Episode 157: Justin Esgar and ACEs

Synopsis:

Justin Esgar joins the pod to discuss the world of consulting and what it takes to run a conference.

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Event NameLocationDates
MacADUK 2020The London Film Museum24-25 March 2020
Japan International Schools Technology Group 2020Christian Academy in Japan2-3 April 2020
ACEs ConferenceROAM Meeting Space18-20 May 2020
MacDevOpsYVR 2020SFU Harbour Centre Vancouver, Canada10-12 June 2020
Mac Admins ConferencePenn Stater Conference Center, State College, PA21-24 July 2020
MacSysAdmin 2020Gothenburg, Sweden6-9 October 2020
JNUC 2020Hilton San Diego Bayfront29 September – 1 October 2020
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Episode 156: Tania Dastres from Seek

Synopsis:

Tania joins the pod to talk about solving problems and /jamf, a Slack app to simplify Mac lookups and troubleshooting.

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MacADUK 2020The London Film Museum24-25 March 2020
Japan International Schools Technology Group 2020Christian Academy in Japan2-3 April 2020
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MacDevOpsYVR 2020SFU Harbour Centre Vancouver, Canada10-12 June 2020
Mac Admins ConferencePenn Stater Conference Center, State College, PA21-24 July 2020
MacSysAdmin 2020Gothenburg, Sweden6-9 October 2020
JNUC 2020Hilton San Diego Bayfront29 September – 1 October 2020
Upcoming Meetups
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San Diego Mac AdminsUC San Diego Health, 9560 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego, CA. 9212112 March 2020, 6:00 p.m. PT
Univ of Utah MacAdminsUniv of Utah, Marriott Library, 1705a Classroom18 March 2020, 11:00 a.m. MT
MacDMVSpinner’s Pinball, Frederick MD22 March 2020, 1:00 p.m. ET
Houston Apple AdminsFlightAware24 March 2020, 05:30 p.m. CT

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Episode 155: Aaron Freimark of GroundControl

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Aaron joins the pod to talk about GroundControl, an enterprise-grade solution that allows you to Provision, Automate & Secure iOS Devices at Any Scale!

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MacADUK 2020The London Film Museum24-25 March 2020£595 List, £420 Early Bird
MacDevOpsYVR 2020SFU Harbour Centre Vancouver, Canada10-12 June 2020CAD$500+ education, CAD$800+ independent, CAD$1000+ corporate
Mac Admins ConferencePenn Stater Conference Center, State College, PA21-24 July 2020Registration opens in March
MacSysAdmin 2020Gothenburg, Sweden6-9 October 2020
JNUC 2020Hilton San Diego Bayfront29 September – 1 October 2020$1,399 Just in Time, $1,199 Standard, $1,099 Early Bird, $999 Super Early Bird

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Episode 149: Ceremony

Synopsis:

Alexis Bridoux from Amaris joins Tom and Charles to talk about Ceremony, a new first-launch application for deployment tools!

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  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

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  • Alexis Bridoux, Consultant, Amaris Group

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Ceremony

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MacADUK 2020The London Film Museum24-25 March 2020£595 List, £420 Early Bird
JNUC 2020Hilton San Diego Bayfront29 September – 1 October 2020$1,199 Standard, $899 First Bird, $999 Super Early Bird
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San Diego Mac AdminsUC San Diego Health15 January 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree

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Episode 148: AutoPkgr with Shawn Honsberger

Synopsis:

Shawn Honsberger from Linde Group joins to talk about AutoPkgr, how the project has grown and changed, and the latest release.

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  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Technical Delivery Manager, CompNow [@marcusransom]

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  • Shawn Honsberger, Senior IT Engineer, Linde Group

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Linde Group
AutoPkgr Readme
AutoPkgr Release
AutoPkgr “It’s only mostly dead” announcement
AutoPkgr Wiki
JSSImporter Wiki
AutoPkg Wiki
Cocoa Pods
How Not To Do Bad Things With AutoPkg
Take Vacations with this one weird trick: Documentation!

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Episode 147: Data Analytics & Pretty Pictures 101 with Matt Armstrong

Synopsis:

Matt Armstrong from Jamf brings all the pretty pictures to this week’s episode to talk about connecting management tools with data visualization!

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  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Technical Delivery Manager, CompNow [@marcusransom]

Our Guests:

  • Matt Armstrong, Jamf

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https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/4729/
Jamf and Domo
Jamf module for PowerBI
Jamf and Grafana
JamfSOS

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Episode 139: So, Anything Happening?

Synopsis:

Everything’s happening all at once, so we’re getting together for a roundtable pod to talk about the state of play.

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  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Technical Delivery Manager, CompNow [@marcusransom]

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Google’s Keystone Problem

Imagr is dead, long live Imagr
Final Imagr Release

Amazon Lambda Task to Sign Profiles

Manipulating the System Policy Database with Profiles Part One
Manipulating the System Policy Database with Profiles Part Two

Jailbreak for iPhones up to the iPhone X

Using Apple SWD Cables, a Twitter thread
What’s JTAG?
DCSD Cables
Vice Magazine: Dev Fused iPhones
Buy Your Own SWD Cable for the low low price of $800!
Two Canoes is now an MDM vendor
Jamf vulnerability patch 10.15.1 Out on 27 September

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MacTech ConferenceLos Angeles, CA15-18 October 2019$1399 til 14 Oct
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$1199
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San Diego Mac AdminsUC San Diego Health9 October 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
London Apple AdminsJamf London17 October 2019, 18:30RSVP

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Episode 136: Down to the Bare Metal, with Chris Chapman (MacStadium)

Synopsis:

Ever wanted to run macOS in Docker? That’s exactly what MacStadium figured out how to do: use Kubernetes to scale macOS in virtualization down to the bare metal. Come hear MacStadium’s Chris Chapman tell you all about it!

