Timothy Perfitt

Founder, Twocanoes Software
Timothy Perfitt is founder and CEO of Twocanoes Software, Inc and Twocanoes Labs, LLC. 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 Apple?s iBeacon and Timothy lives in Naperville, IL, with his wife and 10 year old son. He is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, serving in the Solomon Islands from 1991 to 1993 and is fluent Pijin, the common language of... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 9:00am - 4:30pm
208 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am

Introduction to Offensive Security
(This workshop will not be recorded.)

Keeping IT services secure is a day-to-day task. Like in many other domains, being able to protect a computer-based system means being able to attack it. During this full-day workshop, you will learn about the most popular steps used in an attack. The main idea behind this process is to allow you to better understand how an attacker thinks.

Workshop Details
Lunch and Snack service will be provided during this workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Yoann Gini

Yoann Gini

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


Monday June 27, 2016 9:00am - 4:30pm
207 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

4:45pm

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

Monday June 27, 2016 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Deans Hall I 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

5:00pm

Kickoff Dinner
Kick off the conference with dinner and a great opportunity to network with colleagues, speakers, sponsors, and conference staff at the Penn Stater.

Monday June 27, 2016 5:00pm - 7:45pm
Presidents Halls 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803
 
Tuesday, June 28
 

6:45am

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 June 28, 2016 6:45am - 10:00am
Registration Desk I 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

7:30am

Breakfast
Breakfast for all conference participants.

Tuesday June 28, 2016 7:30am - 8:45am
Presidents Halls 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

8:30am

Conference Welcome
Welcome to the Conference! By a member of the conference steering committee.

Tuesday June 28, 2016 8:30am - 8:45am
Presidents Halls 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am

Bash, In a NutShell
This fast paced, hands-on, bash scripting session will have you tapping keys and sharing code. Come learn how to convert your daily GUI tasks to automated code! Please bring your bash questions and we will try to answer them!

Speakers
avatar for Chris Lawson

Chris Lawson

IT Consultant/Support Specialist, Penn State Altoona
Chris Lawson | | IT Consultant/Systems Administrator, Classroom and Student Technology Services, Penn State Altoona | | Chris is the IT Consultant for the Penn State Altoona Communications Program and an Apple Systems Administrator for the Classroom and Student Technology Services group at Penn State Altoona. Chris has provided support, consulting and systems management for the Communications Program since 2010. He is responsible for... Read More →
avatar for Rusty Myers

Rusty Myers

Systems Administrator, Pennsylvania State University
Rusty is an Apple systems administrator in the Classroom and Lab Computing group at Penn State. He has been involved in systems management at Penn State since 2004. Rusty is responsible for managing the deployment and maintenance of Apple systems for the public labs at Penn State.He enjoys all aspects of Mac systems life cycle management, particularly automating processes, and is also interested in implementing ITIL best practices. He is... Read More →



Tuesday June 28, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Deans Hall II 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am

Penn State - College of Education - Case Study
An overview of the OS X and iOS deployment in Penn State's College of Education and the tools used to provide a seamless experience to our faculty, staff and graduate students.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Miller

Joshua Miller

Systems Administrator, The Pennsylvania State University
Josh, a former Windows System Administrator has fully embraced the world of Mac and the vibrant MacAdmin community. Currently, he works at Penn State for the College of Education where they have a 50/50 split of Macs and PCs. He works exclusively with OS X and iOS devices and designs the management system around these devices. Their goal is to empower their users to choose the software they need and have it "just work" on their device. In his... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
208 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am

Systematic Troubleshooting: Nine Indispensable Rules to Find Bugs Fast
This presentation shows you how to find out what's wrong with stuff, quick. It's short and fun because it has to, and since you're an admin, your time is too valuable to waste. Even if you're not an admin, you often come across something that's broken, and you have to figure out how to fix it. Join us and learn the Nine Indispensable Rules to find the most elusive software, hardware, or network problems, and the strategies about when to apply each one.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Meehan

Brian Meehan

Director of Information Technology, Allendale Columbia School
Rescued from the world of IT consulting in 2011, Brian currently evangelizes technology and education for the staff, faculty, students and parents of this N-12 school in Western NY. And when he's not doing that, he might be playing guitar, cycling or flying kites. But probably not sleeping. Brian was also formerly a firefighter and EMT, and enjoys the similarities between troubleshooting humans and troubleshooting IT systems.
avatar for Dennis Wurster

Dennis Wurster

Computer Services Engineer, Eastman School of Music
Dennis Wurster prides himself as a user-advocate, and constantly works to untangle complexity and establish efficiency. By day, he is a Computer Systems Engineer at the Eastman School of Music. By night, he consults with small businesses in his hometown of Rochester, New York. Dennis has been published in TidBITS, the Mac Administrator's Journal, and MacAuthority. He has presented at MacAdmin and the User Group Leadership Conference.


Tuesday June 28, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
207 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am

Manage Your iPads With An iPad
(This session will not be recorded.)

In the world of one-to-one programs, tracking which student has which device, whether it be a laptop or a tablet, can quickly become a logistical nightmare. As part of this sponsor session, Cross IT looks at a case study where a custom business app has allowed an iPad to become the management tool of choice when assigning a device to a student, recording damage and repair information, and collecting the device at years end.

