X World Sessions – 2019

Keynote Speaker

Ben GreinerBen Greiner 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.

Fundamentals of Wi-Fi Workshop

This workshop provides 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.

Tom BridgeTom Bridge is a lifelong Mac user whose career in technology began in college at Denison University. Before co-founding Technolutionary, he honed his enterprise IT skills at the National Center on Education in the Economy, where he was part of a small team supporting 90 users’ day-to-day computing needs at headquarters and 60 users scattered across 8 satellite offices with a multiple-platform, Mac-managed network.

Tom is the producer and host of the MacAdmins.org Podcast, and a regular speaker at the Penn State Mac Admins Conference, Mac Admin & Developer UK Conference, MacTech Conference, and has also given talks at MacDevOps YVR and MacDeploy conferences. He is a founding member of MacDMV.

Chris Dawe
Chris Dawe is a consultant focused on macOS, iOS, and networking. He handles a wide variety of work, including system assessment, design, deployment, and support. Chris holds the Certified Wireless Network Administrator and the Ekahau Certified Survey Engineer certifications, and is working toward several others. Chris co-founded and helps manage Apple Admins of Seattle, a monthly administrator’s meetup based in Seattle. When not working, Chris dabbles in American history, cooks when he can, and appreciates both whiskey and whisky. Chris lives with Emily in Seattle, Washington.

Jamf Sessions

Jamf Pro Roadmap
Mike Paul, Jamf

Mike Paul, Jamf

Certificates: The C Word
Daniel MacLaughlin, Jamf

Introduction to Apple Device Management
Gib Chan & Vasko Kirovski, Jamf

Community Sessions

/jamf: A Jamf Slackbot to Simplify Lookups and Troubleshooting
Tania Dastres

De-mystifying launchd
Bart Reardon

Engineering For Administrators
Tony Williams

iOS12 com.apple.vpn.managed – the Missing Manual
Joe Selway

macSAK 2019
Nindi Gill

The Dangers of Over Servicing
Peter Wells

Thinking in Automation
Stuart Lamont

Zero Touch Isn’t Just for Users
Rowan Quigley


Certificates: The C Word
Daniel MacLaughlin, Jamf

Charming The Snake – Python For System Administration
Tony Williams

Cybersecurity Communication Workshop
Ben Greiner

Deploying and Managing Apple Technology in Education & Enterprise
Apple Education

Introduction to Apple Device Management
Gib Chan & Vasko Kirovski, Jamf

Introduction to Bash Scripting for Packaging Mac Apps
Jon Rhoades

Fundamentals of Wi-Fi: Physics Always Wins
Tom Bridge and Chris Dawe

Introduction to Docker
Stuart Lamont