Upcoming 2017 Mac Admin conferences

I’ll be attending and speaking at the following upcoming Mac admin conferences:

macdevopsMacDevOps YVR

June 5-6, 2017, Vancouver, Canada. An intimate conference, focused on more technical aspects of managing and operating a Mac environment. And it doesn’t get dark until after 10pm. Trippy! If you didn’t get a ticket for WWDC, join us in Vancouver!


psumacadminsPSU Mac Admins

July 11-14, 2017, State College, PA, USA. A large, multitrack conference with sessions for beginners to experts. Lots of EDU content. Don’t forget to visit the Berkey Creamery!



October 3-6, 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden. A medium-size conference in one of the most welcoming cities in Europe. Sessions for beginners to experts, and lots of social events outside the regular conference hours.

Tickets are still available for all three conferences!

Upcoming 2017 Mac Admin conferences

Sample code for MacADUK 2017: Introduction to PyObjC

If you will be attending my session at MacADUK 2017, you might find it useful to have copies of the sample Python code and scripts I’ll be talking about and demonstrating.

I’ve set up a GitHub repo. The sample code is basically complete, but I might make some minor changes over the next several days.

You can download the code samples here: https://github.com/gregneagle/macaduk2017/archive/master.zip

or if you are familiar with Git, you can clone them locally:
git clone https://github.com/gregneagle/macaduk2017.git

Hope to see you in London!

Sample code for MacADUK 2017: Introduction to PyObjC

MacTech Conference 2016 Munki Workshop

I’m hoping for great wifi, but if you are participating in the Munki workshop next week at MacTech Conference, you might want to download these things in advance:

Current release of the Munki tools: https://github.com/munki/munki/releases/download/v2.8.2/munkitools-

munki-pkg tools: https://github.com/munki/munki-pkg/archive/master.zip

Current release of MunkiAdmin:

Current Google Chrome installer: https://dl.google.com/chrome/mac/stable/GGRO/googlechrome.dmg

Current Audacity installer: https://www.fosshub.com/Audacity.html/audacity-macosx-ub-2.1.2.dmg

MacTech Conference 2016 Munki Workshop

MacSysAdmin 2016 Links

Here are links to various tools, documentation and blog posts I mention in my talk on Thursday at MacSysAdmin 2016:

Outset: https://github.com/chilcote/outset
Apple documentation on running code at login: https://developer.apple.com/library/content/technotes/tn2228/_index.html
LoginScriptPlugin: https://github.com/MagerValp/LoginScriptPlugin
PyMacAdmin/crankd: https://github.com/MacSysadmin/pymacadmin
Graham Gilbert’s crankd post: https://grahamgilbert.com/blog/2013/07/12/using-crankd-to-react-to-network-events/
Google macops’ ApplicationUsage.py: https://github.com/google/macops/tree/master/crankd

MacSysAdmin 2016 Links