macOS 10.15, the future of Mac administration and more, AMA

Speakers: Allen Golbig & Lisa Davies & Amanda Wuest & Robert Hammen & Rich Trouton

Level: All Levels, Lecture

Excerpt: You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers! Or, at least some rather strong opinions. Here’s your golden ticket to ask some of the veterans of the Mac Admin community for their wisdom, advice, and individual perspectives. Bring your questions, particularly about macOS 10.15, career prospects, etc.

Description: Do you have questions regarding the changes being implemented by Apple in macOS 10.15? Concerns about future career prospects of being a Mac admin? Are there other questions burning on the tip of your tongue, but you were lacking the proper forum? This AMA (Ask Me Anything) panel of current and former Mac Admin Conference speakers is here, ready to answer your questions and help provide you with ideas and perspectives.

About the speakers

Rich Trouton (Twitter: @rtrouton) – IT Technology Senior Consultant – SAP

Rich Trouton has been doing Macintosh system and server administration for over twenty years and has supported Macs in a number of different environments, including university, government, medical research and advertising. His current position is at SAP, where he works with the rest of the Mac CoE team to support SAP’s Mac community.

Robert Hammen (Twitter: @hammen) – Sr Mac Admin – National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH

I’ve been managing Macs since before the days of OS X. As a consultant, I’ve performed OS X and iOS integration and support for a diverse group of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to education to small and medium businesses. I now help deploy, manage, and secure the Mac environment for the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the National Institutes of Health. I have all of Apple’s recent IT certifications and am also an Apple Certified Trainer. I also have Jamf’s Certified Casper Administrator, Certified JSS Administrator, and Certified Casper Expert certifications.

Amanda Wuest – Client Systems Administrator – Lower Merion School District

Lisa Davies – Security Engineer –

Long time engineer specializing in automation and large Mac deployments, making a career transition to InfoSec.

Allen Golbig (Twitter: @golby) – Mac Systems Engineer – NASA GRC

Allen has worked as a Mac admin in healthcare, education and now in the federal space at NASA Glenn Research Center. Yes, NASA is in Cleveland.

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