Building a Home Automation Server

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There are more options for home automation than ever before - a growing number of inputs and outputs can be harnessed to make your home
life easier. There are several approaches to tying the many inputs and outputs together, but the simplest method use a home computer that
is always running. The hardware requirements are minimal.

This presentation ties shows how sensors, temperatures, wireless devices, and telephones can be tied into lights, sounds, and even coffee
pots to make your home “smart”. Energy-saving options will also be covered. This presentation will demonstrate various code snippets
that people can use to get started.

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Bruce Momjian


Bruce Momjian is a co-founder of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group, and has worked on PostgreSQL since 1996. He is the author of PostgreSQL: Introduction and Concepts, published by Addison-Wesley. Bruce is employed by EnterpriseDB. Previously, he was employed by SRA Japan and Great Bridge LLC, both PostgreSQL support companies. He has spoken at many international open-source conferences. Prior to his involvement with PostgreSQL, Bruce worked as a consultant, developing custom database applications for some of the world’s largest law firms. As an academic, Bruce was a high school computer science teacher for five years, holds a Masters in Education, and is currently an adjunct professor at Drexel University.


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