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MacAdmins 2015

I was super-bummed that I missed the MacAdmins conference at Penn State University. But, all is not lost as MacAdmins will be held July 8-10 in 2015 at the Penn Stater Conference Center and I’ll be able to see all those awesome people there next year!

In the meantime, something fun and new is the 2014 MacAdmins Playlist to maybe get exposed to some new stuff:

As an aside, here’s a fun pic of @derflounder and I (and others) doing a round table from a few years ago on the Penn State site:

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MacSysAdmin 2014!

Well, it’s that time of the year when one of my favorite conferences opens up registration! Come one, come all to MacSysAdmin for good times, good people and lots of fun Macinnerdiness! I hope to see you there! The official page is up at
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MacAdmins Conference at Penn State

Straight from our good friends at PSU:

Register Now for the 2014 MacAdmins Conference!

We’re proud to announce that early-bird registration for the 2014 MacAdmins Conference is now open!

This year’s conference will be bigger and better than ever, with over 50 sessions on Mac and iOS administration topics, 5 brand new pre-conference workshops, and 3 amazing evening events.

Early-bird registration price is the same as last year:
* $400 conference only (July 9-11) <>
* $550 conference plus pre-conf workshop (July 8-11) <>

Early-bird pricing ends April 30, and we expect to sell out quickly, so register now:


** Pre-Conference Workshops

This year we’re introducing pre-conference workshops – 5 full-day sessions on the most important topics facing today’s Mac and iOS System Administrator:
* D&D – Deployment and Delivery
* iOS and Mobile Device Management
* More Shell Scripting than Necessary
* Python and Git for System Admins
* Mac Admin Fundamentals

Visit our Workshops <> page for detailed descriptions. Space on these workshops is limited and they will fill up fast!  Secure your spot today. <>

** Thanks for the Session Submissions!

We had a tremendous response to our conference session call for proposals.  If you submitted a session, you’ll be hearing from us in the next few days.

** New Hashtag:  #psumac

The MacAdmins Conference at Penn State is @psumacconf <> on Twitter and our official hashtag is #psumac <> .

Update your Twitter clients and saved searches accordingly!


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MacIT Early Bird Registration

If you haven’t signed up for one of my favorite conferences ever, MacIT (alongside Macworld) then you should give it a go. If you’ve never been, it’s great and if you’ve been then it’s great to catch up with old friends. I hope to see you there!


MacIT®, taking place March 26-29, 2014, in San Francisco, CA at Moscone Center North (alongside Macworld/iWorld), is the definitive event for understanding Apple technology implementation and management in enterprise environments. Our esteemed faculty of industry experts provide detailed, impartial analysis of the technology and solution chains you face when putting iOS, OS X and Apple hardware products to work in large enterprise.

MacIT 2014 features sessions on: MDM, BYOD, IPv6, VMs, SNMP, Mavericks, iOS7 and more!

MacIT 2014 opens with a thought-provoking keynote: What the Enterprise Needs from Apple – IT Execs Speak Out.

In this special panel discussion led by IDG Communications’ Chief Content Officer John Gallant, leading IT executives and a top Apple analyst share their views on what the enterprise needs from Apple. What gaps exist in current Apple offerings? How does IT want to deal with – or not deal with – Apple? How can enterprise IT and Apple build a more fruitful partnership that makes life easier for the business and helps Apple build even better products for a future in which the line is increasingly blurred between work and the rest of our lives? The session will highlight opportunities for Apple and other companies to improve the Apple ecosystem at work.

MacIT is uniquely positioned to help today’s IT/IS and Network managers face and conquer the mobile implementation challenges they face daily.

Register today to join your IT colleagues, technology leaders and industry experts, at the definitive event for deploying and managing Apple in the enterprise.

Register by February 28th to Save!

For the full conference program and list of speakers, visit
We look forward to seeing you next March!