Speakers
avatar for Donald Kelly

Donald Kelly

Systems & Network Administration Consultant, Cross IT Services and Solutions
Don Kelly fell in love with the Mac platform from his days as a student at Penn State University, working with them in the editing labs of the Carnegie Building. He went on to work for and eventually manage one of Western Pennsylvania's premier Apple Specialist store locations. In his current position, he gets to not only work with Macs on a daily basis, but is involved in the administration of many Mac centered environments. When it comes to the... Read More →
avatar for D. Todd Weller

D. Todd Weller

Senior Data Systems Architect, Cross IT Services & Solutions, LLC
Todd is the senior data systems architect with Cross IT Services & Solutions, an IT solution provider which specializes in three core areas: custom business application design and implementation, network and server infrastructure engineering, and client hosting solutions. Todd has used and developed custom business solutions for over 14 years for both in-house and outside client use. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
205 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am

DeployStudio: More tips, tricks and discussions
DeployStudio has a number of features available that most people do not use, or even know exist. Combine this with other third-party tools that help to extend the functionality of DeployStudio, and you have a recipe for 75 minutes of geeking out.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Felton

Nathan Felton

Sr. PC Systems Administrator, Rochester Institute of Technology
Sr. PC/Mac Systems Administrator @ RIT, Father, Casual Gamer, Nature and Green Enthusiast, and Technology Guru.


Tuesday June 28, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
206 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am

Preference Management with Profiles
A look at what configuration profiles can do, how you can create them, and how you can deploy them to machines you manage.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Neagle

Greg Neagle

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


Tuesday June 28, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Deans Hall I 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am

GRAPH ALL THE THINGS: Alerting and Monitoring for Mac Admins
Every Mac, Linux, and Windows computer comes with a powerful Swiss Army Knife tool: the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). While SNMP in reality can be anything but simple, gathering basic metrics to keep yourself informed on your infrastructure sure is! Learn how to leverage and configure basic SNMP values and use Observium to keep a better handle on your uptime, downtime, and in between time.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Heil

Rick Heil

Senior IT Manager, PARTNERS+simons
Rick is the Senior IT Manager for PARTNERS+simons, a full-service marketing communications firm with deep domain expertise in health sciences, technology, and financial services. As one of a two-person Mac Admin team, Rick's goal is to automate himself out of a job so he can replace his desk with a couch.


Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Deans Hall I 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am

So you're going to move your data center?
Who in the world tries to move an entire data center in a weekend? Two sysadmins will discuss how they each tackled moving their individual organizations data centers, including planning, implementation, unexpected twists, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Kaiser

Sean Kaiser

Systems Integration Specialist, Northmont City Schools
I am the systems and network administrator for Northmont City Schools near Dayton, OH. Over the course of 15 years, I have managed file servers, ranging from ASIP to Synology; networks, from 10 mbps 3Com hubs to Arista 10 gpbs fiber switches; wireless systems from individual AirPort base stations to a 400+ access point Aruba system. I'm also in charge of maintaining our munki system, our OpenLDAP system, and many other servers and services... Read More →
avatar for Steve Yuroff

Steve Yuroff

Network and System Administrator, Hiebing
Steve works as the lead of a 2 person IT team at a leading midwest marketing and creative agency, where they're responsible for 90+ end user machines, servers of many platforms, the network, WiFi, remote workers, security, databases, firewalls, and everything else that might potentially be involved with keeping technology humming smoothly and serving the needs of his organization. When not taming technical issues, Steve might be found at a... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
208 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am

Blue Team 101: Building Defensible Systems
Use principals of OS hardening, change detection, and continuous monitoring to detect malicious activity on your machine and build defensible OS X systems.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Griggs

Daniel Griggs

Founding Partner / CEO, cmdSecurity
Daniel Griggs is the CEO and founding partner at cmdSecurity, an IT firm in the DC area specializing in Apple device security and management at scale. Before starting cmdSecurity Dan worked with various government agencies including working on the STIG for the US DoD. Dan created and maintains cmdSecurity's Apple device security and management platform as well as continues to advise on multiple security standards for the government and private... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
206 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am

The ABC's of CCP: Spelling out application management with Adobe's Creative Cloud Packager
Learn the new normal of managing Adobe software. From packaging and updating Creative Cloud applications via Creative Cloud Packager (CCP) to managing licensing via serial numbers, license pools, or Adobe’s web-based dashboard—this isn’t like any boxed software suite you’ve ever seen.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Fergus

Patrick Fergus

Macintosh Desktop Technician, Meredith Corporation
Patrick is a Mac admin at Meredith Corporation, home of Better Homes and Gardens. When not staring at glowing rectangles, he'd rather be smoking pork shoulders and traveling with his family.


Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Deans Hall II 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am

I Want My Windows Apps: Everyone can benefit from application virtualization
Being a Mac Admin is hard sometimes, especially when many of your customers need Windows applications to do their job. There are many ways to achieve this, here is our story....How our IT department was able to end the age old question of which computer is better, Mac or PC, and reduce our licensing and client hardware costs. With the use of virtualization with Citrix,VMware and X11 we can provide Windows applications to anyone, anywhere, on any device.

Speakers
avatar for David Kahn

David Kahn

Mac Admin // Technology Professional, SUNY Oswego
TBA
CP

Christopher Palian

Technical Support Professional, SUNY Oswego
TBA
NS

Nicholas Sperduti

Help Desk Support Specialist, SUNY Oswego
TBA


Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
207 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am

Winclone Pro Boot Camp Package Installer Deep Dive
(This session will not be recorded.)

An in-depth look at the components for mass deploying a Boot Camp image with Winclone Pro.

Speakers
avatar for Russell Scheil

Russell Scheil

Managing Director, Twocanoes Software, Inc.
Russell has been with Twocanoes Software since 2012 and currently manages product development, marketing and customer relations. In a previous life he worked as an IT field support consultant at Stanford University.


Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
205 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

12:01pm

Lunch
Lunch for all conference participants.

Tuesday June 28, 2016 12:01pm - 12:30pm
Presidents Halls 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

12:30pm

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

Tuesday June 28, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Presidents Halls 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

1:30pm

Apple Deployment Programs
(This session will not be recorded.)

Apple Deployment Programs are a suite of programs that help you do the following: - Device Enrollment Program (DEP): Automate enrollment of Apple devices into mobile device management to streamline deployment. - Volume Purchase Program (VPP): Purchase apps and books in volume and distribute apps to devices (with iOS9 or later, or OSX El Capitan or later) and apps and books to users. - Apple ID for Students program: Request and manage student Apple ID accounts with parental consent.

