This session was presented at MacSysAdmin 2014 in Göteborg, Sweden, jointly presented by myself and Greg Neagle. Video recordings from this presentation and others can be found here: http://docs.macsysadmin.se/2014/2014doc.html Session description follows: Deploying software and updates is a mundane, daily routine for many Mac admins. We want to get our users the software they need, but software vendors don't make this easy for administrators. Instead, we maintain manual packaging notes and spend time wading through mailing list threads offering advice on deploying many commonly-used applications. AutoPkg was built to solve this problem. We can put an application's updates, preparation and deployment steps together like building blocks, and best of all, we can share this recipe with others so we can all benefit from our work. We can stop making busywork for ourselves and concentrate on more interesting problems! In this session we'll explore the ins and outs of using AutoPkg, as well as the project's genesis and how its community and usage has grown in the past year.