Online services like “If This Then That” (IFTTT) are great for automating your life. However they provide limited ways for the end-user to add their own services, and often require credentials that one may normally wish to keep secret.
I’ll be discussing the free and open source ‘exobrain’ project, which allows for service integration and extension on a machine you control. Gain experience points for going to dance lessons, automate the management of your TODO list, and have notifications sent straight to your pebble watch.
We’ll discuss philosophy, installation, existing recipies, and also how to write your own extensions and classifiers.
Paul Fenwick is the managing director of Perl Training Australia, and has been teaching computer science for over a decade. He is an internationally acclaimed presenter at conferences and user-groups worldwide, where he is well-known for his humour and off-beat topics.
In his spare time, Paul’s interests include security, mycology, cycling, coffee, scuba diving, and lexically scoped user pragmata.
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