10th Anniversary conference

Published: 2023-12-13

Our tenth anniversary edition of MacDevOps:YVR is next June 2024. Planning and preparations have already begun. Mat X and JD are joined by Nick Zolotko,  one of our amazing behind the scenes organizers for the tenth annual MDOYVR Conference.

MDOYVR 2023 call for speakers

Declarative MDO with Joel Rennich

Published: 2023-06-14

MacDevOps:YVR 2023 is a week away. Mat X and JD are joined by Joel Rennich one of our speakers to chat about the upcoming ninth annual MDOYVR Conference, Hack Night, and some of what was seen at WWDC.

June 20 – Workshops and pre-conference social

June 21-22 – Two full days of talks and panels and the famous hallway track including a fun hack night on June 21st!

MDOYVR 2023 conference schedule

Links:

DataIntell – storage analytics

Archiware P5 – software for archiving all the things (LTO, cloud, everything)

 

WWDC 2023 – What’s new in managing Apple devices

Explore advances in Declarative Device Management (WWDC 2023 Video)

KMFDDM is an Apple Declarative Device Management (DDM) server. It works together with NanoMDM. (See also MicroMDM)

What’s new in Swift (WWDC 2023 Videos)

Login window apps: Joel Rennich’s NoMAD and Tim Perfitt’s XCreds

Photogrammetry

WebAuthN

Device Attestation currently

Osquery

Fleet device management

Munki

MDO Socials

Please follow our accounts on Mastodon, Twitter or Facebook for news and updates:

https://mastodon.social/@mdoyvr

https://twitter.com/MacDevOpsYVR

https://www.facebook.com/MacDevOpsYVR

Thank you to the MDO YVR 2023 Sponsors:

Gold + Graphics Recording Sponsor

HP Anyware

Silver Sponsor

Fleet DM

Live Stream sponsor

SimpleMDM (PDQ)

Workshop helper sponsor

MacStadium

Hey let’s get ready for MacDevOps!

Published: 2023-06-07

Mat X and JD are joined by Stuart, one of our speakers, and Arnold, an attendee, discussing their journey to attending the ninth annual MDOYVR Conference.

June 20 – Workshops and pre-conference social

June 21-22 – Two full days of talks and panels and the famous hallway track

Links:

MDOYVR 2023 conference schedule

Aftermath – Swift based open-source incident response framework

Beyond the good ol’ launch agents (Csba Fitzl)

Sarah Edwards – Laughing Apollo (MDOYVR 2019) |

Sarah Edward’s mac4n6 blog

 

 

MDO Socials

Please follow our accounts on Mastodon, Twitter or Facebook for news and updates:

https://mastodon.social/@mdoyvr

https://twitter.com/MacDevOpsYVR

https://www.facebook.com/MacDevOpsYVR

Thank you to the MDO YVR 2023 Sponsors:

Gold + Graphics Recording Sponsor

HP Anyware

Silver Sponsor

Fleet DM

Live Stream sponsor

SimpleMDM (PDQ)

MacDevOps:YVR 2023 Back in Person

Published: 2023-05-31

MacDevOps:YVR 2023 is weeks away. Join Mat X and JD as they discuss some of the highlights to the ninth annual MDOYVR Conference back in person in beautiful downtown Vancouver, B.C.

June 20 – Workshops and pre-conference social

June 21-22 – Two full days of talks and panels and the famous hallway track

MDOYVR 2023 conference schedule

As if it were a swarm of bees, you should stay away from the SyncServices folder in Mac OS X 10.4.

Apple knowledge article on SyncServices (Archive.org)

The polyglot software un-conference

MDO Socials

Please follow our accounts on Mastodon, Twitter or Facebook for news and updates:

https://mastodon.social/@mdoyvr

https://twitter.com/MacDevOpsYVR

https://www.facebook.com/MacDevOpsYVR

Thank you to the MDO YVR 2023 Sponsors:

Gold + Graphics Recording Sponsor

HP Anyware

Silver Sponsor

Fleet DM

Live Stream sponsor

SimpleMDM (PDQ)

 

 

 

Remote distributed workflows for video editing with Seth Goldin

Published: 2022-09-15

Seth Goldin,  IT engineer in Media and Entertainment, joins Mat X and to talk about building remote distributed workflows for video editing.

