Resources Archive

2016

2016 General

  • 2016 MacAdmins Conference Welcome ( Slides )

2016 Workshops

  • Deploying iPad and Mac in Education – Apple Inc ( No Slides Available )
  • Introduction to offensive security – Yoann Gini ( Slides )
  • Mac Deployment Options – Daniel McCullough, Vaughn Miller, Balmes Pavlov ( Slides )
  • Packaging Workshop – Greg Neagle ( Slides )
  • Build your own pocket Netboot Server and Munki/Reposado repo with a Raspberry Pi – Timothy Perfitt ( Slides )
  • Goooooooaaaaaaaaallllllll! – Pam Lefkowitz ( Slides Worksheet )

2016 Conference Sessions

  • Administering Office 2016 for Mac, Part Deux – Paul Bowden, William Smith ( Slides, Video )
  • Apple Deployment Programs – Apple Inc ( No Slides Available )
  • Apple Development Tools – Apple Inc ( No Slides Available )
  • Approaching Escape Velocity with launchd – Joseph Chilcote ( Slides, Video )
  • Autopkg, Munki & You: Automating 3rd party application updates. – Damon Vogel ( Slides, Video )
  • Bash scripting: Do This, Not That. – Ryan Manly ( Slides, Video )
  • Bash, In a NutShell – Chris Lawson, Rusty Myers ( Slides, Video )
  • Beyond the NIC: Networking for the Mac Admin – Phil Steen ( No Slides Available, Video )
  • Blue Team 101: Building Defensible Systems – Daniel Griggs ( Slides, Video )
  • Building Defensible OS X Systems (Advanced) – Daniel Griggs ( Slides, Video )
  • Craft your own GUIs with Python and Tkinter – Bryson Tyrrell ( Slides, Video )
  • Creating Complex Workflows with Scripts and Casper – Jehan Aziz, Ben Bass ( Slides, Video )
  • DeployStudio: More tips, tricks and discussions – Nathan Felton ( Slides, Video )
  • Digging in the Dirt: Debugging for Fun! (There’s no profit in this) – Tom Burgin, Edward Marczak ( Slides, Video )
  • DNS: Inside and Out – Ben Greisler ( Video )
  • From the trenches: Breaches, Stories, Simple Security Solutions. – Jordan Rogers, Guillaume Ross ( Slides, Video )
  • GRAPH ALL THE THINGS: Alerting and Monitoring for Mac Admins – Rick Heil ( Slides, Video )
  • How Packet Firewall (PF) Can Protect Your Enterprise – Jason Miller ( Slides, Video )
  • I Want My Windows Apps: Everyone can benefit from application virtualization – Nicholas Sperduti, Christopher Palian , David Kahn ( No Slides Available, Video )
  • Implementing Configuration Profiles for OS X management – Sergio Aviles, Jeremy Reichman ( Slides, Video )
  • Intro to 3D Printing for Mac Admins – Rob Furr ( Video )
  • Introduction to Packaging – Greg Neagle ( Slides, Video )
  • iOS Management for the Generalist – Eric Karkau ( Slides, Video )
  • Is Dual Booting in the Enterprise Worth It? – Eric Thomas Gadsby ( Slides, Video )
  • Laziness is the Mother of Efficiency, or How We Automated Ourselves Out of Our Jobs and into Careers – J David Hester, Jeremy Baker ( Slides, Video )
  • Leveraging Apple Tools to make your iOS Deployment easier – Randy Saeks ( Slides, Video )
  • Managing Munki: Intelligent Practices for Structuring, Maintaining, and Collaborating – Shea Craig, Elliot Jordan ( Slides, Video )
  • Managing User Settings – Katie English ( Slides, Video )
  • Munki & Docker (And why you’d want to-) – Lucas Hall ( Slides, Video )
  • OS X Logs: Do We Still Have To Care? – Nic Scott ( Slides, Video )
  • Peering into the black hole of bug reports – Karl Kuehn ( Slides, Video )
  • Penn State – College of Education – Case Study – Joshua Miller ( Slides, Video )
  • Practical Deployment Techniques for Small Labs, 2016 Edition – Anthony Reimer ( Slides, Video )
  • Preference Management with Profiles – Greg Neagle ( Slides, Video )
  • Security – Apple Inc ( No Slides Available )
  • So you’re going to move your data center? – Steve Yuroff, Sean Kaiser ( Slides, Video )
  • Statistical Monitoring with Cacti – Tracking Problems Before They Happen – Devon Merner ( Slides, Video )
  • Surviving the Uphill Climb: Four Years Building an IT Infrastructure, Department and Culture – Mallory Tallquist, Chris Dawe, Lucas Hall ( No Slides Available, Video )
  • Swift and HPC – Edward Chrzanowski ( Slides, Video )
  • Systematic Troubleshooting: Nine Indispensable Rules to Find Bugs Fast – Brian Meehan, Dennis Wurster ( Slides, Video )
  • Teaming At Disney Animation – Matthew Schnittker ( No Slides Available )
  • The ABC’s of CCP: Spelling out application management with Adobe’s Creative Cloud Packager – Patrick Fergus ( Slides, Video )
  • The complete recipe for managing your Apple environment v2.0 – Nicholas Sperduti, Christopher Palian , David Kahn ( No Slides Available, Video )
  • Using Git for Automation and Collaboration – Justin Elliott, Matt Hansen ( Slides, Video )
  • Wait, Are We Doing This Right? Auditing Your Operations – Brian Meehan, Dennis Wurster ( Slides, Video )
  • Wi-Fi Network Design Fundamentals for the “You Have How Many Devices?” World ( Slides Video )
  • Wi-Fi Troubleshooting Tools and Techniques – Chris Dawe ( Slides Video )
  • Writing better AutoPkg recipes with the help of Recipe Robot – Shea Craig, Elliot Jordan ( Slides, Video )
  • You Need a (Effective) Service Desk – Adam Codega ( Slides, Video )

