MacTech Boot Camp 2011 announced for Jan. 26 in San Francisco

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
On the heels of the first-ever annual MacTech Conference, early next year MacTech Boot Camp 2011 will be held for those who support home users and the small business market.



MacTech Magazine on Friday announced the Boot Camp 2011 conference, a single-track, hotel-based seminar that is specifically geared to serve the needs of consultants and techs wanting to better serve their base. MacTech Boot Camp will be held in San Francisco on Wednesday, Jan. 26, the day before the MacWorld Expo.



Attendance to MacTech Boot Camp costs $495, but attendees who book by Dec. 15 will save $200 and pay $295 with early registration. As with MacTech Conference 2010, AppleInsider is proud to sponsor MacTech Boot Camp 2011.



"MacTech Conference 2010 was an enormous success delivering amazing content and a quality conference to IT Pros and developers in the large organization, Enterprise, and ISV markets," said Neil Ticktin, editor-in-chief and publisher of MacTech Magazine. "We know that many consultants and techs in the market focus on serving the home and small business communities. MacTech Boot Camp is designed just for them.



"If you're already serving the home and small business users, or want to be, MacTech Boot Camp expert-taught sessions will help you to learn best practices that will not only make you more productive, but more successful."







MacTech Boot Camp will use the "running order" approach to pack the maximum amount of sessions into the time available. Sessions will include topics such as:

resources for finding answers

backup systems and options

client handling

client documentation, passwords and records

support call techniques

marketing oneself in a community

software updates

remote support and access

troubleshooting hardware

networking basics

Windows on the Mac options

basic scripting

iOS Support

Viruses and Security

basic command line

Working with v.2 Consulting, MacTech Boot Camp attendees can also take part in a moderated study session and discussion group on Mac OS X support essentials, followed by a proctored Apple Certification Exam. The instructor-led study group and exam, normally priced at $299, are $199.



The publication also announced Friday the results of its MacTech Conference 2010 attendee survey. Almost 300 people took part in the conference, held Nov. 3 through Nov. 5 in Los Angeles, Calif.



The conference featured the first public demonstration of Mac-based Planetary Exploration Rovers, and a keynote address about Mac OS X 10.7 Lion by Andy Ihnatko of the Chicago Sun-Times. The IT and developer tracks had over 40 sessions from world-class speakers.



Conference organizers are currently assessing plans and feedback for MacTech Conference 2011 tentatively slated for Fall 2011. Those interested in knowing more about MacTech Conference 2011 should visit mactech.com/conference/ or follow @mactech or @mactechconf on Twitter.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 15
    This sounds pretty cool... Any chance AI will team up to put on an iOS dev camp? Even with the books and information on the interwebs, we could really use a top-notch developer's conference... In Las Vegas would be nice.
  • Reply 2 of 15
    Nice. I'll strongly consider checking this out.
  • Reply 3 of 15
    asciiascii Posts: 5,941member
    It's a confusing name given Apple have a product called Boot Camp.
  • Reply 4 of 15
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ascii View Post


    It's a confusing name given Apple have a product called Boot Camp.



    Just so you heard it from the horse's mouth...



    We chose Boot Camp as it's a well established phrase for the type of seminar/conference that we wanted to produce. In discussing it with folks prior to the announcement, we gave them the name, and they knew the type of event what we were talking about.



    Thanks,



    Neil Ticktin

    Publisher/Editor-in-Chief

    MacTech Magazine
  • Reply 5 of 15
    geekdadgeekdad Posts: 1,131member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by neilticktin View Post


    Just so you heard it from the horse's mouth...



    We chose Boot Camp as it's a well established phrase for the type of seminar/conference that we wanted to produce. In discussing it with folks prior to the announcement, we gave them the name, and they knew the type of event what we were talking about.



    Thanks,



    Neil Ticktin

    Publisher/Editor-in-Chief

    MacTech Magazine



    I would beg to differ with you Neil on that issue. Please open a poll here on AI. Gather what subscribers first thought of when they hear "Boot Camp" in the context of Apple products. The first thing to come to everyone's mind will be Boot Camp product to dual boot an Intel Mac with Windows or another OS. I have been to several "boot camp" type seminars. But if you go to a CISSP Boot Camp or a Redhat Linux Boot Camp it means something different compared to a Apple product/services offering with the term Boot Camp associated with it...... In the IT world Boot Camp is a very well established term. But in context of Apple it blurs the lines a little especially when preceded with MacTech.
  • Reply 6 of 15
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by geekdad View Post


    I would beg to differ with you Neil on that issue. Please open a poll here on AI. Gather what subscribers first thought of when they hear "Boot Camp" in the context of Apple products. The first thing to come to everyone's mind will be Boot Camp product to dual boot an Intel Mac with Windows or another OS. I have been to several "boot camp" type seminars. But if you go to a CISSP Boot Camp or a Redhat Linux Boot Camp it means something different compared to a Apple product/services offering with the term Boot Camp associated with it...... In the IT world Boot Camp is a very well established term. But in context of Apple it blurs the lines a little especially when preceded with MacTech.