Speakers

Tuesday June 28, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Deans Hall II 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

1:30pm

Surviving the Uphill Climb: Four Years Building an IT Infrastructure, Department and Culture
(This session will not be recorded.)

After years of rapid, organic growth, one business lacked the infrastructure to support its users or business objectives. Over four years and a dozen service migrations, the business built a professional IT department and transformed a system that lacked functioning DNS into a thriving environment supporting four offices around the world. Join three IT professionals as they reflect on the process of overhauling the infrastructure and building a department from the ground up.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Dawe

Chris Dawe

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

Lucas Hall

Apple Systems Administrator, Saturna Capital
avatar for Mallory Tallquist

Mallory Tallquist

Manager DevIT Infrastructure, Tableau Software
Mallory Tallquist is the (former) Director of Information Systems for Saturna Capital, where she managed a global, highly regulated, mixed platform network and a four person IT team. She has recently left Saturna to join Tableau Software as Manager DevIT Infrastructure. In her free time, Mallory enjoys woodworking (i.e. building furniture from pinterest) and has a love/hate relationship with running. She has recently moved to Seattle and is... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
207 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

1:30pm

You Need a (Effective) Service Desk
Learn how, with an effective and easy to use service desk, you can provide better support to your co-workers, earn praise from management, and gain sanity over your work week.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Codega

Adam Codega

IT Operations Leader, Upserve
Adam Codega has worked in IT for four years as a consultant and then systems administrator before becoming a full-time Mac admin two years ago. At Upserve, a SaaS startup in Providence, RI, he embraces the new Apple IT Model and utilizes MDM, DEP, and VPP to keep his Mac infrastructure running. Like others, he also manages the service desk, IT security, and Wi-Fi, so Adam prefers to let computers do the hard work.


Tuesday June 28, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
206 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

1:30pm

FileWave 'DEEP DIVE': Engineering walk through on how to manage all OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android Devices
(This session will not be recorded.)

Sr. Systems Engineer (Ben Byers) & Training & Certification Manager (LeRoy Dennison) will take you through an "IN-DEPTH" look of how the FileWave Interface makes managing all types of devices seamless and easy for all to use including an introduction to our newest V11 release. Since 1992, FileWave has understood in most all organization, multi-platform support is highly desired and often a requirement. We allow IT and other Administrators to take full control of the technology (OS X, Windows, Android, & iOS Devices) within a single interface. When it comes to a having a complete endpoint management software, FileWave makes it easy! Image, Deploy, Manage, Maintain, Inventory & Track.




Tuesday June 28, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
205 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

1:30pm

Swift and HPC
I have used F70, F95, C, C++, Java, MPI, OpenMP, and CUDA in HPC. I want to see if Swift can be used effectively in HPC.

Speakers
avatar for Edward Chrzanowski

Edward Chrzanowski

guru, CSCF, University of Waterloo
I have been institutionalized.  I have resided at the same institution since attending as an undergrad.  I manage to traverse the


Tuesday June 28, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
208 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

1:30pm

Writing better AutoPkg recipes with the help of Recipe Robot
Recipe Robot is a free, open source tool created in 2015 that helps Mac admins easily and quickly create AutoPkg recipes for simple Mac apps. In this session, two of Recipe Robots authors will show you how the app can help you learn to read and write recipes, audit and improve your existing recipes, and even create new recipes by leveraging existing ones.

Speakers
avatar for Shea Craig

Shea Craig

IT Systems Engineer, SAS
High Cleric of Vim, Destroyer of Burritos, Scourge of Coffee Beans.
avatar for Elliot Jordan

Elliot Jordan

Senior Consultant, Linde Group
Elliot Jordan is a senior consultant at the Linde Group in Emeryville, California. He has been a professional Mac geek for 15 years (and an amateur Mac geek for 15 years before that). Elliot has worked on and led projects large and small for San Francisco Bay Area companies who are in the headlines as well as those yet undiscovered. Elliot is a member of the core AutoPkgr and Recipe Robot development teams, and maintains over 1000 public... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Deans Hall I 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm

Autopkg, Munki & You: Automating 3rd party application updates.
The presentation will explain how to setup a workflow that can download 3rd party applications for inspection or for automatic deployment. This open-source workflow starts with AutoPkg to download 3rd-party applications and load them into Munki which can either stage them or deploy them. Staging updates will allow inspection in a test environment to confirm that they function as expected. Finally, the workflow uses configuration files to update applications weekly from Munki on the local machine. The presentation will also cover using MunkiAdmin to configure and oversee the workflow along with the various ways to customize the workflow.

Speakers
DV

Damon Vogel

Professional Assistant II, Suffolk County Community College
I'm a 10-yr admin at Suffolk County Community College in Riverhead NY. I'm a Apple Certified Macintosh Technician, and a Professor in the Graphic Design Department. I support the Graphic Design, Computer Art, Interior Design, and Photography Departments.


Tuesday June 28, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Deans Hall II 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm

Intro to 3D Printing for Mac Admins
3D printers are coming down in price and going up in profile. Sooner or later, someone is going to approach you and say, "we want to do 3D printing" at your organization and then tell you, the Mac Admin, that they want you to support it. They are likely to assume it's as easy as running a laser printer. It isn't. This session is aimed at giving you some foundational knowledge about 3D printing and provide you with specific resources (including free software and services) to help get you up and running.

