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2019 Conference Speakers

We have a tradition of bringing a great mix of experienced speakers and brand new voices to our conference in Calgary so that they can share their knowledge and expertise. The 2019 Conference was no different:


Per Olofsson

Per Olofsson

University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
@MagerValp

Per has been a sysadmin at the University of Gothenburg for 20 years, where he has worked on building large scale mac environments since 2008. A programmer since the Commodore 64's heyday, he's found his place as an developer in the open source community. He's probably most known as the creator of AutoDMG, a utility for creating system images, and AutoPkg, a tool to prepare software for mass deployment.


Dana Donaldson

Dana Donaldson

Box, San Francisco Bay area
@AntiGravityBird

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.


Rich Trouton

Rich Trouton

SAP, Middletown, MD
@rtrouton

Rich Trouton has been doing Macintosh system and server administration for twenty years and has supported Macs in a number of different environments, including university, government, medical research, advertising and enterprise software development. His current position is at SAP, where he works with the rest of the Apple CoE team to support SAP's Apple community.


Tim Perfitt

Tim Perfitt

Twocanoes Software, Naperville, IL
@tperfitt

Timothy Perfitt is the founder and CEO of Twocanoes Software, Inc. He started the company in 2012 in an effort to build the best of breed Mac software and IoT hardware. Prior to starting Twocanoes, Timothy worked for Apple for 12 years and developed the first ever certification training for OS X and OS X server, which led him to work with the Apple engineering team that focused on Higher Education and Fortune 500 large scale environments.


Tami Miguens

Tami Miguens

RIPEDA, Calgary AB
@tmiguensyyc

Tami is a software developer who is passionate about helping organizations work smart and improve their throughput with custom apps. She wrote her first program at age 10 (in BASIC!) and soon after assumed her signature neck-crunching keyboard hunch. She went on to earn a B.A. in Physics and spent 20 years in high tech, developing high-performance design, simulation, modelling and verification software for integrated circuits in C++. Today she and husband Roy own and operate RIPEDA Consulting, an IT and software development company in Calgary.


Jesse Endahl

Jesse Endahl

Fleetsmith, San Francisco Bay Area
@jesse on MacAdmins Slack

Jesse is Cofounder and Chief Security Officer at Fleetsmith. Prior to founding Fleetsmith, he was an Infrastructure Security Engineer at Dropbox. Jesse has spoken on security at conferences such as BSidesSF, HashiConf, Google Cloud Next, and Black Hat USA. He studied Political Economy & Urbanization at the University of California, Berkeley, and is a classically trained vocalist.


Past Speakers

We are grateful to everyone who has shared their knowledge at this conference, including all these great past speakers (see the Resources page for any session resources provided by the speakers):

  • Rich Trouton, SAP – Middletown, MD
  • Meg Ciliberti, Shopify – Ottawa/Toronto ON
  • Pam Lefkowitz, Core Computing Technologies / CadentTeam – Chicago, IL
  • Ross Derewianko, Ping Identity – Vancouver BC
  • Kelly Watkins Conrad, Jamf – Minneapolis, MN
  • Josh Roskos, Jamf – Eau Claire, WI
  • Tami Miguens, RIPEDA Consulting – Calgary AB
  • Kylie Woods (née Toh), Chic Geek – Calgary AB
  • Tom Bridge, Technolutionary, LLC – Washington, D.C.
  • Luis Giraldo, Ook Enterprises – Vancouver BC
  • Andrina Kelly, Jamf – Minneapolis, MN (via Toronto)
  • Tim Sutton, Concordia University – Montréal QC
  • Vaughn Miller, Lafayette College – Easton, PA
  • Kyle Bareis, Jamf – Minneapolis, MN
  • Teri Grossheim, Jamf – Minneapolis, MN
  • Rob Furr, University of Calgary – Calgary AB
  • Anthony Reimer, University of Calgary – Calgary AB