Home Assistant Podcast 4 – Community update, 0.48 and interview with Carlo

Released July 15, 2017

We quickly cover off a few community items including the move to Discord and Carlo talks with Phil about his use of Floorplan

Show Notes

  • Switch to Discord from Gitter
  • opensource.com article on Home Automation mentioning Home Assistant
    • Link
    • Why can’t we have the Internet of Nice Things? By Sean Dague
    • Sean to talk at OpenWest between 12-15 July about this article
    • Great for beginners
  • Release – 0.48
    • Link
    • Snips.ai
      • Cloudless app that can replace Amazon Alexa/Google Home?
      • Has conflicts with MQTT brokers – Snips are working on it
    • New z-wave entity IDs are now on by default
  • Release – 0.49 sneak peak
    • Can send files to Slack messenger by Simao
    • One Time Password generator for Home Assistant by Pierre
  • Questions for Paulus
    • feedback@hasspodcast.io
  • Guest – Carlo
  • Phil’s Blog

Todays Guest

Carlo Costanzo

Carlo from Florida USA, uses various Home Assistant components including the HA-Floorplan. He regularly tweets and blogs about his use of Home Assistant.

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The Hosts

Dan Faulknor

Dan is a serial podcaster, full time day job worker and a business owner. How he gets time for sleep is anyone's guess. He started podcasting in 2005 with "The Daniel and Gemma show" to go along with a blog he was doing with a friend. Unfortunately those archives have been lost. After a few more attempts over the years at podcasting, he has now been podcasting consistently since 2015. In what little free time he has, apart from spending time with his wife, he writes software, takes photos and plays the piano.

Phil Hawthorne

Phil is a Melbourne based web developer who lives and breathes technology. When he's not at his day job, he’s in his home office attempting to simplify his life through complicated tech.

Website | Smart Home Products