Buy us a coffee ☕  buymeacoff.ee/mdopod

Host: Mat X

Guest: Seth Goldin

Links:

MacDevOps:YVR Videos:

MDOYVR19 – Jasper Siegers – The Post Lab Story

SPONSORS for MDOYVR 2022 conference:

Kandji.io (Platinum Sponsor)

SimpleMDM (Gold Sponsor)

Addigy (Silver Sponsor)

MacStadium (Live Stream Sponsor)

FleetDM (Graphic Recording Sponsor)

Sharvil and Zach talk about MDOYVR 2022

Published: 2022-07-01

Sharvil Shah, first time at speaker at MDO, and Zach CTO from Fleet DM join Mat X and to talk about security and the recent MacDevOps:YVR 2022 conference.

Buy us a coffee ☕  buymeacoff.ee/mdopod

Host: Mat X

Guests: Zach W and Sharvil Shah

Links:

Fleet DM (Device management)

MacDevOps:YVR Videos:

MDOYVR22 – Allister Banks – Threat Models Are Like Opinions

MDOYVR22 – Sharvil Shah – Open Source Visibility on Mac with Osquery and Endpoint Security Framework

MDOYVR22 – Prima Virani – Hosting FleetDM in EKS

MDOYVR22 – Csaba Fitzl -10 macOS Persistence Techniques

and

JD’s Podcast Year in Review

 

SPONSORS for MDOYVR 2022 conference:

Kandji.io (Platinum Sponsor)

SimpleMDM (Gold Sponsor)

Addigy (Silver Sponsor)

MacStadium (Live Stream Sponsor)

FleetDM (Graphic Recording Sponsor)

MDOYVR 2022 Speaker series – Arek Dreyer

Published: 2022-05-31

Arek Dreyer, Keynote speaker at MacDevOps:YVR 2022, joins MatX and JD for the 100th episode to pour one out for Server.app, speaker advice, helping the community, and putting a long-running con(ference) together.

Conference:

June 15-17, 2022 – https://mdoyvr.com

Support the Podcast:

Buy us a coffee ☕  buymeacoff.ee/mdopod

Hosts:

Mat X and JD

Guest:

Arek Dreyer (Twitter), Senior Product Engineer at Kandji

Links:

Erase All Contents And Settings (Apple)

Apple Deployment Guide

Declarative Device Management (Apple)

XY Problem (Wikipedia)

OKTA Workflows

Beginner’s Mind (Shoshin)

Old UNIX email apps: PINE, ELM,

Books:

Managing Apple Devices (Arek Dreyer) – Amazon

Long list of Apple discontinued products:

Server.app (née MacOS X Server)

Final Cut Server (Final Cut Studio workflow automation and asset management)

Shake (image compositing sofware for VFX)

Xgrid (distributed computing cluster)

Xserve (rack mounted servers for render farms and computing clusters)

Xserve RAID (Fibre channel RAID for direct attached storage or Xsan storage area networks (SAN)

 

SPONSORS for MDOYVR 2022 conference:

Kandji.io (Platinum Sponsor)

SimpleMDM (Gold Sponsor)

Addigy (Silver Sponsor)

MacStadium (Live Stream Sponsor)

FleetDM (Graphic Recording Sponsor)

MDOYVR 2022 Speaker series – Armin Briegel

Published: 2022-05-24

Armin Briegel, speaker at MacDevOps:YVR 2022, joins MatX and JD to chat about Swift, Installomator, and more.

