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Automating your Home with Home Assistant: Python’s Answer to the Internet of Things

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Published on Jun 3, 2016

Automating your Home with Home Assistant: Python’s Answer to the Internet of Things - Paulus Schoutsen, AppFolio People are acquiring more and more connected devices for their homes. With no standard in place for communication, vendors are shipping their own platforms. This results in devices with many different shapes and capabilities unable to work together.

Paulus Schoutsen will talk about how Home Assistant is trying to tackle this problem. Home Assistant is an open source community-driven home automation platform that you can run locally - no cloud attached.

The presentation will explore the simple approach that Home Assistant takes to the Internet of Things and how this translates into a scalable software architecture that is already powering thousands of homes all over the world.

The second half of the presentation will demonstrate using code examples how the platform can be leveraged to integrate your own devices and automate control.

About Paulus Schoutsen

Paulus Schoutsen is a senior software engineer for AppFolio in San Diego. In his spare time he develops Home Assistant, an open source home automation platform running on Python 3. The project, started 2.5 years ago, now has over 20 active contributors and supports over 200 different devices and services.

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