Speakers
RF

Rob Furr

Instructor, University of Calgary
Rob Furr is an instructor in digital media at the University of Calgary. He's worked in the past as an animator, compositor, video editor, graphic designer, and videographer at a variety of organizations. Born in the mountains of Virginia, he attended James Madison University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and eventually made his way north of the border, where he teaches image processing, 3D modelling, and stop motion... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Reimer

Anthony Reimer

Head Technician, Integrated Arts Media Labs, University of Calgary
Anthony has been the Head Technician of the IAML at the University of Calgary since 1996, supporting work with Macintosh computers and other digital technology in Music, Art, Drama and Dance. He has given presentations on technology to artists and non-artists alike at major conferences like this one, MacTech, MacIT, and the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. He is one of the founding organizers of the MacDeployment Conference in Calgary. When... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm
208 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm

Apple Development Tools
(This session will not be recorded.)

An update on Apple's developer tools!

Speakers

Tuesday June 28, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm
206 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm

Bash scripting: Do This, Not That.
In this talk I am going to explain what I have learned about Bash to make your code less error-prone, more efficient, and easily readable. By the conclusion of this session attendees will understand how Bash uses word splitting to identify tokens and why proper (even excessive) quoting is so important. Simple ways to shorten pipelines, the importance of style, and "asking software the right questions" will also be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Manly

Ryan Manly

Senior Macintosh Support, Glenbrook High School District 225
Ryan Manly is an OS X Systems Administrator at a high school district in the northern suburbs of Chicago. He currently manages 800 Macs with a variety of free and open-source tools. Ryan's history with Bash started in 1998 after installing Slackware Linux from a ridiculous number of floppy disks?twice.


Tuesday June 28, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Deans Hall I 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm

DNS: Inside and Out
Real life DNS situation and disasters and what this means to you.

Speakers
BG

Ben Greisler

Owner, Kadimac Corp
TBA


Tuesday June 28, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm
207 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm

Mac management complete with access management and MFA for everything
(This session will not be recorded.)

Learn how Centrify's Mac Management solution provides complete life cycle management for user access to your cloud and on premises apps and network resources including multi-factor authentication to ensure your people are getting access to the apps and data they need while ensuring protection against would be hackers.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Havens

Peter Havens

Director of Product Management, Centrify
Peter Havens is Director of Product Management at Centrify focused on mobile and endpoint management as a part of Centrify?s Identity Service offering. Peter has been focused on enterprise software for endpoint management for most of his career. He started as a software developer focused on server management at Hewlett-Packard and then moved into the Enterprise Mobility Management space with MobileIron. He has a passion for building software that... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm
205 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

5:00pm

Be Our Guest!
Join us at Penn State's "home away from home". Dinner will be served at the historic Hintz Family Alumni Center. Explore the beautiful Alumni Gardens while getting to know your fellow attendees.

After dinner, explore downtown State College, located just steps away from the Alumni Center. Bus transportation will be provided throughout the evening and will feature stops at the Nittany Lion Inn, the Lion Shrine, the Berkey Creamery, and the Penn State Arboretum (Botanical Gardens), before returning to the Penn Stater.

Bus Map: http://bit.ly/psumac2016bus

Tuesday June 28, 2016 5:00pm - 7:45pm
Hintz Family Alumni Center 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803
 
Wednesday, June 29
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Breakfast for all conference participants.

Wednesday June 29, 2016 7:30am - 8:45am
Presidents Halls 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

7:30am

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 June 29, 2016 7:30am - 8:45am
Registration Desk I 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am

Introduction to Packaging
We'll explore Apple's command line tools and some third-party command-line and GUI tools as we build Apple packages for large-scale deployment. We'll look at some of the common pitfalls and how to avoid them. We'll also discuss best practices and recommended workflows.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Neagle

Greg Neagle

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


Wednesday June 29, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Deans Hall II 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am

Taking even better care of your end users
(This session will not be recorded.)

From early detection, to expiration tracking, and streamlining paths to support, we'll review how Watchman Monitoring can help you take care of yourself, and the computers you manage. Our Contact Menu helps automate your internal procedures, guides end users to resources they need, and puts proper support channels at their fingertips. We'll cover deployment options ( Apple Remote Desktop, Casper, FileWave, LANrev, Munki, and of course Autopkg), review integrations ( Zendesk, RepairShopr, and other ticketing systems), and review how others have succeeded by adding Watchman Monitoring to their toolkit.

Speakers
avatar for Allen Hancock

Allen Hancock

Founder, Watchman Monitoring
I started using the Mac platform in high school, then got my first paying Mac Admin job at the University of Missouri's Biology Department, where Alan Marshall got me off on the right foot. Since then, I took my one-person consultancy up to a full Apple Specialist reseller. Now, I build software that enables other IT Professionals to provide Proactive Support to their end users, and unify their support offering.



Wednesday June 29, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
205 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am

Beyond the NIC: Networking for the Mac Admin
Moving outside the Mac, we'll discuss general networking information to better enable you as an administrator to understand and manage your network.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Steen

Phil Steen

Director of IT Services, Three18, Inc
Phil is a Director of IT Services at Three18, Inc., a Los Angeles-based IT consulting firm, where he has been for 10 years. He started his career as a video editor and got into supporting Apple products during his time as a Mac Genius. Phil lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife and daughter and enjoys working on cars, 4x4ing, and various other redneck pursuits in his time away from technology.


Wednesday June 29, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
206 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am

Practical Deployment Techniques for Small Labs, 2016 Edition
While more modern and flexible deployment methods were "nice to have" for small labs in Education and solo Mac admins a few years ago, they are going to be an essential part of every Mac Admin's future. This session will describe practical ways to incorporate those deployment best practices (and move away from "Golden Machine" imaging) in situations where commercial deployment solutions are overkill and staff resources are limited. The emphasis will be on free or inexpensive software solutions such as AutoDMG, DeployStudio, Imagr, and AutoPkg(r).

