Speakers

MacDevOpsYVR 2019 Speakers

New speakers will be announced as we confirm them. Stay tuned.

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Dan Berman is a Systems Engineer @ Pixar Animation Studios

In his 4 years at Pixar and 9 years previous at LAIKA Animation, Dan has had the pleasure and opportunity of tackling technological problems in a creative world, from managing render farms to building automation for artists, and more. With a history in Windows, Linux, and now sole focus on the Mac platform at Pixar, Dan is a strong believer in embracing change, automating whenever possible, documenting extensively, and generally making the lives of users and admins easier, one script / app / conversation at a time.”

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Arjen van Bochoven – MunkiReport Project lead

Arjen is a (part time) Mac admin at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam since 2004. He also has a small company that builds web applications and specialised web sites. In his spare time he is the lead developer of MunkiReport, an open source Mac reporting tool. He lives in Amsterdam on a houseboat with his wife and three kids.

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Shania Campbell – Technological Healer

Shania is a Mac Solutions Architect at Close To The Earth. Which is a 100% woman and minority led company.

Shania first started working in the Tech industry in 2015. She began working in a small non-profit environment; the ACLU of Maryland, where she could fuse her love for social justice and working in Mac environments. While she was there, she worked under a senior Mac Admin encompassing Mac tech support and helpdesk. While at the ACLU of Maryland she introduced JAMF Pro into their environment and began leveraging MDM tools. Shortly after, she worked with Alectrona as a Technical Solutions Consultant where she obtained JAMF 300 and CCT certifications. While at Alectrona, she also served on the first Advisory Board for YES (Youth Empowered Society) which is a non-profit centered around homeless youth in Baltimore City. Her priority while there was outfitting youths sheltered by YES with suitable Mac’s from sponsoring companies and community members. She also organized and led meetings about the organizations technology needs. Shania is currently a free agent.

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Dana Donaldson – IT Systems Engineer @ Box

Dana Donaldson is an IT Systems Engineer at Box where she is responsible for the Macs in all global offices. Often teaming with security at Box, thinking critically and creatively helps her solve zero-day problems as quickly and unobtrusively as possible. She is passionate about her Boxer customers and aims to keep them safe and productive while offering a consumer-style experience. Part of a growing IT team, she is passionate about developing strong relationships and loves to gift tribal knowledge and learn new techniques in return. Dana enjoys long walks on the beach but can also be found seeking out a new craft beer at the newest brewery in town.

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Sarah Edwards – SANS Author & Instructor

Sarah is a mobile forensic engineer working in DC metro area specializing in Mac and Mobile Forensics. She has worked with various federal law enforcement agencies and has performed a variety of investigations including computer intrusions, criminal, and counter-intelligence/terrorism/narcotics. Sarah’s research interests include anything and everything Apple-related, mobile devices, digital profiling, and Mac and mobile device security. Sarah has presented at many industry security and forensic conferences and is the author/instructor of SANS FOR518 – Mac Forensic Analysis and Incident Response.

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Jesse Endahl – co-founder and CSO @ Fleetsmith

Jesse previously worked at Dropbox, where he spent a year as an IT Engineer and two and a half years as an Infrastructure Security Engineer. He has spoken on security at conferences such as Blackhat, Google Cloud Next, BSides SF, and HashiConf. Jesse studied Political Economy & Urbanization at the University of California, Berkeley, and is a classically trained vocalist.

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Kelsey van Haaster – Product Owner @ ThoughtWorks Identity

Kelsey has been dabbling about with software since before Agile was called Agile. She started her career teaching the theory of Object Oriented software development to undergrads, before moving to the dark art of business analysis and product development. Kelsey has been with ThoughtWorks since 2014 and is also still learning. 

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Teresa Jiang – Senior IT Specialist @ Cruise Automation

Teresa Jiang spends her days empowering engineers to get autonomous vehicles on the road in San Francisco. She’s recently joined Cruise Automation as a Senior IT Specialist where she’s helping build and grow the IT team during an exciting hypergrowth stage. Whether she’s elbow-deep in a custom built CAD machine or wrangling internal tools, she’s always been passionate about helping people do their best work. Recently, Teresa has been mentoring undergraduate women who are looking to start their careers in STEM.

