MacTech Pro Events: Seattle Washington

Organization: MacTech

Venue: W Hotel

Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 04, 2015 / 9:00 am - (PST) End Date/Time: Mar 04, 2015 / 6:00 pm - (PST)
Registration Date: Mar 04, 2015
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If you're a professional tech or consultant supporting Apple technologies, MacTech Pro Events are designed specifically for you, the Apple tech.  Whether you've been to a previous MacTech event, or are new to MacTech events, you'll learn from some of the best experts in the industry. MacTech's sponsors will you help you learn how you can be a more effective and successful tech. Better yet, you'll spend time with your peers, and meet new people. 

Office For Mac & IOS Accrediation by Microsoft: Included in your MacTech Pro registration, is a half day accreditation program with a Certified Microsoft Trainer. This takes place the afternoon prior to each MacTech Pro Event. Sessions Chairs


Shelley Watson, 

Since 1997, Shelley has run her own Apple consulting firm. Currently she is the Managing Partner at Wheelwrights, an Apple-focused technology consulting company. Shelley has worked on curriculum development teams for Apple, been an Apple Certified Trainer, and is an Apple Certified Technical Coordinator for 10.8. She is a long time member of the Apple Consultants Network, previously serving on the Advisory Council. Shelley also participates in Northwest Mac Pros, an organization of consultants, trainers and developers specializing in Apple Mac OS X and iOS systems.


Neil Ticktin, 

Neil not only emcees the event, but oversees the session chairs and content for each MacTech event. Neil has been the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of MacTech Magazine since 1992. With both a technical and business background, Neil has authored hundreds of articles including most of MacTech’s well known benchmarking articles on productivity applications, virtualization, and performance products.




W Hotel
1112 Fourth Avenue
United States


705 Lakefield Road, Suite I
United States

Conference Speakers



Chris Tarnowieckyi, 

Chris “Tarny” Tarnowieckyi is the author of six Mac OS X video training tutorials available from O’Reilly Media, Inc, formerly InfiniteSkills. He is the CEO, principle instructor, and janitor for Tarny, Inc an Apple Authorized Training Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is also a member of the Apple Consultants Network. Tarny earned a MS in Engineering Management and BS in Computer Science from what was then called the University of Missouri – Rolla. He is an Apple Certified Trainer, Apple Certified System Administrator, Apple Certified Technical Coordinator and Apple Certified Support Professional. In addition to his Mac interest, Chris Tarnowieckyi is a volunteer leader with a Boy Scout Troop. He has been awarded the “District Award of Merit” and graduated from the adult training Wood Badge leadership course. When not working on Mac servers, computers or networks he can be often found camping or hiking. Chris’ daughter and son are both working toward earning degrees in mechanical engineering and his wife is a very successful and talented mechanical engineer. When something mechanical breaks, he knows who to call.


Kirk Godtfredsen, 

Kirk has over 23 years of Mac related IT experience – from StarControllers and 3270 emulation over Token Ring to WPA, Active Directory and iPhones, he’s had to integrate it. He spent 13 years at Apple as a systems engineer and trainer (before the stock splits – natch). For the last 10 years he has provided IT support to small biz, K-12 and higher-education, and also spends time helping out @ BusyMac, the makers of BusyCal. He has been involved with mobile computing since its inception, working on the first email client for the first internet-based phone w/AT&T Wireless. When he isn’t working, he’s biking.


Vanessa White

Vanessa White is a lifelong Mac geek who has done everything from end user support to client systems and server administration. She has worked in higher ed, small business, enterprise, and general public facing settings, supporting users and customers from all walks of life. She’s a lifelong resident of Portland, OR and can be found spreading chaotic awesome energy throughout the geek community there.


Jack-Daniyel Strong, 

Jack-Daniyel Strong is the President of J-D Strong Consulting, Inc. and Strong Solutions. As a member of the Apple Consultants Network, J-D Strong Consulting grew from a one-man consultancy to Strong Solutions, an Apple Authorized Reseller and Service Provider for the Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho area. Strong Solutions’ sole focus is on MacOS and iOS solutions for Small and Medium Business. When Jack isn’t coming up with Apple related solutions, he is heavily involved in helping to revitalize the surrounding community, serving as President of the Spokane Neighborhood Business Centers, Past-President of the East Spokane Business Associations, and as a member of the Greater Spokane Small Business Council. And, in his free time he sneaks in some golf and whitewater rafting.


Bobby Toledo, 

Bobby was first introduced to Apple in 2007 where he worked in Apple retail for 6.5 years. As a market facilitator, Bobby led trainings and in-store development for hundreds of employees in multiple stores. In 2013, Bobby transitioned to a Danish wireless speaker company as the North American Western Regional Sales Manager where he refined his sales and business acumen skills. Now, as a Microsoft Master Trainer, Bobby brings his passion for training and technology to showcase the power of Microsoft products and services.



Additional Information


MacTech events are unique in our style, and approach. Based on MacTech's proven approach for delivering a great deal of content in a short period of time, MacTech's events combine expert speakers with a choice selection of vendors to bring attendees a solid understanding of the main issues surrounding a topic, answers and methodology, as well as offerings by leading solution providers. 



Those who need to know about specific technical topics with an Apple market point of view. 


You're going to leave a better, more connected tech. We want you to learn better ways of working directly from the people that are already putting new tools and practices to work. When you're ready, go register here. 


You'll be in an immersive environment with your peers and some of the best talent in the Apple community. MacTech events will provide opportunities for structured and unstructured conversations. Think of it as the ultimate hallway session. 



From the moment you walk in the door, you are either learning or networking with others. To that end, lunch and breaks are included for the full and multi-day events (half day events not included), and additional meals for the three day conference.