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Reimer

Anthony Reimer

Head Technician, Integrated Arts Media Labs, University of Calgary
Anthony has been the Head Technician of the IAML at the University of Calgary since 1996, supporting work with Macintosh computers and other digital technology in Music, Art, Drama and Dance. He has given presentations on technology to artists and non-artists alike at major conferences like this one, MacTech, MacIT, and the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. He is one of the founding organizers of the MacDeployment Conference in Calgary. When... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
208 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am

Digging in the Dirt: Debugging for Fun! (There's no profit in this)
Reverse engineering is a critical skill when you're trying to figure out how things work, and you don't have the source code. This session will teach you the basics of debugging and reverse engineering.

Speakers
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Tom Burgin

Mac Admin, Google
As an a OS X enterprise enthusiast, Tom has managed Macs for a handful for government contracts over the past several years. He now works on the MacOps team at Google in NYC.
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Edward Marczak

Baron, Gooooooooooogle
Edward Marczak is an American actor and film producer. Marczak began his career by appearing in television commercials, after which he had recurring roles in TV series such as the soap opera Santa Barbara and the sitcom Growing Pains in the early 1990s. He began his film career by starring as Josh in Critters 3 before starring in the film adaptation of the memoir This Boy's Life alongside Robert De Niro. Marczak was praised for his supporting... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Deans Hall I 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am

Security
(This session will not be recorded.)

Apple designed iOS and OS X with security at the core. Come to this event to get an introduction to security features built into iOS and OS X. - Understand the security architectures of iOS and OS X and how to integrate them into your education enterprise. - Hear how system security is designed so both software and hardware are secure across all components of every iOS device. - Discover the advanced technologies in OS X that work together to constantly monitor, encrypt, and update every Mac. - Hear about the privacy measures Apple employs to protect a users information. - See how iCloud keeps personal information and data secure. - Learn how iOS provides layers of protection to ensure that apps are signed, verified, and sandboxed to protect user data.

Speakers

Wednesday June 29, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
207 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am

Building Defensible OS X Systems (Advanced)
Use principals of OS hardening, change detection, and continuous monitoring to detect malicious activity on your machine and build defensible OS X systems. This is the advanced lecture with more technical information.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Griggs

Daniel Griggs

Founding Partner / CEO, cmdSecurity
Daniel Griggs is the CEO and founding partner at cmdSecurity, an IT firm in the DC area specializing in Apple device security and management at scale. Before starting cmdSecurity Dan worked with various government agencies including working on the STIG for the US DoD. Dan created and maintains cmdSecurity's Apple device security and management platform as well as continues to advise on multiple security standards for the government and private... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Deans Hall I 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am

End to end workflow on Quantum's newest appliance, Xcellis
(This session will not be recorded.)

Quantum will present its next generation Xcellis Appliance and show how Quantum provides an end to end holistic approach to workflow storage.

Speakers

Wednesday June 29, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
205 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am

Laziness is the Mother of Efficiency, or How We Automated Ourselves Out of Our Jobs and into Careers
With HEAT's LANrev as our base, we have almost completely automated our Mac's lifecycle. From provisioning, to maintaining, to even picking itself back up when it falters. We will discuss some homegrown, as well as other open source projects, that we have utilized in conjunction with LANrev in order to try and automate ourselves out of the job!

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Baker

Jeremy Baker

Mac Systems Administrator, Kelly IT Services
I am a Mac Systems Administrator for a government agency in DC area. Before that I was a Jr. Systems Administrator for a small financial firm, and before that I worked as a support technician for the company who manages PSU MacAdmin's conference registration.
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J David Hester

Senior Systems Architect and Subject Matter Expert, LCG Inc.
My first computer was an Apple IIe which ran on Beagle Brothers DOS. Taught BASIC and Fortran before most of you were a gleam in your parent's eyes. Then I went onto more interesting things in the humanities, where I got my PhD in religious history, rhetoric and ideology. After finishing my post-doc in Germany analyzing the patient-parent-physician relationship and the rhetoric of constraint in cases of newborn hermaphroditic (intersex) children... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
207 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am

OS X Logs: Do We Still Have To Care?
When's the last time you checked your logs? Where are the logs stored at? When you find them, what the heck do you look for? Lets talk about system & audit logs, creating custom logging, and the advantages of centralized logging.

Speakers
avatar for Nic Scott

Nic Scott

Senior Apple Administrator, Kenyon College
I'm a Mac Admin in higher ED. I enjoy scripting, automation, and other flirtations with technology.


Wednesday June 29, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
206 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am

The complete recipe for managing your Apple environment v2.0
Mac OS and iOS management: Taking a good look at how we leveraged the power of existing (and very cheap) tools such as Profile Manager, Apple Remote Desktop with GIT, and Server.app to simplify and automate our jobs in higher education.

Speakers
avatar for David Kahn

David Kahn

Mac Admin // Technology Professional, SUNY Oswego
TBA
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Christopher Palian

Technical Support Professional, SUNY Oswego
TBA
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Nicholas Sperduti

Help Desk Support Specialist, SUNY Oswego
TBA


Wednesday June 29, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Deans Hall II 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am

How Packet Firewall (PF) Can Protect Your Enterprise
Server and endpoint security comes in all flavors, but controlling network traffic is another strategy to enhance computer security. Starting with Mac OS 10.9, the packet firewall (PF) provides sysadmins the ability to manage what enters and exits a computing device. What you let in and out of the door may save you the headache of having to rebuild a system. PF can provide you with another layer of security for your enterprise infrastructure.

Speakers
JM

Jason Miller

How Packet Firewall (PF) Can Protect Your Enterprise, Thumbtack
I look to provide quality IT solutions in a preventative and proactive way to increase everyone's productivity. I am a Lead Support Specialist at Thumbtack, where I perform assessments, but also acquires and deploys infrastructure to meet the requirements ? including the integration of different departments and special task applications. Jason actively troubleshoots client systems; installs configures, and maintains workgroup servers; provides... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
208 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

12:01pm

Lunch
Lunch for all conference participants.