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MacIT Is Coming! #MacIT2014

Last year was my first year in many not being able to make it to MacIT. This year, I made it a priority to get out to the area and I’m glad to report the good people that select speakers elected to have me join in the revelry. If you haven’t yet made plans to get to San Francisco from March 26th to the 29th you should. While the speakers and sessions haven’t been officially announced, the page that they should appear on soon is


For more information on the logistics around the conference, check out Look forward to seeing you there!

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MacTech 2013

My MacTech was cut a bit short this year and I was really only able to go for the first day. After my talk, I got to see a lot of excellent people and was, as always, excited to see how our industry continues to grow and thrive. I think a lot of people doubted this type of growth would happen a few years ago, with the cancellation of the server hardware by Apple. But it has thrived and from Gothenburg (MacSysAdmin) to Minneapolis (JNUC) to Pennsylvania (PSU MacAdmins) to Los Angeles (MacTech) to San Francisco (WWDC and MacIT), there are more conferences and more people attending those conferences than ever. And all of them increase their game every year. This year, MacTech was bigger and nicer and cooler than ever. I even got a Microsoft Office cert out of it! Good work to Neil and Ed and everyone else involved!!!

Also, AFP548 keeps getting better. Thanks to the good folks at AFP548 for a great writeup of the IT sessions from MacTech Conference in LA. Each day, covered here:


Now that MacTech is done, time to look forward to the next one, MacIT. If you haven’t checked out MacIT or started making arrangements, check it out here!

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Getting Ready For MacTech

As I prepare my talk for MacTech it occurs to me I should probably post something about it. MacTech Conference is a 3-day, immersive, technical conference specifically designed for Apple IT Pros, Enterprise, developers, and programmers. With presentations from some of the best and well-known experts in the community, MacTech Conference has two separate tracks: one focuses on programming / development, and the other on IT/Enterprise and consulting. Sessions will focus on both desktop and mobile, as well as OS X and iOS.  See is a media sponsor of MacTech Conference 2013, November 6-8 at the Manhattan Beach Marriott in Los Angeles. As a sponsor, we have a deal for you. Just use the special registration link:

Apple has set the course with iOS 7, Mavericks, a whole new look, new features, and more. With the new technologies come new challenges for developers and IT professionals. MacTech Conference is the first major event after Apple ships both its new operating systems in the Fall. If you are a developer or IT professional, be a part of this event.
See the list of speakers at  Or check out the sessions at  Need more reasons for why you should attend? Check out the “Why Attend?” page at or the previous event tweets at


You won’t just be in sessions hearing about great technologies and products. MacTech Conference has a packed evening schedule designed not only to be fun, but also to give you the opportunities to get to know your fellow attendees. And, in 2013, the Conference is a half day longer for the main schedule plus there’s newly added new pre-conference activities.
New to 2013 is the addition of SIX optional, certifications and pre-conference workshops — half-day for a study group and Apple Certification Exams in the morning (additional charge), half-day Microsoft Office for Mac Accreditation (afternoon, no additional charge), and four full-day Pre-Conference Workshops (additional charge). The Office accreditation is limited in size, but MacTech confirms your spot at registration time. The exams must be reserved well in advance. And, the workshops are small group, interactive and hands-on. Student to teacher ratios are approximately 25:1 or better.  See
The Pre-Conference day is November 5th, 2013.  The Conference is November 6-8, 2013.  Many guests are planning on coming early for the weekend, or even staying the weekend after. MacTech has even brought together some awesome hotel rates so anyone interested can do so inexpensively and conveniently.
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Minnebar Presentations Available On YouTube

I was supposed to give a presentation at MinneBar a few weeks ago, but I ended up having to be out of town. I was pretty bummed as I really wanted to see a few of the presentations. But, lucky me, MinneBar has actually started posting presentations to YouTube. Woohoo, they’re available at

The one I think I was most interested in seeing is available right here, and I can embed it into my own site and watch it from here.

I will try and make the next one to do the presentation I’d planned on giving. This is a community I am very supportive of and love contributing to (although the next time someone uses “serial entrepreneur” as their job title I might not be able to suppress the eye roll + flutter combination – sry).