2016 Sponsor & Apple Sessions – Sessions were not recorded. Slide availability at sponsors discretion.

  • Centralizing Mac Management under Microsoft SCCM – Danny Knox ( No Slides Available )
  • End to end workflow on Quantum’s newest appliance, Xcellis – Adrian Rivera ( No Slides Available )
  • FileWave “DEEP DIVE”: Engineering walk through on how to manage all OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android Devices. – Benjamin Byers, LeRoy Dennison, Ben Byers ( Slides )
  • Get into the fast lane with Meraki Systems Manager! – Michael Clark ( No Slides Available )
  • Mac management complete with access management and MFA for everything – Peter Havens ( Slides )
  • Manage Your iPads With An iPad – Donald Kelly, D. Todd Weller ( No Slides Available )
  • Comprehensive Full-Stack macOS Management & Automation – Jason Dettbarn ( No Slides Available )
  • Taking even better care of your end users. – Allen Hancock ( Slides )
  • Why Creative Cloud should change the IT admins perception of Adobe ! – Karl Gibson ( No Slides Available )
  • Winclone Pro Boot Camp Package Installer Deep Dive – Russell Scheil ( No Slides Available )

2015 Workshops

  • Fundamentals of Wi-Fi (or, Arguing with Physics) – Tom Bridge, Chris Dawe (Slides)
  • All Things Security – Pam Lefkowitz, Jennifer Unger, Shannon Barragan, Ivy Thomas (Slides: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)
  • Introduction to Cocoa Development and Reverse Engineering on OS X – Yoann Gini (Slides)
  • Packaging Workshop – Greg Neagle, Sam Keeley (Slides)

