Mar 01

Video of the conference about my Smart Home in the IT Arena (Lviv,UA)

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series itarena17

Reading time: < 1 minute Finally I have the chance to share with you the video of the conference that I gave some months ago. Remember it was about my low cost home automation systems, may be the most interesting thing will be that most of the presentation is a real time demostration aobut how I create those systems.

If you want to take a look of the presentation slides:

I hope it was interesting, or useful for you.

Oct 10

Homie as a convention for MQTT based IoT solutions

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series esp8266

Reading time: < 1 minute In this video I describe deeply a convention called "Homie“; thanks to that we have a set of rules and assumptions very useful when a firmware device is created and/or an IoT platform have to be configured to support those devices. I love that convention and I used it during my demonstration scenario in Lviv IT Arena.

After this video I’ll follow a series of some other videos, describing how to develop devices following Homie conventions.

Official documentation of the convention can be found in the Github Homie project.

Oct 04

Conference: Smart Home using low cost components at IT Arena, Lviv (UA)

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series itarena17

Reading time: 2 – 2 minutes

Last weekend I talked on IT Arena event organized in Lviv (Ukraine) at Lviv Arena Stadium created for the Football Eurocup of 2012. It was a very good and well organized event, it was a privilege to participate. I gave a presentation about the automation’s that I created latest years at home thanks to the open software and open hardware. The second part of the presentation was a demonstration about how to set up some IoT devices created ad-hoc.


If you want to review the slides, they are available at slideshare.

Conference was recorded but for a while I don’t have the video clip, if I can get access to the video I’ll upload it to youtube and referenced here. Anyway I created a photo album that you can review in LVIV trip pictures photo album.

IT Arena Oriol' speech

Finally I want to give thanks to Mykhaylo Kramarenko because thanks to his invitation I had that great opportunity. Thanks to Marta Maksym to take care of my trip and accommodation. Thanks to organizers for the 3G SIM card with data and free calls, next time a micro-SIM card will be perfect for my mobile phone XD and last but not least a lot of thanks to Denis Kolesnikov for his guided visit to the Lviv center, really nice place I’ll go back to visit it properly.