Below you will find pages that utilize the taxonomy term “public speaking”
MacSysadmin 2022: Security for Humans - Revisited A completely remastered and mostly re-written version of my MacAD.UK talk. Read about all the buzz below. This one was recorded at the Finns Sommarteater stage in front of a gapingly empty non-audience, over three days. I was interrupted by incompetence (which is where the first day went), bad timing (second day) and rain (third day), but in the end, i got a rather nice multicamera production recorded … using just one camera (because that’s all i had).
The fame! The fortune! The almost! It’s more than my little brain can handle!
Presenting with an iPad
I tried something new today. I held a presentation with the slides coming from an iPad. Specifically, the slides were on Keynote and were beamed wirelessly using AppleTV. And it was neat. I have an iPad Pro gen 4 (so the one that came out just before the first M1 model) which has caused me much joy. Today it also proved to be useful. It’s possible to connect the iPad to a second display using HDMI (through a USB-C to HDMI dongle) or by AppleTV, but this second screen will mirror the first one; you can’t have two separate screens on one iPad.
Macaduk 2022: Security for Humans
Woo-hoo! I have just stepped off the stage at the Mac Admins' Conference 2022 in Brighton, UK, and i have survived! My presentation on Security for humans went without much catastrophy and nearly within the allotted time. I received rather enthusiastic applause and several people actually came up to me and told me the the presentation was good! Even more importantly, many people have talked with me that it indeed seems important to involve humans in the security loop.
The Macaduk conference has been moved to May, in hopes that the COVID-19 pandemic has passed (into) Stage 3 by then. I’m still planning on giving my Security for humans talk, but in two months, not two weeks. The upshot is that i’ve been given a second chance to actually make this a good talk :) There’s a discussion group on the Macaduk Whova (it’s an app for events) for my session and if you feel like pitching in with your questions and ideas, please join!
Alive in the box
Lo and behold. The cat in Schrödinger’s speaker box is alive! Or in more concrete terms, i will be speaking at Macaduk this year after all! Yes, the Macaduk organisers had dropped my request, but then, another already confirmed speaker had to cancel, so i’m on the stage again. And with a little less time that i’m entirely comfortable with. Like last time, i’m going to talk about security, but this time from a more humane perspective.
Last autumn, i volunteered to speak at the MacAD.uk conference 2020. As i neither got an acceptance, nor a rejection letter, apart from a two word response, “great thanks”, i’m now assuming i won’t be talking there. Therefore, i haven’t prepared a talk. My nightmare scenario is that i’ll show up at the conference and they expect me to present. Update: That’s pretty much what happened! Except that they did give me four weeks of warning :)
Shut Up and Speak
I’ve spent this wonderful week at the MacSysAdmin conference, which, as you may be able to deduce from its name, is a conference for Mac sysadmins. Being at a conference, and at this conference in particular, can be inspiring, which is why i’ve decided to create a follow-up talk for my first one (or last one, however you want to put it), on the topic of Humane Security. Now while i’d love to give it at MacSysadmin, which i consider the crown jewel of all Mac sysadmin conferences1, i really feel i should first approach Macaduk with my proposal.
Learning to Speak
Today i learned (the hard way) that doing something by hand that you usually get through automation can be really tedious. So when you Automate Everything, make sure there’s an easy manual override when needed. But that’s for another post. I’ve given my second ever presentation, which was at the Finnish Mac Admins' meet-up. The presentation was essentially the same as i did in London earlier this year, about “Government Level Security (while maintaining your sanity and humanity)”, but in Finnish.