2015 Conference Sessions

  • Conference Welcome – Dave Test (Slides)
  • 2 years after 1400+ computers in 3 weeks. Are we still nuts? – Sean Kaiser & Lucas Hall (Slides, Video)
  • AD integration and Home Folder Syncing – David Acland (Slides, Video)
  • Administering Office 2016 for Mac – William Smith (Slides, Video)
  • Advanced systems monitoring with Nagios, PNP and Nconf – Josh Malone (Slides, Video)
  • Apple Watch – Build Wearable Apps To Boost Student Engagement – Ben Brautigam & Justin Miller (Slides, Video)
  • Automated testing with VMware Fusion – Joseph Chilcote (Slides, Video)
  • Basic App Development with Swift – Daniel Mikusa (Slides, Video)
  • Connect the dots with Docker – Pepijn Bruienne (Slides, Video)
  • DeployStudio: Average Joe to Pro in an Hour – Rusty Myers & Nathan Felton (Slides, Video)
  • DNS, The Inside and Out – Ben Greisler (Slides, Video)
  • Entering the awesome world of SNMP – François Joannette & Manuel Deschambault (Slides, Video)
  • Free your NetBoot server with BSDPy – Pepijn Bruienne (Slides, Video)
  • From New to New – The lifecycle of MacBooks in MGSD – Berry Williams (Slides, Video)
  • Git For System Admins – Justin Elliott (Slides, Video)
  • How to take a need and transform it into a service – Gretchen Kuwahara (Slides, Video)
  • Integrating AutoPkg and the Casper Suite with JSSImporter – Shea Craig (Slides, Video)
  • iOS – Reconnect the cord – William Smith (Slides, Video)
  • iOS Security Choices via an MDM / EMM – Marc Grayson (Slides, Video)
  • It’s Dangerous To Go Alone, Take This! – Tom Bridge (Slides, Video)
  • Let’s make some decisions: Authorization Plugin Programming – Tom Burgin & Jeremy Baker (Slides, Video)
  • Life in a post Xserve world – Lucas Hall & Sean Kaiser (Slides, Video)
  • Load Balancing for Humans 2: Electric Boogaloo – Vanessa White (Slides, Video)
    • Bonus: Better Living though Science Fiction (Slides, Video)
  • Making the Most Out of Apple Configurator in an iPad Lending Environment – Jay Ray (Slides, Video)
  • Open (and/or Free) vs Closed Source – Steel Cage Death Match – Allister Banks & Ben Toms (Slides, Video)
  • The New Frontier of Apple Deployment and Management – John Kitzmiller (Slides, Video)
  • OS X operating system security at scale – Mike Arpaia & Teddy Reed (Slides, Video)
  • Profile Manager, ARD, and Yosemite Server: The complete recipe for managing iOS and OS X. – David Kahn & Christopher Palian (Slides, Video)
  • San Best Practices – Mario Washington (Slides, No Video)
  • Take Vacations using this One Weird Trick – DOCUMENTATION! – Vanessa White & Rich Trouton (Slides, Video)
  • Technical and logistical deep dive into an iPad 1-1 initiative – Andrew Zirkel & Mark Erb (No Slides, No Video)
  • The 12 Unix Commands everyone should know. – Matthew Schnittker (Slides, No Video)
  • The Career Continuum – Pam Lefkowitz (Slides, Video)
  • The Sys Admin’s Guide to Python – Daniel Mikusa (Slides, Video)
  • Tips and Tricks for Modern Device Management – John DeTroye (Slides, Video)
  • To 12,000 macs and beyond… – Mike Dodge (Slides, Video)
  • To ExtremeZ-IP or not to ExtremeZ-IP, that is the question. – Mike Flender (Slides, Video)
  • Using AutoPKG for Windows Software – James Stewart & Matt Hansen (Slides, Video)
  • Using Google’s Open Source Tools to Manage Macs – Edward Marczak & Russell Hancox (Slides, Video)
  • Virtualization and OS X Server – Yoann Gini (Slides, Video)
  • Virtualization and OS X Testing – building your test environment using virtual Macs – Rich Trouton (Slides, Video)
  • What’s new with Munki – Greg Neagle (Slides, Video)
  • Working with System Frameworks in Python and Objective-C – James Barclay (Slides, Video)
  • You Suck At Email – And Other Communication Challenges for the IT Professional – Jim Rispin (Slides, Video)

2015 Sponsor & Apple Sessions – Sessions were not recorded. Slide availability at sponsors discretion.

  • Absolute Manage as a Management and Deployment Tool for Macs
  • Addigy – What’s Up With Your Assets & Is A Band-Aid Simply Enough?
  • Apple Product Update by Code 42 (Slides)
  • A Two-Point Perspective: Embracing EMM within K12 and Higher Education
  • Cradle-to-grave endpoint lifecycle management ­and everything in between (Slides)
  • Customizing and Extending the Capabilities of the Casper Suite
  • From Xsan to StorNext – Managing Production Needs for Mac Users in Television and Post-Production File-Based Workflows
  • lifelong learning with lynda.com
  • Managing Windows in a Mac World (Slides)
  • Modern Device Management with FileWave
  • Parallels Solutions for Business: Keeping IT in Control of Macs in Business (Slides)

2014 Pre-Conference Workshops

  • Git: From Start to Finish – Justin Elliott, Scott Gallagher (Slides)
  • More Shell Scripting Than Necessary – Jay Hoff, Rusty Myers (Slides)

