X World Sessions

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Keynote Speakers

We’re delighted to announce our first international guest this year is Ed Marczak! Ed has spent much of his life thinking about people, processes, and technology. His experience spans several companies and roles, including developer, sysadmin, manager, and project manager. An early advocate of Apple products, Ed has written two books focusing on Mac management, co-founded MacTech Conference, and is a familiar face at Apple-related events all over the world.

Ed spends his non-compute cycles with his family, and improving his music and photography skills.


Our second special guest this year will be Arek Dreyer. Arek has been delivering courses and training in the Apple environment since 2001. He’s a consultant, author, course developer, trainer, and integrator. Arek provides coaching and mentoring for people that use iOS devices and Mac computers in complicated environments, and is the coauthor of many books and courses, including macOS Support Essentials 10.13, and Managing Apple Devices. He and his wife live in Chicago, USA with their little dog.

Arek is a long-time supporter of the X World community, and while we’ve lost count of the exact number of times he’s travelled to be with is, we’re sure that this is at least his fourth appearance, and we couldn’t be happier to have him back!

Jamf Sessions

CIS: The Next Generation
Katie English, Jamf Professional Services

Jamf Product and Services – the Highlight Reel
Katie English, Jamf Professional Services

Introduction to Apple Device Management
Justin Krisko & Vasko Kirovski, Jamf

Using Webhooks to Automate your Deployment
Daniel Maclaughlin, Jamf Professional Services Engineer

Community Sessions

Apple Classroom 2.2 – It Just Works
Stu McDonald & Damian Cavanagh, Education Advantage

Dreaming of a Tech-Free Deployment Workflow
Tania Dastres, Seek Ltd

Exploring The JAMF JSS With Python
Tony Williams

Filling the Gap
Duncan McCracken, Mondada Pty Ltd

Loan iPads
Carrie Irvine, NorthTec

Making the World Accessible: Accessibility on MacOS and iOS
Lucy Mathis, Google LLC

Managing Macs at Google Scale
Clay Caviness, Google LLC

Pro Jamf Pro
Jon Rhoades, St Vincent’s Institute

Quit your Job – Learning from New Environments
Peter Wells, Swinburne University

Securing your Local Admin account with Password Randomisation
Bart Reardon, CSIRO

Workshops

An Introduction to Docker
Stuart Lamont

Bash Programming for Beginners
Tony Williams

Introduction to Apple Configurator
Arek Dreyer

Introduction to Apple Device Management
Justin Krisko & Vasko Kirovski, JAMF Software

Profile Manager and Networking Security
Joseph Bazzano, I.T Wiz Australia

Social Events

Thursday 28th 8:30am Women of X World Breakfast Meet-up, Brainwave Cafe, 732 Harris St.
Wednesday 27th 6:00pm X World Eve MacAdmins Meetup at The Loft Bar, 15 Broadway, Ultimo. RSVP appreciated to help with numbers.
Thursday 28th 6:30pm Conference Dinner
Friday 29th 5:30pm Jamf Happy Hour