How I ended up automating my curtains and shouting at my laptop

Date: 26th Feb 2020



Home automation has grown to be super popular recently, with things like smart light bulbs, internet connected thermostats and virtual assistants being readily available. Usually this means that you have to buy into a company’s ecosystem and hand over control, but what if we could build our own system?

When I started writing a chatbot a few years ago, I had no idea that it would grow to be my own JavaScript-based home automation system, controlling my lamps, curtains and heating. In this talk I’ll share journey and current progress, as well as things that I’d like to do with it in the future. By the end of I hope to have inspired you to try using JavaScript for some of your own automation.

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