2014 Conference Sessions

  • Conference Welcome – Rusty Myers, Scott Gallagher MacAdmins 2014 Welcome
  • Git For System Admins – Justin Elliott (Slides, Video)
  • Systems Deployment with Blast Image Config – Justin Elliott (Slides, Video)
  • Case Study: Thin-Imaging Macs Using IBM Endpoint Manager – Jim Blau (Slides, Video)
  • BYOD – The end of mobile device management? – J David Hester (Slides, Video Unavailable)
  • Digital Media and Xsan, Five Years Later – Asa Kelley (Slides, Video Unavailable)
  • Packet Sniffing for Admins – Yoann Gini (Slides, Video)
  • Citizens of the World: Macs in Windows Serve Environments – Luis Giraldo (Slides, Video)
  • Load Balancing for Humans – Vanessa White (Slides, Video)
  • PlexConnect Your Classrooms – Damien Barrett, William Sites (Slides, Video Unavailable)
  • The One Button Studio App and Sandboxing – Justin Miller, Sherwin Saul (Slides, Video)
  • Replacing Dual Boots With Virtual Desktops in Managed Macs – Ross Shaffer, Andrew Uchenick (Slides, Video)
  • Migrating from the PC to a Mac: it’s not as scary as users think – Adam Gerstein (Slides, Video)
  • Modular Image Creation – Anthony Reimer (Slides, Video)
  • Over the Hill or Just Over Tech? Staying Viable in your IT Career – Pam Lefkowitz (Slides, Video)
  • Scripting For Better Package Deployment: How to tame 3rd party updates – Tom Burgin (Slides, Video Part 1Video Part 2)
  • Multi Tenanted Munki with Puppet and Sal – Graham Gilbert (Slides, Video)
  • iOS Security Decoded – Dave Test (Slides, Video Unavailable)
  • Mac Administration: The Fundamentals – Brian Meehan, Dennis Wurster (Slides, Video)
  • Surviving as a Solo Sysadmin – Tom Bridge (Slides, Video)
  • Performance Automation with Munki – Matt Hansen, Joshua D. Miller (Slides, Video)
  • SUStenance via Resposado (and Friends) – Allister Banks (Slides, Video)
  • Unix: Working the Command Line in OS X – Russell Poucher (Slides, Video)
  • You Oughta Check Out AutoPkg – Greg Neagle (Slides, Video)
  • DeployStudio: Advanced Workflows and Discussions – Nathan Felton (Slides, Video Unavailable)
  • UNC Wide Casper Suite Services – Everette Allen, Kevin Snook (Slides, Video Unavailable)
  • Going MAD: From closed-in-box to ready to rock, using Munki, AutoPkg and DeployStudio – Steve Yuroff (Slides, Video)
  • Shell Building Blocks – Peter Bukowinski (Slides, Video)
  • Managing Mavericks’ FileVault 2 with fdesetup – Rich Trouton (Slides, Video)
  • Where MDM on iOS Leaves Off: Its not the be all end all so you have to plan – Marc Grayson (Slides, Video)
  • Automate Yourself Out of a Job – Graham Gilbert (Slides, Video)
  • Hey! Where’s My Mac?!? – Adam Girardi (Slides, Video)
  • Proper Care and Feeding of Your IT Professional – Jim Rispin (Slides, Video)
  • Baremetal VSphere Mac Minis – Vanessa White (Slides, Video)
  • What the heck is wrong with my server?!? – Josh Malone (Slides, Video)
  • Vagrant up! – Scott P. Gallagher (Slides, Video)
  • Building an Effective Software Deployment Process Using IBM Endpoint Manager – Jon Tyndall (Slides, Video Unavailable)
  • Teaching 1:1 Responsibility – Damien Barrett, William Stites (Slides, Video)
  • iBeacon in Education – Tim Perfitt (Slides Unavailable, Video)
  • Manage Third Party Applications with Profiles – William Smith (Slides, Video)
  • iOS Deployment: A State Institution’s Steps to Embracing Mobile Devices and BYOD  using MDM – Benjamin Dadson, Cody Toy (Slides, Video)
  • SNMP Monitoring – The Sequel – Manuel Deschambault (Slides, Video)
  • Extending OS X Management Systems with Scripting – Jeremy Reichman, Rich Trouton (Slides, Video)
  • Mirror – Leveraging AirPlay Across Enterprise Networks – Ben Brautigam, Jason Heffner (Slides, Video)
  • Shipping Containers with Docker – Scott P. Gallagher (Slides, Video)
  • Advancing From The Help Desk to Admin – Brandan Lutz (Slides, Video)
  • Beyond Thunderdome: Managing OS X without OS X – Pepijn Bruienne (Slides, Video)
  • Security: Your Friend SSL – Sam Keeley (Slides and video not available)

