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Monday, June 19 • 15:35 - 16:05
Building a Better Thermostat [E] - Matthew Treinish, IBM

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After returning from a recent trip that occurred during the middle of a heat wave. I arrived home to find my apartment quite hot, at least 45C inside. Needless to say it wasn’t the most comfortable way to come home after 15 days out of town, I decided it was time for me to do something about it to address this so I didn't come home to that unpleasant surprise again. Normally, this problem is solved by having a thermostat which controls the air conditioning. However, my apartment did not have a thermostat. So I decided to build one using open source software.

This talk will cover how I went about solving my problem using existing software and protocols like home-assistant, MQTT, and also some new software that was created for this. It'll also discuss how using open software and home automation I was able to solve my issue but also make cooling my apartment smarter.

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Matthew Treinish

Developer Advocate, IBM
Matthew is currently a member of the OpenStack TC and was previously the PTL (project technical lead) of the OpenStack community's QA program from 2014 to 2016. He currently works for IBM's Developer Advocacy team working to make open source software better for everyone. He has p... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 15:35 - 16:05
Room 307A

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