About X World

X World is our conference for people who manage or administer Mac OS X & iOS installations in either a support, lab manager, network technician or systems administration role. X World is a public event – anyone who works in the space is welcome to attend.

X World 2016 will be held at the University of Technology Sydney (Broadway City Campus) on July 7 and July 8, 2016.

The conference includes workshops and plenary sessions, and there are plenty of opportunities for delegates to meet and interact, share experiences, and learn about projects they are working on. Networking and meeting other people who share similar interests is a major part of X World and one of the main reasons people return every year.

Special Guests

We’re thrilled to announce two special guests this year – Rich Trouton, and John Kitzmiller.

Rich TroutonYou may already know about Rich from his incredibly useful web site Der Flounder, where you can find all manner of tips on deploying, managing, and using OS X and OS X Server.

Rich has been doing Macintosh system and server administration for over eighteen years and has supported Macs in a number of different environments, including university, government, medical research and advertising. His current position is providing support for Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia.

John KitzmillerJohn Kitzmiller has helped organizations big and small deploy Apple devices all over the globe. As a Professional Services Engineer for JAMF Software, he deployed Apple devices on 5 continents in some of the largest and most complex environments. As a Senior IT Consultant for The Linde Group, John helped some of the San Francisco Bay Area’s largest and fastest growing companies design their Apple deployments.

John has now taken his skills in house at Fastly, a content delivery network in San Francisco. With some of the tightest security restrictions and privacy concerns he’s ever encountered, John has designed a deployment strategy to support a global user base based on his agile deployment manifesto.

Who should attend?

There are no prerequisites for attending X World other than a good working knowledge of OS X (exposure to 10.10/10.11 recommended) or iOS and a basic understanding of UNIX concepts such as file structures, directories and basic networking. Different streams during the event will cater for both technical staff new to OS X & iOS as well as UNIX gurus and Mac veterans.