Call for Proposals

Conference Session Call for Proposals Coming Soon!

Have experience on a Mac or iOS system administrator topic and want to share? We’re looking for engaging, well-crafted sessions that showcase the latest tools and strategies for managing Macs and iOS devices. The deadline to submit is Friday, February 28, 2015.

Pre-conference Workshop Call for Proposals Coming Soon!

We’ll be featuring full day workshops – deep dives on the most important topics facing today’s Mac and iOS System Administrator. The deadline to submit is Friday, January 9, 2015.

What sessions do you want to see?

The Penn State MacAdmins Conference is all about sharing the best, most relevant topics to our attendees. If you have some ideas as to the session topics you’d love to see at the conference, please submit them using our Conference Session Suggestion form.

Example Topics

Sessions can be anything related to the management and deployment of OS X, iOS, and IT related topics. Below are some session suggestions:

Mac OS X

  • Mavericks
  • Integrating with Directory Services
  • Dual Booting
  • Security/System Hardening
  • File Vault 2 Full Disk Encryption
  • Fusion Drive

Life-cycle Management

  • Migrating from Windows to OS X
  • Time Management
  • Creating Documentation
  • IT Lessons Learned

Scripting/Programming

  • Scripting Intro/Advanced Scripting
  • Rapid Application Development Tools
  • System Automation
  • Version Control

iOS Management

  • Profile Manager
  • Apple Configurator
  • Remote Management of Mac OS X via iOS devices
  • Deployment

System Management

  • System Imaging
  • Inventory/Asset tracking
  • Packaging
  • App Deployment
  • Creating/Deploying Images

Server Management

  • Configuration
  • Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Migration, Upgrading
  • Load Balancing
  • Virtualization

Fundamental Technologies

  • Networking Forensics (Wireshark)
  • Filesystem Deep Dive
  • IPv6
  • Systems Monitoring