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 2015 will be held at the University of Technology Sydney (Broadway City Campus) on July 9 and 10, 2015.

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 ever year.

Special Guest: Charles Edge

Charles EdgeWe’re thrilled to announce that our special guest this year is Charles Edge. You may already know about Charles from his incredibly useful web site krypted.com, where you can find all manner of tips on using and managing OS X and OS X Server on heterogenous networks – or you may have one of his books such as Take Control of OS X Server.

Charles has been breaking Apple products since gnawing on an Apple II as a child. Professionally, he worked with Apple products while working in labs at the University of Georgia (LC era) and then took a break from the platform while working with Unix and Windows servers at Andersen Consulting. Charles started back up with Mac OS and Apple server offerings again in 2000, when he joined 318 Inc, a consulting firm in Santa Monica, California, which under his guidance as Chief Technology Officer became the largest Mac consultancy in the world at the time.

Charles is now a Product Manager for JAMF Software, where he manages their latest offering Bushel.com, providing Mobile Device Management for smaller organizations.

Who should attend?

There are no prerequisites for attending X World other than a good working knowledge of OS X (exposure to 10.9/10.10 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.

Call for Presenters

If you would like to consider presenting at this year’s event, we’d love to hear from you.