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Lauren Johnson – Global IT Director @ KeepTruckin
Lauren loves startups and has worked in several different industries, including gaming, identity management, fintech & transportation. She is currently the Global Director of IT at KeepTruckin where she supports staffers across the Philippines, Europe, US, Pakistan and Taiwan.  Her teams are focused on cybersecurity, creation of internal tools, automation, vendor management and supporting the KeepTruckin staff as they rapidly grow. She is a security nerd who is always trying to raise user awareness about data privacy & safety. Lauren is very passionate about encouraging kids to get into IT early and has been a Genesys Works Intern supervisor for the last 5 years.

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Marianne Marck – CITO @ Ritchie Bros

Marianne Marck has been with Ritchie Bros. since April 2016. Ms. Marck served as VP and SVP, Consumer Facing Technology at the Starbucks Coffee company for 4 1/2 years. There she led IT for China Asia Pacific and led engineering for global consumer facing technology. She served as SVP (CTO) of technology for online jewelry retailer Blue Nile. Ms. Marck also served as Vice President of Engineering for Disney Interactive Media Group, a division of The Walt Disney Company. While at Disney Ms. Marck led the software teams that powered many of Disney’s online and mobile applications. She served in various capacities at CNET Networks, most recently as Senior Vice President of Technology Infrastructure. Ms. Marck served as an engineer and engineering manager at Sybase, an enterprise software company. She began her technology career as a software developer at the IBM Almaden Research Laboratory. Ms. Marck holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Mills College and has done graduate work in computer science and executive management. Ms. Marck is also passionate about support girls in STEM. She serves on the advisory board of IGNITE worldwide. She is also on the board of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company.

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John McCrae – IT Manager @ Chef

John is a father, enthusiastic woodworker, and technology explorer. He started his career at Microsoft in Texas and now lives the dream working for Chef Software. Ask him about how to use Chef to manage your laptop fleet.

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Erin Merchant – IT Success Manager at Envoy

Erin Merchant is the IT Success Manager at Envoy where she is shaping the future of IT through kickass team development. She works with members of the IT community on leadership and career development with a focus on advising, mentoring, and sponsoring women in tech. She believes inclusion practices are integral to business success and generates actionable partnerships to create a more inclusive, balanced industry.

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Greg Neagle – Munki whisperer, and Python wrangler

Greg works for a well known animation company. Started this thing called Munki. One of the maintainers of Autopkg. Building useful tools for the Mac Admins community such as installr and bootstrappr

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Steve Quirke – Software Engineer @ ThoughtWorks Identity

Steve first used a Mac  in anger in 1996, to learn about Desktop Publishing at College. He then bought his first Mac in 2004 (an iBook G4. And he still has it!) to learn a bit more about the Mac computers he found myself supporting at Imperial College London. He joined ThoughtWorks in 2012 and is still learning.

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Jasper Siegers – Senior Mac System Administrator (EO)

Responsible for the Macs in the office and in the post production side, from making sure everything in the post production works, edit suites, to storage to all the services and workflows. Through the years he’s developed all kinds of custom solutions and software that was needed. Author of cvcpSync for backing up SAN’s, as well as Compressor Server and most recently PostLab (combining Final Cut Pro X and GitLab).

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Prima Virani – Infrastructure Security @ Pinterest

Prima is an Infrastructure Security professional who has worked in a variety of industries such as Oil & Gas, Media and Fintech. She is a Security Engineer in the Enterprise Security team at Pinterest, Inc. where she enjoys creating log pipelines and automation tooling for incident detection and occasionally dabbles in Security DevOps. She is very enthusiastic about encouraging more women to be in technical roles and was invited to speak at the prestigious Grace Hopper Conference last year on ‘Security Engineering & The Right Tools’.

MacDevOpsYVR 2018 Speakers

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


MacDevOpsYVR 2017 Speakers

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Pepijn Bruienne – Duo Security

Securing the Dev environment

Pepijn is all about Macs, Enterprise and good times at Duo Security.

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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.

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Sam Keeley – Airbnb

Osquery + Streamalert

Sam is a security engineer at Airbnb, enough said.

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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.

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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.

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Wade Robson – Urthecast

Zappa and the elastic beanstalk

Wade Robson is a DevOps practitioner at Urthecast.

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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.