Wednesday June 29, 2016 12:01pm - 12:30pm
Presidents Halls 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

12:30pm

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

Wednesday June 29, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Presidents Halls 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

1:30pm

Managing Munki: Intelligent Practices for Structuring, Maintaining, and Collaborating
Plenty of guides already exist on how to get started with Munki to manage your Mac fleet. However, beyond basic suggestions on how to make use of catalogs for testing new software, the design of a Munki repository is left as an exercise to the administrator. In this session, we'll reveal some of the enterprise-tested best practices that may not be immediately apparent to new or smaller-scale administrators. We'll focus on how to structure Munki to be self-documenting, consistent, and as automated as possible. We'll also demonstrate tools for keeping your repo optimized.

Speakers
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Shea Craig

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

Senior Consultant, Linde Group
Elliot Jordan is a senior consultant at the Linde Group in Emeryville, California. He has been a professional Mac geek for 15 years (and an amateur Mac geek for 15 years before that). Elliot has worked on and led projects large and small for San Francisco Bay Area companies who are in the headlines as well as those yet undiscovered. Elliot is a member of the core AutoPkgr and Recipe Robot development teams, and maintains over 1000 public... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Deans Hall I 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

1:30pm

Comprehensive Full-Stack macOS Management & Automation
(This session will not be recorded.)

Addigy presents comprehensive best practices for managing and automating your Mac portfolio. Macs have a myriad undocumented management capabilities available, and we will share all the hidden gems that allow you to manage the Mac, regardless of what tools you may or may not be using. This is an eye opening experience, so be sure to bring a notepad, as it will be the most comprehensive set of tips you've come across recently.

Speakers

Wednesday June 29, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
205 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

1:30pm

From the trenches: Breaches, Stories, Simple Security Solutions.
This talk will cover scenarios from real incidents and how simple solutions that are very cost effective can be used to prevent them from occurring. How should decisions related to security program development be performed, if the goal is truly to improve security and prevent breaches, as opposed to re-using myths, legends, bad best practices and compliance?

Speakers
JR

Jordan Rogers

Senior Consultant, Rapid7
Jordan is a Senior Consultant for Rapid7's Analytic Response team, responsible for building out and leading Incident Response Program Development, Tabletop Exercise, Breach Readiness Assessment, and Forensic programs. His background includHe has lead training at CircleCityCon, worked security at DerbyCon and CircleCityCon. He has also lead training for private and government entities on malware reverse engineering, incident response and... Read More →
avatar for Guillaume Ross

Guillaume Ross

Senior Security Consultant, Rapid7
Guillaume provides customers with expert advice to help define a program that fits their needs and meets their key business objectives. He has more than 10 years of experience in security and IT, and has worked with a variety of clients, including Fortune 1000 companies and organizations across various vertical industries, such as finance, mining, education, engineering, and transportation. He is known for exposing security issues related to... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
208 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

1:30pm

Munki & Docker (And why you'd want to)
I know what Munki is - and everyone keeps talking about Docker but why ever should the two meet? And other MacAdmin tricks.

Speakers
avatar for Lucas Hall

Lucas Hall

Apple Systems Administrator, Saturna Capital


Wednesday June 29, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
207 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

1:30pm

Wi-Fi Troubleshooting Tools and Techniques
This talk introduces tools and techniques for analyzing and troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks, focusing on tools that are available for Apple's platforms, and discussing tools that are not available for Apple's platforms.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Dawe

Chris Dawe

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


Wednesday June 29, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
206 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

1:30pm

Craft your own GUIs with Python and Tkinter
Instead of using a binary or toolkit you need to deploy to a device to present a custom window to your end users, write a Python script that generates the GUI on the fly with loads of options for interaction.

Speakers
avatar for Bryson Tyrrell

Bryson Tyrrell

Desktop Services Specialist, JAMF Software
Bryson Tyrrell is an IT professional from the Twin Cities. He works at JAMF Software and uses the Casper Suite internally to manage and support the organization's OS X and IOS devices. In past years he has presented at the JAMF Nation User Conference (2011, 2015) and Atlassian Summit (2015) as well as presenting on various topics to the Mac admin communities Macbrained and Twin Cities Mac Admins to which he is a co-founder. You can normally... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Deans Hall II 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm

Wi-Fi Network Design Fundamentals for the 'You Have How Many Devices?' World
Wi-Fi Network Design Fundamentals provides an introduction to the knowledge, tools, and pitfalls of designing a Wi-Fi network to accommodate dense deployments of client devices.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Dawe

Chris Dawe

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


Wednesday June 29, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm
206 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm

Why Creative Cloud should change the IT admins perception of Adobe!
(This session will not be recorded.)

Adobe has not always had the greatest reputation amongst IT admins in education and with good reason. Come to this session to hear about how the Creative Cloud has addressed and continues to address the concerns of education IT admins. If your perception does not change then at least you get the rare opportunity to spot an Adobe product manager out in the wild.

Speakers

Wednesday June 29, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm
205 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm

Peering into the black hole of bug reports
Bug reporting is a skill, but most people have only experienced one side of the process. This session will introduce you to the other side of that process at the hands of an experienced bug chaser. By the end of the session you should have a better feel for the process and some tips that will improve the bugs you submit, and the chances that they will get fixed.

Speakers
avatar for Karl Kuehn

Karl Kuehn

Automation Engineer, RethinkDB
Karl's career has moved from managing large university computer labs to creating software testing systems that run on fleets of computers. Along the way he has created or contributed to a number of open-source software projects, including InstaDMG/InstaUpToDate. Currently he works on the testing and building systems for RethinkDB, and open-source NoSQL database.