2013 Conference Sessions

  • Managing FileVault 2 on Mountain Lion – Rich Trouton (Slides, Video)
  • Backup, Front to Back – Allister Banks (Slides, Video)
  • Systems Deployment with Blast Image Config – Justin Elliott (Slides, Video)
  • Multi-site Munki Deployments with MunkiServer and Puppet – Pepijn Bruienne (Slides, Video)
  • Security: Locking down OS X without locking up users – Samuel Keeley (Slides, Video)
  • MDMs: Strengths, Weaknesses, Obstacles, Solutions – J David Hester & Randy Saeks (Slides, Video)
  • Using MaaS 360 for MDM – Randy Saeks (Video)
  • Giving Your AppleScripts a Face Lift – Ben Waldie (.Zip, Video)
  • JAMF Casper Suite, The 5 Ws – Han Su Kim (Slides, Video)
  • Enough Networking to be Dangerous – Allister Banks (Slides, Video)
  • Computing By The Numbers – Edward Marczak (Slides, Video)
  • Managing And Deploying Dual Boot Systems – Timothy Perfitt (Slides, Video)
  • Certificates and identity on iOS and OS X – Timothy Perfitt (Slides, Video)
  • More Munki Tricks – Nate Walck (Slides, Video)
  • Practical Python for Mac Admins – Nate Walck & Jeremy Reichman (Slides, Video)
  • Practical Packaging – Matt Willmore (Slides, Video)
  • BYOD, or Lobster Shack IT – Michael Brodt (Slides, Video)
  • Thin OS X Deployment with Munki – Matt Willmore & Clarence Helm (Slides, Video)
  • Deploying 1400+ computers in 3 weeks? Are you nuts?!? – Sean Kaiser (Slides, Video)
  • Git For System Admins – Justin Elliott & Scott Gallagher (Slides, Video)
  • Managing Macs with Puppet – Graham Gilbert (Slides, Video)
  • What’s in a name? (Taking a deeper look at DNS) – Mike Boylan (Slides, Video)
  • Mac OS X Network Printing Techniques (Stupid CUPS Tricks) – Eric T Gadsby & Stanley Patterson (Slides, Video)
  • Software Packaging and Deployment with Tivoli Endpoint Manager – John Tyndall (Video)
  • OS X Terminal Services – Richard Glaser (Slides, Video)
  • Using Profile Manager for iPads in Classrooms – Jeffrey Hanrahan (Slides, Video)
  • Learning from each other: how Big IT departments and Small IT departments can benefit from each others’ environments – Tom Bridge & Justin Esgar (Slides, Video)
  • SNMP, IT’s pre-emptive strike – Manuel Deschambault (Slides)
  • Carry on Luggage – Jeremy Reichman (Slides, Video)
  • Migrating from Windows to OS X for Admins – Pam Lefkowitz (Slides, Video)
  • Managing Macs, and iOS from a single console – Bill de Dufour & Patrick Longo
  • IPv6 – The Good, The Bad & Means To Include It For Your Network – Christopher Miller (Slides, Video)
  • Extending Apple’s Native Tools – Taylor Wolfe & Michael Johnson
  • Enterprise Endpoint Backup for Higher Ed – Joe Wall (SlidesVideo)
  • Efficient Systems Management – is that possible? – John DeTroye (Slides, Video)
  • Helping the Mac Admin Bring Macs Into the Fold: From Chaos to Control – Bennett Norton (Slides)
  • Shell scripting with Bash – Rusty Myers & Jay Hoff (.Zip, Video)
  • Hands-On With Git – Justin Elliott & Scott Gallagher (Slides, Video)
  • Mac OS X Automation Workshop – Ben Waldie (.Zip, Video 1, Video 2)
  • Intro to Lab Creation & Managed Settings – Nick McSpadden (Slides, Video)
  • DeployStudio: Up and running in 60 minutes – Nathan Felton (SlidesVideo)
  • DeployStudio: Advanced workflows and Discussion – Nathan Felton (SlidesVideo)
  • Intro to the OS X Command Line – James Stewart (Slides, Video)

2012

The session videos from the Penn State MacAdmins Conference 2012 are available on the Penn State MacAdmins YouTube and iTunes U channels.

2011

2010

    • Mac Deployment Workshop
    • PSU Integration Workshop
      • PSUMAC101-PSU Auth (N&Z)—Intro (Slides)
      • PSUMAC102-PSU Auth (N&Z)—In-Depth (Slides)
      • PSUMAC103—Demo and Hands-On (No Slides)
      • PSUMAC104—Demo and Hands-On (No Slides)