Talking Gutenberg at West Metro Detroit WordPress Meetup

I will be speaking at the November meeting of the West Metro Detroit WordPress Meetup on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 to talk about the Gutenberg block editor.

WordPress 5.0 is scheduled to ship on November 19th, and will have the Gutenberg editor as the default. I’ll be leading demoing Gutenberg, leading an informal discussion, and answering questions. If you use or manage a WordPress site, you need to know about Gutenberg.

The meetup will be at 6:30pm at the Canton Public Library. Seats are limited, you’ll need to pre-register for free at Eventbrite if you’d like to come. Hope to see you there!

Speaking at Self.conference 2017

I will be speaking about home automation with Home Assistant at Self.conference in May! One of my goals this year is to do more public speaking, so I’m thrilled to get to be part of this event. There is a pretty amazing lineup of speakers so you should probably go ahead and register already.

Here’s the write-up of my talk:

A Smart Home To Call Your Own

The stuff in your home is getting smarter every day. It’s time to take control of it with Home Assistant, a Python open source app.

This talk will provide an overview of how Home Assistant can be set up and configured to make your home smarter. You’ll be able to control your smart home devices so that your home starts working for you. With presence detection, logging, and mobile access, you’ll be the master of your domicile.

Once we see what Home Assistant can do we will explore how to write a custom components to start automating our own devices. Welcome to the world of tomorrow!