    As someone in Enterprise IT, when I see "boot camp" I think of certifications, not Apple's method for running Windows.
  • Reply 7 of 15
    geekdadgeekdad Posts: 1,131member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by neilticktin View Post


    Just so you heard it from the horse's mouth...



    We chose Boot Camp as it's a well established phrase for the type of seminar/conference that we wanted to produce. In discussing it with folks prior to the announcement, we gave them the name, and they knew the type of event what we were talking about.



    Thanks,



    Neil Ticktin

    Publisher/Editor-in-Chief

    MacTech Magazine



    Oh and BTW i visited your website and was impressed enough to subscribe to your magazine. But when I attempted to follow the link to subscribe I received this error in Firefox:

    "This Connection is Untrusted

    You have asked Firefox to connect

    securely to store.mactech.com, but we can't confirm that your connection is secure.

    Normally, when you try to connect securely,

    sites will present trusted identification to prove that you are

    going to the right place. However, this site's identity can't be verified."
  • Reply 8 of 15
    geekdadgeekdad Posts: 1,131member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by verucabong View Post


    As someone in Enterprise IT, when I see "boot camp" I think of certifications, not Apple's method for running Windows.



    Exactly me as well. We just came from the Gartner IAM Summit in San Diego this week. I have been to probably 20 "boot camp" type gatherings over the years. But if I saw one the said "WindowsTech Office Boot Camp" I would assume it was about MS Office. Right or wrong I think most people would make that connection.

    Now I am not complaining here and not trying to start a long thread and get into a forum war which usually happens here. i am just stated the obvious. Boot Camp is a Apple product offering. So if one saw the headline MacTech Boot Camp first thought is a conference about Boot Camp? Is Apple about to blow the world away with a dramatically redesigned Boot Camp? Sorry right or wrong i think everyone (or most) would admit the first thing to come to mind was Boot Camp the Apple product and not a place to go a focus on Apple technology and support.
  • Reply 9 of 15
    Thanks all for the feedback. We did consider this before choosing the name, and in larger scale terms, when we said 'MacTech Boot Camp' people got exactly the understanding we were wanting them to.



    Given the reaction that we've already gotten to the conference, and people already signing up in the first day of registration on a new event, the evidence is pointing to another winner here (MacTech Conference was a huge success earlier this month).



    Thanks!



    Neil
  • Reply 10 of 15
    While much of what we're going to cover at MacTech Boot Camp is underway, there's still some room to make adjustments.



    What topics would those of you that are looking to sign up want to see discussed?



    Thanks!



    Neil
  • Reply 11 of 15
    geekdadgeekdad Posts: 1,131member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by neilticktin View Post


    While much of what we're going to cover at MacTech Boot Camp is underway, there's still some room to make adjustments.



    What topics would those of you that are looking to sign up want to see discussed?



    Thanks!



    Neil



    Thanks Neil.....

    I would love to attend the MacTech Boot Camp! But unless we can incorporate identity management or access managent of some kind then work won;t pay for it or allow me to attend.

    One of the issues we have at my place of work is the security of Apple's mobile devices in a Windows environment. Also the provisioning/deprovisioning of the hardware.
  • Reply 12 of 15
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by geekdad View Post


    Exactly me as well. We just came from the Gartner IAM Summit in San Diego this week. I have been to probably 20 "boot camp" type gatherings over the years. But if I saw one the said "WindowsTech Office Boot Camp" I would assume it was about MS Office. Right or wrong I think most people would make that connection.

    Now I am not complaining here and not trying to start a long thread and get into a forum war which usually happens here. i am just stated the obvious. Boot Camp is a Apple product offering. So if one saw the headline MacTech Boot Camp first thought is a conference about Boot Camp? Is Apple about to blow the world away with a dramatically redesigned Boot Camp? Sorry right or wrong i think everyone (or most) would admit the first thing to come to mind was Boot Camp the Apple product and not a place to go a focus on Apple technology and support.



    Normally I would agree but when I, as a Mac technologist, see MacTech in front of "Boot Camp" I immediately know its context means a form of technical training on Mac technologies. This thread's title couldn't be clearer on what the context is about.
  • Reply 13 of 15
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by geekdad View Post


    Thanks Neil.....

    I would love to attend the MacTech Boot Camp! But unless we can incorporate identity management or access managent of some kind then work won;t pay for it or allow me to attend.

    One of the issues we have at my place of work is the security of Apple's mobile devices in a Windows environment. Also the provisioning/deprovisioning of the hardware.



    In this case, that's probably more a deployment topic for MacTech Conference (as opposed to MacTech Boot Camp). How large an organization do you work for?



    Thanks!



    Neil
  • Reply 14 of 15
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ljocampo View Post


    Normally I would agree but when I, as a Mac technologist, see MacTech in front of "Boot Camp" I immediately know its context means a form of technical training on Mac technologies. This thread's title couldn't be clearer on what the context is about.



    Yep -- that's what people told us.
  • Reply 15 of 15
    Does anyone know which hotel this will be held in? No mention of it on the site. In the city of San Francisco is pretty vague. I imagine it will be downtown and hopefully near the location of the MacWorld Exp.
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