Wednesday June 29, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm
208 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm

iOS Management for the Generalist
Learn from an experienced practitioner and generalist. Come hear about and discuss iOS management for the generalist. This session is not for those who are specialists. Learn about iOS management with MDM, Configurator, DEP, AppleID, etc. There will be both lecture and interactive, collaborative time in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Karkau

Eric Karkau

Director of Technology, Columbia Academy
Eric Karkau is a seasoned and well-rounded Network and Information Management professional with experience in many areas related to business and Information Technology, as well as Information Security and Internal Audit. He built the Technology Department at Columbia Academy from the ground-up, while serving as CIO/CTO, providing leadership in the enterprise for the educational technology program. He also built the information security department... Read More →



Wednesday June 29, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm
207 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm

Using Git for Automation and Collaboration
Come to this session to get a kickstart on the basics of Git, how to use it in your environment and collaborate with the MacAdmins community. Git is not just for programmers - its one of the essential tools for any systems admin that wants to track changes in scripts, server configs, network configuration files, and for collaborating with others.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Elliott

Justin Elliott

IT Mananger, Penn State University
Justin is one of the founding members of MacEnterprise.org and the MacAdmins Conference at Penn State University. He has enjoyed working on Macs and UNIX for over 21 years, as a systems admin, developer and IT Manager. He finished his master’s degree in computer science in 1999 because he loved the torture (and compilers). He is the IT Manager of the Mac and Linux Team for the Classroom and Lab Computing department in ITS at Penn State... Read More →
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Matt Hansen

Systems Administrator, Penn State University


Wednesday June 29, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Deans Hall I 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

3:15pm

Wait, Are We Doing This Right? Auditing Your Operations
Did you ever wonder what's holding your department back from being highly effective? Join us as we cover seven categories of success factors for your department. These aren't must haves to be successful, but they are things that many successful departments do. This session will give you the framework to evaluate your departments capabilities, and set a direction to improve them where needed.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Meehan

Brian Meehan

Director of Information Technology, Allendale Columbia School
Rescued from the world of IT consulting in 2011, Brian currently evangelizes technology and education for the staff, faculty, students and parents of this N-12 school in Western NY. And when he's not doing that, he might be playing guitar, cycling or flying kites. But probably not sleeping. Brian was also formerly a firefighter and EMT, and enjoys the similarities between troubleshooting humans and troubleshooting IT systems.
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Dennis Wurster

Computer Services Engineer, Eastman School of Music
Dennis Wurster prides himself as a user-advocate, and constantly works to untangle complexity and establish efficiency. By day, he is a Computer Systems Engineer at the Eastman School of Music. By night, he consults with small businesses in his hometown of Rochester, New York. Dennis has been published in TidBITS, the Mac Administrator's Journal, and MacAuthority. He has presented at MacAdmin and the User Group Leadership Conference.


Wednesday June 29, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Deans Hall II 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

5:00pm

Dinner & Stump the MacAdmin Experts!
A great Penn Stater Meal will be served at 5pm.  Then stick around for tonight's event!

Collaborate to confound cranial champions at the Stump The MacAdmins Experts evening event!

Join us for an evening of trivia with your fellow MacAdmins attendees at the Stump The MacAdmins Experts event.

Compete for bragging rights by joining forces with fellow admins in the audience to take on a panel of top-notch Mac experts. The intrepid moderator will give experts 30 seconds for recording their answer to an open-ended question before revealing the multiple choice answers to be selected by the audience. The audience’s majority voted answer, determined through the use of clickers, will then be compared with the experts answer to determine bragging rights.




Wednesday June 29, 2016 5:00pm - 7:45pm
Presidents Halls 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803
 
Thursday, June 30
 

7:30am

Breakfast and Sponsor Raffles
Breakfast for all conference participants. The sponsor raffles will start at 8:15am. Winners do not need to be present to win!

Thursday June 30, 2016 7:30am - 8:45am
Presidents Halls 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am

Creating Complex Workflows with Scripts and Casper
Learn how Ben and Jehan extended Casper with bash scripts at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab and National Geographic.

Speakers
avatar for Jehan Aziz

Jehan Aziz

Manager, Apple Services, Fox Networks Group
Jehan has been using and working on Macs at National Geographic for twenty years. The first ten years were as a Production Cartographer in the Maps division. He received an MBA from University of Maryland and moved to the IT department as Manager of Apple Services. Jehan is now in the process of helping to launch the new National Geographic Partners company as part of Fox Networks Group. Jehan lives in Silver Spring, MD with his wife and dog.
avatar for Ben Bass

Ben Bass

Macintosh Systems Engineer, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Ben has been playing with Macs since the mid 1990's, and was thrilled to discover that people would actually pay him for his hobby. He has worked as a consultant and in-house tech in New York City, Connecticut, and the Washington DC area. He is currently getting paid for his hobby by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, where he works on making sure the overall Mac experience is as smooth as possible. Ben works on lab-wide... Read More →



Thursday June 30, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Deans Hall II 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am

Leveraging Apple Tools to make your iOS Deployment easier
Apple provides a variety of tools and programs to make deploying, supporting and using iOS in Education. Hear about how these tools are being used in K-12 environments and ways your organization can be positioned for easier implementation moving forward.

Speakers
avatar for Randy Saeks

Randy Saeks

Network Manager, Glencoe School District 35
Randy has a decade and a half of experience in planning, deploying, and supporting technology systems within education. This includes desktops, servers and mobile devices with emphasis on OS X and iOS-based devices. He is currently the District Network Manager for Glencoe School District 35 and works to ensure the infrastructure supports the educational goals of the organization. Randy has presented at MacTech, MacWorld, and the Penn State Mac... Read More →


Thursday June 30, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
207 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am

Teaming At Disney Animation
(This session will not be recorded.)

In 2013, The systems team at Walt Disney Animation Studios worked with Harvard Business School on an ambitious case study about how to improve team collaboration and communication. The emphasis was on "soft skills" and interpersonal relationships. In this talk I'll discuss some of our learning as well as how it contrasts with what other companies have learned and I'll share some ideas on how to improve relationships in the work environment.

