X World 2016 Was A Great Conference

So last Thursday and Friday was the AUC‘s annual conference for Macintosh system administrators, X World.

Held at the University of Technology it is a combination of workshops, presentations and social events.

This year it started with pre-conference drinks organise by the Sydney Mac Admins group. We meet once a month or so and made sure our July meeting coincided with the start of the conference.

The first keynote was from Rich Trouton on OS X security. Then the first afternoon saw other presentations. I had to miss them as I was giving my workshop “Bash For Beginners”. If you want the slides and other materials from the workshop then they are in my github here.

The rest of the conference was equally good with a dinner on Thursday night, more presentations on the Friday and time to meet and gossip with many other Macintosh administrators.

If you are a Mac administrator in Australia or New Zealand then I recommend you start your planning to attend next year’s conference. It is the best place to learn and meet others that you will find. The AUC has a YouTube channel  where you can check out presentations from previous years as well as their other conferences.

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