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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 five conferences and now offer local meetups on a (mostly) 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.

2019 Conference

Our most recent Conference was held June 10-11, 2019 at the University of Calgary. Thanks to everyone who attended, contributed, and supported! Our next conference is planned for June 2021, maintaining the biennial schedule we adopted after the 2017 Conference.

Special thanks to the Speakers who so generously donated their time and expertise to speak about topics of interest to the community. Resources made available by our speakers are posted to the 2019 Resources page. There are Resource pages for past Conference years as well (see the sidebar for a list).

Next Meetup

Our next MacDeployment Meetup will be on Thursday, February 20 at 6:30 p.m., 1011 9 Ave SE, Suite 300

Our format is open to "lightning talks" or mini-workshops (5-15 minutes each, although we're open to longer), but we generally spend the bulk of the time in discussion. 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
  • Sending us a message on Twitter (@MacDeploy); or
  • By contacting the meetup host directly.

Hope to see you there!

Edmonton Meetup

Info on any future Edmonton Mac Admins Meetup will be posted here. Thanks to those who attended the initial meetup.