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Clay, Pepjin, Marcus, Tom, and I talk Macs at Google. Those guys are all great. I’m there for comedic relief. Not intentionally mind you…

December 20th, 2016

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November 29th, 2016

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Special thanks to @dials_mavis for being basically the best ever, cutting this thing together while he was sick, and for the rest of the team for being awesome to help hide the fact that I’m not. ūüôā

September 8th, 2016

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Episode 5: SSO & Puppies, Two Tales of Adoption with Tom Bridge, Pepijn Bruienne, Marcus Ransom, and I is now available at http://podcast.macadmins.org or using the embed below. Hope you enjoy!

And a special thanks to Andrew Seago, Miles Leacy, and Mikey Paul for joining us!

June 7th, 2016

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May 18th, 2016

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One of my favorite things to do every year is head to Gothenburg to see Tycho, Patrik, and the rest of the wonderful country of Sweden (and city of Gothenburg). It’s¬†a great city and Tycho does a great job to curate¬†MacSysAdmin into an informative conference. And, the site is now¬†live to buy your tickets for the 2016 event!

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It’s one of those conferences that sells out, so don’t wait¬†too long to pick up your ticket! ūüôā

May 10th, 2016

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Trying our best to get better, like if you were to watch Star Wars Episodes I through VI, the MacAdmins podcast now has an Episode II. No Jar Jar, but I’m there, so close enough!

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Find it at http://podcast.macadmins.org/2016/04/04/episode-2-in-depth-with-ios-9-3/

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April 5th, 2016

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When I was speaking at MacADUK, I asked Tom Bridge about starting a podcast. He’s got a great voice, and I thought he’d be a great co-host. Before we were able to get to that when we got home, Adam Codega, independently of the conversation I’d had with Tom, dropped a note on Twitter to see who else might be interested in doing a Podcast. A¬†few people responded that they’d be interested in also jumping in on a new Podcast.¬†Over the next few weeks, decisions were made that the podcast would be hosted as a part of MacAdmins.org, the format, the hosting location, and lots of other really cool stuff. And¬†some of us got together and recorded the first episode. And then, last night, we recorded the second episode just in time to get that into editorial before Episode 1 is released.

And soooooo, episode 1 is out! It includes Tom Bridge, Emil Kausalik, Adam Codega, and myself. We also have an interview with some of the organizers from the Penn State Mac Admins conference, which I wasn’t able to sit in on, but find just fantastic. And Tom did some of the editing. Aaron Lippincott (@dials-Mavis) did a lot of work on the mastering and deserves lots of credit there (he made everyone sound way betterer). And John Kitzmiller did a lot of work on the domain and website and DNS type of stuff, as well as helping with hosting of the podcast assets as well. And Adam’s done a lot of work on the back end linking things together, so a great team effort.

The next episode also features Pepijn Bruienne and Marcus Ransom (who I lovingly decided we should call the He-Man of the Mac Universe) and covers the latest iOS 9.3 release, as well as some information about the Classroom app. So stay tuned for that, but click below to¬†give the episode a listen, or find on iTunes once it appears (and I’ll post a link to that once we can).

Overall, I’m really stoked to get this thing going, and that the group has built a great system for future episodes, that should be sustainable for many, many episodes. I’m also really stoked to be able to get to work with this specific group – I’m a big fan of everyone, and I look forward to many episodes to come! So follow on Twitter at @MacAdmPodcast and feel free to let us know if¬†you’ve done something awesome and we should mention it or interview you!

Episode 1: It Begins

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March 28th, 2016

Posted In: iPhone, Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Mac Security, Mass Deployment, Network Infrastructure, personal

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The world of Apple is bored with me (or at least I am) and so I think it’s about time for some new blood in the Apple speaker community. I’d be happy to help a few talented MacAdmins get some exposure in whatever way I can.¬†If you’d like any help in preparing a presentation or a proposal, please feel free to reach out!

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To quote the most excellent organizers of the Penn State MacAdmins conference:

The MacAdmins 2016 Call for Proposals is now open! ¬†We’re looking for engaging, well-crafted sessions and workshops that showcase the latest tools and strategies for managing Macs and iOS devices. ¬†From technical deep dives, case studies, and soft skills, to workflow improvements, tool overviews, and essential admin skills – we want to showcase your knowledge and experience at one of the premier Mac and iOS conferences in the world.

If you’d like to present a workshop or conference session, please visit our site below and fill out a proposal:

< http://macadmins.psu.edu/conference/submit-proposals/ >

Call for Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring the MacAdmins Conference in 2016?  Want to get your products and services in the hands of influential Mac and iOS administrators from across the world?  See our information below and become a sponsor!

< http://macadmins.psu.edu/conference/sponsorships/ >

Save the Date

Penn State MacAdmins Conference 2016 will be held June 27-30.

Early Bird Registration

Details on registration will be released in February!  Stay tuned!

Again, I think it’s time for a whole new generation of speakers, and please feel free to reach out if you’d like to be amongst them and would like a little help getting there!

December 28th, 2015

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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: http://spoti.fi/VTdxLX.

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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July 15th, 2014

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