Hosts:

Mat X and JD

Guest:

Armin Briegel (Twitter), ScriptingOSX

Conference:

June 15-17, 2022 – https://mdoyvr.com

Support the Podcast:

Buy us a coffee ☕  buymeacoff.ee/mdopod

Books:

macOS Terminal and Shell

Packaging for Apple Administrators

https://scriptingosx.com/2019/11/new-book-release-day-moving-to-zsh/

 

Links:

Scripting OSX (blog)

Apple to removed Python 2.7 in macOS 12.3 (Mac Mule blog)

Apple macOS 12.3 release notes

Relocatable Python (GitHub)

Munki’s “supported architectures” pkg info key

Platform support in macOS packages (ScriptingOSX)

Install Rosetta (Der Flounder / Rich Trouton blog)

Notarizing macOS Software before distribution (Apple)

Installomator (GitHub)

Transmission hack (2016) / Handbrake hack (2017) – Malwarebytes

Managing Macs with MDM (Apple Platform Deployment Guide)

Intro to MDM (Apple)

Swift Tour (Swift Org)

WWDC 2022 (Apple’s developer conference)

 

MacDevOps Videos:

MDOYVR21 – Armin Briegel – The Encyclopedia of Packages

MDOYVR19 – Greg Neagle – A Swift Adventure – Moving from Python to Swift

 

SPONSORS for MDOYVR 2022 conference:

Kandji.io (Platinum Sponsor)

SimpleMDM (Gold Sponsor)

Addigy (Silver Sponsor)

MacStadium (Live Stream Sponsor)

FleetDM (Graphic Recording Sponsor)

MDOYVR 2022 Speaker series – Bart Reardon

Published: 2022-05-17

Bart Reardon, speaker at MacDevOps:YVR 2022, joins MatX and JD to chat about SwiftUI, managing open-source software, and Bart’s swiftDialog cli app for popping up dialog boxes.

June 15-17, 2022 – https://mdoyvr.com

Buy us a coffee ☕  buymeacoff.ee/mdopod

Hosts:

Mat X and JD

Guest:

Bart Reardon (Twitter)

Links:

SwiftDialog (GitHub)

SwiftDialog Wiki

SwiftUI (Apple)

Swift (Apple)

The Swift programming language (swift.org)

The Python programming language

 

MacDevOps Videos:

MDOYVR19 – Greg Neagle – A Swift Adventure – Moving from Python to Swift

 

 

SPONSORS for MDOYVR 2022 conference:

Kandji.io (Platinum Sponsor)

SimpleMDM (Gold Sponsor)

Addigy (Silver Sponsor)

MacStadium (Live Stream Sponsor)

FleetDM (Graphic Recording Sponsor)

MDOYVR 2022 Speaker series – Joel Rennich

Published: 2022-05-13

Joel Rennich, speaker at MacDevOps:YVR 2022, joins MatX and JD to talk auth, hiring, and 90s alt-rock references.

June 15-17, 2022 – https://mdoyvr.com

Buy us a coffee ☕  buymeacoff.ee/mdopod

Hosts:

Mat X and JD

Guest:

Joel Rennich, Jump Cloud

Links:

Michael Bartosh 

The Go Programming language

The Swift programming language

The Python programming language

Amazon Dynamo Db

Teraform (infrastructure automation)

Microsoft VS Code

BareBones BBEdit

Panic software Nova code editor

Git branches in a nutshell

What is a Git mono repo?

AFP548

MacDevOps Videos:

MDOYVR19 – Graham Gilbert – Munki Repo in 3 Mins (using Teraform)

MDOYVR21 – Joel Rennich – You, me and FIDO

MDOYVR20 – Joel Rennich – Single Sign On for Fun and Profit

MDOYVR18 – Joel Rennich – Ruminations on tokens, both secure and insecure

MDOYVR 17 – Joel Rennich – NoMAD Helper

Music:

The Cranberries – Linger

 

SPONSORS for MDOYVR 2022 conference:

Kandji.io (Platinum Sponsor)

SimpleMDM (Gold Sponsor)

Addigy (Silver Sponsor)

MacStadium (Live Stream Sponsor)

FleetDM (Graphic Recording Sponsor)