A Maker's Approach to Home Automation -- From DIY light switch robots to affordable synchronous multi-room audio.

I will take a look at the re-emergence of home automation in light of the Maker movement and IoT. Come and collect some unique ideas to implement at home and learn about inexpensive DIY home solutions based on the Arduino-like wireless ESP8266.

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Ulrich Norbisrath

Ulrich Norbisrath

Ulrich Norbisrath has more than 20 years of industrial and academic experience in Software Engineering and Systems Integration. He has supported the start-up of several software development companies as well as consulted tech companies in questions of Systems Integration, Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile, and Cloud Computing. He provides a deep technical understanding of mobile technologies and their integration with cloud services -- both from an academic as well as an industrial perspective. He raised significant grants on Cloud, Mobile, and High Performance Computing at universities in Europe and Central Asia. He is a published book author in the area of Software and Requirements Engineering. Being connected through his immediate family to US Diplomatic services, he is very well traveled and can call on a worldwide network of international experts. He is currently employed as an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University and University of Applied Sciences, Linz, Austria. He conducted his PhD on home automation configuration at RWTH Aachen University, Germany.