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MacDeployment Conference

MacDeployment is an Alberta-based group for Mac Admins, sharing current best practices in the area of deploying and maintaining Macs. We've held four conferences so far and now offer local meetups on a monthly basis in Calgary.

Our MacDeployment Conference has brought in top speakers from the Mac Admin community and is the main gathering place for our Alberta Mac Admins community biennially.

Next Event

Our next MacDeployment Meetup is:

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
6:30 p.m., 1013 17 Ave SW (RIPEDA Consulting / SAW Strategic)
Some free and paid parking in the area: see map provided by RIPEDA

This meeting's focus: macOS 10.13.6 update (and security updates for 10.11 and 10.12); new MacBook Pro models; report from 2018 Mac Admins Conference at Penn State.

Our format is to have "lightning talks" or mini-workshops (5-15 minutes each, although we're open to longer) and lots of time for discussion. To that end, anyone who wants to give a lightning talk should propose it (see below for methods). Of course, if there is a topic you want to hear about (because, for example, you're struggling with it right now), you can also float the idea in one of our online channels and perhaps someone will volunteer to share what they know at the meetup. One possible topic for a quick talk is to simply explain your context — what do you support (type, quantity, scale), what tools do you use, what are you looking to change or improve? Regardless, you are always welcome to bring your questions to the meetup; we've already seen successful connections built.

There is no charge for the meetup, but if you intend on coming, please let us know so that we have adequate space at the venue. There are three ways you can let us know:

  • By posting in the #macdeploy channel in the Mac Admins Slack (this is preferred); or
  • Via our online form; or
  • Sending us a message on Twitter (@MacDeploy).

Hope to see you there!

Next Conference

We have announced that we are moving to a biennial conference schedule. Thus, the next conference is planned for 2019. (For more background on that decision, read our letter to the community from January 25, 2018.)