Conference Team

 


Justin Elliott

IT Manager, Developer, Classroom and Lab Computing, Penn State

Justin ElliottJustin is one of the founding members of MacEnterprise.org. He has enjoyed working on Macs and UNIX for over 20 years, and as a Mac/UNIX systems admin since 1995. He finished his master’s degree in computer science in 1999 because he loved the torture.

At Penn State, he is the IT manager of the Mac and Linux teams for the Classroom and Lab Computing department in ITS. He is also a software developer and systems admin. He created and continues to develop “Blast Image Config,” a freeware OS X system image restore utility which is used to build and configure all of the 700+ lab Macs at Penn State.

Justin and his team maintain Mac and Linux servers that run many services such as Web, and Penn State’s Blogging service that supports faculty, staff and students.

He loves his beautiful wife, handsome son, airplanes, vintage computing, and building retro arcade systems.

Twitter: @justindelliott
Website: http://flightgeekjustin.wordpress.com/
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/flightgeek/


Brett Gross

Senior Systems Engineer, Apple Inc.

Brett Gross

Brett Gross is a senior systems engineer with Apple, Inc. Formerly a sysadmin at a local Big 10 university, Brett has been working with educational institutions in Pennsylvania and West Virginia since 2000. With the rapid adoption of Mac OS X and understanding the need of IT departments Brett has been presenting on deploying and managing Mac OS X every spring for more than five years.

 


Rusty Myers

Systems Administrator, Classroom and Lab Computing, Penn State

Rusty Myers

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 currently working with IBM Endpoint Manager and other tools to maintain lab machines. Rusty also has worked extensively with package creation tools and DeployStudio to automate deployment of new systems.

Other presentations include DeployStudio Discussion Panel and “Up and Running in 60 Minutes” for MacAdmins at Penn State 2012, Shell Scripting with Bash for MacAdmins at Penn State 2013, More Shell Scripting than Necessary for MacAdmins at Penn State  2014, IT851: DeployStudio for MacWorld 2011, Packaging, Imaging, and Deployment sessions for Penn State MacAdmins Conference 2010, In addition, he has presented on IBM Endpoint Manger review and an introduction to TSM Backup Check for the Penn State MacAdmins meetings.

Website: http://rustyisageek.blogspot.com/ | Twitter: @thespider


Dave Test

Group Leader of Technology Classrooms, Classroom and Lab Computing, Penn State

Dave Test

Dave is the group leader for technology classrooms at Penn State, supporting 240 PCs and 75 Macs in over 360 classrooms. He is the technical lead for Penn State’s student response system as well as the University’s lecture capture initiative.

In 2010, Dave helped cofound the Penn State MacAdmins Conference. The annual event, now in its fourth year, brings over 300 Mac and iOS system administrators to Penn State to share knowledge and expertise on deploying and managing Macs and iOS devices.

Dave is passionate about photography and vintage computing, with a particular love for Commodore and Amiga computers.


Gretchen Kuwahara

Systems Administrator, Classroom and Lab Computing, Penn State

gzk2Gretchen has over 15 years experience deploying and maintaining almost anything Apple in a higher education environment. As a Systems Administrator at Penn State, she is working on various projects including mobile device management and managing Penn State’s Apple Deployment Programs.  Additionally she maintains several Linux and Mac servers that provide critical services to the university.  Previously, she worked at Oregon State University where she deployed and maintained over a thousand Mac based computers, managed iPad classroom carts, and was a sysadmin for Mac and Linux servers.

When she’s not playing with technology she enjoys traveling, family time, cheering on her alma mater’s basketball teams, and exploring her new home state.


 

Former Team Members 

Jonathan Holman

Manager, Windows Apps & License Management, Classroom and Lab Computing, Penn State

Jonathan is the Manager for Windows Apps and License Management for Classroom and Lab Computing at Penn State. His group oversees the packaging, deployment, and maintenance of Windows applications for all Windows PCs in the ITS labs and Classrooms, as well as the Windows PCs that are part of CLC’s Cooperative Lab Management program.