Smart Home Day @ EclipseCon Europe 2018

Kai Kreuzer posted on Monday, October 29, 2018

Another year has passed and EclipseCon Europe 2018 took place in Ludwigsburg, Germany - and with it, our second edition of a colocated Smart Home Day.

The Smart Home Day was hosted by the openHAB Foundation with Bosch SI, codecentric and Deutsche Telekom as sponsors. Just like last year, the day was all about Eclipse SmartHome, its solutions and especially its community. Not only were there again very interesting talks about the internals of Eclipse SmartHome and some of its new features. The audience also learned about cool projects that have been realised with it. The program concluded with a panel discussion about the pros and cons of different build and IDE approaches for the project - giving good insights into Maven, Tycho and Bnd.

As the community is spread over the whole world and not everyone had the chance to come to Ludwigsburg, the Smart Home Day presentations were professionally recorded this year by the CCC Video Operations Center. They did an awesome job and not only provided us high-quality recordings, but also had all of them uploaded and shared a few minutes after the event was over.

The Agenda

The day was packed with content from 10am in the morning until 5pm in the afternoon. All videos are available on a YouTube playlist as well as on media.ccc.de.

Presentation (link to slides) Video
Welcome and Introduction
Kai Kreuzer, President openHAB Foundation
Welcome and Introduction
Eclipse IoT: State of the Union
Benjamin Cabé, Eclipse IoT Evangelist Eclipse Foundation
Eclipse IoT: State of the Union
Updates from the Core Framework
Henning Treu, Eclipse SmartHome Committer
Updates from the Core Framework
MQTT Integration for Eclipse SmartHome
David Graeff, Eclipse SmartHome Contributor
MQTT Integration for Eclipse SmartHome
HABot - a Chat Bot for openHAB
Yannick Schaus, openHAB Maintainer
HABot - a Chat Bot for openHAB
Building Automation at codecentric Headquarters - A Look Behind the Scenes
Christina Zenzes & Anna Backs, codecentric
Building Automation at codecentric Headquarters - A Look Behind the Scenes
SmartHome Cloud: An Open & Extensible Cloud-Native Plattform for Consumer IoT
Mehmet Arziman, openHAB Cloud Maintainer
SmartHome Cloud: An Open & Extensible Cloud-Native Plattform for Consumer IoT
Smartening a Residential Complex. The 2^5 Application!
George Erhan, openHAB Community Member
Smartening a Residential Complex. The 2^5 Application!
The Eclipse Smart Home Automation Engine – From Open Source to Production
Kai Hackbarth, Evangelist, Bosch SI
The Eclipse Smart Home Automation Engine – From Open Source to Production
Eclipse SmartHome & Bndtools
Jochen Hiller, Runtime Architect, Deutsche Telekom
Eclipse SmartHome & Bndtools
Eclipse SmartHome & Plain Old Maven
Lukasz Dywicki, Founder Code-House
Eclipse SmartHome & Plain Old Maven
Panel Discussion - Build Tooling for Eclipse SmartHome
Candidate 1: Maven - Advocated by Lukasz Dywicki
Candidate 2: Tycho - Advocated by Kai Kreuzer
Candidate 3: Bnd - Advocated by BJ Hargrave
Moderation: Henning Treu
Panel Discussion - Build Tooling for Eclipse SmartHome

A big thanks to everyone who has attended the event as well as to all the speakers that helped making the day a great success! There was a lot of very positive feedback on the talks and it always makes a very special atmosphere to have so many passionate community members together at one place. While we will try to repeat doing such events in future, everybody should feel encouraged to organise local meet-ups or other types of events around their favorite project - it is absolutely worth the efforts!

You can find pictures of the Smart Home Day on Google Photos: