Episode 121: Birds of a Feather


Anthony Reimer from MacDeployment joins Tom, Charles and Marcus to talk about how you get a meetup off the ground, what happens when you want to make an all-day event, and how this year’s MacDeployment looks to be their best one yet. Stay for the discussion of news & events, especially around Apple’s crackdown on 3rd party parental MDM apps.

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

Our Guest:

  • Anthony Reimer, MacDeployment Conference and Meetup (Calgary)

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Links & Notes

MacDeployment Conference and Meetup, @MacDeploy on Twitter, #macdeploy channel on MacAdmins Slack

Two Minute Guide to the Sport of Curling (Curling Canada)

Original DEP Portal shutdown – 1 Dec 2019
MDM in the App Store for Parents Kerfuffle

How Circle works

Twocanoes Repackage

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Conference Sites
Event NameLocationDatesCost
Japanese Privacy Law Mini-ConferenceHigashi Kurume-shi, Tokyo, Japan21 May 2019¥1,000 aimed toward education institutions in Japan
ACEs ConferenceKansas City, MO5-6 June 2019$699 (Basic Event Ticket)
MacDeployment ConferenceCalgary, Canada10-11 June 2019CAD$249 Early Bird until 10 May
MacDevOps:YVRVancouver, Canada12-14 June, 2019$275CAD – $495CAD
X WorldSydney, NSW, Australia26-28 June 2019$699 AUD Early Bird
MacAdmins ConferenceState College, PA9-12 July 2019$649 Early Bird until 13 May
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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Sydney Mac AdminsHarts Pub, The Rocks15 May 2019, 5:00 p.m. AESTFree
Houston Apple AdminsSaint Arnold Brewing Company Beer Garden15 May 2019, 5:30 p.m. CTFree
Carolinas Apple AdminsBarista Craft Coffee15 May 2019, 7:00 p.m. ETFree
Atlanta Apple AdminsBrassTap at the Perimeter16 May 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree
Seattle Apple AdminsInstitute of Health Metrics and Evaluations16 May 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
Dallas Apple AdminsBottle Rocket Studios, Addison, TX16 May 2019, 6:30 p.m. CTFree
Melbourne Apple AdminsUniversity of Melbourne, Parkville campus22 May 2019, 6:30pm AESTFree
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