Call for Speakers
Have an interesting success story to share with fellow Mac Admins? Built something cool and want to share how you did it? We are currently accepting applications to speak at MacDevOpsYVR 2018.
Talks are 30 minutes, but you can also submit a quick talk idea which can be 5, 10, or 15 minutes long. It’s a great place to start if you’ve never spoken before.
Financial aid to help pay for speakers travel and hotel is available on an as needed basis.
Want to be a speaker? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE for submissions is extended to Jan 31, 2018. If your talk proposal is approved we will contact you with more information.
Haven’t attended MacDevOpsYVR before?
See below for our the speaker line up from our 2017 conference to give you an idea of the wide array of speakers at MacDevOpsYVR. Watch all the great talks from MacDevOpsYVR 2017 on our YouTube channel.
MacDevOpsYVR 2018 Speakers
Meg Ciliberti – Shopify
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
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.
Zach Wasserman – Kollide
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.
Victor Vrantchan – Kollide
Victor is a DevOps engineer at Kolide. He loves creating macadmin tools with Go, and experimenting with the MDM protocol.
MacDevOpsYVR 2017 Speakers
Derick Okihara – Mid-Pacific Institute
Free as in beer? Weighing solutions on a budget. (p.s. no free beer in this session)
Derick is the Apple technician for Mid-Pacific Institute, a private PK-12 institution, focusing on server administration, system deployment, and Apple technology.
Ed Marczak – Google
How to fail. Mistakes happen. Disaster strikes. Sooner or later, you or your team and organization will fail
Ed is the well known editor at MacTech magazine, co-organizer of the MacTech conference, and Worldwide Mac Operations Dude at Google.
Graham Gilbert – Airbnb
Something something commercial, something something open source
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.
Greg Batye – Facebook
Building an army of client admins
Greg is Client Platform Engineer at Facebook, responsible for developing automation tools for macOS & Linux clients. He likes testing in prod, grilled corn, and sour beers, and ping pong.
Greg Neagle – Disney Animation
Munki 3.0 – Ch – Ch – Changes
Greg works for a well known animation company. Started this thing called Munki and is a co-maintainer of Autopkg.
Henry Stamerjohann – Apfelwerk
What’s new with Zentral: Improving on the best way to collect, gather and process system events
Henry is a Systems Engineer, and Consultant, at Apfelwerk in Germany using commercial and open source tools for a broad range of customers.
Jesse Peterson – MacTechs
Demystifying MDM: open source endeavours to manage Macs
Jesse is an IT Consultant at MacTechs in Seattle. He’s been working with technology for 20+ years. Consulting, start-ups, and hobbies with a healthy portion of open source.
Joel Rennich – Trusource Labs
Privilege Safety Dance: Leverage NoMAD to provide admin privileges to non-admins without any directory services. While still keeping safe with off-box authentication and logging
Joel is the General Manager for Trusource Labs Enterprise Services in Austin, Texas. Previously he was an Enterprise Systems Engineering Manager at Apple.
Joe Chilcote – Splunk
Better than bad it’s good: Decoding macOS unified logging
Joe is a senior systems engineer at Splunk, and spends his free time trying to figure out how Console.app is supposed to work.
Mac Justice – Synapse
Intro to GitLab: DevOps tools on a shell script budget
Mac does all kinds of IT things at Synapse in Seattle, supporting a bunch of super talented hardware engineers. He likes spending time with his wife and daughter, reading history, and baking bread. Prefers tea in the AM and beer in the PM.
Melody Ma – Codecreate BC
Codecreate and the Hour of Code
Melody is a tech geek, art lover, impact junkie. Web Dev & Product Mrktr by day. @imaginexbc, #SaveChinatownYVR, @CodecreateBC by night.
Michael Lynn – Dropbox
Mac-narök: The end times of our workflows are upon us. Be prepared
Michael is a Client Platform Engineer at Dropbox in Seattle. He is obsessed with python and macOS.
Nate Walck – Facebook
Managing macOS has never been easier. Explore new chef cookbooks with Master Chef Nate
Nate has been involved in the MacAdmin community and in various open source projects since 2010, including Munki, Puppet and Chef. Nate is part of the IT Core Automation Team at Facebook.
Nick Cobb – Uber
Building macOS as a service for mobile development
Nick is a systems engineer on Uber’s mobile team. He is excited about automating repetitive tasks and getting insightful data from macOS infrastructure.
Pepijn Bruienne – Duo Security
Securing the Dev environment
Pepijn is all about Macs, Enterprise and good times at Duo Security.
Rich Trouton – SAP
Storing our digital lives: Mac filesystems from MFS to APFS
Rich has supported Macs for 18 years in university, government, medical research and advertising. He currently works for SAP, on the Mac CoE team.
Sam Keeley – Airbnb
Osquery + Streamalert
Sam is a security engineer at Airbnb, enough said.
Sarah Lewis – Independent Security Researcher
A brief overview of the state of security on the DarkWeb & OnionScan Project
Sarah has worked for the British Government and as a security engineer at Amazon analyzing threat models and designing defenses to protect against security risks. She maintains the OnionScan project and runs Mascherari Press.
Victor Vrantchan – Kolide
Demystifying MDM: open source endeavours to manage Macs
Victor is a DevOps engineer at Kolide. He loves creating MacAdmin tools with Go, and experimenting with the MDM protocol.
Wade Robson – Urthecast
Zappa and the elastic beanstalk
Wade Robson is a DevOps practitioner at Urthecast.
Wes Whetstone – Square
Repotoddy: Continuous deployment for Apple software updates
Wesley is a Mac operations engineer at Square, where automation and simplicity for fellow employees is a top priority.