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  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
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  • Chris Chapman, Senior VP of Software Development, MacStadium

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Chris Chapman at MacADUK 2019: macOS in a Docker Container

Orka Product Page at MacStadium

Orka at JenkinsWorld 2019

VMware announce they are acquiring Carbon Black!
Apple sues Corellium

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VMworld 2019San Francisco, CA25-29 August 2019$2195 Check the EUC Track!
MacSysAdminGöteborg, Sweden1-4 October 201911700 SEK
MacTech ConferenceLos Angeles, CA15-18 October 2019$999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
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San Diego Mac AdminsUC San Diego Health10 September 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
Houston Apple AdminsFlightAware18 September 2019, 5:30 p.m. CTFree
Toronto Mac AdminsLoyaltyOne Atrium18 September 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great NorthwestTBD19 September 2019, 6.00 p.m. PTFree
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Episode 134: Erin Merchant Leads By Design

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Erin Merchant of Envoy talks with Charles, Tom and Marcus about what it means to lead in IT, how to build better workplace technology groups, and more!

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  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Technical Delivery Manager, CompNow [@marcusransom]

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  • Erin Merchant, Workplace Tech Success Manager, Envoy

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Links & Notes

Work with Erin

IT KIt Interview: Erin Merchant and Dana Stocking

Committing to Thoughtful Leadership

Books Erin has read (and recommends!):
The Confidence Code
The Optimistic Workplace
The Lean Startup
Quiet (The Power of Introverts)
Radical Candor
The Surprising Science of Meetings
Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? (and how to fix it)
Range: Why Generalist Triumph in a Specialized World
Originals
Powerful (Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility)
Brotopia

Cross-pollinating Podcasts:
Reply All
Erin’s current favorite thematic story right now:
Reply All: The Russian Passenger
Reply All: Beware All
Reply All: The Secret Life of Alex Goldman
Reply All: What Kind of Idiot Gets Phished
The IT Kit Podcast

Glue
How Slack Got Ahead in Diversity
The Curse of Culture
What Most People Get Wrong About Men And Women
Is Work Your Happy Place
The Confidence Gap
Mothers: Women in Tech Stereotype
Changing the Face of the Industry

The Important Thing
The One About Management (Pt. 1)
The One About Feedback (Pt. 1)
The One About Feedback (Pt. 2)
The One About Communication

StartUp

Career Design Patterns

Some fun stuff for philosophy and well-rounded leaders:
The Cut on Tuesdays
2 Dope Boys and a Podcast
Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller
The Three Questions with Andy Richter
The Message/LifeAfter
HBR IdeaCast
Fashion is Your Business

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VMworld 2019San Francisco, CA25-29 August 2019$2195 Check the EUC Track!
MacSysAdminGöteborg, Sweden1-4 October 201911700 SEK
MacTech ConferenceLos Angeles, CA15-18 October 2019$999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
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Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great NorthwestTBD15 August 2019, 6.00 p.m. PTFree
Atlanta Apple AdminsPerimeter Center ROAM, Atlanta, GA – Dinner sponsored by Addigy15 August 2019, 6:30 p.m. ETFree
Houston Apple AdminsFlightAware18 September 2019, 5:30 p.m. CTFree
Toronto Mac AdminsLoyaltyOne Atrium18 September 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree
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Episode 133: Sunburst and Luminary, with Don Eyles

Synopsis:

APOLLO Engineer Don Eyles joins Tom and Charles to talk about what it was like to work on computers when we went to the Moon.

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  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

Our Guest:

  • Don Eyles, Retired Researcher From Charles Draper Laboratories

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Links & Notes

Sunbursts and Luminaries by Don Eyles
Supersymandala
We Hack The Moon: Don Eyles

Draper Laboratory

Core Rope Memory

Hugh Blair Smith

Margaret Hamilton

George Cherry

Line Printer

Honeywell 1800

IBM 360

AGC

Using Timeliner for the ISS

Richard Battin

Rebuilding an Apollo Guidance Computer

Pyr 2014, a Pictures Series

Sunburst and Luminary

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VMworld 2019San Francisco, CA25-29 August 2019$2195 Check the EUC Track!
MacSysAdminGöteborg, Sweden1-4 October 201911700 SEK
MacTech ConferenceLos Angeles, CA15-18 October 2019$999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
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Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great NorthwestTBD15 August 2019, 6.00 p.m. PTFree
Atlanta Apple AdminsPerimeter Center ROAM, Atlanta, GA – Dinner sponsored by Addigy15 August 2019, 6:30 p.m. ETFree
Houston Apple AdminsFlightAware18 September 2019, 5:30 p.m. CTFree
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