MacTech Boot Camp 2011 coming to Dallas, Boston, L.A., Chicago

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After a successful MacTech Boot Camp conference in San Francisco last month, four more seminars for consultants and techs supporting the home and small business markets will be held this year in Dallas, Boston, Los Angeles and Chicago.



MacTech Magazine on Friday announced the four new MacTech Boot Camp 2011 seminars, following on the heels of what it called an "incredible success" at the first-ever MacTech Conference in November, and a sold out MacTech Boot Camp in San Francisco in January.



The one-day Boot Camp seminars cater to professionals who support the home user and small business market. It is a single-track, hotel-based seminar that is specifically geared to serve the needs of consultants and techs wanting to better serve their clients.



As with MacTech Conference 2010 and the first MacTech Boot Camp 2011, AppleInsider is proud to sponsor the upcoming events. Dates and details of the upcoming events are as follows

MacTech Boot Camp Dallas

Dallas, Texas

April 27, 2011

Sessions Chair: CV Rao, and Nathan Toups

MacTech Boot Camp Boston

Boston, Massachusetts

May 18, 2011

Sessions Chair: Andy Espo, and Lincoln Leon

MacTech Boot Camp Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

July 27, 2011

Sessions Chair: Sean Colins

MacTech Boot Camp Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

August 31, 2011

Sessions Chair: Douglas Ward, and Ben Greiner





"Last month, MacTech Boot Camp San Francisco 2011 sold out. We know that many consultants and techs in the market focus on serving the home and small business communities. We've designed the MacTech Boot Camp curriculum just for them," said Neil Ticktin, editor-in-chief and publisher, MacTech Magazine.



"If you're already serving the home and small business Mac 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 also more successful. And, for those Windows consultants that want to know more about the Mac, this is a great way to get exposed to a completely different type of market."



Using MacTech's proven "running order" approach, the seminars pack in the maximum amount of sessions possible into the time available. Sessions include topics such as:

Marketing Oneself in a Community

Client Handling

Client Documentation, Passwords and Records

Resources for Finding Answers

Basic Command Line

Troubleshooting Hardware

Networking Basics and Troubleshooting

Printing Setup and Troubleshooting (Wi-Fi, USB, Bluetooth, and Wired)

iOS Support

Windows on the Mac Options

Software Updates

Backup Systems and Options

Viruses and Security

Basic Scripting

Support Call Techniques

Remote Support and Access

and more...

MacTech Boot Camp is priced at $495, but attendees who act by the early bird deadlines can take advantage of Early Registration and save $200 on MacTech Boot Camp, making the registration just $295. There are a limited number of attendee registrations for each event slotted for Early Bird pricing, so attendees are advised to not wait to register.



More information on MacTech Boot Camp at mactech.com/bootcamp. Registration is open now at mactech.com/bootcamp/register.



While many speakers have already been selected, those interested in speaking should use the speaker application form at: mactech.com/bootcamp/callforspeakers no later than March 1, 2011.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 8
    blastdoorblastdoor Posts: 2,488member
    This type of more focused conference strikes me as much more useful than the big trade shows like Macworld.



    I bet that the addition of a second developer conference that is not hosted by Apple would also be very successful (or perhaps such a thing exists but I'm not aware of it?). Maybe put it in some relatively warm city in January (just not Las Vegas). Maybe Austin?
  • Reply 2 of 8
    ktappektappe Posts: 808member
    Why are these conferences never held in/near Philadelphia?
  • Reply 3 of 8
    technotechno Posts: 732member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Blastdoor View Post


    This type of more focused conference strikes me as much more useful than the big trade shows like Macworld.



    I bet that the addition of a second developer conference that is not hosted by Apple would also be very successful (or perhaps such a thing exists but I'm not aware of it?). Maybe put it in some relatively warm city in January (just not Las Vegas). Maybe Austin?



    I just went to both in San Francisco and I was much more impressed with the MacTech Bootcamp. The MacWorld IT track was horrible. Many of the speakers ended their talks up to an hour early for sessions that were supposed to be 1.5 hours. SO disappointed with it.
  • Reply 4 of 8
    Being one of the attendees at the SF conference, I was very unhappy with it. \

    The biggest issue? There were no hands on anything. The things we (co-worker and I) were most looking forward to were the supposed command line and scripting sessions. Nothing. They talked about being able to use those things, but there was nothing about what to use, or how to use or anything. Just a lot of talk. 9...long...hours...of talk. Even the topic of backups that piqued my interest ended up being them suggesting Time Machine, CCC, and SuperDuper.

    If you're a new or struggling self-employed consultant, and you want suggestions of how to better market yourself, or how to make business connections, then this might be good for you.

    If you're hoping for hands on, how-tos, or late-breaking info on the latest and greatest new support tools out there...skip it.
  • Reply 5 of 8
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by serogers1970 View Post


    The biggest issue? There were no hands on anything. The things we (co-worker and I) were most looking forward to were the supposed command line and scripting sessions.



    Thanks for the comments. San Francisco was our first Boot Camp and we were pleased to see the vast majority of attendees found it met or exceeded their expectations. That said, there's always room for improvement -- and that's exactly what we've been working on in the past few weeks.



    In this specific case, even though the descriptions of the event were accurate (e.g., nothing about hands on, and only basic command line or scripting), it looks like we may need to be even clearer about the primary content to be covered.



    I hope that you did find other value to the sessions as others did. Feel free to drop me an email at publisher [at] mactech.com to further discuss if you'd like.



    Thanks,



    Neil Ticktin

    Publisher/Editor-in-Chief

    MacTech Magazine, MacNews
  • Reply 6 of 8
    I signed up for the Dallas boot camp and have not received my confirmation. Anyone else that has signed up and not received their confirmation yet? Thanks.
  • Reply 7 of 8
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ktappe View Post


    Why are these conferences never held in/near Philadelphia?



    Because (a) Philadelphia is not a noteworthy city, and (b) because you can take a 60 minute flight to Boston. You're closer to Boston than the majority of the country.
  • Reply 8 of 8
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by langhamc View Post


    I signed up for the Dallas boot camp and have not received my confirmation. Anyone else that has signed up and not received their confirmation yet? Thanks.



    I got my confirmation last week.
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