Speakers 2018

MacDevOpsYVR 2018


Diana Birsan – Shopify

The Death of the “End User” – Understanding people and driving security behaviour change with a different approach

Diana is an Internal Security Developer at Shopify. She focuses heavily on device and identity trust and building security awareness at Shopify, while maintaining an open culture.


Meg Ciliberti – Shopify

Learning to Swim: Lessons in growth

Meg worked at Apple for over 10 years as a trainer, technician and in QA for internal apps. She is currently the IT Lead for Shopify, the leading cloud-based, multi-channel platform working to make commerce better for everyone.


Jessica Deen – Microsoft

Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment to Kubernetes using Helm

Jessica is a Cloud DevOps Advocate and member of the League of Extraordinary Cloud DevOps Advocates for Microsoft focusing on Azure, Infrastructure, Container Orchestration and OSS. Prior to joining Microsoft, she spent over a decade as an IT Consultant / Systems Administrator for various corporate and enterprise environments, catering to end users and IT professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Matt “Chief” Doyle – Google

Binary Whitelisting with Upvote. Google’s open source binary whitelisting/blacklisting client, Santa, now has a centralized policy server to accompany it: Upvote. Learn how to combat the spread of malware with Santa and Upvote.

Matt is a Senior Software Engineer at Google in New York City. He currently works on Upvote, as part of Google’s Device Management Team


Katie English – Jamf 

Your Services, Their Infrastructure. A review of available open source tools and other integrations to monitor your Jamf Pro services, even when they’re hosted in Jamf Cloud.

Katie was a Mac admin in higher education for 14 years prior to joining Jamf as a Professional Services Engineer. Katie is now the Director of Professional Services at Jamf.


Graham Gilbert – Airbnb

What’s new with Crypt: a brief look at Crypt’s history and where it fits into the Apple ecosystem

Graham is the author of Sal, a reporting tool for Munki, and Crypt, a FileVault 2-key escrow solution and Imagr. In his day job, Graham is a Systems Engineer at Airbnb.


Lucas J. Hall – Saturna Capital

GitLab & Munki: Lessons Learned

Lucas is a platform engineer in Bellingham, Wa. Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio he relocated to the PNW several years ago. He works on macOS, tinkers in deb based distros and games in Windows.


Ryan Moon – Slack

Multi-Platform Endpoint Configuration Using Chef, with Testing!

Ryan is a Client Platform Engineer at Slack. With love for configuration management, automation, and pop culture references ranging from obscure to non-obscure.


Joel Rennich – Orchard and Grove

Introduction to Swift workshop. 

In 2016, Joel released the popular open source application NoMAD and is now developing other tools that strive to make MacAdmins’ lives easier. Previously, he spent over a decade working at Apple as an Enterprise Systems Engineering Manager.

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John Richards – VMware

Modern macOS management, the story of when Munki met AirWatch

John Richards is a Product Manager for Apple platforms within VMware End-User Computing (EUC). He is primarily responsible for how VMware Workspace ONE, powered by AirWatch technology, can manage and secure macOS with organizations of all sizes.


Henry Stamerjohann – Apfelwerk

Let’s talk about brew! Explore the world of dev tools deployment and other fun stories.

Henry is a Systems Engineer, and Consultant, at Apfelwerk in Germany using commercial and open source tools for a broad range of customers.


Tim Sutton – Sauce Labs

Owning Your Stuff, or Escaping from Development Dependency Hell

Tim is a Software Engineer at Sauce Labs, a platform for continuous automated testing of web applications. Tim is based in Montreal, and has contributed to various projects in the Mac admin open source ecosystem, such as AutoPkg and Munki.


Victor Vrantchan – Kolide

MicroMDM updates: What’s new since 2017

Victor is a DevOps engineer at Kolide. He loves creating macadmin tools with Go, and experimenting with the MDM protocol.


Zach Wasserman – Kolide

Exploring, Understanding and Monitoring macOS activity with osquery

Zach is cofounder and Principal Engineer at Kolide, where he builds products to help operators drive more value from osquery. He has been contributing to osquery since its inception in 2014, and believes that open-source is the future.


Wes Whetstone – Square 

What’s new with Crypt: a brief look at Crypt’s history and where it fits into the Apple ecosystem

Wesley is a Mac operations engineer at Square, where automation and simplicity for fellow employees is a top priority.


Doug Wilson – Uptycs (Sponsor)

Where and When to Apply “Threat Intel” with osquery

Douglas (Doug) Wilson is the Director of Security at Uptycs. He has spent a large amount of his career advocating for open tools, organizations, and standards. He was formerly the spokesperson for OpenIOC, and helped to found and run OWASP DC.