Practical Computerized Home Automation

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You can control devices in your home from your computer with no new wiring. This session covers controlling lights,
bells, and motors using open source software. Wireless remotes can also control devices. Sensors can provide
information about motion, sunset, temperature. Capturing caller id and auto-dialing is also covered.

X10 is an ideal system for home automation, and there are methods to improve reliability. Computers can easily send X10
signals across your electrical network. The session concludes with a live demo showing a home with 38
computer-controlled devices and sensors.

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Bruce Momjian


Bruce Momjian is a member of the Postgres Core Team and is also a Postgres Committer, one of the select few with the authority to permit changes to the official Postgres code base. He is a co-founder of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group and has worked on Postgres since 1996. Bruce is also the author of PostgreSQL: Introduction and Concepts, published by Addison-Wesley. Before joining EnterpriseDB, Bruce was employed by Software Research Associates Open Source Solutions (SRA OSS) in their Postgres support division. Previously, he was vice president of database development at Great Bridge LLC, another Postgres support company. Bruce is a frequent speaker at open source conferences around the world.

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Matthew Momjian


Matthew Momjian is a freshman at Franklin & Marshall College who has been interested in computers since he can remember. Tracing his roots back to his father’s BSD/OS server (still running), which he learned to use around the age of 5, he is proficient in a number of programming languages.

At OSCON this year he will be focusing on 3D content creation with Blender, which he has been using since mid 2006.

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