About X World

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

X World 2019 will be back for its 17th year in 2019, and will held at the University of Technology Sydney (Broadway City Campus) on June 26-28.

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.

Keynote Speaker

Ben GreinerWe’re very happy to announce that this year’s 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.

Fundamentals of Wi-Fi Workshop

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. 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.

Who should attend?

There are no prerequisites for attending X World other than a good working knowledge of macOS (exposure to 10.13/10.14 recommended) or iOS and a basic understanding of UNIX concepts such as file structures, directories and basic networking. If specific sessions have skills prerequisites, we’ll list the details along with the session description.