Ben Greiner to Keynote X World 2019

Ben GreinerWe’re very happy to announce that this year’s X World keynote speaker is Ben Greiner.

Ben was a much-loved presenter at X World 2017, and we couldn’t wait to ask him back to be our Keynote speaker this year. As well as presenting the keynote session, Ben will be presenting a workshop on how to talk cybersecurity with customers.

Ben is the Founder and President of Forget Computers where he leads a brilliant team using intelligent tools, clear communication, and a positive attitude to help people accomplish more — more securely — with Apple technology. We can’t wait for him to help you do the same.

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WWDC Scholarship Travel Support 2019

If you’re a currently enrolled student at an Australian or New Zealand University, and you win an Apple Student Scholarship to attend WWDC 2019 (results announced by Monday, April 15, 2019), we might be able to help out with your expenses. We’ve allocated 3 student support scholarships of up to $AU1500 each ($AU2000 for existing AUC student members) to assist with airfares.

Conditions apply. Applications will open on this site Monday April 15, 2019, and will close Wednesday May 1 at 5pm (Sydney time).

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First X World Workshop Announcement

MacAdmins Podcast Host Tom Bridge and colleague Chris Dawe will be presenting a full-day workshop titled “Fundamentals of Wi-Fi: Physics Always Wins” as part of this year’s X World conference.

This workshop provide an overview of the fundamentals of Wi-Fi networking, particularly as it relates to the Apple device ecosystem. Attendees will learn the fundamental principles of Wi-Fi, how Wi-Fi differs from the wired networking, and how Wi-Fi client devices and networks behave (or don’t) in the real world.

The workshop is free to all X World registrants, and is also open as a stand-alone event to delegates who do not want to take part in X World.

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X World 2019 Call for Presenters

X World is our annual training event for OS X and iOS system administrators and support staff, and will be held at UTS, Sydney. This year the event will run June 26-28.

We are now calling for presenters who wish to offer sessions and workshops at this year’s event. If you have a background in the installation, configuration, deployment, or on-going administration of OS X based systems, or experience in iOS deployment, management and app development, or if you work in related areas, we’d really like to hear from you. Presenters receive free registration to X World, and qualify for subsidised flights and/or accommodation.

The call for presentations is now open, and closes Friday March 29, 2019, at 9pm Sydney time. Offers can be made by completing the submission form.

Want to request a session at X World? Submit an idea on our requests board. We can’t guarantee anyone will pick it up and run with it, but you might just inspire someone else to share their experience!




CreateWorld Registrations Open

CreateWorld is back for its 12th year, from November 28-30, 2018, at Griffith University, South Bank, Brisbane.

CreateWorld is our 3 day performance, presentation, and professional development event, specifically for academics, teachers and technical staff who work and teach at the intersection of creativity and technology. The conference features a range of presenters from education and industry, and includes several keynotes, panels, hands-on technical workshops, and regular presentation sessions.

Ticket sales close 9pm AEST, Tuesday November 20, 2018.

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CreateWorld Call for Participation Opens

CreateWorld is our 3 day performance, presentation, and professional development event, specifically for academics, teachers and technical and staff who use Apple platforms in the digital arts disciplines.

CreateWorld 2018 will take place at the Queensland College of Art at Griffith University, South Bank, Brisbane from November 28th to 30th.

The conference features a wide range of academic and technical presenters from education and industry, and includes several keynotes, panel sessions, hypotheticals, hands-on technical workshops, and regular presentation sessions.

The organising committee has issued a call for participation and are seeking posters, papers, performances, exhibitions, workshops and presentation sessions. This year’s theme is Creativity in Progress, and asks the question “Is Creativity evidenced more in process than outcome?”

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