[.NET@Night Remote] My House Runs .NET - Home Automation with .NET Core & Azure

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You've got a voice assistant device, like Amazon Echo or Google Home, and you use it with a smart bulb or two. "Alexa, turn on the lights." "OK Google, turn off the lamp." That's useful and neat, but where are the smart, automated homes that Back to the Future promised us by 2015? A house that greets you by name, notifies you when the mail arrives, locks the door when the kids forget, and knows when you're not at home? Where we're going, we don't need roads... just .NET Core and Azure!

In this session, we will show how to drive a smart home hub with the style of a DeLorean and the power of a flux capacitor. In particular you will learn:

* How to use .NET Core to drive popular smart home hubs, such as SmartThings and Hubitat.
* How to write smart automation logic in C# code to respond to events, such as a door opening or a temperature threshold being reached.
* How to use Azure to enable secure remote control of your home and enable unlimited integrations with services like IFTTT and Microsoft Flow.

[Meeting Agenda]
• 5:45 PM - 6:00 PM - Pizza
• 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Presentation

Speaker - Cam Soper

While in high school, Cam was getting paid for writing code and playing jazz (but not necessarily at the same time!). After flirting with several career paths in college, he decided to stick with what he knew. Cam's development and IT career began in 1991 when a small town computer consultant took Cam, then 13 years old, as his apprentice. After graduating from Missouri State University in 1999, Cam worked as a trainer, adjunct professor, and freelance developer until he took a full-time developer job in the financial services industry in 2000. In 2012, Cam achieved his childhood dream of joining Microsoft as a traveling support engineer, where he helped companies and public institutions of all sizes deploy software for .NET and Azure. He is currently part of the Microsoft Developer Relations team, where he writes content about Azure and .NET on docs.microsoft.com, including reference applications and samples. Cam lives in Kansas City, Missouri, USA with his wife, three sons, two dogs, two cats, three guinea pigs, and two hermit crabs. His hobbies include video games, 3D printing, home automation, and creating music.

Platinum Sponsor - QCI

Since 1995, QCI has grown to be one of the largest, Iowa-based, technology consulting firms, one client at a time. There is no secret to our success. We simply hire the best people and support a culture that is obsessed with delivering excellent service to our clients. In QCI, our clients have a partner that is large enough to provide highly skilled consultants across a wide area of expertise. Our dedication to client service has resulted in a long-term relationships through which we understand that placing the interests of our clients first is the key to being a trusted partner.

For more information, visit http://www.qci.com

Platinum Sponsor - Source Allies

Source Allies is a local technical consultancy who values collaboration, craftsmanship, and an ownership mentality. We provide a home to our teammates where we encourage each other to grow not only technically, but as peers & consultants. This is evident in the quality software we deliver to clients.

Learn about our “ownership mentality” at: www.sourceallies.com