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 Disney?s ambitious 2000 animated feature, ?Dinosaur,? and he most recently worked on the Studio?s feature release, ?Zootopia?. Schnittker has been involved in both traditional 2D, and fully digital 3D animation pipelines across both Systems and Software teams. He has... Read More →


Thursday June 30, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
206 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am

Administering Office 2016 for Mac, Part Deux
Learn how Mac admins and Microsoft developers are collaborating to make supporting Office 2016 for Mac easier.

Speakers
PB

Paul Bowden

Principal Engineer, Microsoft Corp
Paul is a Principal Engineer in the Apple Platform Experience (APEX) team at Microsoft, and primarily works on Office for Mac, and Office for iOS. Paul is the lead engineer for product installation and update experience. Paul has been at Microsoft for 19 years, with much of his career working in the Exchange team, designing Office 365 and ActiveSync. When he?s not working with the latest Apple gadgetry, you can find him on his farm feeding... Read More →
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William Smith

Professional Services Engineer, JAMF Software
Bill has worked in the computer technology field for 20 years specializing in support for advertising, design, graphics and print systems in several enterprise environments as well as a consultant and trainer. | | In April of 2003, Microsoft awarded him as an MVP for his online support of others in the Microsoft communities, recognizing him in his area of expertise in Macintosh and Windows integration and later Office for Mac. He has... Read More →


Thursday June 30, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Deans Hall I 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am

Is Dual Booting in the Enterprise Worth It?
Apple's transition to Intel architecture in 2006 allowed Apple computers to run Microsoft's Windows OS and Mac OS X with relative ease and stability. In the Enterprise environment, this kind of value added proposition could not be ignored and the concept of a dual booting lab was born but is it worth it? This presentation will be focusing on the operational side of implementing and sustaining dual boot Apple computers. The technology will be discussed, but the greater focus will be on use cases and resource repercussions of such a project. A group discussion will follow.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Thomas Gadsby

Eric Thomas Gadsby

IT Operations Specialist, Towson University
Eric T. Gadsby is an IT Operations Specialist at Towson University. He has more than 18 years of experience working with Macintosh computers as both an end user and a systems administrator. His primary work is in lab management in higher education, Mac OS Active directory integration, and scientific instrumentation and software support. Gadsby comes from a liberal arts background and firmly believes that technology can only be successful when the... Read More →


Thursday June 30, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
208 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

9:00am

Centralizing Mac Management under Microsoft SCCM
(This session will not be recorded.)

IT managers are constantly facing the struggle of incorporating the Mac into predominantly PC environments with Microsoft SCCM. The prohibitive costs and cumbersome requirements of incorporating an additional management infrastructure is not optimal. This session will explore how to extend Microsoft SCCM to control and manage Macs, the limitations of native SCCM Mac management as well as a technical demonstration of Parallels Mac Management. Find out how to address the key requirements needed to bring rogue Mac computers under a centralized management structure including: Discovery & Enrollment, Inventory, Encryption, Software & Patch deployment, OS X Patch Management, OS X image deployment and much more.

Speakers
avatar for Danny Knox

Danny Knox

Sales Engineer, Parallels Software, Inc


Thursday June 30, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
205 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am

Statistical Monitoring with Cacti - Tracking Problems Before They Happen
Use Cacti and RRDTool to analyze data gathered from your Macs and more.

Speakers
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Devon Merner

IT Support Assistant, University of Waterloo


Thursday June 30, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
207 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am

Get into the fast lane with Meraki Systems Manager!
(This session will not be recorded.)

Not all MDM solutions are created equal. Spend less time enrolling, managing and configuring devices. Prioritize app data with Per-App Quality of Service. Simple, comprehensive MDM - Meraki Systems Manager is leading the way.

Speakers

Thursday June 30, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
205 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am

Approaching Escape Velocity with launchd
This session will give an overview of the history of process initialization services on OS X, from inetd to launchd, ending with a demo of Outset, a launchd wrapper tool with which Mac admins can manage their environments.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Chilcote

Joseph Chilcote

Sr Systems Engineer, Splunk
Sr. Systems Engineer at Splunk.


Thursday June 30, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
206 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am

Implementing Configuration Profiles for OS X management
Configuration profiles are Apple's supported method of changing the default settings in OS X to support educational, corporate, and organizational needs. Savvy system administrators can take advantage of their capabilities to manage settings faster and better. We will discuss the how and why of configuration profiles, provide guidelines for successful migration and deployment, and show real-world examples in JAMF Casper and Munki.

Speakers
avatar for Sergio Aviles

Sergio Aviles

Systems Engineer, Comcast Corporation
Sergio is a Systems Engineer for Comcast Corporation responsible for managing Comcast's Mac fleet and developing and maintain the systems to support it. Prior to working for Comcast, Sergio worked as the Systems Engineer for a small Apple Reseller in the Philadelphia area, where he learned everything from break/fix to how design Mac specific networks. Sergio is also the primary organizer for Greater Philadelphia Mac Admins group that provides Mac... Read More →
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, 20Jeremy has worked on Mac enterprise integration projects with Munki, JAMF Casper Suite, DeployStudio, Radmind, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, Acronis Access Connect (aka ExtremeZ-IP), OS X Server, Microsoft Systems... Read More →


Thursday June 30, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Deans Hall I 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

10:45am

Managing User Settings
What is the best way to manage settings? The one that works! Explore property lists in depth and learn all the different potential strategies to deliver them.

Speakers
avatar for Katie English

Katie English

Manager, Professional Services, JAMF Software
Katie English was a Mac admin in higher education for 14 years prior to joining JAMF Software as a Professional Services Engineer. Since then she has traveled a few hundred thousand miles and helped hundreds of admins build thousands of solutions.


Thursday June 30, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Deans Hall II 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803

12:01pm

Lunch and Conference Wrap-Up
Lunch for all conference participants.

Closing remarks and that important URL to the conference music playlist!

Thursday June 30, 2016 12:01pm - 1:15pm
Presidents Halls 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803